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Research to Prevent Blindness

In Memoriam: David F. Weeks

David F. Weeks

The RPB Chairman Emeritus made an incredible impact on the vision research field, from his efforts to initiate support for the creation of the National Eye Institute to his decades-long leadership of RPB.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care

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Award recipients to use IRIS Registry database to improve diagnosis and treatment of eye disease

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Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2022 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

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Donald Zack, MD, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research.

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In Memoriam: William J. vanden Heuvel

William vanden Heuvel

The RPB Board Member, who was a U.S. Ambassador, lawyer, and champion of human rights, worked tirelessly for causes he believed in.

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RPB HOSTS VIRTUAL EVENT ON LOW VISION

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The online event featured RPB grantees and is now available to view on demand.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and The Glaucoma Foundation Offer Critical Funding for Early-Career Vision Scientists

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The Career Advancement Awards—one focused specifically on glaucoma research—support novel science related to eye diseases by up-and-coming researchers.

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RPB Hosts Virtual Event On Diabetic Retinopathy

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RPB grantees provide expert advice on DR as part of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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New Fellowships Support Under-Represented Minorities in Glaucoma Research

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The Glaucoma Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness have partnered to provide five fellowships in 2021 to increase innovation and diversity in glaucoma research.

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RPB Hosts Virtual AMD Event

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RPB grantees provide expert advice on AMD as part of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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A Note from RPB President Brian F. Hofland, PhD

 

RPB Hosts Virtual Glaucoma Event

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RPB grantees provide expert advice on glaucoma in the first event of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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RPB and Partners Launch the scEYEnce Campaign

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This new media campaign shines a spotlight on the powerful benefits of vision research.

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RPB and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2021 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

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David Williams, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research.

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Former RPB Grantee Dr. Michael Chiang Named Director of National Eye Institute

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Dr. Chiang is a respected scientist, clinician and leader in vision research.

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Research to Prevent Blindness Expands Career Development Award

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RPB is increasing both the amount of funding and the number of awards funded through its flagship grant in order to better support early-career vision scientists.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and Allergan Foundation Announce New Partnership to Support Early-Career Vision Researchers

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The organizations announce new grants to increase funding for innovative research from early-career vision scientists.

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Research to Prevent Blindness Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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For the past 60 years, RPB has funded groundbreaking research to prevent, treat and cure all conditions that damage or destroy sight.

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National Eye Institute Recognizes RPB's 60th Anniversary

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The NEI congratulates RPB on 60 years of accomplishments in a personal letter from the acting director.

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In Their Own Words: Why the RPB Career Development Awards Matter

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Thank you to our donors for supporting the RPB CDA and launching more than 200 research careers!

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Research to Prevent Blindness Grantee Dr. Gregg Semenza Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

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Dr. Semenza is being recognized for his discoveries related to how cells respond to low oxygen levels, which have implications for the treatment of cancer, eye diseases and more.

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RPB and Partners Award $1.2 Million In Grants for Novel AMD Research

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Four new grantees received the Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD.

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The Career Development Award Turns 30: Celebrating a Generation of Support for Early-Career Scientists

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CDA founded 30 years ago as one of the few private sources of funding aimed specifically at early-career vision researchers.

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Could An Eye Exam Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Study from RPB-supported researchers at Duke University suggests loss of blood vessels in retina reflect changes in brain health.

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New Findings on Blood Vessel Regulation

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A study from an RPB-supported researcher at Northwestern University School of Medicine could speed up the diagnosis of retinal diseases.

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RPB-SUPPORTED RESEARCHERS INTEGRAL TO NEI’S AUDACIOUS GOALS INITIATIVE

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Vision scientists who have received RPB funding will help lead all five research teams, which will seek to accelerate development of regenerative treatments for blindness.

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