The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award recognizes active community clinical research leaders. Award winners have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and/or are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients.
This prestigious award is named after David K. King, MD, FACP, an ACCC past president, who passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. King spent his entire career caring for individuals with cancer and advocating for access to quality care, while also championing the Community Clinical Oncology Program and the value of clinical research in the community setting.
Nominations are open now. To be considered by the Award Selection Committee for nomination for this award, please fill out the nomination form and submit it to Betsy Spruill, Member and Volunteer Engagement Manager, ACCC, by June 15, 2020.
The Award Selection Committee will review the applicants and nominees and select the candidate to recommend to the Board of Trustees for approval. The winner is then notified and recognized during the 37th National Oncology Conference in the fall.
The Annual Achievement Award recipient is recognized during the ACCC National Oncology Conference in the fall. The winner receives the following:
Paul D. Hansen, MD, FACS
Liver and Pancreas Surgeon, Hernia Surgeon, General Surgeon, Providence St. Joseph Health, Portland, Oregon
Dr. Hansen will discuss his pioneering research in minimally invasive approaches to major liver and pancreas surgery and the promise it holds for improving the quality of care, the patient experience, and potentially reducing healthcare costs.
Association of Community Cancer Centers Presents David King Community Clinical Scientist Award to Paul D. Hansen, MD, FACS
Nov 07, 2019