Dr. Monica Vetter: My name is Monica Vetter. I'm a Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For me, one experience that has been really remarkable is the opportunity every year to come to the Glaucoma Research Foundation Benefit and meet people who are affected by glaucoma and meet families that are struggling with that. And that's not something that always happens. When you're a scientist you deal with a problem in a more abstract way, but it really hammered home the urgency of what we're trying to do, how important the problem is, and really the impact that the work we do could have on people's lives.
Every year I go back re energized and with renewed focus on trying to do something to make a difference here. And I think we all feel that. We meet these remarkable people that are participating in the Glaucoma Research Foundation as donors and supporters, and everyone's trying to do something and make a difference here, and we sure hope that we can.
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