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:

Insertable Heart Monitor with Bluetooth Capability

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Confirm-RX heart monitor
In acquiring St. Jude Medical, Abbott picked up an arrhythmia detecting monitor called “Confirm Rx.”  About the size [MORE]

Healthcare as a Data Problem

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Big data healthcare
“Last year, an article published in The Economist declared that the world’s most valuable resource was no longer [MORE]

Phage Therapy

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetically engineered phage therapy
A teenage girl developed an antibiotic-resistant infection following a lung transplant to treat cystic fibrosis.  Her prospects [MORE]

Organ Chips in Space

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dan Huh and Andrei Georgescu adapting the organ-on-a-chip technology for space
More than half of the Apollo astronauts have experienced bacterial [MORE]

CRISPR as a Genetic Search Engine

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Crispr Cas9 protein RNA complex
Heretofore, most of the news about CRISPR was about gene editing, unintended off targeting, and the [MORE]

Neural Speech Prostheses

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain machine interface for speech impaired people
This report may be related to DARPA’s “silent speech” project.  “Researchers at UC San [MORE]

A Mouthful of Micro-Robots

June 25, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microrobots clean off biofilm
Using magnetically driven micro robots (aka catalytic antimicrobial robots or CARS), dental researchers at the University of [MORE]

Imaging Tumor Vascularization

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Map of tumors grown in mice
Using computation, researchers at Johns Hopkins are able to integrate images from in vivo MRI, [MORE]

Whole Exome Sequencing

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Exome sequencing
While whole genome sequencing vs. whole exome sequencing offers a choice between completeness and cost, with WES being about [MORE]

Pinpointing Melanoma

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hand held optical probe to diagnose skin cancer
Engineers at two universities, in Canada and Scotland, have developed “. . . [MORE]

Medical Drone, Carrying Lab Specimens, Crashes

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drone transports donated kidney
Here’s the good news and the bad.  In the more recent story a drone was able to [MORE]

Smart Bioinks for Tissue Printing

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart bio inks for 3D printed tissue
The idea of printing transplantable tissue has passed from fantasy to reality, and this [MORE]


June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Shawna Butler nurse economist and founder EntrepreNurse
“Using their unmatched feedback loops with patients, data, devices and health systems, nurses are [MORE]

First Approved Smartphone App for Heart Murmurs

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

eMurmur ID system overview
“eMurmur ID” is a cloud-based auscultation system that uses artificial intelligence to detect and classify heart murmurs.  [MORE]