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Global Outreach Project Launch



"Into the Light”, an evening event celebrating the launch of OSU’s Global Outreach Project, was a rousing success with over a $160,000 raised for this important service-learning initiative. Nearly one hundred participants attended including ophthalmologists, optometrists, residents, students, donors, and staff.

The highlight of the evening was a keynote address from Dr. Geoffrey Tabin of the Moran Eye Institute. Dr. Tabin is co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project which is responsible for over a half a million sight-restoring surgeries in the past 20 years.

The new OSU Global Outreach Project will be a sustainable outreach and education program with a focus on restoring sight and changing lives in the developing world. It provides OSU residents and fellows with mentored, service-learning experiences in the developing world while helping to restore sight and improve lives where the need is greatest. It also develops training partnerships with established international eye care programs.

Thank you to everyone who has made this major endeavor possible, including:

  • Dr. John & Linda Pajka
  • Dr. Thomas Mauger
  • Dr. Glenn & Carmen Himes
  • Dr. Mitch Opremcak
  • Dr. Leonard Quick
  • Dr. Carl Shin
  • Dr. Paul & Lesley Weber
  • Dr. Dale & Bonnie Solze
  • Dr. Carl Minning
  • Dr. Jack & Candace Hendershot
  • Dr. Amit Tandon
  • Dr. Jonathan Walker
  • Dr. Mark Gersman
  • Dr. David George
  • Bob & Danette LaFollette
  • Dr. Doug Baker
  • Dr. Charles Leone
  • Dr. William Banks
  • Dr. Robert & DeAnne Chambers
  • Dr. Henry & Suzanne Croci
  • Dr. Robert Derick
  • Dr. Garret & Kristina Mouser
  • Dr. Jeffrey Oehler
  • Dr. Karl Pappa
  • Donald Schriver
  • Dr. Rebecca Kuennen
  • Dr. Steven Meadows