A Message from our President & CEO, Elena Sturman

  • September 1, 2020

The times continue to be challenging. But we want you to know that TGF has been hard at work, with a special focus on our research program.

Each year, TGF awards seed grants for innovative projects that provide a platform for large and impactful research advances. We recently announced a new granting platform focused on the topic of intraocular pressure-independent mechanisms of optic nerve degeneration in glaucoma. Examples of research that may be considered for these one-year grants of $60,000 range from basic science to clinical interventions, such as genetics and genomic medicine, disease modeling, assessment of ocular perfusion, artificial intelligence, and clinical research.

On the funding side, we are in the midst of The TGF Art Challenge to Celebrate Vision, with artists and art lovers participating to support our research program. Please visit our art gallery to learn more!

It’s not too late to become a visionary for vision.

Looking to the future of glaucoma care, TGF has inaugurated The Patricia Hill-Dr. Sanford Eisenberg Fellowship in Glaucoma in support of younger ophthalmologists (specifically women and/or members of an underrepresented minority) specializing in the field. Two fellowships have been awarded for the coming year. You can read about the first two recipients in our September newsletter.

As you can see, we are looking ahead to a brighter future. As always, we thank all our friends and supporters who help us make important strides.

Elena Sturman