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2017 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

2017 Rich Scholarship Award recipient Sally Ong, MD

Project Title: Retinal Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography in Neonatal Brain Injury to Evaluate and Improve Visual and Neurologic Outcomes.

Sally Ong, MD, the 2017 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar, was born and raised in Batu Pahat, a small town in Malaysia, and attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on a full scholarship awarded to top Malaysian high school students, graduating with distinction in Biology with a Neuroscience concentration in 2007. While at Duke, Ong completed her senior thesis as a Howard Hughes Biology Forum Research Fellow and was a selected member of the Hart Leadership Program, the first endowed leadership program for undergraduates in the country.
Currently, Dr. Ong is working on a two-year vitreoretinal surgery clinical fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ong was sponsored and mentored by Cynthia A. Toth, PhD, Duke University Department of Ophthalmology during her time as an IRRF-Rich Scholar.

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