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Dean Flanagan Elected to Glaucoma Research Board

Glaucoma Research Foundation recently elected Berkeley Optometry Dean John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOptom to its Board of Directors.

“We are incredibly honored to have John join our Board of Directors,” said Andrew G. Iwach, MD, Chair of the Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors. “Dr. Flanagan is an outstanding scientist,clinician and leader in the field of glaucoma. He is an excellent addition to the Board and will be an incredible resource for us.”

“John will be instrumental in our efforts to increase our outreach and strengthen our partnership with the optometric community. We are so thrilled to have him on the Board and involved in our research and education initiatives,” said Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of Glaucoma Research Foundation. “As a vision scientist, his expertise in glaucoma, neuroscience and neurobiology will help guide us as we continue to lead the agenda for glaucoma research in the United States.”

Dr. Flanagan was a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society; Program Chair from 2002 to 2007, and President from 2007 to 2012. He is also a member of the American Glaucoma Society, Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry.

About Glaucoma Research Foundation

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in San Francisco, Glaucoma Research Foundation is America’s oldest and most experienced institution dedicated solely to its mission: preventing vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. The Foundation has a proven track record of innovative, results-oriented research and produces definitive educational materials used by eye care professionals across the country. The Glaucoma Research Foundation website,, provides valuable information about glaucoma to more than 4 million visitors annually.

For more information about Glaucoma Research Foundation, please contact: Andrew Jackson, Director of Communications. Phone: (415) 986-3162.