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New Funding Opportunity, Give Back to Push Research Forward (Winter 2017 Vol. 7 No. 4)

2017 Research Wrap-Up

With your support, ROI researchers are making advances and sharing the results of their work.

Celebrating New Founders’ Circle Members

Thank you to the individuals who have made or renewed a generous pledge to the ROI this year.

Donor Spotlight

Manisha Palta, MD, is one of the ROI’s newest Founders’ Circle members. She made her gift in honor of her dad, Jatinder Palta, PhD, FASTRO. 

Honor Someone Special

This holiday season, give the gift of research to honor a mentor, colleague, family member or friend. 

Letter from the Board

J. Frank Wilson, MD, FASTRO, and Tim Williams, MD, FASTRO, invite you to give back to help push radiation oncology research forward.

New Funding Opportunity Based on Your Feedback

You spoke and we listened—the ROI is seeking research proposals for Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology, with a special emphasis on topic areas that were identified by ASTRO Annual Meeting attendees.

ROI 5K is the Best Yet!

More than 300 of you ran for research on Monday, September 25. See results and photos from the event.

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ROI 5K is the Best Yet!

Thank you to the record number of runners who participated in this year’s 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the ROI. On Monday, September 25, more than 300 of you turned out to race for radiation oncology research along the beautiful San Diego waterfront. Your registrations, the corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations totaled more than $58,000 raised for the ROI. 

Although the crowd was filled with a spirit of camaraderie, the competition among the leading racers was fierce. First-time participant Benjamin Li of Vanderbilt University won the 2017 ROI 5K with a finish time of 16:07.95. Five other runners finished in under 18 minutes. The female winner, Lindsay Burt, MD of the University of Utah, crossed the finish line in 21:22.17. The complete individual results are available on the ROI 5K website.

The team challenges also heated up this year with 25 teams participating. The winning corporate team was Varian & Siemens. The team from Emory University won the Academic Team challenge and took home a $1,000 donation for their institution’s scholarship fund. 

Radiation Business Solutions (RBS) generously hosted the ROI 5K for the eighth year in a row, covering all event costs and organizing the race logistics. This year’s sponsors included: Elekta and Varian at the Hope Sponsor Level, Accuray at the Compassion Sponsor Level and Northwest Medical Physics Center at the Discovery Sponsor level. 

Hundreds of photos from the race, including teams, candids and action shots, can be viewed online courtesy of RBS (password: proofs). 

We are grateful for everyone’s support and participation and are looking forward to another fun-filled ROI 5K in San Antonio!