The program will provide funding for post-residency clinical fellowships in inherited orphan retinal degenerations. The goal is to increase the number of clinician-scientists with expertise and commitment to provided clinical care to patients with inherited orphan retinal degenerations.
This program supports up to three post-residency clinicians for one (1) year. $65,000/year
Moorfields Eye Hospital / University College London
“Reverse phenotyping of biallelic loss of function variants in a large cohort of families with inherited retinal dystrophy”
Dr. Ba-Abbad is studying the extent of retinal dysfunction and degeneration as well as rate of disease progression in the patients with two mutations in both copies of the same gene.
Florin Grigorian, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
“Wide Field OCT Angiography in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa”
Dr. Grigorian is using a retinal-imaging technology known as optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to gain a better understanding of how changes in retinal vasculature correlate with degeneration of retinal cells in people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP).