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Rodney R. Million, MD, Renowned UF Radiation Oncology Pioneer, 92

Rodney R. Million, M.D., renowned radiation oncology pioneer, Professor Emeritus, and former Chair of the UF Department of Radiation Oncology, died January 29, 2021 in Gainesville. He was 92. Born in Idaville, Indiana, on April 3, 1929, Dr. Million received his M.D. from the Indiana University Bloomington (IU) in 1954…

UF Health Experts Build Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine with Outreach Efforts

UF Health has produced brief video-recorded answers to commonly asked questions featuring UF Health experts, including Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., joint professor in radiation oncology, pharmacotherapy and translational research. Dr. Odedina’s research focuses on the predictors of health disparities and cost-effective, community-based behavioral interventions to improve the health among minority and…

A 52-Year Journey to Diversity at UF

A recent article on the topic of diversity within the UF Department of Radiation Oncology has earned the attention of other institutions seeking to affect change in their own residency programs. Published ahead of print on December 4, 2020 in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, “Journey…

Dr. Nancy Mendenhall Joins NAPT Physician Advisory Committee

Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Associate Chair and Medical Director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, has been selected by the National Association for Proton Therapy to serve on its newly created physician advisory committee. The committee will provide advice on topics such as…

Dr. Vidyasagar Receives the UF Innovate Invention of the Year Award

Associate Professor Sadasivan Vidyasagar, MBBS, PhD, and his industrial collaborator, Stephen Gatto, CEO of Entrinsic Bioscience, Inc., were honored on September 22 with a UF Innovate Invention of the Year award during UF Innovate | Tech Licensing’s Standing InnOvation virtual event. The team was recognized for the…

Dr. Folakemi Odedina Coordinates COVID-19 Research Collaboration in Florida

Universities and health care entities throughout the state of Florida are now providing outreach and engagement to ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a $1 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., UF joint professor in radiation oncology,…

Abstract by UF Radiation Oncology Asst. Professor Named 2020 Best of ASTRO

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Best of ASTRO Program Committee has selected an abstract by Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH (right), Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, as a 2020 Best of ASTRO abstract. The Best of ASTRO designation is given…

Residency Program Launches Virtual Introduction

UF Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce the release of a video introduction to its Physician Residency Program. Created in partnership with UF Health Communications, the video features Associate Professor and Residency Program Director Anamaria R. Yeung, MD; Robert J. Amdur, MD, Rodney R. Million Professor of Radiation Oncology; and…

UF Blog Post Inspires ASTRO Gender Equity Community Hub

ASTRO is launching various ROhub communities and a blog post by Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, inspired the launch of the Gender Equity Community on the ROhub, a space for members to discuss gender gaps, offer…

Dr. Steven Swarts Is Elected RRS Councilor-Chemistry

Steven Swarts, PhD, UF Radiation Oncology Research Associate Professor, was elected by the Radiation Research Society as Councilor-Chemistry on September 10, 2020. The mission of the Society is to advance radiation research in all disciplines of science and medicine, foster collaboration within a community of researchers interested in the study…

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