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Sessions Featuring NCI Leaders and Staff

Woman (NCI Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli) with dark hair wears a brown jacket over a patterned top and smiles at the camera.

Dr. Monica Bertagnolli

In addition to the sessions noted below, please view the AACR Online Program Planner to find other sessions featuring NCI staff, including data-driven oral presentations, symposiums, lectures, plenary sessions, and poster sessions. All sessions listed are in eastern time.

NCI Leadership Presentations

Dr. Bertagnolli will present during the AACR Opening Plenary on the morning of Sunday, April 16. Sunday afternoon, she will participate in a session titled, "President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Reignited," from 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET. In addition, she will provide the NCI Director’s Address on Monday, April 17 from 10:15–11:00 a.m. ET, which will include a Fireside Chat with the 2022–2023 AACR President Dr. Lisa Coussens.

NCI Leader Elected to AACR Academy Class of 2023

Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director of NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), has been elected as a Fellow of the AACR Academy Class of 2023. He is being recognized and honored "for pioneering efforts dedicated to defining detectable clonal mosaicism and for impactful research focused on the discovery and characterization of cancer susceptibility regions in the human genome, directly enhancing our understanding of the association between inherited genetic variants and cancer risk."

NCI Investigator to Present During AACR Opening Plenary

Robert Yarchoan, M.D., Chief of NCI's HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch, and senior investigator in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, will present during the AACR Opening Plenary Session: Advancing the Frontiers of Cancer Science and Medicine. His presentation will be on "Malignancies in people with HIV: Successes and challenges at the intersection of virology, immunology, and oncology."

NCI-Selected Sessions

The sessions below were selected by NCI’s Office of the Director to highlight various NCI resources, funding opportunities, programs, and consortiums. Sessions include Q&A after the presentations. View the links for more details about each session.

Title Presenters Date and Time

NIH Final Policy for Data Management and Sharing Explained (NIH01)

Emily S. Boja

Heather Basehore

Brandon Wright

Nathan Boyd

April 16, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Room W314A

NCI Funding Opportunities for Diversity Training and Disparities Research in Cancer to Promote Health Equity (NIH05)

Sanya A. Springfield

Behrous Davani

Tiffany A. Wallace

LeeAnn O. Bailey

April 16, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Room W314A

NCI Funding Opportunities in Cancer Immunoprevention and Chemoprevention (NIH07)

Robert H. Shoemaker

Altaf Mohammed

Sharmistha Ghosh-Janjigian

Mark Steven Miller

April 16, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Room W314A

You Can Choose Both: Strategies for Companies Seeking Both NCI Partnership and Funding Opportunities for Technology Development and Commercialization (NIH10)

Michael Salgaller

Michael Pollack

Patricia Weber

Lauren V. Wood

April 17, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Room W330

The NCI's Investment in Cancer-Related Telehealth Research (NIH08)

Robin Vanderpool

Roxanne Jensen

Scott Sherman

Justin Bekelman

Bonnie Spring

Michael J. Morris

April 17, 2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Room W314A

NIH Grants Session: Updates on Funding Policies and Review of NCI Applications (NIH06)

Daniel L. Gallahan

Shannon Hughes

Amy Rubinstein

April 17, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Room W314A

Intramural and Extramural Training and Cancer Development Awards and Opportunities (NIH04)

Nastaran Zahir

Erika Ginsburg

Mariam Eljanne

Sonia B. Jakowlew

April 18, 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Room W314A

Helping Extramural Innovators Reach the Clinic: NCI Developmental Therapeutics Program (NIH09)

Rosemarie Aurigemma

Sundar Venkatachalam

Sharad K. Verma

Marc S. Ernstoff

April 18, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Room W314A

Human Cancer Models Initiative: A Resource of Next-Generation Cancer Models and Data (NIH03)

Cindy W. Kyi

Julyann Perez-Mayoral

Eva Tonsing-Carter

James Clinton

April 18, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Room W314A

OmicCircos in the Cancer Research Data Commons: A Visualization Tool for Bench Biologists (NIH02)

Erika Kim

Zelia Worman

Chunhua Yan

April 18, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Room W314A

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