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MICR Programs and Activities During the AACR Annual Meeting 2024

MICR presented various programs and activities during the AACR Annual Meeting 2024, which took place April 5-10, 2024, in San Diego, California. MICR members and annual meeting registrants were invited to participate in these activities. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

The Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards 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

The AACR was 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

The AACR-MICR Jane Cook Wright 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 took place during the AACR Annual Meeting 2024. These exciting and interactive sessions were available to Annual Meeting registrants free of charge and provide important skills to investigators at all stages in their careers. Learn more.

MICR Town Hall

The MICR Town Hall Meeting provides 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.

Minorities in cancer research (MICR) Meet and Greet

This informal networking event provides 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. All Annual Meeting attendees are welcome!