Monday, June 9, 2014
Three Will Share $625,000 From Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation
Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation has announced the three winners of the Special Grant Initiative to help further its charge to devote resources to assist blind and visually impaired people.
The three award recipients will receive a total of $652,000 over two years to work on advancing their projects. They are:
- University of Nevada/Reno, Principal Investigator: Dr. Eelke Folmer, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Johns Hopkins University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert W. Massof, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience; Director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center
- Open Mind Foundation, Principal Investigator: Dr. August Colenbrander, Affiliate Senior Scientist at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. Co-leader Stuart Carduner, Founder and Director of MeyeSight....