Frank J. Bova, a UF researcher who has discovered more than 30 inventions and worked with UF Innovate | Tech Licensing to translate his research into products or services for the global good, holds 13 patents, with the first awarded in 1992. Dr. Bova has been awarded the Edith Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to medical physics.
The award, given by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, is named after Dr. Edith Quimby (1891-1982), who devoted her life to using radiation to diagnose and treat human disease.
Bova, a New York native who received his doctoral degree from the University of Florida in 1977, began his career at the UF Radiosurgery Program in 1985 in collaboration with Dr. William Friedman. Their work has produced multiple patents for mechanical and computer systems associated with radiosurgery and image guided procedures, according to a UF Health news release.
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