14 Marquis Who’s Who Insight | Fourth Edition Shara Sand, PsyD Psychologist New York, NY www.whoswhoofprofessionalwomen. com/listee-features/shara-sand What is the most important issue/ challenge you are dealing with in your industry? The pandemic, because of the disconnect that comes with not being able to see a person’s physical body and make connections with their emotions. There are explanations in body language that allow you to read if a person is suffering from anxiety or depression. It’s very hard not to see a face when I’m trying to make a diagnosis. How do you feel you industry has changed/evolved over time? I think that the field has become more modernized. It has become more sensitive to race, gender and sexuality. Also, previously this was a very white profession and it some ways it still is, but there has been a general acknowledgement that there needs to be a change. What excites you the most about your industry? The fact that it’s approaching a real willingness to move forward in terms of race, gender and sexuality, and it’s recognizing that ignoring these aspects of who people are is damaging and problematic. Prof. Xingwu Wang, PhD Professor of Electrical Engineering Alfred University Alfred, NY http://www.marquismillennium.com/5thEd/133/ What is the most important issue/ challenge you are dealing with in your industry? Right now the problem is how to produce electricity with extreme weather in mind. That requires computer cloud technology to quickly calculate, control and deliver electrical power generation for a large power grid system. What innovations or technologies do you feel will shape the future of your industry? For renewable energy, 5G wireless communication will shape the control and detection of renewable power generation and consumption. The last mile for renewables is very critical because all solar and wind power generation relies on weather data. The solar radiation, temperature and wind speed should be sensed very quickly and brought to the central control to produce and use electricity. Wendy L. Ward, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, FNAP Associate Provost for Faculty Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development Academic Affairs/COMUAMS Little Rock, AR www.whoswhoofprofessionalwomen.com/ listee-features/wendy-ward What is the most important issue/challenge you are dealing with in your industry? The challenge now is the impact of the pandemic on the workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic is a prolonged, traumatic experience that wears on the body and soul of our health care workforce. So, the challenge is to continue to provide health care services while recognizing everyone’s need for comfort and rest. What innovations or technologies do you feel will shape the future of your industry? Technology is impacting health care in three ways. We can now provide very meaningful, interactive learning events for trainees and continuing education. Now, we are also adept at providing virtual health care visits, which increases the timeliness of and access to care.