MICR Professional Development Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences
Professional Advancement Sessions
Minorities in Cancer Research-organized professional advancement sessions take place at AACR meetings and conferences and provide a forum in which students, postdocs, and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists.
AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series
This series brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at minority-serving institutions. These lectures are intended to inspire these young minority students and educators to pursue cancer research.
AACR-MICR MSI Faculty - Cancer Center Collaboratives
This program matches AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awardees with excellent cancer scientist mentors who are based at National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers or Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
MICR Council Meet and Greet
Attendees of the AACR Annual Meeting and select special conferences are invited to meet informally with member of the MICR Council to network, chat, and discuss upcoming MICR initiatives.
MICR Networking and Resource Center
All MICR members and conference registrants interested in learning about MICR membership and activities are encouraged to visit the MICR Networking and Resource Center. The center will provide meeting attendees with a comfortable environment in which to network one-on-one and in small groups. Please visit the Networking and Resource Center for a quiet space, a snack, or to converse and exchange ideas with peers.
MICR in the Community
Philadephia Sista Strut
The AACR-MICR had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural Philadelphia Sista Strut which took place Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Xfinity LIVE! in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This event featured a 3K walk with the goal of increasing public awareness about the impact of breast cancer in women of color.
AACR members, survivors, advocates, health professionals and the community-at-large united in support during this half-day of health advocacy, cancer education, and community engagement. We were very proud to have AACR-MICR member, Dr. Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson, address attendees with information on cancer and preventative measures. Ms. Carolette Holmes gave inspirational remarks on her journey as a cancer survivor. Numerous attendees visited the AACR booth to learn more about the AACR and MICR. As a global leader in the fight against cancer, the AACR understands the importance of heightening cancer awareness in the community, and we are so pleased to be part of this event and delighted that the proceeds will benefit the AACR-MICR programs that support breast cancer research for minorities and other diversity initiatives.