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Research by Chief Resident Receives Top Honors from ASTRO’s ROI

A manuscript by UF Radiation Oncology Chief Resident Dr. James Bates (left), “Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,” has scored among the top three articles submitted for the ASTRO 2019 Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) Publication Award. The article will be recognized with an “Honorable Mention” by…

UF Health Shands Hospital Ranks among Nation’s Best in Seven Specialties

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s elite in seven adult medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 “Best Hospitals” report released July 30. No other Florida hospital has more than seven adult specialties ranked in the nation’s top 50, up from six ranked specialties a year ago. And for…

Becker’s Healthcare Lists UF Health Shands among 100 Top Hospitals

Becker’s Healthcare has selected UF Health Shands for inclusion in its 2019 edition of the “100 great hospitals in America.” The hospitals listed were recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction, according to Becker’s, a nationwide health care publication. “Our physicians and hospital staff are passionate about delivering…

UF Radiation Oncologists to Present Latest Research at the 2019 ASTRO Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The theme of this year’s event is “Innovate, Collaborate: Transform.” The meeting is expected to be attended by some 11,000 international radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners,…

2019 Medical Student, Medical Physics Awards Announced

The Department of Radiation Oncology has announced the 2019 Medical Student and Community Education and Medical Physics Education awards for both the Gainesville and UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI, Jacksonville) teams. The Medical Student and Community Education Award recognizes a clinician who provides outstanding educational opportunities and mentoring to medical students and/or community education…

Approaches to Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Jeopardy! Game show host Alex Trebek recently announced that his pancreatic cancer is in partial remission. In a new video, Dr. Robert A. Zlotecki, M.D., discusses approaches to treating the disease.

Medical Physics PhD Student Wins the Lawrence T. Fitzgerald Award

A PhD student in the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program received the prestigious 2019 Lawrence T. Fitzgerald Award at the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (FLAAPM) Annual Conference this spring. Karl Mund received the award in recognition of the best student presentation for his work entitled, “Robustness Evaluation of a…

Dr. Robert Amdur named Educator of the Year

Robert J. Amdur, M.D., Professor, Residency Program Director, and Rodney R. Million, M.D. Chairman’s Professorship in Radiation Therapy, has been recognized as an Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO).

Dr. Michael Rutenberg Receives the FEO Award

Michael Rutenberg, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and a UF Health Proton Therapy Institute  physician, has been selected to receive the Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award for Fall, 2019. The FEO award supports faculty development activities, including educational experiences/conferences, work with consultants/experts, or activities in support of a new direction for scholarly…

Prostate Radiotherapy Patients Begin Receiving SpaceOAR Hydrogel at the Davis Cancer Pavilion

The Department of Radiation Oncology has begun administering SpaceOAR hydrogel in patients undergoing prostate radiotherapy at the UF Health Medical Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion. SpaceOAR hydrogel is injected into place prior to the start of radiation treatment. Patients may be awake or asleep under general anesthesia for the procedure. It is minimally invasive and…