New Lecture and Award Series Launched at the National Eye Institute
Sayer Vision Research Lecture and Award
Martin Friedlander, M.D., Ph.D.
The first Sayer Vision Research Lecture was delivered by Martin Friedlander, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Scripps Research Institute and Chief of Retina Services, Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. The lecture, titled "Stemming Vision Loss with Stem Cells," took place on May 25, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in Lipsett Amphitheatre, Building 10, on the NIH campus. See a Videocast of the lecture.
In the near future, the Sayer Vision Research Fund will support two related activities: a lecture by a nationally or internationally prominent scientist-from within or outside the NIH-in a discipline with relevance to vision research, and an award to a promising new investigator in vision research within the intramural NIH community. The winner of the award will receive a grant-in-aid for his or her current research and will be asked to present the next Sayer Vision Research Lecture which will provide the awardee with broad recognition both locally and internationally.