American Association for Cancer Research

MICR Professional Advancement Sessions

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Minorities in Cancer Research-organized Professional Advancement Sessions take place at AACR meetings and conferences. They provide a forum in which undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists. These sessions are open to all conference registrants; we invite you to participate.


“Cancer Health Disparities Researcher in an Academic Medical Center – What’s in a Name?”

Professional Advancement Session

Organized by the Minorities in Cancer Research Council

Friday, December 6, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sixth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Capitol Ballroom North
Atlanta, GA

Please advance register if you are interested in attending. On-site registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

This informative Professional Advancement Session provides a forum in which students, postdoctoral candidates, and junior investigators can discuss important career development issues in cancer health disparities careers. Established senior scientists will address this topic through a facilitated panel discussion.

All conference registrants are invited to attend this session at no additional cost. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., Medical University of SC Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC

Elena Martinez, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, CA
Brian M. Rivers, Ph.D., Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI