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The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is pleased to announce its collaboration with the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IABP) to assess the global awareness, treatment, and implications of diabetic retinopathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes. View the full partnership statement.
Across the course of the Global Reseach Initiative on Diabetic Retinopathy evidence on knowledge, policies, standards of care, and supportive services for retinopathy will be gathered across 40 countries in order to inform clinical practice and policy development to improve the prevention and management of this disease.
“Given the scale of the diabetes epidemic worldwide, and the devastating impacts of vision loss, we are very pleased to be part of this important collaboration, which has the potential to improve policy and practice globally,” said Dr. Linda Weiss, Director of the Center for Evaluation and Applied Research.
NYAM’s Center for Evaluation and Applied Research and the Center for Health Innovation are conducting the research, including surveys, interviews, literature reviews, and projections of disease burden, that will form the basis of the project reports, policy recommendations, and other resources to be developed through this collaboration.
“NYAM is uniquely positioned to conduct this type of important research related to the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy. Focusing on individuals and their broader communities helps us translate the research into policy that reduces the global burden of disease and disability”, said Dr. David Siscovick, NYAM Senior Vice President for Research.
The study is funded by Bayer Pharma AG; Bayer will not be involved in analysis of study findings.
Posted on May 12, 2014
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