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January 22, 2019

Winship honors Waller with professorship

The inaugural Rein Saral, MD Professorship in Cancer Medicine was awarded on Jan. 16 to Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, in recognition of Waller's outstanding contributions and expertise in the area of hematological malignancies and bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. The professorship is given in honor of Rein Saral, MD, professor emeritus of hematology and medical oncology and senior advisor to Winship. Pictured: Waller (center) with clinical and research colleagues.
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Bernal-Mizrachi named Emory service chief for Grady
Winship medical oncologist Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD is the new Emory Service Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology for the Grady Health System. He will oversee the practice of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Grady, provide local leadership for department faculty, collaborate with Grady leaders, and help align clinical, teaching, and research goals.
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HPV vaccination rates remain low among U.S. adolescents
Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to 12 years old. Winship member Robert Bednarczyk, PhD is lead author of a study that evaluates the trend in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
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Winship specialists featured at ASCO GI Cancers Symposium
Co-chaired by Shishir Maithel, MD, MS, the ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held on Jan. 17-19 in San Francisco. Other Winship presenters included Drs. Bassel El-Rayes (pictured at podium) and Charles Staley.
Meisel speaks to Delta Air Lines cancer survivors
Jane Meisel, MD, medical oncology from Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center, presented "Living through and beyond cancer: optimizing survivorship care," to over 200 Delta Air Lines employees and cancer survivors at the Delta Flight Museum on Jan. 16.

Image competition winners named

Six Emory graduate students are the winners of the annual image competition sponsored by the Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource and Emory's Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS). The winning images will be featured in promotional materials for the 16th Annual GDBBS Research Symposium, taking place Monday, Jan. 28. Clockwise from top left: 1st place winner Emily Summerbell (Marcus Lab); 2nd place winner Brandon Ware (Lesinski Lab); and runners-up Brian Pedro (Marcus Lab), Joanna Perez (Lerit Lab), Cara Schiavon (Kahn Lab), and Alyssa Scott (Katz Lab).
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Saba and McDonald hold Facebook live chat
Winship medical oncologist Nabil Saba, MD and Winship radiation oncologist Mark McDonald, MD discussed developments in the treatment of head and neck cancer during a Facebook live broadcast from the new Emory Proton Therapy Center on Jan. 17.
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Infusion center team tackles clutter
In step with the popular Netflix show, "Tidying Up," infusion staffers completed a week-long operational improvement project at Winship's Ambulatory Infusion Center on Clifton Road to create a more efficient and visually calmer environment for patients, caregivers, and staff.
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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 interventional cancer clinical trials during the last three months: Drs. Mehmet Bilen (Clifton Campus), Nabil Saba (Midtown), Shannon Kahn (Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital), and Preeti Subhedar, Jay Sheldon, Jolinta Lin, and Leon Bernal-Mizrachi (Grady).
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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. The educational activity will cover the latest trends in nursing practice including chemotherapy safe handling, cardio-oncology, new oral agents, and more.
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Nominate a colleague for AJC Nursing Excellence Awards
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's annual Nurse Excellence Awards recognizes registered nurses who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in caring for patients. A panel of independent judges will select the top 10 honorees. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31.
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Jan. 22 - Special Lecture
Karolina Palucka, MD, PhD - "Dendritic cells in cancer immunotherapy"

Jan. 22 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Doug Graham, MD, PhD - "Transitioning Novel MerTK Small Molecule Inhibitors into Oncology Clinical Trials"

Jan. 22 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting
Jing Chen, PhD - "Blood Chemicals and Cancer"

Jan. 23 - Critical Updates for Clinical Research (in lieu of Grand Rounds)
"CTO Resources for Writing Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials at Winship," and "Revised Common Rule at Emory and Updates from the IRB"

Jan. 24 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Kim Kitai, PhD - "Enhancing Radiation Therapy with novel Embryonic Anti-tumor factors and Preventing Cell Death Resistance"

Jan. 24 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Lauren Postlewait, MD - "Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer: More Controversy or Standard of Care?"

Jan 24 - Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition Seminar
Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH - "Changing the Home Food Environment to Prevent Weight Gain"

Jan. 25 - Radiation Oncology Chalk Talk
Kim Kitai, PhD - "Enhancing Radiation Therapy with Novel Embryonic Anti-tumor factors and Preventing Cell Death Resistance"

Jan. 25 - IMP Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
Mandy Ford, PhD - "The Cell-Intrinsic Role of Fc¿RIIB in Regulating CD8+ T Cell Immunity"

Jan. 25 - No Elkin Lecture (Cancer Biology PhD Recruitment)
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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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