In January of 2014, National Eye Institute director Dr. Paul Sieving accepted a bust of Dr. Jules Stein on behalf of the NEI. The bust, created by renowned Cubist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, was a gift from RPB. Dr. Stein was the founding force behind both organizations.
On hand for the unveiling were RPB representatives Ambassador William vanden Heuvel, Katrina vanden Heuvel (Dr. Stein's granddaughter) and RPB President Brian F. Hofland, PhD.
The event was an occasion for rekindling ties that naturally unite RPB and the NEI through Dr. Stein. Follow-up plans include joint communications to elevate public awareness of the need for increased support for eye research and the treatments it produces.
Read more about the event in the nih record.
Remarks by Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
Remarks by Brian F. Hofland, PhD, President, Research to Prevent Blindness
Remarks by Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Granddaughter; Editor and Publisher, The Nation; and RPB Board of Trustees
Remarks by Ambassador William Vanden Heuvel, RPB Board of Trustees
Remarks by Dr. Paul Sieving, Director, National Eye Institute
June 16, 2014