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:

The Digital Medicine Society

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

DiMe Blog graphic
This is how a discipline evolves.  Early adopters of a disruptive technology form an association, and create standards [MORE]

High Speed Microfluidics that also Sequences CTCs

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

HydroSeq CTC Chip
“Engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a high speed microfluidic chip that can separate circulating tumor [MORE]

Automated Chemical Synthesizer

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synple synthesisor
As a smartphone is to the 1945 ENIAC computer, as a new chemical synthesizer from the Swiss Federal Institute [MORE]

AI Integrating Cancer Histology and Omics

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ai ifographic
What do you get by integrating AI analysis of pathology images and data for tumor transcriptomes?  In a Stanford [MORE]

Radar Monitoring Vital Signs

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

FMCW-Radar
Researchers at the University of Waterloo (Canada) assert this:  “we use a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar operating at [MORE]

Gluing Stem Cells

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Welding stem cells
In an article titled “Artificial Cell Membrane Binding Thrombin Constructs Drive in situ hydrogel formation,” cell biologists at [MORE]

The Hospital as a Video Game

July 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Project Hospital game
There’s a saying in the hospital business: “no margin, no mission”—which brings together medical practice and the so-called [MORE]

Senolytic Therapies

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Senolytic drugs
“In mice, the selective elimination of SNCs (senescent cells, senolysis) extends median life span and prevents or attenuates age-associated [MORE]

DOE’s Berkeley Lab Creates a 3-D Printed Microfluidics Device

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed all liquid lab on a chip
As described: “When two liquids – one containing nanoscale clay particles, another containing [MORE]

Hearing with Fingers

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Finger vibration hearing
“A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive [MORE]

Means of Revolutionizing Healthcare

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ai supports healthcare
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the heart of advancing healthcare as this piece illustrates—in speeding up administrative [MORE]

A Biomarker for Suicide

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Depression
Psychiatry scientists at Yale University have found that in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but not from major depressive [MORE]

A Chip that Models the Human Gut

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Intestine chip
Human cells that line the intestines, and the bacteria that live in that region have conflicting needs for oxygen.  [MORE]

Stem Cells in Nose Drop Restores Sense of Smell

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nose drops restore smell in mouse
Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine have demonstrated that, in mice, addition [MORE]