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June 25, 2018

Winship Hematology and Medical Oncology Chief Fellow Receives Inaugural Khoury Award

Winship has awarded the inaugural Hannah Jean Khoury Special Fellowship in Leukemia and Transplantation to Nisha S. Joseph, MD, a chief fellow in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Joseph graduated from the fellowship program on June 21, 2018. The award will allow her to do an extra year of training in leukemia and hematologic malignancies. Pictured: Joseph (2nd from right) with Fellowship Program Director Martha Arellano, MD, Department Executive Vice Chair Amelia Langston, MD, and Department Chair Sagar Lonial, MD.
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Winship Physicians Featured in 2018 "Top Doctors" List
The 2018 "Top Doctors" issue of Atlanta magazine recognizes 329 Emory clinicians, nearly 50 of whom are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients at Winship. Among those highlighted, Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, earned recognition as a top radiation oncologist. The July issue is on magazine stands starting June 25.
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NEJM Publishes Clinical Trial Results Including Winship Phase I Data
Winship principal investigator Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, and collaborators on a national phase I clinical trial, found cemiplimab was effective in treating patients with advanced cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma. The results were published June 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Winship Nurses Earn Top Awards at Emory Research Symposium

Nurses from the Winship Ambulatory Infusion Center on the Clifton campus received 1st place poster awards in both the Attendee Choice and Scientific categories at the Emory Healthcare Nursing Research Symposium held June 15 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. The poster described their Daisy Foundation-funded study of the impact of peppermint essential oil on nausea in patients receiving chemotherapy. Pictured: Curlissa Mapp, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC; Elizabeth Gouge, BSN, RN, OCN; Catherine Parker, MSN, RN, OCN; and Darlene Hostetler, RN, OCN. Not pictured: Jill Sable, MSN, RN-BC, OCN; Claudine Fortner, BSN, RN, OCN; Margaret Masterson, RN, OCN; and Michelle Willis-Styles, RN.
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Radiation Oncology Celebrates Graduating Residents
The Department of Radiation Oncology presented diplomas to its five graduating residents on June 9. Pictured: Drs. David Zaenger, Anees Dhabaan, Nivedh Manohar, Richard Cassidy, Walter J. Curran, Jr.(Winship executive director and department chair), Jim Zhong, Pretesh Patel (physician residency director), and Jaymin Jhaveri.
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Arellano Honored at Fellows Graduation
The Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology held its annual fellowship program graduation on June 21 and celebrated this year's four graduates on the completion of their training: Drs. Brian Greenwell, Nisha Joseph, Nikita Patel, and Marcus Carden. Fellowship Program Director Martha Arellano, MD, was selected by the fellows as the recipient of this year's James Eckman Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Esiashvili and Shelton Lecture in Tbilisi
Winship members Drs. Natia Esiashvili and Jay Shelton from the Department of Radiation Oncology shared radiotherapy updates at a conference in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia on May 30. Pictured: Esiashvili and Shelton (center) with leaders from host institution Eristavi National Center of Experimental and Clinical Surgery.
Kucuk Delivers Lunch-and-Learn to Coca-Cola Employees
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD, presented "Prostate Cancer and Integrative Medicine" to Coca-Cola employees in Atlanta on June 18. Kucuk conducted the first clinical trials to show the benefits of soy isoflavones and lycopene in prostate cancer treatment.

Window Into Winship

This week meet Bruce Schroder, president of Moe's Southwest Grill and a supporter of the Winship Win the Fight 5K. Schroder and his son Phil recently cycled more than 40 miles from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore to raise funds for the Winship 5K and to ride in memory of beloved friend and lung cancer patient Dan Barash.
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Georgia Blood Cancer Conference to Feature Winship Experts
Winship hematological oncologists Drs. Rebecca Klisovic, Ajay Nooka, Martha Arellano, and Vamsi Kota will lead discussions on research and patient care at the Georgia Blood Cancer Conference at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta on July 21. Hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this free educational event is open to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.
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Subaru Dealer Donates Custom Blankets
Winship's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit received 100 blankets from Stivers Decatur Subaru on June 20. This is the 3rd straight year the dealership has teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help keep Winship patients warm during treatment and raise awareness. Pictured: Tricia Hernandez, Emily Bracewell (BMT unit director), Josh Wood, Christopher McVay, Amy Erwin, Shane Lance, Pam Ledbetter, and David Ashbaugh.


June 25 - Pharmacology Guest Lecture
Gabriele Sulli, PhD - "Targeting of the Circadian Clock: A New Way to Treat Cancer?"

June 26 - Pharmacology Seminar
Michael Difilippantonio, PhD - "What's NExT? Drug Discovery & Development Pipeline at the NCI"

June 27 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Mohammad K. Khan, MD, PhD, DABR - "Transforming the Role of Radiotherapy for Stage IV Cancer: From Palliative to Potentially Curative"

June 27 - Critical Updates in Clinical Research (in place of Grand Rounds)
"Compassionate Use Process, Clinical Trials CAPA Review Team, and Training on Revised SOPs"

June 27 - Patient/Staff Event
Art Day

June 28 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Michael Greenwald, MD - "Medical Educator Workshop on Feedback"

June 29 - No Elkin Lecture
The Elkin Lecture Series will resume in August.

Winship's grants aggregator automatically updates each morning with the newest federal funding opportunities from

- NIH UG1: NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Community Sites, Research Bases, and Minority/Underserved Community Sites (LOI Due: July 31, 2018)

- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) R33: Natural Product Early Phase Clinical Trial Award (Due: Aug. 31, 2018)

- NIH R01: The Role of Epitranscriptomics in Development and Disease (Due: Nov. 7, 2018)

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