Barnes will receive two awards at ASCO

During the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting held in Chicago, Illinois, May 31 – Jun 4, Justin Barnes, MD, will receive a Conquer Cancer Merit Award. This will be his third year in a row to receive this award! In addition, Dr. Barnes will also receive a Young Investigator Award, along with his mentors Dr. Joanna […]

Aaron Silvus, MS (Medical Physics PhD Program Student)

Aaron Silvus at microscope

Tell me about your background. I was born in Atlanta but moved to Lee’s Summit, a suburb of Kansas City, MO, at a fairly young age, so I’d say I am from KC. I started my bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in mechanical engineering but switched to physics in my second year. After […]

Karam named head of department (Links to an external site)

Sana D. Karam, MD, PhD, a renowned radiation oncologist widely known for cutting-edge cancer research that combines radiation therapy and immunotherapy to treat head and neck, and pancreatic tumors, has been named the James S. McDonnell Professor of Radiation Oncology and head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her appointment begins Oct. 1.

Curiel awarded $6.5M NIH grant (Links to an external site)

David Curiel, MD, PhD, professor of radiation oncology, and Washington University in St. Louis graduate student Paul Boucher have been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH for $6.5M over 5 years. Their research entitled “Vectored HIV Immunotherapy via in vivo B cell editing” aims to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV through in vivo CRISPR/Cas engineering of the B cell receptor.

Robinson receives Dean’s Impact Award

Cliff Robinson, MD has been selected to receive a 2024 Dean’s Impact Award from Washington University School of Medicine!

This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated enduring commitment to advancing the careers of others through exceptional mentorship and/or sponsorship.

Remembering Compton’s Discovery – 100 years later

In 1920, Arthur Holly Compton was appointed Wayman Crow Professor of Physics and head of the department of physics at Washington University in St. Louis. During that time, Compton did the experimental work that resulted in his being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927. His discovery, known as the “Compton effect” or “Compton […]

Thorstad is co-leader of new Siteman Head and Neck Tumor Center (Links to an external site)

Wade Thorstad, MD, our Chief of Head & Neck Cancer Service, co-leads the Siteman comprehensive Head & Neck Tumor Center. It is a collaborative, multispecialty practice of Washington University physicians and researchers whose mission is to provide cutting-edge care for patients with head and neck cancers as well as benign tumors and masses of the head and neck. 

Zhang awarded second R01 this year

Jin Zhang, PhD, has been awarded an NCI R01 Research Project Grant in the amount of $1,663,760 over a period of 5 years. The title of his work is “Integrating multi-omics, imaging, and longitudinal data to predict radiation response in cervical cancer”. This is the second R01 grant Dr. Zhang has been awarded during 2023.

Obituary: Carlos A. Perez, MD, emeritus professor of radiation oncology (Links to an external site)

In a medical career spanning 50 years, Dr. Perez made many contributions to radiation oncology research and is highly regarded for clinical management of patients with gynecologic tumors and cancers of the prostate, breast, and lung. He is an advocate of the human aspect of medicine, providing patients with a sense of compassion and understanding of their psychological and emotional needs.

Darafsheh awarded Siteman grant (Links to an external site)

Arash Darafsheh, PhD, has been awarded a grant for his work “High Spatiotemporal Resolution Radioluminescent Dosimetry of Proton FLASH Radiotherapy for Pre-Clinical Studies” from the Siteman Investment Program.

Chaudhuri and Semenkovich receive ASTRO award

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD & lead author, PSTP Fellow, Nick Semenkovich, MD, PhD, have just been selected to receive a 2023 ASTRO Annual Meeting Abstract Award, in the Clinical Category.

Their abstract is entitled “Circulating tumor DNA for early risk stratification of oligometastatic lung cancer”.

Wieczorek Villas Boas receives travel award

Cristian Wieczorek Villas Boas, PhD has been awarded a travel award from iSRS for his work titled “PET/CT Imaging of αvβ6 Integrin to Monitor Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis”. He will travel to Hawaii to present his work. Cristian is a member of the Dr. Buck Rogers Lab.

Curiel honored with award

Dr Curiel wins OTM award

David Curiel, MD, PhD, Professor of radiation oncology, has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year from the Washington University Office of Technology Management for his development of the Covid vaccine for nasal administration.

Earland awarded NIH F30 grant

Noah Earland, MSTP student at Washington University School of Medicine and a member of the Chaudhuri Lab in the Cancer Biology Department, was awarded an NIH F30 with a perfect score: Impact score = 15, Percentile = 1.

Zhang awarded NCI R01 grant

Jin Zhang, PhD, has been awarded an NCI R01 Research Project Grant in the amount of $1,621,283 over a period of 5 years. The title of his work is “HPV genomic structure in cervical cancer radiation response and recurrence detection”.