cross Latin America and the Caribbean, scientific researchers, pioneers and entrepreneurs are dedicated to finding answers to questions that can improve their communities and others around the world. They apply their knowledge, passion, dedication and ingenuity to translate big ideas into meaningful solutions.
Through the Champions of Science® Storytelling Challenge: Latin America and Caribbean Edition, Johnson & Johnson invited innovators working in the region to share their stories to help engage the public, encourage advocacy for scientific innovation and inspire youth in the region to pursue STEM careers that will help change the trajectory of health for humanity.
After receiving nearly 100 submissions between January and March 2019, an independent committee of scientists, policymakers and science journalists reviewed the applications and determined the winners.
Below, learn more about the winners of the Champions of Science® Storytelling Challenge: Latin America and Caribbean Edition. These five researchers hope to bring forth positive change in our world and serve as role models for the next generation of thought leaders pursuing scientific fields.
Shining a light on the talented scientists and innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean builds public support and encourages advocacy for scientific innovation. It also can inspire young people in the region to pursue careers that will help change the trajectory of health for humanity.