MEDICAL AUTOMATION EXPERTS


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:

3-D Jet Writing vs. 3-D Printing

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Jet Writer
In order to make more authentically-sized tissues for researching anti-cancer therapeutics, Purdue University and University of Michigan researchers [MORE]

Optical Analysis of Metabolic Change in Cells

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell Fluorescence Reveals Metabolic Activity
Researchers at Tufts University have developed an optical tool that can reveal “specific metabolic signatures” in [MORE]

A Patch of Living Cells to Treat Blood Vessel Blockages

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Patch for Resected Femoral Artery
Vascular grafts and stents work with arteries, but when a blockage plugs up smaller blood [MORE]

Robotic Medicine

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ekso Bionics’ EksoGT™ Wearable Exoskeleton
Robotic surgery systems, robotic medical dispensing, and robotic exoskeletons for rehabilitation are three areas where bioengineering [MORE]

Measuring Heat of Drug-Target Interaction

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chemistry Lab
Chemical reactions almost always generate heat, and knowing that biochemists at McGill University have applied isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) [MORE]

“Monitoring Independence” of Elders

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Google Home
Various smart home devices may be an alternative to nursing homes and assisted living for elders living alone. As [MORE]

A.I. vs HIPAA

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Intelligence Development
What’s the chief stumbling block in healthcare innovation? Knowledge? Need? Capital? Social acceptability? All of these elements can [MORE]

A Lung-Liver-Gut-Endometrium-Brain-Heart-Pancreas-Kidney-Skin-Skeletal Muscle “Body-on-a-Chip” Device

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Organs Chip
Aimed at drug testing, MIT engineers have created a physiome chip, aka “body-on-a-chip,” that has one to two [MORE]

Mandarin-English Translation Machine Learning

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

A I Translation
It’s not uncommon for, say, an 800 bed urban hospital to spend $1m a year on language translation [MORE]

A Stretchable, Conductive Coating for Wearable Devices

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Conductive MXene Multilayers
MXenes are a class of inorganic compounds, only a few atoms thick, which are used in electronic devices. [MORE]

An Artificial Photoreceptor in the Eye

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Photoreceptor for the Eye
Scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai have created an artificial photoreceptor that restored vision in blind mice. [MORE]

Rapid Sequencing in the NICU

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neonate
Lab techs at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego have done whole genome sequencing on neonates in as little as [MORE]

2D Materials, Graphene Was Only the Beginning

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

2D Materials
Graphene—a two dimensional carbon material discovered in 2004—has opened the search for other atom-thin structures that have unusual magnetic, [MORE]

Taking Blood Pressure with a Touch on a Smartphone

May 1, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Pressure App
Engineers at Michigan State University, University of Maryland, and Chonnam National University (South Korea) have built in an [MORE]