The staff in the Research and Editorial Office of the Department of Radiation Oncology manage the research publication process, pre-awards grants process, promotion and tenure process, and clinical research process, including retrospective studies and prospective clinical trials, for the faculty and residents of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Please see below for more specific information on the staff and how to contact them.
Assistant Director of Research
Jessica is the administrative manager of the Research & Editorial office, a research coordinator, and a medical editor. She coordinates retrospective clinical outcomes studies, carries out the publication process for the physician-faculty, and is a department administrator for tenure and promotion. Jessica also coordinates the department’s annual outcomes tracking seminar, and she is the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Particle Therapy.
Phone: (352) 265-8827
Kari coordinates the administrative efforts for all grants submissions, research agreements, and clinical trial budget negations. She also carries out pre-award contract negotiations, and post-award follow-up.
Kate Casey-Sawicki, MA
Phone: (352) 265-8830
Kate is a research coordinator and science editor with extensive experience working with ESL writers. She carries out the manuscript and publication process for the basic research and physics faculty, edits and assists with grants, and is a department administrator for tenure and promotion.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
Phone: (352) 265-8851
John is an ACRP-certified research coordinator. He oversees the day-to-day tasks for all federally funded, PI-initiated, industry-sponsored, and in-house clinical trials.
Phone: (352) 265-8829
Andrew maintains the IRB regulatory documents for the Radiation Oncology research studies.
Amy Carrao-Tackett, MPH
Amy provides support to the research office. She is the main point of contact for the retrieval of paper charts.
Chris Morris, MS
Chris is responsible for statistical analysis for all outcome studies and in-house clinical trials conducted at both Gainesville Radiation Oncology and the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) in Jacksonville, FL. In complement, he designs and manages the databases associated with these studies, and serves as a co-author on the associated manuscripts. He is also responsible for guiding the development of the VTOC web-based data collection software created by Visiontree and utilized by UFHPTI.