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UF Radiation Oncologists to Present Latest Research at the 2020 ASTRO Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 62nd Annual Meeting October 25-28, 2020. The event will be presented as a virtual educational experience in an interactive online format. The theme of this year’s meeting is Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World. Featured will be educational…

Help Cancer Patients Receive the Treatment They Need

Cancer care poses a significant financial burden for many patients and families. For those who must travel to another city to receive treatment, the unexpected expenses associated with living away from home can be overwhelming, and insurance does not typically cover travel, lodging or food, which can add up quickly.

Women Who Make a Difference: Nancy Mendenhall, MD

  On Thursday, August 20, 2020, the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council honored Nancy Mendenhall MD, FASTRO, Associate Chair of the UF Department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, during an Interactive Awards Event. Women Who Make a Difference…

Department Welcomes New Residents

The Department of Radiation Oncology was pleased to welcome three new first-year Residents on July 1, 2020: Physician Residents Matthew Culbert, MD, and Nicolette Drescher, MD, and Medical Physics Resident Luke Maloney, PhD. Matthew Culbert (shown  center) joins the department from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, where he…

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Elects Dr. Folakemi Odedina to Serve on Council

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., Joint Professor in Radiation Oncology, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, has been chosen to serve on the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council for a three-year term (2020-2023). Dr. Odedina’s appointment was announced June 25, 2020 by Robin E. Felder, MICR Director, Membership and Professional Development. Felder noted…

White Coats for Black Lives

On June 5, 2020, at 1:00 pm, a group of Radiation Oncology physicians, residents and physicists came together to kneel in silence in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. As health care professionals, we take a sacred vow to heal the sick…

Dr. Raymond Mailhot Vega Named ASCO Young Investigator Award Recipient

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced on May 28, 2020 that Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, was named a recipient of ASCO’s prestigious Conquer Cancer Global Oncology Foundation Young…

Dr. Nancy Mendenhall Receives the 2020 Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence

On Thursday, May 14, UF husband-and-wife Radiation Oncology physicians and professors William M. Mendenhall and Nancy P. Mendenhall (shown right, with daughters Marisa and Elena) were both honored during the College of Medicine (COM) Faculty Awards Celebration. Together, the Mendenhalls bring over 75 years of leadership and service to UF…

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