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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:

Cellular Reprograming to Reverse Aging

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cellular Reprograming to Reverse Aging
“Here, we [biologists at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology] have studied changes in the [MORE]

A Wearable Stimulator for Deep Sleep

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Enhance deep sleep with Low-Res sleeploop-k
“Here, we [neuroscientists at ETH Zurich] established whether the application of auditory stimulation can be [MORE]

Ionic Communications for Implantables

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ionic communication for implantable bioelectronics
“Here, we [electrical engineers at Columbia University] introduce ionic communication (IC) that uses ions to effectively [MORE]

Charting Brain Growth over a Lifetime

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

World-first massive MRI study charts brain changes from birth to death
“To create a series of charts tracking average brain development [MORE]

Drone Delivery of a Defibrillator

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

This drone responds to heart attack patients
“In January, while he was out shoveling snow in Trollhättan, Sweden, a man was [MORE]

Researching Autism with Brain Organoids

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researching Autism with Brain Organoids
“Mutations in the chromodomain helicase DNA-binding 8 (CHD8) gene are a frequent cause of autism spectrum [MORE]

Injectable Nerve Microtissue

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable Nerve Microtissue
From regenerative medicine researchers at the University of Pennsylvania: “we have developed tissue engineered neuromuscular interfaces (TE-NMIs) as [MORE]

Personalized Blood Test for Lung Cancer

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Personalized blood test to determine risk of lung cancer returning
“A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has shown that [MORE]

Ultrasound Therapy for Diabetes

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabetes successfully treated using ultrasound in preclinical study
“That pulses of focused ultrasound applied to the hepatoportal neural plexus can restore [MORE]

Hydrogel for Removing Kidney Stone Fragments

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hydrogel with small fragments of kidney stones
“Kidney stones are often removed via an endoscopic procedure. If a stone is too [MORE]

Clinical Trial of Gene Silencing Therapy

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Novel siRNA Targeting lowers elevated Lipoprotein(a) production in Individuals in a clinical trial
From the Cleveland Clinic and collaborating international researchers: [MORE]

Endoscopy with Ultrasound and OTC

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

In vivo evaluation of endometrium through dual-modality intrauterine endoscopy
“In this paper, we [Chinese scientists at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced [MORE]

Large Smartwatch Trial in China Supports Afib Monitoring

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smartwatch app detects Afib in large Chinese study
“A truly massive screening study in China spanning more than 2.8 million participants [MORE]

Engineered Microbe for Treating Parkinson’s

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers harness probiotics to deliver Parkinson’s disease treatment
“Researchers [at the University of Georgia] have engineered probiotic bacteria that can synthesize [MORE]