Research Task Area Manager for Comprehensive Intesive Care Research, Single/Multi Organ Support, and Vital Tissue Preservation, U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research
Dr. Jose Salinas is the Research Task Area Manager for the Comprehensive Intensive Care Research program at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
The program is currently focused on the development of clinical solutions to improve outcomes of military combat casualties arriving at different treatment facilities and echelons of care. This includes the development of novel information technology and engineering solutions that provide users with new approaches to communicate and/or automate different diagnoses and treatments that are normally performed through manual means.
Additionally, the program includes research and development projects in the use of information technology for enhanced information dashboards, medical decision support systems, automated technologies, and open/closed loop devices for field use.
As part of these efforts, Dr. Salinas guides research into development of improved digital signal processing algorithms for enhanced diagnosis of combat casualties including the use of advanced machine learning techniques for better physiologic models of trauma injuries.
His current program currently includes over 20 full-time intramural researchers working at the institute, in addition to, multiple extramural efforts with universities and medical devices companies.
My education at Texas A&M University was focused on hardware and VLSI design of microprocessors and related technologies. However, after moving to the northeast and teaching at a private university, I received an opportunity to work for the U.S. Navy designing systems for their next generation submarine. This lead me to eventually move back to Texas to work in a medical environment where the same algorithms that process data from a submarine can also be used to process data from a human being.