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NEI Hosts University of Philippines Chancellor

On March 29, 2012, NEI director, Dr. Paul Sieving and senior management hosted Dr. Manuel Agulto, Chancellor of the University of Philippines in Manila. Dr. Agulto also leads National Institutes of Health of the Philippines and is the only ophthalmologist to lead a major university campus in the world. He discussed several possible collaborations with the NEI in various areas of eye diseases, including population based studies to understand the genetic basis of the eye diseases, and training programs.

University of the Philippines
(left to right) Silverio Cabellon, M.D., incoming president of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society of America; John Prakash, Ph.D., NEI associate director for international program activities; Deborah Carper, Ph.D., NEI deputy director; Manuel B. Agulto, M.D., chancellor of the University of the Philippines-Manila; Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., NEI director; and Manuel B. Datiles III, M.D., NEI medical officer and senior investigator.

Posted: April 2012

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