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November 5, 2018

Winship Clinical Trials Team Holds Annual Retreat

The Winship Clinical Trials Office held its annual retreat on Nov. 2 at Emory's Miller-Ward Alumni House. More than 100 attendees participated in a full day of educational presentations, breakout sessions, and team building activities. Front row (from left): Tatiana Kurilo, Michal Hananel, Cathy Sharp, Rebecca Thomas, Erica Bradley. Back row: Lydia Cox, Kim Nguyen, Kathleen Rodger, Pam Bourbo.
Atlanta Lung Symposium Features Winship Experts
The 12th annual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium, held on Nov. 3, featured presentations by a half dozen Winship lung cancer experts. The meeting was chaired by Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko and Suresh Ramalingam (pictured) and co-chaired by Drs. Walter J. Curran and Seth Force.
Winship Clinicians Present at Annual APSHO Meeting
Winship Phase I clinical trials unit Director R. Donald Harvey, PharmD (at podium) and Colleen Lewis, NP, lead nurse practitioner, were among the presenters at the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) meeting, Nov. 1-4 in Hollywood, Florida.
Winship and Yonsei Investigators Hold Joint Symposium
Drs. Dong Moon Shin, Nabil Saba, Georgia Chen, and Jonathan Beitler held a joint symposium with colleagues from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 2. The symposium is part of efforts to develop collaborative, genomics-based research studies in head and neck cancer that will lead to new therapeutic targets.
Video: Winship Patient and Surgeon Discuss Male Breast Cancer
Winship patient Eric Dunlap, who was treated for breast cancer 18 years ago, has made it his mission to raise awareness about the disease in men. Fox 5 Atlanta recently spoke with Dunlap and surgical oncologist Cletus Arciero, MD about incidence and risk factors for male breast cancer.
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Cardona Appointed as ECOG-ACRIN Sarcoma Working Group Chair
Kenneth Cardona, MD has been named the inaugural chair of ECOG-ACRIN's newly-initiated Sarcoma Working Group. ECOG-ACRIN is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research.
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Master Elected to Society for Integrative Oncology Board
Viraj Master, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Society for Integrative Oncology. The non-profit association is dedicated to advancing evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative health care to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
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Winship Town Hall Set for Nov. 27
Join us for a Winship Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium. Talks by Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Winship leaders will be followed by a reception and networking hour.
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November Is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
In an official proclamation declaring November 2018 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal cites Winship's commitment to educate and support those impacted by the disease.
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Workshop Teaches Skills for Tackling Tough Conversations

The Women in Winship committee hosted a workshop, "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High," on Nov. 2 in the Kauffman Auditorium. Pictured: Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Madhu Behera, Susan Margulies, and Kristin Higgins.
Forum Focuses on Global Cancer at Emory
Winship investigators Drs. Robert Bednarczyk, Lisa Flowers, and Theresa Gillespie participated in a Global Health Forum on Sept. 7 co-sponsored by the Emory Global Health Institute and The Office for Global Strategy and Initiatives.
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Call for Proposals: Coulter Awards
The Coulter Translational Program provides annual funding to multi-PI research teams from Emory and Georgia Tech. Successful projects address unmet clinical needs and lead to commercial products. Pre-proposals are due Jan. 4, 2019.
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Sign Up for Winship's Holiday Family Adoption Program
Each year, Winship faculty and staff team up to help patients who need financial assistance buying gifts for their families. If you or your team would like to sign up to help, please contact Moniqua Miller.
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Register: Georgia Lung Cancer Roundtable
The 2nd Annual Georgia Lung Cancer Roundtable Forum will be held Nov. 6 from 10am to 2pm in Atlanta. The free event is an initiative of the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium, with project management by the American Cancer Society.
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November 5 - Cancer Biology Ethics Seminar
Eric Ortlund - "Collaborative Science"

November 6 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Carlos S. Moreno, PhD - "Analysis of Molecular Responses to Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Matched Patient Prostate Tissues"

November 7 - Grand Rounds
Aytekin Oto, MD, MBA - "Prostate MRI and Image Guided Interventions"

November 8 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Mary Jo Lechowicz, MD - "Working with the Struggling Learner"

November 8 - Dissertation Defense
Eric Salgado - "Novel Cancer Therapeutics from Bench to Bedside"

November 9 - Elkin Lecture
Jean-Yves Masson, PhD - "Controlling DNA Resection and Strand Invasion during DNA Double-strand Break Repair"

Nov. 9 - Benefit for Winship Holiday Patient & Family Adoption Program
Bake Sale and Raffle

Nov. 9 - Inaugural Research Symposium
International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) Emory Kickoff Meeting

November 10 - Symposium/CME Event
Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostatis and Thrombosis

Winship Federal Grant Stream
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
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