On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Department of Radiation Oncology was proud to host the 8th Annual Alumni Reception at ASTRO in San Diego, California. Thank you to our friends and colleagues from around the world that joined. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.
In celebration of the vision and leadership of our Inaugural Chair, Dr. Bernard J. Cummings, we were proud to award the BJ Cummings Award for Research Excellence to Dr. Ezra Hahn. This award celebrates a trainee who has demonstrated sustained excellence in Radiation Medicine research. Ezra is the Chief Resident in the UTDRO Residency Program, and has a sustained successful track record in a spectrum of research endeavours, ranging from clinical studies to mathematical models of cardiac toxicity following radiation treatment in survivors of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and piloting a hypofractionated SBRT approach to improve the quality of life in patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer. For his work, Ezra has been awarded the Clinical Care and Epidemiology Book Prize at CARO in 2016 and the Ellen Epstein Rykov Memorial Prize from U of T’s Department of Post MD Education.
In honour of Dr. Pam Catton and her many achievements, The Pamela Catton Award for Inter-Professional Education (IPE) and Care was awarded this year to Lisa Di Prospero. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated significant innovations in inter-professional education in clinical care and education in the field of Radiation Medicine. Over the years, Lisa has made incredible contributions to advancing the professional scope of practice for radiation therapists, promoting inter-professional care and education, and serving as an excellent role model for other members of the profession.
We encourage you to support these awards; contributions can be made online.
These events are incredibly important to UTDRO and we are always pleased to see such a turn out. Mark your calendars now for Monday, October 22, 2018 for our 9th Annual Alumni Reception in San Antonio, Texas.