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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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Racing for Research on the River Walk

The Ninth Annual 5K Run for the Future to benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute featured over 200 runners on Monday, October 22, 2018. The race began before daylight and meandered along the renowned River Walk in San Antonio. With flashlights and head lights, the runners started the race at the Arneson River Theatre on the River Walk.

Ben Li, MD, MBA, from University of California, San Francisco, the winner of the 5K for the second year in a row, described the race as being “like running in a miniature Venice.”

The event netted over $37,000 from sponsorships, registration fees, and donations, and all proceeds were contributed directly to the ROI to help fund radiation oncology research. Radiation Business Solutions hosted the race and covered all the expenses for the 5K.

Individuals and teams competed for the best times, and the leaders set a fast pace.

The winning men were:
Ben Li, MD, MBA 15:37 UCSF
Jason Parks, MD 15:41 Emory University
Matthew McCurdy, MD, PhD, DABR 16:28 Austin Cancer Center

The winning women were:
Emma Fields, MD 22:50 University of Colorado
Meaghan Gomez, MS, MSN 23:24 MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cecile Mohr 23:31 Siemens Healthineers

The team competition was based on the average time of the team’s top three runners. The winning academic teams were:
Emory University 17:42
UCSF 21:06
MD Anderson Cancer Center 21:42

The winning corporate teams were:
 
Elekta 21:13
Varian & Siemens 22:46
Accuray 24:35

See the complete results of the race. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s ROI 5K!