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E&R Fund - Lech Papiez Memorial Fund

Lech Papiez
A brilliant mathematician and AAPM member for over 20 years, Dr. Papiez was a native of Sosnowiec, Poland. He studied at the Uniwersytet Slaski Instytut Fizyki in Katowice, Poland where he earned a PhD in theoretical physics. He moved to Dublin, Ireland and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada before settling in Indiana. Dr. Papiez devoted his life to cancer research and pursued his life’s work at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He was a prominent researcher, professor, patent holder and extensively published medical physicist. He was instrumental in designing an extremely effective radiation treatment for early-stage lung cancer, saving countless lives as a result. Memorial Funds are governed by AAPM policy AP 99.