SEAAPM
The Southeast Chapter of the
American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Chapter Awards

Jimmy O'Fenn Award

The purpose of the Award is to recognize SEAAPM members who have made significant contributions to the field of medical physics, the AAPM, and the SEAAPM during their career.

A maximum of two awards will be presented each year. SEAAPM members are invited to submit nominations to be considered for the Award. The nomination should provide information on the career contributions of the nominee to the medical physics profession, the AAPM, and the SEAAPM. A nomination must be endorsed by at least two SEAAPM members.

All nominations should be sent to: past-president@seaapm.org

The deadline for nominations will be stated in the Call for Nominations that will be sent to the SEAAPM membership each year.

Award History

Best Paper Award Mark Oldham, PhD, for his outstanding research and publication: "X-ray Psoralen Activated Cancer Therapy (X-PACT)"
Jimmy O. Fenn Award Thaddeus Wilson, PhD, for his outstanding career achievements and leadership in the medical physics profession and his contributions to the SEAAPM chapter
Chapter Appreciation Award David Wiant, PhD, for his dedication and service to the SEAAPM chapter as president
Nick Koch, PhD, for his dedication and service to the SEAAPM chapter as treasurer
Best Paper Award Jacob Gersh, PhD, for his outstanding research and publication: "Determination of kQ using MLC-collimated rectangular fields for absolute dosimetry of the Cyberknife"
Jimmy O. Fenn Award Robert L. Dixon, PhD, for his outstanding career achievements and leadership in the medical physics profession and his contributions to the SEAAPM chapter
Chapter Appreciation Award George S. David, MS, for his dedication and service to the SEAAPM chapter as president
Best Paper Award Robert L. Dixon, PhD, John M. Boone, PhD, & Robert A. Kraft, PhD for their outstanding research and publication: "Dose equations for shift-variant CT acquisition modes using variable pitch, tube current, and aperture, and the meaning of their associated CTDI(vol)"
Jimmy O. Fenn Award David L. Vassy, Jr., MS, for his outstanding career achievements and leadership in the medical physics profession and his contributions to the SEAAPM chapter
Chapter Appreciation Award Allan F. DeGuzman, PhD, for his dedication and service to the SEAAPM chapter as president

Dr. Kenneth Vanek was the recipient of the 2014 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Michael T. Munley, winner of the Best Paper Award, for An Introduction to Molectular Imaging in Radiation Oncology: A Report by the AAPM Working Group on Molectular Imaging in Radiation Oncology (WGMIR)

Dr. Robert Wilson was the recipient of the 2013 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Ioannis Sechopoulos, winner of the Best Paper Award, for Characterization of the Homogeneous Tissue Mixture Approximation in Breast Imaging Dosimetry (Med. Phys. 39(8), 2012)

Dr. J. Daniel Bourland was the recipient of the 2012 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Steve S. Feng and Dr. Ioannis Sechopoulos, winner of the Best Paper Award, for A Software-Based X-Ray Scatter Correction Method for Breast Tomosynthesis (Med. Phys. 38, 2011)

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Dr. Ivan Brezovich, winner of the 2011 Jimmy Fenn Award.

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Dr. Robert Dixon, winner of the Best Paper Award, for Cone beam CT dosimetry: A unified and self-consistent approach including all scan modalities---With or without phantom motion (Med. Phys. 37, 2010)

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Dr. Mike Yester, winner of the 2010 Jimmy Fenn Award.

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Dr. Jackie Wu, winner of the Best Paper Award, for Volumetric Arc Intensity-Modulated Therapy for Spine Body Radiotherapy: Comparison with Static Intensity-Modulated Treatment.

Dr. Jerry Allison was the recipient of the 2009 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Perry Sprawls was the recipient of the 2008 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Sprawls also received the 2008 Best Paper award, for Evolving Models for Medical Physics Education and Training: A Global Perspective.

Gary Barnes was the recipient of the 2007 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2007 Best Paper in Radiation Therapy was awarded to Rebecca Seibert, Chester Ramsey, Dustin Garvey, J. Wesley Hines, Benjamin Robison and Samuel Outten, for Verfication of Helical Tomogherapy Delivery using Autoassociative Kernal Regression.

The 2007 Best Paper in Imaging was awarded to Sankar Suryanarayanan, Andrew Karellas, Srinivasan Vedantham, Ioannis Sechopoulos and Carl D'Orsi for Detection of Simulated Microcalcifications in a Phantom with Digital Mammography.

Don Frey was the recipient of the 2006 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2006 Best Paper in Radiation Therapy was awarded to Ivan A. Brzovich, Richard A. Popple and Jun Duan for Use of a Multileaf Collimator to Increase the Field Width Achievable with a Dynamic Wedge.

The 2006 Best Paper in Imaging was awarded to Christian T. Badea, Laurence W. Hedlund, Ming De Lin, Julie F. Boslego Mackel and G. Allan Johnson for Tumor Imaging in Small Animals with a Combined Micro-CT / Micro-DSA System using Iodinated Conventional and Blood Pool Contrast Agents.

The 2006 Best Overall Paper was awarded to Sung-Joon Ye, Prem N. Pareek, Sharon Spencer, Jun Duan and Ivan A. Brezovich for Monte Carlo Techniques for Scattering Foil Design and Dosimetry in Total Skin Electron Irradiations.

Xizeng Wu and Hong Liu were awarded the 2005 Best Paper Award for A New Theory of Phase-Contrast X-Ray Imaging Based on Wigner Distributions.

The 2004 Best Papers were awarded to Robert L. Dixon for A New Look at CT Dose Measurement: Beyond CTDI; and to Jun Duan, Sui Shen, John B. Fiveash, Ivan A. Brezovich, Richard Popple and Prem N. Pareek for Dosimetric Effect of Respiration-gated Beam on IMRT Delivery.

The 2003 Best Paper was awarded to Sanjiv S. Samant for Verification of Multileaf Collimator Leaf Positions Using an Electronic Portal Imaging Device.

The 2002 Best Paper was awarded to Wlad T. Sobol for A Model for Tracking Concentration of Chemical Compounds within a Tank of an Automatic Film Processor.

The 2001 Best Paper was award to John P. Gibbons for Monitor Unit Calculations for External Phton and Electron Beams.

John Trueblood was the recipient of the 2001 Jimmy Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2000 Best Paper was award to Chester R. Ramsy, Ivan L. Cordrey, and Adrian Oliver for A Comparison of Beam Characteristics for Gated and Nongated Clinical X-ray Beams.

The 1995 Best Paper was award to John P. Gibbons and Faiz M. Khan for Calculation of Dose in Asymmetric Photon Fields.

The 1982 Best Paper was awarded to Gary Barnes for Radiographic Mottle: A Comprehensive Theory

The 1981 Best Paper was awarded to Donald Herbert for Battered Data - Some Clinical Effects of the Abuse of Multiple Regression Methods: The NSD

The 1980 Best Paper was awarded to Jerry Allison for Cadmium Telluride Matrix Gamma Camera

The 1979 Best Paper was awarded to Robert Dixon and Kenneth Ekstrand for Linear Accelerator Calibration Monitor with a Memory

The 1977 Best Paper was awarded to Perry Sprawls for The Physical Principles of Diagnostic Radiology