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February 4, 2019

Lonial honored with Gray Family Chair in Cancer

Sagar Lonial, MD, chief medical officer for Winship and chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, was honored with the Anne and Bernard Gray Family Chair in Cancer. The endowment honors the life of Mrs. Gray's sister, Karen Ammons Howell, who died of breast cancer. Pictured: Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Fadlo R. Khuri, Sagar Lonial, Judith Karp, and Kenneth Anderson.
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Parker receives Lombardi Foundation award during Super Bowl week
Catherine Parker, MSN, RN, OCN, unit director of the Winship Ambulatory Infusion Center on the Clifton campus, is a recipient of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation Leader for a Cure Award. Parker was honored at a ceremony held Jan. 31 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
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Study shows virus effective against melanoma
A genetically-modified herpes virus is a viable treatment for patients with unresectable melanoma, according to a multi-institutional study co-lead by Winship surgical oncologist Keith Delman, MD. The results were published Jan. 25 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and include co-authors Drs. Michael Lowe and Mohammad Raheel Jajja.
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Winship names ACS-IRG award recipients
Drs. Pretesh Patel, Jean Koff, Erik Dreaden, Robert Schnepp, and Brent Weinberg are the newest recipients of pilot funding through Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG), designed to support new projects by promising early-career investigators
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Fernandez to chair workforce on national databases
Felix Fernandez, MD has been named the chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Workforce on National Databases, which oversees the adult cardiac, general thoracic, and congenital heart surgery databases.
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Ansell to deliver Puri Lecture on Feb. 8
The 4th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture will be held Feb. 8 at noon in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium. Mayo Clinic's Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD (pictured right, with Puri at left) will present "Modulating the immune response in Lymphoma."
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Facebook Live Chat: Renal Cancer
Winship will host a Facebook Live chat with Drs. Master and Kissick on Feb. 8 at 2:30pm. The interactive discussion will include topics such as screening, risk factors, and treatment options for renal cancer as well as research that is advancing the field.
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Register for the Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
The 11th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium will take place Mar. 15-16 at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. This educational activity covers the latest trends in nursing practice.
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Emory's All in a Day begins Feb. 6
All In a Day, Emory's annual day of giving, begins at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6. This year's event continues for 30.6 hours (that's 1,836 minutes in honor of Emory's founding year) offering fun and easy ways to support what inspires you.
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Meet some of Winship's newest faces.
Nicki Panoskaltsis MD, PhD, FCRP
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Sagar A. Patel MD
Radiation Oncologist
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William Stokes, MD
Radiation Oncologist
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Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist
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Feb. 4 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Brian Pedro and Cara Shields

Feb. 5 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Matthew Reyna, PhD - "Models and Methods for Detecting Driver Alterations in (Large-Scale Studies of) Cancer Genomes"

Feb. 6 - Grand Rounds
Priyanka Sharma, MD - "Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Triple Negative Breast Cancer"

Feb. 7 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Douglas Scott Tyler, MD - "The Evolving Role of Surgery in the Management of Malignant Melanoma"

Feb. 8 - 4th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture
Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD - "Modulating the immune response in Lymphoma"

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
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