Neuroscientist Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar gives hope to future generations of epilepsy

Catherine Shanahan meets neuroscientist Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar, a former stay-at-home mother, who spent 12 years studying to find effective treatments for her daughter’s epilepsy. BRAIN WAVES: Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar, right, with her daughter Savannah. MOST kids don protective headgear for high contact sport, cycling or horseriding, but Savannah Salazar wore a helmet all day everyday for 15 years. “Parents look back at their kids’ school photographs and they see how they developed over the years.  “I look at Savannah and I see scars and injuries,” her mother, Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar, says. The reason for the helmet and the cause of the scars is epilepsy, the same reason Dixon-Salazar has the title “Doctor”.  Before her daughter developed the condition, Dixon-Salazar was a young stay-at-home mother-of-two who knew nothing about seizures.  Now…


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