Dr. Liu is the Director for Virtual Medical Environments at the National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center (SimCen). He is involved in defining the SimCen’s strategic research goals, and directing the development of the SimCen’s computer-based medical training systems. Dr. Liu is the principal developer of the center's pericardiocentesis and diagnostic peritoneal lavage simulators. They are the world’s first computer-based trainers for these procedures. These simulators were used in the nation’s first Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course conducted without animals or cadavers. Dr. Liu is also the principal architect for the center's cricothyroidotomy simulator. Dr. Liu has conducted numerous tutorials and workshops on medical simulation, including tutorials and workshops at MICCAI 2003, HICSS 2003, IEEE CBMS 2006, and MMVR 2002-2008. He was an invited speaker at the 2002 United States Medicine Institute for Health Studies forum on Computers, Robots, and Cyberspace in Washington D.C. Dr. Liu’s current research focus includes the development of the SimCen's WAVE, a 1000 sq. ft. total immersion virtual environment for mass casualty training, with applications in military medical readiness, and homeland defense.
Dr. Rosen received his MD degrees from Stanford University in 1978. After medical school he spent 1 year as an NIH fellow doing research in peripheral nerves. He subsequently did his residency training in plastic surgery at Stanford University and spent an additional year during his training specializing in hand surgery and microsurgery. Dr. Rosen was on faculty for 6 years at Stanford did a sabbatical at MIT and then re-located to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is a member of multiple national organizations is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is frequently a visiting professor at universities around the country. He currently has a broad practice and particularly enjoys complex reconstruction that involves the teamwork of several medical specialties. He has traveled oversees multiple times to participate in medical missions to provide care to children and adults with facial deformities. Dr. Rosen is an active teacher involved with training future plastic surgeons.
Dr. Rosen is also is involved with teaching undergraduates at the Engineering school of Dartmouth College and gives a course on advanced technologies that covers such topics as virtual reality and counter terrorism. He is presently chair of the medical panel for the IED task force for the defense science board evaluating and providing recommendations to improve the care for the wounded warfighter.
On a more personal note Dr. Rosen lives on the Connecticut river and he enjoys canoes beavers and fishing. His wife is a sculptor his daughter a budding actress and his son a budding singer. Their home is filled with interesting pets including rabbits peacocks and giant gold fish! His latest at home project is to build a stone tower!
Gilbert M. Muniz, Ph. D. is the Deputy Director of the National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center. He is directly responsible for its daily operations. He is a recognized authority in military medicine, medical education and in medical simulation technology. He managed the project to establish a world class medical simulation center. Most recently, he managed the construction project establishing a Wide Area Virtual Environment (WAVE). The WAVE is an immersive environment designed to teach medical personnel mass casualty training to respond to victims of weapons of mass destruction and of natural disasters. He is currently managing the process to establish a DoD wide medical simulation policy.
Gerald Moses, Ph.D. is the Director, Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center, at the University of Maryland Medical System, Department of General Surgery. Until November 2006, Doctor Moses served as Chief, Clinical Applications Division of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, where he led several programs related to advanced technologies for military and civilian health care. Doctor Moses came to TATRC in 1999 from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program where, since 1996, he managed the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.
Dr. Bowyer is the Surgical Director of the National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery, and the Chief, Division of Trauma and Combat Surgery at the Uniformed Services University. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and actively practices trauma surgery at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Bowyer has served as the Chair (Air Force), American College of Surgeons Military Region Committee on Trauma. He has been on the forefront of adopting the use of surgical simulators as a replacement for animals in the teaching of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course. Dr. Bowyer has been involved in the teaching of medical students and residents since 1990. He is integrally involved in developing simulation based curriculum for medical students starting their surgical rotation. Dr. Bowyer has an ongoing interest and involvement in developing and validating robust trauma, laparoscopic, triage, and critical care based simulators.
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