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January 14, 2019

Winship names new program and center leaders

Winship has announced that Mylin Torres, MD, the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, will serve as co-leader of its Cancer Prevention Control Research (CPC) Program, effective Feb. 1. Cletus Arciero, MD, associate professor of surgery and a breast cancer surgical oncologist, will assume directorship of the Glenn Family Breast Center on an interim basis.
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Corbett selected for Nature mentoring award
Winship member and professor of biochemistry Anita Corbett, PhD (right) has been named one of four recipients of the 2018 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science. Nature established the mentor awards in 2005 to recognize the importance of mentorship in the research process throughout the world.
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Uncovering more options in cancer immunotherapy
Winship pharmacologist Xiulei Mo, PhD and colleagues created a robotic system that can test whether compounds enhance the ability of human immune cells to suppress cancer cell growth. Mo, with lead author Haian Fu, PhD, describe the platform in Cell Chemical Biology.
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Cancer immunology community gathers for Winship retreat

Nearly 130 researchers and clinicians attended the Winship Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Retreat on Jan. 10 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Organized by Drs. Madhav Dhodapkar and Gregory Lesinski, the full-day retreat included a keynote address from Jeremy Boss, PhD (pictured), scientific highlights from faculty and trainees, and interactive panel discussions. Poster awards went to William Hudson, PhD and Haley Lei Huang. Pitch competition winners Jean Koff, MD, MS and Christopher Ronald Funk received funding to use Winship's state-of-the-art mass cytometry and multiplex IHC platforms for cancer immunology research projects.
Curran comments on declining U.S. cancer mortality rate
The overall rate of cancer deaths in the U.S. is declining, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society published Jan. 8 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Winship Executive Director provided commentary on the findings for CNN.
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Winship specialists featured at breast cancer conference
Co-chaired by Jane Meisel, MD (right), the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) held the annual Best of the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Jan. 12 in Alpharetta. Other Winship presenters included Christine Stanislow, MS, CGC (left) and Cletus Arciero, MD (center).

Voting is open for ICI imaging competition

The Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) Shared Resource is holding its annual graduate student image competition, "Art in Science." Voting is open to all Emory email addresses, one vote per person. The winners will be announced on Jan. 28 at the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) Graduate Student Symposium.
Marcus to discuss NIH grant review process with postdocs
Adam Marcus, PhD, Winship associate director for basic research and shared resources, will present "How the NIH grant review process works," at the next Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group meeting on Jan. 28 in the Kauffman Auditorium.
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Special lecture to focus on dendritic cells in cancer immunotherapy
Karolina Palucka, MD, PhD, professor and associate director of cancer Immunology at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, will present "Dendritic cells in cancer immunotherapy," on Jan. 22 in the Kauffman Auditorium.
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Jan. 14 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jameson Berry - "Enhancing Reovirus Oncolysis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer via Virus-Drug Conjugation" and Brandon Ware - "IL-6 as a mediator of immune suppression in Cholangiocarcinoma"

Jan. 15 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Marie Webster, PhD - "Wnt-er is coming: Phenotype plasticity in melanoma"

Jan. 16 - Grand Rounds
Lily Yang, MD, PhD - "Translational Development of Targeted Cancer Therapy"

Jan. 16 - Radiation Oncology Chalk Talk
"Phenotype plasticity and therapy resistance in melanoma"

Jan. 16 - Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Jan. 17 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS, CMQ - "Aligning Quality Improvement, Clinical Practice, and Research"

Jan. 18 - Elkin Lecture
Bhagelu Achyut, MD - "Cancer Animal Models Shared Resource: Advancing Cancer Research at Emory"

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