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Ad hoc Advisory Committee to Explore Future Directions in the Science of Physics in Medicine (AHFDS)

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To consider evolving areas of biomedical science where it will be strategic for AAPM to have a role in the next decade, and to recommend investments AAPM can make to facilitate our success in those arenas.  In particular, the committee should do the following:
  • Consider how the application of physics to medicine might change over the coming 10-20 years.  Identify areas of biomedical science that will most likely be impacted by these applications.
  • Identify key areas of biomedical science where it would be valuable for AAPM to have a prominent leadership role over the next 10-20 years.
  • Evaluate opportunities and benefits to AAPM, and the field of medical physics more broadly, from expanding into these new areas of science or practice.
  • Evaluate risks to AAPM, and the field of medical physics more broadly, if the field does not adapt to these evolving directions in medicine.
  • Make recommendations for how AAPM can facilitate our moving into these new areas.  These recommendations may include
    • Financial investments from AAPM reserves to jumpstart new initiatives
    • Investment in seed grants to help members establish themselves in these new areas
    • Formation of exploratory committees in new areas of science
    • Making connections with other scientific organizations to find areas of mutual interest and synergy, especially in areas not traditionally associated with medical physics
    • Potential grant applications, similar to the recent MIDRC initiative
    • Any new committee, TG, or WG structures needed to promote this work
    • Any anticipated requirements to educate AAPM membership about the importance and opportunities of these new initiatives
    • Other areas, as suggested by the committee
By-Laws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s):5/7/2021
Committee Keywords: No Keywords Entered

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John Hazle
Committee Chair

2023 Roster

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 12 voting members.

up-to-dateMagdalena Bazalova-Carter, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateRebecca Fahrig, PhD

5/13/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateMaryellen L. Giger, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateJohn D. Hazle, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Committee Chair

up-to-dateRobert Jeraj, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-datePaul E. Kinahan, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateThomas R. Mackie, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateCharles S. Mayo, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateWilfred F. Ngwa, PhD

5/17/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateJoann I. Prisciandaro, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateDee H. Wu, PhD

5/21/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member

up-to-dateLei Xing, PhD

5/7/2021 - 1/31/2023 Member
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 3 non-voting members and guests.

up-to-dateKeyvan Farahani, PhD

5/21/2021 - 1/31/2023 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateKelly Horne

3/21/2022 - 1/31/2023 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateNimmi Ramanujam

6/3/2021 - 1/31/2023 Consultant (nonvoting)
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