About the NEI ORM

The NEI Office of Regenerative Medicine (ORM) provides scientific and administrative support to the vision research community. The ORM facilitates collaboration among scientists across the NIH and other federal agencies, academia, and nonprofit and private research sectors. ORM’s goal is to accelerate progress in regenerative medicine for vision.


Resources for Researchers

NIH offers a wealth of resources to support basic and clinical researchers working in the cutting-edge field of regenerative medicine. Learn more


Resources for the Public & Patients

Researchers are exploring how stem cells can be used to treat eye diseases and possibly reverse vision loss. Learn more

Events and Announcements

January 2021:  Stay tuned for an exciting 3-D ROC announcement!

February 2, 2021 2:00-5:00PM ET

AGI Imaging Symposium 

February 9, 2021 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Dr. Levi Todd: The role of microglia in retinal regeneration

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March 2021

Upcoming launch of a Quarterly Regenerative Medicine Journal Club: Learn more about this event and how to participate 

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NEI Vision Innovation Seminars (VIS)

NEI has launched a webinar series to help promote and disseminate cutting-edge research that is relevant to the vision community.  Authors of recently published articles will present their work to the research community through this monthly webinar series. Learn more about the NEI Vision Innovation Seminar series.

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NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI)

NEI is pushing the boundaries of vision science. By facilitating cross-disciplinary research, the AGI is advancing regenerative medicine to tackle the most devastating and difficult-to-treat eye diseases. Explore the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI)

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NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3DROC)

3-D ROC is spurring development of robust systems for modeling retinal diseases and testing new regenerative therapies. Explore the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3DROC).

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NEI AMD Integrative Biology Initiative

NEI is taking the first important steps to correlate phenotypes, genotypes, and imaging information in the newly created AMD Integrative Biology Initiative. Explore the NEI AMD Integrative Biology Initiative.

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NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP)

This trans-NIH effort was established by the 21st Century Cures Act to accelerate progress in the field  by supporting clinical research on adult stem cells, while promoting scientific rigor and protecting patient safety. Explore the NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP).

Last updated: January 26, 2021