Terry Sharrer's bio:

Dr. Sharrer began as Executive Director, Medical Innovation and Transformation Institute, with the Inova Health System (Fairfax, VA) in July 2007. Formerly, he was the Curator of Health Sciences at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, where he had worked for thirty-six years.

Terry Sharrer speaks and writes about a range of life science subjects. In 1987, he co-organized an exhibition titled "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the 20th Century." This show also was the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. He has done video documentaries on the Human Genome Project, the beginning of gene therapy, and the molecular biology of cancer. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Maryland, has authored some three dozen publications-including A Kind of Fate, Agricultural Change in Virginia, 1861-1920 (about the biological consequences of the Civil War and the beginning of germ theory practices, Iowa State University Press, 2000)-and currently is writing a history of molecular medicine. For outreach work, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (Bethesda, MD), board member of the Carilion Biomedical Institute (Roanoke, VA), board member, Immune Deficiency Foundation (Towson, MD), and board member, Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Advisory Committee (Fairfax, VA).

Currently, his public service includes: board member of the Fund for Inherited Disease Research (Bryn Mawr, PA); and Science Advisor, for the Loudoun County, VA Department of Economic Development, the Clarke County VA Education Foundation, and the Arizona Science Alliance. With his wife Patty, and sons Alex, age 13, and Nicholas, age 17, he lives in Hamilton, Loudoun County, VA.

Disclosure: G. Terry Sharrer, PhD has stock dividends in Merck and Pfizer.

Terry Sharrer's posts:

“BrainNet” Links Three Minds to One Problem

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gaming through brainwaves
This piece might recall the old saw that a camel is a horse designed by a committee.  Researchers [MORE]

Proteomics’ Major Challenges

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

The evolution of proteomics
In a series of interviews with leading proteomic researchers, five key challenges surfaced as barriers to making [MORE]

“Get” with Bone Conducting Technology

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Get” app – fitness tracker connect with
This wearable device, “Get,” combines a fitness tracker with a smartphone.  But the most [MORE]

Retinoic Acid and Self-Noncoding Double-Stranded RNA

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Much of the excitement about regenerative medicine goes to regrowing internal organs for transplantation.  But wrinkles and scars are also [MORE]

What the Microbiome Does

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healthy foods
“You are what you eat” is only a slight exaggeration.  Albert Einstein wasn’t a great physicist because he ate [MORE]

23 and Me’s Health Records Service

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

23 and Me Genetic testing
Like Apple’s Health app for the iPhone, 23 and Me (Mountain View, CA) hopes to become [MORE]

A Microfluidics Sensor that Detects Sepsis in 25 Minutes

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics sensor for sepsis
Interleukin 6 in a blood sample indicates the body’s response to infection.  Knowing this, MIT engineers have [MORE]

Ultrasound Sculpted Lens for Relay Imaging

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ultrasound breakthrough
Electrical and computer engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel way of using ultrasound for noninvasive imaging [MORE]

Blockchain in Healthcare

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Block Chain
Blockchain is all about security—in data, information and perhaps even wisdom.  It is slowly moving into healthcare, as this [MORE]

Electronic “Chip” Mimics Memory Process

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic chip
Physicists at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia) have used a 2D material, black phosphorus, in making a computer chip that [MORE]

Improving O.R. Efficiency

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Operating room
Hospitals, particularly those in multiple hospital systems, have tremendous incentive to move surgeries through operating rooms as quickly as [MORE]


October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monkeys cloned from a gene-edited macaque
This piece is thin on details, but it describes a new gene editing technique called [MORE]

Evolution of 3D Cell Culture

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics chip
Microfluidics turns 3D cell cultures into physiological systems, thus body-on-a-chip technology.  As one authority put it: “you could put [MORE]

China’s Internet Hospital Model

October 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ping An Good Doctor app Mobil
Healthcare everywhere is a landscape of silos.  There are many reasons for this, and not [MORE]