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2022 Retina Society/IRRF Awardees

All grants were chosen for their scientific significance and rigor, exploration and expansion of novel scientific direction, as well as potential for expansion larger grants and/or direct patient care. Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Washington University St. Louis, Missouri USA PROJECT TITLE:  Elucidating the Roles […]

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Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App

Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Medicine TITLE OF PROJECT:  Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App Funded for Two Years with matching funds provided by the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). The goal of this proposal is to develop and test the “Low Vision Connect” […]

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Rodrigo Martins, PhD Funded for Two Years

Dr. Martins is an IRRF-Funded scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is an Assistant Professor. His funded project, Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease: A New Mouse Model of Photoreceptor Degeneration, has resulted in a published paper in Developmental Biology, “N-myc regulates growth and fiber cell differentiation in lens development.”

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The Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and The International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Machemer Foundation and the IRRF have collaborated to establish the Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship, that will provide $100,000 a year in career research development.  The goal is to support the transition of a vitreoretinal surgical fellow to pursue independent research to improve knowledge of the causes and […]

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The Macula Society/IRRF Award

The International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) has partnered with The Macula Society to form The Macula Society/IRRF Award.  The Award will be in accordance with the Macula Society’s purpose of providing a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research in retinal vascular and macular diseases.  […]

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The Retina Society Research & Education Fund

Retina Society/IRRF Award The main mission of the Retina Society is to advance knowledge and education in the field of retina.  Consistent with that mission, the Retina Society established a research and education grant program, with the objective of funding several annual research grants to support innovative research by Retina Society members.  In their inaugural […]

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Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

(30 June 2022) AUTHORS:  Daniela Intartaglia1, Giuliana Giamundo1,2, Federica Naso1, Edoardo Nusco1, Simona Di Giulio1, Francesco Giuseppe Salierno1, Elena Polishchuk1, and Ivan Conte1,2 1Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Pozzuoli, Italy, 2Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy This study was conducted with IRRF funds – Ivan Conte, PhD, Telethon Institute of […]

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