Posts Tagged ‘NEI’

Legislation Would Restore NEI/NIH Funding

Legislation Would Restore NEI/NIH Funding

The 21st Century Cures Act – which is receiving uncharacteristic bipartisan support – could restore many of the Ophthalmology-oriented research grant programs cut in recent years. By a 51-0 vote in May, the House Energy and Commerce Committee endorsed the increase of overall National Institutes of Health funding by $1.5 billion a year over each…

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A View From The NEI – Ophthalmic Innovation in 2014

A View From The NEI – Ophthalmic Innovation in 2014

The National Eye Institute (NEI) spends $675 million annually, mostly on basic science and discovery research. In addition, said Matthew J. McMahon, PhD, Director of the agency’s Office of Translational Research, “We have a clear mandate to help translate these discoveries into clinical medicine and public health improvements.” He points to the agency’s role in…

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The NEI’s Role in Innovation

The NEI’s Role in Innovation

The National Eye Institute (NEI) spends $675 million annually, mostly on basic science and discovery research.  In addition, said Matthew J. McMahon, PhD, Director of the agency’s Office of Translational Research, “We have a clear mandate to help translate these discoveries into clinical medicine and public health improvements.” He points to the agency’s role in…

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The NEI Continues to Explore the Root Cause of Glaucoma

The NEI Continues to Explore the Root Cause of Glaucoma

Ophthalmic Innovation 2013 – “A View from the NEI” Paul Sieving, Director for the National Eye Institute, leads the attendees at the 5th Annual Ophthalmology Innovation Summit @ AAO through a overview of the organizations goals and accomplishments. Sharing the institute’s focus on discovering the cause of Glaucoma, Paul continues to share highlights on the…

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