Scientist Receives Cancer Society Award

Contact: Louise DuPont



LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2004) -- Assistant Professor and cancer researcher Scott Diamond of the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine recently was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Heart of Relay Award for research promotion at the division and national levels. Diamond is assistant professor of physiology and a member of the Markey Cancer Center’s research team.

The annual award is given by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for outstanding work supporting the mission and goals for the future of ACS. The award is based on recognizing a “Best Practice” in the promotion of cancer research through the ACS’s Relay for Life event.

“This goal cannot be reached without the researchers, staff and volunteers staying focused and working together. The money raised at relays across the nation will affect everyone, and someday we will find a cure for cancer,” said Diamond.

“Since 2002, when Dr. Scott Diamond received his grant from the ACS, he has opened his research lab and his heart to the people of Kentucky. He has stressed the goals and mission of the American Cancer Society and how we must all work together to find a cure for cancer,” said Sue Ellen Stuebing, president of ACS Kentucky.

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