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Doctoral student Bhoj Gautam posed for a photo at at the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Physicists in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Doctoral student Bhoj Gautam posed for a photo at at the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Physicists in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Students and faculty from the UT Graduate Medical Physics Program showed strong attendance at the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Physicists, as they presented eight research papers.

The meeting, held earlier this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, was a joint international conference between the association and the Canadian College of Medical Physics.

The presentation of eight research papers, which were a combination of three oral and five poster presentations, is significant for UT’s program. The students who presented their research were Andrew Cotton, Bhoj Gautam, Xiance Jin, Nava Paudel, Charles Rhodes, Justin Sherman, Nicholas Sperling and Todd White.

“It was an excellent opportunity to let the other conference participants know about my research and to introduce myself in the field of medical physics,” Gautam said.

White also said he felt it was a great honor.

“This conference offered us the opportunity to see what other researchers are doing around the country, to meet other medical physicists in the profession, and to see new and updated products that are being offered on the market,” he said.

“The University of Toledo was presented strongly, and the papers were all received very well,” said Dr. Ishmael Parsai, UT professor of radiation oncology, director of the UT Graduate Medical Physics Program and chief of the Medical Physics Division, who was elected a Fellow of the American Association of Medical Physicists at the conference.

As in previous years, the Toledo Radiation Oncology Physician group generously assisted with travel expenses for students to attend the conference.

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