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UF Radiation Oncologists to Present Latest Research at the 2019 ASTRO Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The theme of this year’s event is “Innovate, Collaborate: Transform.” The meeting is expected to be attended by some 11,000 international radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners,…

Longtime Radiation Oncology Staff Member Retires

MerryMac Watson, Radiation Oncology Event Coordinator since 2005, officially retired June 7, 2019. MerryMac (shown left with department chair Paul Okunieff, MD) was hired in June 2005 and her responsibilities included the coordination of various events as well as office moves/renovations for the department space. Deeply involved in the UF, Gainesville, and Jacksonville communities, MerryMac…

Approaches to Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Jeopardy! Game show host Alex Trebek recently announced that his pancreatic cancer is in partial remission. In a new video, Dr. Robert A. Zlotecki, M.D., discusses approaches to treating the disease.

Medical Physics PhD Student Wins the Lawrence T. Fitzgerald Award

A PhD student in the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program received the prestigious 2019 Lawrence T. Fitzgerald Award at the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (FLAAPM) Annual Conference this spring. Karl Mund received the award in recognition of the best student presentation for his work entitled, “Robustness Evaluation of a…

Dr. Robert Amdur named Educator of the Year

Robert J. Amdur, M.D., Professor, Residency Program Director, and Rodney R. Million, M.D. Chairman’s Professorship in Radiation Therapy, has been recognized as an Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO).

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 a new direction for scholarly…

UF Professor Invited to the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in in Astana, Kazakhstan

Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD (shown left), Joint Professor in Radiation Oncology, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, has been invited to participate in the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer…

Davis Cancer Center Completes Renovations

The UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Center, home to the Radiation Oncology team and the College of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology, announces the completion of its $1.5 million renovation project (new Reception area shown left). The improvements enhanced waiting, pathway and work areas as well as exam rooms, providing a better experience…

Catherine Mercado Is Named a 2019 College of Medicine Outstanding Resident Educator

Catherine Mercado, M.D. (shown left), was named a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Resident Educator Award on February 22, 2019. This award recognizes Dr. Mercado’s excellence in teaching colleagues and medical students. Designated by program directors, and sponsored by the Society of Teaching Scholars, the Outstanding Resident Educator Awards will be presented at the Medical…

Women’s Cancer Wellness Symposium March 14

Dr. Natalie Lockney (left), Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, will join the UF Health Cancer Center Women’s Cancer Wellness Symposium at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tea and refreshments will be served. The symposium, scheduled from 2 – 4 p.m., will feature  three presentations by UF Health providers about women’s…