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February 22, 2016

Winship Invest$ Pilot Grant Recipients Announced

Thirteen Winship investigators are the latest recipients of Winship pilot grants through Winship Invest$, a program designed to fund novel, innovative cancer research projects.
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Dedication Ceremony for Winship Endowed Chair
Winship invites you to attend the appointment of Haian Fu, PhD to the Winship Partner in Research Endowed Chair. Fu leads the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program, which is the primary driver of discovery and evaluation of novel therapeutic options for cancer patients at Winship. The endowed chair ceremony and reception will be held Tuesday, February 23 from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, 5th Floor Winship).
RSVP to Maggie Gillespie.
In Remembrance: C.J. Richards
C.J. (Cathy) Richards, Winship administrative assistant in the Ambulatory Infusion Center at the Clifton Road campus, passed away on Friday, February 12 after a long battle with breast cancer. For 13 years, C.J. never wavered in her commitment to Winship, says Cathy Parker, RN, unit director of the Infusion Center, and she will be remembered for her positive attitude and willingness to help anyone. The staff is collecting contributions for a commemorative brick in Winship's Healing Garden. Contact:
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Szabo Visits City of Acworth
Winship oncologist Stephen Szabo, MD visited Acworth City Hall on Thursday, February 11 and presented "Passport to Good Health," a talk focused on cancer awareness, technologies, and treatment options. Pictured: Edward Lloyd, MD, Samuel Gilbert, MD, Stephen Szabo, MD, Rehana Ballard, LeShea Turner, and Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood.
Pentz Presents at BMT Symposium
Becky Pentz, PhD, professor of research ethics at Winship, spoke about personalized medicine at the BMT Tandem Presidential Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 21. The symposium is the combined annual meeting of the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.


Feb. 22 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Rachel Commander - "Defining the Invasive Biology of Clinically Relevant LKB1 Mutations in Lung Cancer" and Fadi Pulous - "Endothelial Cell Talin1 is Required for Angiogenesis and the Maintenance of Established Blood Vessels"

Feb. 22 - Pathology Grand Rounds
Steven H. Swerdlow, MD - "What's new in WHO-ville? A revised lymphoma classification and monograph are on their way!"

Feb. 23 - Winship Partner in Research Endowed Chair Dedication
Haian Fu, PhD

Feb. 24 - Fellows Lecture
Ashley D. Staton, MD - "Diagnostic Pitfalls of Lymphoma"

Feb. 24 - Grand Rounds
James A. Bonner, MD - "Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer in the HPV Era"

Feb. 24 - GDBBS Special Seminar
Kevin R. Coombes, PhD - "Cell Lines, Chemotherapy Response, and the Need for Reproducible Research"

Feb. 24 - Resident Seminar
Hasan Danish, MD - "Frontiers of Oncology: Low-Intensity, Intermediate-Frequency Alternating Electric Fields"

Feb. 24 - Town Hall Meeting
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD

Healthy Winship
Omer Kucuk, MD - "Stress, Diet, Obesity, Exercise and Cancer Risk"

Feb. 25 - Aflac Visiting Lecture
Pavan K. Bendapudi, MD - "Contact Pathway Inhibition as an Approach to Preventing Arterial Thrombosis"

Feb. 26 - Elkin Lecture
Amit Maity, MD, PhD

Feb. 27 - Winship Melanoma Conference
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