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J. Eugene Robinson Award

The J. Eugene Robinson Award is presented each year to an investigator who has made outstanding contributions to hyperthermic oncology. This lecture is to acknowledge the work of J. Eugene Robinson who was a pioneer in hyperthermic research for 20 years. He first used hyperthermia as an anti-cancer agent in the late 1960's and continued his investigations in various areas related to hyperthermia including thermal dose and time-temperature relationships. This award is given to investigators in each of the three main disciplines in Thermal Medicine (physics, biology and clinical/medicine) in a rotating fashion each year.

Submit a nomination for this award to the Awards Committee
Nomination deadline for this award: TBD

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<span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px; font-family: arial;">2016 STM J. Eugene Robinson Award Winner&nbsp;<br />
Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD<br />
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<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: arial;">Division of Translational Radiation&nbsp;Sciences<br />
Department of Radiation Oncology<br />
University of Maryland Baltimore</span></p>
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George M. Hahn Award

The George M. Hahn Award is presented every other year to an investigator whose research has contributed in a significant way to new clinical applications in thermal therapy. This lecture is named in honor of Dr. George Hahn who received the first Robinson Award in 1989. Dr. Hahn led a highly productive clinical program grant at Stanford for many years and his fundamental work in the heat shock response and in how hyperthermia modifies chemotherapy sensitivity still stand today as foundational work. His highly productive career exemplifies the translational attributes of this award.

Submit a nomination for this award to the Awards Committee.

Nomination deadline for this award: TBD

Past Recipients:

2010   Milton Yatvin, PhD
2012 Donald E. Thrall, DVM, PhD
2013 Gail ter Haar, PhD
2015 Paul Stauffer, PhD 2017      Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, FASTRO, FAAAS
2019      Chris J. Diederich, PhD
Rolf D. Issels, Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. Biochem.
2023 Hans Crezee, PhD

William C. Dewey Award

The William C. Dewey award is presented every other year to an investigator who has contributed in a significant way to the mentorship and training of new investigators in the field of thermal medicine. This lecture is named in honor of Dr. Bill Dewey who trained many leaders in our field in all three disciplines (physics, biology and clinical/medical). His emphasis on making hyperthermia treatment a quantifiable therapy with a defined method for performing thermal dosimetry has stood the test of time and has influenced how hyperthermia and thermal ablation are practiced today.

Submit a nomination for this award to the Awards Committee

Nomination deadline for this award: TBD

Past Recipients:

2012   Robert B. Roemer, PhD
2014   Mark Dewhirst, PhD
2018   Elizabeth Repasky, PhD
2020   Paul Stauffer, MSEE, CCE
2022   Sharon S. Evans, PhD
2024   Chris Diederich, PhD

Tsudomu Sugahara Award 

Established in 2008, the Tsudomu Sugahara Award is presented at the ICHO meeting (every 4 years) to an investigator who has shown Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Thermal Medicine. STM, ESHO and ASHO rotate in making the choice of the recipient based on the hosting society for the applicable ICHO meeting. 

2008 ICHO, Munich, Germany - Chang Song (STM)
2012 ICHO, Kyoto, Japan - Gerard van Rhoon (ESHO)
2016 ICHO, New Orleans, USA - Yoko Harima (ASHO)
2021 ICHO, Rotterdam, the Netherlands - Mark Dewhirst (STM)

Scholar-in-Training Awards

The STM provides travel awards of up to $500 to encourage the participation of new Scholars at the STM Annual Meeting. The number of awards vary from year to year.

Award recipients are based upon a competitive evaluation of their submitted abstracts and New Investigator Award applications. 


STM Scholar-in-Training Awards Application Criteria

1. A person may apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award, regardless of current degree, as long as he/she is working towards a higher degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., and D.V.M.), or has less than three years since receiving a postgraduate degree.

2. The application must be completed and signed by both the faculty sponsor and the institution’s department chair.

3. The applicant must submit an abstract via online submission and a Scholar-in-Training membership application to the STM Business Office by the deadline for the current year's meeting. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The application form is available HERE.

4. To be considered, each applicant must be a STM Scholar-in-Training member or have a membership application pending.

5. Winners from previous years are eligible to apply for this award after 
sitting out for one year.



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