ANA IDEAS Junior Member Award

The ANA Inclusion Diversity Equity Antiracism Social Justice (IDEAS) Task Force has developed the ANA IDEAS Junior Member Award program to promote and support underrepresented minorities in medicine (URiM)*, specifically in the field of Academic Neurology.

This two-year program includes complimentary registration and a travel award to attend ANA2022 and pairing URiM resident/fellow/junior faculty candidates with an ANA member in their field, quarterly mentorship meetings, and a $1,000 stipend at the start of year two to support career development.

2022 Award Recipients and Mentors


2022 Award Recipient, Ashley Madera, M.D.
Resident, University of Colorado


2022 IDEAS Junior Member Mentor,  Kelvin Chou, M.D.
University of Michigan



2022 Award Recipient, Anthony Linares, M.D.
Fellow, UCLA


2022 IDEAS Junior Member Mentor, David Michael Holtzman, MD
University of Washington, St. Louis



2022 Award Recipient, Deborah Rose, M.D.
Resident, Duke University Medical Center


2022 IDEAS Junior Member Mentor, Rebecca F. Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Stroke, Cognition And Neuroepidemiology Section, NINDS

*The AAMC definition of underrepresented in medicine is: "Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population