- U.S.-India Joint Effort Targets Genes and Traits to Improve Glaucoma Screening, Prevention, and Treatment, September 9, 2016
- International Study Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration, December 21, 2015
- Hopkins Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards, December 2, 2015
- NEI Team in Liberia Investigates Ocular Effects Among Ebola Survivors, September 8, 2015
- Trachoma Risk Tied to Sleeping Near Cooking Fires, Lack of Ventilation, July 17, 2015
- Study of Ebola Survivors Opens in Liberia, June 17, 2015
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International Science Stories
- India—Project Prakash Enlightens Our Understanding of Vision
- Ethiopia, Niger, and Tanzania—Improving Global Vision: The Path to Eliminating Trachoma
Funding Opportunity Announcements
NIH and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage collaborative international research between investigators in the US and in the State of São Paulo. The two organizations will jointly fund projects involving international collaborative teams that cover any topic of mutual interest. Read more
Eye diseases and visual disorders including diabetic retinopathy as well as other genetic diseases are prevalent in the U.S. and India, and have been the focus of research for over 40 years. Researchers have recently shown that studies using the genetic populations in India provide a unique resource that offers many advantages for studying genetic ophthalmic diseases. India has a relatively large number of people with intracommunity and consanguineous marriages whose vision impairment can be traced to genetic or environmental causes, whereas, the U.S. excels in genomics, informatics, the execution of large-scale research, and observational studies. Read more
SAVE THE DATE–Expanding the Scope of Research in Global Health: A Symposium Honoring the Leadership of Dr. Francis Collins. Hosted by the Global Health Research Working Group and the Fogarty International Center at NIH. October 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m., Lister Hill Center Auditorium, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland.
Global Health Symposium: The Role of Genomic Research in Global Health, February 6, 2014
Sponsored by the NIH Global Health Interest Group. Watch the videocast.
Global Health Vision Lecture Series
Sponsored by the National Eye Institute, NIH Global Health Interest Group, and the Fogarty International Center. See the list of lectures.
- NEI Information on International Research Funding
- Global Vision Research Needs and Opportunities: Highlights of a NEI Workshop, April 2006
- Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
- NIH Global Health Interest Group
Gyan “John” Prakash, Ph.D.
Associate Director for International Programs
National Eye Institute