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December 1989

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(12):1733-1734. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020815018

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EXCEL Foundation Seeks Applicants.  —The EXCEL Foundation seeks applicants for an annual sabbatical/ visiting professorship. Competitively awarded each year to an American ophthalmologist whose focus is on improvement of delivery systems for eye care in the United States or abroad, the annual grant is $100 000 and may be used at the recipient's discretion. The applicant should submit a letter providing details of proposed activities. Requirements include a host medical institution, progress reports, and grant acknowledgement on resulting publications. The application deadline is December 31, 1989, for the next appointment starting July 1, 1990. For more information, contact the EXCEL Foundation, Room 3500,30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 or call David Paton, MD, (718) 380-8050.

International Eye Banks Open in Cairo and India.  —The Ain Shams University International Eye Bank opened in Cairo, Egypt, June 24,1989, as the first member of the International Federation of Eye Banks, a Tissue

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