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NEI Research News

Thanks to the work of NEI scientists and grantees, we’re constantly learning new information about the causes and treatment of vision disorders. Get the latest updates about their work — along with other news about NEI.

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Paths to excellence: nurturing talent through diversity

October 20, 2023

When Samantha Sechrist, a medical student at UCSF was looking for an opportunity to pursue her interest in research, the funding inquiry office at her school suggested an application to a “diversity supplement" grant.
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DIVRO: Encouraging diversity through summer internships

November 4, 2021

The NEI launched the Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology summer internship program in 2011.
Grantee News

USC Roski Eye Institute researchers publish largest eye study of age-related macular degeneration in Latino population that analyzes impact on quality of life

May 3, 2016

The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute researchers and clinicians published results of the largest population-based study of adult Latinos and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Grantee News

USC Roski Eye Institute Researchers Publish Largest Eye Study Among Chinese Americans Identifying More Effective Ways to Prevent and Treat Blinding Eye Diseases for This Racial Group

April 8, 2016

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute have published results of the NEI-funded “Chinese American Eye Study” in JAMA Ophthalmology.
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NEI Employment Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities Celebrates 10 Years

March 10, 2016

Andrew Butler may be one of the hardest working people at NIH. He has to be, because he works at the NIH Central Animal Facility—home to the many rodents and other laboratory animals that are a vital part of NIH research.