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MICR at the 15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorites and the Medically Underserved

Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Meet and Greet

Friday, September 16, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the MICR Meet and Greet. This informal networking event will provide an opportunity for the MICR leadership to meet and network with members and conference attendees, share information and answer questions about MICR programs, activities, and award opportunities, and discuss other topics of interest. Learn more about Members of the MICR Council.

Professional Advancement Session Presented by the MICR Council

Saturday, September 17, 2022
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
(Lunch will be provided)

All conference registrants are invited to join us at this year’s Professional Advancement Session which will address an important topic related to the professional needs of racial/ethnic minority scientists in cancer research.

AACR-MINORITY SCHOLAR AWARDS IN CANCER RESEARCH

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is extremely pleased to announce the availability of scholar awards in cancer research for full-time eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences.

Purpose

The purposes of this award program are to increase the scientific knowledge base of minority scientists and to encourage them to pursue careers in cancer research.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, or clinical or postdoctoral fellows.
  • Only minority groups that have been defined by the National Cancer Institute as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research are eligible for this award: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, Native American and Native Pacific Islander.
  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
  • Candidates must be the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the AACR Annual Meeting or special conference.

Deadline:

AACR-Minority Scholar Award Application: Monday, June 20, 2022.

AACR-MINORITY AND MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTION FACULTY SCHOLAR IN CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is extremely pleased to announce the availability of scholar awards in cancer research for full-time minority faculty and faculty members of minority-serving institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and other minority institutions as defined by the US Department of Education).

Purpose

The purposes of this award program are to increase the scientific knowledge base of minority faculty members and faculty members at minority-serving institutions, and to encourage them and their students to pursue careers in cancer research.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet at least one of the below criteria:

  • Underrepresented minority faculty (as defined by the NCI include African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Pacific Islander/Hawaiian, and Alaska Native)
  • Faculty member of a Minority-Serving Institution (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and other minority institutions as defined by the US Department of Education)

Additionally, all eligible candidates must:

  • be at the level of assistant professor or above and engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research
  • have completed doctoral studies or clinical fellowships and hold full-time faculty status at an institution designated as a minority-serving institution or be a full-time underrepresented minority faculty member at another institution.
  • have acquired doctoral degrees in fields relevant to cancer research.
  • be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
  • be the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the upcoming AACR Annual Meeting or special conference.

Deadline:

AACR-MMSIF Application: Monday, June 20, 2022.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.