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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2014
CONTACT: James F. Jorkasky
Executive Director
240-221-2905
jamesj@eyeresearch.org

NAEVR AND AEVR BOARDS ELECT FIVE NEW DIRECTORS

(Washington, D.C.) At their May 4 meetings, held in conjunction with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, the Boards of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) each elected five new Directors, who will serve concurrently on both Boards. These new Directors include:

  • Steven Feldon, M.D. (Director, Flaum Eye Institute/University of Rochester)
  • Joan Miller, M.D. (Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School/Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary)
  • David Tanzer, M.D. (Chief Medical Officer, Abbott Medical Optics)
  • Thomas Yorio, Ph.D. (UNT Health Science Center)
  • Karla Zadnik, O.D., Ph.D. (Dean-designate, Ohio State University School of Optometry)

The newly elected Directors join the existing Boards members:

  • Anthony Adams, O.D., Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley)
  • Craig Crosson, Ph.D. (Medical University of South Carolina)
  • John Dowling, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
  • Sabri Markabi, M.D. (Alcon)
  • Peter McDonnell, M.D. (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University)
  • Bartly Mondino, M.D. (Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA)
  • David Pyott (Allergan)
  • William Schmidt, J.D. (Foundation Fighting Blindness)
  • Walter Stark, M.D. (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University)

“The Boards are pleased to welcome these new Directors,” said NAEVR/AEVR Boards President Dr. Peter McDonnell adding that, “the Alliances’ challenges have never been greater, so we appreciate the wealth of experience and knowledge they bring to the Boards.”

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.