The Connecticut Public Health Association Board of Directors voted to present the 2008 Ira V. Hiscock Award to the Connecticut Cancer Partnership. The Hiscock Award is presented annually to a Connecticut layperson or organization that has made notable contributions to the advancement of public health through public service, education, advocacy and/or leadership. Ira Hiscock was an internationally recognized epidemiologist and a public health professor at Yale University who inspired generations of students. The award presentation took place during the lunch-time awards ceremony at the CPHA Annual Conference on Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook.
Charles G. Huntington, PA, MPH, Associate Dean for Continuing and Community Education and Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine University of Connecticut Health Center as well as immediate past president of the Association, and chair of the Awards Committee remarked during his presentation of the award,” The Connecticut Cancer Partnership has exhibited exemplary leadership in pulling together diverse interests and coalescing them around the first Connecticut Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.”
Dr. Andrew Salner, Chair of the Board of the Directors accepted the plaque on behalf of the Partnership. Approximately 300 public health professionals were in attendance.