Dr. Terrie Taylor

Dr. Terrie Taylor
TEDx event year
Current Updates
What is your current work/occupation?

EXACTLY the same!

What has happened since you spoke at TEDxTraverseCity?

We will soon be awarded support from the National Institutes of Health for a clinical trial of interventions to benefit children with CM whose brains have massively increased in size.; Having identified the problem, we will now be able to evaluate different treatment options. It is thrilling. And, as luck would have it, Madonna is building a pediatric ICU at our hospital, right across the driveway from our MRI.  The timing is PERFECT! I am currently fundraising for nurses' salaries (we need to staff the ICU):  $20,000 per year, per nurse --- and the trial runs for six years AND for the hardware and software for an electronic medical record system.  We are working with a high quality local group, the Baobab Health Trust (http://baobabhealth.org), and they estimate that the hardware and software development will cost $100,000.  

Did speaking at TEDxTraverseCity have an impact on your career?

Absolutely.  I am astounded at the "reach" --- it has brought word of our work to far more people than I would have ever dreamed possible.

Anything else you would like for us to be aware of as we plan future events?

Be sure to always check the batteries in the "remotes".