John Yuhas Memorial Lecture Series

Dr. John M. Yuhas

Dr. John M. YuhasDr. John M. Yuhas joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 when Dr. Robert Goodman was the chair of the department. He conducted research here and was building a laboratory team when he died in 1984. John received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Maryland where he was the recipient of a N.A.S.A. Fellowship, and began his work in radiation research under a grant from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He continued this research at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and subsequently at The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee. When the focus of his work began to concentrate in cancer therapy and carcinogenesis, he joined the Cancer Center at the University of New Mexico under Director Dr. Morton Kligerman. He left New Mexico, returning to his east coast roots and joining the University of Pennsylvania.


Award Recipient


Kathryn D. Held, PhD
Associate Radiation Biologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
President, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
Award Lecture: Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Bradly G. Wouters, BEng, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Executive Vice President, Science and Research
University Health Network
Award Lecture: Friday, April 29, 2022, “Oxygen Sensitive Signalling Pathways and Their Contribution to Phenotypic Diversity”


Sandra Demaria, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology and Pathology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Award Lecture: Tuesday, April 16, 2019,  "A new role for radiation therapy in the era of cancer immunotherapy" JMEC Law Auditorium


Dietmar W. Siemann, PhD
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Radiation Oncology
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Concentration, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences,
University of Florida College of Medicine
Associate Director, Education and Training, University of Florida Health Cancer Center
Award Lecture: Thursday, May 17, 2018 “Impeding Metastasis – from Molecular Targeting to Exercise” JMEC Law Auditorium


Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD
Robert E. Hunter Professor and Chair
Department of Therapeutic Radiology
Professor of Genetics
Yale University
Award Lecture: Tuesday, June 27, 2017  "Oncometabolities, DNA repair, and cancer therapy", JMEC Law Auditorium


Ruth J. Muschel MD, PhD
MRC/CRUK Professor of Molecular Pathology
Department of Oncology, University of Oxford
Deputy Director, CRUK/MRC Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology & Biology
Award Lecture: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 4-5pm "Radiation Therapy and the Tumor Microenvironment", JMEC Law Auditorium


Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Vice Director for Basic Science, Duke Cancer Institute,
Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring
Duke University Medical Center
Award Lecture: Thursday, June 18, 2015 4-5pm "Discovery of therapeutic approaches that mit-igate normal tissue damage while sensitizing tumors to radiotherapy and chemotherapy"


Jacqueline P. Williams, PhD, FASTRO
Professor of Environmental Medicine and Radiation Oncology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Award Lecture: Thursday, March 20, 2014 4-5pm "Mouse Tails from the University of Rochester"


Dr. Martin Brown
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiation and Cancer Biology 
Stanford Cancer Institute


Dr. Joel Greenberger


Dr. John Fike


Dr. Nancy Oleinick


Dr. Michael Kastan


Dr. Peggie Olive


Dr. John Little


Dr. Robert Gillies


Dr. Charles Gomer


Dr. Richard Hill


Dr. James Mitchell


Dr. Amato Giaccia


Dr. Sara Rockwell


Dr. Eric Hall


Dr. Michael Gould


Dr. David Grdina