Lions Club Donates $150,000 (Photos)


UT Health Science Center Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, welcomes everyone to the event   Keith Carver, PhD, interim vice chancellor for UTHSC Development & Alumni Affairs, adds his welcome to the assembled guests.   UT Hamilton Eye Institute Professor of Ophthalmology Ralph S. Hamilton, MD, expresses his gratitude.   "We are grateful for the Lions' support and will continue working together to increase the number of indigent patients served," said James C. Fleming, MD, FACS, Philip M. Lewis Professor and vice chair of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. Dr. Fleming also directs the Orbit Center, a service at the HEI to treat orbital disease and trauma.   Howard Jenkins, president of the Mid-South Lions and past director of Lions Club International, also spoke before the assembled guests at the event.   Brad Baker, CEO of the Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service, prepares to present the check to the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.   Brad Baker, CEO of the Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service, presents a gift to UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD   The presentation of the ceremonial check: (left to right) President of Mid-South Lions and Past Director of Lions Club International Howard Jenkins, Low Vision Center Assistant Director Orli Weisser Pike, Low Vision Center Director Dr. Thomas O'Donnell, UT Department of Ophthalmology Vice-Chair Dr. James C. Fleming, Mid-South Lions CEO Brad Baker, Professor of Ophthalmology Dr. Ralph S. Hamilton, UT Chancellor Dr. Steve J. Schwab, Interim Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs Dr. Keith Carver, and Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology Dr. Richard D. Drewry.   Mid-South Lions CEO Brad Baker, with assistance from UT Department of Ophthalmology Vice-Chair Dr. James C. Fleming, signs the $150,000 check for the Lions Low Vision Center.   Dr. Kennard D. Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff, thanks the Lions Club for their generosity.   Dr. Fleming shares final remarks at the conclusion of the ceremony.   (Left to right) Dr. Thomas O'Donnell, director of the HEI Lions Low Vision Service; Orli Weisser-Pike, assistant director of the Lions Low Vision Service; Dr. Ralph S. Hamilton, Professor of Ophthalmology; Brad Baker, CEO of the Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service; Dr. Kennard D. Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff; Dr. Steve J. Schwab, UTHSC Chancellor; and Dr. James C. Fleming, the Philip M. Lewis Professor and vice chair of Ophthalmology at the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.   UT Chancellor Dr. Steve J. Schwab and UT Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff Dr. Kennard D. Brown receive a tour of the HEI Lions Low Vision Center led by Dr. Thomas O'Donnell and Orli Weisser-Pike, the director and assistant director of the center.   UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, is interviewed by WREG News Channel 3 and UT Media Relations & Communications Specialist Dena L. Owens about the Mid-South Lions' generous gift to the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.   Dr. Thomas O'Donnell, director of the HEI Lions Low Vision Service, is interviewed by WREG News Channel 3 and UT Media Relations & Communications Specialist Dena L. Owens about the Mid-South Lions' generous gift to the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.   Brad Baker, CEO of the Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service, is interviewed by WREG News Channel 3 and UT Media Relations & Communications Specialist Dena L. Owens about the Mid-South Lions' generous gift to the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.   Dr. James C. Fleming, the Philip M. Lewis Professor and vice chair of Ophthalmology at UTHSC, is interviewed by WREG News Channel 3 and UT Media Relations & Communications Specialist Dena L. Owens about the Mid-South Lions' generous gift to the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.   The Lions Low Vision Service dedication wall placard: (Left to right) Dr. Thomas O'Donnell, director of the HEI Lions Low Vision Service; Brad Baker, CEO of the Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service; Dr. Steve J. Schwab, UTHSC Chancellor; Dr. James C. Fleming, the Philip M. Lewis Professor and vice chair of Ophthalmology at the UT Hamilton Eye Institute, Orli Weisser-Pike, assistant director of the Lions Low Vision Service; and Dr. Kennard D. Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff.   Mid-South Lions CEO Brad Baker with Dr. Thomas O'Donnell and Orli Weisser-Pike, the director and assistant director of the Lions Low Vision Center at HEI. The wall placard dedicates the Lions Low Vision Center to vision rehabilitation for patients of the Mid-South.