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Medical Physics Seminar - Richard Castillo

AAPM and DEI: Where are we now?

12:00pm – 1:00pm Seminar & Discussion

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Richard Castillo, Ph.D., DABR, Associate Professor & Director of Certificate Program in Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology

Richard Castillo, Ph.D., DABR, is an Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Castillo has expertise in image-guided, and adaptive radiation therapy, the use of deformable image registration in medical image analysis, and quantitative methods for lung function imaging from CT. He joined Emory in 2018. Dr. Castillo serves as Director of the Certificate Program in Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Castillo is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute, and also currently serves on the School of Medicine Faculty Committee on Appointments and Promotion. He is an active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), where he serves as Vice Chair of the AAPM’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee, and Founding Chair of the AAPM’s Hispanic and Latin-X Medical Physics subcommittee. He is a standing member of the NIH imaging technology and development study section, and also actively serves as Associate Senior Editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

AAPM and DEI: Where are we now?

The goal of this presentation is to provide a brief history and update on the AAPM organizational embrace of DEI. We will discuss the structure of DEI leadership and administrative bodies within AAPM, provide data on the demographic make up of the organization, discuss recently published data on AAPM climate and culture, and touch on a number of ongoing AAPM initiatives in the DEI space.