Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine and active member of the Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU School of Medicine, announced that he will step down as chair after nearly 16 years of outstanding service, effective July 1, 2021. Dean Sharon Anderson will soon announce an interim chair. Read Dr. Thomas' full statement here

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Rad Onc Virtual Education Rotation (ROVER): June 25, 2021

GI Panel (for medical students)

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Rubinstein Research Retreat: October 30, 2021

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The Department of Radiation Medicine and the University of Washington's Department of Radiation Oncology are proud to host the Pacific Northwest Workshop on Methods in Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials. Details available here

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The Department of Radiation Medicine's 14th annual Rubinstein Research Retreat is scheduled for October 30, 2021. The retreat is an opportunity to share major research activities and approaches with a research-focused audience. This year's retreat will be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual attendance. We will continue to monitor the OHSU COVID-19 event policy and adjust accordingly. To register, visit:

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June 12, 2021

Members of the Department of Radiation Medicine hosted the 1st Annual Rad-Med Triathlon at George Rogers Park Beach in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The triathlon included a one mile swim, a 20 mile bike ride through wine country and a 3.2 mile run.

June 5, 2021

Stephanie Junell, Ph.D., assistant professor and medical physicist, has been appointed to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Working Group on Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) Manager and Executive Development (WGMPLAME). This working group  is charged with development of materials, methods and educational opportunities to assist medical physicists who currently work or desire to work in a leadership role in healthcare. 

June 3, 2021

Congratulations to the Department of Radiation Medicine faculty and graduates on passing their American Board of Radiology oral exams.

Medical Physics Part 3 (Oral) ExamKyle Gallagher, Ph.D., Michelle Okenzie, M.S. and Ross Brody, Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology Certifying (Oral) ExamChristie Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Jenna Kahn, M.D., Kiri Cook, M.D., Pehr Hartvigson, M.D. and Simon Brown, M.D.

May 18, 2021

OHSU has approved visiting students for academic year 2021/2022. The Department of Radiation Medicine will begin welcoming visiting students in June 2021. Our 2021/2022 electives are:

RADT 710RE - VIRTUAL Radiation Oncology and RADT 709A - Radiation Medicine  

Applications will be accepted via Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). 

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