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Patient Care and Research

Minority Summer Fellowship Awardees

The ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award introduces medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Below is the list of past and present awardees.

Current Awardees

Alikem Miriam Agamah, 2020 Clinical Awardee 

  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Project Title: Analyzing the Predictors of Cognitive Outcome in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Undergoing Proton Beam Radiation
  • Mentor: Jeff Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO, Washington University in Saint Louis

Ian Keith Cruickshank, 2020 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: The Howard University Inc.
  • Project Title: Comparative in Silico Analysis of Scanning Beam Proton Therapy (PT) and Intensity Modulated Photon Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Post-Prostatectomy
  • Mentor: Curtiland Deville, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Obi, 2020 Clinical Awardee 

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine
    Project Title: A Proposed Community- Based Interventional Program That Educates, Identifies, And Overcomes Barriers to Screening Mammography Among Homeless Women
  • Mentor: John Suh, MD, FASTRO, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

John Placide, 2020 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Project Title: Conditional Survival Analysis in laryngeal cancer: Patient-physician shared decision support in radiotherapy using precision risk clinical nomograms
  • Mentor: Clifton Fuller, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Past Awardees