Resident & Fellowship Research Day

The Annual Resident and Fellow Research Day presentations feature 10-minute presentations of research done by Ophthalmology residents and fellows and usually occur in April or May of each year.

This year's Resident and Fellow Research Day will take place on Friday, May 17, 2024!

8:00 AM to 12:20 PM | UIHC, Pomerantz Family Pavilion, Braley Auditorium (01136)

Each spring, we come together in celebration of our trainees for a research symposium that remains, in the words of Dr. Michael Wagoner, "the most important day of the year" on our academic calendar.

As per usual, the top resident and fellow projects will be awarded the prestigious P.J. Leinfelder Award and The Brenton Award, and these individuals will join a long list of distinguished winners from past years.

In case you're wondering what we've done in past years, check out our Past Abstracts and Presentations (below).

For additional information regarding Ophthalmology Resident and Fellow Research Day, contact Matt Browning at

Past Abstracts and Presentations

The P.J. Leinfelder Award Recognizes resident and fellow physicians who have made significant contributions in preparing and delivering seminars.

The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Resident and Fellow Research Program would like to recognize our patrons: The William C. and Dorotha Gaedke Charitable Trust and The Iowa Eye Association for their continued support of resident and fellow research day.

Research at The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is supported in part by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.