Mission Statement

The mission of the Atlanta VAMC Rehabilitation R&D Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR) is to foster the health and well-being of veterans through uniquely synergistic research impacting visual and/or neurocognitive function.


A Word from Our Director:

The Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR) is focused on enhancing veterans' health by conducting research on the rehabilitation of visual and related neurological impairments. Our research spans the gamut from the basic science of repair mechanisms through the development of creative rehabilitative interventions to improve function and social re-integration.

Our investigators and staff come from a variety of backgrounds and collaborate to synergistically develop novel approaches and foster the translation of scientific discoveries into clinically relevant treatments. Most of our investigators also hold academic appointments at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology or Georgia State University.


CVNR Internal Steering Group


Bruce Crosson, PhD
Interim Executive 
Director, CVNR


Bruce Crosson, PhD
Interim Executive
Director, CVNR

Machelle Pardue, 
PhD, Interim 
Executive Associate 
Director, CVNR

Machelle Pardue,
PhD, Interim
Executive Associate
Director, CVNR

Camille Vaughan, 
MD, Associate 
Director, Scientific
Projects

Camille Vaughan,
MD, Associate
Director, Scientific
Projects

Steven Wolf, PhD, 
PT, FAPTA
Associate Director, 
Training

Steven Wolf, PhD,
PT, FAPTA
Associate Director,
Training


David Ross, MSEE
Assistant Director,
Outreach


David Ross, MSEE
Assistant Director,
Outreach


Monica Serra, PhD
Career Development
Representative


Monica Serra, PhD
Career Development
Representative

Jeffrey Boatright, 
PhD, Molecular 
Biology Core 
Representative

Jeffrey Boatright,
PhD, Molecular
Biology Core
Representative

Joe Nocera, 
PhD, Physical 
Exercise Core
Representative

Joe Nocera,
PhD, Physical
Exercise Core
Representative


Keith McGregor, PhD
Tele-rehabilitation 
Core Representative


Keith McGregor, PhD
Tele-rehabilitation
Core Representative


Lisa Calas
Administrative
Officer


Lisa Calas
Administrative
Officer