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October 23, 2017
 
 
 

Winship Members Recognized for Faculty Excellence

Dozens of Winship members were honored for their achievements in patient care, research, and education during a ceremony held Oct. 18 in Emory's Cox Ballroom. The event capped off Emory School of Medicine's Faculty Recognitions Week. Pictured: MilliPub Club inductee Georgia Chen, PhD (center) with Emory School of Medicine Interim Dean David Stephens, MD and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Jonathan Lewin, MD.
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Kerstann Honored with Emory Award of Distinction
Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Winship senior director of cancer research administration, is the recipient of a 2017 Emory Award of Distinction. The award recognizes university employees who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community.
 
  
Blum Elected Co-Chair of NCI Lymphoma Steering Committee
Winship hematologist Kristie Blum, MD has been elected co-chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Lymphoma Steering Committee that helps evaluate, prioritize, and disseminate information about disease-specific trials within the National Clinical Trials Network.
 
 
 
     
 
 
New Study Evaluates Freezing Technique for Post-Mastectomy Breast Cancer Pain
A study by the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship will examine the effectiveness of cryoablation on breast cancer patients who suffer from post-mastectomy chronic pain syndrome at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Pictured with patient: interventional radiologist J. David Prologo, MD, FSIR.
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Winship Experts Featured at World Conference on Lung Cancer
Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Madhu Behera, Rathi Pillai, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Walter J. Curran, Jr. presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer Oct. 14-18 in Yokohama, Japan. Owonikoko received the Heine H. Hansen Lectureship Award for his oral abstract.
 
 
 

Welcome New Faculty!

Winship Cancer Institute welcomes the newest cancer researchers and clinicians to join the Emory faculty within the past year.
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The People Behind CCC

Winship's new National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation is due in part to researchers whose innovations strive to decrease cancer incidence and mortality rates in the cancer patients we treat and the communities we serve. The Breast Cancer Genetics Referral Screening Tool (B-RST), developed and validated by Cecelia A. Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC, helps determine whether a patient may need genetic counseling and then possible testing for an inherited mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
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Expanded Surgical Options for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has expanded surgical options for pancreatic cancer patients with the addition of minimally invasive robotic surgery. Surgical oncologist David Kooby, MD (right) discusses the procedure in a new video.
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Winship Names New Spiritual Health and Community Care Manager
Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv is the new manager of spiritual health support and community care at Winship. Peacock has been with Emory Healthcare since 2013.
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Winship Members Attend QED Symposium in Australia
A delegation of Emory and Winship researchers recently participated in a symposium at the University of Queensland in Australia. Presenters included Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, who discussed cancer immunology.
 
  
Bruner Inducted into National Academy of Medicine
Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, Winship associate director for education, training and mentorship, was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine at a ceremony held Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.
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Breastival Brings Free Screening and Education to Community

In partnership with Sisters By Choice, the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship held a free breast cancer screening and educational event on Oct. 21 at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Winship Town Hall Set for Oct. 30
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and Winship leaders will hold a Town Hall Oct. 30 at 5pm in the Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, Winship 5th Floor).
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The Other End of the Stethoscope
Medical student Evan Joiner offers a caregiver's perspective on post-surgical treatment from Winship physician Viraj Master, MD, PhD.
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October 23 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jamie King - "Effects of TTK and KLF5 Signaling in Triple Negative Breast Cancer" and Hannah Komar - "Targeting stromal signaling in chronic pancreatitis"
 
 
 

October 24 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD
 
 
 

October 24 - Biology Seminar Series
Cassandra Quave, PhD - "Ethnobotany and the development of novel anti-infectives for the post-antibiotic era"
 
 
 

October 25 - Radiology Grand Rounds
Judy Fortin - "Improving Your Presentation Skills: An Investment in Your Brand"
 
 
 

October 25 - Grand Rounds
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD - "The Evolution of Myeloma: Current insights on Biology and Therapy"
 
 
 

October 25 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Susan Margulies, PhD - "Enhancing Synergies Between Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering"
 
 
 

October 25 - Mentorship Event: Faculty Development Lecture Series
Linda Lewin, MD - "Educational Scholarship 101"
 
 
 

October 26 - Healthcare Innovation Symposium
Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP - "Trends in Health Services Research"
 
 
 

October 27 - No Elkin Lecture
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