Core Faculty Member Featured in NPR Story on Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

Julia Taylor, MD MA a core faculty member at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, was recently interviewed for an NPR story about Type 1 Diabetes in children and a genetic test for the disease that UVa is developing. Dr. Taylor, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, explained the challenge of explaining to parents what the test means—since most children who test positive won’t actually get the disease and some who have negative results will.  “It is a lot of uncertainty you are trying to communicate, and the risk is not easy to grasp unless you are a statistician or a numbers person, which I am not!” Dr. Taylor also serves as a member of the Ethics Consult Service and Ethics Committee at the Center. Read the NPR story here.