Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, is the recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award, presented at the 14th Annual Sydney E. Salmon Award Lectures on Thursday, May 12. Dr. Thomson is Co-Director of the UACC's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Her lecture, titled Diet and Cancer: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, was presented to a full audience at the Kiewit Auditorium.
About the Salmon Award Lecture
Sydney E. Salmon, MD, joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 1972 and was appointed founding director of the Arizona Cancer Center in 1976. In 1989, he was named Regents Professor of Medicine. The Cancer Center’s Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Building, formally dedicated in January 1998, was named by the Arizona Board of Regents to honor Dr. Salmon, who died of complications related to pancreatic cancer in October 1999. The Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Awards, which recognize Cancer Center faculty members for their leadership in cancer research, grant support, publications, community service and clinical responsibilities, were established to honor and remember Dr. Salmon and are presented annually as close as possible to May 8, his birthday. The logo for the Salmon Award is based on a Zuni fetish and was chosen because it symbolizes great curative abilities and also represents Dr. Salmon’s fondness for Southwestern culture. The Salmon lecturers are presented with a Zuni Bear fetish created by a Zuni artist.