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News 2010

Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA, Installed as FSO President

June 28, 2010

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent statewide professional association for medical and osteopathic doctors who specialize in vision care, installed Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA, as president at its Annual Meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology, held June 25-27 in Orlando.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Names Vittorio Porciatti, D. Sc. as Director and Vice Chair of Research

June 14, 2010

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, today announced that Vittorio Porciatti, D. Sc., has been named director and vice chair of research at the Institute. A tenured research professor of ophthalmology, as well as a neuroscientist, electrophysiologist and biophysicist, Porciatti’s current research focuses on prevention of glaucoma. He had served as Bascom Palmer’s interim scientific director since 2008.