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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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U.S. - Ireland R&D Partnership hosts workshop

About 50 participants took part in the virtual event, designed to raise awareness of the U.S.- Ireland R&D Partnership Program.
Richard Lee, NEI's Clinical Director, 2023

National Eye Institute selects Dr. Richard Lee as clinical director

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has chosen Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D., as the institute’s clinical director, overseeing clinical research and serving as clinical policy advisor for NEI.

Standardizing eye imaging data

The NEI and partners have published an editorial on the value of being able to store and share eye imaging data in standard formats.
Emily Chew

Emily Chew named NIH distinguished investigator

A longstanding member of the NEI/NIH community, Emily, Chew, M.D., has been promoted to the title of NIH Distinguished Investigator for her tireless and prolific work as a care provider and clinical trialist.

Summary of vision health equity workshop posted

A summary of the April 11, 2023, workshop, "NEI-NIMHD Vision Health Equity Workshop," is available on the NEI website.
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Paths to excellence: nurturing talent through diversity

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.

NEI grantees receive Lasker Award for imaging discovery

The Lasker Foundation cited a trio of scientists, who with NEI funding, developed OCT, one of the most widely used technologies for imaging the eye.

NEI high school student video contest winners visit NIH

The National Eye Institute (NEI) hosted winners of the 2023 Eye on the Future Video Contest on July 14 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Congressman Pete Sessions visits NIH

Texas Congressman Pete Sessions visited the NIH March 27 to meet with NEI Director Michael F. Chiang, M.D., and to tour NEI’s Section on Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research, led by Kapil Bharti, Ph.D.
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UC Davis Health opens new state-of-the-art eye care facility

The University of California Davis welcomed patients to its new, state-of-the-art Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute Building.