June 3, 2005

Vision group lauds VUMC’s Sternberg

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Vision group lauds VUMC’s Sternberg

Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), an international organization with more than 11,000 members.

The election, held at the group's annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is for a five-year term as a Retina Trustee, with the Retina Section being the largest of the 13 Scientific Sections within the association.

Each section has one member representative on the Board of Trustees, whose responsibilities include furthering the mission of ARVO to promote and support eye and vision research, setting policy, monitoring committee and interest group activities and interacting with other organizations.

Sternberg, George W. Hale Professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, is currently studying the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. In addition to this recent election, Sternberg serves as the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Secretary of Communications and is a member of the National Eye Institute's Board of Scientific Councilors.