Radiation Oncology Education
Our Residency Training Program mission is to educate and train the next generation of radiation oncologist. In so doing, we strive to educate and train physicians to be competent and skillful in the practice of radiation oncology, mentor residents in the delivery of compassionate, excellent care of cancer patients in a multimodality fashion, strive to involve residents in research endeavors to improve clinical and quality of life outcomes for cancer patients, and to develop the next generation of thought leaders for our specialty.
TRADONC Research Fellowship
The mission of TRADONC is to equip basic scientists, radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists with the background and expertise required to work efficiently and effectively together and be successful in obtaining peer-reviewed funding in translational radiation oncology, biology and physics research.
Radiation biology is the study of the underlying mechanisms of radiation-induced damage at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. The Section of Radiation Biology investigators include Weiling Zhao, PhD and Linda Metheny-Barlow, PhD. Our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying radiation-induced damage will lead to advancements in cancer therapy, amelioration of normal tissue injury, and protection from bioterrorism.
Radiation (Medical) Physics
The department of Radiation Oncology provides graduate-level education for students pursuing a career in Medical Physics. Students are given hands-on training in the clinic in addition to exciting research projects in imaging and therapy physics. Students are selected from qualified Ph.D. candidates in the VT/WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.