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2015_MT David BrennerDAVID BRENNER

Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics

Director, Center for Radiological Research

Columbia University Medical Center

 

David Brenner is the Director of the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research, which is the oldest and largest radiation biology center in the US.  He is also P.I. of the Center for High-Throughput Minimally-Invasive Radiation Biodosimetry, a multi-institute consortium to develop high-throughput biodosimetry technology to rapidly test individual radiation exposure after a radiological incident.

Dr. Brenner’s research focuses on mechanistic models for the effects of ionizing radiation on living systems. He investigates the effects of high doses of ionizing radiation (relating to radiation therapy) and the effects of low doses of radiation (relating to radiological, environmental, and occupational exposures). At low doses, he was the first to quantify potential risks associated with the rapidly increasing usage of CT scans. At high doses, his proposal to use large-fraction radiotherapy for prostate cancer (hypo-fractionation) is increasingly being used in the clinic, with several randomized trials now published.

Dr. Brenner has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and is the author of two books on radiation for the lay person: “Making the Radiation Therapy Decision” and “Radon, Risk and Remedy”. Dr Brenner is a recent recipient of the Failla gold medal, the annual award given by the Radiation Research Society for contributions to radiation research, and the Weldon Prize, from Oxford University for the development of mathematical or statistical methods applied to problems in biology. He is a member of the US National Academies Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.

 

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Forthcoming events

Richard Doll Seminar: Design and analysis of prevalence surveys in low-resource settings

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

WEH/Ethox Seminar

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

HERC Seminar: Learning healthcare systems for cost-effective precision oncology.

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12pm to 1pm @ Seminar room 0, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

The Global Response to the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2.30pm to 4pm @ Seminar rooms, Big Data Institute

Richard Doll Seminar: The Risk of Everything – using linked electronic health records to develop and validate risk prediction tools for use in clinical care

Tuesday, 03 March 2020, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

WEH/Ethox Seminar: Building research capacity through North-South Partnerships: some ethical reflections and a social justice agenda

Wednesday, 04 March 2020, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF