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August 14, 2008

Emory Eye Center Awarded Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

Media contact:
Joy Bell, 404-778-3711, jbell@emory.edu

(ATLANTA) Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has given Emory Eye Center a $110,000 unrestricted grant to fund research. RPB is the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research.

To date, RPB has awarded grants totaling $3,112,100 to Emory University School of Medicine for eye research. RPB’s research at Emory Eye Center will be directed by Timothy W. Olsen, director, Emory Eye Center and chair, Department of Ophthalmology.

“RPB is a tremendous organization that supports the type of funding that allows true innovation in ophthalmic research,” says Olsen. “I’m truly honored to help steward these funds to the key research efforts at Emory Eye Center.”

This year’s RBP funding at Emory Eye Center will be used for innovative start-up projects and fostering teamwork and collaborative research teams.

Founded in 1960, RPB has channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to medical institutions throughout the United States for research into all blinding diseases.

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