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February 1, 2016

Lonial Named Chair of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Sagar Lonial, MD, an internationally renowned expert in the biology and treatment of patients with multiple myeloma, has been named chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology within Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute. His appointment is effective immediately.
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Winship Cancer Network Names First Affiliate

Winship Cancer Institute and the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia are teaming up as part of the Winship Cancer Network. On January 28, Archbold became the first hospital outside Emory Healthcare to join an elite group of community hospitals known as Emory's Winship Cancer Network.
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Winship Joins National Effort Urging HPV Vaccination
Winship has joined with the 68 other NCI-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement calling for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.
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McDonald Named Residency Program Director
Mark McDonald, MD is the new director of the radiation oncology physician residency program at Emory University School of Medicine. Find out what it means to be a resident.
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Khuri Inaugurated as AUB President
The inauguration of Fadlo R. Khuri, MD as the 16th president of the American University of Beirut took place on January 25 in Beirut, Lebanon. Khuri's former colleagues from Winship who attended the ceremony included Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Haian Fu and H. Jean Khoury.
Hanik Named Senior Nurse Manager
Rebecca Hanik, MSN, RN, CNL, OCN has been named the new senior nurse manager for navigation at Winship. She will oversee the nurse navigators across all Winship locations, and will collaborate with nursing, physician, and operations leadership to support the needs of patients and enhance the navigation program.
New Time for Puri Lecture
The inaugural Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture will be at noon on Friday, February 5 in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium. Speaker Ash A. Alizadeh, MD, PhD will present "Personalized Cancer Detection and Monitoring Using Deep Sequencing of Circulating Tumor DNA."
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Team Presents at ASCO Survivorship Symposium
Winship's Joan Giblin, NP and Angela Patterson of Georgia CORE presented, "Provider-Survivor Communication: Addressing Unmet Needs," at ASCO's inaugural Cancer Survivorship Symposium, January 15-16 in San Francisco.


Feb. 1 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Rebecca Pentz, PhD - "Key Research Ethics Issues: Discussing Cases"

Feb. 2 - Radiation Oncology Seminar
Petr Cejka, PhD - "Making the Cut: DNA End Resection Initiates Homologous Recombination"

Feb. 3 - Grand Rounds
Tanya Dorff, MD - "Fasting and Oxidative Stress Resistance in Cancer Patients: What Have We Learned So Far?"

Feb. 4 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Eugenia Page, MD - "Music in the Operating Room"

Feb. 4 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Kevin Bunting PhD - "Chronic Colitis and Colon Cancer in Mice Lacking Gab Adaptor Proteins"

Feb. 4 - Aflac Visiting Lecture Series
David Teachey, MD

Feb. 5 - Inaugural Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture
"Personalized Cancer Detection and Monitoring Using Deep Sequencing of Circulating Tumor DNA"

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