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Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research

The Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation was created in 2002 to advance the health of older adults through the support of direct service projects and medical research on diseases and disorders affecting older adults. In keeping with the Foundation’s mission, the goal of the Awards Program is to support translational research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

As steward of the Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America N.A., works with The Medical Foundation division’s Scientific Review Committees to select the most qualified candidates.

Successful research proposals will extend recent basic research findings regarding the underlying mechanisms of AMD. Examples of funding areas include, but are not limited to, genetically engineered animal models, the discovery and testing of small molecule therapies directed at promising targets including immune- or inflammation-related pathways associated with AMD, local drug delivery systems, and neuroprotective strategies. Basic research and clinical trials are outside the scope of this Program. However, clinical studies that involve the evaluation of new imaging modalities with no potential risks to human subjects are eligible.
Last updated on Monday, November 24 at 12:48 pm

The 2014 application cycle has closed.

Erin Johnstone Erin Johnstone
Program Officer
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Bio
Erin Johnstone Ms. Johnstone manages several grant programs and all pre- and post-award activity, including the organization of review committees, award recipient scientific meetings, award payments and tracking of program funds. Additional skills include database management, online application development, and the utilization of technology to track grant submissions and reports. Prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, she coordinated six regional and national grant programs for the New England Foundation for the Arts and managed research applications and awards for 10 departments and two centers in the Office of Research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Ms. Johnstone holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University.