David King Community Clinical Scientist Award
The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award recognizes active community clinical research leaders. Award winners have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and/or are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients.
This prestigious award is named after David K. King, MD, FACP, an ACCC past president, who passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. King spent his entire career caring for individuals with cancer and advocating for access to quality care, while also championing the Community Clinical Oncology Program and the value of clinical research in the community setting.
The David King Community Scientist Award recipient is recognized at the ACCC National Oncology Conference. The winner receives the following:
- $1,000 cash award plus a plaque
- Travel expenses (round-trip coach airfare, accommodation, meals, parking, mileage)
- Meeting registration fee waived
- Lifetime membership of the ACCC National Academy of Community Oncology Scientists.
A “Call for Nominations” is issued in February. Members complete and submit the Award Nomination Form. The Award Selection Committee reviews the nominations and presents their top three (3) choices to the Board of Trustees in May. The Board considers the suggestions and selects the winner. The winner is then notified and recognized at the National Oncology Conference in the fall.
- Nominee MUST be able to attend and personally accept award at the National Oncology Conference.
- Nominee MUST be a practicing community oncologist who has made cancer clinical research an important component of his or her personal mission.
- Nominee MUST be an exemplary role model for community practitioners in the community or in promoting cooperative research in clinical groups regionally.