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July 24, 2017

Hospital Tower Ready to Open

Winship nurses and clinical staff attended an open house for the Emory Hospital Tower on July 20. The new, state-of-the-art patient care facility is scheduled to open next week.
Q-122 Receives Funding for Phase II Trials
A drug that was co-developed by Hyunsuk Shim, PhD, Dennis Liotta, PhD, and University of Queensland investigators has received $16 million to enter its next phase of clinical testing in breast cancer patients.
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Nursing Awardees Named
Winship nurses Ashley Rayner, Zabrina Furlow, Brandi Winfrey, Ashley Morgan and Mattie Childs are the 2017 recipients of the Sabrina Williams Oncology Nursing Education Award and the Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund Award.
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Winship Patient Climbs Mount Fuji

Winship multiple myeloma patient Deana Chiusano and her sister Deborah reached the summit of Mount Fuji last week. Chiusano is a patient of Sagar Lonial, MD and is enrolled on a phase I clinical trial at Winship. The trek was organized by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, as part of its "Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma" program.
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Esiashvili Elected to International Society Leadership Position
Natia Esiashvili, MD has been elected the general secretary of the Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society, the only internationally operating society dedicated to the sub-specialty.
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Saba Elected to Dean's Advisory Committee
Nabil Saba, MD has been elected to the Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee for Emory University School of Medicine. He joins Winship colleague Amy Chen, MD, MPH, also on the committee. The committee serves as a channel for feedback from faculty to the Dean.
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The People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute (NCI) comprehensive cancer center designation requires an in-depth understanding of the cancer problems in our community. Under the direction of Winship member Kevin Ward, PhD, MPH, the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics manages the statewide population-based cancer registry for the NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program. Registry data is used to identify emerging cancer issues, study disease progression and patient survival, and develop strategies and policies for cancer prevention and control.
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Mentorship Event: Faculty Promotion Readiness Session
Emory University School of Medicine is offering one-on-one promotion advice from former faculty promotions committee members on August 30.
Register by July 26
Mentorship Event: Faculty Resource Fair
Learn about resources available to faculty at every career stage during the Emory University School of Medicine Faculty Resource Fair, August 17 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
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July 26 - Clinical Updates for Clinical Research (in lieu of Grand Rounds)
"Precision Imaging Metrics Software, eRegulatory Binder Solution, and Critical SOP Updates"

July 26 - Medical Physics Monthly Lecture Series
Pretesh Patel, MD, James P. Bell, RT(T), Justin Roper, PhD, DABR - "Fine-Tuning Eclipses Normal Tissue Objective Dosimetrically for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of the Lung"

July 26-30 - Winship Conference
Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology

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