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September 12, 2016

El-Rayes Honored with Kauffman Family Professorship at Winship

Bassel F. El-Rayes, MD, associate director of clinical research at Winship, was selected to hold the John Kauffman Family Professorship for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The newly endowed position was created to support an outstanding leader in the field of pancreatic cancer research and assist with the further development of Winship's gastrointestinal cancer efforts.
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Cancer Moonshot Panel Releases New Report
The Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, made up of 28 scientific experts, cancer leaders, and patient advocates, released a 60-page report detailing recommendations for making progress against cancer. Winship was one of 10 regional sites to hold a Cancer Moonshot Summit in June.
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Kucuk Named Gateway's Cancer Researcher of the Year
Omer Kucuk, MD was honored September 8 at a ceremony in New York as Gateway's Researcher of the Year. Gateway for Cancer Research is a non-profit organization that funds clinical trials for all types of cancer.
Winship Women in Cancer Research and Medicine
The inaugural meeting of Winship's Women in Cancer Research and Medicine took place on September 8. Carolyn Meltzer, MD spoke to the group about the importance of mentorship.
Cancer Imaging Workshop
Save the date for a workshop and launch of the Integrative Cancer Imaging Research Initiative on Friday, October 28 from 8am to 5pm in the HSRB auditorium. The keynote speaker is Annick Van Den Abbeele, MD, Harvard's chief of imaging.
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September 12 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz - "Wnt and uPAR Dual-targeted Theranostic IONPs in Drug-Resistant Triple-negative breast cancer," and Allyson Koyen - "A Novel Role for EZH2 in mediating Cisplatin Resistance in Small Cell Lung Cancer"

September 13 - Healthy Winship
Jennifer Shelton - "10 Common Diet and Exercise Myths Debunked"

September 14 - No Grand Rounds

September 14 - Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Student Research-in-Progress Seminar
Cathy Gavile - "CD28-CD86 signaling and myeloma cell survival," Shardule Shah - "Heat Shock Factor 1 Activity in Multiple Myeloma"

September 15 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Robert Bednarczyk, PhD - "A Systems-Approach to Improving Provider Recommendations for HPV Vaccination / Rapid Assessment of Population-Level Perceptions on Cancer Prevention"

September 15 - Division of Cancer Biology Research Interest Talk
Gary Miller, PhD - "The Exposome: Complementing the Genetic Analysis of Complex Diseases with Comprehensive Analysis of the Environment"

September 16 - No Elkin Lecture

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