As part of the AACR 100th Annual Meeting 2009, the American Association for Cancer Research will recognize leaders in the minority cancer community with the Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars in Cancer Research Awards and the Minority Scholars in Cancer Research.
The Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars in Cancer Research Awards are given to scientists who are working at the level of assistant professor or above at a minority-serving institution and who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research.
The Minority Scholars in Cancer Research provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious minority scientists at the AACR Annual Meeting. Scholars are chosen from both minority institutions and the larger bodies of universities, colleges, and research institutions based on their qualifications, references from mentors and an estimation of the professional benefit to the awardees.
Both awards are supported by a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.
Release Date: April 14, 2009
Source: American Association for Cancer Research