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February 25, 2019

Registration opens for Winship Scientific Symposium

The Winship Scientific Symposium will be held March 27-28 on the Emory campus. Highlights include a career development session, "The Business of Science"; a poster session and reception; a Shark Tank competition; and talks related to the symposium theme, "The Social Impact of Winship Science."
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Escoffery to serve as president of Society for Public Health Education
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate professor of behavioral sciences and health education at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, has been named president-elect of the Society for Public Health Education. She will officially assume the office on March 27.
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Study assesses microbiome changes in gynecologic cancer
Drs. Deborah Watkins Bruner, Jinbing Bai, and colleagues used QIIME 2 (Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology 2) to assess the vaginal microbiome in women with gynecologic cancer before and after radiation therapy. The study was published in Oncology Nursing Forum.
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Researchers develop "structured crowd-sourcing" AI model
Lee Cooper, PhD, MS and colleagues built an artificial intelligence system to look at pathology slides and identify the tissue components. The system, which was tested in triple-negative breast cancer samples, is described in Bioinformatics.
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Buchwald selected for AACR Scholar in Training Award
Radiation oncology resident Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD will receive an AACR Scholar-in-Training Award for his abstract, "Tumor-draining lymph node irradiation reduces tumor-infiltrating stem-like CD8+T-cells and abrogates the abscopal effect."

Lung cancer specialists gather for IASLC meeting

Winship specialists participated in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) meeting on targeted therapies Feb. 20-23 in Santa Monica, Calif. Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD co-chaired the meeting. Pictured: Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Taofeek Owonikoko, Kristin Higgins, Suresh Ramalingam, and Siteman Cancer Center radiation oncologist Jeffrey Bradley, MD.
Surgeons attend SSO symposium
The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) 14th International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies was held Feb. 16-18 in Phoenix. Pictured: Drs. Shishir Maithel, Maria Russell, Charles Staley, Mohammad Zaidi, Rachel Lee, Adriana Gamboa, and Joshua Winer.
GU cancer experts attend national meeting
Winship investigators presented research and participated in educational sessions at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Feb. 14-16 in San Francisco. Pictured: Drs. Julie Shabto, Dylan Martini and mentor Mehmet Bilen.
Mandawat holds Facebook Live chat
Anant Mandawat, MD, director of cardio-oncology at Winship, discussed prevention and management of cardiovascular symptoms following cancer treatment during a Facebook Live chat on Feb. 20.
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Meet Winship's Patient and Family Advocate
As a Winship patient and family advocate, Amanda Woodcox, MSW listens to concerns, helps develop resolutions, and follows up on outcomes regarding the patient experience at Winship.
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Register: Integrative Oncology Symposium
Sponsored by the Weil Foundation, Emory University, and Morehouse School of Medicine, the Integrative Oncology Symposium will be held Mar. 8 from 7:30am to 1pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Learn about the latest research and clinical advancements in integrative oncology from world-renowned experts in the field.
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Register: Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer
Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer, a live symposium taking place April 27 at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, will cover current treatment paradigms and rapidly evolving findings in the field. Pictured: course director Nabil Saba, MD, and co-directors Mark El-Deiry, MD, Mark McDonald, MD, and Sharon Etris, RN.
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Feb. 25 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Student Rotation Talks: Yijian Fan, Emily Greene, Alyssa Duffy, and James Ackley

Feb. 26 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting
Gregg M. Orloff, PhD - "Cancer Quest: Cancer Education for the Classroom and the Community"

Feb. 27 - Grand Rounds
Ke Sheng, PhD - "Applications of optimization in radiotherapy"

Feb. 27 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Jolinta Lin, MD - "Understanding the relationship between the microbiome and cancer"

Feb. 28 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Amy B. Reed, MD - "Vascular Training: Evolution and Revolution"

Feb. 28 - Winship Shared Resources Office Hours
Emory Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource

March 1 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Career Development Workshop
"Wellness and Resilience in Graduate School"

March 1 - 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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