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June 24, 2019

Aflac Cancer Center ranks among top 10 in the U.S.

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked #8 in the nation for pediatric oncology on the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals list. Directed by Winship Executive Committee member Douglas Graham, MD, PhD (pictured with patient), the Aflac Cancer Center is one of the highest volume pediatric oncology centers in the U.S. and is staffed by Winship and Emory physicians.
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Newell elected President of Georgia Radiological Society
Winship radiologist Mimi Newell, MD, associate director of breast imaging at the Glenn Family Breast Center, has been named President of the Georgia Radiological Society. She is the first woman to hold this post.
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McCullough receives Brian MacMahon Early Career Award
Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH received the 2019 Brian MacMahon Early Career Award at the annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research held June 18-21 in Minneapolis.
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Winship physicians featured in 2019 "Top Doctors" list
The 2019 "Top Doctors" issue of Atlanta magazine recognizes 469 Emory physicians, 60 of whom are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients at Winship. The July issue will be on magazine stands starting June 24.
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Anti-inflammatory drug may stave off metastasis
Vikas Sukhatme, MD, ScD and colleagues have found that an anti-inflammatory drug called ketorolac, given before surgery, can promote long-term survival in animal models of cancer metastasis. The results were published June 17 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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Curran delivers plenary talk at Korean Cancer Association
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD delivered a plenary lecture at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Korean Cancer Association and the 5th International Cancer Conference, June 20-21, in Seoul, South Korea. Curran discussed NRG Oncology and the contributions of Korean investigators to the group's clinical research efforts.
Ramalingam speaks at inaugural Middle East Lung Cancer Congress
Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD joined predecessor Fadlo Khuri, MD (now President of the American University of Beirut) at the First Middle East Lung Cancer Congress, June 21-22 in Beirut, Lebanon. Ramalingam presented on immunotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer. (Photo by Deborah Mukherji)
Saba named to ASCO advisory roles
Nabil Saba, MD has been named to the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He will also serve a four-year term on the ASCO Head and Neck Guidelines Advisory Group.
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Oncologists featured at breast cancer science summit
Winship Glenn Family Breast Center oncologists Drs. Manali Bhave, Jane Meisel, and Keerthi Gogineni shared research and led discussions at the OncLive State of the Science Summit on Breast Cancer held on June 20.
Gogineni honored with Eckman teaching award
Keerthi Gogineni, MD, MS is the 2019 recipient of the James Eckman Award for Excellence in Teaching, an honor given out annually by the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and selected by the fellows. Pictured: Gogineni (center) with fellows Drs. Claudia Baumann, Turang Behbahani, Timothy Schmidt, Bassel Nazha, Sanjay Chandrasekaran, Jennifer Carlisle, and Lorraine Cafuir.
Winship celebrates fellowship graduation
The Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology held its annual fellowship program graduation on June 20 at the Carlos Museum. Lorraine Cafuir, MD, MS (right) was named the inaugural recipient of a fellowship from the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders directed by Christine Kempton, MD, MS (left). (Photo by Lindsay Stevens)
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Winship hosts Big Data Academy students

Citizen Science HD's Big Data Academy kicked off on July 17. More than a dozen middle school girls from across Georgia are taking part in this free, two-week academy that focuses on using real data to understand the causes of cancer. Led by Drs. Adam Marcus, Theresa Gillespie, Carlos Moreno, and Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz, Citizen Science HD is supported by an NIH SEPA grant, Winship, and Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance.
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Retreat set for Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program
Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program will hold a half-day retreat on Aug. 16 in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building.
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Winship acquires new linear accelerator
A new linear accelerator was recently delivered to Emory University Hospital Midtown. The equipment, which will enhance Winship's capacity to serve patients in the community, uses high-energy radiotherapy to treat various cancers.

Meet some of the newest faces at Winship: Kathryn Tyler Maples, PharmD, BCOP, clinical pharmacy specialist; Cameron McLees, senior access manager; and Shane Harmon, business analyst.



June 24-27 - Winship Volunteer Services presents
"Spoil the Staff" celebrations at Winship campuses

June 24 - SPORE Monthly Meeting
Suresh Ramalingam, MD - "Emory Lung SPORE"

June 25 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Jordan Marchak, PhD, ABPP - "Implementation of Electronic Psychosocial Screening in Pediatric Oncology" and Kevin Bunting, PhD - "Role of Gab Family Adaptors in Immune Responses"

June 26 - Grand Rounds
Hui Mao, PhD - "Imaging Cancer: State of the Art"

June 26 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Hao Gao, PhD - "Hybrid proton-photon inverse planning"

June 27 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Mehrdad Alemozaffar, MD - "Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion - Lessons Learned After 150 Cases"

June 27 - Office Hours
Winship Shared Resources Office Hours: Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation (IDDI)

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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