GCMI’s Sherry Farrugia & Mike Fisher Share in the Presidents’ Award of Distinction From CTSA for Translational Research

GCMI CEO and former Georgia Tech Pediatric Technologies’ Executive Director Sherry Farrugia.

Congratulations are in order! GCMI Chief Executive Officer, Sherry Farrugia, and Director for Product Development Mike Fisher, were among those recently awarded the Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science from the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA).

[Editor’s note: As of October 2022, Mike Fisher is now Professor of the Practice, Medical Technologies, for Georgia Tech.]

In collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team led by Omer Inan, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, as well as collaborators from Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s), the team developed an innovative, wearable sensing-based medical device for early detection of peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation (PIVIE) events. This device has the opportunity to improve patient safety for those receiving IV therapy, especially children.

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