Christopher N.H. Jenkins Award
Qualifications of Award Recipient: The award recipient will be an individual who has made significant accomplishments in community-oriented cancer prevention and control efforts targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, primarily in the arenas where Chris worked. These arenas include tobacco control, hepatitis B vaccinations, breast and cervical cancer screening, nutrition, and cancer outreach and education research affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Selection of Recipient: The recipient will be selected by a committee initially chaired by Moon S. Chen, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research & Training. In the event the AANCART PI cannot serve, the Selection Committee will choose a chair from within itself. Charter members of this committee include Ms. Tran Khanh Tuyet or Ms. Me Linh Jenkins or another member of Chris Jenkins' family; Ms. Thoa Nguyen, Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project; AANCART Regional PIs Stephen J. McPhee, M.D., Vicky Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., Regional Ho, M.D., Kurt Snipes, PhD, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Ph.D, MN, RN, or their designees; Art Chen, M.D., Alameda Alliance for Health; Rod Lew, M.P.H., Asian Pacific Partner Empowerment and Leadership (APPEAL); and Ms. Emily Leang, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine Management Service Officer.
The purpose of this committee is to select a recipient annually from any source based upon a call for nominees.
Recipient's Responsibilities: Over the 12-month period immediately after receiving the Award, the recipient will be responsible for:
• providing technical assistance or lecturing on cancer prevention and control in the U.S.;
• presenting the Christopher N.H. Jenkins Cancer Control Lecture at a date and place to be determined; and
• preparing recommendations for enhancing cancer prevention and control efforts targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Award: The recipient will receive a personalized plaque and a $1,000 cash award. The recipient's name will be added to a plaque maintained at the AANCART national office. In addition, the recipient will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses related to the recipient's providing technical assistance or lectures at designated events.
Kenneth C. Chu, Ph.D.
Chief (retired), Disparities Research Branch
National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Susan Matsuko Shinagawa
Co-Founder/Immediate Past Chair, Asian & Pacifific Islander National Cancer Survivor Network
Past Chair, Intercultural Cancer Council
Mary Anne Foo, M.P.H.
Executive Director, Orange County Asian & Pacific Islander
Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
Sora Park Tanjasiri, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Principal Investigator, WINCART
Dileep G. Bal, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
District Health Officer
Hawaii State Health Department
Joann Umilani Tsark, M.P.H.
Project Director, Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Ph.D., R.N., M.N.
Professor, School of Public Health and Asian American Studies Department
University of California, Los Angeles
Betty Lee Hawks, M.A.
Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Minority Health
United States Department of Health & Human Sevices
Rod Lew, M.P.H.
Director, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership (APPEAL)
Gary L. Euler, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Chief, Hepatitis Activity
National Immunization Program
Center for Disease Control
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