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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:

Adhesive Sensor Detects Leaking IV Drips

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable Sensor for IV Leakage
For elders, inserting a needle and cannula into a vein to deliver a liquid medication can [MORE]

Nanoparticle Nasal Spray

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nasal Spray
Compared to injecting a drug into the blood stream for treating problems beyond the blood-brain barrier, a nasal spray [MORE]

How AI Could Transform Hospitals

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Intelligence
Earlier this spring, the chief technology officer at Florida Hospital (Celebration, FL) offered three ways he believe artificial intelligence [MORE]

New Progress with Antisense Oligonucleotides

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Reversing Ataxia in Mice
Ataxia, in its most severe form and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis share the same symptoms of life-threatening, deteriorating [MORE]

Winners of Qualcomm’s XPrize

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Final Frontier XPrize Winner
After five years of competition for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize ($2.6m), the company announced the winner—Final Frontier [MORE]

Doppler Ultrasound to Detect Blood Clots

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sonavex Ultrasound
Doppler ultrasound generates frequencies that are amplified when a transducer moves over an artery or vein. A blockage changes [MORE]

Philips’ Digital Pathology Slide Reader Now FDA Cleared

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution
“The FDA has granted Philips the first regulatory clearance for a whole slide imaging digital pathology system [MORE]

Special note: Candida auris

June 6, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Candida auris in Petri Dish
Special note:
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“Spray Painting” Biomaterials to Repair Hearts

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spray Painted Heart
While this piece suggests a major breakthrough in treating heart damage due to myocardial infarction, it is yet [MORE]

Implant for Tissue Restoration in Rotator Cuff

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patch for Rotator Cuff with Staples
Four tendons hold shoulder muscles to the bone. Tears in one or more of those [MORE]

New Artificial Lung

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Lung
The heart lung machine Dr. John H. Gibbon Jr. invented and first used on a surgery patient in May [MORE]

Growing Heart Cells on Spinach Leaves

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Growing Heart Cells in Spinach
“Crossing kingdoms” is the term a group of tissue culture scientists use to describe how they [MORE]

Monitoring Biomarkers with a Contact Lens

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Contact Sensor
Passive, continuous monitoring of biomarkers in body fluids holds great promise for making good health more achievable. This piece [MORE]

MR Guided Focused Ultrasound for Surgery

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Insightec’s Exablate Neuro
Beyond minimally invasive surgery there is non-invasive surgery, as this piece describes: “By focusing ultrasound waves on a [MORE]