Mary Jane O'Neill (MJO) Fellowship
2014 Fellow: Branka Golubić Ćepulić, MD, PhD
The Mary Jane O’Neill (MJO) Fellowship in International Eye Banking was established in 2001 to provide medical or technical personnel from eye banks outside of the USA and Canada with the skills necessary to develop, operate, and maintain successful eye banks within their own countries, reducing blindness due to corneal disease or injury.
The Fellowship will bring individuals to the United States of America for a 2-3 week period during June/July 2014 to attend the EBAA Annual Meeting and work with a host EBAA member eye bank. Once a Fellow is selected, the EBAA will work with the host eye bank and the Fellow to determine the actual dates of the program.
The EBAA and The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration in New York City established this fellowship to honor Mary Jane O’Neill, The Eye-Bank’s Executive Director from 1980 to 2000. During her long history in eye banking, Ms. O’Neill was a forward thinking visionary and championed international outreach, devoting significant efforts to establish and improve eye-banking services worldwide.
Special thanks to the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland and the Medical Eye Bank of Florida for hosting the 2014 MJO Fellow and to The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration for continued sponsorship of the MJO Fellowship