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January 27, 2020

Winship announces new partnership with molecular profiling service

Winship announces it will partner with Caris Life Sciences to provide molecular profiling for Winship patients. The precision medicine partnership will add to Winship’s existing molecular testing platform that has been in use for the past seven years.
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Kudchadkar to chair Winship Clinical and Translational Review Committee
Ragini Kudchadkar, MD has been named chair of the Clinical and Translational Review Committee, the group responsible for scientifically reviewing all proposed cancer clinical trials at Winship. Kudchadkar will begin her new role on Feb. 1.
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Conventional therapy impacts pancreatic tumor microenvironment
Winship researchers led by Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH looked at whether pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tumors exposed to conventional therapies may preferentially modulate immune biomarkers in the tumor microenvironment. The study was published in JCI Insight on Jan. 16.
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Yang to receive AAPM Laughlin Young Scientist Award
Xiaofeng Yang, PhD, DABR has been selected to receive the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award. Yang will be honored on July 13 during the AAPM annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Winship GI cancer research highlighted at national conference
Nearly 20 Winship teams presented research at the 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, Jan. 23-25. Medical oncology fellow Ibrahim Sahin, MD and surgery residents Adriana Gamboa, MD, Michael Turgeon, MD, and Rachel Lee, MD received ASCO Foundation Conquer Cancer Merit Awards.
Emory to host new cutting-edge science exhibition venue
Emory University will partner with Science Gallery International to create and curate an immersive exhibition space in Atlanta that is designed to inspire young adults in the sciences and arts. Deborah Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN was instrumental in bringing the project to the city.
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Radiation oncology celebrates faculty achievement
The Emory Department of Radiation Oncology announced the recipients of its annual faculty awards on Jan. 17. Pretesh Patel, MD and Richard Castillo, PhD, DABR received the Outstanding Service Award and Joseph Shelton, MD received the Outstanding Mentorship Award.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Cancer Tissue and Pathology

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource offers comprehensive histopathologic and tissue services including procurement, distribution, and processing of quality-assured human cancer specimens for research.
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Winship recognizes Lung Cancer SPORE Grant milestones
Investigators, collaborators, and supporters of the Winship Lung Cancer SPORE Grant, awarded in 2019, attended a reception on Jan. 23 to recognize and hear updates on the team's progress. Pictured: Haian Fu, PhD, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Janet Turman, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Missy Craver, Kathy Bowman, and Kip Kirkpatrick.
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Super Bowl kicker has deep ties to Winship
Harrison Butker, a record-setting field goal kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, will play in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami. Butker is the son of Winship medical physicist Elizabeth Keller Butker, MS, DABR, and the grandson of James W. Keller, MD, an emeritus professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Pictured: Harrison Butker (center) with dad Harrison and mom Elizabeth.
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Winship specialists participate in Lung Cancer Living Room
Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Drew Moghanaki, Charles Hill, and Onkar Khullar discussed the importance of biomarker testing at the Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Living Room on Jan. 22 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Pictured: Ramalingam (left) and Moghanaki (right).
Arellano chairs blood malignancies symposium
Martha Arellano, MD (left) chaired prIME Oncology's Hematologic Malignancies Demystified symposium on Jan. 25 at Atlanta's Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead. Expert faculty, including Jonathan Kaufman, MD (right), focused on updates from recent congresses and the latest clinically relevant data.
Carthon discusses prostate cancer at Healthy Kappas event
Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD discussed prostate cancer prevention and early detection at Healthy Kappas Healthy Communities, held on Jan. 18 in Atlanta. The educational event was hosted by Black Health Matters and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Emory mentors to be honored on Jan. 30
Mentors will be honored on Thank Your Mentor Day, a social media effort organized by Emory School of Medicine taking place on Jan. 30. Share photos of you and your mentor and why your mentor deserves to be celebrated using the hashtags #ThankYourMentorDay and #EmoryMedMentors.


Jan. 27 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Justus Huelse - "The Role of MERTK in Regulating the PD-1 Axis in Acute Leukemia"

Jan. 27 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting
John Blazeck, PhD

Jan. 29 - Grand Rounds
Ellis Reinherz, MD - "Structural Biology of pMHC Receptors Functioning as Mechanosensors in the Alphabeta T-cell Lineage"

Jan. 30 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Matthew K. Whalin, MD, PhD - "Infusions for Multimodal Analgesia with a Focus on Ketamine and Lidocaine"

Jan. 31 - Elkin Lecture
David MacPherson, PhD - "Driver Genes and Vulnerabilities in Small Cell Lung Cancer"

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