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The William C. Dewey Memorial Fund

Donations may be made when purchasing or renewing your membership.
If you've already renewed for 2022 and would like to make a donation, please contact the Business Office at 785-865-9404 or email us at

William C. Dewey, PhD

On November 15, 2021 one of the leaders in Hyperthermia, and a founding member of STM and past president (1988), Dr. William C. (Bill) Dewey, passed away.  The first publication on the response of mammalian cells to hyperthermia was presented by Dr. Dewey in 1971. The William C. Dewy award is given every other year to a person who demonstrates excellence in education and mentoring, and this represents one of the ways that we remember Bill with great fondness.

In honor of the many contributions that Dr. Dewey made to the field of Thermal Medicine, and to our Society, we encourage our members to contribute financial donations in his memory. All gifts in Honor of Dr. Dewey will support the educational mission of STM to offer new training opportunities for junior scientists and the importance of guidance and mentoring throughout all of our careers.  

James Lepock Memorial Fund

James Lepock 1948-2005

James Lepock was an innovative, energetic and loyal member of the society who passed away suddenly in 2005 due to complications associated with a cerebral hemorrhage. Jim was well liked by everyone and he was highly respected for his research on the cell biology and physics of hyperthermia. His pioneering research led to the application of quantitative methods to the identification of cellular targets of hyperthermia, and his publications remain highly influential in the field.

At the time of his death, Jim was Chairman of Biomedical Physics at the University of Toronto and, prior to that, served many years as Chairman of the Physics Department at the University of Waterloo. He also served for many years as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Hyperthermia. Besides being a productive and influential scientist and an effective administrator, Jim was also a wonderful and influential teacher. He enjoyed teaching students of all levels, but had a particular fondness for working with and teaching graduate students. Jim really excelled in one-to-one relationships with his students, which allowed him to produce a large number of successful masters and PhD candidates.
Because of Jim's devotion to the training of students and young investigators, his colleagues in the Society for Thermal Medicine created the James Lepock Memorial Fund in 2006 which is used primarily to fund Travel Awards for graduate students and new investigators to attend the annual meeting of the Society. The Governing Council acts as a steward for the James Lepock Memorial Fund.

Please consider making a contribution to the James Lepock Memorial Fund in the support of the general activities of the Society for Thermal Medicine. Your donations help fund many worth while programs, including the New Investigator Travel Awards.

Contributions are tax deductible and are very much appreciated. Most donations are typically $25, $50 or $100, but larger donations are appreciated and can be made by combining mulitple donations in your cart. If you wish to make a contribution by phone, fax, or mail, please contact the us at the Society for Thermal Medicine Business Office at 785-865-9404.


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