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Global Health Vision Lecture Series

The Global Health Vision Lecture Series is sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the NIH Global Health Interest Group. The Fogarty International Center is also a sponsor of this and other previous and planned lectures. The series was created by the NEI Office of International Programs in 2012 to foster the global collaboration and exchange of information among international vision researchers and eye health clinical scientists. Lessons learned from global health programs around the world and their applications to healthcare research in the United States are a focus of discussion in these lectures. For information contact Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash, prakashg@mail.nih.gov.

Past Lectures

Prof. Hugh Taylor: Turning Research Findings into Action, and Changing Health Outcomes, July 12, 2016

Dr. Belinda Seto: NEI Global Health Activities, May 23, 2016

Mr. Andrew Bell: Avoidable Blindness in the Pacific - the Diabetes Tipping Point and the Trachoma Enigma, April 27, 2016

Dr. Gerald Schultz: Research on Genetic Eye Diseases and Stem Cell Therapy working with Unique Patient Populations in Asia, July 23, 2015

Dr. Paul Kaufman: How Can Gene Therapeutics Help Address Global Health Issues?, July 6, 2015

Dr. Alfred Sommer: Perambulations through Global Health-with an Emphasis on Vision, December 2, 2014

Dr. Robert Shepherd: Development of a Retinal Prosthesis for Patients with End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa, June 26, 2014

Dr. Ivo Kocur: Towards Universal Eye Health: A New Global Effort of WHO Member States, February 28, 2014

Dr. Jordi Monés: Inclusion Criteria: Key to Clinical Trial Success, February 19, 2014

Professor Rajvardhan Azad: Diabetic Retinopathy: An Emerging Epidemic of Blindness in India and the Asia Pacific Region, June 17, 2013

Dr. Hejtmancik and Prof. Kumaramanickavel: Genetic-Epidemiology: A Developing Country Experience, May 16, 2013

Dr. Bernhard Sabel: Treating Blindness Using Brain Plasticity, January 25, 2013

Dr. Dennis Lam: Cataract Blindness in China, November 14, 2012

Last Reviewed: 
October 2016