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Theme: Inspirational stories from MGH community on handling challenges

This event occurred on
June 28, 2021
12:00am - 12:55pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

The TEDxMGH talk invites inspirational stories from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) community and how people have handled challenges--through innovation, resilience, vulnerability, and connection.

Virtual using Zoom
Zoom account
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
United States
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Speakers

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Eric Minikel Vallabh, PhD

Prion Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Minikel co-leads the initiative to develop preventive drugs for prion disease at the Broad Institute. Minikel left a previous career in consulting after learning, in late 2011, that his wife, Sonia Vallabh, inherited a fatal genetic mutation in the prion protein gene. He followed her in changing careers and re-training as a scientist to devote his life to developing a cure.

Joelle El Hokayem, MD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Neurology
Dr. El Hokayem is a research fellow in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Josué D. Espinoza, MHA

Administrative Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital
Mr. Espinoza is an Administrative Manager in the Endocrine Division as well as the Transgender Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Litia A. Carvalho, PhD

Research Fellow in Neurology
Dr. Carvalho is a research fellow in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Rajani C. LaRocca, MD

Physician and Author at Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. LaRocca is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of children's book.

Sonia Vallabh Minikel, PhD

Prion Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Vallabh co-leads the initiative to develop preventive drugs for prion disease at the Broad Institute. In 2010, Vallabh watched her 52-year-old mother die of a rapid, mysterious, undiagnosed dementia. One year later, Vallabh learned that her mother’s disease had been genetic prion disease, and that she herself was at risk.Vallabh quit her previous career in law and consulting, and, together with her husband, Eric Minikel, re-trained as a scientist in order to devote her life to finding a way to stop her disease before it starts.

Organizing team

Darshan
Mehta

Boston, MA, United States
Organizer