John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., recently received the 1994 EXCEL Award for excellence in communication leadership. Ruckdeschel, an internationally known lung cancer researcher, is center director of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. The award recognizes bay area chief executives who develop and employ communications programs to achieve organizational goals. The award is sponsored by the Suncoast Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Before joining Moffitt in 1991, Ruckdeschel led the Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Division of Medical Oncology at Albany Medical College in New York.