Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

This free session will help undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students explore various educational and career options in the cancer field, and provide an opportunity for students to present their research and compete for prizes.

Winners of the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition at the AACR Annual Meeting will be presented with AACR-Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prizes for Cancer and Cancer-Related Biomedical Research, which reward excellence in research conducted and presented by undergraduate students.

Learn more about Dr. Gary J. Miller.

Judging is based on the student abstract, research content of the poster and on the ability of the student to effectively answer questions about the work during the poster presentation.

The First Place Miller Prize carries an award of $1,500 towards participation in the following year's AACR Annual Meeting. Second ($300) and third place ($200) prizes are also awarded.

Winners of the 2016 Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition
i-WRgXbTh-X2.jpgFirst Place
Maryam Bainazar 
Ohio State University 
Columbus, OH



i-XrV4LWB-X2.jpgSecond Place
Subreen Khatib 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, NC




i-bCg52w3-X2.jpgSecond Place
Cynthia Tang 
Washington University in St. Louis 
St. Louis, MO




Ti-S83JqX3-X2.jpghird Place
Shahnoza Dusmatova
Center for Prostate Disease Research 
Rockville, MD




Third Place
Sarah Maritan 
Queen's University 
Kingston, Ontario, Canada




12th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

AACR Annual Meeting 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Washington, D.C.

More information on registration and abstract submission will be available in Fall 2016. Please email with any questions.

Mentoring Opportunities

Visit our website to learn more about volunteering as a judge for the 2017 Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition.