MEDICAL AUTOMATION EXPERTS


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 Ear on an Elbow

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ear growing on an elbow
After a female soldier lost her left ear in a car crash, Army surgeons took samples [MORE]

Regenerating Blood Vessels from Stem Cells

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Peripheral Vascular Disease
Critical limb ischemia is an advanced stage of peripheral artery disease, which arises from atherosclerosis. In the worst [MORE]

MRI Glove

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MRI detector glove
New York University School of Medicine engineers have developed a new means for MRI imaging of bones, tendons [MORE]

Geisinger on Routine Sequencing

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Geisinger Health
“Precision medicine” based on DNA sequencing is all the buzz in healthcare except among payers who deem molecular profiling [MORE]

Growing Blood without A, B and RhD Antigens

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Red blood cells
There are 36 different blood groups and more than 350 antigens on red blood cells that can cause [MORE]

A Sugar-Transporting Biosensor for Detecting Cancer

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Glut5 fluorescent probe
In making multicolor probes that detect varying levels of glucose transporters in blood, researchers at Michigan Technological University [MORE]

International eICU monitoring

July 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine model
Heretofore, licensure has limited telemedicine across state and international boundaries. A physician licensed in Idaho, for example, couldn’t do [MORE]

A Diagnostic Pill for Breast Cancer

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pinpointing Breast Cancer Non-Invasively with Imaging Pill
From the University of Michigan comes this assertion: “Here we demonstrate that negatively charged [MORE]

Printing Complex Tissues

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
3D Printer Creates Complex Biological Tissues
UCLA engineers have built a 3-D printer that does stereolithography using four different hydrogels. The [MORE]

Stem Cells to Kidney Organoids

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Robots Generating Kidney Organoids from Stem Cells
University of Washington engineers and clinicians have developed “a robotic system . . . [MORE]

A Wearable Salt-Ingestion Monitor

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flexible, Wearable Oral Sodium Sensor
This piece describes a project aimed at producing a sensor for measuring ingested salt. For such [MORE]

A Blood Test for Chronic Pain

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Test for Chronic Pain
As with theatrical productions, this may require a willing suspension of disbelief. Scientists at the University [MORE]

3-D Soft Gel that Flexes like Human Tissue

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human-Like 3D Printed Smart Gel Walks Underwater
Living tissue is watery and soft, which is why engineers at Rutgers University believe [MORE]

Repurposing Arthritis Drug for Graft-vs-Host-Disease

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aphersis for Stem Cell Transplantation
MAIN intentionally ignores drug development, which is a huge field in itself. But cell technology is [MORE]