A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

An academic building at Stanford University has been renamed in honor of Carolyn Lewis Attneave. As an academic, Dr. Attneave dedicated her professional life to cross-cultural understanding. She taught at two Texas colleges, Boston University School of Medicine, and the University of Washington. She also worked with the Harvard School of Public Health and conducted research at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Additionally, she founded the Society of Indian Psychologists and the North American Indian Center in Boston.

Dr. Attneave held a master’s degree and Ph.D. both from Stanford University. She died in 1992.

Cynthia Owsley, a professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham and the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology, has received the 2019 Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation for Eye Research. The award honors an individual for his or her role in furthering low-vision research and rehabilitation. Dr. Owsley’s research focuses on the impact of aging on vision and the relationship between vision and driving.

Dr. Owsley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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