Chen Receives RPB Career Development Award

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Duke University School of Medicine has been granted a $300,000 RPB Career Development Award by Research to Prevent Blindness  (RPB) to support eye research conducted by Xi Chen, MD, PhD. The support is provided over a four-year period. 

The RPB Career Development Award Fund was established in 1990 to attract young physicians and basic scientists to eye research. To date, the program has given awards to 199 vision research scientist in departments of ophthalmology at universities across the country. 

Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled more than $355 million into eye research. As a result, RPB has been identified with nearly every major breakthrough in vision research in that time. For information on RPB's grants program, listing of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to