By Theresa Edwards Makrush
Julie A. Bradley, MD; Bo Lu, PhD; and Roi Dagan, MD, MS, have been promoted to the rank of associate professor by the UF College of Medicine.
“This is a very well-deserved promotion for all of them that reflects their distinction in clinical accomplishments, research and education,” said Nancy Mendenhall, MD, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute medical director and UF Department of Radiation Oncology professor and associate chair.
Dr. Bradley (pictured, above left) specializes in breast cancer and pediatric cancers. She leads the breast cancer program at the Institute and is the principal investigator on multiple breast cancer clinical trials. Her research in the use of proton therapy for breast cancer has demonstrated its effectiveness in controlling the disease while reducing radiation to the heart and lungs.
Dr. Lu specializes in radiation physics, brachytherapy, and IGRT systems. His research interests include image-guided radiation therapy development for stereotactic body radiation therapy, clinical implementation for new treatment machines, brachytherapy and special procedures, and Quality Assurance development. He received the Medical Physics Education Award, which recognizes a physicist who provides outstanding educational opportunities to graduate and/or postdoctoral students, in 2016 and 2017.
Dr. Dagan (pictured, above right) specializes in head and neck cancers and eye cancers. He directs the head and neck program at the Institute and has presented his research at many international medical conferences. His patient outcomes studies established early evidence that proton therapy improves local control of advanced sinonasal cancers and reduces the loss of vision and other serious side effects.
Congratulations, Dr. Bradley, Dr. Lu, and Dr. Dagan!