June 15, 2010
The global services division of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) has made several new appointments. A. Collier Smyth, MD, has been named director, medical strategy; Debbie Haynes has been named senior director, development strategy and operations; and Carol Greenlees, PhD (left), is the senior director, global clinical operations. Dr. Smith comes to the institute in Nashville, Tenn., from Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ms. Haynes was previously with Genentech UK while Dr. Greenlees comes from Antisoma Research Limited.
ASTRO has named David Larson, MD, PhD, FASTRO, as a 2010 gold medalists for his contribution to the field of radiation oncology, including research, clinical care, teaching and service. Dr. Larson is a former ASTRO president and is currently a professor in the departments of radiation oncology and neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He also is co-director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif. Dr. Larson will receive his award at the ASTRO 2010 meeting in San Diego.
Stephen Fesik, PhD (right), has been named the inaugural recipient of the Orrin H. Ingram II Chair in Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He is a professor of biochemistry, pharmacology, and chemistry at the university. The chair is funded through a gift from Mr. Ingram, chair of the board of overseers of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Neal J. Meropol, MD, has been appointed chief of the division of hematology and oncology in the department of medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Dr. Meropol is also the associate director for clinical research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Christopher Pelloski, MD, will serve as the director of pediatric radiation oncology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus. He also will serve as director of the radiation oncology residency program and medical student education.
Eleanor E. Harris, MD (left), clinical director and residency program director for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center’s radiation oncology program, has been accepted to the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. Dr. Harris also is the section chief of the breast and gynecologic clinical and research divisions at the center based in Tampa, Fla. ELAM a program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine n Philadelphia.
Howard S. Hochster, MD, has been appointed professor of medicine in medical oncology and medical director of gastrointestinal oncology at the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in Connecticut. He also will serve as the associate director of clinical research. Dr. Hochster comes to the cancer center from New York University School of Medicine and the NYU Cancer Institute.
ASTRO has chosen William McBride, DSc, PhD, as a 2010 gold medalist for his contribution to the field of radiation oncology. He is a former member of the ASTRO board of directors and is currently a professor and vice-chair of research for the department of radiation oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles. A native of Scotland, he was previously a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. McBride will receive his award at the ASTRO 2010 meeting in San Diego.
Iain BeeHuat Tan, MBBS, received a Young Investigator Award at ASCO 2010. Dr. Tan is based at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore and is the recipient of a one-year, $50,000 grant.
Cesar Sanchez, MD, from the Hospital Clnico Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile in Santiago, has been awarded a Long-term International Fellowship from ASCO. Dr. Sanchez will carry out his fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.
The following physicians have been awarded 2010 ASCO International Development and Education Awards: Motasem M. Al-Hanaqta, MD, from King Hussein Medical City, Royal Medical Services in Jordan; Clarissa S. Baldotto, MD, from the Brazilian National Cancer Institute; Yanin Chvarri Guerra, MD, from the National Institute of Medical Sciences & Nutrition Salvador Zubirn in Mexico; Mustapha Abubakar Jamda, MBBS, MPH, FMCPH, from the College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja in Nigeria; Nehal R. Khanna, MD, from the Tata Memorial Center in India; Song Dong, PhD, from the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, Guangdong General Hospital, in China; Iwona Lugowska, MD, PhD, from the Institute of Mother and Child in Poland.