Contribute to State-of-the-Art Research

Research is key to understanding inherited retinal diseases and finding paths toward treatments and cures. Research requires funding. Much of our research is planned well in advance, proposals written, and funding is obtained to pay the salaries of investigators as well as for equipment and supplies. Sometimes, however, observations are made in the clinic that need to be evaluated further to develop hypotheses. Hypotheses generated during early stages of investigation are then used for formal research project applications to the federal government or foundations. Please support us in funding these early-stage investigations.

Please donate with a credit card or make checks payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” with “Samuel G. Jacobson, MD, PhD Memorial Fund" written on the memo line, and mail to Penn Medicine Development, c/o Lauren Buckheit, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.