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Research to Prevent Blindness supports Iowa’s vision research

Research to Prevent BlindnessThe Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has received an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 per year for five years. The funding was awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research activities, laboratory environment, and clinical and scientific staff.

“Discretionary funds for innovative research projects are essential to our understanding of the causes of eye diseases and development of new treatments. RPB’s support allows us to expand our vision research and leverage our success in future efforts,” states Keith Carter, MD, department chair.

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine holds one of 37 RPB Unrestricted Grants nationwide. For more information on RPB’s grants program, visit www.rpbusa.org .

Monday, January 8, 2018