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February 13, 2017

Winship Celebrates Sterk Inauguration

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the historic inauguration of Emory University President Claire Sterk, PhD on February 8, including nearly a dozen Winship colleagues who marched in the academic procession to Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Pictured: Winship clinicians Viraj Master, MD, PhD and Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA with other Emory faculty.
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Winship Researchers Receive Avon Grant
Principal investigator Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA and colleagues from Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center are the recipients of a grant from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Board of Managers. The grant will focus on breast cancer outreach and clinical access for women in underserved communities.
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Bruner Presents at Inauguration Academic Symposium
Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, Winship associate director for mentorship, education and training, presented "Challenges in Cancer: Moonshots, Miracles and Myths" as part of an expert health panel at Emory's Inauguration Academic Symposium on February 7.
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Three Winship Residents Earn ASCO Merit Awards
Radiation oncology resident Jim Zhong, MD and surgery residents Alexandra Lopez-Aguiar, MD and Cecilia Ethun, MD are the recipients of 2017 Merit Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancers and Cancer Survivorship from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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Complimentary Atlanta Hawks Tickets Available
Interested in seeing the Atlanta Hawks play? Emory Healthcare is offering a limited number of complimentary tickets to the March 5 home game through its partnership with the Hawks. Complete the online form by February 14 for a chance to win two tickets. Winners will be selected at random. Photo credit: JB Lee.
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Clifton Road to Close During Weekend Construction

Sections of Clifton Road is due to be closed for major construction of the Emory Hospital Tower. The existing hospital pedestrian bridge is scheduled for removal February 24-26.
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Science Photo Contest
Citizen Science HD, led by Winship's Adam Marcus, PhD and Theresa Gillespie, PhD, is sponsoring a science photo contest for researchers with a separate entry for K-12 students. Winning photos will be displayed at the High Museum during the Atlanta Science Festival. Image: Scott Wilkinson/Adam Marcus, NCI Visuals Online.
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Sengupta Lab Launches New Website
The Sengupta lab, led by Winship physician-scientist Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD, recently launched a new Winship-affiliated website. The research team investigates the molecular origins of both adult and pediatric brain tumors and how to treat them.
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Winship Featured in New Emory Healthcare Campaign

Emory Healthcare has launched a new marketing campaign that encourages people to experience the Emory difference and why Emory is "the smarter choice." The campaign is anchored by three television ads, including one focused on cancer care at Winship that begins airing this week.
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Winship Celebrates Valentine's Day
Winship Volunteer Services will be giving out special "love bug" treats to patients, staff and visitors on February 14. Volunteers with baskets of goodies will be stationed at concierge and receptions desks at all Winship locations.


February 13 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
John Banja, PhD - "Ethics (CB570)"

February 14 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Anna Kenney, PhD - "Investigating Medulloblastoma Maintenance and Treatment Resistance"

February 15 - Grand Rounds
"American Society of Hematology (ASH) Updates"

February 15 - Mentorship Event: Faculty Development Lecture Series
Jaffar Khan, MD - "Building a Teaching Portfolio"

February 15 - Microbiology and Immunology Special Seminar
Rachel A. Gottschalk, PhD - "Quantitative Control of Macrophage Inflammatory Responses"

February 16 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Carol J. Swallow, MD, PhD - "Evolution in the Management of Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: From Nihilism to Hope"

February 16 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Terry Hartman, PhD, MPH, RD - "Designing a feeding study to address questions about diet composition, weight loss, and colon cancer prevention"

February 17 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Xingming Deng, PhD - "Targeting McI-1 for Cancer Therapy"

February 17 - Elkin Lecture
Eytan Ruppin, MD, PhD - "Harnessing Genetic Interactions to Advance Precision Cancer Treatment"

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