Department Awards

The Department of Radiation Oncology is proud to recognize the achievements of its dedicated and talented faculty and staff. These individuals have all worked to fulfill our mission to remain one of the best academic radiation oncology programs in the country. We are committed to superb patient care complimented by excellence in research, teaching, and leadership on the local, state, and national levels.

Gainesville Awards

UFHPTI Awards

Medical Student and Community Education Award

Recognizes any clinician who provides outstanding educational opportunities and mentoring to medical students and/or community education and outreach.

2019 Awardee: Kathryn Hitchcock, MD, PhD

2018 Awardee: Robert Amdur, MD

2017 Awardee: Kathryn Hitchcock, MD, PhD

2016 Awardee: Robert Amdur, MD

2015 Awardee: Judith Lightsey, MD

Medical Student and Community Education Award

Recognizes any clinician who provides outstanding educational opportunities and mentoring to medical students and/or community education and outreach.

2019 Awardee: Ronny Rotondo, MD

2018 Awardee: Roi Dagan, MD

2017 Awardee: Roi Dagan, MD

2016 Awardee: Julie Bradley, MD

2015 Awardee: Curtis Bryant, MD

Medical Physics Education Award

Recognizes any physicist who provides outstanding educational opportunities to graduate and/or postdoctoral students.

2019 Awardee: Darren Kahler, PhD

2018 Awardee: Guanghua Yan, PhD

2017 Awardee: Bo Lu, PhD

2016 Awardee: Bo Lu, PhD

2015 Awardee: Jonathan Li, PhD

Medical Physics Education Award

Recognizes any physicist who provides outstanding educational opportunities to graduate and/or postdoctoral students.

2019 Awardee: Soon Huh, PhD

2018 Awardee: Meng Wei Hoi, PhD

2017 Awardee: Maria Mamalui, PhD

2016 Awardee: Soon Huh, PhD

2015 Awardee: Roelf Slopsema, MS

Medical Physics Clinical Award

Recognizes medical physicists who exemplify patient-centered delivery of cancer care through their interactions with the radiation oncology team.

2019 Awardee: Jonathan Li, PhD

2018 Awardee: Chihray Liu, PhD

2017 Awardee: Guanghua Yan, PhD

Medical Physics Clinical Award

Recognizes medical physicists who exemplify patient-centered delivery of cancer care through their interactions with the radiation oncology team.

2019 Awardee: Xiaoying Liang, PhD

2018 Awardee: Soon Huh, PhD

2017 Awardee: Stella Flampouri, PhD

Basic Research Education Award

Recognizes any research faculty member who provides outstanding educational opportunities to graduate and/or postdoctoral students.

2019 Awardee: Dietmar Siemann, PhD

2018 Awardee: Walter O’Dell, PhD

2017 Awardee: Sadasivan Vidyasagar, MD, PhD

2016 Awardee: Dietmar Siemann, PhD

2015 Awardee: Walter O’Dell, PhD

Transformative Medicine Award

Recognizes translational science investigators and clinicians epitomizing innovative and collaborative efforts to accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into new cancer therapies. The award seeks to recognize translational researchers (team or individual) leading to improved therapies, new discoveries, and significant contributions to the body of knowledge regarding radiation oncology.

2019 Awardees: Steven Swarts, PhD; Steven B. Zhang, DVM, PhD; and Zhenhuan Zhang, MD, PhD

2018 Awardee: Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD

2017 Awardee: Walter O’Dell, PhD

MVP Staff Award

Recognizes staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life provided to students and employees.

2018 Awardee: Philip Bassett

2017 Awardee: Helen McGee

2016 Awardee: Bea Blake

MVP Staff Award

Recognizes staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life provided to students and employees.

2018 Awardee: Lauren Mynatt

2017 Awardee: Matthew Carpenter

2016 Awardee: Rozina Behrooz, MA