Fight For Sight, PBA announce new public health award

January 2, 2013

Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness America (BPA) will co-sponsor a new annual public health research fellowship. The award, entitled “Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award,” is a one-time, $20,000 grant for 1 year of full-time research on improving eye health and safety.

 

New York-Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness America (BPA) will co-sponsor a new annual public health research fellowship. The award, entitled “Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award,” is a one-time, $20,000 grant for 1 year of full-time research on improving eye health and safety.

The national non-profit organizations reported that candidates for the award are invited to apply at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ffs2013.

The focus of proposed research may include: the 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; and vision program effectiveness and evaluation.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2013. The recipient will be announced in June 2013.

"Providing much-needed research funds for eye and vision health projects has been part of the mission of PBA for decades,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and chief executive officer of PBA. “It is our hope that by establishing programs like the ‘Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award’ today, we can find new and creative ways to put an end to unnecessary vision loss in the near future.” 

"Fight for Sight is delighted to partner with PBA by co-sponsoring a Public Health Fellowship to support future leaders in the field of ocular public health," added Norman J. Kleiman, PhD, president of the board of Fight for Sight. "This partnership with PBA will broaden our funded research portfolio by addressing much needed public health eye issues.”

For more information on the “Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award,” candidates can e-mail Fight for Sight at info@fightforsight.org, call 212/679-6060, or visitwww.fightforsight.org or www.facebook.com/fightforsight.