Congratulations to Edmond Olguin, a BME Ph.D. student in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, who was awarded the 2016-2017 Robert Gardner Memorial Fellowship for the Health Physics Society (HPS).
Edmond Olguin graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering in 2013 and joined the UF BME department as a Ph.D. student with a concentration in medical physics. Edmond conducts research with Dr. Wesley Bolch, a BME professor and Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering associate dean for academic affairs, and focuses his efforts on radiation dosimetry. He obtained a master’s degree in the fall of 2015 with a thesis concerning nuclear medicine dosimetry. Edmond is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation concerning proton therapy in-field and out-of-field organ dosimetry. Ultimately, these accurate radiation dose assessments will be used for future epidemiology studies to develop dose-response models that can accurately assess radiation cancer risks.
The HPS also has a goal of providing information to the public to assist in the understanding of the field of health physics. All HPS and named fellowships are accompanied by a travel grant and a stipend.