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September 16, 2019

Cooper honored with Lasker award

Emory immunologist and Winship investigator Max Cooper, MD was honored with the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, America's most prestigious biomedical research award. He received the award along with Jacques Miller from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
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Faculty selected for ASTRO presidential symposium
Drs. Kristin Higgins, Aparna Kesarwala, and Mylin Torres participated in the Presidential Symposium on Sept. 15 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Chicago. The conference will feature over two dozen Winship presenters.
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Ramalingam to lead Winship speaker lineup at GASCO
Winship Deputy Director and GASCO President Suresh Ramalingam, MD will present alongside Winship colleagues at the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) Annual Meeting and Best of ASCO® conference taking place Sept. 20-21 in Alpharetta.
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Winship investigators honored on Researcher Appreciation Day

Nominated by their peers and colleagues for their groundbreaking research, development of new technologies, and continued pursuit of novel and innovative ideas, the Emory University School of Medicine's Faculty Recognitions Committee has announced researchers across the school who are making a difference in their field for Researcher Appreciation Day on Sept. 11.
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Fortin departs Winship for UCLA Health
After six years at Winship, Judy Fortin, senior director of communications, has accepted a new position with UCLA Health in Los Angeles as executive director of communications. In the interim, Catherine Williams and Javier De Jesus will handle responsibilities for content creation, web, and social media activities at Winship.
Lung cancer specialists gather for world conference
Winship investigators participated in the World Conference on Lung Cancer of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Sept. 10-19, in Barcelona. Pictured: Drs. Rathi Pillai, Drew Moghanaki, Suresh Ramalingam, Sibo Tian, Kristin Higgins, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Madhu Behera.
Winship holds GI Cancer Symposium
The 9th annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, featuring an expert review of treatment approaches and case-based discussions, was held Sept. 14 at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building.
Genomics Core to host seminar on Bionano technology
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core will host a seminar exploring the use of Bionano technology to gain insights into structural variants from 10-11am, Sept. 20 in SOM 178P.
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Sept. 16 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Alex Chen - "Understanding the Mechanism of RIOK2 function in Glioblastoma" and Brianna Rackley - "The levels of oncogenic KRAS control clonal growth dynamics to transform tissue in vivo"

Sept. 17 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Christopher Filson, MD, MS - "Prostate Cancer Detection Outside the Ivory Tower: Adoption and Outcomes of MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsies in the 'Real World'"

Sept. 18 - Critical Updates in Clinical Research
"Transitioning to New e-IRB Platform" and "Standard Operating Procedures"

Sept. 19 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Adult and Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation

Sept. 20 - Emory Integrated Genomics Core Seminar
Bionano Technology presentation by Jennifer Mulle, PhD

Sept. 20 - Elkin Lecture
Sanjay Kumar, MD, PhD - "Bioengineering Approaches to Investigating Glioma Invasion"

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