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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:

Handheld Metabolite Monitor

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Handheld prototype for assaying metabolites
Engineers are getting closer to science fiction’s “tricorder.”  This news from Glasgow University (UK) reports a [MORE]

AI Aids Automatic Molecular Imaging

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single molecule imaging
Japanese scientists have used fluorescent labeling microscopy and artificial intelligence to identify and locate single molecules in living [MORE]

Monitoring without Electronics

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Assistive technology
Paul Allen is gone, but his School of Electrical and Computer Engineering lives on at the University of [MORE]

Perspective on Clinical Stem Cell Therapy

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human embryonic stem cell
In the 20 years since the University of Wisconsin’s James Thomson isolated the first embryonic stem cells, [MORE]

Predicting Blood Pressure

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable technology
Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have designed a wearable monitor that tracks sleep, exercise and [MORE]

Painted-On Oligopeptide Hydrogel for Melanoma

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transdermal PTX delivery for topical melanoma treatment
Quoting directly this report from Nanjing University: “Topical administration of anticancer drugs provides a [MORE]

Democratizing Diagnostics?

December 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidic diagnostic tools
According to this piece, “[Microfluidic devices] are bound to democratize diagnostics by facilitating financial and physical access to [MORE]

Transomics at St. Jude’s

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genome
One thing that’s largely true about medical innovation is that the new is more expensive than the old. Clinical DNA [MORE]

AI for Measuring Blood Loss

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Guass uses AI to estimate blood loss
Unless you’re interested in the business side of surgical suppliers, you can skip the [MORE]

Regrown Inner Ear Hair Reverses Hearing Loss

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

External ear with hair follicles
Animals other than mammals are able to regenerate nerve structures—e.g. inner ear hair cells—that maintain hearing [MORE]

First Programmed Synthetic Tissue

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic prototissue with single beat oscillation
Chemists at the University of Bristol (UK) have created a tissue-like material that can simulate [MORE]

Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs for Kidney Disease

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles deliver medication to kidney
Kidney tissue naturally filters out foreign substances which is why drug delivery is so problematic.  In [MORE]

Nano-Optic Endoscope for Precision Imaging

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Seeing deep tissue with Nano-optic endoscope
Earlier this year, optical engineers at Harvard published an article in Nature Nanotechnology about their [MORE]

CMS Expands Telemedicine Services

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine consultation
Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid changed the 2019 “Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program [MORE]