Press Release

NAEVR/AEVR Boards Announce Dan Ignaszewski as New Executive Director

01/13/2022 - New NAEVR/AEVR Executive Director Dan Ignaszewski (Washington, D.C.) Today National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and Alliance for Eye and Vision Research … Read More

NAEVR and AEVR Boards Elect New Director, Recognize Retiring Director

12/10/2021 - Joan O'Brien, MD (Scheie Eye Institute/University of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.) On December 9, each the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Eye and Visio… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs Continuing Resolution Through February 18, NAEVR Urges Finalization of FY2022 Appropriations Without Delay

12/03/2021 - Update:  President Bident signed the Continuing Resolution on Friday December 3. (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) issued a statement upon the Decem… Read More

AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative Hosts Thyroid Eye Disease Congressional Briefing

11/01/2021 - Open PDF

NAEVR/AEVR Commend the NEI on the Release of its Strategic Plan Grounded in the Realities of Vision Challenges

10/31/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) On November 1, the National Eye Institute (NEI) released its Strategic Plan: Vision for the Future (2021-2025) which identifies opportunities for NEI to achieve its mission through… Read More

NAEVR Thanks Senate for NIH/NEI Funding Increases in FY2022 Bill, Urges Action to Finalize Appropriations

10/18/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released a statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee released nine of the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 a… Read More

NAEVR Supports Statement of Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research on Retirement of NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins

10/05/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supported the statement of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research that recognizes Francis Collins, MD, PhD on his deci… Read More

NAEVR Commends House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee for Proposed FY2022 NIH and NEI Increases

07/12/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released a statement after the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommitt… Read More

Dry Eye Awareness Month 2021 Focuses on a Looming Lifestyle Epidemic—Ocular Surface Disease

07/08/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the vision community and its coalition partners announced awareness and educational activities in July 2021 around the annual recognition of Dry Eye Awareness Month. On J… Read More

JAMA Ophthalmology Publishes AEVR Article Examining the Impact of COVID-19 Lab Closures on Early-Stage Investigators

07/07/2021 - On July 1, JAMA Ophthalmology published a written article based on AEVR’s September 2020 30-minute video conversation with 22 Emerging Vision Scientists (EVSs) about the impact of the COVID-19 pandem… Read More

AEVR Hosts Virtual AMD Congressional Briefing and Seventh Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on September 21

07/01/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) announced virtual events associated with International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week 2021 and AEVR’s Se… Read More

NAEVR Supports Statement of Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research on President's FY2022 Budget Request, Adds Comment Regarding NEI Funding

05/28/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supported the statement of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, to which it belongs, upon the release of President … Read More

NAEVR and AEVR Boards Elect Officers and New Directors, Recognize Retiring Directors

05/27/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the Board of Directors of each the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) elected a slate of 2021-2023 Off… Read More

NAEVR And ARVO to Host Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar

05/04/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced that the two organizations will host … Read More

NAEVR Issues Statement on the Introduction of RISE Act

02/08/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) issued a statement upon the introduction of the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R.869) by Cong… Read More

AEVR Announces March 11 Virtual World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing

02/01/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative announced a World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing entitled G… Read More

NAEVR Releases Congressional Requests for FY2022 Funding For NIH/NEI, DOD Vision Research Program

01/19/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding requests for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Instit… Read More

AEVR Announces its New Sustained Educational Effort Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative

01/04/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) announced that, with the end of 2020, it has retired its Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative (DOV) and is launching a new… Read More

NAEVR Supports the Ad Hoc Group For Medical Research Statement on NIH Funding in Year-End Legislation

12/22/2020 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) expressed its support for the statement issued by the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research—of which it is a member— in… Read More

NAEVR Thanks Senate for Proposed FY2021 $2 B NIH, $26 M NEI Funding Increases and Urges Final Appropriations with Research Relief

11/11/2020 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) issued a statement upon the Senate Appropriations Committee’s release of all twelve of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 sp… Read More

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