Co-chairs: Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa and Dr. Wayne Bowen
The Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council is extremely pleased to announce the AACR-MICR MSI Faculty-Cancer Center Collaboratives, a new MICR-organized program funded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.
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.
If you are a scientist at a NCI-designated Cancer Center, please volunteer your time to assist scientists based at Minority-Serving Institutions. Email email@example.com to apply.
Mentors are needed who have the seniority, knowledge base and connections to be truly useful in collaborating with, advising and encouraging AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars to persevere in a career in cancer research at their home institutions.
Minority-Serving Institutions may be difficult places to maintain an active research program due to heavy teaching loads and reduced funding for materials, facilities and travel to meetings. With funding from the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, the AACR awards meritorious faculty members from Minority-Serving Institutions funding for participation in AACR Annual Meetings. These scholars gain exposure to the latest research while making connections with potential collaborators or mentors.
Please volunteer your time to assist scientists based at Minority-Serving Institutions or recommend others from your institution to participate in any of the below upcoming AACR conferences:
• 11th Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
(October 16-19, 2012, Anaheim, CA)
• Fifth Annual Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
(October 27-30, 2012, San Diego, CA)
• AACR Annual Meeting 2013
(April 6-10, 2013, Washington, DC)
As a mentor in this collaborative, during the conference you are also asked to participate in an AACR-organized event for scholars and to meet informally with a scholar once more during the meeting (for example, at a poster session). Finally, all mentors are asked to complete a brief survey about this experience at the end of the meeting.
In addition to helping a fellow educator, in thanks for their support of MSI faculty members, mentor participants will receive complimentary registration for the above-mentioned conference(s).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to serve as a Collaboratives Mentor at one or more of these conferences.