Elaine M. Zeman, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Radiation and Cancer Biology Division

ContactDr. Elaine Zeman

Phone: (919) 843-7590
Fax: (919) 966-7681
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, Rhode Island
Ph.D. (Cellular Radiation Biology):  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Postdoc:  Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

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. 157: 599-606, 2002.
  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.  54: 861-872, 2002.
  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.  160: 729-737, 2003.
  4. Pusey, D., L. Smith, E. Zeman and R. Adams.  A history and overview of the certification exam for medical dosimetrists.  Medical Dosimetry 30: 92-96, 2005.
  5. Dynlacht, J.R. and E.M. Zeman.  Recent initiatives for radiation oncology resident education in radiation and cancer biology.  Radiat. Res. 168: 262-265, 2007.
  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. 75: 896-905, 2009.

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). http://www.euradnews.org/euradnews/newsletter12/pages/new issu.htm
    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/d7uk6oc beginning May, 2010.)
    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/d7uk6oc beginning May, 2011.)

        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, 2014.