Tim Stout, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Chair and Director of the Cullen Eye Institute
Baylor College of Medicine
The Florence Epstein Teicher Lectureship was established in 2005 and is dedicated in memory of this very special individual. Mrs. Teicher served on the Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch and was active in Amnesty International and the Anti-Defamation League. She was a sculpture and her artistic inspiration drew from a strong emotional affinity with nature. Mrs. Teicher suffered from open angle glaucoma and was a patient of Dr. Stanley Chang. Throughout the years, Dr. Chang and Mrs. Teicher developed a mutual admiration for each other and shared a desire to seek relief from, and cure of this debilitating vision disease.
Mrs. Teicher passed away in February, 2005 at the age of 89, she and her husband, Milton S. Teicher, were the guiding members of Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, a family foundation dedicated to the support of cultural and humanitarian causes.