The Royal Society

The Royal Society Formally the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, is the United Kingdom’s version of the national academy of sciences. Promoting excellence in science since 1660, it is the world’s oldest independent scientific academy. Left to right, Ginger Zampieri, Dr. Tom Zampieri, Dr. Renata Gomes, and James Jorkasky.


NEI STUDY REVEALS BROAD IMPLICATIONS FOR VISION RESTORATION A research project that was originally initiated to restore vision loss from dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may have broader applicability than originally believed. The research focuses on gene therapy that could treat additional eye diseases, both rare and common. Funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), the research uses gold nanoparticles together with light to target specific cells in mouse retina. The scientists involved believe the […]

Historic Anniversary Commemorated Quietly

Historic Anniversary Commemorated Quietly March 28, 2020 was to be a day to remember in the annals of BVA’s history, just as it was 75 years before—to the very day. It will still be a day to remember, just not the way it was originally intended to be remembered.  On March 28, 1945, at 8:45 a.m., approximately 100 young men who had recently lost their sight in World War II combat gathered for a meeting […]


VAWK QSG COVID-19 VA Releases Guide for VA Health Care Benefits. This guide will help you learn how to use your VA health care benefits during this emerging health crisis and will provide links and resources you can reference to protect yourself and others.

VA Releases COVID-19 Response Plan

20-023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 VA Releases COVID-19 Response Plan WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect Veterans, their families and staff. VA deems the plan a valuable tool that’s useful for the nationwide medical community. The “For Official Use Only” designation has been removed from the plan, making it publicly available. This access […]