The following researchers have been awarded a 2019 NDC Symposium travel scholarship as they represent underrepresented minority early career individuals pursuing clinically relevant basic or patient-oriented research. The Young Investigators Minority Research Scholars Program is designed to highlight up-and-coming scientists within the field of child neurology. This year's Young Investigators Minority Research Scholars are:




Sandra Jimenez Giraldo, MD Sandra Jimenez Giraldo, MD
Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children




Daniel Guillen, MD Daniel Guillen, MD
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh




Duriel Hardy, MD Duriel Hardy, MD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia




Mekka R. Garcia, MD Mekka R. Garcia, MD
NYU Langone Health




Melisa Carrasco McCaul, MD, PhD Melisa Carrasco McCaul, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Hospital




Setty M. Magaña, MD, PhD Setty M. Magaña, MD, PhD
NIH Clinical Center