UNC radiation therapy faculty and student win national writing award

Chapel Hill, NC - Robert Adams, EdD, RT, CMD; Bahjat Qaqish, MD, PhD; and Jessica A. Church, BS, RT, all from UNC, and Kimberly L. MetCalf, EdD, RT, MR, from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions are the winners of the 2010-2011 Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

The award honors the best peer-reviewed article published in the ASRT journals. The Widger Award is named after longtime Radiologic TechnologyIcon indicating that a link will open an external site. editor Jean I. Widger.

Their article, “Survey of R.T.s with Doctorates: Barriers to Conducting Research,” appeared in the May/June 2010 issue of Radiologic Technology. They received their award at the 2011 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates MeetingIcon indicating that a link will open an external site. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Adams is program director for the radiation therapy and medical dosimetry programs at the UNC School of Medicine and an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology. Qaqish is an associate professor of biostatistics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Church is a graduate student in radiation oncology.