Race and Medicine
Race and Medicine
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Source: Press Release
Disclosures: Fries reports no relevant financial disclosures. CorneaGen sponsored the webinar series.
July 10, 2020
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CorneaGen commits to supporting Black community

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Source: Press Release
Disclosures: Fries reports no relevant financial disclosures. CorneaGen sponsored the webinar series.
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CorneaGen is committing $100,000 per year to ensure that members of the Black community in the United States can receive a cornea transplant regardless of their financial situation.

“We make this offer to every surgeon in the U.S. regardless of geography or relationship with CorneaGen,” a community statement on the company website said. “Together we can impact this one area and ensure that race is not a limiting factor to receiving corneal care.”

CorneaGen is also committing $20,000 per year divided between three paid internships to recruit young professionals of color to gain experience as lab technicians, quality control coordinators and operations professionals.

“[CorneaGen is] stepping up to help the next generation break through,” Gaynor Fries, executive director of Ophthalmic World Leaders, said in a virtual webinar. “It is an amazing way to show how to step up, to take action and to walk your talk.”

Reference:

Ophthalmic Women Leaders. Instigating change, an honest discussion on race in ophthalmology, webinar 2. July 8, 2020.