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Atlanta VA Health Care System


Research - Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation

 The CVNR is one of only 13 Rehabilitation Research & Development Centers across 168 VA Medical Centers nationwide. The Rehabilitation R&D Center is a national mark of distinction for the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC), being funded via a highly competitive application and review process. The researchers at the CVNR are committed to our mission of fostering the best possible health and well-being of Veterans by conducting research in the rehabilitation of visual and neurocognitive problems.

The CVNR brings together interdisciplinary expertise to conduct research informing healthcare approaches and rehabilitation solutions. The combination of brain research with our long-standing leadership in vision research offers the VA an invaluable resource for developing evidence-based, patient centered therapies to improve brain and visual dysfunction that results from injury and/or disease. We are committed to moving research along the translational pipeline so that interventions reach our Veterans as early as possible.


The CVNR focusses on three main areas of focus. The Visual Rehabilitation Program, led by CVNR Executive Director, Krish Sathian, MD, PhD, targets rehabilitation of visually impaired Veterans. The Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Program, led by CVNR Executive Associate Director, Bruce Crosson, PhD, targets rehabilitation of Veterans with neurocognitive problems. The Retinal & Neural Repair Program, led by Machelle Pardue, PhD, CVNR Associate Director for Scientific Projects, uses basic science models to explore the mechanistic basis of visual and neurocognitive rehabilitation.


For information about participating in research with the CVNR, please contact us at 404-728-5064 or visit us on the 12th floor of the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Please also visit the CVNR’s website at  


Contact Info


  • Building C, 12th floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 404-728-5064

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00am-4:00pm