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Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2021 Vison Care Section (VCS) Awards!

By: UHCO Communications Posted On: 05/21/2021


Tammy Nguyen, Student, Class of 2023

Tammy Nguyen, Student, Class of 2023

2021 VCS Distinguished Student Service Award is presented to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high-quality service in the area of public health eye/vision care.


Jennifer Deakins, O.D.

Jennifer Deakins, O.D.

2021 VCS Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Vision Care Section can bestow and is presented to a person, institution or group who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high-quality service in the area of public health eye/vision care.


Janet Garza, OD FAAO

Janet Garza, OD FAAO

2021 VCS Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award is presented to a faculty member at an academic institution who exemplifies outstanding leadership in eye health and vision care that enhances teaching and learning through community engagement and/or research.


Jan Bergmanson, OD, PhD, PhD hc, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FSLS

Jan Bergmanson, OD, PhD, PhD hc, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FSLS

2021 VCS Visionary Award is presented to an individual, institution, or organization for exceptional contributions in groundbreaking efforts and/or innovation in eye health and vision care. The award recognizes those who have displayed commitment and dedication to vision.


2021 VCS Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Vision Care Section can bestow and is presented to a person, institution or group who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high-quality service in the area of public health eye/vision care.

The Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) is a non-profit, state-wide association of public health professionals dedicated to public health in Texas TPHA is a nationally recognized affiliate of the American Public Health Association. The mission of the Vision Care Section is to promote public health education about eye health and eye safety, the importance of healthy living with a focus on preservation of sight and to advance vision related public health policies to improve access to vision care through advocacy and awareness.