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The Visionary (Spring 2022, Vol. 12, No. 1)

Annual ROI Publication Award Nominations Now Open
Recognize an early career researcher for their outstanding work on a recent manuscript.
ROI Researcher Honored for Work on Financial Toxicity
Fumiko Chino, MD, appreciates how ROI funding played a role in her success.
Join Our Team: Become a President’s Circle Donor!
Join our important work by making a donation to the Radiation Oncology Institute!
Library of eContouring Webinars Grows
Watch replays of two recent webinars on cardiac radioablation for ventricular tachycardia and hematologic malignancies.
Springing Into Action
ROI President Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO, shares how ROI research is flourishing.
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Springing Into Action

This time of year, signs of growth are everywhere from new leaves on trees to nests filled with eggs. In this Spring issue of the Visionary, I am happy to share with you how ROI research is blossoming through new awards and outcomes.
 
ROI has launched the call for nominations for the 2022 Publication Award and we are looking forward to seeing many outstanding articles submitted for consideration again this year. Honoring a talented early career researcher who is the lead author of a manuscript impacting the practice of radiation oncology will be one of the highlights of ROI’s events at the ASTRO Annual Meeting in October. The Publication Award winner will also receive a $5,000 grant to continue their research. I encourage you to learn more about the award eligibility and criteria and to submit your nomination by July 7.
 
Also in 2022, ROI’s research portfolio will expand to include the winners of the “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Radiation Oncology” awards. We were thrilled to see another strong response to our annual request for proposals. We are currently reviewing applications and will announce the award-winning investigative teams in June.
 
Previously funded projects are likewise bearing fruit. This month’s issue of the Red Journal includes an article by Dr. Malcolm Mattes with results from a survey of radiation oncology departments on their outreach to medical student groups for women and minorities, part of his ROI-funded project to increase diversity in the radiation oncology workforce. Additionally, Dr. Fumiko Chino is receiving the inaugural ASCO Excellence in Equity Award, and she gratefully acknowledges that the ROI grant she received to study financial toxicity in head and neck cancer served as a foundation for her current research.   
 
All of this growth is made possible by the contributions of generous donors like you. Help radiation oncology research thrive by making your gift to ROI today. We are grateful for your support of research that is advancing the field and improving outcomes for patients.
 
Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO
President, ROI Board of Trustees