Paulo Ferreira, PhD, of Duke University School of Medicine, has received a two-year extension of the Jules & Doris Stein RPB Professorship awarded to him by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in 2004 to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. In total, the Jules & Doris Stein RPB Professorship will provide $850,000 in support over a seven-year period.
Dr. Ferreira plans to use the RPB extension to continue his successful research program and establish new lines of research. His ultimate goal is to gain novel and critical insights into the role of components of novel signaling and trafficking pathways in the function of various types of retinal neurons, as well as those involved in pathogenesis of various disease disorders affecting such neurons. The RPB extension will be critical to ensuring the achievement of such goals.
Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to medical institutions throughout the United States for research into all blinding eye diseases. For information on RPB, RPB-funded research, eye disorders and the RPB Grants Program, go to www.rpbusa.org