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Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

Financial Support for Attendance​

Seven presenters of meritorious abstracts have been selected by the Conference Chairs to receive awards to attend this conference. All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training who are AACR Associate Members and applied were eligible for consideration. The names of the Scholar-in-Training awardees, their affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below.  AACR sincerely thanks Aflac, Inc. for their support of these awards.

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Supported by Aflac, Inc.

Mara De Martino, Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, B25
Dan Erkes, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, A33
Bhalchandra Mirlekar, The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, PR21, A28 
Sheetal Parida, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, PR02, A66
Joyce Pasion, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, A47 
Hideyuki Takahashi, Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, A86
Wenwen Xu, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, A82

AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards
The AACR offers awards in cancer research for participation in its meetings and conferences to full-time 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 are scientists at the Assistant Professor level or above. The AACR MSI Faculty Scholar Awards program is supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the National Cancer Institute. The purposes of the awards are to increase the scientific knowledge base of faculty members at MSIs, to encourage them in their research, and to assist in inspiring their students to pursue careers in cancer research. The name of  the AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award scholar, affiliation, and the poster or proffered presentation number is provided below.

Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, B45

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards
The AACR is pleased to administer this important award program that is supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute, and provides funds for the participation of meritorious minority scientists in AACR meetings and conferences. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and to increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. Eligible scientists are full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students or residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty who are either engaged in cancer research or who have the training and the potential to make contributions to this field. This program applies only to racial/ethnic minority groups that have been defined by the NCI as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research (African American/Black, Alaska Native, Hispanic American, Native American, and Native Pacific Islander.) Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents in these countries may receive one of these awards.  The names of MICR Scholars, affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below.

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