November 2013 Update

  • The Beaver Dam Offspring Study (BOSS) and Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study (EHLS) are not affected by the recently announced employee layoffs, and possible closure, of the University of Wisconsin Fundus Photograph Reading Center.  The BOSS and EHLS are part of the EpiSense Research Program which is a distinctly separate research unit, both administratively and fiscally, within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. 
  • BOSS update: The 5-year examinations were successfully completed in March 2013 and EpiSense investigators and staff are busy analyzing the new data and preparing manuscripts for publication.  A new grant proposal to continue funding of the BOSS at the completion of the current grant in August 2014 was just submitted to the NIH on November 5th.  
  • EHLS update: The grant proposal for the EHLS follow-up received a favorable review at NIH earlier this year.  EpiSense staff are gearing up for the start of the 21-year examinations which will be starting shortly.

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