R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize for Best Manuscripts

Awarded in Memory of R. Davilene Carter, President of AACE 1993, who tirelessly strove for the highest standards for cancer education and the AACE. 

Consideration for 2017

Applications are now closed. The recipient(s) will be honored during the AACE Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, 15 September 2017 at the 2017 International Cancer Education Conference.

2016 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Amr Soliman, MD, PhD, AACE President October 2015 – September 2016


First Prize (Tie)  |  Awarded $300 each

Luz A. Padilla, Renee A. Desmond, C. Michael Brooks, John W. Waterbor
Automated Literature Searches for Longitudinal Tracking of Cancer Research Training Program Graduates


Katie Cueva, Melany Cueva, Laura Revels, Regina Kuhnley, Anne Lanier, Mark Dignan 
Culturally-Relevant, Collaboratively Developed, Online Cancer Education Modules Inspire Cancer Education Dissemination and Cancer Risk Reduction Behaviors Among Alaska’s Community Health Aides/Practitioners

2015 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Gilad Amiel, MD, AACE President October 2014 – October 2015


First Prize  |  Awarded $300

Aleksandra Ogrodnik, Ted James, Susan MacLennan, Donald Weaver
Barriers to Completing Delayed Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy


Second Prize  |   Awarded $200

Katie Cueva, Laura Revels, Regina Kuhnley, Melany Cueva, Ann Lanier, Mark Dignan
Co-Creating a Culturally-Responsive Distance Education Cancer Course with, and for, Alaska’s Community Health Workers: Motivations from a Survey of Key Stakeholders


Third Prize  |   Awarded $100

Darryl Schuitevoerder, Jeanine Fortino, John Vetto
Hard Copy Durable Patient Cancer Education Materials: Do They Still Matter?

2014 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Levi Ross PhD, CHES, AACE President September 2013 – October 2014

   
First Prize | Awarded $300
 
Frances Lee-Lin, Nisreen Pedhiwala, Thuan Nguyen, Usha Menon
Breast Health Intervention Effects on Knowledge and Beliefs Overtime among Chinese American Immigrants – A Randomized Controlled Study
 

 
Second Prize (Tie) | Awarded $100 each
 
Su-I Hou, Kiersten Roberson
A systematic review on U.S.-based community health navigators (CHNs) interventions for cancer screening promotion – Comparing community- vs. clinic-based navigator models
Courtney L. Scherr, Noralane M. Lindor, Teri L. Malo, Fergus Couch, Susan T. Vadaparampil
‘The information is just not helpful:’ A preliminary investigation of genetic counselors’ information needs when receiving a variant of uncertain significance result

Janice L. Krieger, Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Phokeng M. Dailey, Jessica L. Krok-Schoen, Nancy E. Schoenberg, Electra D. Paskett
Disseminating Tobacco Control Information to Asians and Pacific Islanders
 

Third Prize (Tie) | Awarded $50 each
 
Shruthi K. Rereddy, Demetrice R. Jordan, Charles E. Moore
Dying to be Screened: Exploring the Unequal Burden of Head and Neck Cancer in Health Provider Shortage Areas
Jennifer E. McWhirter, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
North American magazine coverage of skin cancer and recreational tanning before and after the WHO/IARC 2009 classification of indoor tanning devices as carcinogenic
Matthew Gondek, May Shogan, Frances G. Saad-Harfouche, Elisa M. Rodriguez, Deborah O. Erwin, Kim Griswold, Martin C. Mahoney
Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Women in Breast Health Education

2013 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by David Wiljer PhD, AACE President September 2012 – September 2013


First Prize (Tie)  |  Awarded $150 each

Melany Cueva RN, EdD, Katie Cueva MAT, Mark Dignan PhD, MPH, Regina Kuhnley RN, CNM, M.Ed
Effects of Arts-Based Cancer Education on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors among Community Health Workers in Alaska

Michelle S. Williams MPH, CHES
A qualitative assessment of the social cultural factors that influence cervical cancer screening behaviors and the health communication preferences of women in Kumasi, Ghana


Second Prize (Tie)  |  Awarded $100 each

Christine Papadakos MA(Ed), Janet Papadakos MA(Ed), PhD(c), Pamela Catton MD, MHPE, FRCPC, Patricia Houston MD, Med, FRCPC, Patricia McKernan RN, MBA, Audrey Jusko Friedman RT(T), MSW
From theory to pamphlet: the 3W’s and an H process for the development of meaningful patient education resources

John Tat, Georgia Robins Sadler, Mike Nguy, Eric K. Tong, Aaron J. Cheng, Lois Y. Chung
Disseminating Tobacco Control Information to Asians and Pacific Islanders

2012 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Karen Patricia Williams PhD, AACE President September 2011 – September 2012

   
First Prize | Awarded $300
 
V. Sheppard, S. Wallington, S. Wiley, R. Hampton, W. Lucas, Y. Jennings, S. Horton, N. Muzeck, C. Cocilovo, C. Isaacs
A Peer-led Decision Support Intervention Improves Decision Outcomes in Black Women with Breast Cancer

2011 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Karen Patricia Williams PhD, AACE President September 2011 – September 2012

   
First Prize (Tie) | Awarded $150 each
 

Kathleen Blazer
Impact of Web-based Case Conferencing on Cancer Genetics Training for Community-based Clinicians

Lisa Nguyen, PhD (no photo available)
Moderators of the Impact of a Colorectal Cancer Video on Deaf Individuals’

   
Second Prize (Tie) | Awarded $100 each
 

Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris, PhD
Focus Group Discussions in Community-based Participator Research to Inform the Development of a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Educational Intervention for Latinas in San Diego

Kate Murray, PhD (no photo available)
The Reach and Rationale for Community Health Fairs

2010 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Frank D. Ferris, MD, FAAHPM, AACE President October 2009 – October 2010


First Prize (Tie)  |  Awarded $100 each

Melany Cueva, RN, EdD
Arts-Based Cancer Education with Alaska Native Peoples

C. Regina Kuhnley, ANP/CNM, MEd, Melany Cueva, BS, RN, PhD
Learning about Cancer has Brightened My Light: Cancer Education for Alaska Community Health Aides and Community Health Practitioners

David Wiljer, Sara Urowitz, Lisa Barbera, Meredith L. Chivers, Naa Kwarley Quartey, Sarah E. Ferguson, Matthew To, Catherine C. Classen
A Qualitative Study of an Internet-Based Support Group for Women with Sexual Problems Due to Gynecologic Cancer


Second Prize  |   Awarded $200

Amr S. Soliman, MD, PhD, Patricia B. Mullan, PhD, Robert M. Chamberlain, PhD
Research Training of Students in Minority and International Settings: Lessons Learned From Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations


Third Prize  |   Awarded $100

Caroline A. Vitale, MD, Cathy S. Berkman, PhD, Carol Monteleoni, MS, CCC-SLP, Patricia B. Mullan, PhD, Judith C. Ahronheim, MD, MSJ, SUNY
Palliative Considerations in Patients with Dysphagia and Advanced Dementia: Knowledge and Attitudes of Speech-Language Pathologists

2009 Presidential Prizes for Best Manuscript

Submissions Reviewed by Patricia B. Mullan, PhD, AACE President October 2008 – October 2009


First Prize  |  Awarded $300

Teresa Garrett Hill, RN, MN, Katherine J. Briant, MPH, Deborah Bowen, PhD, Verné Boerner, BA, Thuy Vu, MPH, Kerri Lopez, BA, Eric Vinson, BS
Evaluation of Cancer 101: an Educational Program for Native Settings


Second Prize  |   Awarded $200

David Wiljer, PhD, Sara Urowitz, MSW, PhD, Tara Walton, BSc. (Hons), Erica Frasca, BSc., Scott Secord
The Role of a Clinician-led Reflective Interview On Improving Self-Efficacy in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study
Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Cancer Education

2008 

First Prize:  Karen Patricia Williams, PhD 
Second Prize:  none awarded 
Third Prize:  none awarded 
Fourth Prize:  none awarded

2007 

First Prize:  Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD 
Second Prize:  none awarded 
Third Prize:  none awarded 
Fourth Prize:  none awarded

2006

First Prize:  Pamala Bardon, M.Ed 
Second Prize:  Marcia Grant, RN, DNSc 
Third Prize:  Charkarra Lewis PhD 
Fourth Prize:  none awarded
 

2005 

First Prize:  Ming Lee, PhD 
Second Prize:  Levi Ross MD MPH 
Third Prize:  Georgia Sadler, PhD 
Fourth Prize:  Abbey Barnes, MD

2004

First Prize:  Deborah Erwin, PhD 
Second Prize:  none awarded 
Third Prize:  none awarded 
Fourth Prize:  none awarded

2003 

First Prize:  Melany Cueva, RN 
Second Prize:  unknown 
Third Prize:  unknown 
Fourth Prize:  unknown
 
2002 
First Prize:  Melany Cueva, RN; S.M. Sagar (Tie)
Second Prize:  unknown 
Third Prize:  unknown 
Fourth Prize:  unknown

2000-2001 

First Prize:  unknown 
Second Prize:  unknown 
Third Prize:  unknown 
Fourth Prize:  unknown

1999 

First Prize:  John Vetto, MD 
Second Prize:  Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD 
Third Prize:  unknown 
Fourth Prize:  unknown