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American Cancer Society honors UR Smoking Cessation Expert

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scott McIntosh, Ph.D, director of the Greater Rochester Tobacco Cessation Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, recently received the American Cancer Society’s first “Fight Back” Award for his commitment to helping people quit smoking and reduce cancer incidence.

“He was an easy choice to receive this recognition,” said Eileen Wolff, director of community health initiatives for the American Cancer Society. “Not only for his leadership in tobacco control, but also for his continued efforts to improve the health of our community in medically underserved neighborhoods.”

McIntosh, associate professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, serves on the Lakes Region Board of Advisors and on the American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey Tobacco Task Force, providing expertise and guidance in the implementation of tobacco control strategies. 

In addition to his work with GRATTC, McIntosh is involved with several community grants that address gaps in preventive medical care and provide education and resources to underserved communities.

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