PORTLAND, OR – Dr. Robert Roemer, professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, was awarded the William C. Dewey Award on April 13, 2012, by the Society for Thermal Medicine at their annual conference.

The Bill Dewey award is presented to an investigator who has contributed in a significant way to the mentorship and training of new investigators in the field of thermal medicine. This lecture is named in honor of Dr. Bill Dewey who trained many leaders in our field in all three disciplines (physics, biology and clinical/medical). His emphasis on making hyperthermia treatment a quantifiable therapy with a defined method for performing thermal dosimetry has stood the test of time and has influenced how hyperthermia and thermal ablation are practiced today.

Dr. Roemer was the very first recipient of the William C. Dewey Award, which will be awarded every other year. Congratulations to Dr. Roemer and his students!

The Society for Thermal Medicine, founded in 1986, is a premier, international scientific forum for fostering interaction and innovation in the applications of thermal therapy for cancer and other diseases. A key goal of the Society is to facilitate rapid dissemination of exciting scientific breakthroughs in order to expedite the translation of both basic and applied research to the clinic for the immediate benefit of patients.