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May 14, 2018

Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center Holds 3rd Annual Retreat

The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship held its 3rd annual retreat on May 11 at Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. The half-day event included talks from clinicians and researchers, updates on practice guidelines, and a shark tank-style competition to fund an investigator-initiated study up to $50,000. Presenters included (from left) Drs. Adam Marcus, Keerthi Gogineni, Lea Gilliland, Mylin Torres, Rebecca Pentz, Jolinta Lin, Brianna McDevitt, and Lauren McCullough.
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Curran Keynotes Alma Mater's Hooding Ceremony
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD was the keynote speaker at Medical College of Georgia's Hooding Ceremony on May 11. Curran, an alumnus of the Augusta institution, was selected for the honor by the Class of 2018.
Shanmugam Awarded Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Grant
Mala Shanmugam, PhD received a three-year, $600,000 Translational Research Program award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for her project, "Deciphering the Metabolic Basis for t(11;14) Multiple Myeloma Venetoclax Sensitivity."
Moore Receives Emory's Thomas Jefferson Award
In recognition of his leadership, commitment, and "heroic efforts in community health and service," Winship otolaryngologist Charles Moore, MD (pictured at the HEALing Community Center, which he founded) will receive the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award at the Emory Commencement ceremony on May 14.
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Winship Hosts Keller Lecture
Winship hosted the 5th James W. Keller, MD Lecture on May 8, an event honoring the professor emeritus of radiation oncology. Pictured: Drs. David Yu, Kristin Higgins, Walter J. Curran, Jr., keynote speaker Jeffrey Bradley of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, James Keller, and Ashesh Jani.

Winship Honors Medical Heroes

Dozens of Winship investigators and clinical trials staff attended the 6th annual Medical Heroes Celebration on May 11 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The event, which this year coincided with National Cancer Research Month, honors patients who have participated in a clinical trial at Winship. Pictured: medical oncologist Wayne B. Harris, MD (left) with patient Charles Ashley.
Winship Melanoma Experts Featured in New Videos
May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Winship melanoma specialists Drs. Michael Lowe and Ragi Kudchadkar share information for patients in a series of educational videos on Winship's YouTube channel.
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Wu Speaks at Atlanta Chinese American Alliance Seminar
Winship medical oncologist Christina Wu, MD gave a talk on gastrointestinal oncology to members of the Atlanta Chinese American Alliance on May 9. The seminar was part of engagement efforts related to Minority Cancer Awareness Month.

Window Into Winship

This week we take you to behind the scenes of a special moment that happened on the Clifton Campus on May 8. Ron Gant, morning anchor and former Atlanta Braves player, delivered well-wishes to Sue Light in Winship's radiation oncology waiting room. The surprise, set up by daughter Jenny and FOX 5 Atlanta's Christy Hutchings brought the brain cancer patient to tears.
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Meet some of the newest faces at Winship.
Amy Elizabeth Sherrod, APRN, MSN, CPHON
Specialty Director of Oncology, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Liyong Lin, PhD, DABR
Lead Physicist, Emory Proton Therapy Center
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Quang Dang, CMD
Chief Proton Dosimetrist, Emory Proton Therapy Center
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Katina Wood, MHA
Administrator & Director of Operations, Emory Proton Therapy Center
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May 14 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Justus Hulse, Leon McSwain, and Claire Pillsbury

May 15 - Mentorship Event: SOM Faculty Development Lecture Series
Drs. Jeremy Boss, Ira Horowitz, and Carolyn Meltzer - "How to Talk to Your Chair"

May 15 - Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Brian Petrich, PhD - "Integrin signaling in the regulation of endothelial barrier function" and Anshu Malhotra, PhD - "Reactive Oxygen Species inhibition restores mitochondrial morphology and regulates radiation resistance in Medulloblastoma"

May 15 - NanoString Technologies Presentation
Doug Hinerfeld, PhD - "Digital Spatial Profiling"

May 16 - Glenn Family Breast Center Educational Didactic Conference
David M. Schuster, MD - "Clinical Utility of PET in Breast Cancer Management"

May 16 - Grand Rounds
Fadlo R. Khuri, MD - "The American University of Beirut: Transforming Health in the Levant and Beyond"

May 17 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Michael Pesko, PhD - "Exploring Effects of Affordable Care Act Insurance Provisions on Tobacco Users"

May 17 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Diana Lee Farmer, MD - "18th Annual Gerald Zwiren Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery: The Joy of Discovery"

May 17 - Special Seminar
Rong Fu, PhD - "Emory's New HPLC Bioanalytical Core"

May 18 - Elkin Lecture
Shivendra Singh, PhD - "Chemoprevention of Cancer Withanolides"

New Federal Funding Opportunities

NIH R21/R01: Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (Due: Aug. 16, 2018)

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