Tenth Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship


On March 31, 2011, the UT Hamilton Eye Institute hosted the Tenth Annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology in the Freeman Auditorium of the UT Hamilton Eye Institute.

The Ridley Lecture was created by Jerre M. Freeman, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology at UTHSC and founding chairman of the World Cataract Foundation. Dr. Freeman created this professorship to celebrate the careers of people who have led the way in changing the face of American medicine.

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of this lectureship, the selection committee and previous participants asked Dr. Freeman himself to deliver the lecture. His presentation, "Why Creativity is Still Needed Today," was both inspirational and profound, epitomizing the ideals upon which the Ridley professorship was founded. The video of the Tenth Annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship may be viewed at the link to the right.