Iranian American Azam Niroomand-Rad Receives the International Marie-Curie Award
Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)
September 10, 2009 - This week, the World Congress of Medical Physics and
Bioengineering presented the Marie Skodowski-Curie Award to Professor Azam
Niroomand-Rad for a distinguished career contributing to the advancement of
international medical physics through research, teaching and leadership.
The World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, which is held
every three years, is the world's leading forum for presenting the results of
current scientific work as well as major innovations in health-related
technologies to an international audience.
Professor Niroomand-Rad is the immediate past President of the International
Organization for Medical Physics, the former Director of Clinical Physics at the
Department of Radiation Medicine and a retired Professor of Radiation Medicine
at Georgetown University Medical Center.
After completing high school in Tehran in 1966, Professor Niroomand-Rad received
a Fullbright Scholarship for her undergraduate studies in physics and
mathematics. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY,
Albany in 1970. Professor Niroomand-Rad received her PhD in Atomic and Molecular
Physics in 1978 from Michigan State University and finished a Postdoctoral
Fellowship funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 1981. In 1989,
she was appointed Director of Clinical Physics and Associate Professor at the
Department of Radiation and Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center,
where she was promoted to Full Professor and retired in 2006.
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