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Iranian Professor Receives International Marie-Curie Award

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Active ImageThis week, the World Congress of Medical Physics and Bioengineering presented the Marie Skodowski-Curie Award to Professor Azam Niroomand-Rad for a distinguished career contributing to the advancement of international medical physics through research, teaching and leadership.

The World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, which is held every three years, is the world’s leading forum for presenting the results of current scientific work as well as major innovations in health-related technologies to an international audience.

Professor Niroomand-Rad is the immediate past President of the International Organization for Medical Physics, the former Director of Clinical Physics at the Department of Radiation Medicine and a retired Professor of Radiation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Active ImageAfter completing high school in Tehran in 1966, Professor Niroomand-Rad received a Fullbright Scholarship for her undergraduate studies in physics and mathematics.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY, Albany in 1970. Professor Niroomand-Rad received her PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics in 1978 from Michigan State University and finished a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 1981.  In 1989, she was appointed Director of Clinical Physics and Associate Professor at the Department of Radiation and Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, where she was promoted to Full Professor and retired in 2006.

Source: PAAIA

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