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Timothy Volpe Honored by American Cancer Society

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March 4, 2008
CHICAGO --- Timothy Volpe, associate director for administration at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, has received the 2007 St. George Medal from the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division.

The St. George Medal is the highest honor awarded by the American Cancer Society, given in recognition of outstanding leadership, service and commitment to the society.
Volpe was honored for his service and commitment to the American Cancer Society, as well as the expertise he brings to his volunteerism. He has served as a society volunteer for 22 years at the local and division levels and is a former chairman of the board for the Illinois division.

At the Lurie Cancer Center, Volpe is responsible for overall administrative operations including finance and accounting, purchasing, human resources, information systems, plant operations, research safety and security, public affairs and communications, and office support systems, as well as oversight of development programs, and inter-institutional relations. He serves on external advisory boards of other NCI-designated cancer centers He is also currently on the board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Prior to his current position at the Lurie Cancer Center, Volpe held various positions at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 1979 to 1989.
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