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1st Annual Research Symposium

The Department of Radiation Oncology held its 1st Annual Research Symposium on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at the Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF) 1st floor and Leadership Hall located at 685 W. Baltimore Street in Baltimore, Maryland.


1st Annual Dept of Rad Onc Symposium 2023


11:30am-12:00pm Check-in & Registration MSTF 1st Floor
12:00pm-1:15pm Working Lunch/Poster Session
Attendees will be provided a boxed lunch to pick up
MSTF 1st Floor
1:20pm-1:30pm Formal Welcome/Thank Sponsors & Introduce Dr. Regine
Phuoc T. Tran, MD, PhD

Department Research Overview
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FACRO
Leadership Hall
1:30pm-2:00pm Biology Session
Hem Shukla, PhD
Sarah Kim, BS, BM
Leadership Hall
2:00pm-2:30pm Keynote Introduction
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FACRO

Keynote Speaker
Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD
Leadership Hall
2:30pm-3:00pm Biology Session
Amol Shetty, MS, PhD
Mariana Bonjiorno Martins, PhD
Leadership Hall
3:00pm-3:10pm Break  
3:10pm-4:10pm Physics Session
Yufeng  Cao, PhD
Yannick Poirier, PhD
Esther Vicente, PhD
Weiguang Yao, PhD
Leadership Hall
4:10pm-5:10pm Clinical Session
Alexander Allen, MD
Hua-Ren Cherng, MD
Muhammad Hamza, MD
Bardia Yousefi, MD
Leadership Hall
5:10pm-5:20pm Closing Comments
Phuoc T. Tran, MD, PhD
Leadership Hall
5:20pm-5:30pm Awards Presentation
Lei Ren, PhD
Amit Sawant, PhD
Leadership Hall
5:30pm Reception MSTF 1st Floor

Awards Presentation

Awards were given out for top 3 best posters and top 3 best speakers:

1st Place Winners - $500 each   

2nd Place Winners - $250 each     

3rd Place Winners - $100 each    

Poster Winners

Research Symposium Poster Winners

Lead authors from left to right: Martha Francis, PhD, CRNP (3rd place), Audrey M. Lafargue, PhD (2nd place) and Dario Rodrigues, PhD (1st place)

Top Speakers

Research Symposium Best Talk Winners

Top speakers from left to right: Bardia Yousefi, PhD (3rd place), Sara Kim, BS, BM (2nd place) and Esther M. Vicente, PhD (1st place)

Accommodations and Special Needs

If you need any accommodations, please contact the program manager, Jadyn Stewart, at and we will do our best to take care of you.

Commercial Support

We would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors for their generous support of this event!

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