Executive Director Message - May 2023
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute remains a recognized world leader in the use of proton therapy for the treatment of pediatric cancers. It’s an area of great specialization, and we have a dedicated team of distinguished pediatric proton therapy experts who deliver the most advanced radiation therapy and state-of-the-art treatment protocols.
Daniel Indelicato, MD Awarded Prestigious Honorary Fellowship by The Royal College of Radiologists
Dr. Indelicato accepted the Fellowship diploma in person at the Royal College, London, on March 24, 2023. The RCR, established in 1975 awards Honorary Fellowships to outstanding individuals who have made notable contributions to, or promoted the interests of, clinical radiology or clinical oncology. It is the highest honor that can be awarded to an individual who is not a Fellow of the College.
Survivor Spotlight: Mollie Mulholland
“It’s hard to have hope in the middle of a storm like the cancer diagnosis of your child. However, proton therapy was the key to Mollie’s survival. We got the best treatment available to her,” said parents Fiona and Declan Mulholland during a follow-up visit in Jacksonville more than four years after their daughter’s treatment for a rare tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma.
Walter and Yvonne Wood Resting Room Opens for Patients
As the parent of an adult who was treated for cancer, Yvonne Wood has witnessed the often challenging therapies patients must face. With an understanding of how trying treatment can be, Mrs. Wood recently made a unique gift to UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, which has funded the creation of a space for patients to find much-needed comfort and rest.
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Hosts Local STEM High School Students
More than 20 STEM high school students, teachers and visitors recently attended a tour at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute to learn about the breadth of medical career opportunities. The Andrew Jackson High School and First Coast High School students included most grade levels, as well as several from a physics class, some from the medical magnet choice program, and others were early college program freshmen.
Proton Therapy News Brief Roundup
Catch up on news and developments at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.
- Physicians and Physicists Receive Awards
- Eric Brooks, MD, MHS, on First Coast Living
- Author Ron Nelson's New Book