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2013 RRS Awards & Honors
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Failla Award:
Marilyn Stovall

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement:

I have 61-years of experience in radiation late effects and have collaborated with the Radiation Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute for more than 30 years. I am the director of the Late Effects Studies Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our research focuses on epidemiological studies of the late effects of radiation in humans. We participate in large national and international studies of radiation as a risk factor for tumor induction, organ dysfunction, genetic damage, and other late effects of radiation exposure. Populations include patients irradiated for therapy of malignant and benign tumors and for diagnostic tests, as well as medical workers occupationally exposed to radiation. To date, records for more than 100,000 patients from 350 institutions have been processed. These patients were irradiated as long ago as 1916, although most were irradiated from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Michael Fry Research Award: Nobuyuki Hamada
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry

Bio Statement

Nobuyuki Hamada was born in Japan in 1976. Earned a B.Sc in radiological sciences in 1999 from Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences. Awarded his M.Sc in 2001 and Ph.D in 2004 in pharmaceutical sciences from Nagasaki University. Was a visiting Ph.D student in 2003 in the Gray Cancer Institute. After trained as postdoc at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences and Tohoku University as well as COE associate professor in Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, he joined the CRIEPI in 2010 as a research scientist. He has authored or coauthored 69 publications in peer-reviewed international journals since 2001 and been an editorial board member for several journals. He has also been a member of the OECD/NEA/CRPPH Expert Group on Radiation Protection Science (EGRPS). His current interest centers on radiation carcinogenesis and cataractogenesis from the viewpoint of radiation biology and radiation protection.

Distinguished Service Award: Bruce Kimler

Primary Appointment:
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Bio Statement:

I was introduced to the radiation sciences in 1969 as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin; and realized immediately that I had found my career path. A Ph.D. in Zoology (Radiation Biology) in 1973 was followed by post-doc stints at Argonne National Laboratory and Thomas Jefferson University. In 1977, I joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center where I remain today. Over the years my research activities have progressed from bacterial spores (which are not really alive), to mammalian cells and populations of cells, to organized animal tissues (both normal and tumor), to whole animals, to human tissues (mostly malignant), to individual subjects on clinical trials, and finally to populations of humans. Even though I now spend most of my research time and effort on clinical trials of breast cancer chemoprevention, I daily utilize the analytic and quantitative rigor learned long ago in the radiation disciplines. I still consider myself a "radiation biologist”, with activities including teaching residents, reviewing manuscripts, serving on review panels, and of course, being involved with the Radiation Research Society. I have had the honor to function in many roles for and within the Society, and it has always been a labor of love. I consider it a distinct privilege to be able to serve the Radiation Research Society which has meant so much to me for so many years. I anticipate, and hope, that this will continue for many more.

Radiation Research Editors' Award : Jeremy Northum

Jeremy received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in 2013. His research interests include radiation transport modeling and dosimetry. He has interned at NIST and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division and has accepted a postdoctoral research position at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University.

Marie Curie Award:
Roy Kong-Kwan Lam

I am a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Physics and Materials Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. For the past two years, I have been a visiting student at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University working on my thesis project in elucidating the mechanism(s) and signaling pathways of radiation-induced non-targeted effects. Using serial back crossing, I generated a cyclooxygenase -2 (COX-2) knock out mouse strain in the gpt delta C57BL/6 background for my thesis work. I am very much honored to receive this prestigious award from the Radiation Research Society and it is a strong encouragement for me to pursue a career in radiological sciences under the Scholar-in-Training program.


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