Phoenix Rising (Episode 89) Guest: David McMillan
Our conversation today is with David McMillan, an assistant professor at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, and Director of Education and Outreach for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Jason and Julie recorded this interview with David onsite at this year's Science and Advocacy Symposium in Minneapolis, where we had a podcast booth set up. The conversation is more casual than our usual ones and is completely unscripted. David was walking by and Jason pulled him in to chat about his connection to spinal cord injury, the work that he does at the Miami Project and his thoughts on this year’s symposium.
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David W. McMillan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, and Director of Education and Outreach for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Through his multi-role position he liaises between various stakeholding communities in the spinal cord injury (SCI) space, including co-found and co-chairing a lived experience advisory council in his locale. Integrating the signals from multiple sources he is attuned to both the voice of the community as well as the scientific, technological, and regulatory constraints of meeting them where they are. He conducted his doctoral dissertation on the role that the autonomic nervous system plays in the absorption, trafficking, and end-fates of dietary lipids and has since pivoted his research efforts to align with other topics that the SCI community has directed his attention towards.
This podcast is made possible by a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center. The information provided and opinions expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the views of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. For more information about the Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center visit https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis