SUNY Health Centers Team To Prevent Blindness in Infants, Speed Up Clinical Trials on Neurological Conditions
SUNY REACH, a collaborative research network of SUNY's four academic health centers and the College of Optometry, received two grants in Oct. 2011 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that total more than $4.3 million.
The first grant, for $3.7 million, will support research into Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a condition that contributes to vision loss (and in the most serious cases, blindness) in premature infants.
The second grant, for $650,000, positions SUNY’s academic health centers to, collectively, be one of 25 participants across the U.S. in a national project that aims to speed up early phase clinical trials on new therapies for neurological conditions such as stroke.
SUNY REACH (Research Excellence in Academic Health) is comprised of Downstate Medical Center, University at Buffalo, College of Optometry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Upstate Medical University.