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January 30, 2017

New Hospital Tower to Open in Summer 2017

Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD toured the new Emory Hospital Tower on January 24. The building, scheduled to open this summer, will include three floors dedicated to in-patient cancer care including BMT, surgery, hematology and oncology. Pictured: Curran (right) and David Pugh, Emory Healthcare's vice president for space planning and construction.
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Ke Receives NSF Award
Yonggang Ke, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. The five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award recognizes the highest level of excellence among early-stage researchers.
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Lam Elected to ASCI
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Lam and deputy director Suresh Ramalingam, MD will attend ASCI's formal induction ceremony in April in Chicago.
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Puri Lecture Set for Friday

The 2nd Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture will be held Friday, February 3 at noon in Winship's John H. Kauffman Auditorium. Guest speaker Michael E. Williams, MD of the University of Virginia will deliver the lecture titled "Mantle Cell Lymphoma: 25 Years of Progress." Pictured: Puri (left) and Williams.
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Curran Speaks to Chamber of Commerce
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD was the keynote speaker at the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon on January 24. Pictured: Curran and Winship colleagues Gary Lee, Bleu Owens, and Stephen Szabo, MD.
Winship PA to Retire After 29 Years
Oncology physician assistant Marian Shepard will retire this week after nearly three decades caring for patients as a member of Winship's leukemia team. Colleagues, family, and friends gathered to honor Shepard and celebrate her career achievements on January 26.
Lesinski Lab Launches New Website
The Lesinski lab, led by Winship principal investigator Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH, recently launched a new website. The research team focuses on cancer immunology with the goal of developing and improving upon existing therapies.
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Winship Labs Join Sustainable Freezer Challenge
Labs across the Emory campus are signing up for the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge. Participants can earn awards by saving energy and improving sample storage in laboratory freezers.
Register by January 31


January 30 - Cancer Biology Seminar Series
Emily Summerbell - "Defining cell-cell cooperativity between phenotypically heterogeneous invading cancer cells" and Briana Brown - "Defining the signaling pathways required for LKB1-mutant invasion"

February 1 - Grand Rounds
Norman Sharpless, MD - "Using the Cell Cycle to Treat Cancer"

February 2 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Maria G. Castro, PhD - "Therapeutic Efficacy is Highly Dependent on the Genetic Context in Genetically Engineered Brain Tumor Models"

February 3 - 2nd Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture
Michael E. Williams, MD - "Mantle Cell Lymphoma: 25 Years of Progress"

February 3 - Seminar Series on Scientific Publishing
Nadine Kaslow, PhD - "Publishing: Perspective of an Editor and an Author"

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