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ROI 5K Results | Big Win for Big Data | Give the Gift of Research (Winter 2018 Vol. 8 No. 4)

Racing for Research on the River Walk
Thank you to the runners and walkers who participated in the 9th Annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the ROI!
Letter from the Board
ROI Trustees James P. Hoey and Joseph K. Jachinowski share the good results from #GivingTuesday and encourage you to continue to support the ROI with a generous year-end gift.
A Big Win for Big Data
ROI researcher Todd McNutt, PhD, and his team recently published two manuscripts showing the huge power of big data analysis to uncover patterns in the spatial distribution of radiation dose and how it influences toxicities.
 
Your Gift at Work: ROI Funds Telehealth Study
ROI researcher Rachel Conklin, MMS, PA-C, and her team are exploring the use of telehealth to increase access to their radiation oncology survivorship program.  
The ROI Shined Bright Deep in the Heart of Texas
Many of you helped make the ROI’s activities and events at ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting a success.

 
Celebrating Leadership in Giving in 2018
The ROI welcomed new donors to the Founders’ Circle and President’s Circle.
Honor Someone Special
Give the gift of research by making a donation to the ROI in honor of a mentor, colleague, family member or friend this holiday season.
 
Establish a Trust and Receive Income for Life
Make a financial plan that will benefit the ROI in the future.
ARRO del Regato Webinars
The ROI website hosts an archive of free webinars led by experts in radiation oncology.
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Celebrating Leadership in Giving in 2018

At the ASTRO Annual Meeting in San Antonio, ASTRO members stopped by the ROI Booth in the Innovations and Solutions Showcase to learn more about the ROI and the research in radiation oncology that the ROI funds.

Many who visited made contributions to the ROI at Leadership Levels. Since January 1, twenty-one have joined or renewed their support at the Founders’ Circle level.

The following donors have joined the Founders’ Circle for the first time in 2018:

  • Marc G. Apple, MD
  • David and Lisa Auerbach
  • Augmenix
  • Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, and Bonny DeWeese
  • Elizabeth Gore, MD
  • Paul Harari, MD, FASTRO
  • Kolleen Kennedy
  • Albert Koong, MD, PhD, FASTRO
  • Nancy Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO, and William Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO
  • Christine Olsen and Robert Small
  • Carlos Perez, MD, FASTRO
  • 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 in 2018:

  • Phillip M. Devlin, MD, FACR
  • Timothy and Karen Guertin
  • Stephen and Lota Hahn 
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Halligan
  • Louis B. Harrison, MD
  • Ritsuko Komaki, MD, FASTRO
  • Colleen and W. Robert Lee
  • 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, twenty-eight 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 – Silver - $2,500 - $4,999
  • Allen Chen, MD
  • Carolyn R. Ferree, MD
  • Matthew S. Katz, MD, FASTRO
  • Douglas Martin, MD
President’s Circle – Bronze - $1,500 - $2,499
  • Scot Ackerman, MD
  • Joe Chang, MD, PhD, MS, FASTRO
  • Louise Bowen Clay, MD
  • Mackenzie D. Daly, MD
  • Ronald D. Ennis, MD
  • Michael Gillin, PhD, FASTRO
  • Bruce Haffty, MD, FASTRO
  • Michele Halyard, MD
  • William Magnuson, MD
  • Beryl McCormick, MD, FASTRO
  • Julia Oh, MD
  • Catherine Park, MD, FASTRO
  • Mack Roach, MD, FASTRO
  • Xinglei Shen, MD
  • Benjamin Smith, MD and Grace Smith, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO
  • Jonathan Strauss, MD, MBA
  • Bernard (Bill) Taylor, MD
  • VisionTree
  • Maria Werner- Wasik, MD, FASTRO
Members-in-Training
For members-in-training, those making gifts of $50 or more are included in the President’s Circle. All gifts of $50 or more from members-in-training are being matched in 2018 by Radiation Business Solutions (RBS). Five residents have become members of the President’s Circle in 2018.

President’s Circle – Gold - $100
  • Fumiko Chino, MD
  • Chelain R. Goodman, MD, PhD
  • Jenna Kahn, MD
  • Steven Seyedin, MD
  • Gabriel Vidal, MD
Associate Members
For associate members of ASTRO, those making gifts of $50 or more are included in the President’s Circle.  Nine associate members are 2018 members of the President’s Circle.

President’s Circle – Gold $100+
  • Jonathan Bareng, MS, BS, EMPA
  • Xuedong Chai, PhD, DABR
  • Melanie Dempsey, PhD, CMD, RT
  • Marc Kessler, PhD
  • Thomas Rock Mackie, PhD
  • Albert Mesa, MS
  • Richard Stark, MS
  • Xiaoyang Betsy Wang, MS
President’s Circle – Silver $50 - $99
  • Rafaela Varela, MS
If your name has been omitted or misspelled, please accept our apologies and please let us know so we can include your name in the lists on the ROI website and in other recognition.