Organization receives grant to further study into retinitis pigmentosa.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Research grants (Management)
Retinitis pigmentosa (Research)
Retinitis pigmentosa (Genetic aspects)
Retinitis pigmentosa (Care and treatment)
Foundations (Endowments) (Finance)
Pub Date: 03/01/2012
Publication: Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X
Issue: Date: March, 2012 Source Volume: 106 Source Issue: 3
Topic: Event Code: 200 Management dynamics; 310 Science & research; 250 Financial management Computer Subject: Company business management; Company financing
Accession Number: 284552283
Full Text: The Foundation Fighting Blindness recently received a $2 million grant from the George Gund Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, to study the genetics of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease. The grant will help support 27 projects at research institutions across the United States and Europe. "The George Gund Foundation's generous investment will enable us to continue exploring this important area of research and back topnotch retinal scientists who are working to identify new RP-causing genes and advance gene identification technologies," said William T. Schmidt, chief executive officer, Foundation Fighting Blindness. "Our work in breaking down the genetic link [to RP] is critical to advancing treatments and cures for [it] and related retinal diseases." For more information, contact: Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046; e-mail: ; web site: .
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