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September 17, 2018

Ramalingam Takes Gavel as New GASCO President

Winship Deputy Director Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, was recognized as the new president of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) at the conclusion of GASCO's Annual Meeting and Best of ASCO® conference held September 14-15 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Other Winship attendees presented clinical updates during the educational sessions. Pictured: Ramalingam (second from left) with GASCO leadership Drs. Crain Garrot, Grant Lewis, and Andrew Pippas.
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Zhou Named Co-Leader of CGE Program
Effective Sept. 12, Wei Zhou, PhD, has assumed the role of Co-Leader of Winship's Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Research Program. Zhou joins Interim CGE Program Leader Larry Boise, PhD, and succeeds Jin-Tang Dong, PhD, in serving as this program's co-leader.
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Save the Date: Winship Scientific Symposium
Join us for the annual Winship Scientific Symposium, March 27-28, on the Emory campus. Agenda topics will relate to career development and cancer research. This year's event will precede the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting to be held in Atlanta.
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NCI Leader To Speak at Winship
Jeffrey White, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, will deliver Winship Grand Rounds on Sept. 19. His talk will address "Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer: A View from the NCI."
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Subhedar Delivers Winship Grand Rounds
Winship surgical oncologist and Glenn Family Breast Center clinician Preeti Subhedar, MD, gave a Winship Grand Rounds lecture, "Localization Techniques in Breast Conserving Surgery," on Sept. 12. Pictured: Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Charles Staley, Preeti Subhedar, and Cletus Arciero.
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Faculty Honored on Researcher Appreciation Day

In recognition of Researcher Appreciation Day, Emory School of Medicine faculty were nominated by their peers for their groundbreaking research, development of new technologies, and continued pursuit of novel and innovative ideas. Meet the Winship members who were among the honorees: Drs. Dolores Hambardzumyan, Peng Jin, Dean Jones, David Katz, Wilbur Lam, Cheng-Kui Qu, and Nick Seyfried.
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Call for Nominations: Winship Research Mentorship Award
Nominations are due Oct. 3 for the Winship Research Mentorship Award, recognizing faculty who have demonstrated outstanding mentoring to students, trainees or early-career investigators. Pictured: 2017 honorees Drs. Ann Mertens, Andrew Miller, Erwin Van Meir, and Jing Chen.
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Call for Applications: ASCO Conquer Cancer Awards
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Young Investigator Award and Career Development Award, which provide support to promising early-career clinical oncology researchers. Applications are due Sept. 25.
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Register: Tibetan Medical Research Symposium
Emory will host a free symposium, "Building Transdisciplinary Capacity for Tibetan Medical Research: Methods, Translation and Efficacy Evaluation," on Oct. 2 from 9am to 5:30pm in the WHSCAB Auditorium.
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Force and Kooby Hold Live Web Broadcast on Esophageal Cancer
Winship surgical oncologists Drs. Seth Force and David Kooby discussed esophageal cancer and took questions from viewers on a Facebook Live broadcast from Emory University Hospital on Sept. 14.
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Window Into Winship

Several "Disney princesses" visited patients and staff at Winship's Clifton campus on Sept. 14. Pictured: Shannon Franklin-Seay, LPN, Elsa (Frozen), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Belle (Beauty & The Beast), Darlene Hostetler, RN, OCN, Merida (Brave), Lily Fon, RN, and Rapunzel (Tangled).
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September 17 - Cancer Biology Ethics Seminar
William Dynan, PhD - "Publication Practices"

September 17 - IMP & MMG Ethics Seminar Series
Sam Speck, PhD - "Usage of Animals in Research"

September 17 - Pharmacology Seminar
Yonathan Lissanu Deribe, MD, PhD - "Chromatin Regulators in Cancer: A Functional Genomic and Chemical Biology Approach"

September 19 - Grand Rounds
Jeffrey D. White, MD - "Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer: A View from the NCI"

September 19 - Health Innovation Commercialization Series
"Networking Do's and Don'ts"

September 19 - Monthly Breast Center Research Symposium
Mamoru Shoji, MD - "Developing a Therapy for Breast Cancer Metastasis with Synthetic Analogs of Curcumin"

September 20 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Samantha Puvanesarajah, PhD, MPH - "Machine learning for breast histopathology analysis in Cancer Prevention Study-II: study development"

September 21 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Curtis Henry, PhD - "Obesity Promotes Chemoresistance in B-leukemia Cells Which Can be Overcome by Galectin-9 Inhibition"

September 21 - Clinical Trials Roundtable Luncheon
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September 21 - 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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