William A. Peck, M.D., the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Medicine and director of the new Center for Health Policy, has received the National Children’s Cancer Society Legacy Award.
Peck and Today show co-anchor Kate Couric were honored Jan. 23 at the society’s International Humanitarian Award Dinner 2004 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
The National Children’s Cancer Society was established to improve the qualify of life for children with cancer and to reduce the risk of cancer by promoting children’s health through financial and in-kind assistance, advocacy, support services, education and prevention programs.
Peck was honored for his significant and lasting contributions to the medical profession. Couric received the Society’s International Humanitarian Award.
During Peck’s tenure as executive vice chancellor, the Siteman Cancer Center received national recognition by becoming a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. Peck also was instrumental in the construction of the center’s new facility specifically designed for world-class cancer care.