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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:

Magnetic Nanoparticles to Staunch Internal Bleeding

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Vessel Damage Model
Chemical engineers at ITMO University (St. Petersburg, Russia) have developed intravenously injected nanoparticles that can be moved to [MORE]

Tissue Regeneration with Vascularization

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Meso Endothelial Stem Cells
This piece, based on research at the University of Queensland, doesn’t directly address the prospects for growing [MORE]

Intestine-on-a-Chip

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organs-on-Chips
Microengineers at Cedars Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute (Los Angeles, CA) have created an “intestine-on-a-chip” that simulates a [MORE]

Regenerating Livers in Organoid Size

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

View of a Human Liver Dorsally with Gallbladder
Wake Forest University’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine has created liver organoids that mimic [MORE]

A Pacemaker for the Lungs

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Respiratory Pacemaker
Respicardia (Minnetonka, MN) has now implanted a breathing “pacemaker” in its first clinically approved patient. The device stimulates the [MORE]

Consumer Genetics Takes Off

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Testing
Surprisingly, the “take off” in genetic testing hasn’t come from disease-related interest, but rather from genealogy. Ten consumer genetics [MORE]

Regenerative Medicine for Baldness

April 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hair Follicle Germs
Yokohama National University scientists have shown how it is possible to mass produce “hair follicle germs” for implantation. [MORE]

Death by Salt

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mazza Salt Beds Sicily
Heart attack, stroke and kidney failure collectively make up the greatest cause of human deaths.  Hypertension is a [MORE]

A Wearable to Detect Pneumonia

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Jacket Detects Pneumonia in Children
This piece is about a wearable stethoscope, in the form of a sensored jacket that [MORE]

Lower Cost Stem Cell Culturing

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Koyoto AKIT Culture
A research collaboration headed at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell Material Science has developed a stem cell [MORE]

Predictive Pediatric Screening for Childhood Diseases

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Testing for Childhood Diseases
Sema4 (Stamford, CT; a startup from NYC’s Mount Sinai Health System, is now marketing a home [MORE]

4-D Printing

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

4D Printing Low Temperature
Temperature is the fourth dimension in this piece. Rutgers University engineers “used a lithography-based technique that’s fast, [MORE]

Securing Implants Inside the Body with “Artificial Scales”

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Scales to Secure Implants
Stents in the heart save lives, but they can move and cause problems. Keeping any implant [MORE]

Measuring Heartbeat and Blood Flow with a Camera

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Professor Gunther and Ruben Invent Camera for Heart Rate Estimation
Noting that hemoglobin absorbs green light, researchers at Utah State University [MORE]