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 negotiations. She also carries out pre-award contract negotiations, and post-award follow-up.
Ashton Monismith, RN, BSN, CCRP
Research Coordinator III
Phone: (352) 265-8851
Ashton oversees federally funded, PI-initiated, industry-sponsored, and in-house clinical trials from study startup to completion.
Research Coordinator II
Phone: (352) 265-8094
Alesa coordinates day-to-day tasks for federally funded clinical trials, specifically the PCORI COMPPARE study and RadTox Phase 2.
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.
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.