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.

Year

Award Recipient

2023

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

2020

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”

2019

Sandra Demaria, MD
Professor
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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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"

2014

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"

2013

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

2012

Dr. Joel Greenberger

2011

Dr. John Fike

2010

Dr. Nancy Oleinick

2009

Dr. Michael Kastan

2008

Dr. Peggie Olive

2007

Dr. John Little

2005

Dr. Robert Gillies

2003

Dr. Charles Gomer

2002

Dr. Richard Hill

2001

Dr. James Mitchell

2000

Dr. Amato Giaccia

1998

Dr. Sara Rockwell

1997

Dr. Eric Hall

1995

Dr. Michael Gould

1993

Dr. David Grdina