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:

Clinical Microscopy using Artificial Intelligence

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI microscopes
Self-driving cars are one thing, but how about “self-driving instruments,” such as microscopes, which through artificial intelligence can carry [MORE]

3D Printing Multivascular Networks with Biocompatible Hydrogels

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Functional vascular functional topologies
This piece from researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and four university labs “. . . [MORE]

A Material that Undergoes Metabolism

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA-material that undergoes metabolism
Bioengineers at Cornell University are developing a DNA-based material that can be metabolized—i.e. both grown and be [MORE]

Robotic Catheter in the Heart

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic catheter
Robotic catheters have been in use for some time, but this piece describes one, developed at Harvard Medical School, [MORE]

Artificial Lymph Node

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

T cells interacting with gel
Lymph nodes are where T-cells go to learn what to do.  In the natural environment, the [MORE]

Gene Therapy for X-SCID

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

David Vetter poses inside of his bubble
David Vetter (1971-1984), aka “the Boy in the Bubble,” lived with and died from [MORE]

Innovation in the Core Lab

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

AACC lab at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Laboratory automation has already proved its worth, particularly in some Japanese hospitals, regarding the human [MORE]

Physics, Complexity and Innovation

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Team work, innovation
We’ve all seen the beginning of an innovative idea, and watched it grow into a start-up company, take [MORE]

Ultrasound Transducer Plugs into a Smart Phone

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Butterfly Ultrasound.
Most medical ultrasound machines cost between $20,000 and $75,000, though some go for well more than $100,000, not including [MORE]

Hospitals’ 10 Worst Case Events

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Joint Commission
Here are the Joint Commission’s voluntarily submitted sentinel events in healthcare for 2018:  Falls — 111 reported; Unintended retention [MORE]

Graphene Yarn

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Graphene yarns for wearable textiles
The University of Manchester is the discovery hearth of graphene, and now its researchers have proposed [MORE]

Kidney Cell Repair

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Amniotic stem cells
Amniotic-fluid derived stem cells has several advantages over other stem cells (including embryonic stem cells) for regenerative medicine.  [MORE]

Cuffless BP Monitor

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aktiia – cuffless BP monitor
Neuchatel, in the mountains of western Switzerland, has been a center for precision manufacturing for over [MORE]

Charming!  DNA Embroidery

May 28, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Alex Dainis LED DNA embroidery
This piece is just for fun—a video of Alex Dainis explaining how she combined her interests [MORE]