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:

Continuous Cell Culture

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Continuous Cell Culture-
Think of how ice cream is made. At home, ingredients go into a canister which gets cranked in [MORE]

Printing Customized Drugs

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printer to Make Personal Drugs
In case you’ve been wondering for a decade or two how it would be possible [MORE]

Detecting Occult Tumors

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

John Hopkinds Cancer Test for 8 Cancers
Johns Hopkins researchers took blood samples from 1,005 patients with various cancers, and with [MORE]

Custom Printing High Speed Nanorobots

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electric Propulsion Technology for Nanorobots
In applying electrical fields to nanorobots made of DNA, researchers at the University of Munich imagine [MORE]

A Biodegradable Sensor for Measuring Brain Swelling

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scientists at the University of Connecticut’s Institute for Regenerative Engineering and Institute for Materials Science, “have created a biodegradable pressure [MORE]

Lab-on-Skin Technology

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidic Lab-on-Skin
As this piece says, “Of all the mobile devices designed to support medical care, no technology may have more [MORE]

Diagnosing Diagnostic Errors

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Conceptual Model for SPADE
What percent of primary care physicians’ diagnoses are wrong? According to the Mayo Clinic, the figure is [MORE]

Stem Cell-Based Cartilage Regeneration Now in Phase III Trials

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Knee Anatomy
Japan has the highest percentage of people over age 65 of any country which explains why it leads the [MORE]

What Could Medicine Do with Digital Voice Assistants?

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Digital Voice Assistant Device
“Alexa, where is Timbuktu?” That’s an easy one. “Alexa, what is the optimal temperature for storing neuronal [MORE]

The Space called “Digital Therapeutics”

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Corrie Health App
This piece defined “digital therapeutics” this way: “Today’s modern mobile health devices feature software applications (apps) designed to [MORE]

Camera that Sees through the Body

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Body Illuminated
“Experts have integrated thousands of single photon detectors onto a silicon chip, similar to that found in a [MORE]

Skin Patch for T2 Diabetics

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medicating Skin Patch
When a T2 diabetic’s glucose level rises, so too does acidity beneath the skin which can contribute to [MORE]

Wearable Robot Helps with Replaced Hips

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable Robot to Assist Ambulation
Using plasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and mesh electrode-based soft actuators, bioengineers at Shinshu University (Nagano Prefecture [MORE]

Proximity Tags Monitor Blood Pressure, et al

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Proximity Tags
“Technology developed at Cornell involves tags worn on clothing, or just placed near the patient, that emit radio waves [MORE]