As an American Cancer Society volunteer, School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Marianne Prout has led many national and local cancer control initiatives. She was recently awarded for her efforts by the American Cancer Society’s New England Division Board. Prout received the 2005 St. George National Medal, an annual award that recognizes a volunteer who has delivered “distinguished service in the fight against cancer.”
Prout, who has volunteered with the American Cancer Society for almost three decades, is also director of MED’s Cancer Center. She focuses her own research on cancer education and the delivery of medical services to cancer patients in impoverished communities. Prout and her students have recently constructed survey tools that determine how to engage breast cancer survivors in public education and patient support activities.
“Dr Prout’s deep commitment to cancer education and prevention, and her lifelong mentoring of future generations of cancer control professionals is an inspiration to everyone engaged in the fight against this disease,” says New England Division Chair of the Board Linda Mowad. “The American Cancer Society is grateful for Dr. Prout’s devotion to our mission, and inspired by her personal example.