Muriel King Taylor Endowed Scholarship (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
After graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College (1962), and completing post-graduate psychiatry training in Wisconsin (1968), Dr. Taylor taught community and child psychiatry as a member of the child psychiatry faculty of the University of Washington. Subsequently she led the Washington State Bureau of Mental Health during the early development of county community programs, local inpatient child programs, and the statewide information system. Afterward, she sailed in a small boat with her husband and son to New Zealand, where she developed an adolescent psychiatric family treatment program at the Auckland Hospital before returning to Washington in 1983. After working in Community Mental Health and an HMO, in 1988 she joined the staff of the American Lake VA Medical Center (part of VA Puget Sound Health Systems) where she participated in the introduction of the computerized patient record. Following her departure from the faculty as assistant professor, she held the title of clinical assistant professor at the UW.
She established this endowment in 2005, and its purpose is to provide financial assistance to medical students in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences who may be interested in pursuing careers in psychiatry.