Trish Greene Quality of Life Award

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding investigator in the field of quality of life research and recognizes the importance of the significant contributions of researchers who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the various areas of quality of life, and have accomplished outstanding research that benefits cancer patients and their families.

Nominees for the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award can include individuals whose research may be from any discipline in the oncology field, and the research may address quality of life concerns at any stage in the cancer continuum, from diagnosis through survivorship or palliative care. Recipients of the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award are not eligible. 

Trishe Greene Quality of Life Award Winner

CEO Gary Reedy with 2017 Trish Greene Quality of Life award winners

Why do we give this award?

This award honors the life and work of the late Patricia (Trish) Greene, RN, Ph.D. Dr. Greene served in a variety of roles as both a volunteer and professional staff member throughout her 20-year association with the Society. The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award honors Dr. Greene’s memory and recognizes the importance of those who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the various areas of quality of life and have accomplished outstanding research that benefits cancer patients and their families.

Nomination process

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Awards program is managed by Enterprise Volunteer Engagement Team and nominees are selected by the Trish Greene Quality of Life Awards Selection Workgroup. The Workgroups carefully review each nominee’s application against the specified requirements and shares with the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.

Nomination requirements

Nominees must be alive at the time of nomination and should:

  • Have a history of funded research on quality of life issues that improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. The investigator’s body of work illustrates outstanding innovative contributions over the years, has had years of funding sources recognized nationally/internationally and a program of quality of life research built over his or her career. 
  • Have demonstrated leadership and contributions to the science of cancer oncology quality of life research, including publications in peer-reviewed literature, citations in literature in own discipline, mentoring and teaching of students and professionals, national and international awards and speaking engagements, a history of advocating for QOL indicators in standards of care and innovative research, building on own or other’s research which contributes to best practices in cancer quality of life. 
  • Not have previously been honored with this award. Recipients of the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award are not eligible.

Download the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award Nomination Form.

Nominations are due May 25, 2018.

For more information, email Caira Turner or call 1.919.334.5235.