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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2011
CONTACT: James F. Jorkasky
Executive Director
240-221-2905
jamesj@eyeresearch.org

DAVID EPSTEIN PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND EDUCATION

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) announced that David Epstein has been promoted to Director, Government Relations and Education. Epstein, who joined NAEVR in February 2006, was previously Advocacy Manager.

"I am pleased to announce Davidís promotion," said NAEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky who emphasized that it reflects Davidís pivotal role in interacting with Congressional offices through advocacy and educational events. Jorkasky added that David is currently planning a January 28 Advocacy Day for the Annual Meeting Planning Committee of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), in which 22 participants will meet with their Congressional delegations in the early days of the 112th Congress, First Session.

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) is a 501(c)4 non-profit advocacy coalition comprised of 55 professional, consumer, and industry organizations involved in eye and vision research. Visit the Web site at www.eyeresearch.org.