NACMPA Hall of Fame Award

The NACMPA Hall of Fame award is an annual award to acknowledge the individual who made outstanding contribution to the field of medical physics through research or clinical work, or the individual who was outstanding in service in NACMPA. NACMPA officers, including executive officers and board of directors, would nominate 3 candidates according to the award winning criteria. The award winner is then voted by the NACMPA officers from the pool of candidates. The award ceremony will be held during the following NACMPA annual meeting.

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2017

Fang-Fang Yin, Ph. D.

Fang-Fang Yin, PhD, received his BS from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 1982. He worked as an Instructor at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology between 1982- 1985. He then move to United States and obtained his MS in Physics from Bowling Green State University 1987; PhD in Medical Imaging Physics from The University of Chicago in 1992; and continued his Clinical Fellowship in Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. From 1993, he became a faculty of radiation oncology and biomedical engineering at University Rochester. He joined Henry Ford Health System Radiation Oncology as the Head of Physics Division from 1998 and was recruited to Radiation Oncology Department at Duke University as a tenured Professor and Chief of Radiation Physics Division in 2004 overseeing clinical physics operations and academic physics development at Duke University Hospital and 10 affiliated facilities. He also served as an Associate Director of Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University and Director of Radiation Oncology Residency Program. He implemented Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke Kunshan University in China in 2014.

Dr. Yin’s clinical and research expertize covers wide areas in radiation oncology, including oncological imaging and imaging analysis, image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy, big data analytics in radiation oncology, quality and safety optimization, treatment planning optimization, organ motion management and treatment assessment. He is an active member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Society of Radiology Oncology (ASTRO), International Society of Radiosurgery (ISRS) and Radiosurgery Society (RSS). He served board of directors for AAPM and ISRS and voluntarily served over 30 committee activities and other roles within AAPM, ASTRO, ISRS, ACR and RSS, including writing groups for developing task group reports related to clinical physics practices such as TG-142, TG-101, TG-104, MPPG-9, etc. He served editorial board for Medical Physics, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT. He published over 250 referred papers and over 15 book chapters. He was funded and is funded by 20 research grants from NIH, DOD, non-government agents, and industries.

Over the last 20 years, he taught radiation physics courses for MD residents and radiation physics as well as image-guidance in SRS/SBRT for Medical Physics Graduate Students. Supervised over 20 Post-doctoral Fellows, PhD and Master Degree students. He was the inventor and co- inventor of 4 US patents.

Dr. Yin was one of the founders of NACMPA and served as secretary, treasurer, and president since its formation in 1994. He is also one of the founders for SANTRO which combines both physicists and physicians efforts to bridge the radiation oncology practices between US and China. During the past 20 years, he served as visiting professors for a number of Universities and Hospitals, co-organized many meetings, symposia, and workshops, and engaged many training and educational activities in China.

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2017

Fang-Fang Yin, Ph.D.

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2016

Cedric Xinshen Yu, D. Sc.

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2015

Changming Charlie Ma, Ph.D.

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2014

Raymond Wu, Ph.D.

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2013

Andrew Wu, Ph.D.

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2008

C.Clifton Ling, Ph.D.