Tim was selected from a long list of nominees.
Tim Cullip, a senior software engineer and member of the Department’s Physics and Computing Division, was selected from a long list of nominees to receive a 2009 Oncology Service Excellence Award in recognition of his many years of hard work developing and refining our radiotherapy treatment planning software, PLanUNC or “PLUNC”. The sofware, originally developed at UNC for the past 20 years, includes graphical tools for outlining anatomical structures, virtual simulation, dose calculation and analysis, and IMRT treatment planning. The software is used worldwide at many institutions involved in radiation therapy patient care, research and education, and has also been incorporated into several commercially-available treatment planning systems. An awards ceremony took place on November 2, 2009 in the NC Cancer Hospital lobby and was attended by Tim’s family, friends and Radiation Oncology colleagues. Congratulations Tim!