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 ARVO members push for positive trend in NIH, NEI funding

advocacy dayFacing a still uncertain funding situation for 2017 and the threat of significant cuts in 2018, ARVO members met with their members of Congress to rally support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI) during Advocacy Day.

The yearly Advocacy Day took place in conjunction with the ARVO Annual Meeting Planning Committee meeting in February. The 21 advocates consisted of U.S. and non-U.S. AMPC members, as well as early-stage investigators who shared how their current careers and future success depend on sustained funding from government agencies.

Huang is Dr. David L. Epstein Award recipient

David HuangDavid Huang, MD, PhD, FARVO, of the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University has been named the second recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award. This annual award carrying a $100,000 prize, recognizes a senior investigator in glaucoma who has a strong record of mentoring clinician-scientists to independent research in academic careers.