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Call For Nominations for the Albert C. Muse Prize

The Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh seek nominations for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Ophthalmology.

The Albert C. Muse Prize was established in 2001 by the Ear & Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh to honor world leaders in the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology. The Eye & Ear Foundation’s mission is to support the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

The Muse Prize alternates annually between Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, carries a cash award of $5,000, and recognizes individuals who have made significant, progressive contributions to science and medicine in these specialties.

Presentation of the award will take place in the Fall of 2018. The prize is named for Albert C. Muse, who has served the Eye & Ear Institute and Foundation for five decades and has generously supported research for treatment of diseases affecting the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. In past years, Mr. Muse has served as both the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Foundation.


Nominations for the 2018 Albert C. Muse Prize in Ophthalmology is open to all individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to ophthalmology.

There is no geographical restriction on candidates. Each nomination will be reviewed by a select panel of judges including ophthalmologists from the UPMC Department of Ophthalmology, a national leader in ophthalmology research and clinical innovation.

Nomination Process

All nominations must be received by February 28, 2018 at the address below:

Also submit:

  • Brief biographical sketch of the nominee (no more than one page)
  • Summary of important contributions made by the nominee to the field of ophthalmology (no more than two pages)
  • List of three key publications by the nominee
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae for the nominee

Mail nomination form and supporting materials to:

Eye & Ear Foundation
Albert C. Muse Prize in Ophthalmology Committ
203 Lothrop Street, Suite 251 EEI
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

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