Medical Rehabilitation Research Speaker Series: Vision Recovery and Restoration

November 5, 2021 (Noon-1:00 p.m. ET)


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD


NIH VideoCast; registration external link is free but required


The Medical Rehabilitation Research Speaker Series provides an opportunity for selected NCMRR and NIH rehabilitation research grantees to share their research with colleagues from rehabilitation-related and other fields.

This second session features NCMRR grantees Krystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D., and Joseph Rizzo, M.D., presenting their advances in the fields of vision recovery and restoration following neurological injury or disease.

Dr. Huxlin external link directs a laboratory at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute, where she investigates how the damaged adult visual system can repair itself.

Dr. Rizzo external link is the director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of vision loss, improving diagnostic methods, and developing new treatments for blinding diseases.

Series events will include presentations from the grantees followed by a question-and-answer session.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity should contact Eliza Polk at or 301-242-0003 at least 5 days in advance.


For registration-related questions:
Liza Cook

For webinar-related questions:
Dr. Theresa Cruz, NCMRR, NICHD
Phone: 301-496-9233

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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