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April 30, 2018

Winship-Trained Cancer Researchers To Receive Diplomas

Cancer Biology Graduate Program students Jason Conage-Pough, Jamie King, and Lauren Rusnak successfully defended their doctoral dissertations earlier this month and will receive their degrees at Emory Commencement on May 14. Winship congratulates the talented Class of 2018, many of whom trained in Winship labs and clinics and whose efforts will help drive the future of cancer research and care.
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Koff Awarded AACR Lymphoma Research Fellowship
Winship oncologist Jean Koff, MD has received a Lymphoma Research Fellowship from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Funding from the two-year grant will support her research project, "B cell repertoire, genetic abnormalities, and outcomes in B cell lymphoma." Koff was presented with the award Apr. 17 during the AACR Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Daddacha Receives K01 Award
Postdoctoral fellow Waaqo Daddacha, PhD in the Department of Radiation Oncology has received a K01 award from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year mentored research grant will support his project, "Understanding mechanistic role of SAMHD1 in DNA damage response and therapeutic benefit for malignant glioma." Pictured: Daddacha (right) with mentor David Yu, MD, PhD.
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Keller Lecture Set for May 8
Winship and the Department of Radiation Oncology will host the 5th James W. Keller, MD Lectureship on May 8 at 5pm in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium. Guest speaker Jeffrey D. Bradley, MD of Washington University Medical School will present "SBRT for Lung Cancer: What Have We Learned After 15 Years?" Pictured: Keller (left) and Bradley.
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Emory to Host Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Retreat
Immunotherapy pioneer Carl H. June, MD of the University of Pennsylvania will deliver the keynote talk at the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Retreat on May 8 at Emory's Miller-Ward Alumni House.
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Window Into Winship

May is National Oncology Nursing Month. This week meet a few members of the dedicated nursing team who are integral to multi-disciplinary clinical care and research at Winship. From the nurses on the Clifton Campus (pictured above) to Emory Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Johns Creek, Atlanta VAMC, Grady, and Emory Buford Clinic, we celebrate these exceptional health care providers and their important work. Check out Winship's Facebook page all this week for more photos of nurses at other Winship locations.
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Reminder: Rearden Award Nominations Due May 7
Established in memory of former Winship patient and advisory board member Bobby Rearden, the annual Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden, Jr. Spirit of Winship Award recognizes one faculty or staff member and one volunteer who exemplify Winship's culture of caring for patients. Nominations are due by 5pm on Monday, May 7.
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Winship Nurse Practitioner Retires After 37 Years
Oncology nurse practitioner Sharon Etris retired last week after nearly four decades caring for patients at Emory. She plans to continue serving patients as a Winship volunteer and would like to develop a complementary program of music and exercise therapy. Pictured: Etris in Winship's Vaughn-Jordan Healing Garden with a brick dedicated in her honor.

Winship Offers New Staff Support and Restoration Sessions

New Winship Staff Support and Restoration Sessions provide a quiet place for staff to take a break from the stress and pace of working in a health care environment. Sponsored by Winship Spiritual Health and the Unit Practice Council, each 90-minute session offers massage chairs, aroma therapy, herbal tea, and meditative music. All staff are welcome and may stop by for any length of time. For more information, contact Winship Spiritual Health Manager Caroline Peacock at (470) 446-7844 or
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Apr. 30 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Rebecca Pankove, Chaojie Zhong, and Najdat Zohbi

Apr. 30 - Thoracic Oncology Research Seminar
Adam Marcus, PhD - "Notch/DLL3 Signaling in Lung Cancer"

May 2 - Grand Rounds
Loretta J. Nastoupil, MD - "Evolving Treatment Landscape in Follicular Lymphoma"

May 3 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Andrew C. Furman, MD - "Surgical Education and the Liberal Arts"

May 3 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Costas D. Arvanitis, PhD - "Focused Ultrasound Mediated Changes inBrain Tumor Micro-Environment: Opportunities for Diagnosis and Therapy"

May 4 - Elkin Lecture
Ashani Weeraratna, PhD - "A Wrinkle in Time: How the Aging Tumor Microenviroment Affects Tumor Progression"

New Private Funding Opportunities

Stand Up To Cancer: T-Cell Lymphoma Dream Team Translational Research Grant (LOI Due: July 2, 2018)

Alex's Lemonade Stand: Familial RUNX1 Research Grant (LOI Due: July 2, 2018)

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