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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:

Spray Drying for Personalized Drugs

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medications
This piece describes work at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stutgart, Germany, where chemical engineers have developed an improved method of [MORE]

Microneedle Patch for Drawing Interstitial Fluid

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microneedle Patch
Average size adults carry about two and a half gallons of interstitial fluid which bathes every cell in the [MORE]

“Labyrinth” Chip Sorts Circulating Tumor Cells

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Labyrinth Chip
Quoting directly from the University of Michigan researchers: “We present “Labyrinth,” a label-free microfluidic device to isolate circulating tumor [MORE]

Electro-Spinning Collagen for Organ Scaffolds

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biological Scaffolds
The process known as electrospinning, whereby a high voltage drives a liquid polymer through a small orifice causing it [MORE]

The Role of Retail Clinics

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Retail Health Clinics
Retail clinics represent a kind of medical populism challenging the healthcare establishment. Typically retail clinics, located in grocery [MORE]

A Wearable Language Translator

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fujitsu Speech Translator
Fujitsu Laboratories announces that it has produced the “world’s first, wearable, hands free, speech translation device,” in the [MORE]

Smart Prosthetics

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Prosthetics (MOIP)
To address the needs of military amputees, the Naval Research Lab and collaborators have created a smart artificial [MORE]

Bandage Delivers Timed Medications

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prototype of Smart Bandage
Quoting directly: “Imagine if a wound dressing could release fresh doses of medication over time, oreven different [MORE]

DNA Robots

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

LQian Cargo Sorting DNA Robot
In the 64 years that scientists have known about the structure of DNA, enormous knowledge has [MORE]

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Healthcare

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Augmented Interactive Reality (AiR)
In augmented reality, an enhanced image is shown over an actual view—e.g. the yellow line for the [MORE]

Home Blood Testing

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Athelas Remote Blood Testing
Patients undergoing chemotherapy need frequent blood tests to monitor the effectiveness of their treatment and to register [MORE]

A Better Way to Make Organic Bioelectronics

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organic Bioelectronics
Most of today’s neural implants are made of metal. They have good conductivity between electrodes and neurons, but risk [MORE]

Liquid Biopsy for Metastatic Cancer

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid Biopsy Plate
Scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have engineered a microchip that can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in [MORE]

Most Common Objectives of Telemedicine

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine
According to this piece the ten most common objectives in telemedicine are: increasing patient engagement and satisfaction; improving patient convenience; [MORE]