Ty Smith Dinner
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2016 Ty Smith Dinner
Sunday, October 23, 2016
with speaker Jerry Heneghan, MBA
Jerry Heneghan, M.B.A., is a professor of the practice and director of the Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulations at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. CIPS is tasked with developing a state-of-the-art, data-driven technology platform in support of all major missions of the School. As director, Heneghan leads CIPS in the development of simulation tools based on serious gaming concepts to enhance all phases of education and pharmaceutical research including medication discovery, delivery optimization, assessment, and practice.
Heneghan is a highly sought after international speaker on virtual physiological humans and the use of game technologies for training. His work is highlighted in leading serious game developer books. He is also the Chief Design Officer (CDO) for BioMojo LLC, a woman-owned small business, focused on the development of biomedical performance solutions.
Prior to joining UNC, Heneghan was the principal investigator for the BioGears human physiology engine, director of HumanSim Product Development and Unreal Engine Government Network licensing manager at Applied Research Associates. Heneghan was the founder and CEO of Virtual Heroes Inc. (2004-2009). He served as an executive producer for the America’s Army Game Project focusing on the creation of training applications based on the game. Virtual Heroes was acquired by Applied Research Associates in April 2009 and Heneghan served as managing director of the Virtual Heroes Division from acquisition until June 2011.
Prior to starting Virtual Heroes, Heneghan was a program manager in the Technology Assisted Learning division of the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). Before his work at RTI, Heneghan was an entertainment game producer at Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Entertainment and Interactive Magic. Prior to his work in the interactive entertainment industry, he served as a U.S. Army Aviator (AH-64 pilot) in assignments all over the world.
Heneghan holds an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy.
In Memory of N. Ty Smith
May 5, 1932 - May 9, 2015
On May 9th, 2015, Ty Smith, STA Past President (1988-1994), passed away due to consequences of Alzheimer’s dementia. Ty’s contributions to anesthesia were numerous. In addition to his organizing role in STA and founding of the Journal of Clinical Monitoring, Ty made major contributions in the fields of closed loop control of anesthesia, modeling, simulation, narcotic-induced rigidity - all at the same time.
Those of us who worked with Ty knew to bring something to read while waiting for him, but he would take the time to steer you in the right direction. Ty foresaw the use of immersive simulation in anesthesia, brought the first computer into an OR, and championed improvements in intraoperative monitoring.
An avid photographer, he would come back from trips with 10 rolls of Kodachrome. Long before Powerpoint, Ty could give a 50 minute talk with two carousels on two screens and keep everything in sync. Ty also found time for opera, orchids, and family.
We are all saddened by the passing of this great visionary, but rededicate our efforts to keep his memory alive through the Society.
On behalf of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia and its leadership