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MALINDA E.C. FITZGERALD, Ph.D, FARVO
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What is it?
"The purposes of ARVO shall be to encourage and assist research, training, publication, and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology." Article 1.02 of the Bylaws
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) was founded in 1928 in Washington, DC by 73 ophthalmologists. ARVO was originally named the Association for Research in Ophthalmology (ARO), but the word "vision" was added in 1970 to better reflect the scientific profile of its members.
The Association's membership, comprised of more than 11,500 individuals, continues to grow. Some 42% of members reside in over 70 countries outside the U.S. The membership is multidisciplinary and consists of both clinical and basic researchers (approximately 44% MD/Ophthalmologists, 26% PhD's, and 30% Other, including optometrists, osteopaths, and veterinarians).
In 1986, ARVO established its first permanent office located on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2001 the ARVO Office relocated to Rockville, Maryland.
What is the Society for Neuroscience?
The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Recognizing the field's tremendous potential, the Society was formed in 1969. It has grown from 500 members to nearly 37,000 and is the world's largest organization of scientists devoted to the study of the brain.
The Society's primary goal is to promote the exchange of information among researchers. To this end, it publishes the scholarly journal The Journal of Neuroscience and holds an annual meeting each fall that attracts attendees from around the globe.
SfN is devoted to education about the latest advances in brain research, and to raising awareness of the need to make neuroscience research a funding priority. For these reasons, the Society produces a variety of publications, and works closely with other scientific societies, disease advocacy organizations, and the National Institutes of Health.
The Society relies on its 117 local chapters for grassroots representation of the neuroscience community. Across the globe, these chapters hold scientific lectures and other activities for the educational advancement of local neuroscience communities
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In 1985, leaders of The University of Tennessee created a multidisciplinary program in neuroscience. The program brings together about 80 neuroscience related faculty from thirteen basic science and clinical departments within the College of Medicine. The interdepartmental nature of the program provides the multidisciplinary environment necessary for quality neuroscience research and training.
In recognition of this quality, the State of Tennessee established the Neuroscience Center of Excellence. The Center has been selected by the governor and legislature to receive special funding from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The Neuroscience Center of Excellence award supports graduate and postdoctoral student training, renovates laboratory facilities, purchases research equipment, and recruits additional neuroscience faculty.
I work in collaboration with Dr. Anton Reiner