Jessica Kirwan

Jessica Kirwan,

Assistant Director, Research Administration

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-ADMIN/EDUC
Business Phone: (352) 273-9999
Business Email: jespinos@ufl.edu

About Jessica Kirwan

Jessica is a Gator alum who double-majored in English and Anthropology during her undergraduate studies. Subsequently, she pursued a Master’s degree in English with a specialization in Victorian Literature. Her career journey led her to the College of Medicine, where she began as a medical editor in the Department of Radiation Oncology in 2005. Over the span of 18 years, Jessica’s role expanded and she became the Assistant Director of Research Administration in Radiation Oncology. During this time, she led a team responsible for overseeing the department’s research and communications functions, encompassing grants administration, clinical research coordination, editorial work, marketing, and other research support roles. One of the achievements she is particularly proud of during this tenure is co-founding an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed medical journal, now indexed in PubMed.

In February of 2021, Jessica was honored to receive the University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award, celebrating her commitment, contributions, and exceptional service in Radiation Oncology. That same year, the University of Florida Health Cancer Center honored her with the Research Administrator of the Year award, recognizing her efforts in advancing cancer research initiatives.

Transitioning from Radiation Oncology, she later served as a research administrator in the Intelligent Clinical Care Center within the Department of Medicine. There, she assisted faculty in conducting transdisciplinary clinical research focused on artificial intelligence. Throughout her career, she has coauthored numerous scientific publications and contributed to the “Medicine” section of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women Writers. In her current role as Assistant Director of Research Administration in the Department of Neurology, under Dr. Jaffee’s leadership, Jessica aims to contribute to the department’s mission by supporting the faculty’s research administration needs, managing sponsored research programs, and fostering collaborative efforts at the BRAIN Center.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-8531-6386

Publications

2023
Proton Beam Radiation Therapy for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
International journal of particle therapy. 9(4):243-252 [DOI] 10.14338/IJPT-22-00030.1. [PMID] 37169005.
2021
Carbon Ion Radiotherapy in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Journal of hepatocellular carcinoma. 8:1169-1179 [DOI] 10.2147/JHC.S292516. [PMID] 34595139.
2021
Lower disease control rates and survival outcomes among Blacks with pharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas compared with Whites: a retrospective analysis at the University of Florida.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 32(11):1269-1278 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-021-01477-3. [PMID] 34259972.
2021
Primary Mediastinal B Cell Lymphoma in the Positron-Emission Tomography Era Executive Summary of the American Radium Society Appropriate Use Criteria.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 111(1):36-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.03.035. [PMID] 33774076.
2020
Long-term Outcomes After Definitive Radiation Therapy for Solitary Plasmacytoma.
American journal of clinical oncology. 43(10):709-713 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0000000000000734. [PMID] 32739971.
2020
Radiation treatment of soft palate squamous cell carcinoma.
Head & neck. 42(3):530-538 [DOI] 10.1002/hed.26035. [PMID] 31773865.
2018
Management of cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 57(3):320-323 [DOI] 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1349926. [PMID] 28712323.
2018
Radiotherapy Alone or With Chemotherapy in the Management of Carcinoma of the Supraglottic Larynx: A 25-Year Community Hospital Experience.
American journal of clinical oncology. 41(9):894-897 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0000000000000398. [PMID] 28654571.
2017
Adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 56(3):495-496 [DOI] 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1295168. [PMID] 28256960.
2017
Radiotherapy alone or combined with chemotherapy for base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma.
The Laryngoscope. 127(7):1589-1594 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.26460. [PMID] 28233903.
2016
Long-term Outcome After Fractionated Radiotherapy for Pituitary Adenoma: The Curse of the Secretory Tumor.
American journal of clinical oncology. 39(1):49-54 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0000000000000014. [PMID] 25007040.
2016
Long-term Outcomes Following Radiotherapy for Adolescent Patients With Nonmetastatic WHO Type III Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.
American journal of clinical oncology. 39(6):581-585 [PMID] 24937634.
2016
Primary radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the pyriform sinus.
European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 273(7):1857-62 [DOI] 10.1007/s00405-015-3658-x. [PMID] 26071621.
2016
Radiation therapy for nasal vestibule squamous cell carcinoma: a 40-year experience.
European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 273(3):661-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s00405-015-3603-z. [PMID] 25773487.
2016
Radiotherapy alone or combined with chemotherapy as definitive treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil.
European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 273(8):2117-25 [DOI] 10.1007/s00405-016-4027-0. [PMID] 27059836.
2015
Esthesioneuroblastoma of the nasal cavity.
American journal of clinical oncology. 38(3):311-4 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31829b5631. [PMID] 23822985.
2015
Impact of radiographic findings on for prognosis skin cancer with perineural invasion.
American journal of clinical oncology. 38(3):248-51 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3182940ddf. [PMID] 23648439.
2015
Radiation therapy for mucosal melanoma of the head and neck.
American journal of clinical oncology. 38(1):87-9 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31828d73bf. [PMID] 23563215.
2014
Are Blind Biopsies of the Nasopharynx, Pyriform Sinus, and Contralateral Tonsil Necessary in the Work-Up of Unknown Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck?
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 90(1)
2014
Hurthle Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 90(1)
2014
Outcomes and xerostomia after postoperative radiotherapy for oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma.
Head & neck. 36(10):1467-73 [DOI] 10.1002/hed.23488. [PMID] 23996878.
2014
Radiotherapy alone or combined with chemotherapy for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the base of the tongue.
American journal of clinical oncology. 37(6):535-8 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31827e5505. [PMID] 23428951.
2014
Radiotherapy for benign head and neck paragangliomas: a 45-year experience.
Cancer. 120(23):3738-43 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.28923. [PMID] 25060724.
2014
Radiotherapy for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
American journal of clinical oncology. 37(5):430-2 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31827dee86. [PMID] 23388563.
2013
Elective neck management for high-grade salivary gland carcinoma.
American journal of otolaryngology. 34(3):205-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2012.11.012. [PMID] 23332405.
2013
Meningiomas: a Retrospective Outcomes Analysis of a Single Institution Experience
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 87
2013
Mohs resection and postoperative radiotherapy for head and neck cancers with incidental perineural invasion.
American journal of otolaryngology. 34(5):373-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2012.12.017. [PMID] 23415573.
2013
Radiation therapy for optic nerve sheath meningioma.
Practical radiation oncology. 3(3):223-228 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prro.2012.06.010. [PMID] 24674368.
2013
Radiation therapy for sinonasal inverted papilloma.
Practical radiation oncology. 3(4):275-81 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prro.2012.07.007. [PMID] 24674398.
2013
Radiotherapy for pleomorphic adenoma.
American journal of otolaryngology. 34(1):36-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2012.08.002. [PMID] 22959365.
2013
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip: a Retrospective Analysis of the University of Florida Experience
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 87
2013
Surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma considered high-risk for local-regional recurrence.
American journal of otolaryngology. 34(4):320-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2012.12.014. [PMID] 23375588.
2012
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck.
American journal of otolaryngology. 33(5):510-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.11.006. [PMID] 22226227.
2012
Cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma.
American journal of otolaryngology. 33(1):88-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.02.003. [PMID] 21696854.
2012
Definitive radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the pharyngeal wall.
Practical radiation oncology. 2(4):e113-e119 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prro.2012.03.008. [PMID] 24674173.
2012
Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Nasal Cavity
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 84
2012
Outcomes of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treated with Bexxar with or without external-beam radiotherapy.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 82(3):1122-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.09.044. [PMID] 21570217.
2012
Protecting the oral mucosa in patients with oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma treated postoperatively with intensity-modulated radiotherapy: a randomized study.
The Laryngoscope. 122(2):291-8 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.22434. [PMID] 22253016.
2012
Radiotherapy following gross total resection of adult soft tissue sarcoma of the head and neck.
Practical radiation oncology. 2(4):e121-e128 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prro.2012.01.003. [PMID] 24674174.
2012
Skin carcinoma of the head and neck with perineural invasion.
American journal of otolaryngology. 33(4):447-54 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.11.004. [PMID] 22185685.
2012
The significance of a marginal excision after preoperative radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity.
Cancer. 118(12):3199-207 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.26489. [PMID] 22020375.
2011
Adjuvant radiotherapy for pediatric and young adult nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 81(1):150-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.05.005. [PMID] 21550181.
2011
Definitive radiotherapy for unresectable pediatric and young adult nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma.
Pediatric blood & cancer. 57(2):247-51 [DOI] 10.1002/pbc.22961. [PMID] 21671361.
2011
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma from an unknown primary site.
American journal of otolaryngology. 32(4):286-90 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.05.004. [PMID] 20719404.
2011
Impact of salivary gland dosimetry on post-IMRT recovery of saliva output and xerostomia grade for head-and-neck cancer patients treated with or without contralateral submandibular gland sparing: a longitudinal study.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 81(5):1479-87 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.07.1990. [PMID] 20934262.
2011
Outcomes of WHO Grade I meningiomas receiving definitive or postoperative radiotherapy.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 79(2):508-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.11.032. [PMID] 20452142.
2011
Protection of Oral Mucosa in Patients With Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated Postoperatively With Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
European Journal of Cancer. 47
2011
Radiotherapy with or without surgery for maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma: should the clinical N0 neck be treated?
American journal of clinical oncology. 34(5):483-7 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181f942c7. [PMID] 21150568.
2011
Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal margin: the university of Florida experience.
American journal of clinical oncology. 34(4):406-10 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181e9c0c0. [PMID] 20881476.
2010
Concomitant weekly cisplatin and altered fractionation radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck cancer.
Cancer. 116(19):4533-40 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.25189. [PMID] 20572028.
2010
Definitive radiotherapy for carcinoma in situ of the true vocal cords.
American journal of clinical oncology. 33(1):94-5 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181a3194f. [PMID] 19738453.
2010
Definitive radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal.
American journal of clinical oncology. 33(1):47-51 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31819e2be2. [PMID] 19704368.
2010
Elective neck dissection during salvage surgery for locally recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma after radiotherapy with elective nodal irradiation.
The Laryngoscope. 120(5):945-52 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.20854. [PMID] 20422688.
2010
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
The Laryngoscope. 120(11):2218-22 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.21144. [PMID] 20938964.
2010
Postoperative radiotherapy for cervix cancer incidentally discovered after a simple hysterectomy for either benign conditions or noninvasive pathology.
American journal of clinical oncology. 33(3):229-32 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181a6500d. [PMID] 19806037.
2010
Radiation therapy for management of t1-t2 glottic cancer at a private practice.
American journal of clinical oncology. 33(6):587-90 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e3181beaab0. [PMID] 20051812.
2010
T1N0 to T2N0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx treated with definitive radiotherapy.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 78(2):461-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.08.066. [PMID] 20153124.
2010
The Moca Well-Suited Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson Disease
Neurology. 75(19):1717-1725 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181fc29c9. [PMID] 21060094.
2009
Carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.
The Laryngoscope. 119(5):899-906 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.20196. [PMID] 19358246.
2009
Definitive altered fractionation radiotherapy and concomitant weekly cisplatin for locally advanced head and neck cancer.
American journal of clinical oncology. 32(5):488-91 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e318194f418. [PMID] 19528791.
2009
Diagnostic evaluation of squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to cervical lymph nodes from an unknown head and neck primary site.
The Laryngoscope. 119(12):2348-54 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.20638. [PMID] 19718744.
2009
Elective Neck Dissection During Salvage Surgery for Locally Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma After Primary Radiotherapy With Elective Nodal Irradiation
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 75
2009
Long-Term Outcomes Following Radiotherapy for Ependymoma
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 75
2009
Lymph Node Metastases From An Unknown Head and Neck Primary Site: Evaluating the Diagnostic Work-Up
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 75
2009
Maxillary Sinus Carcinoma
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 75
2009
Radiation therapy for minor salivary gland carcinoma.
The Laryngoscope. 119(7):1334-8 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.20501. [PMID] 19507222.
2009
Radiation-induced volume changes in parotid and submandibular glands in patients with head and neck cancer receiving postoperative radiotherapy: a longitudinal study.
The Laryngoscope. 119(10):1966-74 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.20601. [PMID] 19688858.
2009
Radiotherapy for basal cell carcinoma of the medial canthus region.
The Laryngoscope. 119(12):2366-8 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.20658. [PMID] 19780029.
2009
Radiotherapy for Pediatric and Young Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma: the University of Florida Experience
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 75
2009
Solitary plasmacytoma.
American journal of clinical oncology. 32(6):612-7 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31819cca18. [PMID] 19593082.
2009
Squamous cell carcinoma of the external auditory canal: long-term clinical outcomes using surgery and external-beam radiotherapy.
American journal of clinical oncology. 32(4):401-4 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31818f2d48. [PMID] 19398900.
2009
The influence of intraarterial high-dose cisplatin with concomitant irradiation on arterial microanastomosis: an experimental study.
American journal of clinical oncology. 32(2):158-62 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0b013e31817f9e00. [PMID] 19307956.
2008
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastatic To Parotid Area Lymph Nodes
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 72(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.06.501.
2008
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to parotid-area lymph nodes.
The Laryngoscope. 118(11):1989-96 [DOI] 10.1097/MLG.0b013e318180642b. [PMID] 18849863.
2008
Definitive radiotherapy for T1-T2 squamous cell carcinoma of pyriform sinus.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 72(2):351-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.01.003. [PMID] 18395359.
2008
Definitive radiotherapy in the management of paragangliomas arising in the head and neck: a 35-year experience.
Head & neck. 30(11):1431-8 [DOI] 10.1002/hed.20885. [PMID] 18704974.
2008
Radiotherapy for Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Medial Canthus
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 72(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.06.1327.
2008
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the External Auditory Canal: Long-Term Clinical Outcomes At the University of Florida
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 72(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.06.1310.
2007
Radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule.
American journal of clinical oncology. 30(6):612-6 [PMID] 18091056.
2001
Survival and recurrence after concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer of the uterine cervix: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Lancet (London, England). 358(9284):781-6 [PMID] 11564482.

Grants

Jul 2006 ACTIVE
BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH

Contact Details

Phones:
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(352) 273-9999
Emails:
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