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July 8, 2019

Winship names Lana Uhrig as new VP of Cancer Nursing

Winship has announced Lana K. Uhrig, PhD, MBA, RN as its new vice president of cancer nursing. Uhrig will lead the ambulatory oncology nursing teams for Winship across Emory Healthcare and will oversee clinical quality, safety, outcomes, education, and oncology nursing research.
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Winship awarded K12 training grant
Winship has received a K12 training grant from the National Cancer Institute to help develop the next generation of researchers and leaders in clinical oncology. Led by principal investigators Drs. Christopher Flowers and Suresh Ramalingam, the grant will be used to establish a K12-funded oncology research training and mentorship program for Winship's junior faculty researchers.
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Summer scholars to present at final symposium
On July 12, a group of high school students will present cancer research they have conducted to an audience of seasoned oncologists at Winship. The Summer Scholars Research Program final symposium is the culmination of a six-week oncology research immersion experience for the students, who spent their summer in the labs and clinics of Winship faculty.
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Oncologists featured at lung cancer science summit
Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Jennifer Carlisle, Badi El Osta, Drew Moghanaki, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Rathi Pillai shared research and led discussions at the OncLive State of the Science Summit on Lung Cancer held on July 1.
Meisel and Pillai speak at ASCO review
Drs. Jane Meisel and Rathi Pillai presented at the ASCO Direct Highlights Annual Meeting Review June 29-30 in St. Louis. Pillai co-chaired the program, which focused on high-impact science and education from the ASCO Annual Meeting held earlier this year in Atlanta.
Winship patient marks milestone at Peachtree Road Race
When Walter Hawkins battled paralysis from a spinal tumor and then started treatment for metastatic lung cancer, his goal was to take part in the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Last week, Hawkins, with wife Paulina, walked his fifth consecutive one.
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Zack Usilton looks to the future
Zack Usilton (pictured with wife Anne and two-year old Caroline) was one of the first patients at the Emory Proton Therapy Center. As for options that would treat his spinal tumor and give him the greatest odds of a long life with his wife and children, he says, "proton therapy was my best bet."
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Doximity co-founder to deliver Grand Rounds
Nate Gross, MD, co-founder of Doximity, will present "The Online Oncologist," at Winship Grand Rounds on July 10. (Photo by PM360)
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Registration opens for Winship GI symposium
The 9th annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will take place Sept. 14 in the Emory Health Sciences Research Building.
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New fellows and residents begin training at Winship

Every July, Winship welcomes a new class of hematology/oncology fellows and radiation oncology residents who are ready to further their careers by training at Winship. Each specialty provides trainees the tools they need to become leaders in their respective fields.
Meet the new class of residents from Emory's Department of Radiation Oncology (from left): Drs. Neal S. McCall, Ashley Schlafstein, James Janopaul-Naylor, David Qian.
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Meet the new class of fellows from Emory's Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology (from left): Drs. Colin Vale, Deepak Ravindranathan, Egal Gorse, Caitlin Taylor, Dave Gupta.
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July 10 - Grand Rounds
Nate Gross, MD - "The Online Oncologist"

July 11 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Robert A. Guyton, MD - "Academic Cardiac Surgery - Yesterday and Today"

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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