Cancer Control Office Chief Wins National Award


Virginia Warren

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.

2 thoughts on “Cancer Control Office Chief Wins National Award

  1. Congratulations to Virginia and the entire Cancer Control staff at Az DHS! This is a well-deserved honor and one more example of how Arizona can provide leadership to providers by disseminating best practices. Congratulations again to Virginia!

  2. Congratulations to Virginia and all! I agree with Brian: Leaders like Virginia build winning teams and mentor individuals with special interests and skills. The good news is that this is recognition of an on-going activity, so we can anticipate that all Arizonians will continue to benefit from Virginia’s talent and dedication.

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