Thomas Zucker-Scharff
Senior Data Analyst
  • Larchmont,
  • New York,
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2009/11/20
Industry: Medical/Health
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Veteran in computer systems, malware removal and ransomware topics.  I have been working in the field since 1985.

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Professional Background
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Experts Exchange
May 2018 – Present
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Experts Exchange
November 2009 – Present
I am currently a participating Expert at Experts Exchange where I provide whatever advice I can, when I can.  I write articles and create mini tutorials as well.

Experts Exchange is an online community.  You can check out my profile at http://www.experts-exchange.com/members/tzucker.html.
Senior Data Analyst
Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center
September 1992 – August 2023
•      Social Media Advocate for institutional uses
•      Database Development and Design  – Design, planning, development and final creation of various databases to assist in the running of the Cancer Center
•      Web Development  – Design, planning, creation, and implementation of MECC website.  Maintenance of MECC website as need arises.  Consulting on and/or editing of other websites in college as deemed appropriate.
•      IT Security  – Implementation of college security protocols for computing and other security measures as deemed necessary
•      Software and Hardware Evaluation and Recommendation  – Responsible for tracking hardware and software needs so that appropriate recommendations can be made.
•      Troubleshoot MECC Network File Share
•      Maintain/Troubleshoot MECC Computers
•      Maintain A/V Equipment and Train users on use of equipment
•      Shared Equipment Support  – provide support for equipment in the shared equipment rooms administered by the Cancer Center
•      Maintain Active Directory OU for Cancer Center
•      Keep up to date on use of computer forms in Grant applications
•      Keep up to date on Computer security issues and advise staff and members
•      Trainer/instructor for NIH related information systems
•       Determines the need for and creates training videos and documentation to facilitate end-users' interaction with both software and hardware systems.
•      Track compliance of publications according to NIH Public Access Policy
•      Automation of various tasks using scripting in Visual Basic/AutoHotKey/Excel/Outlook/Word
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September 2017 – September 2021
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Education
Northeastern University
BS
Elementary Education
1982 – 1985
Mamaroneck High School
General
1973 – 1977
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Full Biography

Some basic Articles I have written  on EE (for the complete list see my contributions).  Thanks to Martin Liss (https://www.experts-exchange.com/members/MartinLiss.html) for sending me to his profile to see a list of his articles similar to the one below.  Martin  is a true expert and inspired me to, among other thing, write this list.

Safety in a digital age
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/33279/A-protocol-for-keeping-safe-in-an-age-where-virtually-nothing-is-safe.html

Review of some of the best Apps for reading Exchange Email on an android phone
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31431/A-few-of-the-best-Exchange-Email-Applications-for-Android.html


Microsoft Access
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Creating a Welcome form
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/38421/Making-your-Database-More-User-Friendly.html

Creating a customized MS Access ribbon
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/36011/Creating-a-customized-Access-ribbon-and-Network-Database.html

Power BI from Microsoft
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Power BI and the Measure Killer plugin
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/38021/Power-BI-and-Measure-Killer.html

The Power Query Editor (Power BI and Excel)
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/38337/The-Power-Query-Editor.html

Power BI and the Power Query Editor - Save time with these steps
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/37938/PowerBI-and-the-Query-Editor-Save-time.html

Steps to make the older card element work in Power BI
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/37895/Power-BI-Elements-A-Trick-To-Make-Them-Work.html

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Database Design from a non-database expert
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/37372/Some-database-design-ideas.html


Microsoft Excel
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Creating a legend for conditional formatting
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/33777/Creating-a-legend-for-conditional-formatting-in-Excel-2016-and-a-hyperlink-to-that-legend.html

Dropdown Menus
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/33472/Creating-and-Using-Dropdown-Menus-in-Excel.html

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Thomas Zucker-Scharff is an IT professional with over 35 years of experience in the field.  He specializes in data visualisation using tools like Fabric/PowerBI, with subspecialties in malware removal, training and documentation.

Mr. Zucker-Scharff was the Senior Data Analyst and Systems Manager for the Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center (MECCC) with extensive computer expertise, he was responsible for the flow of information among MECCC staff, members and the public. Mr. Zucker-Scharff was responsible for computer security, system stability, data integrity, and implementing system updates as required. Mr. Zucker-Scharff determined the need for and created training videos and documentation to facilitate end-users' interaction with both software and hardware systems.  He was responsible for the development and maintenance of all components of the MECCC website (This includes, but was not limited to, original graphics design, content editing, navigation compliance and timely updates to assure the most accurate data about members, shared resources, specific information about clinical trials activities and new MECCC program initiatives), member email LISTSERV, and electronic survey tools. Mr. Zucker-Scharff managed the centralized publications database of MECCC members, which is updated weekly through automated scripts to PubMed. In addition to ongoing database maintenance, annually he coordinated formal verification of each member's publications, research productivity, and utilization of CCSG-supported Shared Resources. Mr. Zucker-Scharff was the primary information resource for all MECCC computer hardware/software purchases & advised on the best configurations for all workstations. Additionally, he provided assistance to MECCC members on both instrumentation and software applications.

Mr. Zucker-Scharff keeps abreast of the latest information technology and applies such technologies that are of benefit to AECC operations.

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