Elaine M. Zeman, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Cancer Biology Division

ContactElaine M. Zeman, Ph.D.

Phone: (919) 843-7590
Fax: (984) 974-8607
E-mail: zeman@med.unc.edu
Web Sites: http://www.med.unc.edu/radonc/, http://www.rawdata-services.com

Education and Degrees

A.B. (Biological and Medical Sciences): Brown University, Providence, RI
Ph.D. (Cellular Radiation Biology): Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Postdoc: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Teaching Expertise

  • Cellular and molecular radiation biology and toxicology
  • Tumor biology
  • Radiation and public health
  • Clinical oncology
  • Scientific writing, editing, proofreading and publishing
  • Standardized test design, test-taking skills and public speaking

Recent Publications (peer-reviewed)

  1. Dynlacht, J.R., M.W. Dewhirst, E.J. Hall, B.S. Rosenstein and E.M. Zeman. Toward a consensus on radiobiology teaching to radiation oncology residents.  Radiat Res 2002;157:599-606. PMID: 11966327.
  2. Zeman, E.M., J.R. Dynlacht, B.S. Rosenstein and M.W. Dewhirst. Toward a national consensus:  Teaching radiobiology to radiation oncology residents.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys  2002;54:861-872. PMID: 12377340.
  3. Coleman, C.N., H.B. Stone, G.A. Alexander, M.H. Barcellos-Hoff, J.S. Bedford, R.G. Bristow, J.R. Dynlacht, Z. Fuks, L.S. Gorelic, R.P. Hill, M.C. Joiner, F.F. Liu, W.H. McBride, W.G. McKenna, S.N. Powell, M.E.C. Robbins, S. Rockwell, P.B. Schiff, E.G. Shaw, D.W. Siemann, E.L. Travis, P.E. Wallner, R.S.L. Wong and E.M. Zeman.  Education and training for radiation scientists: Radiation Research Program and American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Workshop, Bethesda, Maryland, May 12–14, 2003.  Radiat Res  2003;160:729-737. PMID: 14640790.
  4. Pusey, D., L. Smith, E. Zeman and R. Adams.  A history and overview of the certification exam for medical dosimetrists.  Medical Dosimetry 2005;30:92-96. PMID: 15922175.
  5. Dynlacht, J.R. and E.M. Zeman.  Recent initiatives for radiation oncology resident education in radiation and cancer biology.  Radiat Res 2007;168:262-265. PMID: 17722362.
  6. Rosenstein, B.S., Held, K.D., Rockwell, S., Williams, J. and E.M. Zeman. American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) survey of radiation biology educators in U.S. and Canadian radiation oncology residency programs. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2009;75:896-905. PMID: 19733012.

Recent Publications (non-peer-reviewed)

Journal and Online Articles/Resources:

    1. Zeman, E.M. US radiation oncology resident education in radiation biology: Time for a reappraisal?
      EURADNEWS, online newsletter of the European Late Effects Project Group and the European Radiation Dosimetry Group.  Special issue on “Training and Education in the Radiological Sciences”, Number 12, November, 2002 (ISSN 1627-3699). 
    2. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; K. Held, S. Rockwell, E. Zeman, Senior Associate Editors; J. Allalunis-Turner, A. Haimovitz-Friedman, A. Kronenberg, W. Morgan, J. Murnane, C. Stevens, J. Sweasy, J. Williams,Associate Editors. RABEX 2005: Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination.  Advanced Medical Publishing, Madison, 2005. http://www.advmedpub.com/scripts/details.asp?id=551&cat=Radiobiology&s=amp
    3. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; K. Held, S. Rockwell, J. Williams and E. Zeman, Senior Associate Editors. 2006 ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination and Study Guide.
    4. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; K. Held, S. Rockwell, J. Williams and E. Zeman, Senior Associate Editors. 2007 ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination and Study Guide.
    5. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; K. Held, S. Rockwell, J. Williams and E. Zeman, Senior Associate Editors. 2008 ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination and Study Guide.
    6. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; K. Held, S. Rockwell, J. Williams and E. Zeman, Senior Associate Editors. 2009 ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination and Study Guide.
    7. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; S. Rockwell, J. Williams and E. Zeman, Senior Associate Editors. 2010 ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination and Study Guide.  (Available for download at http://tinyurl.com/ldrsqbo.)
    8. Rosenstein, B.S., Editor-in-Chief; E. Zeman, Contributor. 2011 ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination and Study Guide.  (Available for download at http://tinyurl.com/mybnmpe.)
    9. Eblan MJ, VanderWalde NA, Zeman EM, Jones E. Hypofractionation for breast cancer: lessons learned from our neighbors to the north and across the pond. Oncology (Williston Park) 2014;28(6):536-546. PMID: 25134333.

        Book Chapters:

        1. Zeman, E.M.The Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology.  In Gunderson, L.L. and Tepper, J.E. (eds): Clinical Radiation Oncology. Churchill Livingstone, Harcourt Health Sciences, Philadelphia, 2000, pp. 1-41.
        2. Zeman, E.M. The Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology.  In Gunderson, L.L. and Tepper, J.E. (eds): Clinical Radiation Oncology, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone, Harcourt Health Sciences, Philadelphia, 2006, pp. 1-43.
        3. Zeman, E.M. The Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology. In Gunderson, L.L. and Tepper, J.E. (eds): Clinical Radiation Oncology, Third Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011, pp. 3-42.
        4. Zeman, E.M., E.C. Schreiber and J.E. Tepper.  Basics of Radiation Therapy.  In Abeloff, M.D., Armitage, J.O., Niederhuber, J.E., Kastan, M.B. and McKenna, W.G. (eds): Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology, Fifth Edition. Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, 2014, pp. 393-422.
        5. Zeman, E.M. The Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology. In Gunderson, L.L. and Tepper, J.E. (eds): Clinical Radiation Oncology, Fourth Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, In press, 2015.