Boston, MA-Ophthalmology Times (OT) recently listed Schepens Eye Research Institute as the recipient of more National Eye Institute (NEI) funding in 2001 than any other eye research organization in the country. The Institute heads a list (published in OT) of the top ten eye research institutes with $12,763,654 in funding, and is followed closely by Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. "We feel honored to be part of this impressive group of vision research organizations," says J. Wayne Streilein, M.D., President of the Boston-based Schepens Eye Research Institute, who attributes the organization's steady increase in NEI funding in recent years to the quality of the science underway at The Schepens and a decade-long transformation of the organization's research enterprise.
Lore' Anne McNicol, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Extramural Research at NEI, agrees. "Schepens has become competitive, because its research has become more diversified," she says, adding that the diversification was the result of an intentional reorganization inspired by Streilein, who became Ankeny Director of Research at The Schepens in 1993, and its president in 1995.
For many years, The Schepens has been a leader in development of novel diagnostic instruments for non-invasive evaluation of eye function, and it has a long history of excellence in laboratory research in cell biology and pathology. Over the past decade, The Schepens has broadened its range of expertise to include immunology, molecular biology, genetics, retinal neurobiology, and angiogenesis. Today, the Institute boasts a team of the highest caliber researchers exploring all parts of the eye and all aspects of the diseases that most severely impact it. The research reorientation that began a decade ago has enabled The Schepens to emerge as the largest independent eye research institute in the world.
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