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April 15, 2019

Winship to host 2022 NACCDO-PAMN meeting

Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD presented the winning bid for Winship to host the NACCDO-PAMN conference in 2022. The National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) and the Public Affairs and Marketing Network of National Cancer Centers (PAMN) annual meeting attracts about 500 participants from around the U.S. Pictured: Curran (left) with communications and development team members at the 2019 NACCDO-PAMN meeting held in Oklahoma City April 8-11.
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Owonikoko presents CheckMate 451 study results
Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD presented late-breaking results from the CheckMate 451 study on April 11 at the European Lung Cancer Congress in Geneva. The study found that maintenance immunotherapy failed to improve survival in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
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Bruner recognized with 'Outstanding Alumni' award by Penn Nursing
Deborah Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN will be presented with the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing during its Alumni Weekend in May. The award recognizes outstanding Penn Nursing graduates who have advanced the nursing profession.
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Torres appointed to CDC advisory committee
Mylin Torres, MD has been appointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. The committee develops evidence-based approaches to advance understanding and awareness of breast cancer among young women through prevention research, public and health professional education and awareness activities, and emerging prevention strategies.
Winship lymphoma experts present at patient workshop
More than a dozen Winship physicians and specialists participated in the Atlanta Lymphoma Workshop, an educational event sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation on April 13. Pictured: Danielle Roberts, MS, MMSc, PA-C, Christopher Flowers, MD, MS (workshop chair), Alexandra Palmer, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC, Mary Jo Lechowicz, MD, and Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS.
Esiashvili featured at pediatric oncology conference in Abu Dhabi
Natia Esiashvili, MD served on an advisory board for the International Society of Pediatric Oncology Asia Continental Congress, held April 3-6 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where she gave several presentations including a workshop and "meet the expert" panel.
Khan shares immunotherapy research at American Radium Society meeting
Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD gave a lecture titled "Immunotherapy for Skin Cancer and Potential Implications for Radiotherapy trials" at the American Radium Society Annual Meeting April 6-9 in Dana Point, California.
Shaib participates in Healing NET Summit
Walid Shaib, MD presented at the 2019 Healing NET Summit April 4-6 in Nashville. The invitation-only conference encourages debate, discussion, and collaboration among multi-disciplinary teams focused on filling gaps in neuroendocrine tumor (NET) care.
Bai accepted to NCI training workshop
Jinbing Bai, PhD was accepted as 2019 Senior Advisory Board fellow for the National Cancer Institute's Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Training Workshop. The five-day workshop, supported by a R25 grant to Yale University, will be held in June.
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Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. Winship recognizes the following physicians at each Winship study site who have enrolled the most patients onto NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) studies during the last six months: Drs. Mehmet Bilen (Clifton Campus), Neela Natarajan (Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital), Dong Moon Shin (Midtown), and Jolinta Lin and Jay Shelton (Grady).
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Register and Call for Posters: Cancer Cell Biology Program Symposium
The Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Research Program retreat and poster reception on April 26 will feature a keynote lecture by Rafi Ahmed, PhD. The full-day event is free and open to all registered participants. Register for poster consideration by April 23.
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Join us: Winship-Queensland cancer research forum
Winship will host a cancer research forum with investigators from Queensland's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute on April 24 in the Kauffman Auditorium. Presenters from both institutions will share current research and ideas, including opportunities for future collaborations.
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Mammogram screenings for Emory employees
The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship and Emory Breast Imaging are offering extended hours for employee mammograms during National Women's Health Week, May 13-17. Schedule your screening today and receive a free gift at your appointment.
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Patient Appreciation Week begins today
Winship Volunteer Services is hosting a variety of events April 15-19 to celebrate Patient Appreciation Week at all Winship locations. Staff are invited to participate in a spring-themed decorating contest. Learn more about the activities and ways to get involved.
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Save the Date: Cars Under the Stars benefit
Winship's Cars Under the Stars event will feature luxury and antique autos, with a cocktail buffet, open bar, silent auction, and live music, benefiting the treatment and research of cancers affecting men at Winship. Tickets will go on sale in September.
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Dining options during food truck hiatus
As of this week, food trucks will no longer be stationed in front of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Egleston hospital. Check out cafes in CHOA and Emory clinical facilities and or visit the Emory Dining website for more options.
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April 15 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Leon McSwain - "MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Fusions as Oncogenic Drivers in Pediatric High-Grade Glioma" and Claire Pillsbury - "The Role of Siglec-15 in Evasion of Immune Response in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"

April 16 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS - "Oral Chemotherapy Adherence Trajectories in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia"

April 17 - Grand Rounds
Pamela Soliman, MD, MPH - "Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Cervix and Endometrial Cancer"

April 18 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Rebecca M. Minter, MD - "Why do I trust you to be my surgeon?"

April 18 - Aflac Seminar Series
Naadira C. Upshaw, PsyD - "Making Things Better: The Role of Pediatric Psychology in Quality Improvement"

April 19 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Nathan T. Jui, PhD - "Research in the Jui group and an early design plan to over-come drug resistance by dual inhibition of EGFR and MEK"

April 19 - HERCULES Seminar
Rob McConnell, MD - "The Southern California Children's Health Study: Results and Implications for Policy"

April 19 - Elkin Lecture
Andre Levchenko, Eng ScD - "Systems Analysis of Aggressive Cancers: Bench to Bedside"

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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