1989

Davis Receives the Award of Merit

Dr. Matthew D. Davis receives the Award of Merit from the Retina and Macula Societies to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to national clinical studies of diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Chandler leads the charge, with the support and assistance of Dr. Davis, for the Department to double its clinical outpatient facilities at University Station Clinic, and commences an ambitious building program to add more than 8,000 square feet of research space for Ophthalmology, a project completely supported with outside funding. This research space paved the way to recruit basic science faculty in Cell and Molecular Biology.

AAO honors the Department with a Distinguished Service Award to recognize the program’s valuable contributions to medicine by training many excellent ophthalmologists in art, science and ethics.