Fight For Sight and Prevent Blindness Call for Entries for Joanne Angle Public Health Award

 Fight For Sight and Prevent Blindness Call for Entries for Public Health Award

National non-profit organizations Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness are announcing a call for applications for the Joanne Angle Public Health Award, a $25,000 grant to support a public health research project seeking to put an end to unnecessary vision loss.

The deadline for the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award is Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 12 p.m. (ET). Applications must be submitted on the Fight For Sight grant portal. The recipient will be announced in Spring of 2020.

The award was named for Ms. Joanne Angle who served on the National Board of Directors for Prevent Blindness, and both its Government Affairs and Audit committees, in addition to her work with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). It was established to provide much-needed funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas:

  • Burden/economic aspects of eye disease and vision loss on society
  • Best practices in integrating vision screening and follow-up care with system care access
  • Vision program effectiveness and evaluation

Past recipients of the Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Award include Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, for his study “Glaucoma Detection in Diabetes Teleretinal Programs.”  And, Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, for his study, “Implementation Science Based Study of Teleophthalmology for Diabetic Retinopathy Surveillance.”

For more information on the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award, please contact Arthur Makar, FFS’s Executive Director.

Full news release: https://www.preventblindness.org/2020-Joanne-Angle-Award

Source: Prevent Blindness

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