World Alzheimer’s Day finds us at a crossroads. We are confronted by a mounting global health and economic crisis. But we are also seeing encouraging signs from our laboratories, local communities, and halls of government.
BrightFocus Foundation today announced that its 2015 research program grants have been awarded to 58 scientists in 20 states and 7 foreign countries. Part of an $11 million research investment, the grants reflect the largest annual research funding in the foundation’s history.
Scott Rodgville, a prominent Baltimore area CPA, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the BrightFocus Foundation, a Maryland non-profit supporting innovative research worldwide on Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Gordon Legge of the University of Minnesota and Robert Massof of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute will today receive the prestigious 2015 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. The award is jointly presented by the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education and BrightFocus Foundation.
The BrightFocus Foundation today honored seven outstanding scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma, awarding them research grants named in honor of leaders in vision research and advocacy.