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December 10, 2018

Emory Proton Therapy Center Celebrates Official Opening

The Emory Proton Therapy Center, the first and only facility of its kind in the state of Georgia, officially opened its doors in Midtown Atlanta with a VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6.

Pictured: Invest Atlanta CEO Eloisa Klementich, Piedmont Securities Managing Director Ken Becker, Atlanta Braves Vice Chair Emeritus John Schuerholz, Winship Executive Director Dr. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Provident Resources Group President & CFO Debra Lockwood, Provident Resources Group CEO Steve Hicks, Emory President Claire Sterk, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Emory Healthcare CEO Dr. Jon Lewin, Winship VP of Cancer Services Melissa Childress, and Emory Proton Therapy Center Medical Director Dr. Mark McDonald.
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Proton Therapy Arrives in Georgia
With the opening of the Emory Proton Therapy Center, one of fewer than 30 in the nation, Winship adds a powerful radiation therapy option to its broad array of cancer-fighting tools.
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Refer a Patient for Proton Therapy
Referring physicians and patients interested in the Emory Proton Therapy Center can schedule a consultation with a Winship radiation oncology expert by calling 1-833-3PROTON (1-833-377-6866).
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Winship Experts at Breast Cancer Symposium
Winship medical oncologist Jane Meisel, MD and incoming hematology and medical oncology fellow Caitlin Taylor, MD presented their poster, "Clinicopathologic factors associated with pCR to neoadjuvant anti-HER2-directed chemotherapy" at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
'All of Us' Seeking Volunteers
The National Institutes of Health has opened enrollment for the All of Us Research Program (Emory PI: Michael Zwick, PhD). Volunteers 18 and older can join the more than 60,000 participants who have already sign up to take part in the effort to advance health care for people of all backgrounds.
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GI Oncology Specialists Hold Symposium
The 8th Annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium was held on Dec. 8 at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta. Drs. Kenneth Cardona, Pretesh Patel, Walid Shaib, and Christina Wu were this year's course directors.
Winship Hosts Particle Therapy Experts
The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North America held a conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium. Pictured: meeting co-chair Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD and attendees visiting the Emory Proton Therapy Center.
Winship Welcomes New Quality Team Members
Jane Ruhland (left) and Wendy James (right) have joined Winship's quality team. Ruhland is Winship's new director of quality, patient safety and accreditation. James is the new manager, operations improvement.
Winship Holiday Party To Mark Phase I Unit Grand Opening
Join us for the Winship Holiday Party and celebrate the grand opening of our new Phase I Clinical Trials Unit Monday, Dec. 10 from 4:30 - 7pm in the Emory University Hospital Tower 4th floor.
Call for Proposals: Winship Invest$ Pilot Grants
Winship Invest$ is now accepting proposals for the winter 2019 pilot grant cycle. Projects with budgets of up to $50,000 ($100,000 for team science projects) are invited in key strategic areas. Letters of intent are due Dec. 21.
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Call for Proposals: Coulter Awards
The Coulter Translational Program provides annual funding to multi-PI research teams from Emory and Georgia Tech. Successful projects address unmet clinical needs and lead to commercial products. Pre-proposals are due Jan. 4, 2019.
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Five Stripe Friday at Winship

Winship faculty and staff were "rowdy and proud" last Friday in anticipation of Atlanta United competing in the MLS Cup final on Dec. 8. Congratulations to the "five stripes" for bringing Atlanta its first national championship in 23 years!


Dec. 10 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Rotation Talks

Dec. 10 - Faculty/Staff Event
Winship Holiday Party

Dec. 10 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
James Daley, PhD - "BRCA1-BARD1 Promotes End Resection of DNA"

Dec. 10 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Luke Peng, MD - "Applying Radiomics in Brain Metastases Treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery"

Dec. 11 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Jeff Lipton, MD, PhD - "Big Lessons from a Small Disease: From Failure to Failure with No Loss of Enthusiasm"

Dec. 11 - Radiation Oncology Chalk Talk
James Daley, PhD - "Reconstitution of Microhomology-Mediated End Joining"

Dec. 12 - Grand Rounds
Joseph LaChance, PhD - "Population genetics, development of a custom genotyping array, and the pitfalls of generalizing predictions of cancer risks to African populations"

Dec. 12 - Holiday Event
Christmas Caroling with Santa

Dec. 13 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Aarti Sekhar, MD - "Debunking Radiology Myths"

Dec. 14 - Pilot Funding Competition
Inaugural DDT Program $hark Tank Competition

Dec. 14 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Shannon MacDonald, MD - "Brainstem Injury in Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors for Proton Radiation and Photon Radiation"

Dec. 14 - Elkin Lecture
Hui-Kuan Lin, PhD - "Insights for Akt Signaling, Mitophagy and Cancer Targeting"

Winship Federal Grant Stream
Winship's Federal Grant Stream provides a daily updated list of cancer-related funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards, and external funding sources and learn how to apply.
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