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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…

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. Here in Gainesville, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recently made the difficult decision to close…

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…

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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