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February 29, 2016

Fu Appointed Winship Partner in Research Endowed Chair

Congratulations to Winship investigator Haian Fu, PhD for being named the Winship Partner in Research Endowed Chair. A dedication ceremony to honor Fu took place February 23 with colleagues and friends in attendance. This endowed chair was established within Winship to support the overall achievements of Fu and his contributions to Winship, the Emory School of Medicine and Emory University. Pictured: Raymond Dingledine, PhD, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Haian Fu, PhD, and Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil.
Luncheon Recognizes Winship 5K Captains
Dozens of Winship Win the Fight 5K team captains were honored at a special luncheon on February 22. Save the date for the next Winship 5K on October 1, 2016. Pictured: Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD with Delta Air Lines' Tina Deleon and Virginie Durr of the Keep Climbing Delta! team.
March Is National Nutrition Month
Winship dietitians play a key role in cancer treatment. They work closely with the multidisciplinary disease teams, and provide personalized nutrition advice to patients both during and after treatment. Pictured: Samantha Dunn, Stephanie Boyea, Emily Walters Klein, and Tiffany Barrett.

Bruner to Be Inducted Into Nursing Hall of Fame

Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International's Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in Cape Town, South Africa in July. The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the nursing profession and the people it serves.
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Call for Proposals
Winship is now accepting applications for the 2016 Nell W. and William S. Elkin Fellowship in Oncology and Chester P. Rochfort Scholarship in Oncology. Eligible applicants are MD-holders currently enrolled in fellowship programs within the Emory University School of Medicine or Rollins School of Public Health. Applications are due Friday, April 1. Pictured: 2015 Elkin Fellows Drs. Shuang Yin Zhang and Jean Koff, and 2015 Rochfort Scholar Dr. Zachariah DeFilipp.
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Winship to Host Neuroendocrine Tumor Regional Conference
Winship has partnered with the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) and Emory School of Medicine for the 2016 NANETS Regional Conference, Saturday, March 19 at the Atlanta Buckhead Marriott Hotel. The program features a multidisciplinary lineup of Winship speakers including Drs. Bassel El-Rayes and David Kooby.
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Feb. 29 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Student Rotation Talks

Mar. 1 - Cooking Demonstration with the Winship Dietitian
Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Mar. 1 - Aflac Advances in Research Meeting
Harrison Brown - "Advancing Toward the First Gene Therapy Trial in India: An AAV Treatment for Hemophilia B" and Yun Wei - "Targeting Inhibitor 2 of PP2A in Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma"

Mar. 2 - Grand Rounds
Nabil F. Saba, MD, FACP - "Head and Neck Cancer - Paving the Way to a New Era"

Mar. 3 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Lisa Lai, MD and Adriana Suarez-Ligon, MD - "Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Great Debate in Breast Cancer Surgery"

Mar. 3 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
David A. Largaespada, PhD - "Understanding Sarcoma development and progression using transposon mutagenesis"

Mar. 3 - Aflac Visiting Lecture
Catherine Aftandilian, MD - "Invasive fungal disease in pediatric stem cell transplant recipients"

Mar. 4 - Elkin Lecture
Lei Li, PhD - "DNA Interstrand Crosslinks and Fanconi Anemia"

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