With contributions from MICR members who volunteer for committee service, the MICR Council organizes programs and activities that work to increase the number, participation, visibility, and recognition of minority scientists in cancer research; address the professional needs of minority scientists; and provide diversity within the AACR's programs.
- MICR Forum: provides useful tools and information to support the professional development of minority cancer researchers. Specific topics may include funding, training, mentoring, etc.
- MICR Professional Advancement Roundtable: 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.
- MICR Scientific Symposium: informs the cancer research community about cancer issues related to race/ethnicity and/or provide a platform for minority scientists to present their work with discussion and debate.
- MICR Town Meeting: provides an opportunity for the MICR Council to present its members, agenda, and programs to AACR members and Annual Meeting participants. This meeting gives participants a chance to share ideas, voice concerns, and express views on a variety of related topics.
- 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: The DLS 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 young minority students and educators at MSIs to pursue cancer research.
- AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research-Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.
- Minority-Serving Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are offered to increase the scientific knowledge base of faculty members at Minority-Serving Institutions, and to encourage them and their students to pursue careers in cancer research. Awards are available for participation in AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences.
- Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are offered to eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in Annual Meetings and Special Conferences of the American Association for Cancer Research.
- The Database of Exceptional Minority Scientists serves as a resource for nominations for awards, lectures, and prizes as well as recommendations for committee service, conference speakers, editorial boards, etc., especially for those available through AACR.
- Employment Opportunities of interest to MICR members are updated monthly.
- The Member Spotlight focuses attention on the recent awards, promotions, degree completions, and appointments of AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research members.
- The MICR Newsletter is a monthly e-publication that keeps MICR members informed about issues and opportunities relevant to minority investigators, and provides information about funding and career opportunities, special events and programs, cancer health disparities in minority populations, and more.
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