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Welcome to NAEVR's Press Center, where you can learn about NAEVR's advocacy and AEVR's educational activities in support of adequate federal funding for eye and vision research. Click here to read the NAEVR/AEVR Contributor Report

For press questions, contact NAEVR/AEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky at 240-221-2905 or jamesj@eyeresearch.org.

September 7, 2017
NAEVR Commends Senate Appropriators for Proposed FY2018 $2 Billion NIH Increase, $26 Million NEI Increase

August 3, 2017
AEVR Announces The Third Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill

July 14, 2017
NAEVR Expresses Appreciation for the House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee's Proposal to Increase FY2018 NIH Funding

June 20, 2017
Vision Community Recognizes July as Dry Eye Awareness Month with Release of Major Study of the Disease to be Featured in a Congressional Briefing

May 30, 2017
NAEVR to Senate Regarding FY2018 Appropriations: Fund NIH at $36.1 Billion, NEI at $800 Million

May 22, 2017
FY2018 Trump Budget Threatens the Health—and Eye Health— of All Americans; NAEVR Calls on Congress to Reject the Proposal and Advance Medical Research

May 1, 2017
NAEVR Statement on FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

April 3, 2017
NAEVR Supports the March for Science

April 1, 2017
NAEVR Announces Advocacy and Educational Opportunities at the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting

March 28, 2017
NAEVR Supports FY2017 NIH Increase Despite Trump Administration Proposal to Cut Funding

March 16, 2017
NAEVR Supports Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Statement on President's FY2018 Budget Blueprint: Keeping "America First" Requires NIH Investment

March 7, 2017
NAEVR to House: Increase NIH by $2 Billion in Each FY2017 and 2018 to Maintain Sustained, Predictable Funding

February 17, 2017
NAEVR Releases FY2017 and 2018 Funding Requests for NIH/NEI and DOD's Vision Research Program

February 6, 2017
AEVR Announces March 2017 Congressional Briefings on Glaucoma and Defense-Related Vision Research

2016

December 12, 2016
NAEVR to Trump Transition Team: Vision Health Critical to Campaign Themes of Productivity, Independence and Quality of Life

September 29, 2016
As Congress Passes Short-Term Continuing Resolution, NAEVR Urges it to Return After the Election to Finalize FY2017 Appropriations with a $2 Billion NIH Increase

September 15, 2016
NAEVR Commends National Academies' Report That Recommends Public Health Strategies to Promote and Protect the Vision Health of All Americans

September 9, 2016
NAEVR Urges Congress to Pass a Short-Term Continuing Resolution and Return After the Election to Finalize FY2017 Appropriations with $2 Billion NIH Increase

August 4, 2016
JAMA Ophthalmology Publishes Results of AEVR's 2014 Survey on the Public's Attitudes About Vision Loss

July 14, 2016
NAEVR Recognizes House Efforts to Grow Biomedical Research Funding at NIH for Second Year

July 11, 2016
AEVR Announces the Second Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day
on Capitol Hill

June 9, 2016
NAEVR Commends Senate for Making NIH Funding a Priority in FY2017 Appropriations

May 9, 2016
AEVR Announces June 8 Congressional Briefing—Dry Eye: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Solutions

April 8, 2016
NAEVR Announces Advocacy and Educational Opportunities at the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting

April 8, 2016
NAEVR TO House and Senate: Increase NIH and NEI Appropriated Funding by 7.5 Percent, Reflecting Five Percent Real Growth Above Biomedical Inflation

February 10, 2016
NAEVR Releases FY2017 Funding Requests for NIH/NEI and The DOD Vision Research Program

February 10, 2016
NAEVR Disappointed in the President's Reliance on Mandatory Funding in the FY2017 Budget Request

February 2, 2016
AEVR Announces March 2016 Congressional Briefings on Glaucoma and Defense-Related Vision Research

2015

December 16, 2015
NAEVR Commends Congress for Increased NIH/NEI Funding Levels in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

October 28, 2015
NAEVR Urges Congress to Support The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

September 10, 2015
AEVR Announces Fall 2015 Capitol Hill Events: Congressional Briefings and Evening Reception to Maintain The Momentum for Vision Research Funding

July 10, 2015
NAEVR Commends House For Passing 21st Century Cures Legislation with New Innovation Fund

June 26, 2015
NAEVR Commends House and Senate for Making NIH Funding a Priority, Urges Congress to Make It A Reality

May 21, 2015
NAEVR Commends House 21st Century Cures Legislation's Authorizing Levels for NIH, New Innovation Fund

May 18, 2015
AEVR Announces Congressional Briefing—Inflammatory Eye Disease: Focus on Uveitis

April 3, 2015
NAEVR Announces Advocacy and Educational Opportunities at the 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting

April 3, 2015
NAEVR to Senate: Increase NEI Funding, As Americans Fear Vision Loss, Which is a Growing Public Health Problem

February 20, 2015
NAEVR, VSOs/MSOs Request $15 Million for Vision Trauma Research in FY2016 Defense Appropriations

February 2, 2015
NAEVR On President Obama's Proposed FY2016 Budget: NIH/NEI Increase Encouraging, But Still Does Not Reflect Growth and Biomedical Inflation

January 26, 2015
AEVR Announces March 2015 Congressional Briefings on Glaucoma and Defense-Related Vision Research

2014

December 15 2014
NAEVR Thanks Congress for Modest NIH/NEI Funding Increases, Vision Trauma Funding in FY2015 "CROmnibus" Funding Bill

December 3 2014
NAEVR and AEVR Boards Elect Two New Directors, 2015 Officers

September 19 2014
New Public Opinion Poll Reveals a Significant Number of Americans Rate Losing Eyesight as Having Greatest Impact on their Lives Compared to Other Conditions

September 19 2014
As CR Passes, NAEVR Urges Congress to Finalize FY2015 Appropriations in the Lame Duck Session Which Adequately Fund Medical Research

July 30 2014
AEVR Announces September 18 Events: Release of a New National Public Opinion Poll of Vision and Congressional Briefing on Aging Eye Disease

July 24 2014
NAEVR Endoreses the Accelerate Biomedical Research Act Introduced Today by Senator Tom Harkin

June 10, 2014
NAEVR Commends Senate Increase for NIH and NEI, Cautions that NEI Funding Has Not Been Fully Restored From Sequester Cuts

May 8, 2014
NAEVR And AEVR Boards Elect Five New Directors

April 17, 2014
NAEVR to Senate: As NEI Funding Has Decreased, the Incidence and Cost of Eye Disorders Have Increased

March 27, 2014
NAEVR to House: As NEI Funding Has Decreased, the Incidence and Cost of Eye Disorders Have Increased

March 27, 2014
VSOs/MSOs Support Increased Funding for Vision Trauma Research in Letter to Congress

March 7, 2014
NAEVR on President Obama's Proposed FY2015 Budget: NEI Funding is Not Adequate to Face Vision Challenges

February 18, 2014
NAEVR Releases FY2015 Funding Requests to Congress: $32 Billion for NIH and $730 Million for NEI, $10 Million for Peer Reviewed Vision Trauma Research

February 12, 2014
VSOs/MSOs Support Funding for Vision Trauma Research in the FY2015 Independent Budget

January 29, 2014
NAEVR On State of the Union Address: Administration and Congress Must Restore Sequester Cuts to NIH/NEI and Grow the Research Budget

January 16, 2014
NAEVR Thanks Congress for Partial Restoration of Sequester Cuts, Urges Adequate NEI Funding to Address Challenges of the "Decade of Vision"

2013

October 30, 2013
DOD's Vision Trauma Research Program Issues Program Announcement for $14.5 Million in Awards

October 9, 2013
AEVR Announces 20th Anniversary Brochure Entitled The Value of Federally Funded Vision Research

September 3, 2013
NAEVR/AEVR Rallies for Medical Research on Capitol Hill

August 19, 2013
AEVR Announces 20th Anniversary Congressional Reception on October 9, 2013, in Rayburn Foyer

August 19, 2013
The Vision Community Announces Four Congressional Events on Major Topics in Eye Disease Research and Prevention During Fall 2013

August 19, 2013
AEVR International AMD Week Congressional Briefing Features One of Thomson Reuters Sciencewatch's "Hottest Researchers"

July 12, 2013
NAEVR Commends Senate Increase for NIH, NEI

July 1, 2013
NAEVR to Congressional Appropriators: $139 Billion Cost for Eye and Vision Disorders Requires Necessary Funding for NEI

June 20, 2013
NAEVR Commends Senate Spending Allocations, Notes Importance of NEI Funding as a Result of a New $139 Billion Estimate of the Annual Cost of Vision Disorders

June 17, 2013
NAEVR's Maryland Members Urge Sen. Mikulski to Improve on NEI Funding Proposed in the President's FY2014 Budget

April 30, 2013
NAEVR/AEVR Announces the Death of NAEVR/AEVR Founder and Former President Stephen Ryan, M.D.

April 29, 2013
NAEVR to Senate: Improve Upon the President's FY2014 Budget Request for the NEI, Which has No Growth and Jeopardizes Vision Research

April 10, 2013
NAEVR on President Obama's Proposed FY2014 Budget: Applauds NIH Budget Increase, Disappointed in No Growth in the NEI Budget

March 28, 2013
NAEVR Announces Advocacy and Educational Opportunities at the 2013 ARVO Annual Meeting

March 26, 2013
NAEVR Reacts to H.R. 933 Which Finalizes FY2013 Funding

March 13, 2013
NAEVR Releases FY2014 Funding Requests to Congress: $32 Billion for NIH and $730 Million for NEI, $10 Million for Peer Reviewed Vision Trauma Research

March 13, 2013
NAEVR and AEVR Boards Elect Peter McDonnell, M.D. As the Alliances' President

February 22, 2013
VSOs/MSOs Support Increased Funding for Vision Trauma in Independent Budget and in a Letter to Congress

February 12, 2013
AEVR Announces March 2013 Congressional Luncheon Briefings On Two Important Topics in Vision Research

2012

September 18, 2012
AEVR’s Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative Releases A Value of Defense-Related Vision Research Brochure

July 13, 2012
Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to Congress and Administration: Work Together to Avoid Devastating Impact of Sequestration

July 12, 2012
NAEVR Urges Congress to Avert Sequestration, Protect Core Government Functions Such As Support of Biomedical Research

June 15, 2012
NAEVR to Senate Appropriations Committee: Disappointed That NEI Budget Still Cut Despite a Proposed $100 Million NIH Funding Increase

May 29, 2012
NAEVR Participates in Project Gemini, an Exchange Between US and UK Blinded Veterans

April 12, 2012
NAEVR Announces Advocacy and Educational Opportunities at the 2012 ARVO Annual Meeting

March 29, 2012
NAEVR Requests FY2013 NEI Funding of $730 Million at House Public Witness Hearing and in Written Testimony Submitted to the Senate

March 7, 2012
AEVR and Alliance for Aging Research Release The Silver Book®: Vision Loss Volume II

February 29, 2012
NAEVR Releases FY2013 Funding Requests to Congress: At Least $32 Billion for NIH and $730 Million for NEI, $10 Million for Peer Reviewed Vision Trauma Research

February 17, 2012
VSOs Support Increased Funding For Vision Trauma Research in The Independent Budget and in Letter to Defense Appropriators

February 13, 2012
NAEVR: Disappointed in President Obama's Proposed FY2013 Flat-Funding for NIH, Reduced NEI Funding

February 9, 2012
AEVR Announces Two Congressional Briefings to be Held in March 2012 on Key Vision Research Topics: Glaucoma and Deployment-Related Vision Trauma

2011

December 23, 2011
President Obama Signs FY2012 Appropriations Bill that Includes At Least $5 Million More for Vision Research

September 30, 2011
NAEVR Commends House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Rehberg for Proposed FY2012 NIH Funding Increase of $1 Billion

September 26, 2011
NAEVR: Concerned About Senate Bill's FY2012 Funding Cuts to NIH/NEI During The Decade of Vision

August 12, 2011
NEI Clinician Scientist Discusses Lifestyle And AMD IN A September 21 AEVR Congressional Briefing During International AMD Awareness Weeky

May 16, 2011
Clinician-Scientist Speaks About Public-Private Partnership to Discover Vision-Saving Drugs Using NIH Screening Technology

April 7, 2011
NAEVR Submits Written Testimony to the House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Supporting FY2012 NIH Funding at $35 Billion

April 1, 2011
NAEVR Central Booth at 2011 ARVO Annual Meeing Serves as "Town Hall" for NEI/DOD Research Funding Questions and Advocacy; NAEVR Hosts May 2 Defense Vision Session

March 2, 2011
VSO Independent Budget Calls for Increased Funding for Medical Research, Including DOD Peer-Reviewed Medical Research-Vision Program

February 14, 2011
NAEVR: President Obama's Proposed FY2012 NIH Funding Recognizes Value of Research, Sends Strong Message to Congress About Spending Priorities

February 9, 2011
Clinician-Scientist Speaks about Glaucoma Progression and Conducts Real-Time Imaging of the Eye in AEVR Briefing Held During World Glaucoma Week 2011

February 7, 2011
AEVR Announces Defense-Related Vision Briefing to Focus on Research to Diagnose Visual Disorders Resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury

January 26, 2011
NAEVR Releases Funding Requests to Congress - Finalize FY2011 Funding at $31.8 Billion, FY2012 Peer Reviewed Medical Research—Vision at $10 Million

January 3, 2011
David Epstein Promoted to Director, Government Relations and Education

2010

July 19, 2010
AEVR Features International Researcher in September 23 Congressional Briefing During International AMD Awareness Week

July 15, 2010
Cong. Timothy Walz Issues Letter Asking House Colleagues to Support PRMR-Vision Funding at $10 Million in FY2011 Defense Appropriations

June 16, 2010
AEVR Co-Sponsors Congressional Briefing on Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation

June 10, 2010
At Key Domestic and International Events, NAEVR Expands Its Advocacy Voice

May 13, 2010
NAEVR Commends Dr. Collins for Citing NEI's Human Gene Therapy Research in House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearings on FY2011 NIH Funding

May 12, 2010
Vision Community Testifies at House Citizen Witness Hearing on FY2011 NIH/NEI Appropriations

May 7, 2010
DOD Announces $10 Million in Awards From the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research-Vision Program in Defense Appropriations

April 8, 2010
NAEVR Submits Written Testimony to Senate and House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittees Supporting FY2011 NIH Funing at $35 Billion

April 6, 2010
AEVR's Decade of Vision 2010-2020 And the Foundation Fighting Blindness Host a Congressional Briefing on the Artificial Retina on Eve of Healthy Vision Month

March 15, 2010
NAEVR Submits NIH Listens Comments to Dr. Collins Citing Concerns About Future NIH/NEI Funding and Clustering of Institutes/Maintaining the NEI Budget Line

February 2, 2010
VSO Independent Budget Echoes NAEVR's Request Urging Congress to Fund Extramural Peer-Reviewed Vision Research at $10 Million in FY2011 Defense Appropriations

February 1, 2010
NAEVR Expresses Concern Over Presiden't Obama's Proposed FY2011 NIH/NEI Funding Levels and Urges Congress to Improve Upon These Numbers

January 29, 2010
NAEVR Releases FY2011 Funding Requests that Include $35 Billion for NIH and $10 Million for Extramural Peer-Reviewed Vision Research in Defense Appropriations

January 25, 2010
AEVR’s Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative Announces First-Quarter 2010 Congressional Briefings on Defense-Related Vision Research and Glaucoma

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