Nicholas Katsanis, PhD, of The Duke University School of Medicine, has been granted a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award. Up to $300,000 will be provided over three years. This award provides flexible funding to scientists actively engaged in research with the goal of understanding the visual system and the diseases that compromise its function. New technologies and cutting-edge research that apply to blindness are supported through this award. Dr. Katsanis is one of 22 researchers who have received the award since it was established in 2014.
Since it was founded in 1960, PRB 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, listings of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to www.rpbusa.org.