Ben reports on research for all of Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) publications including the ‘Eye on the Cure’ blog. In addition, he presents the latest advancements in retinal research at local and national events, and conducts various training activities for staff and constituents. Ben also enjoys working with constituents one-on-one to help them understand their retinal disease and the research underway that may benefit them.
Prior to joining FFB, Ben worked in writing and communications roles for the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, The Washington Home and Community Hospice, and VITAS Healthcare Corporation.
Ben has written two books – “Jerry’s Vegan Women” and “The Vegan Monologues” – both published by Loyola University (Maryland). His freelance essays and commentaries have been carried by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, National Public Radio, and a variety of other newspapers and magazines.
Ben earned a master of arts in writing from Johns Hopkins University, a master of science in systems management from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor of science in computer information science from Cleveland State University.