Swindle-Reilly participates in Congressional Briefing, named Communications Chair for Ocular group

Posted: September 21, 2021
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Swindle-Reilly, center, with graduate students

Professor Katelyn Swindle-Reilly is included as a speaker in the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s “A Conversation: Moving beyond Covid-19 in my career pathway, which is part of AEVR's Seventh Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill recognizing International Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2021 and Health Aging Month.

In a pre-recorded video segment of "A Conversation," Swindle-Reilly comments around 31:14 that Covid has allowed her to take her research beyond the laboratory, taking more steps to move technology from the lab to patients in the clinic. She has also been able to expand her focus on teaching, diversity and inclusion, and training.

Swindle-Reilly is participating as a recently-named Emerging Vision Scientist in the 2021 Annual Emerging Vision Scientists (AEVR) program. In addition to that conversation, she and the 28 other EVS's prepared a 5-minute personal video about their breakthrough eye and vision research that addresses the question “How will this research delay, reduce, and prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” 

Swindle-Reilly was also recently elected Communications Chair for the Ocular Delivery (OcD) Focus Group of the Controlled Release Society (CRS).

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