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June 4, 2018

Curran and Flowers Named ASCO Fellows

Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Christopher Flowers, MD, MS, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program, were named Fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) at a ceremony held Jun. 2 during ASCO's annual meeting in Chicago. Curran and Flowers were recognized along with other global oncology leaders for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the society.
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Harris To Lead Winship's Participation in NAVIGATE Grant for Veterans
Winship oncologist Wayne Harris, MD, has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute and Veterans Affairs Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE), a new initiative that seeks to make NCI clinical trials and novel therapies more accessible to veterans with cancer. The grant will establish Winship at the Atlanta VA Medical Center as a founding NAVIGATE site.
Study Examines B Cell Epigenetics and Immunity
Winship researchers found that B cell activation and plasma cell differentiation are inhibited by de novo DNA methylation, providing new insights into the mechanisms regulating B cell malignancies. The study, which includes first author Benjamin Barwick, PhD, and senior author Jeremy Boss, PhD, was published Mar. 15 in Nature Communications.
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Maithel Named Co-Chair of ASCO Expert Panel
Shishir Maithel, MD, has been appointed co-chair of the Adjuvant Therapy for Biliary Tract Cancers Expert Panel of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. ASCO Expert Panels assist in developing clinical practice guidelines and opinions.
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Gabram Receives Grady Trailblazer Award
Winship surgical oncologist Sheryl Gabram, MD, was honored with the Grady Health Foundation's Trailblazer Award at the Eighth Annual White Coat Grady Gala held earlier this spring. Gabram is Emory surgeon-in-chief for Grady Health System and director of the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady.

Window Into Winship

This week we take a closer look at some new screening guidelines that could prevent many people from developing colorectal cancer. Winship surgical oncologist and chief quality officer Charles Staley, MD appeared live on Headline News on May 30 to discuss the new guidelines from the American Cancer Society that recommend colorectal cancer screening start at age 45 instead of 50. Drs. Christopher Flowers and Otis Brawley, both Winship members, served on the committee that developed the guidelines.
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Service To Honor Julie Whitehead
A service celebrating the life of longtime Winship volunteer Julie Whitehead will be held on Jun. 12, from 10am - 11:30am in the Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, Winship 5th Floor). Whitehead, who passed away on Jan. 24, was inspired to give back to Winship and volunteer following her initial cancer diagnosis more than a decade ago.
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Faculty Development Course Focuses on Health Services Research
Open to faculty and fellows, the Health Services Research Core Curriculum is a 13-session course offered by Emory University School of Medicine's Office of Faculty Development that runs from August through December. Applications are due Jun. 20.
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Call for Applications: NCI Clinical Investigator Development Program
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research offers funded training experiences for physicians interested in careers to clinical research. Applications for the 2019 Clinical Investigator Development Program are due Sep. 30.
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Call for Proposals: WHSC Synergy Awards
The next cycle of Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Synergy Awards will support up to 10 new collaborative projects between WHSC schools, centers, and faculty. Each Synergy Award provides up to $100,000 for a one-year term. Applications are due Jun. 30.
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Meet some of Winship's newest faces.

Pictured (left to right): Brittany Szabo Young, PA-C, physician's assistant - Community Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital; Margaret "Maggie" Harrington, NP-C, nurse practitioner - Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Clifton Campus; Shannon Woods, NP-C, nurse practitioner - Inpatient Medical Oncology, Clifton Campus.


Jun. 4 & 5 - National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration
Free Lemonade and Cookies sponsored by Friends of Winship

Jun. 5 - Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Oluwamayokun Oshinowo and Katherine Minson, MD

Jun. 6 - Grand Rounds
Dong Moon Shin, MD - "Development of Anti-Cancer Drugs by Nanotechnology: Current and Future Directions in the Genome Era"

Jun. 7 - Surgical Grand Rounds
"PIVOT: The Program to Interrupt Violence Through Outreach and Treatment at Grady Memorial Hospital"

Jun. 7 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Yanxin Pei, PhD - "Remodeling the Metastatic Group 3 Medulloblastoma"

Jun. 8 - Lowance Center for Human Immunology Seminar
Feng Shao, PhD - "Pyroptosis: from innate immunity to cancer"

Jun. 8 - Elkin Lecture
W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD - "Translational Studies in Renal Carcinoma"

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- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Radiation Protection of the Public as Practiced by the State and Local Radiation Programs (Due: Jul. 31, 2018)

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