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Radiology Research Overview

The Department of Radiology is committed to supporting the tradition of research excellence at the University of Kansas Medical Center and University of Kansas Hospital by actively cultivating clinical research studies and research education. Our work falls into three main sections:

  1. Ancillary research support for studies external to the Department of Radiology, including administrative, special read, and electronic image transfer services.
  2. Administration of our own internal radiology clinical studies.
  3. Resident research education.


Meet the team:

Aaron, Rohr, MD, MS, Vice Chair for Research
Dr. Rohr believes that true patient care results from accurate disease identification, appropriate clinical decisions and an organized plan between the patient and physician. To provide top-notch patient care, a strong background in research and new technology is essential. These interests help overcome the vast differences in symptoms that make every patient unique. Core values of research and technology help immerses Dr. Rohr in various projects and innovative roles throughout the interventional radiology community. These include multiple National Institute of Health (NIH) studies for intratumoral injection, 3D printing for improved vascular/interventional procedures, prospective results of single session DVT treatment, and even assisting with design/evaluation of new medical devices.

Carissa Walter, MPH, Research Manager joined the Radiology Department at The University of Kansas Medical Center in October 2015. She has an undergraduate degree in Community Health from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan and taught English in South Korea before completing her Master's in Public Health from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. She assists in the development and management of all departmental research projects.

Peyton Ackerman, BA, Research Coordinator joined the Radiology Department at The University of Kansas Medical Center in January 2020. She received a B.S. of Arts degree in Organizational Communications, as well as a minor in fitness and wellness from Park University in Parkville, MO. She assists in administration of radiology's internal clinical studies, including activities like patient consenting, data collection, and documentation.

Angela Barton, MS, NMTCB(CNMT), ARRT(CT), Research Coordinator joined the Radiology Department at The University of Kansas Medical Center in April 2013. She received a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Sterling College in Sterling, KS then trained in Nuclear Medicine Technology at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS and completed her boards in 1983. She received her M.S.from the University of Kansas in 2008. Angie leads efforts in image processing and electronic image transmission and she helps in administration of our internal clinical research studies.

Rosanne Hoover, NMTCB (CNMT), ARRT(R)(CT), ASCP(N), Research Coordinator joined the Radiology Department at The University of Kansas Medical Center in November 2014. Rose is a registered technologist in Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), and Nuclear Medicine, and has over 30 years of experience as a technologist. Angie and Rose initially worked together in Nuclear Medicine at KUMC in 1985. Together, they coordinate the deidentification and digital submission of imaging on patients in clinical trials across the institution.

Sonia McCoy, MS, Research Coordinator joined the Radiology Department in June 2017. She graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Biology and completed her MS degree in Molecular Immunology and Bacteriology from Purdue University. She began her career working in Molecular Diagnostic and Flow Cytometry Core facilities and transitioned to an administrative role by working for a Contract Research Organization (CRO). The CRO position provided excellent training and exposure to the contract, budget, site and data management tasks associated with clinical trials. Sonia provides grant administrative support, manages the finance and business operations for the department, and is also responsible for invoicing and reconciling payments for clinical trials.

Last modified: Sep 24, 2020