Mr. McManus, executive director of National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research in Washington, D.C., is being honored with the Special Recognition Award for dedicating his entire career to the support of vision research. For almost 30 years, he served as executive officer and deputy director and senior advisor at the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was instrumental in developing the concept of implementation of strategic planning at the NEI and using this process to win Congressional support for the NEI. He was also actively involved in the development of the first clinical trials sponsored by the NEI, the annual planning process and technology transfer programs. He has served as a mentor for scores of vision scientists and academic ophthalmologists and is recognized as a powerful advocate for preserving the vision of the American people.
Dr. Jones, the Sid W. Richardson professor, Margarett Root Brown chair of ophthalmology and distinguished professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, is receiving the Special Recognition Award for his innovative and scholarly research in the field of corneal and external disease, his motivation of young ophthalmologists and his contributions to the training and education of ophthalmologists worldwide. His courses are a favorite at the Academy's Annual Meeting and his lectures are legendary in their organization, content, scholarship, innovation and lively delivery style. Dr. Jones has previously served the Academy as secretary for instruction, a member of the board of trustees, and a member of the Basic and Clinical Science Course faculty and the Opht
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