MEDICAL AUTOMATION EXPERTS


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:

Monitoring Macular Degeneration with a Contact Lens

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Detect Ultrasound with Light
Optical ultrasound detection is a new aspect of photoacoustic imaging, and comes from engineers at Northwestern University. [MORE]

Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostic Chip Can Screen Several Diseases and Cost Less Than a Penny

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab-on-a-Chip for a Penny
Once in a while, something that’s too good to be true might actually be so, as an [MORE]

Shooting in Stem Cells with a “Skin Gun”

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

RenovaCare Skin Gun
Remember Cornell University’s “gene gun” in 1987 that used an air pistol to shoot metal particles coated with [MORE]

Precision Eye Surgery Robot

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot for Eye Surgery
Last January 12th, surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium used a robot to insert a microneedle [MORE]

Engineered Thyroid Cells

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Thyroid Gland Cells
Hypo or hyperthyroidism, goiter or cancer are among the thyroid conditions that afflict about 10% of the US [MORE]

Wearable Vest Locates Aberrant Heart Beats

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medtronic CardioInsight Vest
Heart patients with transient arrhythmias present a problem for diagnosis: if they do not have an arrhythmia when [MORE]

Building Better Lab Rats

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wistar Rat
Rats do more work in medical research than mice, but mice get all the glamour. (50% more scientific publications [MORE]

That’s Some “Cool” Wearable—A Robotic Jacket

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Omius Tech Jacket
Remember when your mother insisted that you put on a heavier jacket, or the opposite—wear something so you [MORE]

Transcranial Near-IR Spectroscopy for Locked-In ALS

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oxygen Sensor Locked-in-Syndrome
Can a “locked-in” patient suffering from advanced ALS enjoy life? The question seemed imponderable until Wyss Institute bioengineers [MORE]

PET Imaging of Both Primary and Metastatic Prostate Cance

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

PET CT
Researchers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH (Bethesda, MD) have developed a new PET imaging [MORE]

Printing Functional Skin for Transplantation

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Bioprinter for Skin
Using a 3-D printer to create functional skin, Spanish scientists show (see the video) how they can [MORE]

Nanotube Coating for Implantable Metal

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Droplets Beading on Superomniphobic Surface
With implantable devices like stents and rods, there is a risk that platelets will stick to [MORE]

Making Movies of Cells with a Smartphone

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Movies that show cells responding to drugs or toxins can be highly useful to researchers, but this often requires expensive [MORE]

A Hand-Held Device that Determines Sepsis in 10 Minutes

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

eLab Diagnostic Device
Nanomix (Emeryville, CA) is now clinically testing its point-of-care, hand held diagnostic device that can give an evaluation [MORE]