Hamilton pledged $2 million to the University of Colorado Eye Center, which is building a new five-story building on the campus to expand its clinical and research programs. The gift establishes the Frederic C. Hamilton Macular Diagnostics Center Fund to help bring new diagnostic equipment and other equipment to the center.
Hamilton also gave an additional $1 million to the Frederic C. Hamilton Endowed Chair in Endocrinology Research in the School of Medicine Department of Endocrinology. The initial holder of the chair is E. Chester Ridgway, MD, professor of medicine.
Hamilton, who is known for his contributions and board service to the Denver Art Museum, has been a patient at the Eye Center.
“I chose to make my gift to the Macular Diagnostics
Mandava, MD, chair of ophthalmology, has spent more than 15 years researching age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in people over age 60. Mandava has focused on new technologies in imaging, drug therapy