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February 20, 2017

Winship Names Fashion Show Scholars

Cupid helped to set the stage for Winship's 5th annual Fashion a Cure Fashion Show at the St. Regis Atlanta on Valentine's Day. During the event, which raised $300,000 for cancer research, Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD named two fashion show scholars: Xingming Deng, MD, PhD and Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD.
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Spider Web of Cancer Proteins Reveals New Drug Possibilities
Scientists at Winship have mapped a vast spider web of interactions between proteins in lung cancer cells in an effort to reach targets once considered "undruggable." The results are published online in Nature Communications. Pictured: senior author Haian Fu, PhD.
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Winship Nurses Receive Research Grant
Winship nurses Curlissa Mapp, Catherine Parker, Darlene Hostetler, Jill Sable, Elizabeth Gouge, Claudine Fortner, Margaret Masterson, and Michelle Styles have received a Daisy Foundation grant to study the effect of peppermint essential oil on a patient's self-reported level of nausea as it relates to chemotherapy treatment.
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Winship Remembers Kris Greiner

Kris Greiner, a longtime Winship physician assistant, passed away on February 7. Greiner was the first advanced practice provider to work full time on the medical oncology inpatient service and, along with the excellent nursing staff, laid the foundation for what is now an outstanding ward.
NBC Shares Winship Patient's Love Story
The Valentine's Day edition of NBC Nightly News featured the love story of Debra Bradley and Gary Gross that began when Bradley was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Bradley was successfully treated at Winship with therapy that included the experimental drug BBI-608.
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Nurse Residency Program Launches at Winship
Six ambulatory oncology nurses attended orientation last week as part of Winship's new nurse residency program. The one-year residency supports newly graduated nurses as they transition into their first professional roles in clinical nursing.
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GU Cancer Experts Gather for National Meeting

Nearly a dozen Winship investigators presented research and participated in educational sessions at the 2017 Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium in Orlando, February 16-18. Pictured: John Pattaras, MD, Viraj Master, MD, PhD, Omer Kucuk, MD, Peter Rossi, MD, Ashesh Jani, MD, Greta Russler, MSN, FNP-BC, Mehmet Bilen, MD, Andrea Huffman, PA-C, Elise Hitron, NP, and Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD.
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Winship to Host Head and Neck Cancer Symposium
Register today to attend the Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Symposium on Saturday, April 22 in the Emory Health Sciences Research Building.
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Clifton Road to Close This Weekend
Sections of Clifton Road will be closed to non-emergency vehicles during major construction of the Emory Hospital Tower. The existing hospital pedestrian bridge is scheduled for removal February 24-26.
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February 20 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
James Ross and Mwangala Akamandisa

February 21 - IMP Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Peter S. Heeger, MD - "Complement as a crucial mediator of T cell immunity"

February 22 - Grand Rounds
Sarah Donaldson, MD - "The Joy in Medicine"

February 22 - Mentorship Event: Women in Winship Focus Group
Sarah Donaldson, MD - "Mentorship and Collaboration to Advance Women in Cancer"

February 23 - Seminar Series on Scientific Publishing
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD - "DataMed: a Data Discovery Index for the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Commons"

February 24 - Elkin Lecture
Brendan Manning, PhD - "mTOR Signaling: Connecting Nutrient Sensing to Metabolism"

February 24 - Epidemiology Grand Rounds
Kyle Steenland, PhD - "Bayesian Analysis of Silica Exposure and Lung Cancer Using Human and Animal Studies"

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