Virginia Warren, ADHS Cancer Control Office Chief, was awarded the 2014 Carol Friedman Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Exemplary Mentorship in Comprehensive Cancer Control during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta this month. The award is named for Dr. Carol Friedman, CDC’s first Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch Chief and a tireless advocate for the underserved. Virginia was selected as this year’s award winner for her exemplary work within the Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the HealthCheck Programs. Additionally, her efforts in establishing and maintaining partnerships and collaborative opportunities in the community were key to her selection by the committee. Virginia was nominated by Dr. Francisco Garcia, Director of the Pima County Health Department, and Sharlene Bozack of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.