Dr. Tara Alvarez, Director of VNEL, was inducted to the 2018 AIMBE College of Fellows on April 9, 2018.


Lab member John Vito d'Antonio-Bertagnolli successfully completed the seven-week NSF I-Corps program on Deceember 5, 2017. Special thanks to his team members, Dr. Tara L. Alvarez and Carl L. Georgeson, as well as to the 100 optometrists he interviewed.


Lab member Chang Yaramothu successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Special thanks to his co-advisors, Dr. Tara L. Alvarez and Dr. Bharat B. Biswal, as well as his committee members, Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, Dr. Kevin Pang, Dr. Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar, and Dr. Xiaobo Li.


The NJIT Board of Overseers was proud to award Tara Alvarez, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, its tenth annual Excellence in Research Prize and Medal, on October 4, 2017.

NJIT News Article, NJIT Board of Overseers Announcement


Dr. Tara Alvarez, Director of VNEL, gave a two hour talk on the functional mechanism of neural control in convergence insufficiency at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association in Buffalo, New York, on September 17, 2017.

Dr. Tara Alvarez, Director of VNEL, was featured in an NJIT article, "As Athletes Collide in Arenas This Fall, NJIT Concussion Experts Look to Assess and Heal" on Septmber 8, 2017.

Dr. Tara Alvarez, Director of VNEL, and student researchers John Vito d'Antonio-Bertagnolli and Chang Yaramothu along with Judith Sheft, NJIT Associate Vice President Technology & Enterprise Development, attended the  August 2, 2017 BIONJ Life Sciences Talent Network Summit at Kean University participating in a panel discussion of the I-Corps program.  NJIT is an NSF I-Corps site and Dr. Alavrez has received site funding for her project on vision rehabilitation therapy using video game technology for people with convergence insufficiency,