Radioisotopes & Radioactive Drug Research Advisory Committee

Radioisotopes & Radioactive Drug Research Advisory Committee (RADRAC)

The RADRAC is charged with the responsibility for review, approval and surveillance of radioactive drugs as well as the purchase and use of radioisotopes in humans (including research and routine) within The University of Chicago and University of Chicago Medical Center.

Click here for the RADRAC webpage on the Insitutional Review Board site.

Roster:

RADRAC Chair: Daniel Applebaum, M.D. Chairman, Associate Professor Radiology and Section Chief, Biological Sciences Division, Radiology

RADRAC Vice-Chair: Bill O'Brien-Penney, Ph.D., Vice Chairman, Associate Professor Radiology, Biological Sciences Division, Radiology, Graduate Program in Medical Physics

James Marsicek, Associate Director, Administration, Office of Research Safety, Radiation Safety

Chester Reft, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Medical Physics Residency Program Director, Biological Sciences Division, Radiation & Cellular Oncology

Stephanie Blossomgame, R.N., Assistant Care Manager, University of Chicago Medical Center, Patient Services

Judd Johnson, Associate Director of Operations, Facilities Operations, Biological Sciences Division, Facilities, Design and Construction

Howard Halpern. M. D., Ph.D., Professor, Biological Sciences Division, Radiation & Cellular Oncology, Center for EPR Imaging In Vivo Physiology

Glen McKeown, J.D., Associate General Counsel, Administration, Office of Legal Counsel     

Neal Scherberg, Ph.D., Associate Director, Adult Endocrinology Labs, Biological Sciences Division, Medicine, Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Michael Ludwig, Ph.D., Associate VP for Research Administration & URA Director, Administration, University Research Administration (URA)

R. Parker Ward, M.D., Associate Professor; Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program; Acting Director, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, Biological Sciences Division, Medicine

Monica Geyer, Assistant Director Specialty Imaging Services

Steven Chmura, M.D., Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director, Biological Sciences Division, Radiation & Cellular Oncology

Yenice Kamil, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Division, Radiation & Cellular Oncology, Radiation Physics

Hania Al-Hallaq, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Division, Radiation & Cellular Oncology, Radiation Physics,

Thomas Siminski, R.N. (alternate – Blossomgame)

Jennifer Palombizio (alternate – Johnson), Safety Director, University of Chicago Medical Center, Facilities, Design, and Construction, Safety

Al Jimenez (alternate for Geyer), CMNT, Imaging Center Leader

Tamia Walker, R.N. (alternate - Blossomgame),

Yasmin Hasan, M.D. (alternate for Halpern), Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Division, Radiation & Cellular Oncology

Yonglin Pu, M.D. (alternate for Chmura), Associate Professor Radiology, Biological Sciences Division, Radiology