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UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Treats 10,000th Patient

On February 23, a Jacksonville woman became the 10,000th person to complete proton therapy at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI). Dacia Starratt, a 47-year-old native of Jacksonville’s Oceanway neighborhood (shown right), had 32 daily treatments over a 6- to 7-week period for breast cancer. Proton therapy,…

Faculty Honored at 52nd Annual Radiation Oncology Research Seminar

The University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology conducted its 52nd annual Research Seminar February 18-19, 2022 at the Best Western Gateway Grand, Gainesville, Florida. For over 50 years, the seminar’s data-driven research has served as a foundation for innovation within the department and has improved outcomes…

UF Assistant Professor Chosen as NCI EIAP Scholar

Assistant Professor Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH has been accepted as an EIAP Scholar by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Early Investigator Advancement Program (EIAP). The program was created by the NCI to support scientists from diverse backgrounds as they transition from junior investigators to independent investigators. The EIAP aims…

Dr. Kate Hitchcock Receives the UFHCC Golden Gator Award

On January 12, the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) presented Kathryn Hitchcock, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, its 2022 Golden Gator Award during the center’s Cheers to the New Year event. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated consistency in distinguished performance made to, or on behalf…

Dr. Raymond Mailhot Vega Selected for ASTRO’s Leadership Pipeline Program

ASTRO’s Education Council and Committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has selected Assistant Professor Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH as one of three 2021-23 protégés for its prestigious Leadership Pipeline Program. The ASTRO Leadership Pipeline porgram is a career development initiative aimed at increasing diversity among its leadership, which…


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