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October 29, 2018

ASTRO Meeting Highlights Winship Impact in Radiation Oncology

The American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 60th annual meeting was held Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas. Nearly two dozen faculty, staff, and trainees shared Winship research and clinical expertise during the meeting. Ashesh Jani, MD, MS, and Hui-Kuo Shu, MD, PhD, received the ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation (left). Deborah Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN (at podium), gave a plenary talk on outcomes from a NRG/RTOG clinical trial in prostate cancer; Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD (right), was honored with an Advisory Gold Medal Award from the Sino-American Network for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
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Winship Oncologists Present at ESMO
The 2018 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress was held in Munich Oct. 19-23. Winship participants included Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko, Mehmet Bilen, and Suresh Ramalingam (pictured), whose presentation on thoracic malignancies was part of the "Best of Munich" congress highlights session.
Cells in "Little Brain" Have Distinctive Metabolic Needs
Winship researchers studying PTPMT1 have made important findings about the enzyme's role in the developing cerebellum relevant to cancer and a number of diseases. Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD, is lead author of the study published in Science Advances.
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Delman Honored by American College of Surgeons
Winship experts presented the latest research and clinical updates at the American College of Surgeons' 2018 Clinical Congress held Oct. 21-25 in Boston. During the meeting, Keith Delman, MD (pictured at podium), was inducted into the inaugural class of the College's Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
Daly Honored with Emory Award of Distinction
Jennifer Daly, director of Winship development, was one of 12 employees selected as this year's winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the annual awards have recognized staff members who make significant contributions to the Emory community.
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Window Into Winship

In honor of National Pharmacy Week (Oct. 21-27), meet some of the Winship clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work together to oversee medication use to ensure effectiveness, safety, and accuracy. Pictured are members of Winship's dedicated pharmacy team from inpatient BMT and leukemia units, multi-disciplinary clinics, infusion centers, and retail pharmacies.
Winship Welcomes New Director of Radiation Therapy
Winship's Department of Radiation Oncology welcomes Maxine Washington as the new director of radiation therapy. Washington will focus on optimizing resources and improving operational efficiency.
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Breastival Brings Free Screening and Education to Midtown
In partnership with Sisters By Choice, the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship held a free breast cancer screening and educational event on Oct. 27 at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Register: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Symposium
A half-day symposium, "Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging and Beyond," will be held Dec. 4 in Emory's Health Science Research Building. The program will address a range of cancer-related topics with clinical and research applications.
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Meisel and Seidel Hold Live Chat on Breast Cancer
Winship breast imaging specialist Rebecca Seidel, MD, and Glenn Family Breast Center oncologist Jane Meisel, MD, discussed breast cancer screening and treatment options and took viewer questions on a Facebook Live broadcast on Oct. 24.
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Atlanta Hawks Player Visits Winship

Atlanta Hawks basketball player Taurean Prince visited patients, caregivers, and infusion center staff on Oct. 25.
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October 29 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Alex Chen and Hye Rim Kim

October 29 - ARTDTP & MMG Seminar Series
Sandra Loesgen, PhD - "Microbial natural products in drug discovery - from fungal gene activation to melanoma treatments"

October 29 - Thoracic Oncology Research Seminar
Sumin Kang, PhD - "Overcoming Resistance to a Standard Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin"

October 30 - GMB Seminar Series
David Bartel, PhD - "MicroRNAs and Other Regulatory RNAs"

October 30 - Aflac Research Conference
Keith McCrae, MD - "Kininogen-Overlooked and Underappreciated"

October 31 - No Grand Rounds
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November 1 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD - "Single Cell transcriptomic of Medulloblastoma Demonstrates How Cellular Heterogeneity within Tumors Contributes to Treatment Failure"

November 2 - Women in Winship Workshop
Nathan Spell, MD and Susan Margulies, PhD - "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High"

November 2 - No Elkin Lecture
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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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