Sylvester Radiation Oncologist Receives ARRO Educator of the Year Award

Jean L. Wright, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology and member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been recognized as an Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO). The award, given to 40 educators across the nation, is presented in partnership with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Wright specializes in the treatment of breast and lung cancer. Her research interest in breast cancer focuses on the management of locally-advanced disease, and she has recently received a grant from the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to study racial and ethnic differences in radiation skin reaction in breast cancer patients. She has published and lectured on the topic of the integration of radiation and breast reconstruction and presented her work on locally-advanced breast cancer at national meetings.

ARRO sponsors the annual Educator of the Year Award to identify and recognize outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Residents from all radiation oncology programs were given the opportunity to select one faculty member from their program for the award. The choice of faculty members is not limited to clinical staff and is open to physicists, biologists or other faculty, if appropriate.

“It is critically important that we recognize those who have made such a positive impact on our training and education in radiation oncology, so that we do not overlook the great value of such faculty,” Luqman Dad, M.D., chair of the ARRO Senior Executive Committee, said. “These 40 educators, chosen by their trainees, stand out as the best in their respective residency programs and strongly deserved to be named Educator of the Year.”

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. Wright is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association for Women Radiologists, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

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