Giving: The Power of Partnership
Eye disorders have been identified as the fifth most prevalent condition among those age 65 years and over (affecting 23 percent of the population) and seventh across all age groups (affecting 11.2 percent of the population). These statistics magnify the importance of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology’s mission to conduct groundbreaking research for the treatment and cure of the world’s blinding diseases, provide patients with the highest quality care, and successfully train the next generation of ophthalmologists.
A leading goal of the Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything, is the creation of endowments that attract faculty at the top of their fields to UAB. In tandem with this university-wide goal, the department of ophthalmology is recruiting additional top-notch faculty to join and strengthen our research and clinical mission. Top recruits often bring significantly funded research projects with them, which in turn enables UAB to recruit more top prospects, creating a cycle of success.
We cannot accomplish this mission without the generous support from our philanthropic partners and individual donors. Please Contact the Development Office if you would like more information about giving opportunities.
We strive to eliminate the suffering caused by blinding disease, improve access to care, and train the next generation of ophthalmologists. This fund supports all aspects of our mission and allows donations to be allocated to where support is needed most.
Clinical studies are necessary to translate discoveries from basic science research into treatment and practice. This fund supports our clinical research scientists as they conduct translational research.
The department is positioned to take the lead in research and development of disease-modifying therapies with the potential to preserve vision for millions of people. This fund provides support to help accelerate our laboratory research efforts.