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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:

Smart Pills with Tiny Needles

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart pills with tiny needles
In a foreseeable future, insulin injections, vaccinations and IV drips might be replaced with smart pills [MORE]

First Wirelessly Powered Heart Pump

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CET system
Heart patients who require a ventricular assist device typically have the pump’s cable protruding through their skin which is [MORE]

A New Blood Volume Analyzer

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

BVA-100 Blood volume analyzer
Knowing a patient’s blood volume and its constituents is critical information for treating burns, trauma and hemorrhage—and [MORE]

Reprogramming Kidney Repair

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney health
In kidney cells, energy generation and repair mechanisms alternate as needed.  Case Western Reserve University researchers believe they now [MORE]

Tear Glucose Sensor

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

NovioSense device measures tear glucose
A Dutch company, NovioSense BV, has completed a phase 2 study of its device which is [MORE]

Metabolite Test for Blocked Arteries

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Treadmill exercise
Cardiologists at Duke University carried out studies of peoples’ blood one hour before a treadmill stress test and two [MORE]

Promoting Vascularization in Kidney Organoids

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Culturing kidney organoids under flow
To make muscle cells from human stem cells, mechanical stress, causing stretching and contraction, has to [MORE]

Vitals Monitoring from 4’ away with a Smartphone

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Video Vitals
Engineers at Penn State and Johns Hopkins are collaborating in the development of a heart rate monitor that relies [MORE]

Cancer-Detecting Sensor

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanobiosensors to detect cancer
Whether a gene mutation initiates cancer, or a post translational modification to the gene’s protein is the [MORE]

Vista’s Eight Signs Monitoring System

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Vita Patch biosensor
Vital signs monitors keep improving, though there may not be a clear winner for the best possible.  This [MORE]

Appetite-Suppressing Implant

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Battery-free implant to suppress appetite
Between the brain and the belly, the vagus nerve signals hunger and fullness. It is known [MORE]

It Depends on how You Grow Stem Cells

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Selective Laminin-Directed Differentiation of Human iPSCs
Stem cell biologists at Osaka University have found that by growing human iPSCs in the [MORE]

Looking Ahead at Surgical Robots

March 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

2 LB robot operates outside the body
What’s on the horizon for surgical robots? How about these things: more sensitive force [MORE]

13 Years of iPSC Therapies in Clinical Trials

March 5, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

iPS cell therapies for clinical trials
Thirteen years have passed since Kyoto University’s Shinya Yamanaka demonstrated how altering four genes could [MORE]