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December 5, 2016

Winship Members Recognized for Faculty Excellence

Dozens of Winship members were honored for their achievements in patient care, research, and education during a ceremony held December 1 in Emory's Cox Ballroom. The event capped off Emory University School of Medicine's Faculty Recognitions Week. Pictured: Dong Moon Shin, MD and Andrew Miller, MD, who were inducted into the MilliPub Club.
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Lung Cancer Screening Center Receives Accreditation
Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown have been designated Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology. The voluntary program recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
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Winton Honored as MPN Hero
Winship hematologist Elliott Winton, MD received a 2016 MPN Hero award in recognition of his commitment to researching and caring for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of rare blood cancers. Pictured: Amy Langston, MD, Winton, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies.
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Winship Invest$ Letters of Intent Due This Week
Winship is now accepting proposals for its third round of pilot funding opportunities through the Winship Invest$ program. Proposals are invited in five research domains with one-year budgets of up to $50,000. The deadline for interested candidates to submit letters of intent is December 9.
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Khan Named to ABR Committee
Winship radiation oncologist Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD was selected to serve on the lymphoma/leukemia committee of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). This committee is responsible for coming up with questions for the initial certification qualifying examination for the ABR as well as the Maintenance of Certification examination.

Winship Holiday Party

Winship invites you to its annual holiday celebration on Wednesday, December 14 from 4:30-7:30pm in the Cox Hall Banquet Room, 3rd floor.
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Umstead Earns Inaugural Diversity Graduate Award
MaKendra Umstead, a PhD student in cancer biology, has been awarded the first Kharen Fulton Diversity Graduate Award, a tribute to Laney Graduate School's longtime director of recruitment, diversity and admissions.
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Shah Successfully Defends Thesis
Shardule Shah, a PhD student in immunology and molecular pathogenesis, delivered an oral presentation of his dissertation on November 28 titled, "Heat Shock Factor 1 Regulation in Multiple Myeloma Pathogenesis." Pictured: Shah with mentor Larry Boise, PhD.
Blanket Drive
Help keep our patients warm this winter by donating new fleece blankets through December 31. Collection boxes will be placed in team areas at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Johns Creek, Emory Saint Joseph's, and Clifton Road locations. The team that collects the most blankets will be recognized and win a pizza lunch.
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Canned Food Drive
Emory Clinic is hosting a holiday canned food drive from December 5-16 benefiting the Decatur Cooperative Ministry. Drop-off boxes are located in the Winship Building C break rooms (C2008, C4000, and C5000) and Guest Services desks in Emory Clinic Buildings A and B. Items needed: canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups; cereals, rice, peanut butter, and dry beans.

Call for Proposals: Coulter Translational Program

The Emory/Georgia Tech Coulter Translational Program (due January 5, 2017) seeks to accelerate and fund the translation of promising technologies to commercial development and clinical practice.
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December 5 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD - "Targeting Bcl2 oncogenic molecule for cancer therapy"

December 6 - Cooking Demonstration with Winship Dietitian
Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

December 6 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH - "Novel Strategies to Enhance Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer"

December 6 - Biology Seminar Series
Ilya Nemenman, PhD - "Multicellular collective sensing in the mammary duct development"

December 7 - Mastering Clinical Research (instead of Grand Rounds)
"Study Implementation Resource for Investigator-Initiated Studies; Electronic CTRC Form Demonstration; and New Reporting Procedure for External Safety Reports"

December 9 - Volunteer Services Bake Sale
10am - 2pm, Winship Building C, Plaza Level

December 9 - Elkin Lecture
Quiang Zhang, PhD - "Dose Response Modeling in Cancer Biology: Computer Simulation of Cellular Stress Pathways"

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