The Herald-Times

John Cameron wins inaugural Ivy Tech award

By Mike Leonard331-4368 |
October 4, 2012

John Cameron was awarded Ivy Tech’s inaugural “Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award” by the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship in a private recognition event Tuesday.

“The Cook Center established the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award to draw attention to individuals in our communities who are leaders, job creators and entrepreneurs in their field,” Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart said in a prepared statement. “Dr. Cameron has a long and distinguished career in nuclear physics, medical technology and research and development administration, and is among the pioneers in proton therapy.”

Cameron served as professor of physics and director of the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and has directed major multidisciplinary research and development institutes for the past 20 years.

According to an Ivy Tech news release, the Entrepreneurship Award was awarded specifically in recognition of his leadership in the foundation of ProCure Treatment Centers, his pivotal role in the development of the then Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (now the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center), and of the ProCure Training and Development Center, established in Bloomington in 2008. ProCure TDC was the first facility in the world dedicated to proton therapy training.

Ivy Tech-Bloomington and ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. formed a partnership in 2008 to provide students access to state-of-the-art radiation therapy simulation lab equipment and expert industry training at the ProCure Training and Development Center. The partnership has enabled Ivy Tech-Bloomington to develop and offer a Proton Therapy Specialist certificate program, the first and only of its kind in the nation. To date, Ivy Tech-Bloomington has graduated 41 registered radiation therapists and 63 proton-certified students.

John Cameron, Ph.D.
Founder, President, and Chairman
ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc.

Copyright: 2012

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