February 26, 2018

Local news station KGW broadcasted a story about the VERT project - see the video on the KGW website.

January 18, 2018

Refinery29 identified radiation therapy as among the "10 Dream Jobs For Millennials Seeking Lower Stress & Good Pay." Check out the October 2017 article.

December 29, 2017

The cure today magazine website picked up the VERT project story first written about by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Read the cure today story online.

December 21, 2017

Local news outlet KATU published and broadcasted a story about the VERT project. Check out the story and video on their website.

November 15, 2017

The Radiation Therapy Program and the OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine collaborated to bring the VERT to Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center. The project, spearheaded by Program Director Kristi Tonning, MS, RT(T) and Department Chair Charles R. Thomas Jr., MD, uses this 3D technology as a patient education tool. Check out the full OHSU press release as well as the story on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).

The VERT can be used for patient education in radiation therapy treatment.

August 4, 2017

The Radiation Therapy Program Class of 2017 graduated on Friday, August 4th, 2017. Seven students received degrees from the program this year. Our graduation celebration was held at the Elephants Delicatessen Corbett room with 90 family members, friends, and faculty members attending. Congratulations to our graduates!Radiation Therapy Program Class of 2017Dr. Charlotte Kubicky delivers the graduation address.Radiation Therapy students receive their diplomas.

June 4, 2017

On Sunday, June 4th, 2017 the senior class of radiation therapy students participated in the Oregon Health & Science University convocation ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center. Over 1,200 students are graduating from OHSU programs in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. A School of Medicine – Graduate Studies Hooding & Completion Ceremony followed the institution-wide convocation ceremony. This was the first year the School of Medicine hosted separate ceremonies for Graduate Studies and Doctor of Medicine graduates.

Our students will officially graduate in early August at the Radiation Therapy Program graduation celebration.

Congratulations to the new graduates!

February 6, 2017

On Monday, February 6th, 2017 over 40 friends, colleagues, and former students gathered to celebrate the life and career of the late Anne Maddeford, Director Emeritus of the Radiation Therapy Program. The Radiation Therapy Program honored Anne's legacy by dedicating a classroom in her name, the Anne Maddeford Radiation Therapy Virtual Classroom.

The Anne Maddeford Radiation Therapy Virtual Classroom, located in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), houses the program's VERT™ equipment. Anne was a pioneer of the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program; she transformed the program from a certificate into a bachelor's degree program in the 1990s, and her early efforts to bring this technology to OHSU led to the program acquiring the VERT™ in 2016.

Speakers included Program Director Kristi Tonning, Dr.Kenneth Stevens, Barb Agrimson '85, Rebecca Botaitis '06, and Aaron Martin '10. A reception followed the memorial and room dedication ceremony.

The Anne Maddeford Radiation Therapy Virtual Classroom houses the program VERT.Attendees of the February 6 room dedication event in honor of Anne Maddeford.

January 20, 2017

Room dedication in memory of Anne Maddeford, Director Emeritus of the Radiation Therapy Program

Classroom dedication in honor of Anne Maddeford

Older News Updates


September 7, 2016

U.S. News ranked Radiation Therapist as #22 on its Best Health Care Jobs ranking, citing below average stress levels and above average flexibility. Included in the position overview is an interview with OHSU's Dorothy Hargrove, Chief Radiation Therapist in the Department of Radiation Medicine! Check it out here.

August 22, 2016

Anne Maddeford, Director Emeritus of the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program passed away on August 20th, 2016 after being ill for quite some time.

Anne was the director of the OHSU Radiation Therapy Program for over 20 years, and transformed it from an associate program to a bachelor's degree in 1994. She dedicated much of her life to Radiation Therapy and her students, for which we are deeply grateful.  Anne was instrumental in educating and mentoring most of the Radiation Therapists still practicing in Oregon today. Countless lives have been touched by her passion and dedication.

We have lost a friend and valued colleague.

August 5, 2016

The Radiation Therapy Program Class of 2016 graduated on Friday, August 5th, 2016. One hundred family members and friends attended the commencement ceremony and reception at the Elephants Delicatessen Corbett Room. Congratulations to our new graduates!

Program Director Kristi Tonning

Class speaker Kaci Ruby Commencement speaker Dr. John HollandRadiation Therapy Program Class of 2016

July 5, 2016

Maria Thompson started as the new Clinical Coordinator for the Radiation Therapy Program. Maria graduated from the program in 2007 and previously worked for Legacy Good Samaritan before joining the Radiation Therapy Program. Welcome to the team, Maria!

July 1, 2016

Linda Yates officially retired after 15 years as Clinical Coordinator. She will continue to work for the program part-time for two months as Maria Thompson adjusts to her role as the new Clinical Coordinator. Congratulations, Linda, and thank you for your continued dedication to the Radiation Therapy Program!

June 1, 2016

You can find our director, Kristi Tonning, listed among the "15 Professors of Radiation Therapy to Know!" Check out the list here. Congratulations, Kristi!

May 25, 2016

Doernbecher and Radiation Therapy Program Collaboration

We are excited to announce that on May 25th the Radiation Therapy students gave the children's area in the Radiation Medicine waiting room a make-over.

We thank Doernbecher Child Life Specialists, OHSU Volunteers and others for their time and donations towards providing a cozy area for our young patients.  


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Our Student Volunteers

Senior radiation therapy students

May 10, 2016

We are excited to announce the installation of Virtual Environment for Radiation Therapy Training (VERT) software in one of our classrooms. Installation will take place June 14th through June 17th. See the promotional video.


November 5, 2015

We thank Dr. Carol Marquez for her successes over many years as a Radiation Oncologist and the Medical Director for the Radiation Therapy Program.

Dr. Charlotte Kubicky named Medical Director of the Radiation Therapy Program.

July 27, 2015

Kristi Linnea Tonning started as the new Director for the Radiation Therapy Program.

Anne Maddeford retired after over 20 years as the Radiation Therapy Program Director. We are grateful to Anne for her many years of work and the wonderful contributions she made to the program.