September 25 - 28, 2017
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, June 12
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, August 10
Thirty-four presenters of meritorious abstracts have been selected by the Conference Chairs to receive an award to attend this conference. All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training who are AACR members were eligible for consideration. The name of the Scholar-in-Training awardee, affiliation, and the poster number are provided below. The AACR sincerely thanks the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute and Aflac, Inc., for their support of these awards.
AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards – Supported by the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute Natalia Acosta, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, D.C., Columbia, B69Adebola Adegboyega, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, C62Hamdy Ali, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Kingsville, Texas, B41Anusha Angajala, Tuskegee University, Mobile, Alabama, A04Gaius Augustus, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, B52David Austin, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, A63Maira Castañeda Avila, University of Massachusetts - Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, A32Zodina Beiene, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, B39Elizabeth Blackman, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A45Eric Adjei Boakye, St. Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, A29, C58Dibash Das, CUNY Hunter College, New York, New York, B61April Deveaux, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina, B59Sarah Dilley, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, C92Narjust Duma, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, A26, A27Pranabananda Dutta, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, California, B55Emily Girsch, Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, C47Priyatham Gorjala, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada, B48Adeodat Ilboudo, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, New York, B36Melanie Jefferson, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, C31Noora Kanfash, University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health, College Park, Maryland, C48Ernest Kaninjing, University of Florida, Orlando, Florida, C05Jacqueline Olender, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, A81Shariska Petersen, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, C51Swathi Ramakrishnan, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, B72Mya Roberson, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island, A55Maria Carolina Sanabria Salas, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Bogotá, Columbia, A37Yazmin San Miguel, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, PR12, A60, C88Silvia Serrano-Gomez, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Bogotá, Columbia, A38Santosh Singh, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, B70Brandi Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, A09Kayo Togawa, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, C78Ha Ngan “Milkie” Vu, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, C90Whitney Zahnd, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, C87
AACR Scholar-in-Training Award - Supported by Aflac, Inc.Brittny Davis Lynn, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, A28
AACR-MICR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research AwardsFull-time minority faculty and faculty of Minority-Serving Institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs], Hispanic-Serving Institutions [HSIs], American Indian Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities [AITCCUs], and other postsecondary institutions as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) who present a proffered paper at this conference are encouraged to apply for this meritorious scholar award. Supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the National Cancer Institute, the purposes of these awards are to increase the scientific knowledge base of minority faculty and faculty at MSIs, to encourage them in their research, and to assist in inspiring their students to pursue careers in cancer research. Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents of these countries may receive one of these awards. The names of the Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars, affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below.
Ernest K. Amankwah, PhDAssistant Professor, Oncology Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MarylandEthnic differences in microRNA expression associated with relapse among pediatric B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients: A pilot studyPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B86
Sophia H.L. George, PhD Assistant Professor University of Miami Sylvester Comp. Cancer Ctr. Miami, FloridaChanging fertility factors affecting breast cancer in the BahamasPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B81
Natalie Hernandez, PhD, MPHAssistant Professor Morehouse School of MedicineAtlanta, GeorgiaExploring the role of social determinants on HPV vaccine intentions and uptake among ethnoracial minority college studentsPoster Session C: Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 pm, C91
Yamile Molina, PhD Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IllinoisCancer-related financial burden, employment, and health among rural cancer survivorsPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B25
AACR-MICR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer ResearchPresenters of a proffered paper who are full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students, residents, and clinical or postdoctoral fellows who are engaged in cancer research or have the training and potential to make contributions to this field are encouraged to apply for this meritorious scholar award. Supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the National Cancer Institute, this program applies only to racial/ethnic minority groups that have been identified by the NCI as being traditionally under-represented in cancer and biomedical research, i.e., African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Native Pacific Islander. Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents of these countries may receive one of these awards. The names of the Minority Scholars, affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below.
Teofilia Acheampong, MPH Graduate Student UC Irvine College of Medicine Irvine, CaliforniaMultisystemic biologic risk index and cancer mortality: Differences by age group and race/ethnicityPoster Session A: Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm, A54
Rosemarie M. De La Rosa, MPHGraduate Student UC Berkeley School of Public HealthBerkeley, CaliforniaPlasma glucocorticogenic activity differs by race/ethnicity and alcohol intake among San Francisco Bay Area womenPoster Session A: Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm, A53
Miguel Nava, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science Los Angeles, CaliforniaEGFR signaling mediated modulation of transcription and probable crosstalk with components of Wnt signalingPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B68
Timiya S. Nolan, PhDPostdoctoral Researcher The Ohio State University Columbus, OhioThe ties that bind: Associations of communication, cancer history, and screening intention among diverse Kin KeeperSM familiesPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B38
Carol Y. Ochoa, MPHORISE FellowCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GeorgiaExamining the role of social support and spirituality on the health status of Hispanic cancer survivorsPoster Session C: Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 pm, C35
Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, BDS Ph.D. Student, Adjunct Asst. Professor St. Louis University School of MedicineSt. Louis, MissouriSurvival outcomes for head and neck patients with Medicaid: A health insurance paradoxPoster Session A: Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm, A87, Poster Session C: Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 pm, C54
Jenny E. Paredes Sanchez, MSGraduate Student SUNY Downstate Medical Ctr. Brooklyn, New YorkRole of microsatellite stability and mismatch DNA repair mechanism in the response to 5-fluorouracil treatment in African American colon cancer cell linesPoster Session A: Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm, A73
Sylvia S. Sanchez, MSGraduate Student UC Berkeley School of Public Health Berkeley, CaliforniaEstrogenic activity is associated with race/ethnicity and Indigenous American Ancestry among San Francisco Bay Area womenPoster Session A: Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm, PR05, A50
Lizeth Tamayo, BSGraduate Student, Research Assistant University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IllinoisBreast cancer characteristics and survival among Indigenous American women from PeruPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B79
Anthony Williams, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery (Urology) University of Chicago Chicago, IllinoisSOX2 regulation of FOXP1 as a mechanism driving disparate aggressiveness of prostate cancer in African-American menPoster Session B: Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 pm, B73
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