Global Health Vision Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by National Eye Institute (NEI) and the NIH Global Health Interest Group (GHIG)
Paul Kaufman, M.D.
Date: Monday, July 6, 2015
Time: 12 Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Building 31, Conf Room 6A35, NIH Main Campus
Paul Kaufman, M.D.
Ernst H. Bárány Professor of Ocular Pharmacology
Chair Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
About the Speaker
Prof. Paul Kaufman is a physician-scientist, with research interests in the aqueous humor (fluid) in the eye, including its development, biomechanics, neural inputs, and its roles in regulating eye pressure and accomodation (focusing). He seeks to understand how pathophysiology of the aqueous humor contributes to diseases such as glaucoma and presbyopia, and to develop new therapies for these conditions.
Dr. Kaufman is a past President and Executive Vice President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), past President of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER), and has served on NEI’s National Advisory Eye Council and numerous other scientific advisory boards. Prof. Kaufman has research collaborations in many parts of the world including several Asian countries, and has strong associations with various regional and global health organizations. He has authored over 350 original scientific articles and 75 book chapters, co-edited several textbooks and holds several patents related to drugs under development for treating glaucoma.
For more information about the lecture, contact: Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash, Associate Director for International Program Activities, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Global Health Vision Lecture series:
The Global Health Vision Lecture Series was established by the NEI Office of International Program Activities in 2012 to foster the global collaboration and exchange of information among international vision researchers and eye health clinical scientists. NEI invites speakers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the field of global health, prevention of blindness and promotion of international research collaboration.
About NIH-Global Health Interest Group (NIH-GHIG):
The mission of GHIG is to unite and strengthen the NIH community interested in and conducting research projects related to the interdisciplinary field of global health. We aim to achieve through a number of regular activities. NIH-GHIG invites prominent leaders from outside of NIH, involved in basic biomedical science, clinical science/clinical trials, science and health policy, and public health, to speak, further highlighting the need for cross-disciplinary collaboration in addressing advancements and Global Health concerns.