Transforming the way medical research is funded by investing in early-career researchers with innovative ideas.

New Vision Research

New Vision Research (NVR) is a private non-profit organization that is transforming the way medical research is funded by investing in researchers with innovative ideas, early in their careers. NVR specifically supports individuals who push the boundaries of current research and whose high-risk approaches may be less likely to be funded through traditional means. 

NVR fosters collaboration by sponsoring conferences in disease-specific areas, including its principal conference, the Charleston Conferences on Alzheimer’s Disease (CCAD). NVR also identifies and supports emerging leaders with innovative research in their fields through its New Vision Research Scholar programs. 

New Vision Research Highlight

Congratulations to 2020 CCAD Alumni, Dr. Miranda Orr! Dr. Orr’s research studying senescent cells in Alzheimer’s disease was featured in the January 2023 issue of National Geographic ‘Living Longer and Better’. Her team was the first to discover senescent cells—also called zombie cells—in both mouse and human brain neurons in the regions crucial for short- and long-term memory. These cells don’t die naturally, and they release toxic substances. Dr. Orr and her colleagues are studying whether drugs can kill these deadly cells and restore memory.

New Vision Research News

Meet the faces of CCAD 2023! Representing 12 universities from around the country and chosen from a pool of over 80 applicants, we are excited to introduce you to the CCAD 2023 attendees.

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