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:

Finding Tumors with a Laser

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Doctor Inserts Endoscope
A collaboration of German research labs has come up with a way to image tumors at an early [MORE]

Multiparticulate Drug Dispensing Device

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

HSDesign Multiparticulate Drug Depenser
Multiparticulate drugs are those with beads or microspheres containing single or multiple drugs for modified release effects. [MORE]

The Future of Exercise—in a Pill

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

The protein myostatin plays a role in obesity by inhibiting muscle growth. Knowing that, researchers at Augusta University in Georgia [MORE]

A Physician’s E-Glove for Physical Exams

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sensor Glove
Many things in a physical exam are based on the physician’s subjective judgements. Muscle stiffness is one of those [MORE]

A First for Focused Ultrasound Surgery

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Focused ultrasound depicted in 3D illustration. Source: INSIGHTEC. (PRNewsfoto/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital)
Surgeons at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami have used [MORE]

Cough into Your Smartphone

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

An Australian startup named “ResApp” has used learning algorithms to distinguish the sounds of several kinds of respiratory illnesses—pneumonia, asthma, [MORE]

Device for Treating Skin Tumors

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab Scale Prototype for Tumors
This piece leaves out two critical pieces of information: what kind of skin tumors are being [MORE]

Lab on a CD Disk-Like Device

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Makerspaces Microfluidics Devices
Makerspaces are publically accessed R&D facilities for which users pay a fee, like a health club membership. [MORE]

Hospital Metrics: Targets for Improvement

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scott Becker, J.D., C.P.A.
“The list king,” Scott Becker, has another of his insightful listings of hospital metrics—this one, 230 hospital [MORE]

Smart Contact Lens for Diabetes and Glaucoma Monitoring

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

New Contact Lens Senses Glaucoma and Diabetes
This piece reports on smart contact lenses developed by two university labs in South [MORE]

Eppendorf’s Mini Bioreactor

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Eppendorf AG’s DASbox® Mini Bioreactor System
While this piece is an advertisement for a commercial product, it merits special mention for [MORE]

This Year’s Award Winners in Telemedicine

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Over the last 20 years, telemedicine has demonstrated not only hundreds of useful applications, but also hinted at a new [MORE]

Inhaled Insulin for Treating Alzheimer’s

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nasal Spray
For several years, diabetes researchers and Alzheimer’s researcher have suspected that AD may actually be a fourth kind of [MORE]

Automating Rare Genetic Disease Diagnosis

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Computational biologists at Cambridge University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have written an algorithm called “PHenomeNET Variant [MORE]