National Cancer Institute Wins FREDDIE Award for Its Web Site
On November 5, 2004, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was presented
with a FREDDIE Award for its redesigned Web site, http://www.cancer.gov.
NCI Director Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., and Acting Director
of Communications Nelvis Castro accepted the award on behalf of
NCI at the 30th Annual FREDDIE Awards, held in New York, N.Y.
The FREDDIEs, also known as the International Health and Medical
Media Awards, were established 30 years ago to bring together the
fields of medical science, education and the arts for an international
competition devoted to educational health and medical productions.
The awards have come to be known as "the Oscars of the health
and medical community."
The awards ceremony was hosted by Mark Morocco, M.D., medical supervisor
and consultant to "ER" and other medicine-related television
shows. Special honors were given to Marlo Thomas, national outreach
director for Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital; Rene Rodriguez,
M.D., founder and president of the Interamerican College of Physicians
& Surgeons; Timothy Johnson, M.D., medical editor for "Good
Morning America" and ABC News; and the late Christopher Reeve.
In addition to NCI's www.cancer.gov,
awardees this year included the World Health Organization's "The
Mystery Disease," a documentary that examines a devastating
skin disease in numerous African countries, and HBO's "Something
the Lord Made," the Emmy Award-winning film based on the true
story of a prominent surgeon and an African-American carpenter who
together pioneered the field of cardiac surgery.
For more information about the FREDDIE Awards and this year's awardees,
go to www.thefreddies.com.
For information about cancer and to view NCI's award-winning site,
go to www.cancer.gov.