American Association for Cancer Research

MICR Committees

Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) members are encouraged to volunteer for committee service by downloading a Committee Service Volunteer Form (Adobe Acrobat Reader required). We try to accommodate as many volunteers as possible on each committee, although not every volunteer will receive committee placement this term.

Communications Committee

Recommends content for electronic and print communications to the membership as a means to inform, share information and stimulate discussion between members. These media include the MICR webpages found on the AACR website and a monthly e-newsletter for MICR members only.

Membership Development Committee

Works to increase and sustain the membership of MICR by identifying appropriate individuals to bring into MICR membership and assisting with efforts to retain existing MICR members.

Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Award Committee

Responsible for evaluating applications of award candidates and making final selection of awardees for participation in AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences; offer recommendations for improving and assessing the success of the AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards program.

Minority Scholar Award Committee

Responsible for evaluating applications of award candidates and making final selection of awardees for participation in AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences; offer recommendations for improving and assessing the success of the AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards program. 

Professional Advancement/Development Committee

Develops and evaluates a program designed for investigators at all levels, but particularly early-career investigators, to explore career options and issues affecting professional advancement and development through small informal discussions with senior researchers. 

Town Meeting Committee

Provides an opportunity for the MICR Council to present its members, agenda and programs to AACR members and annual meeting participants. This meeting will give participants a chance to share ideas, voice concerns and express views on a variety of related topics.