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AACR awards scholarships to minority and underrepresented scientists

articipate in the Annual Meeting. There they will participate in networking events and compile detailed reports of their experiences, and 37 will present papers.

  • The Minority Scholar Awards are supported generously by a grant from the Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Program of the National Cancer Institute.

  • The AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards in Cancer Research were, until this year, known as the AACR-Historically Black Colleges and Universities Faculty Scholar Awards. The program has been expanded to include predominantly Hispanic-serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities, in order to extend its reach. These awards also are supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Program. Candidates must have completed doctoral studies or clinical fellowships relevant to cancer research and hold full-time faculty positions at the level of assistant professor or above at an institution designated as minority-serving. They must also be engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Each of the 16 AACR-MSI Faculty Scholars chosen this year will receive $1,800 for use toward expenses associated with attending the AACR Annual Meeting or Special Conferences.

A committee of the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council administers both of these award programs.

  • The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Brigid G. Leventhal Scholars in Cancer Research Awards honor members of AACR Women in Cancer Research who are scientists-in-training and first authors of meritorious scientific papers selected for presentation at AACR Annual Meeting. They are full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows or the equivalent, or postdoctoral fellows. The WICR Council sponsors the awards with the generous support of a grant from AstraZeneca. The awards are n
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Contact: Warren Froelich
froelich@aacr.org
215-440-9300
American Association for Cancer Research
9-Mar-2004


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