Friday, April 13, 2007

Indy's Eyes Are Grateful to the Glicks!

Eugene and Marilyn Glick are donating $30 million to establish the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The Glick's gift will support both the construction of a new building and the advancement of research, education and eye care at the School. Of the gift, $20 million will support the new facility – its location to be determined – and $10 million will create an endowment that will advance research in eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and other eye diseases of aging, as well as eye diseases in children.

Many of these diseases presently are not curable and are prevalent among older adults. As the population of aging adults increases, vision loss from many of these diseases is expected to increase.

This gift will enhance the School's ophthalmology programs, creating opportunities to recruit specialists with demonstrated success in attracting research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, and who will attract talented residents who are training to become the next generation of ophthalmologists.

SOURCE: IU School of Medicine

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