Medical Physics Faculty Honored

Jul 28 2014

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) awarded Professor Howard I. Amols and Professor Edward L. Nickoloff its Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Physics. This prestigious award recognizes AAPM members whose careers have been notable based on their outstanding achievements. Recipients must be participating AAPM fellows who have made significant scientific achievements in medical physics, had a considerable influence on the career development of other medical physicists, or shown leadership in national and/or international organizations.

Prof. Amols, a founding member of Columbia’s M.S. Program in Medical Physics, is currently teaching advanced radiation therapy. Prof. Nickoloff retired in 2012 after teaching diagnostic radiology for 20 years to students in the Medical Physics Program.

Prof. Amols and Prof. Nickoloffwere honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony during the 56th Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas in July 2014. Professor Lawrence Rothenberg was so honored in 2007.