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April 3, 2017

Researchers Gather at AACR in D.C.

More than 80 Winship investigators have authored some of the 6,000 papers that will be presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting being held April 1-5 in Washington, D.C. Pictured: participants at the AACR opening ceremony held signs supporting NIH research funding. (Photo credit: Rick Buck)
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Winship Leaders Meet with U.S. Lawmakers
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and Kimberly Kerstann, PhD were in Washington, D.C. on March 28 to brief legislators on key priorities for cancer research and clinical trials. Pictured: Kerstann (center left) prepares for a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Clinicians Honored on National Doctors' Day
Winship and peer institutions across the country celebrated National Doctors' Day on March 30. Nearly two dozen Winship clinicians received special acknowledgement from the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee.
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Winship Panelists Discuss Ethics in Oncology
The 13th Annual Conference of the Hematology/ Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) was held March 29 to April 1 in Anaheim, Calif. R. Donald Harvey, PharmD and Rebecca Pentz, PhD led a panel discussion on ethics that addressed treatment access, palliative care, and vulnerable populations.
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Lymphoma Specialists Present at Patient Workshop
The Lymphoma Research Foundation sponsored a patient education workshop in Atlanta on April 1. Workshop chair Christopher Flowers, MD was one of 12 Winship specialists who presented on current treatment options and strategies for living with lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Call for Applications: Nursing Education Awards
Oncology nurses and nursing students are invited to apply for the Sabrina Williams Oncology Nursing Education Award and the Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund Award. The awards provide financial assistance for tuition, school-related expenses, and professional development activities. Applications are due April 16.
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Call for Applications: Medical Scholar Program
Students from accredited U.S. medical schools are eligible to apply for the Medical Student Scholars Program, a mentored scholarship award offered through Emory's Department of Radiation Oncology. Applications are due June 1. Pictured: Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD with 2016 scholarship recipient Vishal Dhere, MD.
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Winship Kicks Off Healthy Nutrition Challenge
Winship held a kick-off luncheon on March 29 to mark the start of Colorful Choices, Emory's 6-week challenge that promotes eating a diverse array of fruits and vegetables.
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Let's Go for a Walk
Lace up your sneakers! Wednesday, April 5th is National Walking Day. Organized group walks will take place at various Emory locations throughout the day. Colleagues will meet at 10am in front of Winship Building C for a 30-minute group walk.
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April 4 - Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Mike Glickman, MD - "Host Pathogen Interactions of M. tuberculosis controlled by RIP"

April 5 - Grand Rounds
Heather Hampel, MS, LGC

April 6 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Wei Xu, PhD - "Targeting estrogen receptors and cofactors for precision medicine in breast cancer"

April 6 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Luis F. Parada, PhD - "Glioma Stem Cells Origin & Properties"

April 7 - No Elkin Lecture

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