NCI Cancer Bulletin Wins Award
The NCI Cancer Bulletin received a Gold 2007 Hermes Creative Award for communications excellence in the E-Newsletter category. The Hermes Creative Awards program is an international competition for communications professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. The judges are industry professionals who evaluate finalists based on the highest standards of communications excellence. This year, there were more than 3,500 entries from throughout the U.S. and several other countries.
Disparities Summit Scheduled for July 16-18
The 2007 Cancer Health Disparities Summit will take place July 16-18 at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center and Hotel in Bethesda, MD. The theme of this year's conference is "Catalyzing Trans-Disciplinary Regional Partnerships to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities."
The summit will bring together some of the nation's top researchers in the field of cancer health disparities. NIH grantees, health professionals, and community advocates from across the country will gather to discuss their research, successful program strategies, challenges, and accomplishments.
This year's summit is sponsored by NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, the National Center for Research Resources, and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. To register or obtain additional information, go to: http://cancermeetings.org/CHDSummit07/.
CCR Publishes New Magazine
NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR) recently published the first issue of a new publication, CCR connections. The 32-page magazine, to be published twice a year, highlights CCR's basic, translational, and clinical research, as well as its patients, scientists, and alumni to show CCR's unique role in the cancer and HIV research community. Copies of the first issue are available at http://ccr.cancer.gov/news/connections/CCR-Magazine.pdf.
Advocacy Summit Summary Available
NCI Office of Liaison Activities (OLA) announces the availability of a new brochure, 2006 Listening and Learning Together: Building A Bridge of Trust Summit Summary & Evaluation.
If Memory Serves...
During its first 2 years, NCI established research fellowships to train cancer researchers from many different fields. By 1943, 40 people had completed these research fellowships. (Read more)
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www. cancer.gov/aboutnci/ncia.
The first summit meeting between NCI and cancer advocates was hosted by the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group in June, 2006. The meeting brought together consumer advocates from 33 states and 111 cancer advocacy organizations to enhance collaborations and partnerships between the advocacy community and NCI. Copies of the summit summary and evaluation can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSA Meets in Bethesda
NCI's Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) met on June 28-29 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The public portions of the meeting can be viewed at http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp.