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Prestigious International Champalimaud Vision Award to US Scientists
Date:6/13/2010

ght against blindness, the Award concentrates both on practical blindness prevention and on scientific research.  In odd number years, The Vision Award is given for blindness prevention on the ground, particularly in developing countries.  In even numbered years, the Award recognizes outstanding scientific research.  

In 2007, The Vision Award was presented to India's Aravind Eye Care System; in 2008, it was jointly awarded to Drs. King-Wai Yau and Dr. Jeremy Nathans of Johns Hopkins University; and in 2009, Helen Keller International was the recipient.  The Award is given to recipients for outstanding achievement, and the funds are to be used in any way that furthers and amplifies the recipients' scientific efforts.  

The Jury Panel for The Vision Award is comprised of leading international scientists, including two Nobel Laureates, and prominent public figures.  The are: Alfred Sommer (Johns Hopkins University), Mark Bear (MIT), Nobel Laureate Susumu Tonegawa (MIT), Carla Shatz (Stanford University), Joshua Sanes (Harvard University), Paul A. Sieving (NIH), Gullapalli N. Rao (LV Prasad Eye Institute and International Center for Eyecare Education), Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen (Harvard University), Jose Cuhna-Vaz (Coimbra University), Jacques Delors (former President, European Commission), Antonio Guterres (former Prime Minister of Portugal).'/>"/>

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