Curran receives Gold Medal


ASTRO Board of Directors Chairman Paul Harari presents Wally Curran with the ASTRO Gold Medal.
ASTRO Board of Directors Chairman Paul Harari presents Wally Curran with the ASTRO Gold Medal.
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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) awarded its highest honor, the Gold Medal, to Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr. during the 2019 annual ASTRO meeting in September. The Gold Medal is given to revered ASTRO members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of radiation oncology in research, clinical care, teaching, and service.

"ASTRO is an extraordinary organization, and I am deeply honored by this award. This award also recognizes my outstanding colleagues in cancer research and education in support of our patients," said Curran.

Curran's distinguished career was highlighted in a ceremony at ASTRO, including his leadership as group chairman and principal investigator of NRG Oncology, the largest of the five National Cancer Institute-funded cooperative groups. Curran also holds the Lawrence W. Davis Chair of Radiation Oncology Radiation Oncology.

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