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AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Town Hall: Career Development Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The increased challenges this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and magnified racial and social injustices have significantly impacted all of us. The MICR Council feels strongly that during this critical juncture in history, greater efforts are necessary to lift up and support the career development of our early-career members who are in training. Join the MICR Council for this year’s Town Hall where participants will have the opportunity to voice concerns, express views and share ideas on a variety of related topics.

Welcome from MICR Council Chairperson
John D. Carpten, PhD, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California

Introduction of MICR Council Members

Eliminating Racism and Racial Inequities in Cancer Research: A Call to Action from the AACR and Its MICR Membership Group
John D. Carpten, PhD, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California

Release of the Inaugural AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020: Achieving the Bold Vision of Health Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities and other Underserved Populations
John D. Carpten, PhD, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California
Laura Fejerman, PhD, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Davis, California
Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Mariana C. Stern, PhD, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

Panel Discussion:  Career Development Challenges for Trainees and Early-stage Investigators in the Face of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice
Bianca N. Islam, MD, PhD, MSc, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Katherine Y. Tossas-Milligan, PhD, Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, Virginia
Jelani C. Zarif, PhD, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Discussion

Adjournment

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