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FY2014 Vision Research Program Abstracts

The FY2014 Vision Research Program had two funding mechanisms, the Translational Research Award (up to $1 M per grant) and the Hypothesis Development Award (up to $250K per grant).

Translational Research Award

Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Lipid Neuroprotectants and Traumatic Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration

Dr. Ricardo Carvalho, Episcleral Cox-2 and Steroid Agents as Comprehensive Therapeutic Interventions for IED-Related Traumatic Ocular Injuries

Dr. Edward Chaum, Nutlin Analogues for the Prevention and Treatment of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Ocular Trauma

Dr. Joseph Ciolino, Sustained Corticosteroid Release From a Novel Therapeutic Contact Lens Drug Delivery System for the Treatment of Ocular Inflammation and Corneal Neovascularization

Dr. Daniel Palanker, Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis for Restoring Sight to Patients Blinded by Retinal Injury or Degeneration

Dr. Matthew Reilly, Torsion-Induced Traumatic Optic Neuropathy (TITON): Animal Model for Diagnostics, Drug Delivery, and Therapeutics for Injuries to the Central Nervous System

Dr. Lawrence Rizzolo, Maturation and Implantation of Engineered Retinal Tissue Grafts

Dr. Michael Steketee, Applying Extracellular Matrix Technology to Neuroprotect and to Repair Injured Retina and Optic Nerve

Dr. Gere di Zerega, NorLeu3-A(1-7) Stimulates Corneal Repair After Injury

Hypothesis Development Award

Dr. Sunil Chauhan, Modulation of Ocular Inflammation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Dr. Stephen Macknik, An Unconventional Approach to Reducing Retinal Degeneration After Traumatic Ocular Injury

Dr. David Kaplan, Antimicrobial Silk Ocular Drug Delivery Implant for Chronic Posterior Segment Diseases