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MICR Council Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for 2021-2024 Term – Now CLOSED

The Minorities in Cancer Research Council (MICR) will be accepting nominations of individuals who have an interest in serving on the MICR Council for the 2021-2024 term.  All AACR-MICR Active, Emeritus, and Honorary members in good standing who support the goals of the MICR and are interested in serving on the Council are eligible for consideration as nominees.

MICR has embarked on an exciting and ambitious program for the next year. The council is eager to add additional members to this leadership group who will support its efforts to increase the participation and visibility of minority scientists at all career levels, impact the planning of programs and services that foster the career development and professional advancement of minority scientists, and provide input to issues addressing the disparities in cancer incidence and mortality faced by minorities and the medically underserved.

Council member Beverly Lyn-Cook, PhD, said the following about what serving on the MICR Council means to her:

“My interest in joining the MICR Council is to increase the number of minority scientists conducting cancer research through programs within the AACR. Minority cancer researchers are a vital part of decreasing health disparities in cancers that affect minorities at a high rate when compared to other groups. In addition to developing more minority cancer researchers, we must increase their visibility and develop programs that will enhance their funding capacity.”

Eligibility Requirements

MICR members who are active, emeritus, and honorary members of AACR are eligible to apply. There are no country or residency restrictions. We encourage MICR members of any ethnicity or nationality; from industry, government, and academia; to consider this opportunity to positively affect AACR’s relationship with minorities scientists in cancer research.

Individuals selected for council position must attend the AACR Annual Meetings in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 (at their own expense) and participate fully in the programs of MICR during the meetings and throughout the term of service.

Application Packages

If you are interested in serving on the council, please submit the following information:

  • Curriculum vitae with publications history; and

  • Official application form. The application will include a summary of your research interests/expertise; description of your past and current activities in support of minorities in cancer research; and a candidate statement describing why you wish to serve on the MICR Council, how you will make an impact on the programs of MICR and the AACR, and what you will do to improve the status of minorities in cancer research in general. All applications should be completed though the MICR Call for Nominations on myAACR.

  • Deadline to submit nominations: Friday, December 4, 2020

Review Procedure

The MICR Council will review all applicants submitted by the MICR membership-at-large as well as those recommended by MICR Council members. A vote will be held among the MICR Council members to select three individuals to be invited to serve on the MICR Council for the 2021-2024 term. We regret that not all applicants can receive a spot on the council this term.

We need you to get involved. Additional opportunities are available for committee and other service to MICR. Visit other MICR web pages for additional information on how you can contribute. Contact [email protected] with any questions and for more information.