Wed 1st May 2019

Drs. King-Wai Yau and Jeremy Nathans Awarded The Hellen Keller Prize

Congratulations to Dr. King-Wai Yau and Dr. Jeremy Nathans for being selected as winners of the 2019 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research!     The Prize ceremony took place in conjunction with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 30th, 2019.  

  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,
      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,, partnered with the Helen Keller Foundation in 2015 to present this award.

Back to news