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March 20, 2017

Winship Hosts Nursing Symposium

The 9th annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium took place over the weekend, with close to 300 nurses from across the Southeast in attendance. The symposium updated health care professionals on emerging trends, practical strategies, and tools to improve nursing practices. Pictured: nursing symposium committee members Emily Bracewell, Tricia Crabtree, Roberta Kaplow, Renee Spinks, and Monique Jones.
Match Day 2017
Emory University School of Medicine participated in the annual Match Day ceremony on Friday, March 17. At noon eastern time, medical seniors across the country learned the institutions where they will continue their training after graduation.
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Meet the Next Class of Radiation Oncology Residents
Four students who participated in Match Day will be joining the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology's four-year Physician Residency Program.
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Winship Science Takes Center Stage in San Francisco

Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and radiation oncology resident Richard Cassidy, MD (pictured above) attended the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, March 16-18. Curran gave a keynote address. Cassidy discussed his oral abstract in a news briefing of the symposium's top research studies.
Call for Proposals: NRG Oncology Pilot Projects in Cancer Prevention and Control
NRG Oncology, through its NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) core grant, is soliciting cancer prevention and control pilot projects from its members. The deadline to submit is May 5.
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Experts to Lead Palliative Care Conference for Nurses
Winship members Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD and Mi-Kyung Song, PhD, RN, FAAN are co-chairs of the 2017 Virginia Lee Franklin Memorial and Center for Nursing Excellence in Palliative Care Conference on April 7 at Emory's Miller Ward Alumni House.
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Winship Runners Step Out at Charles Harris 10K

Faculty and staff from Winship were among the participants in the 37th annual Charles Harris Run for Leukemia, March 11 in Atlanta. Proceeds from the event support leukemia research at Winship.


March 20 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Yixiang Li (Dong Lab) and Ashwathi Menon (Quyyumi Lab)

March 21 - Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Dan Littman, PhD - "Regulation of T cell physiology by the commensal microbiota"

March 22 - Grand Rounds
Tiffany Traina, MD - "Novel Therapies for Treatment of Triple Negative Cancer"

March 24 - Elkin Lecture
Rugang Zhang, PhD - "Metabolism, Chromatin Structure and Senescence Phenotypes"

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