Claudia Davis, an associate professor in the Cal State San Bernardino nursing department, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.Davis, who joined CSUSB in 2012, will be honored for her research on the role of biological predictors and the impact of breast cancer among African-American women. Davis is one of 20 faculty scholars from across the country to receive the distinguished award from the American Association for Cancer Research, which is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research.
The award is 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, translational or epidemiological cancer research.
Davis will be recognized at the AACR-Minorites in Cancer Research Council awards reception and dinner honoring minority scholars in cancer research at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018, which is taking place April 14-18, in Chicago, Illinois.
“I have a deep sense of gratitude to the AACR and Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) selection committee for recognizing my contribution to science and the communities that I serve,” Davis said.
Minority-serving institutions include historically African-American colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and other post-secondary institutions as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award is intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. It provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious minority scientists at the Annual Meeting. Scholars are chosen from 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.
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