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November 11, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons pledge $200,000 to Winship

The Atlanta Falcons are pledging an annual donation of $200,000 to Winship to support its cancer research programs. On Nov. 5, Atlanta Falcons players Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, James Carpenter, and Ahmed Thomas visited with patients, staff, and doctors and signed autographs on Winship's Clifton Campus. Pictured (left to right): Tuioti-Mariner, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Carpenter, Sagar Lonial, MD, Thomas, and mascot Freddie Falcon.
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Emory and The Morningside Foundation promote innovative, affordable health care
Through a $10 million investment, Emory University and the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine, led by Vikas Sukhatme, MD, ScD, will promote research on scientifically promising, readily available and cost-effective treatments for cancer and other diseases.
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Flanders receives Abraham Lilienfeld Award
Dana Flanders, MD, DSc, MPH was honored with the 2019 Abraham Lilienfeld Award by the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association. Flanders received the award during the association's annual meeting in Philadelphia and was introduced by Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH (second from right).
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Lewin receives NMF Pioneer Award
Jonathan Lewin, MD was honored with the National Medical Fellowships (NMF) Pioneer Award at the organization's Champions of Health Awards ceremony held Oct. 30 in Atlanta. The distinction recognizes those who make a lasting impact on diversity and inclusion in health care professions.
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Lam receives Children's Rising Star Award
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD was honored with the 2019 Rising Star Award at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Big Deal fundraiser held Nov. 1 at the Carlos Center. Led by the 1998 Society, the event raises money for programs and equipment identified by medical staff to support Children's mission.
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Winship celebrates Women Who Curie

In honor of Marie Curie's birthday on Nov. 7, Winship celebrated #WomenWhoCurie: radiation oncology physicians and residents who provide outstanding patient care, continue to improve therapies through research, and train the next generation of women in the field. Pictured: Drs. Natia Esiashvili, Karen Xu, Lisa Sudmeier, Aparna Kesarwala, Kristin Higgins, Jolinta Lin, and Ashley Schlafstein.
Delman receives ACGME Courage to Teach Award
Keith Delman, MD received the 2020 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The award honors residency program directors who are innovative teachers and quality health care providers.
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Grossniklaus receives Jakobiec Medal
Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA was honored with the Jakobiec Medal for outstanding contributions in ocular oncology and pathology, given at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston on Oct. 21. Grossniklaus (left, with Frederick Jakobiec, MD, DSc) presented his award lecture on metastatic uveal melanoma to the liver.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital breaks ground on facility expansion

Emory Johns Creek Hospital broke ground Nov. 7 on the facility's $61 million expansion. Emory Healthcare leaders, Johns Creek elected officials, and community members attended the event to celebrate the addition of two new floors to the existing hospital, including 40 beds.
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Winship experts featured at hematologic malignancies summit
Sagar Lonial, MD (left) chaired OncLive's State of the Science Summit held Nov. 4 in Midtown Atlanta. Lonial and colleagues Drs. Ajay Nooka, Rebecca Heitkam, Jonathon Cohen, Martha Arellano, William Blum, Jean Koff, and Pamela Allen discussed the latest clinical research and strategies for treating hematologic malignancies.
Hematology specialists hold symposium
The Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders of Emory and the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology hosted Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis on Nov. 9 . Pictured (left to right): Manila Gaddh, Bobby Duc Tran, Jr., Deborah Siegal, Shannon Meeks, Ana Antun, Kalinda Woods, Anita Rajesekhar, and Christine Kempton.
Winship celebrates medical physicists
Winship celebrated International Day of Medical Physics on Nov. 7, honoring the role of medical physicists who ensure the safety of patients during radiation therapy. Pictured: Winship medical physicist Beth Ghavidel, MS, DABR and medical physics resident Xianjin Dai, PhD.
Winship recognizes nurse practitioners
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are a vital part of health care teams at Winship and across the nation. Winship is recognizing these exceptional health care providers and their important work during National NP Week, Nov.10-16. Pictured: NPs Elise Hitron and Colleen Lewis in Winship's Phase I Unit.
Sign up for Winship's holiday family adoption program
Winship Social Services and Volunteer Services are coordinating the 2019 Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program for patients who are currently in active treatment and need help with their holiday gift list.If you or your team would like to sign up to help, please contact Moniqua Miller.
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Donors deliver 100 patient gift bags
Impacted by breast cancer and wanting to give back, Eileen Crago and Karen Saladrigas (pictured with Winship volunteer services coordinator Arielle Perez) donated 100 gifts for Winship patients at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. The gift bags including mints for nausea and fragrance-free hydrating lotion to help offset the side effects of radiation treatment and chemotherapy.

Veterans Day chat with VA section chief for radiation oncology

Across the United States on Nov. 11, veterans are thanked for their service to the country. Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH discusses his role as section chief for radiation oncology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and his commitment to improving outcomes for veterans with cancer.
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Nov. 11 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Maria Diab, MD - "The Emerging Role of Nuclear Exportin in Gastric Cancer"

Nov. 11 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Student Seminar Series: Maggie Phillips, Sayalee Potdar, Ewelina Sobierajska, and Aashis Thapa

Nov. 12 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaker Seminar
Kara Bernstein, PhD - A Precision Medicine Approach to Targeting Breast and Ovarian Tumors with RAD51C Mutations

Nov. 12 - Medicine Grand Rounds
Seavey Distinguished Lecture: Louise Walter, MD - "Individualizing Cancer Screening in Older Adults"

Nov. 13 - Grand Rounds
Elad Sharon, MD, MPH - "Learning from Our Mistakes: Advancing Cancer Immunology by Mitigating Immune-Related Adverse Events and Studying Patients with Immune-Related Conditions and Cancer"

Nov. 13 - Community Education
Learn and Live: Cell Therapy with Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS and Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS

Nov. 14 - Surgical Grand Rounds
25th Annual W.D. Warren Lectureship: Steven Strasberg, MD - "Understanding and Preventing Bile Duct Injuries"

Nov. 14-15 - Conference
Innovating with Existing Drugs and Nutraceuticals Conference

Nov. 15 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
Amir Pourmorteza, PhD - "Photon-Counting: The Future of X-Ray CT Imaging"

Nov. 15 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, DABR, FACRO - "Developing Imaging and Serological Biomarkers for Post Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy Response Assessment"

Nov. 15 - Elkin Lecture
Xiaolu Yang, PhD - "Metabolic Regulation of Cancer Cells and Stem Cells"

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