CVS Faculty in the News

March 2016
Sacramento donor makes $38.5 million gift to UC Davis Health System
UC Davis Health System today announced receiving $38.5 million in gifts and pledges from Ernest E. Tschannen to support the UC Davis Eye Center and the Center for Vision Science. These gifts make Tschannen (pronounced CHAN-nen) the largest individual donor to UC Davis in the university’s 108-year history.

April 2015
UC Davis neuroscientist recognized for color vision and aging contributions
John S. Werner, a UC Davis neuroscientist and international authority on visual perception, has been selected to receive the 2015 Verriest Medal from the International Colour Vision Society for his contributions to understanding the structural and functional basis of color vision, how and why vision changes across the life span, and factors that contribute to loss of vision associated with disease. He will receive the award at the society’s biennial symposium in Sendai, Japan, on July 4.

Rare mutation causes vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities
Dr. Tom Glaser, Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy and other researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and possibly others, for generations. These families have been plagued by a variety of congenital eye malformations, including small eyes with poor vision and the complete absence of eyes. But until now, no one could figure out the genetic basis for these conditions.

July 2014
UC Davis eye surgeon receives Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society
Mark J. Mannis, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and director of the UC Davis Eye Center, has received the Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society for his significant contributions in the field of cornea and anterior segment surgery. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the inspiration for the founding of the Cornea Society, is the society's highest honor.