Dutton Named Spinoza Chair at University of Amsterdam

Jonathan Dutton, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the prestigious Spinoza Chair visiting professorship at the University of Amsterdam for 2013.

Dutton Named Spinoza Chair at University of Amsterdam click to enlarge Dr. Jonathan Dutton

As a result of this honor, Dr. Dutton will spend a week in Amsterdam delivering lectures to the University faculty, local ophthalmologists, and the general public in Spring 2013.

In addition to providing his lectures, Dr. Dutton will also present a Master Class to students and residents during his time in Amsterdam.  "I am honored to receive this award and to represent as best as I can the UNC Ophthalmology Faculty," said Dr. Dutton, who has pioneered research in orbital reconstruction and treatment of spastic eyelid disease while at UNC.

"This is quite an honor for not only Dr. Dutton, but also for the UNC Department of Ophthalmology.  We take great pride in sharing Dr. Dutton's success and look forward to announcing more about his and our other faculty members' endeavors in the coming months," said Dr. Donald Budenz, Chair of the UNC Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Dutton expects to begin his visiting professorship in Amsterdam in April, 2013.

About the Spinoza Chair in Medicine:

The Spinoza Chair was established in 1995 by the then Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. The Spinoza Lectures are given by high-profile thinkers of our time. They are intended for a wide audience that would like to keep abreast of current developments in philosophy and medicine.

Named in honor of Baruch Spinoza, the 17th Century Dutch philosopher, this prestigious visiting professorship includes two Annual lectureships, one in Philosophy, the other in Medicine.

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