This Memorial Fund is a fitting tribute to Dr. Heintz, a champion in the field of medical physics and a fellow of the AAPM. His service to the AAPM included his serving as chair of several AAPM task groups. He contributed to the advancement of medical physics knowledge through independent, original research and development, illustrated by his starting his own radiation therapy software company based upon his own programs. He was an educator, teaching medical physicists, medical residents, and allied health personnel, and he developed a Master of Science program in Medical Physics at the University of New Mexico. Also, he helped develop and grow graduate school and residency training programs in diagnostic radiology. Memorial Funds are governed by AAPM Policy AP-99.
Dr. Kereiakes served as the eleventh AAPM president in 1970 and was a Fellow of the AAPM. He was responsible for substantial contributions in teaching, training, research, clinical service, and professional affairs, having initiated training programs in radiological physics and in nuclear medicine. He was very active in the American Board of Radiology certification program over a period of 27 years. Dr Kereiakes was the initial Editor of the Quarterly Bulletin and successfully launched its publication, which in later years became the Newsletter. He had a highly productive research career with over 200 publications on nuclear medicine, physical aspects of diagnostic radiology, and of radiation oncology. Dr. Kereiakes received the AAPM William D. Coolidge Award and the Gold Medal of the RSNA in 1988. As a tribute to his academic teaching, the Ohio River Valley Chapter of AAPM established the James G. Kereiakes Annual Lecture Series. Memorial Funds are governed by AAPM policy AP 99.
Dr. Krohmer was considered a pioneer of medical physics and was a charter member of the AAPM. In 1974 he served as AAPM president, and he was a Fellow of the AAPM. He initiated the AAPM Placement Service and operated it for 14 years. He worked to bring young people into the field of medical physics by developing educational initiatives, which included graduate programs in medical physics, instructional programs in physics for resident physicians in radiation oncology, and college-based training programs for radiographers and radiation therapists. Dr Krohmer also served on the Board of Trustees of the ABR from 1972 to 1993. In 1985 he received the AAPM William D. Coolidge Award in recognition of his achievements. In 1992 he was honored with the award of the RSNA Gold Medal, and the ACR presented him with their Gold Medal in 1994. Dr. Krohmer also found time to serve as a consultant to equipment manufacturers and architectural firms, designing many radiation therapy installations. Memorial Funds are governed by AAPM policy AP 99.
A brilliant mathematician and AAPM member for over 20 years, Dr. Papiez was a native of Sosnowiec, Poland. He studied at the Uniwersytet Slaski Instytut Fizyki in Katowice, Poland where he earned a PhD in theoretical physics. He moved to Dublin, Ireland and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada before settling in Indiana. Dr. Papiez devoted his life to cancer research and pursued his life’s work at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He was a prominent researcher, professor, patent holder and extensively published medical physicist. He was instrumental in designing an extremely effective radiation treatment for early-stage lung cancer, saving countless lives as a result. Memorial Funds are governed by AAPM policy AP 99.
Contributions to the Fund may be used for any cause the African Affairs Subcommittee of the International Committee believes beneficial for medical physicists in this region. Its impetus is to fund awards to medical physicists (professionals and students) and organizations for a myriad of initiatives that pertain to clinical, education, or research activities, as well as travel grants and other outreach needs to medical physicists throughout African countries.
Contributions to the Fund may be used for any cause the Asian Oceanic Affairs Subcommittee of the International Committee believes beneficial for developing countries in the region. Funds may be allocated to cover registration fees for participants from developing countries, purchase of books and small devices for larger centers, and payment of IOMP membership dues that afford opportunities for medical physicists to apply for travel grants, etc.
Contributions to the Fund may be used for any cause the European Affairs Subcommittee of the International Committee believes beneficial for medical physicists in this region. Funds may be allocated to cover registration fees, travel grants, etc.
Contributions to the Fund may be used for any cause the Latin American Affairs Subcommittee of the International Committee believes beneficial for developing countries in this region. Funds may be allocated to cover registration fees, travel grants, etc. for medical physicists.
Contributions to the Fund may be used for any cause the Middle East Affairs Subcommittee of the International Committee believes beneficial for developing countries in this region. Funds may be allocated to cover registration fees, travel grants, etc. for medical physicists.
Up to 5% of the corpus of the non-endowed General Fund may be used to support education and research awards, such as fellowships for students pursuing careers in medical physics, grants for young investigators pursuing research careers, or other E & R activities or awards approved by the board of directors (see AAPM policy AP 70). Currently, two PhD graduate education fellowships are being supported.
This option contributes to the same General Fund as does the single-year gift; however, your gift is eligible for a matching donation from AAPM in accordance with AAPM policy AP 95. Your total pledge amount will be divided into five equal payments to be billed yearly. To have a donation matched requires a pledge of at least $500 per year for five years, and AAPM will match each payment you make. Your donor level will immediately reflect the total amount pledged plus the total amount matched.
This fund is available to help develop new or support existing AAPM endowed funds. For endowed funds, only earnings generated by the corpus may be used for E & R activities or awards, as the fund’s corpus must be preserved to support its cause in perpetuity. Currently, AAPM endowed funds include those supporting Medical Physics and JACMP journals best paper awards, distinguished lectureships, and the John R. Cameron Young Investigators Symposium awards.
This fund supports projects and activities of the History Committee, which is charged with preserving the history of medical physics as recorded in documents, photographs, personal papers, professional memorabilia, scientific records, and equipment.
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