VIEWPOINT - Deciphering the Genetics of Glaucoma: The Brown Initiative


Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Pictured from left: Jeffrey Liebmann, MD with Shirlee and Bernard Brown

With the help of a major award from The Brown Foundation, the Department of Ophthlamology has launched an ambitious new glaucoma genetics research program. The five-year gift supports the Brown Glaucoma Genetics Initiative, continuum of investigative  and therapeutic projects focused on the discovery of novel genes and genetic treatements for glaucoma, This generous award represents the third major gift to the Department of Ophthalmology from Shirlee and Bernard brown's founcdation, including their sponsorship of the Brown Glaucoma Laboratory and the Brown Glaucoma Professorship. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have served as members of the Department's Board od Advisors for more than 15 years.

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Viewpoint is a publication of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at CUIMC. For more information about the publication, our programs, or to discuss a gift, please contact Jane Heffner at (212) 305-7827, or To make a tax-deductible gift in support of the Department's vision research, education, or patient care, visit Ophthalmology Philanthropy.