Since opening its doors in 1966, the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute has improved the vision of thousands of patients through its primary programs of patient care, cutting-edge research, education, and community outreach. The Foundation supports the innovative glaucoma research of Dr. Joseph Caprioli, who currently serves as the Chief of the Glaucoma Division, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, and David May II Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.



Desired Impact

Dr. Caprioli oversees a Research Fellowship program within the Glaucoma Division. Under his supervision, research fellows undertake projects to answer an important clinical question in glaucoma, with the application of the findings improving the quality of care and outcomes of glaucoma patients.

Due to increasing budget cuts, federal and state resources to maintain researchers are rapidly disappearing. The Simms/Mann Family Foundation’s support of the research program helps revitalize this dwindling support to foster the development of the next generation of clinician-scientists.