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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman We have succeeded, in […]
Dorie Shapiro has Usher 1F, and her family is working to help find a cure. Please join the Shapiro family for the second annual Touchdown for Sight on December 17, 2017, beginning at 11 AM. […]
This fall, 400 riders in 13 spin studios around the United States cycled for a cure for Usher 1F. Spearheaded by Jared Root, father to Zachary who has Usher 1F, and his two friends and […]
During 2017, we doubled our number of funded research labs, adding two new researchers, Zubair Ahmed, Ph.D., at the University of Maryland, and Livia Carvalho, Ph.D., at the University of Western Australia. Drs. Ahmed and […]
By Zubair Ahmed, Ph.D. Zubair Ahmed, Ph.D., has been researching Usher 1F for many years. He was a post doctoral student and part of the team at the NIH that, in 2002, discovered the most […]
Read about Harry Feller, age 5, who has Usher 1F, and his family’s efforts to fund research for a cure in Melbourne, Australia, where they live. Click here to read the article.
By Brendan Creemer I had the opportunity this past summer to attend the prestigious Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Iowa and work in the Wynn Institute for Vision Research alongside professors […]
By Rachel Chaikof Rachel Chaikof is a 29-year-old woman who has Usher 1F. A month ago, she returned to the U.S. after completing two years of service with the Peace Corps in Cameroon, Africa, where […]
Rachel Root, a mother of a four year old boy with Usher Syndrome Type 1F, shares her experience in receiving her son’s diagnosis of Usher Syndrome Type 1F and raising a child with Usher Syndrome […]
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Brendan Creemer, age 17, who has Usher 1F, has been accepted and will attend SSTP (Secondary Student Training Program), a summer program at the University of Iowa for a five-and-a-half week research internship program for […]
My name is Jaime Recht. I live in Maryland but am a native of New York City. My sister and I were born in the mid-to-late 1960’s with Usher Syndrome Type 1F. One day when […]
Monte Westerfield, Ph.D., and his team at the University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience is developing the first animal model of Usher Syndrome type 1F to display vision loss. We interviewed him to provide you […]
I want to thank you for your generous support of Usher 1F Collaborative and provide you with an update on our exciting progress. As you know, when we began our efforts, despite significant research for […]
Vision for a Cure has been featured in two publications in the past month: The Jewish Week – A Family’s Eyes On The Prize: When Rachel Chaikof travels the world, she prefers to go alone. Instead of having […]