Call for Nominations for the 5th Triennial Luther L. Terry Awards

Call for Nominations for the 5th Triennial Luther L. Terry Awards for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control


The American Cancer Society is announcing the call for nominations for the 2012 Luther L. Terry Awards, to be presented at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, in Singapore on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The awards are named for the late United States Surgeon General Luther L. Terry, MD, who led the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s Report that connected tobacco use to lung cancer and other illnesses. Dr. Terry’s groundbreaking work established the foundation for public health scrutiny of the dangers of tobacco use. The awards honor outstanding leadership and achievement in the field of tobacco control, and recipients are among the best in the world at what they do.

Held triennially, the awards are presented in six categories: Outstanding Individual Leadership, Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Research Contribution, Exemplary Leadership by a Government Ministry, Distinguished Career, and Outstanding Community Service. To nominate a candidate, please download an application from the Luther L. Terry Awards Web site at and submit a nomination via email to The deadline to submit nominations is September 2, 2011.

We strongly encourage you to help promote the call for nominations for the Luther L. Terry Awards by disseminating information to your colleagues and networks in the field of tobacco control. A brochure with details about the nomination process and guidelines is available from the website for your reference.

Through the Luther L. Terry Awards, the American Cancer Society is proud to recognize individuals and organizations that carry on Dr. Terry’s legacy of excellence in tobacco control in communities around the world. Their extraordinary achievements are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

-American Cancer Society


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