American Association for Cancer Research

WICR Career Mentoring Session

WICR logoWICR Career Mentoring Session

Monday, April 7, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Marina Ballroom G
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Co-Chairs: Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., and Pearl S. Huang, Ph.D.

This exciting Professional Advancement Session organized by the Women in Cancer Research provides a forum in which students, postdoctoral candidates and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists. This popular event includes an inspirational keynote lecture and mentored roundtable discussions facilitated by senior researchers from a variety of sectors in the cancer community, including academia, government and industry.

For AACR members, Professional Advancement Sessions are free with your Annual Meeting registration and are an added benefit of your membership. For nonmembers, there is an additional fee of $50 for attendance at each session to be paid on site. Participation for sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.

2014 Keynote Lecturer:

Nancy E. Davidson, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

2014 Roundtable Discussion Topics and Mentors:

Administrative Roles in Scientific Planning and the Intramural Researcher
Pamela A. Marino, Ph.D., NIH-NIGMS, Bethesda, MD

Alternative Careers
Carolyn Compton, M.D., Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Pat Morin, Ph.D., American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA
Balancing Research and Clinical Practice
Patricia M. LoRusso, D.O., Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Inst., Detroit, MI

Building a Laboratory
Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX
Danny R. Welch, Ph.D., Univ. of Kansas Cancer Ctr., Kansas City, KS

Careers in Academia
Varsha Gandhi, Ph.D., Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX
Eileen P. White, Ph.D., Rutgers-The Cancer Inst. of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ

Careers in Government
Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, Ph.D., FDA-NCTR, Jefferson, AR
Eva Szabo, M.D., NCI, Bethesda, MD

Careers in Industry
Lydia Armstrong, Ph.D., Novartis, East Hanover, NJ
J. Carl Barrett, Ph.D., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Waltham, MA

Family/Work/Life Integration
Margaret Tempero, M.D. Univ. of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Grant Writing- Postdoctoral Level
Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., Boston, MA

How to Stand Out on a Job Application
Jessie English, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., Boston, MA

How to Transition to Independence
Donald L. Trump, M.D., Roswell Park Cancer Inst., Buffalo, NY

How to Write a CV
Jonathan S. Wiest, Ph.D., NCI-CCT, Bethesda, MD

Interview Skills- Academia
James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Mentoring & Sponsoring
Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX

Negotiations for Jobs, Salaries, and Promotions
Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX
Elise Kohn, M.D., NCI-CCR, Rockville, MD

Starting a Translational Research Career
Susan Galbraith, Ph.D., AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, England

Survival Skills for New Faculty
Zena Werb, Ph.D., UCSF Helen Diller Family Comp. Cancer Ctr., San Francisco, CA

Survival Skills for Predocs
Johanna Lampe, R.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr., Seattle, WA

Time Management
Carolyn Buser-Doepner, Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA

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