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:

Wound Healing Sensors

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart wound dressing detects healing
“Engineers and scientists from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a smart wound [MORE]

Nanosensor Measures Cortisol in a Drop of Blood

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microchip nanosensor detects stress hormone from drop of blood
“Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a microchip that can perform real-time [MORE]

Synthetic Biology “Circuits” to Detect Disease States

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic biology
MIT engineers have created synthetic biology “circuits” that could pave the way for implantable sensors that detect heart pathologies [MORE]

Electrochemical Signal Detects COVID-19

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Rapid Diagnostic COVID19 test results in 4 minutes 90% accurate
“A Penn Medicine news release noted that “The RAPID technology … [MORE]

Embryoids from Stem Cells

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Construction of a mammalian embryo model from a stem cell
Cell biologists at the University of Virginia report “that instruction of [MORE]

Highly Accurate Urine Test for Brain Tumors

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Various regions of the brain that are affected by brain cancer
“Japanese researchers at Nagoya University have . . . devised [MORE]

Customized 3D Printed Knee Replacement in Virtual Clinical Trial

October 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Personalized high tibial osteotomy
From the University of Bath: “For the first time, a detailed computer simulation clinical trial was performed, [MORE]

“Healthcare Engineering”

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healthcare engineering
In naming itself, the American Society of Healthcare Engineering put its namesake on the map in 1962.  “Disciplines associated [MORE]

A “Clinic on the Wrist” ?

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Rockley Photonics unveils ‘clinic-on-the-wrist’ sensor
“Rockley Photonics has pulled back the curtain on a health monitoring platform equipped with high-tech sensors [MORE]

A Urine Test for Precision Asthma Diagnosis

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urine test for asthma
“Researchers at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden have developed a non-invasive urine-based test that can identify [MORE]

Piezoelectric and Peptide Nanotechnology

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Collagen mimicking peptide assembly
This piece describes how researchers at Tel Aviv University “by using a simple, minimalistic, building block of [MORE]

KOD1 Polymerase for Higher Fidelity PCR

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Reaching Greater PCR Speeds, Specificity, and Fidelity
“KOD is a recombinant DNA polymerase based on the endogenous KOD1 polymerase found in [MORE]

Simulated Patients for in silico Clinical Trials

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Virtual patients could revolutionize medicine
“According to a new proof-of-concept study published in Nature Communications, clinical studies conducted with simulated participants [MORE]

A Brain Implant to Relieve Pain

September 28, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Experimental brain implant instantly detects and relieves pain
“Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine have developed a brain [MORE]