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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).

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-, inflammation-, or lipid-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.

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Linley Nykiel-Bub Linley Nykiel-Bub
Associate Program Officer
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Linley Nykiel-Bub Ms. Nykiel-Bub is Associate Program Officer for The Medical Foundation division. She began as the division’s Grants Associate in 2013, and her current position is a hybrid of roles. She administers grant programs in a Program Officer capacity. She is responsible for an extensive grants management database and online application system. Her skill with computers and design is key in providing technical assistance to applicants, producing funding announcements and other media, and updating division webpages. Ms. Nykiel-Bub also provides operational support for grant programs and life science consulting projects.