Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Bascom Palmer Eye Receives $10 Million
World prominent philanthropist donated $10 million to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He wants the eye hospital at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to establish an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to eradicating blinding injuries and lethal orbital malignancies. The gift came from the founder and chairman of Rashid Engineering in Saudi Arabia, Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Ph.D. He lost vision in one eye as a child, but vision in the other eye was saved by David T. Tse, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Miami Miller School. Read more.