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March 27, 2017

Medical Students Awarded RSNA Research Grants

Emory University School of Medicine's Ashley Joy Schlafstein and Jacob Wynne have each received a Research Medical Student Grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Both students study DNA damage and repair for cancer therapy under the mentorship of Winship radiation oncologist David Yu, MD, PhD. Pictured: Schlafstein, Yu, and Wynne.
DAISY Award Recognizes Nursing Excellence
Winship nurses Celia Lett, NP and Devianna McBride, RN were honored with DAISY awards for demonstrating extraordinary clinical skill and compassion. The nurses were nominated by leukemia patient Tammy Baggett, who attended the award ceremony held March 24 at Winship.
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Multiple Myeloma Experts to Lead Patient Summit
Sagar Lonial, MD will chair the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation's Patient Summit on April 9 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Speakers will include Lonial and Winship colleagues Jonathan Kaufman, MD, and Charise Gleason, MSN, NP.
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Workshop Spotlights Cancer Informatics

The Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) spring workshop and symposium took place March 19-22 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Madhusmita Behera, PhD, director of the Winship Research Informatics developing shared resource, chaired the meeting and gave a keynote talk, "Tapping into the Power of Real World Data." Pictured: Kevin Ward, PhD, MPH, Madhusmita Behera, PhD, Marina Martin, MS, and Christopher Flowers, MD.
Multiple Myeloma Team Gears Up for MMRF 5K
Winship faculty, staff and friends will participate the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run on April 9 in Dunwoody, Ga. Sagar Lonial, MD, Winship chief medical officer, will serve as honorary race chair.
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Komen Race for the Cure Set for May 13
Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center and Emory Breast Imaging have signed on as sponsors for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Atlanta on May 13. Register with the Winship team by March 31 and receive a free t-shirt.
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Head and Neck Cancer Symposium on April 22
Winship will host the Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer symposium on April 22 at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building. Expert faculty will explore current treatment paradigms through panel discussions and case presentations.
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Debates and Didactics Conference Set for Summer
Winship's Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference will take place July 26-30 in Sea Island, Ga. The conference focuses on the mechanisms of disease and treatments for patients with cancer or blood disorders.
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Call for Proposals: Elkin and Rochfort Awards
Winship's Elkin Fellowship in Oncology and Rochfort Scholarship in Oncology are awarded annually to extraordinary clinical trainees at Emory. Applications are due March 31.
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Call for Proposals: V Scholar Award
The V Foundation's two-year, $200,000 V Scholar Award supports early-career faculty in the conduct of basic or translational cancer research. Letters of intent are due April 14.
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Beloved Myeloma Nurse Retires

Melanie Watson, RN retired last week after nearly two decades caring for patients, including 10 years with Winship's multiple myeloma team. Colleagues and friends gathered to honor Watson and celebrate her career achievements on March 23. Pictured: Watson (center) with Charise Gleason, MSN, NP and Sagar Lonial, MD.


March 27 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Geraldine Nabeta (Yu Lab) and Nicholas Eyrich (Kenney Lab)

March 27 - Biochemistry Seminar
Joseph Rodriguez, PhD - "Regulation of estrogen-responsive genes in single living cells"

March 28 - Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Jianke Zhang, PhD - "Apoptotic and Necroptotic Signaling in Embryos and Lymphocytes"

March 28 - Genetics and Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Steve Henikoff, PhD - "Genome-wide mapping of protein - DNA interaction dynamics"

March 29 - Grand Rounds
Jonathan Licht, MD - "Disordered Histone Methylation in Hematological Malignancy"

March 30 - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar
Ying Xu, PhD - "Elucidation of Fundamental Drivers of Cancer Initiation Through Omic Data Mining and Mathematical Modeling"

March 31 - Elkin Lecture
Christian Metallo, PhD - "Redox Pathways Contributing to Cancer Cell Growth"

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