​​​​Message from the WICR​ Chairperson

Judith S. Sebolt-Leopold, PhD 
Associate Research Professor, Dept. of Radiology
Co-director, Experimental Therapeutics Program
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

​Dear WICR Members,

I have been overjoyed to serve as WICR Council chairperson and have been so pleased with the outstanding programs, scholars and growth that WICR has curated during my tenure. As my tenure as chair draws to a close, I am confident that WICR will continue steadfast in its mission to create pathways and connections for women. 

In the past year, WICR has seen many milestones including an inspiring keynote address from AACR CEO, Dr. Margaret J. Foti, during our fall Professional Advancement Session and a cadre of celebrated WICR Scholars who represent the future of influential women in science. We are looking forward to continuing supporting women in the field with programs during the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. We do hope that you will join us for these exciting events, and help to promote the contributions of women in science. 

This year, WICR hopes to extend the breadth of our programs with more participation for members, like you. We hope that you will join our team for the AACR Runners for Research 5K taking place in Chicago, Illinois. The Women in Cancer Research team will be running to support AACR and WICR programs and scholars. We hope that each member can donate $5.00 to increase WICR’s visibility, programs and activities. You are invited to meet the WICR Council and other enthusiastic WICR members during the WICR Council Meet and Greet which will take place on Sunday, April 15, 2018. 2-4 p.m. We also hope to see you around the table at our Professional Advancement Session and Career Mentoring Session contributing to the conversations about issues that face women researchers.  

With a strong network of women and those who show their constant support of women investigators, we know that this Annual Meeting and the remainder of 2018 will be one of the most significant years WICR has yet to see.

We will see you in Chicago!

Judith S. Sebolt-Leopold, PhD
WICR Council Chairperson 2017-2018
American Association for Cancer Research