Established in 1993 by Margaret Mosher and other friends, colleagues, and patients of A. Edward Maumenee in his honor

A. EDWARD MAUMENEE, an international leader in the prevention and cure of blindness, for many years headed the Wilmer Eye Institute and was the William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology. He received scores of professional awards, including the 1970 Lucian Howe Gold Medal from the American Medical Association. Dr. Maumenee died in 1997.


Image Credit: Lee Salem MARGARET C. MOSHER, who died in 2002, was a businesswoman and philanthropist from Santa Barbara, California. She was a member of the Wilmer Eye Institute Advisory Council with many ties to the institute. In addition to the establishment of the Margaret C. Mosher Professorship in Ophthalmology by her estate in 2002, she also provided generous support for the A. Edward Maumenee Professorship and a chair honoring Hopkins ophthalmologist Walter J. Stark for his corneal research. In 1998, she created the Walter J. Stark Corneal Research Fund. Her estate initiated the Walter J. Stark, M.D. and Margaret C. Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases. The widow of Samuel B. Mosher, founder of Signal Oil and Gas Company (later AlliedSignal, Inc.), Mrs. Mosher served on the board of the Signal Companies and was president of the Samuel B. Mosher Foundation.


HARRY A. QUIGLEY, Med 1971, the A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology and a member of the faculty since 1977, directs the Glaucoma Service and the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. His research ranges from treatment of eye diseases in developing countries to genetic therapy for glaucoma, and he has authored more than 200 publications. In 1990, he consulted in the treatment of President George H.W. Bush's glaucoma. He has served as CEO of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the world's largest eye research group, and was elected editor of its journal, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Dr. Quigley helped to found the American Glaucoma Society and served as its secretary. He has received teaching and research awards in the United States, Scotland, Australia, Japan and Finland. In May 2004, Dr. Quigley received the Friedenwald Award, one of the top vision research awards in the world.