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National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC)

The National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services; the Director, National Institutes of Health; and the Director, National Eye Institute on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of vision research, research training, and other programs of the Institute.  The National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) comprises 12 external members from the vision community who are charged by law to help guide institute activities. NEI gathers input from members and the public during meetings held three times per year. Council has purview to review all NEI matters, including policy, planning, and all extramural research programs.


Kathleen Anderson, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary, National Advisory Eye Council

Last updated: March 29, 2023