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American Society for Radiation Oncology

56 exceptional mentors and teachers honored with 2013 Educator of the Year Award

Recognized by Association for Residents in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO members who are residents

Fairfax, Va., September 6, 2013 The Association for Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) has recognized 56 educators with the 2013 ARRO Educator of the Year Award.

Presented annually, the Educator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Each radiation oncology residency program may nominate one faculty member for the award.

"Teaching and mentoring of radiation oncology residents is critical to enhancing their education and experience and for the overall advancement of the specialty of radiation oncology," said Aparna H. Kesarwala, MD, PhD, chairman of the ARRO Executive Committee. "We congratulate these educators for providing exceptional support, guidance and expertise to their residents. This award demonstrates the meaningful and noteworthy impact of these educators' mentorship."

The (56) 2013 Educator of the Year Award recipients are:

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ABOUT ASTRO

ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes two medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics and Practical Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, http://www.rtanswers.org; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. To learn more about ASTRO, visit http://www.astro.org.



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