Advocacy News

• Retina research found a prominent position in the final planning document for BRAIN 2025, a U.S government-wide focus on understanding the brain. Read more. 

• Senate subcommittee approves FY2015 spending bill that increases the NIH budget to $30.5 billion, which restores the NIH budget to the pre-sequester FY2012 level. Read more.

• New bipartisan initiative looks to speed ‘discovery to development to delivery.’ Learn more.

• NEI hosted a webinar on June 5 that discussed award specifics and special program requirements related to the first Audacious Goal RFA. NEI released a new call for submissions in April as part of the Audacious Goal Initiative: Regenerate Neurons and Neural Connections in the Eye and Visual System. Learn more.

• AEVR’s World Glaucoma Week briefing put the spotlight on NEI-funded researchers studying the genetic basis of glaucoma and featured Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO and Louis Pasquale, MD, FARVO. Read more.

• Further erosion in NIH, NEI budget possible in 2015. Learn more.

• ARVO has joined with hundreds of organizations to call on Congress to increase federal funding for basic research. Learn more

 New legislation increases vision research by $30 Million. Learn more.

• Thomas Wheeler-Schilling, CEO of European Vision Institute (EVI EEIG), shared with ARVONews some of the organization’s most recent outreach activities. Read more.


ARVO International Chapter Affiliates

Did you know ARVO now has 13 international Chapter Affiliates covering more than two dozen countries?
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ARVO at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Vision research is fun and important. That's the message member volunteers gave thousands of children (and adults) from the Washington, D.C. area at ARVO's first-ever booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

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Meet the new Trustees

Raymond Applegate, Andrew Dick and Steven Fliesler have joined the Board. 

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