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57 exceptional mentors and teachers recognized with 2014 Educator of the Year Award

Honored by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology

Fairfax, Va., August 19, 2014—The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) has honored 57 educators with the 2014 Educator of the Year Award. The award, presented annually, recognizes outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Each radiation oncology residency program may nominate one faculty member for the award.

"Mentoring radiation oncology residents is an essential element of their training and education, and has a significant impact on the advancement of the specialty," said Jordan Kharofa, MD, immediate past chair of ARRO's Executive Committee. "We are proud to recognize these outstanding educators for their dedication to providing guidance, support and mentorship to radiation oncology residents at their institutions."

The 57 Educator of the Year Award recipients for 2014 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, 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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