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July 29, 2019

Winship hosts annual hematology and oncology conference

Over 100 oncology experts gathered July 24-28 for Winship's Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference in Sea Island, Georgia. During the annual meeting, faculty engage in interactive debates and didactic lectures on controversial topics and standards of care. Pictured: Drs. Mylin Torres, Manali Bhave, Keerthi Gogineni, Cletus Arciero, Elisavet Paplomata, and Jane Meisel.
Winship receives ORIEN NOVA award
Winship has received one of seven team science research awards from the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN®) New Oncologic Visionary Awards (NOVA) program. The awards will be funded by a $3 million donation from M2Gen, a health informatics solutions company.
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Collaboration continues with Addis Ababa
Eskadmas Yinesu, PhD, MSc, a radiation medical physicist at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, visited Winship on July 23 and met with collaborators Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Tian Liu, PhD, and Tosin Kayode, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Shaib to serve on NCI Neuroendocrine Tumors Task Force
Walid Shaib, MD has been selected to represent NRG Oncology on the Neuroendocrine Tumors Task Force of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Gastrointestinal Steering Committee.
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Anticancer drug shows promise in uveal melanoma model
Researchers led by Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD showed that Tris DBA palladium is a viable oral drug therapy for GNAQ mutant uveal melanoma. Their findings were published July 8 in OncoTarget.
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Berg to join George Washington faculty
Carla Berg, PhD, MBA, LP, associate director for population sciences at Winship, will leave Emory on July 31 after a decade as a faculty member in the Rollins School of Public Health. She will become the associate center director for population sciences and policy for the George Washington University Cancer Center.
Hahn honored by Atlanta Jewish Times
Allison Hahn, assistant director of advancement and alumni services at Winship, has been named one of the Atlanta Jewish Times' 40 Under 40 honorees for 2019. The distinction recognizes rising leaders in business, philanthropy, education, religion, and community action.
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The financial pressure of cancer takes an emotional toll
In a new WebMD blog, Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD discusses ways to manage the financial stress of cancer.
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Retreat to focus on catchment area impact
Join the Winship Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program for half-day retreat on Aug. 16 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building.
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Former BMT patients visit Winship on cross-country journey

During their 4,000-mile bike ride from Vancouver, B.C. to Jacksonville, Fla., Bob Falkenberg and Annie Lipsitz stopped by to visit with the Winship Bone Marrow Transplant team in the Emory University Hospital Tower on July 23. The cyclists raised awareness for the Be The Match Foundation and thanked their doctors and nurses for the care they received when they were patients years ago. The story appeared on Atlanta's 11Alive News.
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July 30 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Duane A. Mitchell, MD, PhD - "Advancing Immunotherapy Targeting Malignant Brain Tumors"

July 31- Grand Rounds
Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN - "Being a Good Parent to My Seriously Ill Child: How Clinicians Can Help"

July 31 - Women in Winship Focus Group
Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN - "A Woman's Path to Leadership"

August 1 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Stephanie J. Drew, DMD - "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"

August 1 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Julia E. Babensee, PhD - "Biomaterials for Immunomodulatory Dendritic Cell Delivery"

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