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Dr. Helene Hill

Radiology, NJ Medical School
185 South Orange Ave

Brief Biography:

I received my PhD in Biology at Brandeis University in 1964. I have published more than 75 papers in peer reviewed journals including Science, PNAS, Radiation Research and Photochemistry and Photobiology, more than 190 abstracts and made numerous presentations at national and international scientific meetings. I have had support for my research from the American Cancer Society, the US Public Health Service and the NJ Cancer Research Commission. In 1997 I was awarded the Smith College Medal by my alma mater, Smith College, in Northampton, MA for my research on melanoma. I served on the Council of the American Society for Photobiology for 12 years, 6 of those as Secretary.

Academic positions:

Instructor in Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1963-64 Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School in Bacteriology and Immunology, Boston, MA 1964-66 Post-doctoral fellow, University of Colorado Medical Center in Biophysicis, Denver, CO 1966-67 Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Medical Center in Biophysics and Genetics, Denver, CO 1967-1972 Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine in Radiology, St Louis, MO 1973-1976 Associate Professor, Marshall University School of Medicine in Biochemistry, Huntington, WV 1976-1981 Professor of Radiology, NJ Medical School in Radiology, Newark, NJ 1981-present

Research interests:

Photo- and radiation biology The role of melanin in the carcinogenesis of melanoma and the photobiology of DNA damage from sunlight DNA damage in mitochondrial DNA

Any other information:

I have been a whistleblower and, as a result, am passionately interested in scientific integrity and the reporting of scientific misconduct.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think it is a wonderful idea. It is up to scientists not editors to evaluate the scientific impact and importance of reports.