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2021 Minority and Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awardees

The AACR-MICR Council is very pleased to administer this important program, which provides which provides funds for the participation of full-time minority faculty and faculty of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) in the AACR Annual Meeting.  Recipients of this award are scientists who are working at the level of Assistant Professor or above who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical, or translational cancer research.

Since its inception in 1997, this award program has been supported by a generous grant provided by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) works to increase the number of underrepresented minorities participating as competitive NCI/ NIH-funded cancer researchers.

The Board of Directors of the AACR and the MICR Council express their appreciation to the NCI-CRCHD for its long-term and generous support of this programs and congratulates these outstanding Scholars.

The names and affiliations of the 2021 Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars are listed below, along with the numbers and titles of their presentations, and brief video introductions.

Congratulations 2021 Minority and Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awardees!

Mario A. Shields, PhD

Mario A. Shields, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Avonne E. Connor, PhD

Avonne E. Connor, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Baltimore, Maryland

Nalo M. Hamilton, PhD

Nalo M. Hamilton, PhD

Associate Professor

UCLA School of Nursing

Los AngelesCalifornia 

Suryavathi Viswanadhaplli, PhD

Suryavathi Viswanadhaplli, PhD

Assistant Professor

UT Health Science Center

San AntonioTexas