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April 6, 2020

Emory Healthcare and Georgia Tech team up on rapid production of face shields

With supplies of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) strained amid the COVID-19 outbreak, a cross-disciplinary team at Emory Healthcare and Georgia Tech is working on a new effort to supply thousands of face shields to health care professionals on front lines in the fight against the virus.
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Hawks and State Farm launch meal program for Emory caregivers
The Atlanta Hawks, through the Hawks Foundation and State Farm, are providing support and resources to deliver meals to front-line workers at Emory Healthcare. The multi-week meal program will bolster the Atlanta restaurant community and re-employ restaurant workers who were recently laid off or furloughed.
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Gabram-Mendola to retire from Emory
Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA will retire as Emory Emeritus Professor in January 2021. Gabram-Mendola, who joined Emory in 2005, will transition from her clinical and leadership roles in the Department of Surgery and at Grady Memorial Hospital starting April 16. Keith Delman, MD, will begin serving as interim surgeon-in-chief at Grady in April.
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Targeting metabolic heterogeneity in cancer cell invasion
A Winship study by Drs. Adam Marcus, Mala Shanmugam, Rachel Commander, and colleagues reveals metabolic differences between leader and follower cells and provides a rationale for co-targeting PDH and GLUT1 to inhibit cancer metastasis. The results were published March 24 in Nature Communications.
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Comparison of vaginal microbiota in patients with gynecologic cancer
A Winship study led by Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN and postdoctoral fellow Despina Tsementzi, PhD characterizes changes in the vaginal microbiota among postmenopausal women with gynecologic cancer before and after radiation therapy. The results were published April 1 in Cancer Medicine.
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Bernal-Mizrachi receives Emory OTT Deal of the Year Award
Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD has received 2020 Deal of the Year Award from Emory's Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). Bernal-Mizrachi’s discovery led to a license agreement with Kodikaz Therapeutic Solutions for a technology related to circulating tumor DNA for targeted delivery of cancer therapeutics.
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Kudchadkar contributes to ASCO melanoma guidelines
Ragini Kudchadkar, MD was part of the expert panel convened by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that released new practice guidelines for the systemic therapy of melanoma on March 31. ASCO clinical practice guidelines serve as a guide for doctors and outline appropriate methods of treatment and care.
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Jin named chair of Department of Human Genetics
Peng Jin, PhD has been appointed as chair of the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine.
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Coopersmith named Master of Critical Care Medicine
Craig Coopersmith, MD has been inducted as a Master of Critical Care Medicine of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
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Winship K12 training program selects first candidates
The Winship K12 Clinical Oncology Training Program has named Drs. Zachary Buchwald and Victor Orellana-Noia to its first cohort, which will begin on July 1. The program, funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, supports clinician-investigators in the conduct of therapeutic cancer clinical research.
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Winship welcomes new residents in radiation oncology
Winship welcomes four physician residents and three medical physics residents to the Department of Radiation Oncology. Christopher Williamson, Joshua Lee Anderson, Katherine DeWare Sykes-Martin, Taylor Jones Corriher, Huiqiao Xie, Momin Shadab, and Ruirui Liu will join the department on July 1.
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Call for proposals: Lung Cancer SPORE funding opportunities
The Winship Lung Cancer SPORE provides funding to investigators through its Career Advancement Program and Developmental Research Program. Applications for the current cycle are due April 24.
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Winship hosts Facebook Live on COVID-19 and cancer
Watch a Facebook Live with Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD and palliative care specialist Kim Curseen, MD as they address topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects patients with cancer.
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April 6 - Cancer Biology Graduate Student Seminar (via Zoom)
Emily Greene, Lenore Monterroza, KM Tanim

April 8 - No Grand Rounds

April 9 - No Surgical Grand Rounds

April 10 - No Elkin Lecture

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