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:
- Ancillary research support for studies external to the Department of Radiology, including administrative, special read, and electronic image transfer services.
- Administration of our own internal radiology clinical studies.
- Resident research education.
Meet the team:
Aaron, Rohr, M.D., 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 the 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 the administration of our internal clinical research studies.
Gentry Fowler, BS, Research Coordinator joined the Radiology Department at The University of Kansas Medical Center in March 2021. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from Truman State University, in Kirksville, MO. Prior to KUMC, she worked in FDA-regulated environments of both GMP and GLP-regulated facilities in both laboratory and quality assurance capacities. She assists in the administration of radiology's internal clinical studies, including activities like patient consenting, data collection, and documentation.