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Research to Prevent Blindness

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

David Williams

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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