From UW-Madison Vet Med’s On Call Newsletter, November 2007
The School of Veterinary Medicine is well-represented in the new Eye Research Institute that has been established on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Two of the inaugural 12 members of the Institute’s Leadership Committee are from the School: Drs. Richard Dubielzig (pathological sciences) and Christopher Murphy (comparative ophthalmology). The committee also includes representatives from the School of Medicine and Public Health, the College of Letters and Science, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
The UW Eye Research Institute’s goal is to bring together researchers and scholars from diverse scientific, medical and other academic backgrounds who are committed to increasing the understanding of normal vision and of eye diseases.
The Institute is designed to serve as the catalyst for vision research. The group’s highest priority is to foster interactive, interdisciplinary and translational studies of how the visual system functions in health and disease.