Emerging Vision Scientists Advocate, Educate, About the Value of Vision Research

The class of the Ninth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day (see names in the box below) who participated in the AEVR and NAEVR events reflecting the breadth of breakthrough vision research and were nominated by their Departments of Ophthalmology or Schools/Colleges of Optometry from across the nation On September 20, AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring […]

Emerging Vision Scientists Educate, Advocate

Since 2015, AEVR/NAEVR has hosted nearly 180 early-stage investigators on Capitol Hill through its Emerging Vision Scientists Day (EVS) program, which is designed to be an important component of professional development as the Alliances train the next generation of vision research advocates. Summaries of the 2015-2021 events—including brief documentary videos—are posted at www.eyeresearch.org. On September […]

In Seventh Round of BRAIN Initiative Funding, Vision Continues to Receive Significant Awards

On November 19, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the seventh round of new funding awards within the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a special NIH program mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, BRAIN is funding 407 projects totaling nearly $500 million, which includes 190 new […]

Emerging Vision Scientists Educate, Advocate Virtually

On September 23, AEVR held its Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill which engaged 22 early-stage investigators nominated by their Departments of Ophthalmology or Schools/Colleges of Optometry from across the nation and reflecting the breadth of vision research. This year’s event virtually replicated components of past years’ activities, as documented in videos […]

Vision and Blindness Fact Sheet

On March 9, 2020, Research! America released its updated Vision and Blindness fact sheet as a link from an AEVR-generated article recognizing World Glaucoma Week 2020 (March 8-14). The fact sheet, supported by a grant from the Albert and Mark Lasker Foundation and prepared with AEVR’s assistance, reflects the third update of the original fact […]