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December 2, 2019

Winship hematologists to present at 61st annual ASH meeting

More than 30 Winship physicians, researchers, and students, including Winship members in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, will be presenting at the 61st annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), which will take place in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 7-10.
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Childress named ACE president-elect
Melissa Childress, MBA has been named president-elect of the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE) Board of Directors. The national organization is committed to the leadership development of oncology executives and is designed to promote improvement in patient care delivery.
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Pfister receives DoD Discovery Award
Radiation oncology resident Neil Pfister, MD, PhD received a Discovery Award from the Department of Defense. The three-year grant will support his project titled "Implementing CRISPR/Cas9 Genomic Screens to Identify Genetic Risk Factors for Lung Radiation Injury."
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Parker retires after 40 years in oncology nursing
Catherine Parker, MSN, RN, OCN has retired after 40 years of service to oncology nursing at Winship. Parker joined Emory in 1979, working in the surgical oncology unit of Emory University Hospital.
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Facebook Live: Proton Therapy
Winship will host a Facebook Live on Dec. 4 at 11am. Radiation oncologists Drs. Jeff Bradley and Mark McDonald will discuss the role of proton therapy and the impact of the Emory Proton Therapy Center, which opened one year ago.
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Dec. 2 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Yara Abdou, MD - "Targeting the tumor microenvironment in triple negative breast cancer

Dec. 2 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Austin Boese and Jamie Hamilton

Dec. 3 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaker Seminar
Andrew J. Song, MD - "Evolution of care for glioblastoma: branching out for better outcomes"

Dec. 3 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Program (CGE) Meeting
Aparna H. Kesarwala, MD, PhD - "Interactions Between Cancer Cell Metabolism and Radiation Response"

Dec. 3 - Pharmacology Seminar
Paul Johnston, PhD - "Drug Combination High Throughput Screening: An Unbiased Data Driven Strategy to Identify Synergistic Cancer Therapies!"

Dec. 4 - Clinical Updates for Clinical Research (in place of Grand Rounds)
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Dec. 5 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Kimberly Ramonell, MD - "The Lost Art of Touch: The Devolution of the Physical Exam in Surgical Training"

Dec. 5 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Ruth Sacks, MD - "Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer: Challenges and Advancements"

Dec. 6 - Elkin Lecture
Kevin Wang, MD, PhD - "Unlocking Royal Secrets from the Queen"

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