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April 17, 2017

Winship Invest$ Names Pilot Grant Recipients

Twelve investigators were recently awarded pilot grants from Winship Invest$, a peer-reviewed program designed to fund for novel, innovative cancer research projects at Winship. Pictured: Winship Invest$ pilot grant recipient Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD with graduate student Briana Brown and research specialist Chang-Soo Seong, PhD.
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Porter Honored with Amos Chair
Christopher Porter, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Cancer Predisposition Clinic, has been selected as the inaugural Paul S. Amos Chair at Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Pictured: Porter (right) with Douglas K. Graham, MD, PhD, director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, at a ceremony held April 13.
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Maithel To Help Coordinate National GI Cancers Symposium
Winship surgical oncologist Shishir Maithel, MD, MS has been named program committee chair elect of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium taking place January 18-20, 2018 in San Francisco. Maithel is a co-founder and former course director of Winship's GI Cancers Symposium to be held November 4.
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Emory Core Week Begins April 24

Learn about the shared resources and services available to support your research during Emory Core Week, April 24-28. Interactive workshops and events include a lunchtime presentation by Neil Anthony, PhD (pictured) on the new lattice light sheet microscope at noon on April 24 in the Kauffman Auditorium.
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Atlanta Ready to March for Science
March for Science Atlanta, a sister event to science rallies taking place in Washington D.C. and around the world, will be held April 22 in Candler Park. A speakers program featuring local and national science advocates will begin at noon. The official march is scheduled for 1pm.
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Free NCI Webinar for Researchers
Winship will host a free National Cancer Institute webinar, "Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data," on April 19 in the Kauffman Auditorium. Following the webinar, Madhu Behera, PhD will discuss methodology and data resources available at Winship.
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Esiashvili Leads Radiation Oncology Workshop in Egypt

Winship pediatric radiation oncologist Natia Esiashvili, MD co-organized and served as course director for the International Workshop for Radiation Oncology held March 31 - April 1 in Cairo, Egypt. Esiashvili is on the executive committee of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society, which sponsored the workshop and enabled physicians from low- and middle-income countries to attend at no cost.
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April 17 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Ashwathi Menon - "Induction of Anti-Tumor Immunity in an Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistant Murine Lung Cancer"

April 19 - NCI Webinar + Discussion
"Cancer-related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data" facilitated by Madhu Behera, PhD

April 19 - Mastering Clinical Research (in place of Grand Rounds)
"Recent Quality Management Audit Results" and "Revised Standard Operating Procedures"

April 20 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Marty T. Sellers, MD, MPH - "Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Update"

April 20 - Seminar Series on Scientific Publishing
Milka Kostic, PhD - "Publishing: Getting Your Science Published and Noticed"

April 20 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Ewan K. Cobran, PhD - "Genomic/genetic Literacy and Adoption of Genomic Technology in Rural Men with Prostate Cancer"

April 21 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting - Nabil F. Saba, MD, FACP and Georgia Chen, PhD - "Targeting EGFR and Immune Pathways in SCCHN; can we rely on the PDX model to forge the new Alliance?"

April 21 - Elkin Lecture
Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD - "Neuroendocrine Differentiation of Prostate Cancer"

April 22 - Winship Symposium
Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer

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