American Association for Cancer Research

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

MICR logoCo-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 to apply.

The Need
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.

The Commitment
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: 

  • AACR Annual Meeting 2015
    (April 18-22, 2015, Philadelphia, Pa.)

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.

The Benefits
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). 

To Apply

Email if you would like to serve as a collaboratives mentor at the annual meeting.