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October 2, 2017

McAuliffe Named VP of Cancer Nursing

Winship is pleased to announce that Joanne McAuliffe, DNP, RN, OCN, NEA-BC is the new vice president of cancer nursing. She will lead the ambulatory clinical care teams for the Winship/Emory Healthcare cancer service line and will oversee clinical quality, safety, outcomes, education, and oncology nursing research.
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Fu Named Chair of Pharmacology
Haian Fu, PhD, leader of Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University School of Medicine. His appointment is effective September 1.
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ASTRO Meeting Highlights Winship Research
Radiation oncologists Drs. Jolinta Lin and Mylin Torres were among more than two dozen Winship presenters at last week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Diego. Torres' abstract ranked 6th among over 3,000.
Owonikoko Meets with D.C. Lawmakers
Winship oncologist Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD advocated for cancer priorities in Washington D.C. September 28-29 as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Advocacy Summit. Pictured: Owonikoko and fellow ASCO delegates with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia's 5th district.
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Emory Researchers Receive Record Funding
Researchers at Emory University received $628 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2016-2017. Funding included Winship's Cancer Center Support Grant and designation as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. Pictured: Winship researcher Greg Lesinski, PhD.
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The People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). The Georgia CTSA is both a partner and a resource in accelerating the translation of discoveries into treatments for patients, engaging communities in clinical research efforts, and training the next generation of investigators. Recently, the Georgia CTSA received a 10-year, $51 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue to support and expand its work throughout the state.
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Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium Features Winship Experts
Co-chaired by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Taofeek Owonikoko, the Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium will be held Saturday, November 4 at the Loews Hotel. International experts, including Walter J. Curran, Jr., Fadlo R. Khuri, and Kristin Higgins, will present the latest approaches for managing lung cancer.
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Woodruff Leadership Academy Names Fellows
Bassel El-Rayes, MD, G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD, Adriana Ioachimescu, PhD, Robin Larocco, RN, Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH, Connie Masters, RN, MSN, MBA, OCN, and David Prologo, MD will represent Winship in the 2018 Woodruff Leadership Academy, a program for leaders within Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
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Review Evaluates Proton Therapy for Lymphoma Patients
Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD and colleagues from the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group Lymphoma Subcommittee conducted an evidence-based review of the use of proton therapy in lymphoma.
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Emory Kicks Off Flu Vaccine Marathon
Faculty and staff can receive a free flu vaccine at multiple locations during Emory's Flu Vaccine Marathon October 1 through December 4. Find out more about Emory's influenza vaccination campaign and register for a flu shot marathon event near you.
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October 2 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Rebecca Pentz, PhD - "Research Ethics I: Case Studies from Cancer Biology Students"

October 3 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Takahiro Ito, PhD - "Reprogramming Cell Fates in the Regulation"

October 4 - Grand Rounds
Jennifer Ligibel, MD - "Can Weight Loss and Increased Physical Activity Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence?"

October 5 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Bilal Qureshi, MD - "Sharing Clinical and Academic Experiences from Aga Khan University in Pakistan"

October 5 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Haotian Zhao, PhD- "Molecular Circuit of Multi-Ciliogenesis Functions as a Tumor Suppression Pathway"

October 6 - IORT Symposium
Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy - A One-Stop Solution for Breast Conservation and GI Cancers

October 6 - Elkin Lecture
Michael D. Chan, MD - "Integration of Modern Analytics into Brain Metastasis Research"

October 7 - Symposium/CME Event
7th Annual Winship Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Cancer Symposium

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