Research to Prevent Blindness Awards Grant to Ophthalmology Department

RPB Research Funding Per Fiscal YearThe University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 a year to support eye research conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology. 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. These funds provide flexibility in developing and expanding eye research programs, and opportunities for creative planning that go beyond the scope of restricted project grants.

“Funding from RBP is essential to advancing several important projects taking place at the University of Iowa,” Department Chair, Keith Carter, MD, FACS, said. “This type of research is ultimately what leads us to effective treatments in the clinic.”

The UI Carver College of Medicine holds one of the 30 RPB Unrestricted Grants awarded nationwide. More information about RPB grant programs and awards at

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Monday, December 19, 2022