Dr. Christine Friedenreich was honoured to be selected as the first Canadian to receive the Rosalind E. Franklin Award for Women in Science from the US National Cancer Institute. This is a tremendous honour that recognizes the contribution of women in cancer research. The award is given in tribute to Dr. Franklin, who played a critical role in the discovery of the DNA double helix. She sadly died of ovarian cancer before the Nobel Prize was awarded in 1962 to Watson, Crick and Wilkins. As part of the award, Christine will be travelling to Maryland in October 2022 to give a lecture at the NCI Intramural Retreat, followed by a series of meetings with NCI trainees and scientists. Congratulations Christine on being recognized for your lifetime contributions to cancer research in the area of physical activity and cancer control.