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:

An Oral Spray for UTIs, Works for 9 Years

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

The E. coli group of bacteria causes the majority of UTIs
“An oral spray vaccine against recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) [MORE]

Liquid Biopsy Shows which Post-Treatment Bladder Cancer Patients Won’t Relapse

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid biopsy shows which bladder cancer patients won’t relapse
“Results of the IMvigor011 Phase III trial show that more than 90 [MORE]

“GastroShield,” a Sprayable Gel to Prevent Bleeding

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

A gel for shielding surgical wounds
“To develop GastroShield, the team [at MIT] used a polymer called pluronic, which is a [MORE]

Could Beethoven Clap to a Musical Beat?

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Beethoven’s genome sheds light on chronic health problems and cause
“Begg et al [the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The [MORE]

A Blood Test for Differential Diagnosis of Bipolar and Depression

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

EIT Health supported consortium myEDIT-B launches blood test that can differentiate bipolar disorder from depression
“EIT Health [Munich, Germany] has announced [MORE]

Ultra-High Resolution Brain Scans

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

World’s most powerful MRI  machine captures first stunning brain scans
“Developed by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), [MORE]

External Patch Acts as Voice Box

June 18, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

New AI-powered patch lets wearers speak without vocal cords
“The patch-like device [developed at UCLA] is comprised of a self-powered sensing [MORE]

Replicating a Human Ear

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers produce grafts that replicate the human ear
“Using state-of-the-art tissue engineering techniques and a 3D printer, researchers at Weill Cornell [MORE]

Molecular Profiles of Sepsis

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

New sepsis markers could guide diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment
“In this study, researchers [at the  in Sweden] set out to investigate [MORE]

Monitor in a Bra Measures Breast Cancer Progression

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tiny device fit inside bras could save thousands of lives
“A team in Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Medical Technologies Innovation Facility [MORE]

Smartphone’s Compass Measures Glucose Level

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Quantitative, high-sensitivity measurement of liquid analytes using a smartphone compass
“Here we [physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology] [MORE]

AI in Microscopy

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial intelligence boosts super-resolution microscopy
Form German and English engineers comes this: “a new open-source algorithm called Conditional Variational Diffusion Model. [MORE]

Iatrogenic Transmission of Alzheimer’s through Bone Marrow

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Conclusive demonstration of iatrogenic Alzheimer’s disease transmission in a model of stem cell transplantation
From researchers at the University of British [MORE]

Nuances in Healthcare

June 11, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Michael Dowling- 9 healthcare nuances that defy simple criticisms
Wise words: “Healthcare is multi-dimensional and extremely complex. It accounts for 20% [MORE]