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​​Upcoming MICR Activities

Minorities in Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship Series
Thursday, November 1, 2018
3 - 5:30 p.m.
Louisiana Cancer Research Building
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA

This series brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at minority-serving institutions. These lectures are intended to inspire these young minority students and educators to pursue cancer research. This lectureship is held as part of the 11th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.


Minorities in Cancer Research Council Meet and Greet

4 – 5 p.m.
MICR Networking and Resource Center, Grand Chenier Room
11th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

All conference attendees are invited to meet and network with members of the MICR Council, key members of the AACR leadership, and awardees of MICR-sponsored travel awards.


Minorities in Cancer Research Professional Advancement Session:
“Emerging Priorities in Cancer Disparities Research: Preparing the Next Generation”
Saturday, November 3, 2018
12:30 - 2 p.m.
11th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

The Professional Advancement Session is purposed to facilitate networking and the exchange of strategies for professional development among individuals representing academia, industry, government and the community.  This professional advancement session will provide an overview of the current training and funding priorities at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), focused on advancing research in cancer health disparities, and perspectives from a seasoned researcher on the future of cancer health disparities research and lessons learned from their career path. The presentations will highlight the current gaps in cancer health disparities research, emerging priority areas in training and research, available funding mechanisms, and advice in navigating a career in health disparities research. The goal of this session is to provide a forum for interactive discussions and offer strategies for early stage investigators or established investigators transitioning into cancer health disparities research.

Co-Chairs:  Brian M. Rivers, PhD, MPH; Mariana Stern, PhD


​MICR Professio​​nal Development Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences

Professional Advancement Sessions

Minorities in Cancer Research-organized professional advancement sessions take place at AACR meetings and conferences and provide a forum in which students, postdocs, and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists.

AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series

This series brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at minority-serving institutions. These lectures are intended to inspire these young minority students and educators to pursue cancer research.
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AACR-MICR MSI Faculty - Cancer Center Collaboratives

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.

MICR Council Meet and Greet

Attendees of the AACR Annual Meeting and select special conferences are invited to meet informally with member of the MICR Council to network, chat, and discuss upcoming MICR initiatives.

MICR Networking and Resource Center

All MICR members and conference registrants interested in learning about MICR membership and activities are encouraged to visit the MICR Networking and Resource Center. The center will provide meeting attendees with a comfortable environment in which to network one-on-one and in small groups. Please visit the Networking and Resource Center for a quiet space, a snack, or to converse and exchange ideas with peers.

MICR in the Community

Philadelphia Sista Strut

The AACR-MICR had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural Philadelphia Sista Strut which took place Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Xfinity LIVE! in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This event featured a 3K walk with the goal of increasing public awareness about the impact of breast cancer in women of color.

AACR members, survivors, advocates, health professionals and the community-at-large united in support during this half-day of health advocacy, cancer education, and community engagement. We were very proud to have AACR-MICR member, Dr. Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson, address attendees with information on cancer and preventative measures. Ms. Carolette Holmes gave inspirational remarks on her journey as a cancer survivor. Numerous attendees visited the AACR booth to learn more about the AACR and MICR. As a global leader in the fight against cancer, the AACR understands the importance of heightening cancer awareness in the community, and we are so pleased to be part of this event and delighted that the proceeds will benefit the AACR-MICR programs that support breast cancer research for minorities and other diversity initiatives.