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May 1, 2017

Winship Salutes Medical Heroes

More than 100 Winship patients, doctors, nurses and coordinators attended the 5th annual Medical Heroes Celebration on April 28 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The event honors those patients who have participated in a clinical trial at Winship. Pictured: clinical research coordinator Meredith Renfroe, Winship patient Tomekia Brown, and Winship associate director for clinical research Bassel El-Rayes, MD.
Curran Honored by Alma Mater
On Friday, April 28th Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD was named as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus in Professional Achievement by the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
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Eley Receives Public Health Award
Winship oncologist J. William Eley, MD, MPH received the Charles R. Hatcher, Jr., MD Award for Excellence in Public Health at a ceremony held April 24 at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.
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T Cell Revival Correlates with Lung Cancer Response to PD-1 Immunotherapy

In lung cancer patients who were taking immunotherapy drugs targeting the PD-1 pathway, testing for CD8 T cell activation in their blood partially predicted whether their tumors would shrink. The study, a collaboration of Winship and Emory Vaccine Center investigators, is published in PNAS.
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Health Services Research Day
The 4th annual Health Services Research Day at Emory on May 10 features speakers from Johns Hopkins, Winship, and departments across the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
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Winship Members Present at AHNS
Mihir Patel, MD and Nabil Saba, MD were senior authors on oral presentations at the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) annual meeting April 26-27 in San Diego.
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Emory Ready for Commencement
More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the 172nd commencement exercises of Emory University on Monday, May 8. Check out Emory's Commencement website for a full schedule of events, FAQs, and special shuttle service routes.
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Preview the New Hospital Tower on May 8
Emory Healthcare is offering employees an exclusive sneak preview of the new Hospital Tower on May 8, with guided tours departing every 30 minutes from 7am to 5pm. Wear your Emory badge and meet on the 2nd floor of the new bridge that connects to the Hospital Tower (next to Clinic B).

Winship Celebrates Volunteers

Winship took time to say an extra special thank you to our talented and dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 23-28. Pictured: director of guest and volunteer services DaVida Lee-Williams (center) with volunteers Ariona Lee, Michael Thomas, Frances Goodman, Naveed Noordin, and Hannah Linsenbaum.
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Expert Tips for Melanoma Monday
May 1st is Melanoma Monday, a day that promotes awareness of the disease and marks the start of National Skin Cancer Awareness month. Ragini Kudchakar, MD discusses melanoma risk factors in a 2015 CNN AccentHealth video.
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Golf Fundraiser to Benefit Winship
The Senior Men's Golf Association at Dunwoody Country Club will host its annual golf tournament on Tuesday, May 9, the proceeds of which benefit prostate cancer research at Winship. Contact Pam McAdams for information on pricing and to reserve your spot.
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May 1 - Mentorship Event
Javier De Jesus and Imelda Reyes, DNP, MPH, RN - "Twitter for the Novice to Expert"

May 2 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Jin-Tang Dong, PhD - "Necessity of ZFHX3 for progesterone function in mammary gland development and tumorigenesis"

May 3 - No Grand Rounds
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May 4 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Hui Zong, PhD - "Tackling Community Effects in Brain Tumors: Cooperation and Competition"

May 5 - Elkin Lecture
Eileen White, PhD - "Role of Autophagy in Cancer Metabolism"

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