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The Allan and Shelley Holt Rising Professorship

The ALLAN and SHELLEY HOLT Rising Professorship, part of the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Center to End Blindness at the Wilmer Eye Institute, provides financial support for an assistant professor that is equivalent to Wilmer’s traditional professorships for senior faculty members.

“A rising professorship is an opportunity for our best and brightest to get their research programs up to speed years sooner than would happen through the traditional standard pathway,” says Wilmer Director Peter J. McDonnell, M.D.

“I have tremendous respect and admiration for Sandy and Susan Greenberg, and frankly it was an easy decision to support their work and their center at Wilmer,” Holt says. Holt says he’s inspired by the prospect of someday ending blindness. “It’s a noble goal,” he says.