Cardenas 1Assistant Professor
Director of Automated Treatment Planning

Areas of Interest: 
Medical physics




Physical Address

Hazelrig Salter Radiation Oncology
Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Adminstrative Contact
Sunny Scott
205.975.7828
sscott@uabmc.edu

Research Interests

Machine learning algorithms to automate tasks in treatment planning, and the application of image analysis for the creation of models to predict toxicities & patient outcomes.

Education and Postdoctoral Training

B.S., University of Alabama at Huntsville
M.S., East Carolina University
Ph.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Awards and Honors

2020-2022, Data Science Seed Award, Radiation Oncology Strategic Initiatives (ROSI)
2020, 2nd Place, Overall Dose Score Category, The Open Knowledge-Based Planning Challenge (OpenKBP), AAPM
2019-2021, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award (1 L30 CA242657-01), National Cancer Institute
2019, Young Investigator Symposium Finalist, AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting
2017-2018, Andrew Sowell-Wade Huggins Scholarship for Cancer Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2017, UT MD Anderson Medical Physics Student Research Retreat Travel Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2017, Expanding Horizons Travel Award, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
2016-2017, The George M. Stancel, Ph.D. Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2015-2017, UT Health Science Center, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 2015−2017
2005-2009, University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation Presidential Scholarship, University of Alabama in Huntsville
2005-2009, ADTRAN Mark C. Smith Scholarship, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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