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September 1992

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(9):1212-1213. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210030013

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Carl Kupfer, MD, Receives 1992 Lions Club Humanitarian Award.  Carl Kupfer, MD, was recently named Lions Club International's 1992 Humanitarian Award Winner. The award includes a $250 000 grant from the Lions Club International Foundation. Dr Kupfer is the director of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md, and is past president of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. He will use the $250 000 award to train ophthalmologists, managers, and other ophthalmic professionals involved in community ophthalmology programs in the developing world. Past Lions' Humanitarian Award recipients have included Mother Teresa; AIDS researchers Robert C. Gallo, MD, and Luc Montagnier, MD; philanthropist W. Clement Stone; and Australian ophthalmologist Douglas John Coster, MD.

Lew Wasserman Receives American Medical Association Distinguished Service Citation.  —The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Lew Wasserman, chairman of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), with its Citation of Layman

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