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Last Updated: 04/28/20

Special Volunteers

Judith Bader, M.D.
Eric Bernhard, Ph.D.
Martin Brechbiel, Ph.D.
Francis Mahoney, Ph.D.
David Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D.
Anil Srivastava
Rosemary Wong, Ph.D.

Judith Bader, M.D.

Professional Background

  • Board certified Radiation Oncologist. Retired after 22 years of service with the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Public Health Service.

  • Senior Medical Advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response since 2005.

Current Projects for RRP

  • Managing Editor of the Radiation Emergency Medical Management website: http://www.remm.nlm.gov for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

  • Additional Projects as assigned by the Radiation Research Program

Eric Bernhard, Ph.D.

Professional Background

  • Program Director in RRP for 8 years; Chief Radiotherapy Development Branch; retired in 2018

  • MRC Senior Investigator; Oxford University

  • Research Associate Professor; University of Pennsylvania

  • Currently scientific consultant and editor

Current Projects for RRP

  • Provide advice on charged particle programs and other radiation biology activities as requested by RRP

  • Review and edit RRP documents and presentations as requested

Martin Brechbiel, Ph.D.

  • Senior Investigator at NCI with 33 years of experience in bifunctional chelating agents, conjugation chemistry, use of radionuclides (α, β-, β+, γ, Auger emitters) for imaging and targeted therapy with a special emphasis on targeted therapy.

  • Employee of the Radiation Oncology Branch, NCI and retired to Emeritus status in 2017.

Current Projects for RRP

  • Provides advice when requested on bifunctional chelating agents, conjugation chemistry, use of radionuclides (α, β-, β+, γ, Auger emitters) for imaging and targeted therapy as requested by RRP.

Francis Mahoney, Ph.D.

Professional Background

  • Health Scientist Administrator/Program Director in RRP for 34 years; retired in 2006

Current Projects for RRP

  • Program Corporate Memory; over 4 decades

  • Projects as assigned by RRP

David Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D.

Professional Background

  • Served 9 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which included a two year tour of duty in the Army Nuclear Power Program at the Atomic Energy Agency (now DOE) in Germantown, MD.

  • Radiation Oncologist for 45 years with long-term interest in charged particle radiation therapy; retired in March 2015

  • Employee of NCI when the Radiation Oncology Branch became the Radiation Research Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment (now DCTD) in 1982.

Current Projects for RRP

  • Provide advice when requested on charged particle programs, other radiation therapy, biology and physics activities as assigned by RRP.

Anil Srivastava

Professional Background

  • President of the Open Health Systems Laboratory

  • Program Lead for ICTBioMed: International Consortium for Technology in Biomedicine and the Rescuing and Repurposing Drugs for Cancer (RRDC) Initiative

  • Senior Advisor for Life Sciences at Internet2

  • Visiting Faculty at Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai, India

Current Projects for RRP

  • Indo-US research opportunities for Radiation Biology

  • In silico fast throughput screening to identify radiosensitizers and inhibitors for cancer therapy

  • Telesynergy®

  • International cooperation and additional projects as assigned by the Radiation Research Program

Rosemary Wong, Ph.D.

Professional Background

  • Radiation Biologist with over 25 years in vitro/in vivo laboratory experience investigating the combined use of hyperthermia and radiation to improve cancer therapy.

  • Program Director overseeing RRP's Cancer Disparity Research Partnership (CDRP) program to address cancer disparities seen in various racial/ethnic and underserved populations in the US.

  • Health Science Administrator/Program Director in RRP for 17 years; retired in 2016.

Current Projects for RRP

  • Ongoing trainer for RRP staff on use of NIH/NCI databases to carry out job functions.

  • Assist RRP staff on Oncology Outreach projects as needed.

  • Projects as assigned by RRP.

Molecular Radiation Therapeutics Branch