NEW YORK, NY, May 04, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Eric Hall has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 60 years of experience in academia, Dr. Hall was recognized as the Higgins professor emeritus of radiation biophysics at Columbia University in 2008, and has since worked part-time as a special research scientist. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Higgins professor of Radiation Biophysics and Director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Medical Center from 1984 to 2008. From 1968, when he moved to the United States, to 1984 he was Professor of Radiology at Columbia University and radiation biologist with the Radiation Oncology Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Previously, he held the positions of principal physicist at The Churchill Hospital with Oxford University Hospital Trust from 1963 to 1968, senior physicist at The Churchill Hospital from 1957 to 1962, and assistant physicist at Velindre Cancer Centre from 1956 to 1957. Dr. Hall began his career as an assistant physicist at Churchill Hospital with Oxford University Hospitals from 1955 to 1956.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Hall was educated at Abertillery Grammar School, earning a School Certificate in seven subjects in 1948. He followed this accomplishment with a higher school certificate in 1950, with a focus on physics, chemistry, pure and applied mathematics. Dr. Hall went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in physics, with honors, from University College London in 1953. Dr. Hall continued his studies at Oriel College Oxford, obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in radiobiology in 1962. He was awarded an honorary Master of Arts in 1966 and an honorary Doctor of Science in 1977 from Oxford University.
Beyond his principal appointment, Dr. Hall has contributed to numerous endeavors in his professional circles. The operational director for the Kreitchman PET Center at Columbia University Medical Center from 2009 to 2010, he has served on the Radiobiology Advisory Committee to National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1971 to 1975 and as chair of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group from 1979 to 1989. The keynote speaker for ASTRO in 1985 and 2001, he was a visiting professor at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in 1995, a visiting professor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2000, and a Gibbs Memorial Orator with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2013. On the Radiation Oncology Advisory Group for the American College of Radiology from 1997 to 1998, Dr. Hall has also contributed to the Radiological Society of North America as chair of the Subcommittee on Radiation Therapy & Radiobiology of the Program Committee from 1985 to 1987 and as vice president in 1989.
Dr. Hall has maintained involvement with the Radiation Research Society, contributing as a councilor from 1977 to 1980, on the Finance Committee in 1981, on the Honors & Awards Committee from 1986 to 1990, and on the Program Committee in 1975, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1992. He has also worked with the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Board of Radiology, the American Radium Society, Inc., the International Association of Radiation Research and the National Academy of Sciences. Supporting the National Cancer Institute in their Radiation Study Section, Cancer Center Support Review Committee, and NCI Plan for Radiation Research Section, Dr. Hall has gone above and beyond for the associated branches of Columbia University, including serving for 24 years as Chair of the Radiation Safety Committee and the Radioactive Isotope Committee. During his career he was President of the Radiation Research Society (1984-1985), the American Radium Society (1999-2000) and the International Association for Radiation Research (1999-2003).
Dr. Hall has found much success with his written works as well, having contributed 400 articles to journals such as the British Journal of Radiology, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Radiation Research, the Canadian Journal of Radiology and the British Journal of Cancer. He has also authored seven editions of "Radiobiology for the Radiologist" and two editions of "Radiation & Life," both of which have also been reprinted multiple times internationally. He was coauthor of "Californium-252 in Teaching and Research" in 1974, coauthor of "Making the Radiation Therapy Decision" in 1996, coauthor of "Principles and Practice of Brachytherapy" in 2001, the senior biology editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics from 1998 to 2002, and senior biology editor for the International Journal of Radiation Biology in 1984. The associate editor for Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncology, Dr. Hall was on the editorial board for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics from 1975 to 1997.
In addition to his primary trade, Dr. Hall remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He has maintained membership with the British Institute of Radiology, the International Association for Radiation Research, and the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology. Involved with the Study Section on Prevention, Diagnostic and Treatment at American Cancer Society from 1986 to 1990, Dr. Hall has also participated on various committees and councils for the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements from 1979 to 2018, including 6 years on the Board of Directors.
Appointed special lecturer in radiation oncology at Columbia University in 2008, Dr. Hall has been a visiting lecturer for the Society for Pediatric Radiology in 2002, National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements in 1998, Umeå University in 1996 and Wayne State University, Harper Hospital in 1996. A lecturer at Case Western Reserve University in 1996, he was a memorial lecturer for the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia in 1994, the Royal College of Radiologists in 1991, the Greater New York and Connecticut Chapters of the Health Physics Society in 1988 and 1984, and the American Endocurietherapy Society in 1984. Dr. Hall has also notably participated as an invited lecturer for the University of Minnesota in 1984, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1984, the American Society of Dental Radiologists in 1983, the Canadian Association of Physicists in 1982, and the Hospital Physicists' Association in 1975.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Hall has accrued many accolades and honors throughout his career. Recognized as a Fulbright Exchange Scholar at the University of Colorado from 1962 to 1963, he has been honored as a Distinguished Professor at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1995, Honorary Fellow by the American College of Radiology in 1981, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1999, Honorary Fellow of the Society of Radiological Protection in 2005, and Fellow of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation & Oncology in 2006. Receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Radiation Research Society in 2012, Dr. Hall has been presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia University Medical Center in 2009, the Gold Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society in 2008, the Gold Medal from the American College of Radiology in 2008, the Gray Medal from the International Commission on Radiological Units in 2007 and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Health Physics Society in 2005.
Earning the Henry S. Kaplan Distinguished Scientist Award at the 12th International Congress of Radiation Research in 2003, Dr. Hall has previously received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Radiology in 2002, the John B. Little Award from the School of Public Health at Harvard University in 2000, the Gold Medal from the Juan A. del Regato Foundation in 1997, and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Radiological Society of North America in 1996. He was also bestowed with the Gold Medal from the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology in 1993, the Janeway Medal from the American Radium Society in 1992, the Gold Medal from the Radiological Society of North America in 1992, the Failla Award from the Radiation Research Society in 1991, and the Award of Honor from the Radiological Society of North America in 1990. Dr. Hall has also procured the Barclay Medal from the British Institute of Radiology in 1983, the Marie Curie Gold Medal from the Great Lakes Chapter of the Health Physics Society in 1983, the Weiss Medal from the Association for Radiation Research in 1990, and the Roentgen Award of the British Institute of Radiology in 1976.
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