Lila and Murray Gruber Cancer Research Award recognizes excellence in
Martin A. Weinstock, MD
Rhode Island Hospital dermatologist Martin A. Weinstock, MD, was
recently honored with the 2013 American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD)
Lila and Murray Gruber Cancer Research Award. The award is presented
annually to a scientist whose contribution in the field of cancer
research has been outstanding in practice and distinction.
Weinstock, of Barrington, is the first epidemiologist to receive the
award, which has been conferred annually by the AAD since 1972; five
previous recipients have also been awarded the Nobel prize. The cash
award of $10,000 is made in recognition of Weinstock’s lifetime
achievements in the field of cancer research.
“Being the first epidemiologist to win the American Academy of
Dermatology’s Lila and Murray Gruber award is truly an honor. It’s
encouraging to see our research being used to help implement public
health policies that have real and measurable outcomes,” said Weinstock.
The award has been made possible by a gift from the late Murray Gruber
in memory of his wife, Lila, to encourage participation in cancer
research and to provide a forum for the enrichment of knowledge of
dermatologists in the scientific field. Award recipients are physician
or non-physician scientists of national or international stature whose
contributions in the field of cancer research have been outstanding in
importance and distinction.
Weinstock received the award at the Annual Meeting of the AAD, where he
also delivered a plenary lecture, “Public Health Science Will Cut
Melanoma Deaths in Half.”