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December 7, 2020
 
 
 

Emory Proton Therapy Center honors patients on second anniversary

The Emory Proton Therapy Center celebrates its second anniversary this month and has reached an important milestone: treating its 1000th patient. The center, which opened in 2018, is the first in Georgia that offers proton beam therapy, an advanced radiation oncology treatment option for patients with many types of cancer.
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Engineered virus could be new weapon against metastatic cancer
Emory and Case Western Reserve investigators have re-engineered human adenovirus to target metastatic cancer cells without triggering the body’s immune defenses. The study, which includes Dmitry Shayakhmetov, PhD and Svetlana Atasheva, PhD, was published on Nov. 25 in Science Translational Medicine.
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Eun-Ok Im selected for Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award
The Council of Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) has selected Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award. Im was honored with the award at the virtual CANS 2020 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research held this fall.
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Saba named department vice chair for quality and safety
The Emory Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology has announced Nabil Saba, MD as vice chair for quality and safety. In this role, Saba will oversee quality and patient safety for the department, working closely with counterparts across the health system to align these strategies.
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Whitehair named director of operations at Midtown
Lynn Whitehair has been named director of operations for Winship at Emory Midtown, effective Nov. 30. Whitehair will play a key role in supporting Winship's patient-centered care model and help the team grow into the new Winship at Emory Midtown facility.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Winship research featured at urologic oncology meeting
Winship urologists, including Vikram Narayan, MD, were featured at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology, held virtually Dec. 3-5. Narayan presented research on a novel intravesical gene-mediated therapy for patients with high-grade, BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
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Marcus and Kissick interviewed on Behind the Microscope podcast
Drs. Adam Marcus and Haydn Kissick are featured in the Nov. 24 and Dec. 4 episodes of the Behind the Microscope podcast. Marcus talks about his passion for discovery, mentorship, and science outreach, and Kissick discusses personal and professional journey and what he's learned since starting his own lab.
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Bernstein to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds continue on Dec. 9 with Emory's Lisa Bernstein, MD. Bernstein will present “Providing Feedback: Coach Not Critic.”
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Konofagou to deliver virtual Elkin Lecture
Winship virtual Elkin Lectures continue on Dec. 11 with Elisa Konofagou, PhD of Columbia University. Konofagou will present “Ultrasound-Based Elasticity Imaging and Therapeutics of Tumors.”
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Sign up for Winship's adopt-a-family program
This year’s Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program is virtual, and Winship social workers need your help adopting the remaining 50 patients and families and shopping an Amazon wish list. Contact Moniqua Miller if you or any groups you know are interested in signing up.
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Celebrate the season with holiday contests
Show off your holiday spirit by participating in Winship's holiday contests! Upload a photo of your decorated department, office door, or clinic entry doors, or wear your best holiday gear on Dec. 18 to be part of the holiday 'pho-ho-ho-to' contest.
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December 7 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Rotation Talks: Miranda Adams, Raquel Arthuzo, and Veronica Canarte
 
 
 

December 9 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Lisa Bernstein, MD, FACP - "Providing Feedback: Coach Not Critic"
 
 
 

December 9 - APP Updates in Oncology (virtual)
Cynthia Timms, RN, CWOCN - "Ostomy Care"
 
 
 

December 9 - Biolocity Bench2Market Talks (virtual)
"Preparing High Quality Invention Disclosures"
 
 
 

December 10 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
"From Political Unrest to Pandemic: The Emory Global Perioperative Alliance Prevails"
 
 
 

December 11 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Elisa Konofagou, PhD - "Ultrasound-Based Elasticity Imaging and Therapeutics of Tumors"
 
 
 

 
 
 
     
 
 
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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