Research to Prevent Blindness

A Note from RPB President Brian F. Hofland, PhD

These are difficult times for all of us. No matter what role we play (family member, friend, professional, etc.), we are being challenged to come up with new ways to go about our lives and work, with fewer resources and more worries.

At RPB, which is based in New York City, we have transitioned to telecommuting and our staff is working remotely. I am proud to say that despite the difficulties we’re all facing, RPB remains fully operational. Not only are we committed to running our full grants program this Spring and Fall, we have continued to identify new ways to meet the needs of our vision science community.

It is often said that the only constant in life is change. Here at RPB we recognize that while our mission to develop treatments, preventives and cures for all diseases that threaten sight has remained steadfast over the years, it requires and is worthy of adaptation, time and time again.

I wish you and your loved ones health and well-being and I look forward to connecting (virtually, for now) with you over our shared dedication to preserving what our founder Jules Stein called “the magnificent gift of sight,” no matter the circumstances.


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