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

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November 9, 2020 - NEI AGI Roadmapping Workshop

This virtual half-day meeting is by invitation only and will enable an important discussion of the challenges ahead.

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November 17, 2020 - Vision Innovation Seminar

Dr. Shane Liddelow: Neurotoxic Reactive Astrocytes Drive Neuronal Death after Retinal Injury  Learn more

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December 2020 

Upcoming 3DROC announcement of prize competition award

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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: October 27, 2020