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February 27, 2017

Winship and Morehouse Partner on $2 Million Grady Grant

Grady's Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence has received a five-year, $2 million Merck Foundation Award as part of the new Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care. Morehouse School of Medicine's Roland Matthews, MD and Winship's Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA will lead the grant as principal investigator and co-principal investigator.
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Winship Invest$ Reaches Funding Milestone
Over $1 million was awarded through Winship Invest$ in 2016, funding 28 different research projects by Winship investigators. New funding opportunities and pilot grant recipients will be announced this later spring.
Slusser to Depart Emory
Kim Slusser, VP of cancer nursing, will be leaving Winship on March 3 in order to be closer to her family in North Carolina. A national search will be launched for her successor. Join us to say goodbye on March 1 from 11:30am - 2pm in Winship Room C4018. Dessert will be served.

Last Call for Entries: Science Photo Competition

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 on March 19.
Submit by March 5
Sengupta Lends Expertise to Local Play
Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD participated in a Q&A session at Atlanta's Horizon Theater Company following the February 19th performance of "Constellations." Sengupta served as a scientific consultant for the play, advising the cast and director on how to portray a person with a brain tumor.
Shaib Participates in NET Summit
Winship oncologist Walid Shaib, MD presented at the second annual Healing Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET) Foundation International NET Summit in Beaver Creek, Colo., February 21-23. The summit focused on unmet needs and improved treatments in neuroendocrine tumors.

New Hospital Tower Bridge Opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held February 20 to officially open the new Emory University Hospital pedestrian bridge that spans Clifton Road to the new hospital tower.
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Jillella Speaks about Importance of Bone Marrow Donation
Anand Jillella, MD, medical director of the Winship Cancer Network, recently spoke to the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta at the group's monthly forum about the need for more bone marrow transplant donors from minority communities.
Meeting Highlights Women and Mentorship
Stanford radiation oncologist Sarah Donaldson, MD discussed the importance of mentorship at Grand Rounds and with the Women of Winship Focus Group on February 22. Pictured: Donaldson (left) with mentee Mylin Torres, MD, director of Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center.

Experts Gather for International Lung Cancer Conference

Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko, Walter J. Curran, Jr., Kristin Higgins, Rathi Pillai, Suresh Ramalingam, and Conor Steuer represented Winship at the IASLC's 17th Annual Targeted Therapies of the Treatment of Lung Cancer in Santa Monica, Calif., February 22-25.


February 27 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar Series
Student Rotation Talks

February 28 - Clinical Education
Paul D. Williams, MD - "Upcoming AJCC Staging System 8th Edition - What's New (Summary of Changes)"

February 28 - Tumor Immunology Lecture
Alice Kamphorst, PhD - "PD-1 Blockade: Understanding CD8 T Cell Rescue for Insights into Cancer Immunotherapy"

March 1 - Grand Rounds
Lisa Carey, MD - "Trials and Tribulations of Neoadjuvant Therapy of Breast Cancer"

March 2 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Frederic Charron, PhD - "Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Medulloblastoma Initiation and Progression"

March 3 - Elkin Lecture
Benjamin Ebert, MD - "The genetics of hematologic neoplasia: from clonal hematopoiesis to acute leukemia"

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