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MICR Programs and Activities During the Virtual AACR Annual Meeting 2021

MICR gratefully acknowledges Promega for its support of the MICR Networking and Resource Center

MICR presented various dynamic programs and activities during the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 which were held in a virtual format over two weeks These dynamic sessions are available on demand for viewing by all annual meeting registrants until June 21, 2021 by logging into your myAACR account. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

MICR Scientific Symposium:  “Innovative molecular approaches and models to advance precision health equity”

In this session, nationally recognized scientists and emerging investigators have provided an update on the existing resources and methods that are being developed and applied to help minority populations access the benefits of precision health prevention and treatment. Precision medicine and cancer health disparity research are fields that have traditionally worked in silos. Recent efforts have been made by molecular- and population-based investigators to work together in the emerging field of precision health equity. To this end, the National Cancer Institute has fostered new initiatives to advance precision health equity by funding genomic studies and precision medicine centers that characterize tumors and models from minority patients. View and learn more.

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

Congratulations to 2021 recipients of Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards. This important program provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious minority scientists in the AACR Annual Meeting.  Since its inception in 1985, the Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards program has supported more than 1,000 early-career underrepresented minority investigators from both minority-serving institutions and the larger bodies of universities, colleges, and research institutes. Learn more.

Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards

Congratulations to recipients of Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards. The AACR is very pleased to administer this important program, which since 1997 has provided funds for the participation of full-time minority faculty and faculty of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) at 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. Learn more.

AACR-MICR Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship

MICR is pleased to congratulate Edith P. Mitchell, MD, as the 2021 recipient of the AACR-MICR Jane Cook Wright Lectureship.  This lectureship recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. Learn more.

AACR Professional Advancement Series

MICR has collaborated with the AACR Science Education and Advancement Committee, Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, and the Associate Member Council to present a series of professional advancement sessions that will take place during week two of the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.  These exciting and interactive sessions are available to Annual Meeting registrants free of charge and provide important skills to investigators at all stages in their careers. Learn more and register today.

MICR Town Hall

The MICR Town Meeting provided an opportunity for the MICR Council to present its members, agenda, and programs to MICR members and Annual Meeting participants. This meeting gives participants a chance to share ideas, voice concerns, and express views on a variety of related topics that assist the Council in fulfilling its mission. View and learn more.