About

FERN Center is a Product Development Firm that licenses its innovations to industry.


Music

Music is my first love. It all started in the second grade when I started playing the recorder in school. Since then, I have graduated to the guitar, bass guitar, tenor saxophone, piano and recently, the trumpet. I love creating innovations that make life a little easier for the professional musician.

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Science

I've spent most of my adult life as a Medical Doctor, but I realized something along the way. If you can change something about the medical devices that we use to keep healthy, and that patients use to care for themselves, then you can effect an even greater impact on the world, than with one on one interactions in the office.

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Toys

Who doesn't love toys. I have many fond memories of playing with my brother and sister growing up and now to see my boys play with some of the same action figures, vehicles, etc, is like reliving that joy all over again. I love creating innovations that can be used in the toy industry. It's just a lot of fun.

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Last Updated: February 24, 2017

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Last Updated: February 24, 2017

Our Accomplishments

Our Innovations

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Franklyn Farrell, MD MPH

Experience

01/2016 - PRESENT
FARRELL Electrical Research and inNovation [FERN] Center
Founder/Inventor
01/2014 - PRESENT
FARRELL Medical
Founder/Consultant
Administrative Medicine
03/2012 - 12/2013
FARRELL Clinic
Physician/Clinical Medicine
Travelers Insurance Company Texas Medical Director [04/2013 - 09/2013]
San Antonio Fire Department Wellness Program Medical Director[08/2013 - 01/2014]
06/2008 - 06/2012
City of San Antonio Health & Wellness Center
Gonzaba Medical Group
Physician for City of San Antonio Employees
Medical Review Officer
07/2006 - 05/2008
Texas A&M
Christus Spohn Health System
Clinical Assistant Professor
Occupational Medicine Medical Director
02/2004 - 06/2004
West Coast District Health Board
General Practice Physician
Hospital Coverage for Buller Hospital in Westport New Zealand
01/2002 - 01/2004
Branch Medical Clinic Kingsville, US Navy
US Naval Flight Surgeon
General Medical Officer
Aviation/Military Medicine Department Head
Medals and Awards Charles LaCaillade Award for Biology
Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Distinguished Pistol Shot Ribbon
Publications University of Connecticut Occupational Medicine Tutorial published on MedEd Portal.
http://fitsweb.uchc.edu/occmed/index.htm

Education

09/1992 - 05/1995
Bachelor of Science Degree
Summa Cum Laude
St John's University
Major: Biology
Minor: Philosophy
09/1995 - 05/1996
Master of Science
Columbia University
Major: Electrical Engineering
09/1996 - 05/2000
Medical Degree
Cornell University Medical College
(Weill Cornell Medical College)
06/2000 - 06/2001
US Naval Hospital San Diego
Basic Surgery Internship
07/2001 - 01/2002
US Naval Flight Surgeon
Naval Operational Medicine Institute
06/2004 - 06/2006
Master of Public Health Degree
University of Connecticut Graduate School
06/2004 - 06/2006
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency
University of Connecticut Health Science Center



Claudia Rodriguez

Experience

01/2016 - PRESENT
FARRELL Electrical Research and inNovation [FERN] Center
Senior Administrative Associate
01/2014 - PRESENT
FARRELL Industries
Senior Administrative Associate
09/2008 - 05/2012
City of San Antonio Health & Wellness Center
Gonzaba Medical Group
Office/Clinic Manager
02/1999 - PRESENT
Dr. Hugo Castaneda, MD
Private Practice
Office/Clinic Manager
Certifications Occupational Hearing Conservation Certification
Certified Urine Drug Testing Collector
Certified Breath Alcohol Collector
BLS Certified

Education

09/1990 - 12/1994
Bachelor of Science Degree
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Major: Computer Science
03/1995 - 09/1995 Broward Community College
Major: English as Second Language
01/1996 - 12/1997 San Antonio College
Major: English as Second Language
01/1998 - 06/1999 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Major: English as Second Language