Newswise — MAYWOOD, IL â€“ William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, chair of the department of radiation oncology, has been named Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicineâ€™s Senior Scientist of the Year. The award is based on scholarly productivity, service to the institution and community, professional society activities, research funding, mentoring and peer-review activities for both scientific journals and external sponsors of research funding. Dr. Small received the award November 3 during the 37th annual St. Albertâ€™s Day, which celebrates Loyolaâ€™s commitment to research. Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, department of public health sciences, was named Junior Scientist of the Year.
Dr. Small is a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology and American Society for Radiation Oncology. He is former president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society. He is immediate past chair of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup. Dr. Small has been lead researcher in multiple national and international clinical trials. He has written more than 190 publications, 25 invited book chapters and six books, including textbooks on toxicity and combining targeted biological agents with radiation. Dr. Small has published in many leading journals and is a member of multiple editorial boards, including Advances in Radiation Oncology and Brachytherapy. Dr. Small also has helped bring state-of-the-art cancer clinical trials to low- and middle-income countries. Senior Scientist of the Year William Small, Jr., MD, (center) is shown with, from left, Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, Health Sciences Division provost, Linda Brubaker, MD, Stritch School of Medicine dean and chief diversity officer, Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, Junior Scientist of the Year, and Pieter de Tombe, PhD, interim vice dean for research, Stritch School of Medicine.