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March 31, 2014: New paper "Linear energy transfer dependence of Al2O3:C optically stimulated luminescence detectors exposed to therapeutic proton beams" by Dal Granville, Narayan Sahoo and Gabriel Sawakuchi has just been accepted for publication in the journal Radiation Measurements.

March 12, 2014: Congratulations and welcome to Mark Leibensperger who received an AAPM undergrad summer fellowship and will join us during this summer.  

March 11-12, 2014: Prof. Oswaldo Baffa from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil visited our lab and gave an interesting  talk on "Potential application of metal nanoparticles for dosimetric systems."

Feb 20, 2014: Congratulations to David Flint for being accepted for the Medical Physics PhD program at MD Anderson (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences)!

October 21-22, 2013: Michelle and Hannah participated in the course Integration of MRI with Radiation Oncology, which was held at MD Anderson.

October 14, 2013: Welcome to Michelle Mathis! Michelle joined our group as a postdoctoral fellow.

September 30, 2013: Conor wins the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute “O-rate” competition for the best OMPI presentation by student in the 2012/13 season.

September 27, 2013: Gabriel accepted a nomination for membership on the International Solid State Dosimetry Organisation (ISSDO). ISSDO promotes and assists in the organization and ensures continuity of the International Conferences on Solid State Dosimetry.

September 22-27, 2013: Gabriel and Dal participated in the 17th International Conference on
Solid State Dosimetry, which was held in Recife, Brazil. Our lab presented five posters at the conference.

September 19-21, 2013: Gabriel taught in the 5th School on Solid State Dosimetry. Dal attended the school. The school was held in Recife, Brazil prior to the 17th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry.

September 15, 2013: Welcome back to Houston Conor. After completion of his M.Sc., Conor is continuing in the lab as a full time research assistant.

July 22, 2013: Congratulations to Conor to successfully defend his Master thesis entitled “Performing radiation measurements at the sub-micrometer scale.”

July 1, 2013: Gabriel was awarded a grant from Elekta to perform research on Monte Carlo simulations to determine correction factors for ionization chambers used in the presence of magnetic fields.

June 10, 2013: Gabriel was awarded the Institutional Research Grant on Basic Research to perform the research entitled “Towards temporal and spatial measurements of radiation injury in live cells.”

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