An elementary school class has raised $23,000 to stop a blinding disease that spreads easily among children who lack clean water. What began as a lesson in global health spiraled into a school-wide drive to help children in rural Ethiopia, where clean water is often hours from home. What’s the UCSF connection? Proctor Foundation vision scientist Jeremy Keenan, MD, MPH, is the brother […]
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Research to Prevent Blindness is the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated to vision research. Since 1998, it has awarded UCSF Ophthalmology more than $5.7 million for laboratory investigations to understand sight and halt blinding conditions. On October 24, the Department of Ophthalmology welcomed Dr. Brian Hofland, the foundation’s incoming president, for a tour of the […]Donors
For National Philanthropy Day, November 4, That Man May See proudly honors board members Lorie and Ron Hirson, co-founders of the annual Alcatraz Swim for Sight. The 2014 swim, held in October, featured 56 swimmers who raised $104,000 through generous contributions. Sight-challenged swimmers, including Lorie, worked with guides in kayaks to navigate the open […]Board of Directors, Donors
Before his death last year, Harvey Birsner, MD, named UC San Francisco a beneficiary of his estate. His nearly $1 million endowment will be used to establish a chair in neuro-ophthalmology and for scholarships in the School of Medicine. “Harvey was a remarkably talented neurosurgeon and an outstanding alumnus of the UCSF School of Medicine,” says Stephen […]Donors
To change the fate of babies and children with inherited retinal degenerations, the Claire Giannini Fund recently awarded $515,000 for Dr. Jacque Duncan’s research program. Using adaptive optics technology, she will image patients’ rods and cones in great detail. The funds also will help establish a UCSF “reading center” for uniform analysis and interpretation of […]Donors