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March 18, 2019
 
 
 

Winship holds annual oncology nursing symposium

Over 300 nurses and health care professionals attended the 11th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium March 15-16 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN of Emory Healthcare delivered the keynote talk titled, "Nursing in the 21st Century." Pictured: symposium committee members.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Starving leukemia cells by targeting amino acids
Winship researchers, led by Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD, have identified a transporter enzyme called ASCT2, which brings amino acids into cells, as a target for anticancer drugs. The results were published online March 11 in Nature Metabolism.
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Young honored for oncology nursing
Jeanne Young was recognized for her exemplary dedication and support for patients with breast and ovarian cancer by Hadassah Greater Atlanta at the organization's Best Strokes event held March 10. Pictured: Young (right) with Jane Meisel, MD, who nominated her for the honor.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Prologo discusses cryoablation on WABE
Winship interventional radiologist David Prologo, MD appeared on WABE's Closer Look with host Rose Scott to discuss the use of cryoablation to reduce pain for cancer patients and as an alternative to opioids for pain management. Prologo's interview begins at 40:48.
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Video: El-Rayes discusses gastric cancer
In a series of videos for Healio, Bassel El-Rayes, MD addresses recent advances in gastric cancer; high-risk populations that could benefit from routine screening; early vs. advanced disease management; and promising agents in the pipeline, including antibodies against the HER-2/neu pathway.
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Emory schools ranked among nation's best
Emory University's graduate and professional schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released today in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide.
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School of Medicine holds Match Day 2019
Emory University School of Medicine participated in the annual Match Day ceremony on Friday, March 15. At noon eastern time, medical seniors across the country learned the institutions where they will continue their training after graduation.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Call for Posters: Winship Scientific Symposium
The Winship Scientific Symposium includes a poster session on March 27 in the Miller-Ward Alumni House. Based on the scores, four outstanding poster presenters will be selected for funding and deliver 5-minute, Shark Tank-style proposals the following day.
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Registration opens for 2019 Move More Challenge
Offered through Healthy Emory Connect, the Emory-wide Move More Challenge encourages employees to increase daily physical activity using an activity tracker. The six-week challenge runs from March 25 through May 5.
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Video: Cellphones can help cancer patients fight boredom, nerves
Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD and patient Thomas Lowry spoke with Fox 5 Atlanta on how devices can lead to a positive or negative experience during cancer treatment.
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Facebook Live: Colorectal Cancer
Winship will host a Facebook Live on March 21 at 3pm with surgical oncologist Patrick Sullivan, MD and medical oncologist Christina Wu, MD. The discussion will cover colorectal cancer risk factors, treatment, and clinical research.
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March 18 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Amanda Ruggieri - "Using the MEK inhibitor Cobimetinib to regulate immune function in cholangiocarcinoma" and Sung Bo Yoon - "Defining a molecular basis for cooperative versus selfish cancer cell invasion"
 
 
 

March 19 - HERCULES Seminar
Victor Corces, PhD - "Mechanisms of Transgenerational Transmission of Obesity Epiphenotypes Induced by BPA Exposure"
 
 
 

March 20 - Grand Rounds
Etta Pisano, MD - "TMIST- A Bridge to Personalized Breast Cancer Screening"
 
 
 

March 21 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Kim M. Olthoff, MD - "The Evolving Role of Living Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States"
 
 
 

March 22 - No Elkin Lecture
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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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