Asbell Advocates for Dry Eye Funding & Meets with Elected Officials


Dr. Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), participated in the Dry Eye Awareness Month Congressional Briefing, sponsored by the Alliance for Vision Research (AEVR) and the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS). Held in Washington, D.C. in July, the briefing provided an opportunity for Asbell and other vision experts to discuss current issues related to Dry Eye Disease (DED) and other vision-related diseases while also addressing federal funding for vision research. During her time in Washington, Asbell also attended the Tennessee Tuesday breakfast and conducted individual meetings to discuss both NEI funding and the work of the Hamilton Eye Institute.

Dr. Penny Asbell