Dr. Norman Coleman

Dr Coleman is based at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health in the US.

He has been the International Scientific Advisor for Action Radiotherapy since the charity was launched at the House of Lords in 2010. For his work in supporting the UK Radiotherapy community he was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2011.

Other roles currently held by Dr Coleman include: Head, Experimental Therapeutics Section, Associate Director, Radiation Research Program, DCTD, NCI and Senior Medical Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, DHHS. Dr. Coleman was a tenured faculty member at the Stanford University School of Medicine before joining Harvard Medical School in 1985 as Fuller-American Cancer Society Professor and Chairman, Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. In 1999, he came to the NCI and became director of the new Radiation Oncology Sciences Program that he created to coordinate all radiation oncology activities. He served as chief of the Radiation Oncology Branch from 1999 – 2004 and is now an adjunct member of ROB. He serves the NCI as associate director of the Radiation Research Program (in DCTD). Since 2004 he has been Senior Medical Advisor and medical chief of the CBRNE Team in the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO), Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HHS.

He has written extensively in the fields of radiation modifiers and, more recently, on preparedness and planning for radiological or nuclear emergencies and global health. he received the 2011 Service to America Homeland Security Medal.

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