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UT Ophthalmology Department Awarded Grant by
Research to Prevent Blindness
Memphis, Tennessee (July 28, 2004) – Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a $110,000 grant to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Barrett G. Haik, M.D., UT Hamilton Professor and chair of ophthalmology at UT.
RPB is the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. To date, the organization has awarded grants totaling one million dollars to the UT Health Science Center.
Ranked eighth in
the nation for clinical care, the Hamilton Eye Institute is the only university
eye center providing an advanced level of vision care within a 200-mile radius
Dr. Haik commented, “By conducting the foremost basic and clinical eye research, we are working to heal and restore optimum vision to all patients and most importantly, progress toward find a cure for sight threatening diseases.”
founded in 1960, RPB has channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to medical
institutions throughout the
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