American Association for Cancer Research

MICR Member Spotlight

We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of the "MICR Member Spotlight!" page to the MICR webpages. This webpage exists to focus attention on the recent awards, promotions, degree completions, and appointments of AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research members.

The mission of MICR is to prevent and cure cancer while meeting the professional needs and advancing the careers of minority scientists. Sending your accolades to us for the "MICR Member Spotlight" will increase the visibility and recognition of the outstanding contributions minority scientists are regularly making to the field of cancer research. 

Call for Spotlight Nominations
Have you or a colleague recently made a career advancement, earned a degree, had a major publication, or received an Award? If so, nominate them (or yourself) for the MICR Member Spotlight! Let the MICR Community know what is going on in your life. It's easy: fill out the MICR Member Spotlight Form and e-mail it to us. You can also fax it to us at (215) 440-9412.



Claudia Baquet, Recipient of Women in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association

Claudia Baquet, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for policy and planning; director of the Center for Health Disparities; professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and AACR-MICR member, has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Women in Medicine Award from the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Dr. Baquet, who was formerly deputy assistant secretary for minority health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was honored on March 15, 2014, for her relentless work in bringing down barriers to participation in clinical trials and biomedical research among socioeconomically underserved populations and for bringing national attention to the field of study now known as health disparities.

Christina M. Dieli-Conwright, Ph.D., CSCS, CET, Faculty Position

Dr. Dieli-Conwright, an AACR-MICR member, recently accepted a faculty position at the University of Southern California. Congratulations, Dr. Dieli-Conwright, now assistant professor of research, and director of the Women's Health and Exercise Laboratory, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif.