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No. 1, 2011

2011 National TB Controllers Association Awards Open for Nominations!

For the second year, the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) will be honoring individuals or organizations for their dedication and distinguished service in the field of tuberculosis.  Nominations can be submitted by anyone, and nominees do not need to be members of NTCA.  The award categories are described below. Awards will be presented at the 2011 National TB Conference, June 15–17, in Atlanta, GA.

Submit nominations to one of the NTCA Awards Committee Co-Chairs by e-mail: Shea Rabley (rableyss@dhec.sc.gov) or Peter Davidson (davidsonp@michigan.gov). Please visit the NTCA website to access the award announcement and the nomination form: http://tbcontrollers.org/
Nomination forms must be submitted and received by April 18, 2011.

NTCA Award Categories
TB Controller of the Year – This is the National Tuberculosis Controller’s highest award.  It recognizes an outstanding contribution and impact on tuberculosis prevention and control at the local, state, regional, or national level. The award recognizes what TB controllers are all about.

Carol Pozsik Nursing Award – This award honors exemplary care, service, dedication, or leadership in the field of TB nursing.

William Stead Clinician Award – This award recognizes outstanding commitment and performance by a clinician providing tuberculosis care, leadership, or mentoring. 

Ed Desmond Award – This award honors exemplary service, dedication, or leadership in a tuberculosis laboratory professional.

Robert Koch Award – This award recognize an outstanding contribution by a tuberculosis researcher in the quest for eliminating tuberculosis. 

Dixie Snider Award – This award recognizes a CDC employee who has provided outstanding support, through partnership with a state or local tuberculosis community, in the interest of tuberculosis control and prevention.

Charles DeGraw Advocacy Award – This award recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding effort or achievement in advocating for increased support and recognition of tuberculosis control and prevention efforts.

Joe Ware Corporate Service Award – This award recognizes a company making a significant contribution to the mission of tuberculosis control and prevention.

—Reported by Denise Ingman
NTCA Awards Committee and Secretary

 

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