Department of Radiation Oncology

John Yuhas Memorial Lecture Series

Dr. John M. Yuhas

Dr. John M. Yuhas

Dr. 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 recipient of a N.A.S.A. Fellowship, and began his work in radiation research under a grant from the Walter Reed Army Insti-tute of Research. He continued this research at The Jackson Labora-tory in Bar Harbor, Maine and subsequently at The Oak Ridge Na-tional 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
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 4-5pm "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
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