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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:

A Hydroelectric Power Plant in Your Blood Vessels

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Vessel
Bioengineers at Fudan University (Shanghai) have built what they call a “fiber shaped fluidic nanogenerator” which is small enough [MORE]

3-D Droplet Bioprinter

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Droplet Bioprinter Developed by Bayley Group
3-D printing has been used for some time to create artificial scaffolds upon which [MORE]

More on 3-D Printed Hard Implant

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Cranial Implant
Since the US FDA first approved 3-D printed implants for clinical use in 2013, hundreds of procedures have [MORE]

Photoplethysmography for Determining Systolic BP

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement with Photoplethysmograph
“White coat effect” is one known factor in mismeasuring blood pressure; driving in traffic to [MORE]

Salt Powered Implantable Batteries

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Salt Powered Implantable Battery
Lithium-ion batteries have limitations for implantable devices because of the potentially toxic chemicals that power them. In [MORE]

Self-Driving Wheelchairs

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT’s Autonomous Wheelchair
From arrival to discharge, hospitalized patients need to move from one location to another, usually with a staff [MORE]

Quantum Dot Biosensors

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Quantum Dots
Quantum dots are silicon semiconductor particles that emit specific light frequencies when electricity or light is applied to them. [MORE]

SHERLOCK for RNA Editing

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene Editing
Scientists at the Broad Institute, who were involved in the technology of CRISPR gene editing, have developed another molecular [MORE]

Nanoparticles to Prevent Transplanted Organ Rejection

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Endothelial Cells Treated with Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles Saltzman
Preventing organ rejection because of an immune response to a transplant remains a major [MORE]

An Algorithm for Arrhythmias

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stanford Researchers Develop ECG Algorithm
There is a high hurdle in applying artificial intelligence to clinical diagnostics—i.e. patients have to trust [MORE]

3-D Printed Artificial Heart

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Artificial Heart
This piece is about a soft artificial heart that mimics a normal human heart, though it beats by [MORE]

Skin Regeneration with “Minimally Polarized Functional Units”

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

According to a regenerative medicine company, Polarity TE (Salt Lake City, UT), minimally polarized functional units are a patient’s healthy [MORE]

Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Metabolomics
“You have tens of thousands of genes, of which tens of thousands will be expressed – and you also have [MORE]

Altering Gene Expression with Gold Nanorods and a NIR Laser

September 26, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gold Nanorods
Japanese scientists have used lipid coated gold nanorods to deliver a gene vector, which when heated with a near [MORE]