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 Wearable Watch to Monitor Blood Pressure?

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor
It seems like it ought to be easy—a wearable watch-like device that continuously monitors blood pressure. But [MORE]

Lens Free Microscope for Automated Diagnosis of Meningitis

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fluid Lens Free Microscopy for Meningitis
Quoting directly from this piece: “French researchers from Grenoble Alpes University and Aix-Marseille University have [MORE]

Medicare Coverage for Leadless Pacemaker

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Comparison of Traditional and Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
We have followed the technical development of the leadless pacemaker over several years, [MORE]

A Soft Robot for a Failing Heart

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Robot Helps Heart Beat
“Wearing your heart on your sleeve,” referring to people who freely express emotions, actually comes from [MORE]

Chinese Develop Whole Genome Sequencing Liquid Biopsy Test

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid Biopsy Test
Healthcare ought to have a cohort of people designated as “Uber-wealthy worried well,” or “UWW.” Because, for them, [MORE]

A Clinic for the Future

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Forward Medical Clinic
“Forward” is the name of a San Francisco startup which has some interesting concepts about the doctor’s office [MORE]

Making Disease Sensors from Stacked Antibodies

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Antibody Sensor
This piece reports: “In the research by MIT chemical engineers, molecular self-assembly was used to build sensors containing [MORE]

Growing Functional Stomach Tissue in the Lab

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tissue-Engineered Human Stomach Tissues
Quoting directly: “Scientists [at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital] have used pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues [MORE]

Single Cell Sequencing

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bio-Rad Illumina Single-Cell Genome Analysis
Early last month, the collaboration between Illumina (San Diego, CA) and Bio-Rad Laboratories (Hercules, CA) released [MORE]

“Living Bandage” of Stem Cells for Knee Injury

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Knee Anatomy
Meniscus tears are the bane of sport players from school field games to the big leagues. Moreover, these injuries [MORE]

Frugal Scientists: Toy Centrifuge and Paper Microscope

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

PATH’s $1 Folding Paper Microscope Developed at Stanford
There are two pieces in this entry—the first about a homemade centrifuge for [MORE]

500+ Gene Liquid Biopsy

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Sample
Liquid biopsy isn’t yet the gold standard for tumor analysis, but it is moving rapidly in that direction. This [MORE]

Light Activated Drugs in Red Blood Cells

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Model of Vit B12
A central aim of precision medicine is getting the right amount of drug to the right location, [MORE]

Data Analytics When Patients Don’t Trust Data

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Health Technology
Now, as we proceed into the era of “big data” healthcare, a recent survey reveals that more than half [MORE]