In 2002, Emory Clinic Building B began rattling in the early evening around 5:30 p.m. It lasted a few seconds and some equipment rattled, but we were ready for it with experiments planned accordingly. The cause was the daily underground explosive work to lay the foundation for Winship's new facility (Emory Clinic Building C), creating a popcorn-worthy event with dramatic dust plumes. I recall the excitement, not just around exploding dirt, but around the overall build of the new facility. I think about how we, as a cancer center, were different then – we did not have NCI Designation or a proton center. Nor did we have clinics at multiple locations or the breadth of research we have now. It is amazing how much we have grown, what has been accomplished, and the lives we have improved. With all of this positive change, the thread of consistency that has always remained is the people. We never lost sight of our vision, our desire to be the best – in research, care, and educating the next generation. I believe we embraced this not as individuals, but together as a connected group that is powerful, resilient, agile, and synergistic.
In this spirit of connectedness, I hope that you will join me at our next Town Hall on March 25. I, along with Winship leadership, want to provide an update on what's next and answer questions that you may have. I am looking forward to a virtual get together to update and connect with you.
Please send us any questions here.
Till next time,
Adam Marcus, PhD
Interim Executive Director
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University