Who We Are

The Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative (MTM Vision) is rooted in Mary’s journey as an actress, entertainer, dancer, author, and diabetes research advocate.

Who We Are

Mary was diagnosed with diabetes at age 33. While she did not see a cure for diabetes-related vision loss and blindness in her lifetime, her legacy of leadership lives on through our work.

Mary’s Dream

Driven by her husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine’s dedication to making Mary’s dream of a world without vision loss and blindness from diabetes a reality, we champion and advance diabetes research, providing essential resources and tools to accelerate progress. Though Mary didn’t see a cure in her lifetime, her legacy of research advocacy and commitment to finding cures for diabetes and its complications lives on through our work. Learn more about Mary.

 

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We Foster Cross-Sector Collaboration

Gathering global leaders and innovators from diverse fields, including universities, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, government agencies, tech firms, the entertainment industry, and people and families with diabetes, we focus on fostering cross-sector collaboration, developing critical path research resources and tools, promoting data sharing, and supporting scientific programs to fast-track research to cure vision loss and blindness from diabetes. Learn more about our scientific programs.

 

Founded in 2018 by Mary’s husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine, to honor her legacy of research leadership, MTM Vision’s founding partners include JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), which Mary and Robert helped lead for over 33 years, the University of Michigan’s Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute and Kellogg Eye Center, the Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Learn more about our partners.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To accelerate the development of new methods to preserve and restore vision in people with diabetes.

Our vision and Mary’s dream is bold and clear: a world without vision loss and blindness from diabetes. Join us. The sight you help save may be your own or that of someone you love.

Take Action

Donate to Advance Research for a World without Vision Loss and Blindness from Diabetes

The sight you help save may be your own or that of someone you love.

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