Pediatric ophthalmology will be enhanced
at both UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center thanks to
a $2 million endowment commitment from Ira A. Abrahamson Jr., MD.
Dr. Abrahamson's gift will establish the
Ira A. Abrahamson, MD, Endowed Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology
(Abrahamson Chair) in UC's department of ophthalmology and directly
support research and education related to ophthalmic disorders in
The UC-Cincinnati Children's programs
work jointly in the diagnosis and treatment of retinoblastoma, the
leading type of eye cancer in children.
"The Abrahamson Chair will link UC's
department of ophthalmology even more closely than before with the
division of pediatric ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children's," says
James Augsburger, MD, chair of the UC ophthalmology department. "Dr.
Abrahamson's new gift will ensure continued expansion of pediatric
ophthalmology at both institutions and improved eye care for all
children in our region. We are thankful for Dr. Abrahamson's generosity
Dr. Abrahamson is a 1948 graduate of the UC College of Medicine and an emeritus faculty member in the ophthalmology department.