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Neel Pasricha, MD, at the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology, just received a noteworthy grant: the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Career Development Award (CDA). This is one of RPB’s flagship awards, which provides outstanding early-career vision scientists with significant support over 4 years, as a means to start and sustain an independent research program.
Two years ago, RPB celebrated the 30th anniversary of the CDA program and in the course of anniversary-related activities, Brian F. Hofland, PhD, President, RPB had the opportunity to speak with many past CDA recipients. Almost all of them noted that support and collaboration from colleagues within their institution—not just from formal mentors, but from informal relationships—were critical to their success.
We invite you to learn more about the CDA program and the impact that it can have on research careers by watching (and sharing) the RPB 30th Anniversary video: http://bit.ly/RPBCDAvideo.
Congratulations to Dr. Pasrischa! We wish him great success in his CDA research and in his career!