On October 17, 2018, UCLA faculty members, family and friends gathered at UCLA Stein Eye Institute to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Anthony C. Arnold (MD ’75, FEL ’83), chief of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Division at Stein Eye, as the inaugural recipient of the Mary Oakley Foundation Chair in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Dr. William C. Stivelman, CEO and medical director of the Mary Oakley Foundation, facilitated the donation to establish the endowed chair. Dr. Arnold, a full-time member of the UCLA faculty since 1986, served as the residency program director at UCLA from 1994-2017 and is the current director of the UCLA Optic Neuropathy Center. Dr. Arnold has authored more than 100 publications and is co-editor of the text Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Practical Guide. Funding from the endowment will provide support for his research in ischemic and inflammatory optic neuropathies. Dr. Bartly J. Mondino, director of Stein Eye Institute, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Bradley R. Straatsma, M.D. Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and affiliation chairman of the Doheny Eye Institute, hosted the event and presented Drs. Arnold and Stivelman with commemorative chairs. Also in attendance were Dr. Arnold’s wife, Dr. Laura Bonelli, as well as neuro-ophthalmologists from the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology.
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