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November 2, 2020

Winship members among Emory School of Medicine honorees

Emory School of Medicine faculty, including dozens of Winship members, were honored for achievements in patient care, research, and education during the annual Faculty Recognitions Week, Oct. 26-30. A virtual ceremony was held on Oct. 28 to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's honorees.
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Georgia Research Alliance supporting two new scholars at Emory
The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) has named two new GRA-supported investigators, including Winship member Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, PhD. Sekaly will be a GRA Eminent Scholar, and Louise Hecker, PhD is being named a GRA Distinguished Investigator.
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Woods receives Children’s Lifetime Achievement Award
William G. Woods, MD, director emeritus of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, received Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Pictured: Woods (center) with Children’s CEO Donna Hyland and Chief Academic Officer Lucky Jain, MD.
Precision medicine strategy evaluated for patients with acute myeloid leukemia
William Blum, MD, Martha Arellano, MD, and colleagues found that a precision medicine strategy for acute myeloid leukemia is feasible within seven days, allowing genomic data to be rapidly incorporated into treatment decisions. The results were published on Oct. 26 in Nature Medicine.
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18F-fluciclovine PET/CT aids treatment planning and staging of prostate cancer
Winship investigators from the NCI-funded Prostate Biomarker Center Investigator Group reports that fluorine (18F) fluciclovine PET/CT detects metastases better than conventional imaging in high-risk prostate cancer. The study was published on Oct. 1 in the Journal of Urology.
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Winship symposium to focus on disparities in cancer outcomes in Georgia

The Winship Scientific Symposium will be held virtually over two half days, Nov. 16 and 17. This year's theme, "Addressing Disparities in Cancer Outcomes in Georgia," will feature nearly two dozen experts for live webinar presentations, interactive breakout sessions, and a career development panel.
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Bilen named director of Winship GU medical oncology
Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD has been named director of Winship Genitourinary Medical Oncology. Bilen is an assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology and associate medical director of Winship's Phase I Clinical Trials Unit.
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Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium to feature Winship specialists
Chaired by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Kristin Higgins, the virtual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium will be held on Nov. 7. Emory employees can attend for free by using the discount code "EMORY" during registration.
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Banerjee to present at NCI webinar
Imon Banerjee, PhD will present research at an NCI health care delivery research webinar on Nov. 5, “Leveraging Clinical Narrative Text at Scale: Applying Natural Language Processing to Understand the Patient Care Experience.”
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Haumschild recognized among 40 Under 40 in Cancer
Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA has been named one of the 40 Under 40 in Cancer, an awards initiative to identify and recognize the contributions being made across the field of cancer by rising stars and emerging leaders.
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New Winship slide and poster templates available for download
Winship has developed new branded templates for slide presentations, posters, or other reports. Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees can download the templates from the Winship intranet.
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Call for proposals: Halle collaborative research
Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Research seeks to fund collaborative research projects with faculty from the University of Witwatersrand, University of Queensland, or University of St. Andrews. Proposals are due in early 2021.
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Aerts to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue on Nov. 4 with Hugo Aerts, PhD of Harvard Medical School. Aerts will present, "Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Imaging."
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Chute to deliver virtual Elkin Lecture
Winship virtual Elkin lectures continue on Nov. 6 with John Chute, MD of UCLA. Chute will present, "Niche Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regeneration."
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November 2 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
"Ethics: Research Misconduct & Acquisition Case Studies"

November 4 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Hugo Aerts, PhD - "Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Imaging"

November 5 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Matthew Stanley, MD - "Present for All Key Portions...The Evolution of Surgical Resident Autonomy"

November 5 - Basic Science Research Seminar
Eunyoung Choi, PhD - "Cellular Heterogeneity and Behaviors of Gastric Dysplasia"

November 6 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
John Chute, MD - "Niche Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regeneration"

November 6 - IMP Seminar Series
Burkhard Ludewig, DVM - "Fibroblastic reticular cells in lymphoid organs and inflamed tissues"

November 6 - Special Lecture
Tycel Phillips, MD - "Frontline therapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma"

November 7 - CME Event
Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium

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