University of Rochester Scientist Elected to Posts In 2 Radiation Groups

Oct. 26, 2009

University of Rochester radiation expert Jacqueline Williams, Ph.D., was recently elected to leadership positions in the two leading radiation research organizations in North America. She was elected vice president of the Radiation Research Society and also vice chair of the Research Council for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Williams, research associate professor of Radiation Oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, is program director for radiation medicine in the Center for Biophysical Assessment and Risk Management Following Irradiation at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

She has more than 30 years of experience in radiation biology and related fields and has participated in a number of tumor blood flow studies, long-term carcinogenic studies, and pharmacologic and toxicological projects.

Her current research focuses on identifying mechanisms that underlie the initiation and progression of clinical or accidental exposure to radiation. Her team is also studying the  late effects of radiation and mass exposures resulting from bioterrorism.

Williams joined the Medical Center in 1990 from the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. She is a graduate of University of Nottingham and earned a Ph.D. in radiation biology at the University of London. She has a national reputation as an educator and lecturer and participates in national courses teaching graduate students and residents alike