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Couric To Receive Communicators Award from NCI

The National Cancer Institute will honor Katie Couric, coanchor of NBC News' Today, with its Extraordinary Communicators award on Friday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Couric will present "The Power of Television" in this second lecture of the Eleanor Nealon Extraordinary Communicators Lecture Series.

Katie Couric

Through her work on Today, as a contributing anchor for Dateline NBC, and as cofounder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, Couric teaches millions of Americans that colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. Her crusade against the disease is both professional and personal. She will share how cancer has touched her family and describe her mission to promote colorectal cancer screening.

The Nealon Lecture, which is free and open to the public, is a tribute to outstanding individuals who have advanced the science of communication or the communication of science through their professional or personal experiences. The series honors Eleanor Nealon, a beloved NCI employee who displayed passion and persuasion in her communication and advocacy work until breast cancer claimed her life in 1999.

For more information, visit http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/excl, contact Linda Gaskill at (301) 984-7191 or email excl@matthewsgroup.com. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For reasonable accommodation, contact Dawn Ford at 402-9686.


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