Ophthalmology: Endowed Chairs for Dr. Maguire and Dr. Stone

Two distinguished endowed chairs have been filled in Ophthalmology, as Dr. Maureen G. Maguire becomes the Carolyn F. Jones Professor and Dr. Richard A. Stone takes the William C. Frayer Professorship.

Dr. Stone, a glaucoma specialist at the Scheie Eye Institute who has been on the faculty here since 1978, is widely known for his research on the innervation of the eye and the neural mechanisms responsible for ocular growth control and the development of myopia. He is a Harvard alumnus, summa cum laude, who took his M.D. at Columbia and was at Washington University, St. Louis and then at the National Eye Institute before joining Penn. His chair, named for the Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Director of the Frayer Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, was established with a generous gift of the Kurtz family and supported by hundreds of Dr. Frayer's patients, friends and colleagues.

Dr. Maguire, a nationally-known biostatistician and epidemiologist who directs the Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, came to Penn as associate professor in 1994 from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where she coordinated important nationwide clinical trials in macular photo-coagulation, corneal transplant, glaucoma and choroidal neovascularization. The Center she heads at Penn is noted also for its clinical trials, epidemiologic research, community outreach and health services research. Dr. Maguire is an alumna of Rider College, summa cum laude, and took her Sc.M. and Ph.D. in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.


Volume 43 Number 30
April 15, 1997

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