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January 1991

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(1):31. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080010033025

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Eliot L. Berson, MD, and Thaddeus P. Dryja, MD, Honored.  —Eliot L. Berson, MD, and Thaddeus P. Dryja, MD, of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, have been selected by the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases to receive the Franceschetti Award. The award recognizes their discovery of a gene abnormality in human retinitis pigmentosa. The research by Drs Berson and Dryja was sponsored primarily by grants from the National Eye Institute, the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation Fighting Blindness, Baltimore, Md, and the George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

Stuart L. Fine, MD, Named Director of Scheie Eye Institute.  —Stuart L. Fine, MD, has accepted the position of professor and chairman of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and director of the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pa, effective January 1, 1991. Dr Fine will hold the position of William F. Norris-George E. de

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