Richard Scawn Awarded Keeler Scholarship
In conjunction with The Royal College of Ophthalmology, Keeler has awarded Richard Scawn its scholarship worth £30 000.
The money will fund Richard’s fellowship in orbital and oculofacial plastic reconstructive surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Over two years, Richard will gain special experience in endoscopic surgery, thyroid eye disease treatment and facial reconstruction as well as participating in on-going university research. His current post is Specialist Registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, set to complete in August at which time he will leave for the USA.
Richard comments, “This is a fantastic fellowship opportunity. I am extremely grateful to Keeler for providing such a generous scholarship to make this experience possible. I look forward to utilising my knowledge and contributing to ophthalmology on my return to the United Kingdom.”
The Keeler Scholarship was established in 1990 and is awarded every two years. Its purpose is to give young ophthalmologists the opportunity to study, research or gain special skills, knowledge or experience in ophthalmology at specialist centres of excellence for at least six months. Richard will join the impressive list of 12 Keeler alumni who were awarded the Keeler Scholarship and completed specialist training that subsequently benefitted ophthalmology in the UK and abroad.