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Rush Ophthalmology Research Programs


Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD
Director of Research - Rush Department of Ophthalmology

The Rush Department of Ophthalmology is strongly committed to clinical research. The department actively engages in a variety of National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute, FDA and industry sponsored clinical trials. Being leaders in clinical research is vital to enhancing the educational mission of the department at the resident and fellowship level. The department receives funding from the NIH, the Illinois Society to Prevent Blindness, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alcon Surgical, and Bausch & Lomb. Research activities are coordinated by Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD, the associate chairman for research, Daisy Pacelli, MPH, RN, research manager, and Parth Brahmbhatt, MD, our clinical coordinator.  Throughout the training period, support is available for resident and medical student research projects.