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

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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.

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."

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,