Executive Director Message - August 2020
It’s easy to see why 99 percent of patients say their treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is excellent when you consider the expertise of the physicians and staff who deliver the care. Our radiation oncologists are recognized by their peers around the globe and in our community for their innovation, leadership, scholarship and clinical care. Several were honored with prestigious awards in 2020, and we congratulate them on their achievements.
Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO – 2020 David A. Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence
The UF College of Medicine carries on the legacy of David A. Paulus, MD, with an annual recognition of a faculty member who best demonstrates his ideals of clinical excellence: making a difference for patient care; an unfailing moral compass; engagement at every level of patient care; and championing teamwork. Mendenhall, medical director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and professor and associate chair of the UF Department of Radiation Oncology, is a driving force behind advances in radiotherapy, including proton therapy, to improve cancer patient outcomes. Read more about her remarkable contributions to patient care.
William M. Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO – 2020 UF College of Medicine Faculty Council Lifetime Achievement Award
The UF College of Medicine faculty give the Lifetime Achievement Award to their most outstanding, active peers who have devoted 10 or more years of extraordinary service. Honorees have made significant contributions in their field of medicine. Through their achievements, they have expanded the national reputation of the College. Mendenhall, professor in the UF Department of Radiation Oncology and radiation oncologist at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, is internationally renowned as the leading expert in radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Read more about his exceptional impact on patient care.
Raymond B. Mailhot, MD, MPH – American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award
The Young Investigator Award is a one-year grant of $50,000 awarded by the Conquer Cancer Global Oncology Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The prestigious award recognizes and enables promising investigators to conduct quality research in clinical oncology. Mailhot, assistant professor in the UF Department of Radiation Oncology and a radiation oncologist at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, is focusing this research project on addressing disparities in pediatric cancer outcomes through a targeted educational program for radiation oncologists in Mexico. Read more about his ongoing work and its impact on improving health outcomes in minority populations.