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


Joann Sweasy, PhD
Director, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Professor, Eppley Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Award Lecture: Tuesday, April 30, 2024, "DNA Repair Variants and Human Disease" 


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, "Radiation Protection in Cancer-Related Research, Treatment and Imaging"


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" 


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” 


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"


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"


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"


Martin Brown, PhD; Stanford Cancer Institute


Joel Greenberger, MD, FARCO, FACR; University of Pittsburgh


John Fike, PhD; University of California San Francisco


Nancy Oleinick, PhD; Case Western Reserve University


Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Duke Cancer Institute


Peggie Olive, PhD; University of British Columbia


John Little, MD; Boston University 


Robert Gillies, PhD; Moffitt Cancer Center


Charles Gomer, PhD; University of Southern California


Richard Hill, MD; University of Virginia


James Mitchell, PhD; NCI


Amato Giaccia, PhD; Stanford University


Sara Rockwell, PhD, FASTRO; Yale University


Eric Hall, D.Phil, FASTRO; Columbia University


Michael Gould, PhD; University of Wisconsin Madison


David Grdina, PhD; University of Chicago