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March 19, 2018

Winship Receives Commendation from Governor

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal honored Winship Cancer Institute with a special commendation recognizing its prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center designation. Winship leadership accepted the award on Mar. 14 at the Capitol. Pictured: Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Gov. Nathan Deal, and Suresh Ramalingam, MD.
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Machines See the Future for Patients with Brain Tumors
Artificial Intelligence software developed at Winship can help predict the survival of patients diagnosed with glioma. The approach, which uses data from tissue biopsies, is described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Winship Holds Oncology Nursing Symposium
Over 200 nurses and health care professionals attended the 10th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium Mar. 16-17 in Stone Mountain, Ga. Pictured: symposium committee members with keynote speaker Monica Kaufman Pearson, Atlanta broadcaster and cancer survivor who was treated at Winship.
Winship and Emory Leaders Speak at Young Investigators Forum
The 3rd Annual Young Investigators Forum in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer was held Mar. 16 in Atlanta. Pictured: Suresh Ramalingam, MD (meeting co-chair), Gary Teal (leadership keynote), and Judy Fortin (presentation skills speaker).
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Best Hospitals Survey Closes Mar. 22
The US News and World Report Best Hospitals survey is open for all eligible Doximity physician members. Eligible Doximity members can complete the survey by logging in to or the Doximity mobile app. The deadline to complete the survey is Mar. 22.
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Window Into Winship

March is National Social Workers month. This week, meet some of our Winship's social services team, which provides support and counseling services to patients and their families at all Winship locations. Pictured are Winship social workers on the Clifton campus. Front row: Emily Vereen, Hilary Popham, Summer Al-Majed, and Beth Perlmutter. Back row: Joseph Pfeffer and Jim Hankins.
Register: Glenn Family Breast Center Retreat
The 3rd annual Glenn Family Breast Center Retreat will be held Friday, May 11 from 7:30am to 12:30pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Submit your proposal title for the Shark Tank investigator-initiated study competition by Apr. 24.
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Call for Abstracts: Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference
The Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference will be held on Jun. 8 at the Georgia Aquarium. This year's theme is precision medicine. The abstract submission deadline has been extended until Mar. 23.
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Ask President Sterk
Emory faculty and staff are invited to submit questions for the upcoming Employee Council Town Hall with President Claire Sterk (pictured above at the 2017 meeting). If you have a question for President Sterk, please email Lydia Cox by Mar. 25.
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Spring Decorating Contest
Winship Volunteer Services is hosting a spring-themed decorating contest for staff at all Winship locations. Judging will take place during Patient and Family Appreciation Week, Mar. 26-30. Email Arielle Perez to sign up.
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Match Day 2018

Emory University School of Medicine participated in the annual Match Day ceremony on Friday, Mar. 16. At noon eastern time, medical seniors across the country learned the institutions where they will continue their training after graduation.
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Mar. 19 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
William Dynan, PhD - "Publication Practices"

Mar. 19 - Facebook Live Chat
Charles Staley, MD - "Your Colorectal Cancer Questions Answered"

Mar. 20 - Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group Meeting
Panel Discussion Lunch with Drs. Mala Shanmugam, Curtis Henry, Lee Cooper, Cindy Giver, and Adam Marcus

Mar. 20: Mentorship Event
Jaffar Khan, MD - "Building a Teaching Portfolio"

Mar. 21 - Grand Rounds
Paul M. Harari, MD - "Radiation Oncology at a Crossroads: Harmonizing Biology with Technology"

Mar. 21 - Monthly Breast Center Research Symposium
Mia Gaudet, PhD, MSPH - "Breast Cancer Risk Factors by Mode of Detection" and Samantha Puvanesarajah, PhD, MPH - "Mode of Detection as an Independent Predictor of Breast Cancer Survival"

Mar. 22 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Jennifer Lawton, MD - "Professional and Personal Boundary Management for Surgeons"

Mar. 23 - Elkin Lecture
Ross L. Cagan, PhD - "A Fly Approach to Cancer Complexity"

Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in February. View a selected list of first and senior author papers

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New Federal Funding Opportunities


CDC/NCBDDD: Implementing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Healthcare Systems Providing Women's Health Services Department of Health and Human Services (Due: May 16, 2018)

NIH: Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority Populations (Due: May 7, 2018)

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