University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Awarded Howe Medal


Marilyn Miller, MD, was awarded the Howe Medal by the American Ophthalmology Society. Dr Miller is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago at Chicago College of Medicine.

In addition to her clinical and research work in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University Illinois at Chicago, where she was the first woman to head the Ophthalmology Department, Dr. Miller is currently studying the effects of a drug called misoprostol that can cause anomalies in the eye. According to a news release, Dr. Miller was the first female president of both the American Society of Ophthalmologists and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She has also served as the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s representative to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, according to a news release.

The Howe Medal is awarded to individuals who have devoted a significant number of years to the science of ophthalmology. It has a total of 75 recipients. Dr. Miller is the third woman to receive the Howe Medal.


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