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FINDING CURES TOGETHER<sup>SM</sup>

Hematologic Malignancies: Translating Discoveries to Novel Therapies

AACR-Aflac Incorporated Scholar-in-Training Awards

Five presenters of meritorious abstracts have been selected by the conference co-chairpersons to receive awards to attend this conference. All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training who are AACR members were eligible for consideration. The names of the Scholar-in-Training awardees, their affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below. The AACR sincerely thanks Aflac, Inc. for their support of these awards.


Francesca Cottini, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass., B09, PR04
Cara Lunn Shirai, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., B41, PR06
Ehsan Malek, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, B17
Sarah Meyer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, B02
Kathryn G. Roberts, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., B04, PR02


Lymphoma Research Foundation-AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards

Five presenters of meritorious abstracts in the area of lymphoma or drug development have been selected by the Conference Co-Chairpersons to receive awards to attend this conference. All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, physicians-in-training, and independent investigators who have not been in his/her first faculty appointment for more than five years that submitted an abstract under this category topic were eligible for consideration. The names of the Lymphoma Research Foundation-AACR Scholar-in-Training awardees, their affiliations, and their poster presentation numbers are provided below. The AACR sincerely thanks the Lymphoma Research Foundation for their support of these awards.


Lorena Fontan, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y., A19
Florian Karreth, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y., A37
Christopher C. Oakes, The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, B25
Shunyun Rao, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa., A07
Wan Seok Yang, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., B13, PR05


AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

The AACR is pleased to administer this important award program that is supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute, and provides funds for the participation of meritorious minority scientists in AACR meetings and conferences. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and to increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. Eligible scientists are full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students or residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty who are either engaged in cancer research or who have the training and the potential to make contributions to this field. This program applies only to racial/ethnic minority groups that have been defined by the NCI as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research (African American/Black, Alaska Native, Hispanic American, Native American, and Native Pacific Islander.) Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents in these countries may receive one of these awards.

Gabriel Pineda, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA, A46