The Cento Amici Alfonse A. Cinotti, MD Scholarship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is in tribute to the work of Dr. Alfonse A. Cinotti, Ophthalmologist and Honorary Cento Amici member. A pioneer in New Jersey ophthalmology, Dr. Cinotti was Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) New Jersey Medical School for more than 30 years. The school is now known as the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Cento Amici support began in 1993 with a scholarship fund being established in 2005. Most Cento Amici awards are granted to future physicians preparing for clinical specialization in ophthalmology and are selected by the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Awards Committee based on outstanding academic achievement and a strong record of community service. Since its founding, $104K has been awarded to a number of students. The Student Sight Savers Program, a local free community outreach program using innovative technology to identify vision threatening diseases in their earliest forms, is one of many ways scholarship recipients contribute their talent to under served communities and also have an opportunity to learn from experts in the medical field.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, which is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), supports its mission of providing the highest quality medical education, in addition to research, patient services and community outreach.