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Insight, July 24, 2012

Fellowships available
Genentech AMD Research
Deadline: Sept. 14
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Vistakon Dry Eye Research
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Call for nominations
2013 Merck Innovative Ophthalmology
Research Award
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2012
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Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research
Deadline March 1, 2013
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Atherton appointed new ARVO executive director

Join ARVO in welcoming Sally Atherton, PhD, FARVO, as the new executive director of ARVO, starting in January 2013.

Members in the news
University of Iowa researchers receive top awards
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness recognizes Edwin Stone, MD, PhD, with its highest research award.
  • Research to Prevent Blindness presents Arlene Drack, MD, with $100,000 vision award.
Advocacy news
U.S. members: Action alert

Send email now: Urge your members of Congress to avoid mandatory budget cuts in early 2013.

Vision Trauma Research Program gets $5 million to $10 million funding increase

Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) successfully championed a Department of Defense spending bill that will increase the FY2013 VTRP funding level.

Community news
NIH Common Fund adds new programs
NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced two new programs that will explore novel approaches to cell-to-cell communication and understanding undiagnosed diseases.
Vanderbilt symposium will focus on glaucoma research

With support from the Glaucoma Research Foundation, the Vanderbilt Eye Institute's 2012 biannual symposium will highlight regenerative medicine in glaucoma.

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ARVO Journals
2011 impact factors released

IOVS and JOV rank high among ophthalmology journals.


IOVS publishes a new Research Highlight.


TVST gets a new monthly feature in Archives of Ophthalmology.

Home to the best jobs in eye and vision research

New university openings in the U.S. and U.K.

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ARVO Funding Guide

Ausich Graduate Student Research Scholarship • Aging research • New: Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards

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