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Julianne M. Pollard, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pickens Academic Tower
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1420
Houston, TX 77030-3722
Room Number: Department of Radiation Physics
Phone: (713) 563-2591
Fax: (713) 563-2545

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2008 University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, PHD, Biomedical Physics
2007 University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, MS, Biomedical Physics
2002 University of Miami, Miami, FL, BS, Physics and Mathematics

Postgraduate Training

2014 Leadership, Minority Faculty Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2014 Leadership, Heart of Leadership Training Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
9/2008-11/2010 Clinical Residency, Medical Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

5/2011 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 12/2010-8/2012

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1/2007-12/2007

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Council Member, MD Anderson Cancer Center Gender Inclusiveness Council, Houston, TX, 2015-present
Thoracic Group Physics Resident Education Coordinator, MD Anderson Thoracic Physics Group, Houston, TX, 2015-present
Coordinator, Medical Physics Women's Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014-present
Faculty Member, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston Outreach Program, Houston, TX, 2014-present
Member of Faculty Senate, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014-present
Associate Member, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, Houston, TX, 2012-present
Radiation Physicist Resident, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-11/2010
Diversity Advisor for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 9/2006-8/2008
Co-chairperson, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics--Providing Leadership and Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 9/2005-8/2008
Physics Instructor for Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED), University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 6/2005-8/2005
Event Coordinator, UCLA Black Graduate Student Association, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 9/2004-8/2005
Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 9/2002-8/2008
President, University of Miami Society of Physics Students, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 9/2001-5/2002
Physics Tutor, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 9/2001-5/2002
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 6/2001-8/2001
Undergraduate Summer Research Intern, Cornell University, New York, NY, 6/2000-8/2000

Honors and Awards

2007 Oral Presentation Award, UCLA Biomedical Physics Interdepartmental Program
2006 NIH Minority Supplement Award
2005 Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention
2002 Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship, Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship
2001 Student's Honor Award, Sigma Pi Sigma
1998 Golden Drum Award, University of Miami

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Member, 2004-present
Black Graduate Student Association
Member, 2004-2008
National Society of Black Physicists
Member, 2005-present
Radiation Research Society
Member, 2006-2008
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-Providing Leadership and Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education
Member, 2004-2008
Society of Physics Students
Member, 2000-2002

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Grant JD, Jensen GL, Tang C, Pollard JM, Kry SF, Krishnan S, Dougherty AH, Gomez DR, Rozner MA. Radiotherapy-Induced Malfunction in Contemporary Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices: Clinical Incidence and Predictors. JAMA Oncol. e-Pub 6/2015. PMID: 26181143.
2. Kim K, Pollard JM, Norris AJ, McDonald JT, Sun Y, Micewicz E, Pettijohn K, Damoiseaux R, Iwamoto KS, Sayre JW, Price BD, Gatti RA, McBride WH. High-throughput screening identifies two classes of antibiotics as radioprotectors: tetracyclines and fluoroquinolones. Clin Cancer Res 15(23):7238-45, 12/2009. e-Pub 11/2009. PMCID: PMC2787903.
3. Du L, Damoiseaux R, Nahas S, Gao K, Hu H, Pollard JM, Goldstine J, Jung ME, Henning SM, Bertoni C, Gatti RA. Nonaminoglycoside compounds induce readthrough of nonsense mutations. J Exp Med 206(10):2285-97, 9/2009. e-Pub 9/2009. PMCID: PMC2757881.
4. Pollard JM, Gatti RA. Clinical radiation sensitivity with DNA repair disorders: an overview. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74(5):1323-31, 8/2009. PMCID: PMC2725446.
5. Pollard JM, Reboucas JS, Durazo A, Kos I, Fike F, Panni M, Gralla EB, Valentine JS, Batinic-Haberle I, Gatti RA. Radioprotective effects of manganese-containing superoxide dismutase mimics on ataxia-telangiectasia cells. Free Radic Biol Med 47(3):250-60, 8/2009. e-Pub 4/2009. PMID: 19389472.
6. Reliene R, Pollard JM, Sobol Z, Trouiller B, Gatti RA, Schiestl RH. N-acetyl cysteine protects against ionizing radiation-induced DNA damage but not against cell killing in yeast and mammals. Mutat Res 665(1-2):37-43, 6/2009. e-Pub 3/2009. PMID: 19427509.
7. Du L, Pollard JM, Gatti RA. Correction of prototypic ATM splicing mutations and aberrant ATM function with antisense morpholino oligonucleotides. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(14):6007-12, 4/2007. e-Pub 3/2007. PMCID: PMC1832221.

Abstracts

1. Lewis D, Wang X, Gao S, Nitsch P, Pollard JM, Sadagopan R, Balter P. A dosimetric comparison of two treatment setups for thoracic stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) patients. Medical Physics (pending 2015), 2015.
2. Harvey M, Pollard J, Wen Z, Gao S. Measurement of Secondary Neutrons Produced in the (gamma,n) Reation from the TrueBeam Linac Head. Medical Physics 40(265), 2013.
3. Gao S, Balter P, Pollard JM. Evaluation of a Commercial QA device for daily output check for a large multi-linac institution. Med Phys 38:3530, 2011.
4. Gao S, Balter P, Ohrt J, Pollard JM, Chung H. Quality assurance of enhanced dynamic wedge profiles using ImRT MatriXX. Med Phys 38:3527, 2011.
5. Pollard JM, Kirsner S, Mason B, Bloom E, Gifford K. Evaluation of Two Brachytherapy Planning Methods for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation using MammoSite. IJROBP 78(3):S840, 11/2010.
6. Pollard JM, Poenisch F, Sahoo N, Zhu X, Gillin M. Verification of the Accuracy of the Proton Range Compensator Scatter Factor and Dose within Inhomogeneity Calculations using the Eclipse Treatment Planning System. Med Phys 37:3260, 2010.
7. Pollard JM, Angel E, McNitt-Gray M, Gatti RA. Evaluation of diagnostic exposure risks for a radiosensitive patient. Med Phys 34(6):2450, 6/2007.

Last updated: 8/25/2015