Submit your email address to sign up for the Visionary,
or monthly newletter.

X

Search the Radiation Oncology Institute

X

Submit your email address to sign up for the Visionary,
or monthly newletter.

X

Search the Radiation Oncology Institute

X
Close Index

2019 Publication Award Nominations | del Regato Archives | New Research Podcast (Spring 2019 Vol. 9 No. 1)

Join the Competition for the 2019 ROI Publication Award
Submit your nomination for the honor by July 3, 2019. 
Letter from the President
ROI President Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO, offers a toast to you, our supporters. 
Bringing New Life to the History of Radiation Oncology
Juan A. del Regato's historical works are archived on the ROI's website. 
Giving In Recognition of Another
A gift to the ROI in honor or memory of an influential person in your life can have a meaningful and lasting impact. 
New Podcast Features ROI Researcher Todd McNutt, PhD
Advances in Radiation Oncology is showcasing Dr. McNutt's recent manuscript, "Machine Learning Methods Uncover Radiomorphologic Dose Patterns in Salivary Glands that Predict Xerostomia in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer" in their latest podcast. 
William Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO and Nancy Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO
Drs. Nancy and Bill Mendenhall are members of the ROI Founders' Circle to give back to radiation oncology so that the specialty can survive and thrive through vibrant research conducted by the next generation.
Making Giving Easy with Monthly Option
Help sustain radiation oncology research with a monthly gift to the ROI. 
Got 60 Minutes? Plan Your Estate
Creating an estate plan may be easier and less time-consuming than you think.
Issue Index

Giving In Recognition of Another

Making a gift to the Radiation Oncology Institute in memory of a deceased individual or in honor of a living person is a special way to recognize those important to you. In 2018, the ROI received more than the usual memorial gifts as ASTRO lost several beloved members. During the past year, donors made gifts in memory of Luther Brady, MD, FASTRO; Larry Kun, MD, FASTRO; Carl Mansfield, MD, ScD, FASTRO; James Cox, MD, FASTRO; Ralph Dobelbower, MD, PhD; and Peter Mauch, MD. In addition, donors made gifts in memory of Mary Vasquez, Lucy Cassinelli, Linda Helm, Agi H. Emerson, Eugene Carl Moulds, Lindsay Nicole Gustafson, and Carolyn Wolf.

The ROI sent notes to family members to share that these gifts were given. In some cases, family members who have also chosen radiation oncology as a profession received the messages. For example, the note for the gift in memory of Dr. Brady went to his nephew, Thomas Yaeger, MD, a radiation oncologist in Florida. For the gift in memory of Dr. Dobelbower, the announcement of the gift went to his grandson, Michael Dobelbower, MD, at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. The donor of the gift works with Dr. Dobelbower’s grandson and made the gift as a thoughtful gesture to her co-worker.

Gifts in honor of retirements was a theme in 2018. Gifts were made in honor of ROI Board member, Jay Hoey, on his retirement from Elekta and in honor of Ross Abrams, MD, who retired from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Other tribute gifts were made in honor of Randy Kahn, MD; William Magnuson, MD; Herman Suit, MD; Christopher Schultz, MD; and Anthony Zietman, MD. A special gift in honor of ROI Board members, Jay Hoey and Joe Jachinowski, was made on Giving Tuesday, November 27, to recognize them for the matching gift they made available. Another unique gift came from Sharon Kavanagh in honor of her grandson, Josh Anderson, a medical student at Vanderbilt with an interest in pursuing a career in radiation oncology.

Learn more about how to show your appreciation for an important person in your life with a gift to the ROI or make a gift in honor or in memory of a friend, relative, or colleague now.