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Fight For Sight and Prevent Blindness Announce Call for Entries for Joanne Angle Public Health Award

The deadline is Nov. 15.




Fight For Sight and Prevent Blindness Announce Call for Entries for Joanne Angle Public Health Award

Joanne Angle

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO – National non-profit organizations Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness are announcing a call for applications for the Joanne Angle Public Health Award, a $25,000 grant to support a public health research project seeking to put an end to unnecessary vision loss.

The award was named for Ms. Joanne Angle who served on the National Board of Directors for Prevent Blindness, and both its Government Affairs and Audit committees, in addition to her work with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

The deadline for the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award is Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 12 p.m. (ET). Applications must be submitted on the Fight for Sight grant portal, The recipient will be announced in Spring of 2020.

The Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award was established to provide much-needed funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas:

  • Burden/economic aspects of eye disease and vision loss on society
  • Best practices in integrating vision screening and follow-up care with system care access
  • Vision program effectiveness and evaluation

“We are proud to join with Fight for Sight to provide financial support to research programs that are working toward our shared goal of ending preventable vision loss,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “Today, through the Joanne Angle Public Health Award, we continue to support individuals and institutions that are working towards that same mission.”


Arthur Makar, Fight for Sight’s executive director remarked, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Prevent Blindness on the Joanne Angle Public Health Award. It is allowing us to expand our grantmaking from traditional scientific research and into the public health arena. We have collaborated with Prevent Blindness unofficially on various projects. This is a lovely way to solidify our relationship.”

Past recipients of the Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Award include Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, for his study “Glaucoma Detection in Diabetes Teleretinal Programs.” And, Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, for his study, “Implementation Science Based Study of Teleophthalmology for Diabetic Retinopathy Surveillance.”

For more information on the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Public Health Award, contact Arthur Makar, FFS’s Executive Director,


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