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Insight, September 22, 2014

Don't wait: Apply now for ARVO Foundation research fellowships
Deadline is Sept. 30

$40K Genentech AMD Research Fellowships

$40K  Vistakon Contact Lens Research Fellowship

$10K Collaborative Research Fellowships

Nominate a young researcher for the Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Awards by Nov. 3. 

  • One $15,000 first place prize
  • Two second place prizes of $10,000 each 


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New poll: Americans fear blindness more than loss of other senses

ARVO members played a key role in a national public opinion poll by Research!America and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research.

Everything ARVO
€1 million Champalimaud award presented to 7 members
ARVO members are being honored for their groundbreaking anti-VEGF therapy to treat AMD and diabetic retinopathy.
Students and trainees: Explore careers in research at YO ARVO!

Hear ARVO President William Mieler, MD, FARVO, share insights about developing a career as a clinician-scientist at this networking event during the AAO 2015 Annual Meeting next month in Chicago.

Members in the news
In memoriam

The vision community remembers the life and work of one of ARVO's former presidents, Harris Ripps, PhD, DSc, FARVO.

Ambati recognized for AMD discoveries

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind presents Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, FARVO, with its 2014 Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award.

Japanese researchers implant world’s first lab grown stem cells
A team of three successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells into a woman suffering from AMD.
McCall and Gregg appointed endowed chairs

The contributions of Maureen McCall, PhD, and Ronald Gregg, PhD have been acknowledged with endowed chair positions at the University of Louisville.

Members spotlighted for research to cure blindness

Several ARVO members are featured in a Nature article for researching the effects of gene therapy on LCA2.

Community news
NIH helps pay off student loans

Join the discussion members are having on ARVOConnect about the NIH Loan Repayment Program that may repay up to $70,000 of qualified debt to those interested in research positions. 

NIH releases guidance on changes to animal activities
This notice provides guidance to Public Health Service awardee institutions and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) on what is considered significant changes.
Postdoc positions in Switzerland and the U.S.

 Also, research and academic positions are open.

ARVO journals
TVST offers discount on pages to reviewers

  •  Two IOVS Research Highlights
  •  Crowding articles in JOV special issue

Funding opportunities

New: ARVO Funding Guide is now a searachable database with over 200 opportunities listed.

International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowships: Sept. 30 deadline

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