ASU and CARTI partner up to help students

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Two Arkansas education institutionshave teamed up to enhance their students' opportunities.

CARTI, a non-profit radiation therapy treatment andeducation program in Little Rock, and Arkansas State University have partneredto provide enhanced education opportunities to those who will treat cancerpatients.

Tracy White, Program Director of ASU's radiation therapyprogram says students will gain a lot from the union. "They will have access to some things that maybe they aren'tseeing in clinics in this area.  Ifthere's something that Little Rock is offering or a different treatmentmodality that they may be offering then we will be able to let our studentstravel down there and see something that maybe they're not seeing in this area."White said.

TheChair of the ASU Medical Imaging and Radiation Science Department, Ray Winters,calls this partnership a "win-win" situation. "For CARTI, they get to offer thebaccalaureate degree through an easy articulation process that we've negotiatedfor their students.  And then for ourstudents, the possibility exists for expanded clinical sites and expandededucational opportunities," Winters said.

CARTI,which stands for Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute, has centers inNorth Little Rock, Conway, Searcy and Mountain Home.

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