Lion Larry Leguire Ph.D., MBA has retired as Scientific Advisor of the Ohio LIONS Eye Research Foundation (OLERF) effective Dec. 1, 2011. Dr. Leguire served as Scientific Advisor of the OLERF since 1996. In the year 2000, he established and served as the Web Master of the website for OLERF at www.OhioLionsEyeResearch.com – a website which has grown to 5,000,000 hits/year with about 500,000 unique visitors/year. The OLERF website is one of the largest, if not the largest, LIONS related websites in the World. In 2006, Dr. Leguire initiated Goggle-based advertising on the website which generates about $1,200/year for OLERF related activities including the funding of research grants.
Dr. Leguire recently retired from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, after almost 30 years of service, as Director of Electrophysiological Testing and Eye Research. “After 15 years of service to the OLERF, it’s time to bring in a new and younger scientist to serve as Scientific Advisor – someone who can bring new energy and insight into the position and onto the OLERF Board of Trustees”, said Dr. Leguire.
After a state-wide search, Dr. Deb Grzybowski, at The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology, has been appointed by the OLERF President and approved by the Board of Trustees to serve as the next Scientific Advisor. Dr. Grzybowski is a new member of the Tri-Village Lions Club.