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ROI's newest researchers, Trustee Dr. Christopher M. Rose, Annual 5K in San Antonio (Summer 2018 Vol. 8 No. 2)

2018 Publication Award Nominations Due Friday
Join the competition for this honor by submitting a nomination by July 20 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
5K Run for the Future: It’s Time to Start Training
Registration for the ROI 5K at the ASTRO Annual Meeting is open. Race with us on the famous San Antonio River Walk!
Be a Sustaining Member with a Monthly Gift to the ROI
You can now make a monthly recurring gift to the ROI.
Join Us for a Financial Planning Seminar
Get your questions about the new tax law and charitable giving answered at the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting.
Letter from the Board
Trustee Christopher M. Rose, MD, FASTRO discusses the ROI’s commitment to excellence in research on the life-saving and quality of life benefits of radiation therapy.
New Leadership Supporters
See who has joined or renewed their commitment to the Founders’ Circle or the President’s Circle in 2018.
New ROI Awards are Responsive to Practical Needs
The ROI selected five outstanding research teams to receive its 2018 Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology awards.
Residents Racing for Research
ARRO has joined in support of the 9th Annual 5K Run for the Future to benefit the ROI by organizing a team of runners.
Donor Spotlight
Founders’ Circle donor Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH, is inspired by the ROI’s mission and encourages others to give early to watch their investments grow.
What is Legacy?
Leaving a legacy is about your impact on the world.
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New Leadership Supporters


In 2018, the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has seen growth in its two leadership giving recognition groups.

In the Founders’ Circle, which requires a minimum commitment of $2,500 per year for five years for a total of $12,500 has seen its membership grow by 14.

The following donors have joined the Founders’ Circle for the first time:

  • David and Lisa Auerbach
  • Augmenix
  • Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, and Bonny DeWeese
  • Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO
  • Albert Koong, MD, PhD, FASTRO
  • Nancy Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO, and William Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO
  • Christine Olsen and Robert Small
  • Gita Suneja MD, MSHP and Kian Eftekhari, MD

The following donors have given at the Founders’ Circle level one or more times in the past and have renewed their support with another significant commitment:

  • Timothy and Karen Guertin
  • Stephen and Lota Hahn 
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Halligan
  • Louis B. Harrison, MD
  • Tim R. Williams, MD
  • Anthony Zietman, MD, and Alison Brookes, MD

The President’s Circle, which launched this year, recognizes annual giving of $1,500 or more. In 2018, twelve individuals have become members of the President’s Circle:

President’s Circle - Gold - $5,000 or more

  • Thomas J. and Alison M. Eichler
  • James Peter and Susan Hoey
  • Kishore Dass, MD
  • Christopher Willett, MD, FASTRO

President’s Circle – Bronze - $1,500 - $2,499

  • Mackenzie D. Daly, MD
  • Ronald D. Ennis, MD
  • Michael Gillin, PhD, FASTRO
  • Bruce Haffty, MD, FASTRO
  • Douglas Martin, MD
  • Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO
  • Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA
  • Bernard (Bill) Taylor, MD
  • Maria Werner- Wasik, MD, FASTRO

For Members-in Training, those making gifts of $50 or more are included in the President’s Circle.


President’s Circle – Gold - $100

  • Jenna Kahn, MD

Likewise, for Associate members of ASTRO, those making gifts of $50 or more are included in the President’s Circle:

Associate Members

President’s Circle – Gold $100+

  • Jonathan Bareng, MS, BS, EMPA
  • Xuedong Chai, PhD, DABR
  • Melanie Dempsey, PhD, CMD, RT
  • Thomas Rock Mackie, PhD
  • Albert Mesa, MS
  • Xiaoyang Betsy Wang, MS

President’s Circle – Silver $50 - $99

  • Rafaela Varela, MS

Members of the Founders’ Circle and the President’s Circle will be invited to a special “thank you” reception at the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting. The “Celebration of Giving” event will be an opportunity for supporters to meet one another and to meet the researchers whose work is being funded with their contributions to the ROI.