Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care

Financial Support for Attendance​

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA243264-01 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Five presenters of meritorious abstracts have been selected by the Conference Chairs to receive awards to attend this conference. All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training who are AACR Associate Members and applied were eligible for consideration. The names of the Scholar-in-Training awardees, their affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below.

Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, A01
Kirsten Bryant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B07, PR10
Eileen Carpenter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B10, PR06
Jeffrey Lin, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B31
Tony Wu, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, C65

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards
The AACR is pleased to administer this important award program that is supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute, and provides funds for the participation of meritorious minority scientists in AACR meetings and conferences. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and to increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. Eligible scientists are full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students or residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty who are either engaged in cancer research or who have the training and the potential to make contributions to this field. This program applies only to racial/ethnic minority groups that have been defined by the NCI as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research (African American/Black, Alaska Native, Hispanic American, Native American, and Native Pacific Islander.) Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents in these countries may receive one of these awards.  The names of MICR Scholars, affiliations, and the poster or proffered presentation numbers are provided below.

Betzaira Childers, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, A07
Cindy Leiton, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, C32