American Association for Cancer Research

MICR Professional Advancement Roundtable

MICR logo"Navigating the Road to a Successful Career in Cancer Research"

Monday, April 7, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Marina Ballroom DE, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Co-Chairs: A. William Blackstock, M.D., and Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.

This exciting Professional Advancement Session organized by the Minorities in Cancer Research provides a forum in which students, postdoctoral candidates and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists. This popular event includes a reception and mentored roundtable discussions facilitated by senior researchers from a variety of sectors in the cancer community, including academia, government and industry.

For AACR members, Professional Advancement Sessions are free with your Annual Meeting registration and are an added benefit of your membership. For nonmembers, there is an additional fee of $50 for attendance at each session to be paid on site. Participation for sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.

2014 Roundtable Discussion Topics and Mentors:

Career Objectives: Clinical Fellow
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D., Duke Univ. Medical Ctr., Durham, NC

Career Objectives: Junior Faculty
Lisa L. Baumbach-Reardon, Ph.D., TGen, Phoenix, AZ

Career Objectives: Postdoctoral Fellows
Joanna L. Groden, Ph.D., Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Career Transitioning: From Fellow to Junior Faculty
Charles R. Thomas, M.D., OHSU Knight Cancer Inst., Portland, OR
     - Please see resources on Diversity and Mentoring/Sponsoring

Career Transitioning: From Graduate School to Fellow
Carla V. Finkielstein, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA

Career Transitioning: From Junior Faculty to Tenure
Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Career Transitioning: From Medical School to Careers in Research
Malcolm V. Brock, M.D., Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Career Transitioning: From Undergraduate to Graduate
Khosrow Kashfi, Ph.D., FRSC, City Univ. of New York Medical School, New York, NY

Career Transitioning: From Undergraduate to Medical
Jose G. Treviño, M.D., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Careers in Cancer: Academia
Wen-Jen Hwu, M.D., Ph.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX
Sean Kimbro, Ph.D., North Carolina Central Univ., Durham, NC

Careers in Cancer: Government
Beverly Lyn-Cook, Ph.D., FDA-NCTR, Jefferson, AR
Luz Maria Rodriguez, M.D., NCI-DCP, Bethesda, MD

Careers in Cancer: Industry
Arturo Molina, M.D., Janssen Research & Development, Menlo Park, CA
Gregory R. Reyes, M.D., Ph.D., Celgene Corp., San Diego, CA

Careers in Cancer: Nontraditional
LeeAnn Bailey, Ph.D., Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, VA

Effective Leadership, Communication, and Negotiation Skills
Lynn M. Matrisian, Ph.D., Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Manhattan Beach, CA
Victoria M. Richon, Ph.D., Sanofi Oncology, Cambridge, MA

Grantsmanship: Junior Faculty
Peter O. Ogunbiyi, D.V.M., Ph.D., NCI-CRCHD, Bethesda, MD

How to Advance from Poster to Paper - Challenges of Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals
Elena Martinez, Ph.D., UCSD Moores Cancer Ctr., La Jolla, CA

How to Be a Good Mentor
Carlos A. Casiano, Ph.D., Loma Linda Univ. School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

How to Get Your Papers Published in Journals with a High Impact Factor
Timothy R. Rebbeck, Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

How to Set Up a Lab and Management of Resources and Personnel
Wayne D. Bowen, Ph.D., Brown Univ., Providence, RI

Networking for Professional & Scientific Development
Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., Northwestern Univ. Lurie Comp. Cancer Ctr., Chicago, IL
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., Medical Univ. of SC Hollings Cancer Ctr., Charleston, SC

Networking Professional Meetings Successfully
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., Georgetown Lombardi Comp. Cancer Ctr., Washington, DC
Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX

Research Funding for New Investigators & Fellowship Opportunities: Postdoctoral Level
Pamela Marino, Ph.D., NIH-NIGMS, Bethesda, MD

Research Funding/Grant Opportunities: Graduate Student Level
John Ojeifo, M.D., Ph.D., NCI-CRCHD, Bethesda, MD

Survival Skills: Graduate Level
Sulma I. Mohammed, Ph.D., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN

Survival Skills: Junior Faculty
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, M.D., Ph.D., Univ. of Puerto Rico Comp. Cancer Ctr., San Juan, PR

Survival Skills: Postdoctoral Level
Eileen J. Brantley, Ph.D., Loma Linda Univ. School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Tenure Track-Research Track
James W. Lillard, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

The Physician/Scientist
Levi A. Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., Boston, MA

What to Look for in a Good Mentor
Yusri A. Elsayed, M.D., Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, NJ

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