ERI Welcomes Dr. Michael E. Rogers

November 01, 2023
Envision Research Institute Welcomes Acclaimed Professor Dr. Michael E. Rogers as Part-time Research Manager

Wichita, Kan. (Oct. 30, 2023) – The Gigi and Carl Allen Envision Research Institute (ERI) is proud to welcome Dr. Michael Rogers, CSCS, FACSM, FAAAJ, as its part-time Research Manager. Dr. Rogers, a renowned professor of exercise science at Wichita State University (WSU), brings a wealth of expertise within the research field. 
Internationally recognized for his research on the effects of balance and resistance training on older adults, Dr. Rogers has been invited to present in 22 countries and has a deep association with Japan, where he collaborates on community-based exercise programs. Dr. Rogers brings his prolific background, which includes over 90 published papers and 400 presentations, to the ERI, enhancing its research capabilities.
On joining the ERI, Dr. Rogers remarked, "I’m eager and honored for the opportunity to help advance the important research done at the Envision Research Institute. Understanding the research processes is crucial, and I look forward to helping ensure we achieve our objectives, from ideation to project completion." 

ERI’s Executive Director, Lou Celli, expressed his enthusiasm for Dr. Rogers’ thorough and critical research knowledge. “Dr. Michael Rogers is a perfect addition to our team, bringing a unique blend of academic excellence and practical experience. His proven track record in innovative research aligns impeccably with our mission at ERI. We are excited to see how his insights and leadership will enrich our research initiatives and ultimately contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field of visual impairment rehabilitation.”
Established in 2013, ERI has been a nexus for systematic investigation in the fields of low vision and blind rehabilitation, attracting researchers from around the world. The institution's objectives encompass elevating standards for patient care in visual impairment, facilitating early detection and treatment access, refining rehabilitation methodologies, and spearheading advancements in accessible technology. ERI’s postdoctoral fellowships provide an academic setting wherein appointees conduct research to address the daily challenges faced by people who are blind or visually impaired.  

ERI looks forward to the monumental value Dr. Rogers will bring, cementing its commitment to leading-edge research in visual impairment.
Additional details about the ERI can be found at 

About Envision: Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. For more information, visit
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