CORE GRANT FOR VISION RESEARCH

Project: Research project

Description

The goal of the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute, is to promote ophthalmic research, education
and patient care. Excellence in each oF these three areas of
endeavor aids the advancement of, and in turn is facilitated by,
the other two. Research progress enriches the knowledge which is
to be shared in education and forms the basis for advances in
patient care. The research effort is fostered by the inquiring
minds of those in training who ask new questions, and by the
observant minds of those with extensive clinical experience.
Education prepares the next generation of research workers and
clinicians, and keeps the present generation up to date. Patient
care provides valuable observations and essential specimens for
research, serves as the ultimate test of the validity of research
findings, and provides through compassion the motivation for the
research effort. The Core Facilities of the Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine,
housed in the William L. McKnight Vision Research Center, are an
important component of the cement that holds together our research-
teaching-patient care effort. They have served as shared resources
for their major users, as resources for the extension of the
research of others, and as an essential catalyst for
interdisciplinary collaborations, some of which have moved all the
way from the tube to animal models to controlled clinical trials. It is proposed to continue the existing Core Facilities: (1) Tissue
Culture, (2) Animal Quarters, (3) Morphological Studies (electron
microscopy, and now histology as well), (4) Biostatistical
Services, (5) Research Photographic Service, Services, and (6)
Research Administration.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/1/782/28/93

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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ASJC

  • Medicine(all)