CONGRATULATIONS: William Slayton, M.D., Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division Chief and Program Director
The International Society for Pediatric Oncology, or SIOP (Société Internationale d’Oncologie Pédiatrique), awarded Dr. Slayton the Clinical Trials Award at its London meeting in October.
From approximately 1,250 abstracts, the top three were selected and recognized in the following categories: Clinical Trials, Basic Research and Third World Medicine.
The abstract, entitled “Outstanding early responses with dasatinib and intensive chemotherapy in pediatric Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL): Children’s Oncology Group (COG) trial AALL0622,” reported results of a clinical trial using a second generation targeted therapy for Philadelphia chromosome positive ALL where the early responses are about 20 percent better than the current standard of care.
WELCOME: Thomas Martinko, M.D., FAAP, FSAHM, Director of Adolescent Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Martinko joined the UF Department of Pediatrics in August.
Board certified in Adolescent Medicine, he spent 28 years in the US Army, most of which was in military teaching hospitals, but it also included deployments to Honduras and Afghanistan. He served as President of the Uniformed Services Chapter of the AAP and retired from the military as a colonel.
Dr. Martinko spent the past four years at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, where he developed the Adolescent Medicine Service and also served as the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program.
He and his wife of 31 years, Debbie, are delighted to be a part of the Gator Nation.