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Director's Initiatives

Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D
“We are envisioning the future. When we look back 10 to 12 years from now, what do we want to have accomplished? The Audacious Goals initiative will help propel us into that future.”
Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.

About the Director

Audacious Goals Initiative

Gathering ideas from across the scientific spectrum to forge new approaches to persistent challenges in vision research.

Translational Research

Applying fundamental scientific discoveries and novel technologies to the development and testing of solutions for the preventing, treating, or diagnosing eye diseases.


Advancing studies of eye diseases and their genetic causes by giving researchers access to DNA samples, clinical information, and patients.

International Vision Research

Helping reduce the burden of blindness by funding research into diseases that disproportionately affect the developing world.