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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…

Robert Amdur, MD, Retires as Residency Program Director

Paul Okunieff, MD, Chair, has announced that Robert Amdur, MD, Radiation Oncology Professor and Rodney R. Million Professor of Radiation Oncology (shown right with Anamaria R. Yeung, MD), has retired as the department’s Residency Program Director. Anamaria R. Yeung, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, assumed the role of Residency Program Director…

Department Celebrates 50 Years of Residency Education and Research

The 50th UF Radiation Oncology Research Seminar took place February 21-22, 2020, at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel & Conference Center, Gainesville, FL. Organized by the department’s Research and Editorial Office, the event marked the 50th seminar as well as the 50th anniversary of the…

Dr. Robert Amdur is Named Practical Radiation Oncology’s Editor in Chief

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced January 15, 2020, that Robert Amdur, MD, will become the new Editor in Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology, ASTRO’s prestigious clinical practice journal. Dr. Amdur,  UF  Radiation Oncology Professor, Residency Program Director, and Rodney…

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