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UFHPTI Welcomes Physics Faculty

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) recently announced the addition of two new physics faculty members to their team. Twyla Willoughby, PhD, FAAPM (right), a University of Florida alumna, received her PhD from UF’s medical physics graduate program. Dr. Willoughby brings over 25 years of clinical experience to UFHPTI…

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,…

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…

UF Proton Therapy Institute Begins Using ProteusONE

On August 10, 2017, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI), Jacksonville, charted a course towards new proton therapy technology when construction crews began demolition. Now, in less than 30 months, UFHPTI has added a 13,000 square foot expansion built with more than 9 million pounds of concrete and…

Dr. Michael Rutenberg Receives the FEO Award

Michael Rutenberg, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and a UF Health Proton Therapy Institute  physician, has been selected to receive the Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award for Fall, 2019. The FEO award supports faculty development activities, including educational experiences/conferences, work with consultants/experts, or activities in support of…

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