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May 21, 2018

ONS Congress Honors Bruner, Highlights Winship Nursing Research

Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, Winship associate director for mentorship, education and training, was honored at the 43rd annual meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society in Washington, D.C., May 17-20, 2018. Bruner received the 2018 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to Nursing Literature. Winship oncology nursing teams presented clinical research throughout the conference, which drew an estimated 4,000 participants. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Bruner; poster presenter Carrie Belmore, RN, BSN, OCN; speaker Hannah Collins, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNS; Belmore, Collins, Colleen Lewis, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, and Edith Brutcher, BSN, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP.
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Wechsler Named Thomas R. Giddens Chair for Oncology
Winship member Daniel Wechsler, MD, PhD, director of pediatric oncology at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, was honored with the Thomas R. Giddens Chair for Oncology. Pictured: Wechsler (seated) with Vikas Sukhatme, MD, ScD, Douglas Graham, MD, PhD, Thomas R. Giddens, and Kathelen and Dan Amos.
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Meisel Recognized as Health Care Hero Finalist
Winship medical oncologist Jane Meisel, MD from the Glenn Family Breast Center was named as a finalist by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the annual Health Care Heroes Awards competition. Meisel was nominated in the Rising Star category. Meisel specializes in treating patients with breast and gynecologic cancers, including breast, cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers.
Tian Receives ASCO Merit Award
Radiation oncology resident Sibo Tian, MD is the recipient of a 2018 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award for his abstract, "Survival Outcomes by HPV Status in Non-Oropharyngeal Head and Neck Cancers: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Population Level Data." Tian will present his research during an oral abstract session on June 3 at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Escott and Madden To Be Honored at ASTRO
Two radiation oncology residents will receive awards at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in October. Chase Escott, MD, mentored by Kristin Higgins, MD, earned the Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award. Nicholas Madden, MD, mentored by Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, earned the Resident Poster Discussion Recognition Award.

Window Into Winship

This week we take you to India where Winship members recently traveled to meet with collaborators on their National Cancer Institute P20 Regional Center for Research Excellence grant. The project, "Planning a Regional Center of Research Excellence in Non-Communicable Diseases in India," includes Drs. Michael Goodman, MD (principal investigator), Theresa Gillespie, and Kevin Ward, PhD, MPH. Pictured: P20 Stakeholder's Committee meeting participants including Goodman and Gillespie, Alpa V. Patel, PhD from the American Cancer Society, and colleagues from India.
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Kucuk Keynotes Research Day at Philadelphia College
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD gave the keynote address at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Georgia campus for its 8th Annual Research Day held May 15. Kucuk talk was titled, "Botanicals in Integrative Cancer Medicine and Health."
Winship Urology Specialists Present at National Meeting
Nearly a dozen Winship clinicians and trainees presented at the 113th annual meeting of the American Urologic Association May 18-21 in San Francisco. Among the presenters, Winship urologist Christopher Filson, MD participated in a debate on MRI as a biomarker in prostate cancer.
Manuscript Mentoring for SOM Junior Faculty
Emory School of Medicine's Peer Mentoring Manuscript Development Program matches junior faculty members who are looking to publish with experienced faculty who can provide the needed guidance and mentoring.
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Call for LOIs: Gabrielle's Angel Foundation
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation offers three-year, $225,000 Medical Research Awards to support junior investigators on their path toward independent lab careers. Letters of Intent are due June 1 for internal review.
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May 21 - Genetics Seminar Series
Mo Motamedi, PhD - "RNA-mediated chromatin alterations in cellular dormancy"

May 22 - Aflac Research Conference
Jenny N. Poynter, PhD - "Molecular Epidemiology of Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors: Results from a Family Based Study in the Children's Oncology Group"

May 23 - Grand Rounds
Ronald Chen, MD, MPH - "Is There an Optimal Frequency of Post-Treatment PSA Surveillance in Prostate Cancer?"

May 25 - No Elkin Lecture

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

- NSF Grant: Electrochemical Systems (Due: Oct. 22, 2018)

- NIH R01: Precision Imaging of Oral Lesions (Due: Sep. 5, 2018)

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