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.
Jessica Kirwan, MA
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 faculty, and is a department administrator for tenure and promotion. Jessica also coordinates the department’s annual research seminar, and she is the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Particle Therapy.
Research Administration Manager
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
Research Development Manager
Phone: (352) 265-8830
Kate is a research development manager and science editor with extensive experience working with ESL writers. She is the communications coordinator for the COMPPARE Consortium, carries out the manuscript and publication process for the basic research faculty, writes and edits grants and protocols, and is a department administrator for tenure and promotion.
Research Coordinator II
Phone: (352) 265-8094
Alesa coordinates 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.
Phone: (352) 265-8784
Chris assists with manuscripts, grant proposals, abstracts, and scientific posters generated by the residents and faculty of the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Amy Carrao-Tackett, MPH
Amy provides support to the research office. She is the main point of contact for the retrieval of paper charts.
Liza Winthrop Montgomery
Liza assists in strategic planning; patient, alumni and staff-centered communications; the development of publications and marketing materials; and is the Journal Manager of the International Journal of Particle Therapy.