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October 1, 2018

Winship Lung Cancer Specialists Gather for International Meeting

Winship clinicians and researchers participated in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) meeting Sept. 23-26 in Toronto, delivering some of the conference's key scientific talks. Pictured: Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Kristin Higgins, MD, Madhu Behera, PhD, Janine Revenig, PA, Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, and Suresh Ramalingam, MD.
NIH Funds Atlanta Point-of-Care Technologies Center
Winship member Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, and collaborators from Emory, Georgia Tech, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, have received a $7 million, five-year U54 grant from the National Institutes of Health, which will establish a new center for microelectronics-based point-of-care technologies.
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Leading the Way in Oncology Nurse Training
Emory School of Nursing students and recent graduates like Winship Infusion Center nurse Stephanie Lee (pictured above) have access to unique curricula and training experiences in ambulatory oncology. These and other joint efforts by Winship and the Emory School of Nursing are helping cultivate and support the next generation of oncology nursing talent.
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Khanna Featured in Latest "Conversations" Video Series
In a new video from the Emory Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Winship gynecologic oncologist Namita Khanna, MD, MSPH, talks about the importance of gynecologic cancer screenings and why the growing number of women physicians benefits both patients and providers.
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Harvey Joins ASCO Advocacy Volunteers on Capitol Hill
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, director of the Winship Phase I Clinical Trials Section, visited with lawmakers and congressional staffers in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2018 ASCO Advocacy Summit, Sept. 25-26. The annual summit helps educate policymakers about key cancer priorities. (Photo credit: ASCO)
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Window Into Winship

Each week, Winship clinical working groups representing each disease site meet to review cases, evaluate patient enrollment on clinical trials, and enhance current care models and treatment approaches. Pictured, members of the Winship Genitourinary Clinical Research Working Group: (standing) Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD, Onorine Foretia, Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD, Wilena Session, Sarah Caulfield, Charmaine Cotterell, Jessica Ezeugo (front) Kelsea Lozada, Omer Kucuk, MD, and Wayne Harris, MD.
Register: Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis
The Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Glenn Auditorium at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
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The Role of Spiritual Health in Cancer Treatment
Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv, Winship's manager of spiritual health, shares the importance of having someone to talk to about the spiritual side of the cancer diagnosis in a recent Advancing Your Health blog post.
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Meet some of Winship's newest faces.
Sharon Myrick, RN, BSN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, Lung Cancer
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Rhonda Pickett, MSN, RN, AOCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, Breast Cancer
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Kimberly Stump-Sutliff, MSN, RN, AOCNS
Nurse Navigator, Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders
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Elizabeth Turner, RN, BSN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, Head & Neck Cancer
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October 1 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Cara Schiavon - "A Role for the ARL2 GTPase Activating Protein (GAP), ELMOD2, in Mitochondrial Fusion" and Yun Wei - "p53 Function is Compromised by Inhibitor 2 of Phosphatase 2A in Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma"

October 2 - Symposium
Building Transdisciplinary Capacity for Tibetan Medical Research: Methods, Translation and Efficacy Evaluation

October 2 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Wei Zhou, PhD - "The Search for Tumor Suppressors and their Therapeutic Values"

October 3 - Grand Rounds
Carla Casulo, MD - "Making Progress in Early Relapsing Follicular Lymphoma: Where Do We Stand?"

October 3 - Dissertation Defense
Yun Wei - "Identifying a novel therapeutic target in Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma"

October 4 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD - "Genetic Driver Mutations Define the Microenvironmental Composition in Glioblastoma"

October 5 - Elkin Lecture
Emil Lou, MD, PhD, FACP - "Deciphering the Effects of Intercellular Communication via Tunneling Nanotubes on Cancer Cell Invasion and Chemoresistance"

Winship Federal Grant Stream
Winship's Federal Grant Stream provides a daily updated list of cancer-related funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards, and external funding sources and learn how to apply.
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