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December 17-31, 2018

Due to the holiday break, the next Winship Roundup will be distributed on Jan. 7.


Winship looks back at a great 2018

This was an extraordinary year for Winship to launch bold initiatives, from immunology breakthroughs that brought newly approved immunotherapies to our patients, to opening the Emory Proton Therapy Center and a new Phase I Clinical Trials Unit. The year in review video highlights the transformational science and patient care that make Winship a national and world leader in tackling cancer.
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New Pediatrics-Winship Flow Cytometry Core
Starting in January, Winship Cancer Institute will partner with the Pediatric Flow Cytometry Core on a joint core facility geared to meet the needs of faculty across both organizations. The partnership, directed by David Archer, PhD, will provide subsidies to Winship members as well as access to new equipment, including the recently purchased BD FACSymphony and the integration of an existing FACS Canto. The new core facility provides cytometry services for the analysis and sorting of cells as well as expert consultation for experimental design and planning. The core offers access to several analytical flow cytometers as well as high-speed cell sorting. The core is located in E-362 in the Health Sciences Research Building with an additional location planned for Winship/Building C in 2019.
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Woods wins inaugural DDT $hark Tank Competition
Ashley Woods, MD, Emory Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellow, is the winner of a new Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) $hark Tank Competition that pitted nine Winship members against each other in a quest to capture the $10,000. The goal of the inaugural event on Dec. 14th, sponsored by Winship and the Department of Pharmacology, was to populate the cancer drug discovery pipeline. Woods presented a project on "Enhancing Vaccine Responses to Acute Myeloid Leukemia Vaccines by Antagonizing the VIP Immune Check-Point Pathway". Pictured: DDT program leaders with $hark Tank presenters and judges.
Facebook Live: Coping with Holiday Stress
Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD, and Winship spiritual health manager Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv, teamed up for a Facebook Live to discuss how cancer patients and their caregivers can cope with stress during the holiday season.
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Ahmed Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Winship investigator and world-renowned immunologist Rafi Ahmed, PhD has been named a 2018 Fellow of The National Academy of Inventors.
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New Winship Phase I Clinical Trials Unit Opens

Emory leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered on December 10th to celebrate the official opening of Winship Cancer Institute's new Phase I Clinical Trials Unit. The Winship Phase I Unit, on the fourth floor of the Emory University Hospital Tower, is the largest unit in Georgia dedicated to the critical phase of testing new cancer therapies.

Winship Phase I Unit team members from left to right: Turquoise Mann, Tina Williams, Carolyn Belmore, Jennifer Schreiber, Kristine Culver, Colleen Lewis, John Bourgeois and Monica Goodman.
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Judie Wells retires from Winship
After more than 43 years at Emory University and Winship Cancer Institute, Judie Wells has retired as a senior research project coordinator in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Most recently, she supported Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Taofeek Owonikoko. She was honored at a going away party on December 5th. Pictured: Judie Wells with Sidney F. Stein, MD, JD.
Winship welcomes new event manager
Julie Hawkins has joined the Winship communications team as the new events manager. Julie comes to Winship from Georgia Tech and is responsible for organizing and executing CME and other events including the weekly Grand Rounds and Elkin lectures. If you have an inquiry about a future event, please contact Julie at
Register: Winship NET Symposium
The Winship Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium will take place on March, 9, 2019 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Auditorium. This half-day educational event for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants will cover various topics related to the management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.
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Register: OncLive Pancreatic Cancer Seminar
OncLive will hold a pancreatic cancer seminar and dinner event on Dec. 20 at STK Restaurant in Atlanta. Winship medical oncologist Walid Shaib, MD will co-lead the program with Paul Oberstein, MD of NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Institute.
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Little cars for kids at proton center

Pediatric patients at the newly opened Emory Proton Therapy Center will have a new and fun distraction when arriving for treatment. Mini cars donated by Jim Ellis Audi of Atlanta will be available in the pediatric patient waiting area. Pictured: Mark McDonald, MD, Bree Eaton, MD, Davian Quinn and Ankit Ravuri from Jim Ellis Audi.
Santa Visits Winship
Hosted by Winship Volunteer Services and the Friends of Winship, Santa and his merry elves stopped by Winship to sing Christmas carols and pass out candy canes to our patients and their family members.
Deck the Halls...and Bays!
During the holidays, the nurse staff in the infusion center at Winship's Clifton campus hold a Christmas tree decorating contest between the clinical bays. Stop by to admire all of the entries.


Dec. 17 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Deng Pan, MD, PhD - "Tumor-intrinsic Resistance Mechanisms to T-cell Mediated Killing"

Dec. 18 - Radiation Oncology Chalk Talk
Deng Pan, MD, PhD - "Dissecting tumor intrinsic resistance programs in cancer immunotherapy"

Dec. 18 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Penny Fang, MD - "Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology"

Dec. 18 - Patient Activity
A Christmas Dance Recital: Every Good and Perfect Gift

Dec. 19 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Katelyn Atkins, MD - "Cardiac Events after Radiotherapy for Locally-advanced NSCLC"

Dec. 19 - No Grand Rounds

Dec. 20 - Surgical Grand Rounds
John Lyons, MD - "Cell Death Proteins in Sepsis"

Dec. 20 - Symposium
OncLive Regional Seminar Series: Pancreatic Cancer

Dec. 21 - No Elkin Lecture (Holiday Break)

Dec. 26 - No Grand Rounds (Holiday Break)

Dec. 28 - No Elkin Lecture (Holiday Break)

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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