Department Chair Honored with St. Jude Plaque

R. Brad Martin, former chair and CEO of Saks, Inc., bestowed an outstanding honor on Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS, Hamilton Professor and chair of the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology, director of the UT Hamilton Eye Institute, and chief of the Ophthalmology Division at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In appreciation of Dr. Haik, Martin made a generous donation to ALSAC, the hospital's fundraising arm. A surprise ceremony in honor of Dr. Haik was then arranged.

Just outside of the St. Jude eye clinic, Martin -- accompanied by ALSAC CEO Richard C. Shadyac and ALSAC Executive Vice-President & COO David L. McKee -- unveiled a wall plaque bearing the words, "In Honor Of Dr. Barrett Haik By The R. Brad Martin Family."

On behalf of the entire St. Jude eye clinic team, Dr. Haik expressed his deepest gratitude to Martin for his kindness and his family's thoughtful and generous support of research efforts in the fight against cancer and blindness for the children of St. Jude and throughout the world.