Student Writing Competition

Congratulations to the Winners of the
2020 AAMD Student Writing Competition!

1st Place: A Service Line Approach: Using Whiteboard Analytics to Improve Time Efficiency in Radiation Oncology

Authors: Shailja Patel, Steven Sutlief, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, Keith Dennis, Simul Parikh, MD, Lehendrick Turner, MBA, MHA, CMD

Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Profession, Houston, TX


2nd Place: Approach to account for the impact of dental artifacts on VMAT dose distributions when using automated treatment planning

Authors: Carla B. Merveille, Tatiana Galindo, Somol M. Sunny, Ashley L. Susan, Mahsa Dehghanpour, Christine Chung, Adenike M. Olanrewaju, Laurence E. Court, Soleil Hernandez

Institution: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions, Houston, TX


3rd Place: Ablative Re-irradiation of Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Study of Gastrointestinal Sparing through MR-guided Online Adaptive Radiotherapy

Authors: Delia Doty, Michael D. Chuong, John Bryant, Jessika Contreras, Tino Romaguera, Diane Alvarez, Rupesh Kotecha, Minesh P. Mehta, Alonso N. Gutierrez, Kathryn E. Mittauer

Institution: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL and Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL


2021 AAMD Student Writing Competition Information

Enter to win one of three cash prizes for papers pertaining to treatment, planning, localization, and positioning.

$500 — First Place
$250 — Second Place
$125 — Third Place

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2021

Final manuscript submission: May 1, 2021

Online Submission Form: AAMD Writing Competition Abstract Submission Form
Note: This form is only accessible to current AAMD Student Members.

Click here to download the submission guidelines

Submit questions to Student Writing Competition Co-Chairs:
Mellonie Brown-Zacarias, or Jacky Nyamwanda,