Connie Trimble '80 receives the 2016 John Phillips Award

November 2, 2016
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​Connie Trimble ’80

For her groundbreaking contributions to the field of immunotherapy and the impact her work will have on the future of cancer research and prevention, Connie Trimble ’80 was presented with the 2016 John Phillips Award at a special Assembly on October 28.

Trimble, who spoke to the Exeter community about her research at an assembly last winter, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Cervical Dysplasia and a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Both a practicing physician and a clinical scientist, Trimble has spent a lifetime researching methods for the prevention and treatment of virally-induced cancers, including cervical cancers caused by persistent strains of HPV. Her work has been recognized internationally for its potential to save millions of lives.

The John Phillips Award was created in 1965 at the request of the Academy Trustees and the Executive Committee of the General Alumni Association to promote the fundamental purpose of the Academy by recognizing and honoring, from time to time, an Exonian whose life and contributions to the welfare of community, country and humanity exemplify the nobility of character and usefulness to society that John Phillips sought to promote in establishing the Academy.