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Navigating the Path to a Successful Career in Cancer Research

PLEASE READ THE AACR STATEMENT REGARDING POSTPONEMENT AND RE-SCHEDULING OF THE AACR ANNUAL MEETING 2020. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED BELOW WILL BE UPDATED WHEN THE NEW DATES ARE OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED

Organized in collaboration with the Associate Membership Council (AMC), Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council, Science Education and Career Advancement Committee and Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, this session is designed to assist with the professional and career development of investigators at all career levels. The session will consist of informal small-group conversations at roundtables with representatives from varying roles in the academic, industry, and government sectors. Participants will have the opportunity to informally speak with a roundtable mentor about his/her experiences, successes, and lessons learned that have helped establish the mentor’s career path. 

This Professional Advancement session provides students, postdoctoral candidates, and junior faculty the opportunity to discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior establish scientists. The session will be broken up into two rounds with approximately 10 participants per table informally speaking with a roundtable mentor. After the first round is complete, participants can choose to remain with their current roundtable mentor or meet with a different mentor for additional networking opportunities. 

We would encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity for one-on-one time with leaders in the cancer research field by attending this sessions during the Annual Meeting! If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our staff at pas@aacr.org.   

2020 PARTICIPATING SENIOR SCIENTISTS

Please refer to the list of senior scientists below who are participating at the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, California.

Kimlin T. Ashing, PhD

Professor/Founding Director, CCARE

City of Hope

Duarte, California

Janeen Azare, PhD

Field Medical Director

Pfizer Oncology

New York, New York

Leeann O. Baily, PhD

Chief, Integrated Networks Branch, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, Maryland

Nadine Barrett, PhD

Nadine Barrett, PhD

Director, Office of Health Equity

Duke Cancer Institute

Durham, North Carolina

Oliver Bogler, PhD

Oliver Bogler, PhD

Director, Center for Cancer Training

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, Maryland

John M. Carethers, MD

John M. Carethers, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gerardo Colon-Otero, MD

Gerardo Colon-Otero, MD

Vice Dean, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Jacksonville, Florida

Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry

University Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mariam Eljanne, PhD

Program Director

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, Maryland

Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD

Professor and Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center

Charleston, South Carolina

Melissa R. Junttila, PhD

Head of Biology

ORIC Pharmaceuticals

South San Francisco, California

Edith P. Mitchell, MD

Edith P. Mitchell, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology

Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

Kim L. O’Neill, DPhil

Professor, Department of Microbiology

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Electra Paskett, PhD

Electra Paskett, PhD

Associate Director for Population Science Department, Department of Internal Medicine

OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clarksburg, Maryland

Victoria L. Seewaldt, MD

Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Science

City of Hope,

Duarte, California

Christopher Sistrunk, PhD

Assistant Professor

City of Hope Medical Center

Duarte, California

Mariana Stern, PhD

Mariana Stern, PhD

Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine & Urology

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, California

Jose G. Trevino, II, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Anil Wali, PhD

Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, Maryland

Tiffany Wallace, PhD

Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, Maryland

Clayton C. Yates, PhD

Clayton C. Yates, PhD

Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Cancer Research

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama

Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou, PhD

Chief Editor

Nature Cancer

New York, New York