Duke Eye Center Receives RPB Grant

Monday, January 9, 2017

Duke Eye Center has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support eye research conducted by the department of ophthalmology in the amount of $115,000. This funding has been awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research activities, laboratory environment, and clinical and scientific staff, as evaluated by RPB’s renowned Scientific Advisory Panel. 

The funds will be deployed at the discretion of the department chair, to provide maximum flexibility in developing and expanding eye research programs, and to provide opportunities for creative planning that go beyond the scope of restricted project grants.

Duke holds one of 38 RPB Unrestricted Grants nationwide. 

Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled more than $345 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, listings of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to www.rpbusa.org.