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Radiation Oncology Resident Research
All radiation oncology residents are required to write and execute a mentored prospective clinical or translational protocol under the guidance of a clinical faculty member as well as the residency program directors. Development of the protocol begins in the PGY2 year with patient accrual generally beginning in the PGY3 year. A protocol development week, modeled after the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research and undertaken in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Office at the IU Simon Cancer Center, takes place during the spring of the PGY2 year to help residents develop a comprehensive draft of their protocol.
Resident projects to date include:
Resident: David Long, MD; Faculty PI: Susannah Ellsworth, MD
Resident: Kevin Shiue, MD; Faculty PI: Gordon Watson, MD, PhD
Resident: Alberto Cerra-Franco, MD; Faculty PI: Tim Lautenschlaeger, MD, PhD
Resident: Jason Hinton, MD; Faculty PI: Tim Lautenschlaeger, MD, PhD
Resident: Namita Agrawal, MD; Faculty PI: Gordon Watson, MD, PhD
Residents are also encouraged to explore translational research opportunities within our radiobiology labs or in radiation physics.