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Welcome to the Eye Research Institute at Oakland University. Our four point mission is:

  • to conduct research in visual sciences and to enhance understanding of fundamental processes in ocular tissue related to health and disease;
  • to conduct research on the causes and possible cures for various eye diseases;
  • to offer residents and fellows in ophthalmology opportunities for research;
  • to provide an environment for research training for advanced students (both undergraduate and graduate) who are interested in pursuing careers in visual sciences and the biomedical field.

The ERI has a greater than 40 year history in vision research and has received more than $50 million from external agencies such as the National Eye Institute (NEI). The ERI is formally associated with William Beaumont Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology and Associated Retinal Consultants.

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Eye Research Institute
03/26/14 - Alexandra Zetye is recognized by the Goldwater Scholarship Program
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02/26/14 - Eye Research Institute receives grant for retinal research
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01/13/14 - SUPER 2014 Application Now Available
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09/24/13 - SUPER Program 2013 Concludes with Symposium
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01/21/13 - SUPER 2013 Application Now Available
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03/01/12 - Dr. Kenneth Mitton receives ROPARD Award
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01/23/12 - 2012 Summer SUPER Program at OU includes $3,500 research fellowship!
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02/16/10 - Faculty members bring in $2.7 million for scientific research
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