Small Brains, Big Dreams

Small Brains, Big Dreams

On Mentorship with Dr Terrie Inder

February 15, 2022

Terrie Inder, MBChB, MD, is the first appointed chair of the newly transitioned Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. As a dual boarded child neurologist and neonatologist, her major discoveries have been in clinical and translational research into the nature and timing of brain injury in preterm and high-risk term born infants.

Dr. Inder, a native New Zealander, received her education and training at the University of Otago, Dunedin, where she also completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Newborn Medicine. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her first faculty appointment was at the University of Melbourne, Royal Children’s Hospital in 2001 before moving to St Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St Louis as a Professor in 2005.

She has been recognized for her skills in leadership as Director of the Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. Her greatest passion is in the mentorship of young faculty.

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