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The Clifford M. and Ruth M. Altermatt Professorship was endowed by a gift from Ruth M. Altermatt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Clifford M. Altermatt, who died in 1996, worked in the agricultural investments industry, retiring from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He had glaucoma and was a patient in the Glaucoma Service at UI Hospitals and Clinics under the care of Wallace L.M. Alward, M.D., who holds the Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology in the UI Carver College of Medicine. Ruth Altermatt made her gift in gratitude for her husband's care.Clifford M. and Ruth M. Altermatt Professorship in Glaucoma is held by glaucoma specialist, Young H. Kwon, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology
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