Monday, April 14, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 23A-C, Convention Center
Chairperson: Sanya Springfield, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, NCI, Bethesda, MD
(Listen to the audio recording of the session.)
This year's MICR forum focused on one of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities' premier programs, the Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership program. Through complex multidisciplinary partnership grants, the MI/CCP(s) utilize the respective strengths of Minority Serving Institutions and NCI-designated Cancer Centers to address the difficult issue of disparities in cancer incidence and mortality in underserved racial and ethnic minorities and the socio-economically disadvantaged. The MI/CCP program targets four key areas: research, training and career development, outreach, and education. The MICR Forum highlighted the research and career development components of this program.
"Overview of MI/CCP Program Intent and Objectives Current Achievements"
Nelson H. Aguila, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
"Potential Career Development Opportunities in MI/CCP"
Peter O. Ogunbiyi, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Welcome Remarks and Objectives
Sanya Springfield, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Belinda Locke, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Research and Career Development Panel:
Gary Bennett, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Barbara H. Jung, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
"Investing in the Future: Junior Investigator Experience"
Rachael Leon Guerrero, University of Guam, Mangilao, GU
LaMonica V. Stewart, Meharry Medical College Division of Cancer Biology, Nashville, TN