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  1. Trending topics: Patient engagement

    Trending topics Patients: From consumers to partners Passenger. End user. Spectator. These are terms that many in biomedical research would use to describe the role patients play as a potential therapy winds its way along the development pipeline. Yet, a growing number of patients are no longer content to simply watch and wait as possible life-changing science happens without them.  “Other than providing funding, the patient community hasn’t traditionally been given the opportunity to intera

  2. Spotlight on members: Spark

    Spotlight on members From hospital funding to FDA approval Spark Therapeutics develops gene therapy for inherited retinal blindness After over two decades of research and development in gene therapy, Katherine A. High, MD, co-founder, president and chief scientific officer of Spark Therapeutics, is breathing a big sigh of relief this fall. On Oct. 12, the Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted to approve voretigene neparvovec, Spark Therapeutics' gene therapy treatment for inherited b

  3. Spotlight on members: Beckman-Argyros awardee

    Spotlight on members Extending OCT from structure to function  Beckman-Argyros Award furthers research of James Fujimoto Scientists are all too aware of the gap between high risk, high impact ideas and the funding necessary to pursue them. Fortunately, so is the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Through its Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research, the Foundation funds potentially high-impact work that lacks the full suite of data necessary to secure government funding. Through this year’s

  4. Accountability

    Accountability We are grateful for all of our supporters who invest in our work and we are committed to stewarding our donors' dollars well. 2018 Annual Report ARVO Foundation 990 Guidestar Rating Contact the ARVO Foundation

  5. Mentors

    Mentors ARVO Foundation is looking for members to serve as meeting mentors for visiting researchers from developing countries attending the ARVO Annual Meeting. As a meeting mentor, you will have the ability to influence the visiting researcher's experience before, during and after the ARVO Annual Meeting. Meeting mentor requirements include: Communicate with the visiting researcher prior to the Annual Meeting, acquainting them with the meeting and suggest how to plan their time. Help the

  6. Travel grants

    ARVO Foundation travel grants In 2002, the ARVO Foundation established and awarded its first travel grants. As of 2019, the Foundation has supported travel expenses for over 1,200 young researchers from around the world to report their work at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The Foundation currently offers 34 named travel grants that support over 185 researchers annually. Travel grants are awarded based on abstracts submitted to the ARVO Annual Meeting. Grants are awarded to the highest scored abst

  7. Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships

    Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships The Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship (DCERF) program brings aspiring scientists from developing nations to the ARVO Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to provide young researchers with access to the latest in vision science while offering the opportunity to network with colleagues, mentors and thought leaders to develop an effective vision research program in their home countries.  DCERF recipients are assigned t

  8. About

    About the DCERF program