MDCB Scholarship Award Winners

Alecia Eliason, BS, R.T.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse's radiation therapy program in 2008 and have worked as a therapist for Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, WI since then. I am in the midst of completing my master’s degree in medical dosimetry from the UW-La Crosse, fulfilling the clinical internship portion of my degree at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how befitting of me this profession truly is. I aspire to utilize my knowledge gained as an experienced radiation therapist to bridge the gap between radiation oncology professionals, including physicians, physicists, dosimetrists and therapists to positively impact the overall level of patient care.

As a medical dosimetrist, I would like to continue learning about and implementing cutting edge technology to provide the best care possible for patients. More specifically, I’d like to be a part of the technological advancement of MRI linear accelerators along with adaptive targeting. The concept of treating patients with radiation while accounting for motion or target changes in real time fascinates me, and I’d love to take part in research involved with this. Following graduation, I hope to continue working for and contribute knowledge and research to an academic institution as this will allow for professional growth within the field of medical dosimetry.

I currently reside in the small community of Cedarburg, WI with my husband, Joel, and 2 girls, Ava (3) and Jade (1). A healthy and active lifestyle is very important to me, so my family is outside as often as the weather allows, taking advantage of seasonal activities such as running, hiking, and playing in the park with my girls.