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June 10, 2019

Details unveiled for Winship Cancer Institute Tower at Midtown

Thanks to a generous gift by the Woodruff Foundation, construction on a new Winship Cancer Institute tower at Emory University Hospital Midtown will start later this year with completion expected in 2023. The building is proposed to be 17 stories tall, with 455,000 square feet of space. This facility will enable Winship to further fulfill its mission of lessening the burden of cancer in Georgia in alignment with The Winship Way, a project that takes a fresh look at cancer care, with an eye toward better integration and streamlining of services, while delivering innovative research-based treatment and individualized care.
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Master named Winship director of integrative oncology & survivorship
Viraj Master, MD, PhD has been named director of integrative oncology and survivorship at Winship. In this new role, he will collaboratively develop and implement a vision for innovative programs in translational research, quality, patient safety, and cancer care delivery at Winship.
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Gleason named Winship chief APP
Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP has been named chief of advance practice providers for the departments of hematology and medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology at Winship. Gleason has been with Emory since 1998 and joined the Bone Marrow Transplant service in 2003.
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Race differences found in cardiovascular disease and breast cancer mortality
Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH, Alyssa Troeschel, and colleagues identified large differences in cardiovascular disease-related mortality between non-Hispanic black and white women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer that decrease with increasing age. The study was published June 1 in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
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Lin accepted to Vail workshop
Jolinta Lin, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology and a Winship member, was accepted into the 2019 ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop taking place in Vail, Colorado July 27 - Aug. 2. Her protocol is titled, "A phase I study of concurrent chemotherapy and proton radiation therapy to analyze for acute hematologic toxicities, tolerance of therapy, and patient reported outcomes in patients with anal cancer."
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Winship names Elkin Fellows and Rochfort Scholars
Winship trainees from Emory University School of Medicine are recipients of this year's Nell W. and William Simpson Elkin Fellowship and Chester Rochfort Scholarship. The awards provide up to $35,000 to extraordinary physician-scientists in eligible Emory training programs.
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Sudmeier accepted to Holman Pathway Research Program
Winship radiation oncology resident Lisa Sudmeier, MD, PhD was accepted into the Holman Pathway Research Program by the American Board of Radiology. The program supports exceptional trainees simultaneously train in diagnostic radiology and basic, clinical, or transitional investigation.
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Welcome to the Spring Winship Magazine

The new issue of Winship Magazine, now in print and online, features a chef who was successfully treated for tongue cancer by Winship's head and neck cancer team; investigators working to stem the flow of marketing e-cigarettes to young people; and one of the first patients treated at the Emory Proton Therapy Center.
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Winship lung cancer patient featured in Delta Sky magazine
Winship lung cancer patient Sharon Cunningham is beating the odds thanks to targeted therapies. Her journey and that of other patients are featured in the June issue of Delta Sky magazine.
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Navigating Emory University Hospital during renovation
The A/B elevator lobby on the 2nd floor of Emory University Hospital will be under construction June 7 - July 2, during which time certain elevators and egresses may be closed. Staff will be stationed at key locations to reroute pedestrians and assist with wayfinding.


June 11 - Aflac Visiting Lecture Series
Andrew Hong, MD - "Therapeutic Targeting of High-Risk Renal Tumors"

June 12 - Morehouse Cancer Seminar Series
Michael R. Freeman, PhD - "Androgen Receptor-Indifferent Prostate Cancer"

June 12 - Radiology Research in Progress
Candace Fleischer, PhD - "Chemical and thermal signatures of brain injury"

June 12 - Critical Updates for Clinical Research
Critical Updates for Clinical Research (in lieu of Grand Rounds)

June 13 - Networking Event
Glenn Family Breast Center Clinician and Scientist Networking Session

June 13 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Jeremy John, MD and Tran Ho, MD - "Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Current Perspectives and Future Directions"

June 14 - Lymphoid Malignancy Conference
Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP - "Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD)/Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome (SOS) in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients"

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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