Youth Neurology Program: Building a More Diverse Neurology Workforce


Neurological conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are leading causes of disability and premature death, afflicting women, people of color and low-income communities at much higher rates than average. Yet these populations are underrepresented in the field of neurology. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, about 30% of neurology faculty at teaching hospitals in the U.S. identify as women, 3% Hispanic or Latinx, 2% Black or African American, and less than 1% identify as Native or Indigenous.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Angela Madira


“It’s amazing to be in a program where everyone is passionate about science and research, but they are all so unique in their interests and research focuses.”

Host University: Harvard University
Home University: California State University, Los Angeles
Amgen Scholar Year: 2015
Major: Biochemistry
Expected Graduation: 2017
Academic and Professional Ambitions

What inspired you to major in science?

Electroencephalography (EEG) Underused Investigative Tool in Hospitals

EEG could be more widely used to identify treatable causes of common disorders in hospital patients, say researchers in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Press Release

Rochester, MN, April 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A retrospective study of patients who had in-hospital electroencephalography (EEG) has established that EEG is a valuable tool that could be deployed more widely to identify treatable causes of impaired consciousness in the hospital setting. The study is published in the April issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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