ANA Futures Program

The American Neurological Association (ANA) Futures Program is a longitudinal career development program for Medical Students and Residents interested in careers in academic neurology. This program is a unique opportunity because it will provide career guidance via individualized interactions with leading academic neurologists. 

The program involves participation in three small group Zoom sessions with ANA Leaders (each session focused on a different career development topic) culminating in an in-person meeting with ANA Board Members and Leaders on October 22 in Chicago at the beginning of our Annual Meeting (October 22-25, 2022).

The Medical Student Virtual Sessions will focus on:

  • Academic Career Path Selection
  • Residency Application Preparation
  • Residency Interview Practice

The in-person session will involve the medical students "interviewing” with ANA Board Members and Leaders, who will give feedback.

The Resident Virtual Sessions will focus on:

  • Helping Residents develop any research projects they’re already working on (any stage, any type – clinical, basic science, education, etc.)
  • Develop the project and find Mentors/Collaborators
  • Find Funding
  • Present research to different audience types

The in-person session will involve the residents presenting their project plan (not necessarily results) to ANA Board Members and Leaders, who will give feedback.

This program will offer:

Residents Cohort:

  • Peyton Murin - Saint Louis University
  • Karishma Popli - Johns Hopkins/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Maryam J Syed - Wayne State Unviersity School of Medicine
  • Oday Halhouli - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Daniela Riveros Acosta - Mount Sinai Beth Israel/West 
  • Shervin Badihian - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Khawla Abusamra - University of Kentucky Adult Neurology program
  • Nidhi Ravishankar - University of Louisville
  • Shama Patel - University of New England
  • Omar Al-Janabi - University of Kentucky
  • Gabriela Figueiredo Pucci - University of Pittsburgh
  • Stephen Capone -  Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic
  • Amanda Clorfeine - Washington University in St. Louis

Medical Students Cohort:

  • Gina Mavhezha - Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Ariana Barreau Carle - Illinois College of Medicine
  • Paul Wang - University of Minnesota
  • Clare Schrodt - Saint Louis University
  • Noah Trapp - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Hendrik Greve - Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Helen Hernandez - Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fidak Khan Loyola - University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • John (Jack) Cook-  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Chelo Jane Datinguinoo - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alexis (Lexie) Brimmeier - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Olajumoke Bamgbose - Indiana University Chicago
  • David Zhao - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Mohammad Emari - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Joseph Geraghty - University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Nicholas Sasso - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine