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Calum S. Muir Memorial Award

The Calum S. Muir Memorial Award is to honor someone who has made substantive and outstanding contributions in cancer registration. Preference is for the recipient to be an active member of NAACCR with a long term commitment to the organization. The award is bestowed each year at the annual conference. The following individuals have received the Calum S. Muir Memorial Award since its inception in 1996. The inscription imprinted on the plaque presented to each individual appears below their names.

2014

    April Fritz

  • April Fritz, RHIT, CTR
    “A teacher, trainer, coach, writer, professional advocate and cancer registry professional for more than thirty years; her enduring dedication to cancer surveillance and her significant contribution to educating and training cancer registry professionals is a credit to the cancer surveillance community.”

2013

  • Maria Schymura
    "In recognition of an inspiring and exemplary cancer surveillance leader who has advanced the ideals and principles of high quality cancer registration and steadfastly supported data use and research."

2012

  • Elizabeth Ward, PhD
    "For her enduring dedication to excellence in cancer surveillance, research, and cancer registration and her generous contributions of service and leadership to the NAACCR community."

2011

  • No award was given in 2011.

2010

  • Rosemary Dibble, CTR
    "for her significant contribution to the development of quality statewide and national databases, the standardization of data, and the development of certification for registrars."

2009

  • Dennis Deapen, DrPH
    "for his skilled facilitation and thoughtful decision making, expertise in cancer surveillance and epidemiology, and his commitment and dedication to international cancer surveillance."
  • Jennifer E. Seiffert, MLIS, CTR
    "for her extensive experience, expertise, and knowledge of cancer surveillance standards and her significant work on their development."

2008

  • Betsy Kohler, MPH, CTR
    "for her tireless dedication to excellence in cancer surveillance and her generous contributions of service and leadership to the NAACCR community"

2007

  • Lilia O'Connor, MBA, RHIT, CTR
    "in tribute to her dedicated career of service to the cancer surveillance community and her extraordinary leadership to NAACCR."

2006

  • Larry Derrick, MS
    "for his steadfast commitment to cancer registration, substantive contributions to cancer data systems and his dedicated service to the cancer surveillance community."

2005

  • Vivien Chen, PhD
    "for her many and varied contributions to the NAACCR membership and as a champion of advancements in cancer surveillance locally, nationally and internationally."

2004

  • Lynn Ries, MS
    "for her many years of unwavering commitment to assuring historical continuity while maintaining currency with societal changes and advances in medical practice in the nation's cancer surveillance data."

2003

  • Diane L. Robson, BA
    "in recognition of her unwavering leadership and outstanding contributions in cancer registration, and her common sense and insights that serve as a critical thread of continuity for Canadian registry development."

2002

  • Thomas C. Tucker, PhD
    "in recognition of his vision in data standardization, his significant leadership in NAACCR Registry Certification, and his strong advocacy in using registry data for cancer control."
  • Holly L. Howe, PhD
    "in recognition of her substantial and outstanding contributions in cancer surveillance, her dedication in promoting registry data use and her visionary leadership in advancing NAACCR to a new level."

2001

  • Kathleen M. McKeen
    "in recognition of an outstanding career distinguished by personal excellence and by serving as a mentor for others in the field of cancer registration."

2000

  • Brenda K. Edwards, PhD
    "in tribute to a career of substantive and outstanding contributions in the field of cancer registration."

1999

  • Rosemarie Clive-Bumpus, CTR
    "in tribute to a career of substantive and outstanding contributions in the field of cancer registration."

1998

  • Dee W. West, PhD
    "in tribute to a career of substantive and outstanding contributions in the field of cancer registration."

1997

  • Constance Percy
    "for outstanding contributions in the field of cancer registration."

1996

  • John L. Young Jr., DRPH, CTR
    "for outstanding contributions in the field of cancer registration."
  • Gilbert Freidell, MD
    "for outstanding contributions in the field of cancer registration."