2019/09/16 – Ohio State vision research made possible by Prevent Blindness grant and Bucks for Charity donations - Human Resources at Ohio State

Ohio State vision research made possible by Prevent Blindness grant and Bucks for Charity donations

Donations through Bucks for Charity make a difference in people’s lives and health, and some of that important work is being done right here at Ohio State. Through a Prevent Blindness grant, Ohio State neuroscience student Isabella Palazzo is studying how to save people’s sight.

As one of the over 250 nonprofits that are a part of Bucks for Charity, Prevent Blindness, is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.

This year, the organization awarded the $5,000 Vision Research Fellowship grant to Isabella Palazzo whose study will contribute toward the development of therapies to prevent the loss of photoreceptors — a disease that causes blindness.

“Our goal is to encourage female scientists at the beginning of their careers to pursue vision research that can contribute toward the early detection and treatment discoveries that will be needed to curb the growth of vision loss,” said Prevent Blindness President and CEO Sherry Williams.

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