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American Association of Physicists in Medicine Awards Ceremony

July 26, 2004
Westin Hotel
Allegheny Ballroom
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6:00 p.m.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine was founded in 1958 to promote the application of physics to medicine and biology, to encourage interest and training in medical physics and related fields and to prepare and disseminate technical information in medical physics and related fields.

2004 Program

Welcome and Presentation of Awards

G. Donald Frey, Ph.D.
AAPM President

Moment of silence honoring deceased AAPM Members

Hideo D. Kubo, Ph.D.
W. Keith Lee, M.Sc.
Srisailam V. Parthasarathy, M.S.
Carl J. Vyborny, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Wootton, B.Sc.

John Cameron Young Investigators’ Award

Jack Fowler Junior Investigator’s Award

Alexei V. Trofimov, Ph.D.

AAPM Medical Physics Travel Grant

Cynthia Fu-Yu Chuang, Ph.D.

AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel Grant

Paul R. Morrison, M.S.

Farrington Daniel Award

Brad J. Warkentin
Stephen Steciw
Satyapal Rathee
B. Gino Fallone

Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award

Tao Wu
Alexander Stewart
Martin Stanton
Thomas McCauley
Walter Phillips
Daniel Kopans
Richard Moore
Jeffrey Eberhard
Beale Opsahl-Ong
Loren Niklason
Mark Williams

AAPM Honorary Membership

Mark P. Carol, M.D.
Paul C. Lauterbur, Ph.D.

AAPM Fellows

Larry E. Antonuk, Ph.D.
Caridad Borras, D.Sc.
Karen E. Breitman, B.S.
Michael J. Bronskill, Ph.D.
Heang-Ping Chan, Ph.D.
Jerome G. Dare, Ph.D.
Dick J. Drost, Ph.D.
Marc Edwards, Ph.D.
B. Gino Fallone, Ph.D.
Mitchell M. Goodsitt, Ph.D.
Edward F. Jackson, Ph.D.
Ponnunni K. Kartha, M.S.
Daniel A. Low, Ph.D.
Marlene H.P. McKetty, Ph.D.
Charles E. Metz, Ph.D.
Douglas R. Shearer, Ph.D.
John W. Wong, Ph.D.

Recognition of AAPM Service

Martin S. Weinhous, Ph.D.
John S. Laughlin, Ph.D.

Special Award for Outstanding Service to the AAPM

Carl J. Vyborny, M.D., Ph.D.

Award for Achievement in Medical Physics

Donald E. Herbert, Ph.D.

William D. Coolidge Award

C. Clifton Ling, Ph.D.

Closing Remarks

Reception immediately following in the Allegheny Foyer of the Westin.


William D. Coolidge Award

The AAPM's highest honor is presented to a member who has exhibited a distinguished career in medical physics, and who has exerted a significant impact on the practice of medical physics.

William D. Coolidge Award Recipients

1972 William D. Coolidge 1989 William R. Hendee
1973 Robert J. Shalek 1990 Peter R. Almond
1974 John S. Laughlin 1991 Moses A. Greenfield
1975 Marvin M.D. Williams 1992 Nagalingam Suntharalingam
1976 Harold E. Johns 1993 Colin G. Orton
1977 Edith E. Quimby 1994 F. H. Attix
1978 Lawrence H. Lanzl 1995 Robert Loevinger
1979 Herbert M. Parker 1996 Leonard Stanton
1980 John R. Cameron 1997 James A. Purdy
1981 James G. Kereiakes 1998 Bengt E. Bjarngard
1982 Gail D. Adams 1999 Faiz M. Khan
1983 Edward W. Webster 2000 Lowell L. Anderson
1984 Robley D. Evans 2001 Ravinder Nath
1985 Jack S. Krohmer 2002 Bhudatt R. Paliwal
1986 Warren K. Sinclair 2003 Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1987 Gordon L. Brownell 2004 C. Clifton Ling
1988 John R. Cunningham    

Award for Achievement in Medical Physics

The Achievement Award denotes outstanding career achievement in medical physics practice, education, or organizational affairs and professional activities.


AAPM Fellowship

The category of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions in research, education, and leadership in the medical physics community.


C. Clifton Ling, Ph.D. AAPM William D. Coolidge Recipient for 2004
C. Clifton Ling, Ph.D.

C. Clifton Ling received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1971. He then entered radiation biophysics and medical physics as a Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Since then, he has held academic appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, George Washington University Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, and is currently the Enid A. Haupt Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor of Radiology (Physics), Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Ling has been an active participant in professional activities within the AAPM. He served on the Board of Directors (82-87), chaired the Scientific Program Committee (83-87) and Science Council (91-93), and participated in numerous committees and task groups. He also contributed in many other societies, serving as chair of the ASTRO Radiation Physics Committee, as a Councilor in Physics in Radiation Research Society, and was on grant review panels of both the U.S. and Canadian National Cancer Institutes. He has been on the editorial boards of Medical Physics, International Journal of Radiation Oncology/Biology/Physics, Radiotherapy Oncology, Seminars in Radiation Oncology, Radiation Research, and Radiographics.

Dr. Ling has received numerous honors and awards, including Honorary Member of the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology Oncology, Evan and Marion Helfaer Distinguished Lectureship of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Ray Bush Visiting Professor of Princess Margaret Hospital and Ontario Cancer Institute, Suntharalingam Lecturer of Thomas Jefferson University, Speaker of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ira Spiro Visiting Professor of Harvard Medical School, Franz Buschke Lecturer of University of California, San Francisco, and in 2003 keynote speaker at the UK Radiation Oncology Society and Japan Radiological Society annual meetings.

Dr. Ling’s research interest range from the fundamentals of cancer radiation biology to optimized radiation treatment planning and delivery, and more recently biological and molecular imaging as applied to cancer management. He has contributed to brachytherapy dosimetry, particularly of I-125 seeds. In collaboration with scientists and clinicians, they have participated in the development of 3D-CRT and IMRT, and ushered in the wide-spread use of these advance techniques. In biological research Dr. Ling has studied the oxygen effect, dose rate effects and the repair of sublethal damage, hypoxic cell radiosensitization, radiation induced carcinogenesis and apoptosis, and the effects of oncogenes on radiosensitivity. At present, his laboratory is focusing on the biological basis of molecular and functional imaging. Dr. Ling has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and over 30 chapters in books and proceedings. He has been the principal investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, and American Cancer Society.


Donald E. Herbert, Ph.D. AAPM Award for Achievement in Medical Physics
Donald E. Herbert, Ph.D.

Donald Herbert received his Ph.D. from University of London in 1967 as a Special Research Fellow of the US National Cancer Institute. (Previous studies were at Carnegie-Mellon, Northwestern, Oklahoma, and Johns Hopkins). He returned from London to Colorado Springs (He had been an assistant professor of physics at Colorado College 1961-1964) and joined Penrose Cancer Hospital (1967-1975). Presently, he is Professor of Radiology and Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core Unit at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is an AAPM Fellow and a former Associate Editor of Medical Physics. He chaired the AAPM First Midyear Topical Symposium on statistical modeling, the AAPM-sponsored workshop on nonlinear dynamics, two AAPM standing committees and three task groups. He was co-editor of and major contributor to the proceedings of the symposium, workshop and five international conferences. He was a Visiting Scientist at the AAPM Radiological Physics Center (Houston) and an AAPM-IPEM Visiting Lecturer (United Kingdom). He has been a statistical consultant to various organizations including the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1980-1983), a member of the US National Academy of Sciences BEIR V Committee (1986-1990), and a co-author of their BEIR V report. He is an author of over 70 publications in books, journals, reports and proceedings of conferences (including over 1400 pages as sole author) and has given over 80 presentations (including refresher courses at AAPM, ASTRO and RSNA) that encompass a broad range of studies in both basic and clinical medical sciences and draw upon an extensive repertoire of advanced mathematical and statistical concepts, insights, models and methods. His current projects include a lecture series on modeling, a monograph on nonlinear dynamics and a pilot program in data-mining.


Carl J. Vyborny, M.D., Ph.D. Special Award for Outstanding Service to the AAPM
Carl J. Vyborny, M.D., Ph.D.

Carl J. Vyborny, M.D., Ph.D., whose life (1950-2004) was cut short by lung cancer, was both a radiologist and medical physicist, and contributed uniquely to the understanding of the physical aspects of image quality and to the clinical usage of computer-aided diagnosis. Dr. Vyborny received bachelor and masters degrees in physics from University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in medical physics and an M.D. with honors from University of Chicago. As a radiologist at LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Illinois, he was P.I. for the first Chicagoland clinical trial of mammographic CAD and for one of the sites for the ACRIN Digital Mammography Imaging Screening Trial. He served as Radiation Safety Officer at two hospitals and on the Illinois Radiation Protection Advisory Council. As a Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago, Dr. Vyborny actively advised medical physics Ph.D. graduate students and helped train radiology residents on the physics of radiographic image quality. Dr. Vyborny participated in the creation of the Mammography Accreditation Program of the ACR and, as an original member of the Academy of Radiology Research, in the efforts to establish the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. He was lead author on the 2003 International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurement report, ICRU Report 70, "Image Quality in Chest Radiography", which will be used for many years by both medical physicists and radiologists. Dr. Vyborny was a fellow of the AAPM, the SBI, and the ACR. He received the Distinguished Service Award Gold Medal from the Chicago Radiological Society.


New AAPM Fellows

Larry E. Antonuk, Ph.D.Larry E. Antonuk, Ph.D.

Larry Antonuk received his PhD degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Alberta in 1981. He performed nuclear research at the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) and at Saclay (France) from 1981-1986. In 1987, he joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan, rising to the rank of Professor in 2001. He founded the flat-panel imaging group at Michigan in 1987 and devotes the majority of his research efforts to his research in x-ray imaging technologies focusing on radiotherapy, radiography, fluoroscopy, and mammography. Dr. Antonuk, along with his colleague and friend Dr. Robert Street of Xerox, PARC, was an early proponent of the concept of applying active-matrix addressing to the problem of x-ray imagers. His extensive work in the field has helped to inspire significant academic, clinical and industrial interest in active-matrix, flat-panel imagers to the extent that these devices are now used routinely in a wide variety of clinical settings.

Caridad Borrás, D.Sc.Caridad Borrás, D.Sc.

Cari Borrás has a Doctor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona, Spain. She did her thesis at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), Philadelphia, as a Fulbright scholar. She is certified in Radiological Physics (ABR) and in Medical Health Physics (ABMP). She worked as a radiological physicist at the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, Barcelona; at TJU; at the West Coast Cancer Foundation, San Francisco, and at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Washington, DC. She is currently Senior Scientist and Director of Special Programs at The Institute for Radiological Image Sciences, Frederick, MD; Adjunct Assistant Professor (Radiology) at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC, and consultant for PAHO/WHO and IAEA. She is an ACR Fellow and a founding member of the Spanish (SEFM) and the Latin American Medical Physics Societies. In 2003 she was awarded SEFM’s Gold Medal.

Karen E. Breitman, B.Sc. Karen E. Breitman, B.Sc.

Karen Breitman entered the field of medical physics at the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation in Winnipeg, finding here an exciting multi-disciplinary area where an education in physics can be combined with an interest in medicine and biological sciences. She worked there for many years as a clinical medical physicist before joining the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary where she is currently a senior medical physicist. At the TBCC, she also served terms as Director and Acting Director of Medical Physics. She is board certified in radiation oncology by the ABMP and is a fellow of the CCPM. With appointments at the University of Manitoba and the University of Calgary, she has been involved with the education and training of radiation therapists, residents and medical physics graduate students. She has served in leadership, executive and committee roles for several medical physics scientific and certification organizations in Canada as well as in the AAPM.

Michael J. Bronskill, Ph.D.Michael J. Bronskill, Ph.D.

Michael Bronskill was born in Toronto, Canada. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto in 1966, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto in 1968 and 1970, respectively. From 1970 to ‘71, he held an MRC Centennial Fellowship at the Max Planck Institut fur biophysikalische Chemie in Gottingen, Germany. In late 1971 he returned to the Ontario Cancer Institute as a Scientist in the Physics Division, where he remained until 1990. He is presently Senior Scientist and Director of Imaging Research at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical Biophysics, cross-appointed to Physics and Medical Imaging. He has published over 120 papers, mainly on MRI techniques and their applications in biophysics and medicine. His current research focuses on the use of MRI for interventional procedures, particularly for thermal therapies.

Heang-Ping Chan, Ph.D.Heang-Ping Chan, Ph.D.

Heang-Ping Chan received her Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics at the University of Chicago in 1981. Her early research concentrated on the investigation of the properties of scattered radiation, the performance of antiscatter grids, and the energy responses of x-ray detectors. She later extended her interests to the development of imaging techniques in mammography and chest radiography. She began research in digital image processing in 1983 and CAD in 1985. Her interests in mammography and CAD continue throughout her career. Her recent research includes the development of stereomammography technique, development of CAD systems for breast cancer detection in mammography, ultrasonography, and digital tomosynthesis mammography, and development of CAD systems for lung cancer and pulmonary embolism detection. Her research has been supported by the American Cancer Society, the Whitaker Foundation, the NIH and the USAMRMC. She has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Jerome G. Dare, Ph.D. Jerome G. Dare, Ph.D.

Dr. Jerome G. Dare received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1986. Jerry is currently retired from his position at Ohio State University as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Radiology. Of significance to AAPM is his contribution to the educational and professional aspects of our Society. He has served as a member of many committees in all aspects - professional, educational, and scientific - of the AAPM. In addition, he has been an exemplary and active medical physics representative with ACR, SNM, and HPS. He was an advisor to the State of Ohio regarding various medical and health physics issues. Jerry continues to contribute to the AAPM in his retirement as current chairman of the History Committee and his appointment as Associate AAPM Historian for Photography.

Dick J. Drost, Ph.D.Dick J. Drost, Ph.D.

Dick Drost received his PhD degree in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto in 1983 and joined the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at St. Joseph's Health Centre, a teaching hospital with the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is currently a professor in the same department as well as the departments of Medical Biophysics and Psychiatry. His research interests include the application of in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy in mental health, with more than 48 peer reviewed publications. He has served on the AAPM MR committee including task groups on MR spectroscopy, MR safety, and MR acceptance testing.

Marc Edwards, Ph.D.Marc Edwards, Ph.D.

Dr. Marc Edwards received his B.S. in physics from UCLA in 1970. At the Univ. of Colo., he received an M.S. in nuclear physics and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics. Dr. Edwards joined the faculty of the Radiology Dept of the Univ. of Missouri in 1976. He received ABR certification in Diag. and Ther. Physics in 1980. At MU he taught radiology residents, and helped establish the Medical Physics graduate program. He directed and/or helped direct 15 medical physics grad students. Dr. Edwards has published 18 peer reviewed articles, 6 book chapters and co-edited one book. Since leaving academia, Dr. Edwards has been involved in clinical radiation oncology physics, but, through joint appointments, has continued to teach residents, technologists and dosimetrists. He has served the AAPM and ACR through participation in committees on education and training. He has been active in NCRP committees and has been an NCRP Council Member. Dr. Edwards also enjoys contributing to the ABR as an oral examiner.

B. Gino Fallone, Ph.D.B. Gino Fallone, Ph.D.

B. Gino Fallone has a PhD (Physics, McGill, 1983) under E.B. Podgorsak. He is certified by the CCPM (Fellow) and the ABMP. He was Assistant Professor (1985-88) at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was Associate Professor at McGill from 1988-99. From 1999 until present, he is Professor and Director of the Medical Physics Division (Dept. of Oncology), Professor, Physics Dept. at the University of Alberta (UofA), and the Director, Medical Physics Department, Cross Cancer Institute. He developed and is Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Prg. at the UofA that has been accredited by CAMPEP. He is the recipient of over $30M in grants as PI, has directly supervised over 20 graduate students and co-supervised many others, has over 120 peer-reviewed papers and proceedings, 116 abstracts, 68 posters and 154 presentations, and several patents. He has served as Secretary and Chair of COMP, and on the Board and Chief Examiner of the CCPM, and Associate Editor of Medical Physics.

Mitchell M. Goodsitt, Ph.D. Mitchell M. Goodsitt, Ph.D.

Mitch Goodsitt received his Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1982. From 1982-1986, he was an Assistant in Physics at MGH in Boston. From 1986-1992 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Since 1992, he has been an Associate/Full Professor of Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan. His research interests include the development of 1) a 3-D model for generating the texture in ultrasound images, 2) a dual-energy QCT method for estimating bone and fat content, 3) a virtual 3-D cursor for measuring distances in stereo mammograms, 4) automated spot mammography, and 5) combined x-ray and ultrasound imaging of the breast. He has co-authored 65 peer-reviewed papers. He was the first author of the AAPM Ultrasound Task Group No. 1 report on ultrasound quality control. He was the co-director of the scientific programs at the 1996 and 1997 AAPM meetings. He is certified in Diagnostic Radiologic Physics by the ABR.

Edward F. Jackson, Ph.D.Edward F. Jackson, Ph.D.

Edward Jackson received his BS and MS degrees from Auburn University and his PhD degree from The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). Dr. Jackson has served as member or chair of several AAPM committees and task groups, serves as Chair of the ACR MR Physics Subcommittee, and is a member of the CAMPEP Graduate Education Program Review Committee. He is board certified by the ABR in Diagnostic Physics and by the ABMP in MRI Physics. Dr. Jackson has served as a frequent lecturer and/or co-director of continuing education or refresher courses for the AAPM, RSNA, and ACR. He is currently Deputy Director of the Graduate Medical Physics Program at the University of Texas GSBS and Deputy Chair ad interim of the Department of Imaging Physics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He has served as PI or Co-PI for 16 grants and/or contracts in the past five years, and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters.

Ponnunni K. Kartha, M.S.Ponnunni K. Kartha, M.S.

Ponnunni Kartha received his MSc from the University of Kerala, India and became a medical physicist in 1961 at the Cancer Institute there. He was awarded an International Fellowship to attend the University of Wisconsin under Professor Cameron (1964-65). He joined Rush University as the first fulltime therapy physicist in 1970 and has been an Associate Professor at Rush University since 1975. He has obtained ABR certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics (1975), ABMP certification (1991) and ACR. He has trained over 25 graduate students in clinical therapy dosimetry and practices. Dr. Kartha has been very active in the ACR, including site visiting more than 50 radiation oncology practices for ACR accreditation in the last 12 years. He has pioneered research in set-up accuracy for patients treated with Cobalt-60 and linear accelerators, is the co-author of 38 publications, and has authored the book "DOSIMETRY WORK BOOK",one of the original practical guide for monitor unit calculations.

Daniel A. Low, Ph.D.Daniel A. Low, Ph.D.

Daniel Low received his Ph.D. in Experimental Intermediate Nuclear Physics from Indiana University in 1988. He was a postdoctoral fellow in radiation therapy physics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from 1988-1990, where he worked with Dr. Starkschall on the computer optimization and fabrication of electron bolus. Dr. Low joined Washington University at the Mallickrodt Institute of Radiology in the Division, later Department of Radiation Oncology as a clinical medical physicist, where he is now an Associate Professor with tenure. He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Physics and the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology Physics. Dr. Low has served in many capacities in the American AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee and IMRT Subcommittee. Dr. Low has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Marlene H.P. McKetty, Ph.D. Marlene H.P. McKetty, Ph.D.

Marlene H. McKetty, Ph.D. received her B.S. degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of the W.I.; M.S. & Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida in Medical Physics. On graduating, she worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital Department of Radiation Therapy in New York and now at Howard University Hospital Department of Radiology where she is the chief physicist and Assistant Professor. She is certified by the ABR in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and Diagnostic Radiological Physics and certified by the ABMP in Diagnostic Imaging Physics. She chairs the Radiation Safety Committee at Howard University and has served as the RSO for the institution. She is active professionally in the ACR serving on several committees and is currently on the CAMPEP Board of Directors as a representative of ACR. She continues to serve on several AAPM committees and task groups. Her research interest is in breast cancer detection and treatment especially in the African-American population.

Charles E. Metz, Ph.D. Charles E. Metz, Ph.D.

Charles E. Metz earned his B.A. in physics from Bowdoin College in 1964 and his Ph.D. in radiological physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Joining the Department of Radiology at The University of Chicago as Instructor immediately thereafter, Dr. Metz was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1971, to Associate Professor in 1976 and to Professor in 1980. His research interests include image reconstruction from projections and the development of methodology for objective evaluation of diagnostic performance, with particular emphasis on receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. Dr. Metz is the author or a co-author of more than 200 scientific publications, and ROC software developed by his group is now used by more than 6000 laboratories around the world. In 1995 Dr. Metz received the first annual Kurt Rossmann Award for Excellence in Teaching by vote of students in The University of Chicago's Graduate Programs in Medical Physics.

Douglas R. Shearer, Ph.D. Douglas R. Shearer, Ph.D.

Douglas Shearer was born in Australia and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland where he obtained a B.Sc in Natural Philosophy. After 2 years of global hitch hiking and another 2 as apprentice Medical Physicist in Birmingham, England, Doug obtained MSc and PhD degrees in Radiation Physics from London University under Professor Josef Rotblat. Following another 2 years in Rochester, England as the medical physicist he and his wife sailed a small boat from England to Cleveland to take up a position at Lutheran Medical Center as the Hospital Physicist. In 1976 Colin Orton invited him to join the Medical Physics group at Rhode Island Hospital where he remains to this day-escaping only once every 2 years for a single-handed sailboat trip to Bermuda. One day he hopes to just keep going. He has been involved in more than a dozen AAPM related committees and activities, including terms on the AAPM Board and Science Council. His professional achievements include more than forty scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and five books.

John W. Wong, Ph.D.John W. Wong, Ph.D.

Dr. Wong received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1982. He is director of clinical physics and technical services at William Beaumont Hospital. Before that, he was an associate professor of radiation physics at Washington University. He is active in the hospital's mentoring program for radiation oncology residents, fellows and graduate students. As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Wong is dedicated to improving therapy and outcome for patients with cancer. For the past two decades, he has been active in the development of treatment planning and imaging tools. Dr. Wong authored more than 200 scientific journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Wong is a former member of the NCI's Radiation Study Section and has an active research program supported by outside funding. In 2001, he received the George Eddelstyn Medal from the United Kingdom's Royal College of Radiology.


AAPM Honorary Memberships

Mark Carol, M.D. Mark Carol, M.D.

Mark Carol, a graduate of Amherst College, received his M.D. with distinction in research from the University of Rochester in 1978 and completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Maryland. After a number of years spent in clinical practice, Mark went on to found several medical device companies, including NOMOS, where he developed technology related to stereotactic surgery, holography-based image guided surgery, inverse treatment planning, intensity modulation radiation therapy, and image guided radiation therapy. Most recently he was the founder and CTO of the DxTx Corporation, a company that developed novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of early stage lung cancer. He currently is the CEO and founder of Enki, Inc., an early stage startup company focused on novel approaches to the delivery of radiation therapy for benign and malignant disease. Mark has published extensively in the fields of radiation therapy and neurosurgery and holds patents in radiation therapy, neurosurgery, and cardiology. He is married to Dr. Andrea Pirzkall, a radiation oncologist who has played a major role in defining the use of magnetic resonance image spectroscopy in treatment planning for brain tumors, and has a one year old son named Joseph.

Paul C. Lauterbur, Ph.D. Paul C. Lauterbur, Ph.D.

Professor Paul C. Lauterbur received his B.S. degree from Case Institute of Technology in 1951 and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962. In 1985 he joined the faculty at University of Illinois. He is the Center for Advanced Study Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology and Bioengineering, the Distinguished University Professor of Medical Information Sciences, and Professor, Beckman Institute. His research interests are in chemistry, especially its role in the origin of life. Dr. Lauterbur has received numerous awards including Eduard Rhein Foundation Technology Award, APS Prize in Biological Physics, Albert Lasker Clinical Research Award, Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Medal of Science, NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society, and the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (for seminal discoveries concerning the use of magnetic resonance to visualize different structures).


Farrington Daniels Award

The Farrington Daniels Award for the best paper on Radiation Dosimetry published in Medical Physics in 2003 is presented to:

Brad J. Warkentin
Stephen Steciw

Satyapal Rathee
B. Gino Fallone

for their paper entitled "Dosimetric IMRT verification with a flat-panel EPID," Medical Physics 30 (12) / 3143 - 3155, 2003.


Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award

The Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award for two of the best papers (other than Radiation Dosimetry) published in Medical Physics for 2003 is presented to:

Tao Wu
Alexander Stewart
Martin Stanton
Thomas McCauley
Walter Phillips
Daniel Kopans

Richard Moore
Jeffrey Eberhard
Beale Opsahl-Ong
Loren Niklason
Mark Williams

ffor their paper entitled, “Tomographic mammography using a limited number of low-dose cone-beam projection images,” Medical Physics 30 (3) 2003, pp. 365 - 380.


Congratulations to all of the Award Winners!