Wed 1st May 2019
Drs. King-Wai Yau and Jeremy Nathans Awarded The Hellen Keller Prize
The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
was formed by members of Ms. Keller's family and a group of scientists and physicians from her home state of Alabama in 1988, to ally her famous legacy with vision research. This alliance seeks to pursue her goal "to hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness".
Based on her world-famous legacy, the Foundation was intended from its beginning to become a major international eye research foundation, appropriately utilizing her name to lift national borders for recognition and support. Please visit our website
for more information, www.helenkellerfoundation.org
The Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research recipients are selected by an international panel of scientists and physicians, independent of the Helen Keller Foundation. The Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research is awarded for research excellence as demonstrated by a number of significant contributions to vision science during the course of a career or for a single contribution of exceptional importance to vision science. BrightFocus Foundation, https://www.brightfocus.org/
, partnered with the Helen Keller Foundation in 2015 to present this award.