MD training spotlight: Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye, and Vision Research
Last week, we talked about why it matters where your doctor trained. Today, we’re spotlighting Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye, and Vision Research institute in Adelaide, Australia, where Dr. James Brooks, corneal disease specialist and president of West Georgia Eye Care Center, received his fellowship training. Flinders places special emphasis on programs in basic biomedical science, applied research, clinical research, translational research, and health services management research.
In recent years, Flinders has conducted innovative, often pioneering, research projects for the prevention of eye maladies such as glaucoma, uveitis, toxoplasmosis, etc. Interestingly, Australia is a perfect spot on the globe to conduct research with corneal tissue, utilizing donations from the Eye Bank of South Australia, located at Flinders Medical College. Andrew Stempel, an American scientists researching at Flinders, commented that working closely with the Eye Bank and receiving the “wonderful gift of human eye tissue” presented a rare and exciting opportunity.
“A lot of important medical research is conducted in experimental models, but research using human tissue goes right to the heart of the problem as it occurs in patients,” Stempel said.
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