Sydney E. Salmon Distinguished Investigator Award

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:00

Diet and Cancer: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Photo of Sydney E. Salmon, MD
Sydney E. Salmon, MD

Presented by the recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award:
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD
Professor, Health Promotion Sciences
Director, University of Arizona Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
University of Arizona

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.

Event Contacts: 
Nicole Bergier