Maureen G. Maguire, PhD, is Professor of Ophthalmology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. She is an internationally known expert in the design and conduct of multicenter clinical research in ophthalmology and has directed coordinating centers for national trials for over 25 years. Dr. Maguire has concentrated in the prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Other areas of research include preschool vision screening, dry eye disease, corneal transplantation (including limbal cell transplantation), and diabetic retinopathy. She initiated and directs the Penn Vision Clinician Scientist Program (K12). Dr. Maguire has served on and chaired many data and safety monitoring committees for clinical trials sponsored by NIH and industry, served on the editorial board of leading journals in ophthalmology, and held leadership positions in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of ophthalmology and clinical research.