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Insight, August 9, 2011

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DOD grants available: Up to $1 million

Just released! The  U.S. Department of Defense Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center funds $8.7 million for vision research.  No geographic restrictions.
Pre-proposal deadline: Sept. 15


Members in the news
Early career scientists named Pew Scholars

Ann C. Morris, PhD, and Liang Zhou, MD, PhD, rank among America's most promising researchers.

Juzych appointed chair at Wayne State
Mark Juzych, MD, MHSA, has been named chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Calkins wins Rudin Glaucoma Prize

David J. Calkins, PhD, was recognized by the New York Academy of Medicine for his significant scholarly article on glaucoma.

Owsley joins PBA board

Prevent Blindness America welcomes newest board member, Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH.

Florida ophthalmologists awarded for contributions

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology recognized Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, Harry W. Flynn, MD, and Krishna S. Kishor, MD, at its Annual Meeting.

Community News
Help bring science experiments into the classroom

NIH seeks life science entries for its Lessons About Bioscience Challenge programs.

Everything ARVO
Meet the 2012 ARVO Award recipients
Join the ARVO community in applauding the award winners for their contributions to the field.
Students/trainees: Will you be ARVO's newest board member?

Members-In-Training are invited to self-nominate for a position on the ARVO Board of Trustees. Deadline: Aug. 12

Foundation news
Apply for $40K AMD or dry eye grant

Plus, $10,000 fellowships available for collaborative research

Congratulations to Translational Research Awardees

Four members receive 2012 Translational Research Award.

Inform and influence
Stem cell updates across the globe
• U.S. government wins case
• Australian regulations remain unchanged
• Brussels stem cell patent battle
Regulations: Action needed

• U.S. to tighten human subject protections rules
• Ophthalmic device approval feedback needed
• Ophthalmic product resurrection requires guidance

Respond to funding priorities

• U.S. debt ceiling legislation impact
• Influence neuroscience funding priorities
• Help shape NIH Common Fund programs

ARVO Journals
Journals convert to new manuscript system

Also, 2010 Impact Factor rankings and important submissions reminder


New: IOVS is mobile-ready!


JOV research generates mainstream media attention • 10 most viewed and most cited articles last month

Home to the best jobs in eye and vision research

New positions in California, Louisiana, Maryland and Texas

Grants and awards
Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide 
New: Funding for child blindness and eye health  • sleep/circadian rhythm/behavior/social interactions • Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications • Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards • NIH Pioneer Awards


New: Call for nominations: 2012 Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Award

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