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:

Betty Gallaher, RN, Why Human Factors Matter

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ms. Betty Gallaher RN
“Miss Betty” Gallaher was an emergency department nurse at the Coosa Valley Medical Center in Alabama for [MORE]

“I Once Was Blind, but Now I See”

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic cornea
Taking a line from “Amazing Grace,” “Eye surgeons at the Rabin Medical Center in Israel have successfully implanted the [MORE]

Nanoparticle Injection to Slow Cartilage Loss

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles may slow cartilage loss in Arthritis
“[Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and collaborating hospitals] attached an EGFR ligand called [MORE]

Breath Analysis for Breast Cancer and Its Subtypes

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic nose for breath analysis
Exhaled breath has some 2,500 chemicals that are potential biomarkers for diseases.  To discover biomarker profiles [MORE]

Blood Test Better than Tissue Biopsy in Predicting Transplant Rejection

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liquid biopsy to detect acute heart transplant rejection
From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Laboratory of Applied Precision Omics: [MORE]

New Material for Soft Tissue Engineering

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

New thermoplastic biomaterials
Elasticity and biodegradability are to properties that are difficult to engineer together.  In this piece, a collaboration of [MORE]

Total Laboratory Automation, an Update

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Total laboratory automation
Many of our readers will be familiar with total laboratory automation; this piece is a nice catch-up.  “While [MORE]

Regenerating Motor Neurons

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Designer protein helps paralyzed mice walk again
“In a new study, German scientists have restored the ability to walk in mice [MORE]

Urine Test for Asthma

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urine testing for asthma
Using mass spectrometry, a research group headed at the Karolinska Institutet has been able to sort out [MORE]

Deep Learning (DL) vs. Standard Machine Learning (SML) in Psychiatric Imaging

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Machine learning vs. deep learning
From researchers at Georgia State University: “We conduct[ed] a large-scale systematic comparison profiled in multiple classification [MORE]

Disinfecting Robots, Update

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ava Robotics UV disinfecting robot
Disinfecting robots for cleaning hospital rooms have been around for at least a decade, though they’ve [MORE]

Cortisol in Hair as a Biomarker for Diagnosis

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Measuring stress levels by analyzing cortisol in hair
“In a new study out of Linkoping University in Sweden, a team examined [MORE]

Clot Blasters

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanodroplets and US for hard-to-reach clots
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technology for using nanodroplets and an [MORE]

Wearables after COVID-19 Has Passed

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Covid 19 – still a concern for the heart
While the death toll from COVID-19 keeps rising, this piece from last [MORE]