Tuesday, June 5, 2012
WE MEET AT RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY
Lunch begins at noon ~ Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.
Doug Johnson, M.D.
Upon leaving active duty in 1987, Doug brought his family to Jacksonville to join the Florida Radiation Oncology Group (FROG). He retired as a Colonel in the USAF reserves in 1999, after having served as a Radiation Oncology Consultant, Flight Surgeon, and Commander of David Grant USAF Medical Center.
Doug was Valedictorian of his high school class in Victorville, California, and has since received numerous honors and awards, including membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Virginia Tech, MENSA, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a USAF Patent Award for development of a device used in breast surgery operations, the USAF Meritorious Service Award, the ASTRO Clinical Investigator Travel Grant Award, and election to Fellowship in the American College of Radiology. In 2010 he was awarded the Tabari Award by the Flying Physicians Association, and voted Physician of the Year by the Oncure Medical Corporation.
Doug was Chief of Radiation Oncology at Baptist Medical Center from 1995-2003, and chair of the Institutional Review Committee from 2001-2004. From 2004-2006 he was elected Chief of the Baptist Medical Center Medical Staff, and currently is the Vice President for Clinical Affairs for Oncure Medical Corporation nationally. He has been active in the American Cancer Society as the Vice-President for Programs, Duval County. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and is a member of a dozen major regional and national professional societies. Dr. Johnson previously held a faculty position with Stanford University as a Clinical Instructor in Radiation Oncology, and currently is an Assistant Professor of Oncology with the Mayo Medical School.
Doug has a major interest in clinical cancer research, is a Principal Investigator for the national Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and Children’s Oncology Groups, and heads up our FROG and Oncure research programs. He serves on national research strategy committees and has authored numerous protocols, as well as over 45 scientific publications. He has also served as a Quality Control consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Outside the office, you might catch him with his family at the beach, on the tennis courts, with a paintbrush at his easel, or at a local airport—he is an avid pilot with his commercial multi-engine instrument land and seaplane ratings and has built his own award-winning experimental aircraft.
Our Alhambra Fundraising Event
Members In The News
The June issue of Automobile Magazine features an article about Bill Warner's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The event has raised just over $2 million in donations for hospice, spina bifida research, and Boys and Girls Clubs. The entire article can be found at http://www.automobilemag.com/features/columns/1206_vile_gossip_hitting_the_lawn_concours_season_is_open/The entire article can be found at http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-05-26/story/1922-2012-tom-nehl-long-time-supporter-jacksonville-community-theater
Joy Hardaker was recently mentioned in the Times Union in an article about the 11th annual McGala at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa held on May 5. The theme was "Believe The Magic". Joy conducted an auction, and with the assistance of some talented Douglas Anderson students, they raised $60,000. The entire article can be found at http://jacksonville.com/community/shorelines/2012-05-19/story/rooney-dress-codes-sometimes-require-decoding
Remembering Our Own
Rotarian’s Widow Travels to International Water Project Site dedicated in Memoriam
Kathy Maurer, widow of Rotarian Don Maurer (who passed away in 2009), recently visited Guatemala and the site of a Rotary International Water Project that was completed in her husband’s honor. Don was a member of Rotary Club South Jacksonville, was passionate for International Water Projects, and made frequent visits to Honduras and Guatemala overseeing the delivery of successful clean water and sanitation projects during the time he was a Rotarian.
Don’s passing occurred, coincidentally, while on a Water Project site visit to Guatemala. A group of Rotarians from South Jacksonville and other friends and colleagues traveled to Guatemala the following year to dedicate that year’s Water Project in Don’s memory. As part of the dedication, hand prints were left in the cement, and, during the recent trip made by Don’s widow, the scene was re-created so that her hand prints could join those honoring her late husband’s dedication to the project.
Kathy Maurer described the experience …
“My visit to El Adelanto last week was much more than I could have imagined. The committee members from the village who greeted me were so gracious and hospitable. It was truly an honor to be among such wonderful people. Although I was not ready to be present at the time the memorial was dedicated, I always wished I could have placed my hand print in the cement. Well, I was granted that moment as a special mixture was made for my hand to join the others … my visit to El Adelanto was a most memorable experience in my life that I will cherish always.”
Kathy Maurer, and her hand prints, in El Adelanto, Guatemala
Don Maurer left a legacy of hand prints made throughout the world while putting service above self. He will not be forgotten as a Rotarian, a friend, husband and father to those he left behind.
South Jacksonville Rotarians Don Maurer (on left) and PP James Chansler with the El Adelanto, Guatemala Water Committee at a project construction site in Spring, 2008.