American Association for Cancer Research

Associate Member Council History

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The AACR recognized the importance of cultivating the next generation of cancer researchers by establishing the Associate Member category of membership in 1988. The Board of Directors further sought to initiate an ongoing dialogue between Associate members and the AACR leadership to ensure that the current and future professional needs of early-career scientists would be met. The Associate Member Council was thus established by AACR President Dr. Lee W. Wattenberg in 1993 to serve as a link between the Board and Associate members, and to contribute to the development of AACR programs in a substantive way. 

AMC's annual planning meeting in Philadelphia in 2006


Past Chairperson Donna Hansel, former Council member Vu Nguyen, and AACR Past President Geoffrey M. Wahl at the AMC's annual planning meeting in Philadelphia in 2006.

Over the ensuing three years, the AACR sought nominations for positions on the newly formed Council and worked to develop a mission and goals. In 1996, the first Council took office, and was led by Co-Chairpersons, Dr. John Alton Copland of the University of Texas Medical Branch and Dr. Christopher P. Evans of the University of California, Davis. Dr. Copland's leadership was instrumental in the Council receiving the support of its charter sponsor, Aflac, Incorporated of Columbus, Georgia. Aflac, Inc. continues to lend its generous support to the AACR Associate membership through its ongoing commitment to the Associate Member Council and through the AACR-Aflac Scholar Travel Awards. Aflac is a unique company, which holds the distinction of offering one of the first cancer expense insurance policies in the world. Additional support for Associate Member Council programs has been generously given by the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation of America.

1996-1997

John Alton Copland, III, Chairperson
Christopher P. Evans, Co-Chairperson
Naomi S. Balzer-Haas
Farayi G. Jiah
Ajay K. Kakkar
K. Sean Kimbro
Karen S. Whittal
Philip A. Witman

1997-1998

John Alton Copland, III, Co-Chairperson
Christopher P. Evans, Co-Chairperson
Karen S. Strange (née Whittal), Secretary
Naomi S. Haas
Farayi G. Jiah
Ajay K. Kakkar
K. Sean Kimbro
Katrina L. Mealey
Bryon E. Petersen
Bruce C. Turner
Christopher G. Wood

1998-1999

Wayne L. Monsky, Chairperson
Katrina L. Mealey, Vice-Chairperson
Roland S. Cooper
John Alton Copland III
Steven J. DiBiase
Farayi G. Jiah
Ajay K. Kakkar
Bryon E. Petersen
Luz Maria Rodriguez
Karen S. Strange
Bruce C. Turner
Christopher G. Wood

1999-2000

Bryon E. Petersen, Chairperson
Steven J. DiBiase, Vice-Chairperson
Janeen R. Azare
Christopher J. Barnes
Roland S. Cooper
Katrina L. Mealey
Wayne L. Monsky
Sharyl J. Nass
Luz Maria Rodriguez
Bruce C. Turner
Christopher G. Wood
Aroon Yusuf

2000-2001

Steven J. DiBiase, Chairperson
Christopher J. Barnes, Chairperson-elect
Bryon E. Petersen, Past Chairperson
Janeen R. Azare
Roland S. Cooper (resigned)
Monica G. Marcu
Lisa Joy McCawley
Wayne L. Monsky
Sharyl J. Nass
Arti C. Patel
Luz Maria Rodriguez
Cynthia J. Wetmore
Aroon Yusuf

2001-2002

Christopher J. Barnes, Chairperson
Cynthia J. Wetmore, Chairperson-Elect
Steven J. DiBiase, Past Chairperson
Janeen R. Azare
Cheryl H. Baker
Monique L. den Boer
Monica G. Marcu
Lisa Joy McCawley
Sharyl J. Nass
Arti C. Patel
Jean-Philippe Spano
Bret Taback
Aroon Yusuf

2002-2003

Cynthia Wetmore, Chairperson
Arti C. Patel, Chairperson-Elect
Christopher J. Barnes, Past-Chairperson
Cheryl H. Baker
Cherie L. Butts
Monique L. den Boer
Monica G. Marcu
J. Terry Lim
Lisa Joy McCawley
Emily Anne Partridge
Douglas J. Rowland, Jr.
Jean-Philippe Spano
Bret Taback

2003-2004

Arti C. Patel, Chairperson
Cheryl H. Baker, Chairperson-elect
Cynthia Wetmore, Past Chairperson
Cherie L. Butts
Monique L. den Boer
Troy A. Giambernardi
J. Terry Lim
Susan E. Olivo
Emily Anne Partridge
Kim Robien
Douglas J. Rowland, Jr.
Uzma S. Shah
Jean-Philippe Spano
Bret Taback

2004-2005

Cheryl H. Baker, Chairperson
Troy A. Giambernardi, Chairperson-elect
Arti C. Patel, Past Chairperson
Cherie L. Butts
Donna Hansel
J. Terry Lim
Jeffrey P. MacKeigan
Susan E Olivo-Marston
Vu H. Nguyen
Emily Anne Partridge
Kim Robien
Douglas J. Rowland, Jr.
Uzma S. Shah
Rohini Sharma

2005-2006

Troy A. Giambernardi, Chairperson
Donna Hansel, Chairperson-elect
Cheryl H. Baker, Past Chairperson
Marc T. Abrams
Doru T. Alexandrescu
Jeffrey P. MacKeigan
Susan E. Olivo-Marston
Vu H. Nguyen
Kim Robien
Uzma S. Shah
Rohini Sharma
Steven C. Smith
Yunguang Tong

2006-2007

Donna Hansel, Chairperson
Jeffrey P. MacKeigan, Chairperson-Elect
Marc T. Abrams
Doru T. Alexandrescu
Kimberly A. Brown
Jessica M. Faupel-Badger
Chi-Chen Hong
Christoph Mamot
Vu H. Nguyen
Rohini Sharma
Steven C. Smith
Yunguang Tong

2007-2008

Jeffrey P. MacKeigan, Chairperson
Jessica M. Faupel-Badger, Chairperson-Elect
Donna Hansel, Past Chairperson
Marc T. Abrams
Jacobus J. Bosch
Brandi C. Brandon
Kimberly A. Brown
Chi-Chen Hong
Julia Kirshner (resigned)
Christoph Mamot
Steven C. Smith
Yunguang Tong
Krista A. Zanetti

2008-2009

Jessica M. Faupel-Badger, Chairperson
Kimberly A. Brown, Chairperson-Elect
Jeffrey P. MacKeigan, Past Chairperson
Brian D. Adams
Jacobus J. Bosch
Brandi C. Brandon Knight
Aime F. Franco
Chi-Chen Hong
Julia Kirshner (resigned)
James G. Jackson
Jose A. Karam
Christoph Mamot
April A.N. Rose
Krista A. Zanetti

2009-2010

Kimberly Brown Dahlman, Chairperson
Krista A. Zanetti, Chairperson-Elect
Jessica M. Faupel-Badger, Past Chairperson
Angela Alexander
Jennifer M. Bailey Lundberg
Jacobus J. Bosch
Vijayvel Jayaprakash
Brandi Brandon Knight
Aime F. Franco
James G. Jackson
Jose A. Karam
Freddy T. Nguyen
April A.N. Rose (resigned)
Paul M. Weinberger

2010-2011

Krista A. Zanetti, Chairperson
Aime F. Franco, Chairperson-Elect
Kimberly Brown Dahlman, Past Chairperson
Angela Alexander
Jennifer M. Bailey Lundberg
Thomas M. Bodenstine
Jessica N. Clague Dehart
James G. Jackson
Vijayvel Jayaprakash
Jose A. Karam
Charles G. Knutson
Anirban P. Mitra
Freddy T. Nguyen
Paul M. Weinberger
 

2011-2012

Aime F. Franco, Chairperson
Jessica N. Clague Dehart, Chairperson-Elect
Krista A. Zanetti, Past Chairperson
Jennifer M. Bailey Lundberg
Thomas M. Bodenstine
Geraldine Gueron
Vijayvel Jayaprakash
Michelle Kinder
Charles G. Knutson
Angelina I. Londono Joshi
Anirban P. Mitra
Freddy T. Nguyen
Kerry L. Reed
Paul M. Weinberger

2012-2013

Jessica N. Clague Dehart, Chairperson
Kerry L. Reed, Chairperson-Elect
Aime F. Franco, Past Chairperson
Thomas M. Bodenstine
Geraldine Gueron
Takashi Kobayashi
Michelle Kinder
Charles G. Knutson
Shih-Wen (Wenny) Lin
Angelina I. Londono Joshi
Anirban P. Mitra
Marijn T.M. van Jaarsveld
Anna Woloszynska-Read

2013-2014

Kerry L. Reed, Chairperson
Michelle Kinder, Chairperson-Elect
Jessica N. Clague Dehart, Past Chairperson
Alexandra Joelle Greenberg
Geraldine Gueron
Takashi Kobayashi
Shih-Wen (Wenny) Lin
Angelina I. Londono Joshi
Diana M. Merino
Richard (Rick) L. Price, III
Mark Stewart
Marijn T.M. van Jaarsveld
Anna Woloszynska-Read