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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…

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…

Professor Leads Global Prostate Cancer Initiatives in Florida and Africa

Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD (shown left), Joint Professor in Radiation Oncology, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, has been appointed (non-paid appointment) by the Nigeria National Universities Commission to lead an initiative that will bridge Nigerian Academics to Academics in the Diaspora willing to contribute to the Nigerian University System in the…

Targeting Pancreatic Cancer with Radiotherapy

Recent developments in radiation oncology have made radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer more effective and easier on the body. In a recent “Hope and Healing” UF Health Blog, Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor Kathryn Hitchcock, MD, PhD, discusses the most up-to-date technologies available to…

ACRO Seed Grant Awarded to Radiation Oncology Resident Akash Parekh, MD

Akash Parekh, MD, a Third Year UF Radiation Oncology Physician Resident, has been chosen to receive an American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Seed Grant. The ACRO Resident Committee chooses only four worthy projects to fund each year. Awardees must provide an interim report of their…

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