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October 24, 2016

Crocker Retires After 30 Years at Winship

Winship radiation oncologist Ian R. Crocker, MD will retire this week after three decades of caring for cancer patients and developing innovative therapies. Pictured: Crocker (center) with Winship executive director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Kelli Gress, clinical administrator for the Department of Radiation Oncology.
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Save the Date: Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
The 9th annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium will be held March 17-18, 2017 at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and learn from recognized oncology leaders in an intimate learning environment. Online registration will begin December 1.
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Winship Leaders Present at AACI
Senior director of research administration Kimberly Kerstann, PhD and Judy Fortin, senior director of communications, presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). Pictured: Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Kathleen Rodger, director of Winship's clinical trials office, Melissa Childress, VP of cancer services, and Judy Fortin.
Winship Scores High in Press Ganey Surveys
New Press Ganey survey data highlights a number of Winship members who have exceeded benchmarks in patient satisfaction ratings during the last four quarters. Thank you to all the Winship clinical teams for continuing to provide outstanding patient care.
Breastival Brings Free Screening and Education to Community
In partnership with Sisters By Choice, the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship held a free breast cancer screening and educational event on October 22 at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

ESJH Open House Showcases Renovated Clinical Space

Dozens of people toured the newly renovated Winship facilities at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (ESJH) during an open house on October 19. Pictured: Peter Rossi, MD, Stephen Szabo MD, Heather Dexter, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, and David Kooby, MD.
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October 24 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar - Alessandra Salguiero, "Vimentin mediates lung cancer invasion and metastasis through its role in the microenvironment" and David Weir, "Procaspase-3 regulates the apoptotic threshold of the cell through modulation of fibronectin secretion"

October 24 - Mentorship Event
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN and panelists - "Being an Effective Mentee"

October 26 - Grand Rounds
Lauren McCullough, PhD - "Obesity and Breast Cancer: The Life-Course Perspective Through an Epigenetic Lens"

October 27 - Aflac Research Conference
William C. Mentzer, MD - "Improving the management of hematologic diseases in low resource countries"

October 27 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event
6th Annual Blomeyer Spin-A-Thon

October 28 - Workshop
Workshop and Launch of the Integrative Cancer Imaging Research Initiative

October 28 - No Elkin Lecture

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