Information Visualization and Innovative Research

Information Visualization and Innovative Research Inc. (IVIR Inc.), is a leader in research and development in education, medical education, and modeling and simulation. Established in 2008, IVIR Inc.’s team of professionals represents years of comprehensive experience in these areas. IVIR Inc. focuses on cutting-edge research and development of information visualization technologies for the US Military and civilian markets. From developing educational engineering systems, designing simulation devices, to providing program management services, IVIR Inc.’s goal is to achieve measurable results that make a lasting impact and ultimately save lives. IVIR Inc. also believes in giving back to the community and supporting local resources. This community commitment is demonstrated through the on-going establishment of educational scholarships, internships, and working relationships with local schools and organizations.


Ms. Catherine Strayhorn Chief Executive Officer, President

IVIR Inc. Catherine Strayhorn is a co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IVIR Inc. In addition to her CEO duties, Ms. Strayhorn uses her engineering background to assist the company in research and development technologies and business development. Ms. Strayhorn has over sixteen years of comprehensive experience in the medical simulation business and she is an aerospace engineer. She developed the MeTER soldier skills cognitive questions and psychomotor checklist and managed the Holographic Imaging Technology (HIT) program, Educational Analysis Test and Evaluation program and is the Principal Investigator for the Joint En Route Care Training (JETS) System of Systems Architecture. Ms. Strayhorn is on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Corporate Council and the External Strategic Relations Committees.

Mr. Ray Shuford Vice President of Operations

IVIR Inc. Mr. Ray Shuford began his career with Loral Data Systems (LDS) and held various management positions within manufacturing as well as serving as program manager for various programs for the US Navy, US Air Force, and NASA. In 1996, with the formation of Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI), Mr. Shuford became a founding employee of METI as vice president holding several executive management responsibilities throughout his tenure until his retirement from METI in April of 2010. In January of 2011, Mr. Shuford joined IVIR Inc. as Vice President of Operations, bringing with him 15 years of experience in patient modeling and simulation encompassing all levels of civilian and military medical education. Mr. Shuford holds a Bachelors Degree in industrial engineering from N.C. State University.


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