Research Staff

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.

Research Administration Manager

Kari Bastow

Kari is the Research Administration Manager responsible for overseeing the Radiation Oncology Research and Editorial Office, which provides support to the Radiation Oncology faculty in both Gainesville and Jacksonville.

Kari Bastow University of Florida Radiation Oncology Research

Director, Analytic Services

Chris Morris, M.S.

Chris conducts statistical analysis of all outcomes research at both the Department of Radiation Oncology in Gainesville and the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI). 

Chris Morris


Sean Hess, MBA

Sean is the lead Clinical Research and Grants Editor for both Gainesville and Jacksonville faculty. Sean has helped orchestrate nearly 30 successful grant applications for over $8.0 million in awards.

Sean Hess


Andrew Chadwick

Andrew is responsible for coordinating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) activities for Gainesville and Jacksonville faculty. He ensures that all research studies comply with ethical and regulatory standards

Andrew Chadwick

Marketing Communications Specialist

Liza Winthrop Grammel

Liza assists in strategic planning; patient, alumni and staff-centered communications; the development of publications and marketing materials; and the coordination of the annual research seminar.

Liza Winthrop Grammel

Our Publications

Read our latest research

We ensure that articles authored by our clinician-scientists continue to impact the field and improve patient outcomes.

UF Radiation Oncology Research

Managing News, Awards, and Events


U.S. News and World Report

Nationally ranked in 6 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 4 adult specialties and 5 procedures and conditions.