CEWiT Advisory Council Member and Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Research Sarita Soni Retires

By Jenny Hertel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sarita Soni has worn many hats: Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Research at IU, Interim Dean of Optemetry, Professor of Optemetry, one of Vision Monday's "50 most influential women in optical", founder and co-diretor of the IU Borish Center for Opthalmic, and a founding member of CEWiT's Advisory Council, to name just a few. After serving Indiana University with distinction for more than thirty years, Soni retired on May 31st.

Soni holds an ophthalmic optics degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and both an O.D. and an M.S. in pathology from Indiana University. Soni joined the School of Optometry in 1978 and has developed and taught a number of courses in optometry, vision science and optometric technology. She is also the founder and co-director of the IU Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research, which has been involved in numerous clinical trials under her direction. Soni has published more than 70 research articles on corneas, contact lenses and refractive error corrections over the span of her career. She has also served in various consulting roles for the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission and National Institutes of Health.

Congratulates to Sarita on her 30+ years at IU! CEWiT thanks her for her service as an Advisory Council member and wishes her well in her retirement!