American Association for Cancer Research

MICR Professional Development

MICR is pleased to organize several professional development sessions each year that provide high-quality outreach, networking, mentoring and educational experiences for investigators at all stages in their development as scientists, but especially for early-career researchers. All are welcome to attend. Please use these links for upcoming events in your area.

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 Distinguished Lectureship Series brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI). These lectures are intended to inspire young minority students and educators at MSIs to pursue cancer research.

AACR-MICR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty-Cancer Center Collaboratives

This program matches AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awardees with excellent cancer scientist mentors who are based at National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers or Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Collaboratives mentors serve during one AACR Annual Meeting or Special Conference, and volunteers are needed.