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May 4, 2020

Winship to hold virtual town hall on May 6

Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and members of Winship's senior leadership team will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 6 from 4pm to 4:50pm. Visit the Winship intranet to access the Zoom meeting link and submit questions in advance. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Walter J. Curran, Jr., Kimberly Kerstann, Sagar Lonial, Melissa Childress, Suresh Ramalingam, Bassel El-Rayes, Colleen McBride, Charles Staley, and Lana Uhrig.
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Shoji retires after nearly 50 years at Emory
Mamoru Shoji, MD retired from the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology on May 1. Shoji, who completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Emory, joined the faculty in 1973. The focus of his research has included the preclinical development and targeted delivery of curcumin analogs in combination with other agents for the treatment of solid tumor angiogenesis and bone metastasis.
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Emory part of national program to fast-track COVID-19 tests
The Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies, led by principal investigator and Winship member Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to evaluate potential COVID-19 tests as part of a new federal initiative. Pictured: Lam and co-principal investigators Drs. Greg Martin and Oliver Brand.
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Corces elected to National Academy of Sciences
Victor Corces, PhD, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Biology and Winship member, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected to the Academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
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Targeting DGKA for cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer
Winship investigators, including senior author Sumin Kang, PhD and first author Jie Li, provide preclinical evidence for targeting DGKA as a new strategy to overcome cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer. The study was published April 27 in Clinical Cancer Research.
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New radiation oncology medical director at Emory Decatur and Emory Hillandale
Ashish B. Patel, MD, MBA, associate professor of radiation oncology at Winship, has been named the new medical director of radiation oncology at Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital.
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Switchenko named assistant director of biostatistics core
Jeffrey Switchenko, PhD, MS has been named assistant director of the Winship Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource. Switchenko, who joined the core in 2012, is an assistant professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health.
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Kucuk to speak at environmental and viral disruptors conference
Omer Kucuk, MD will present "Soy in integrative medicine and future proofing health" at the 2020 Online Conference of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine on May 12.
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Call for proposals: Peach Bowl LegACy Fund
Supported by the Peach Bowl LegACy Fund, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University invite proposals focused on clinical trials for pediatric cancers. Letters of intent are due June 1.
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May 6 - Town Hall (via Zoom)
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May 6 - No Grand Rounds

May 7 - No Surgical Grand Rounds

May 9 - No Elkin Lecture

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