Kalloniatis honoured for service to profession

Centre for Eye Health director Professor Michael Kalloniatis has become the first Australian to receive a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Professor Kalloniatis, who earned his PhD at the University of Houston in 1988, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2017 at a convocation ceremony on 12 May at the university in Texas.

The award was for his lifelong service to the profession including academic, research and other achievements, and university, national and international appointments.

‘It was a very special day for me,’ Professor Kalloniatis said. ‘My PhD supervisor, Dr Ron Horvath, was there and I also saw some former classmates.’