Summer 2010: Campaign Chronicle

Jeff Boatright

The work of Jeff Boatright in the Emory Eye Center is supported by the Katz Foundation.

Katz Foundation Supports Emory Health Sciences

During the past three years, the Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation has committed nearly $700,000 to the health sciences at Emory. Of that, $320,000 is facilitating the work of Jeff Boatright of the Emory Eye Center, who is seeking ways to slow progression of eye diseases such as glaucoma and retinal degenerations.

Another $320,000 will be given to fund Emory’s first fellowship in preventive cardiology and to support the educational community program, Heartwise, both under the leadership of Emory cardiologist Larry Sperling. A gift of $50,000 will support the work of Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Veda Johnson to develop school-based clinics in urban communities.

The foundation also has given $150,000 to Emory’s Chamber Music Society.