More than 3,000 people came together at Emory's McDonough Field on Saturday, Oct. 7, for the 2023 Winship 5K Run/Walk. The 13th annual event exceeded its seven-figure fundraising goal, bringing in more than $1 million for cancer research.
Emory School of Medicine's Faculty Recognitions Week, Oct. 2-6, celebrated faculty accomplishments and excellence in patient care, research and education. Winship members were honored with the Distinguished Service, Innovation for Impact and Hidden Gem awards; clinical distinctions; senior promotions; regional, national and international awards; and induction into the Emory 1% and MilliPub Club.
The National Academy of Medicine named Winship radiologist Judy W. Gichoya, MD, MS, as an Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar. Each year, the academy selects up to 10 early- and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership and exceptional professional achievement to serve three-year terms as scholars.
The Women of Winship committee recently announced the launch of new subcommittees, events, peer support and an award nominations process to maximize impact and provide members with opportunities to build community and support career growth. Under the direction of co-chairs Kristin Higgins, MD, Madhu Behera, PhD, and Amy Chen, MD, MPH, the committee works to foster an inclusive environment for all women at Winship as a key driver of the cancer center’s overall DEI vision. Visit the Women of Winship web page to learn more about the committee and how to join.
This October, the Atlanta Falcons are teaming up with Winship and Emory Healthcare to encourage annual breast cancer screenings through the Crucial Catch campaign. Winship breast cancer survivors and their families and friends participated in a special on-field ceremony at the Falcons’ Crucial Catch game on Oct. 8. Ahead of the game, Winship medical oncologist Jane Meisel, MD, and breast cancer survivor Alexandra French discussed the campaign with Good Day Atlanta’s Sharon Lawson.
Alexandra’s breast cancer could relapse if she stopped treatment long enough to carry the closely spaced children she wanted. She thought, "I don't want to stop our family planning, so what do we need to do to make this still happen soon?" That’s how her surrogacy journey, and "giving back" began.
The 12th Annual Winship Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held at Winship at Emory Midtown on Saturday, Oct. 14. The symposium will feature an expert review of the latest procedures, technology and medical treatments; a review of national guidelines; and case-based discussions incorporating multidisciplinary care approaches, novel, recently FDA-approved drugs and clinical trial eligibility.
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core and Emory Integrated Computational Core will host a single cell genomics data analysis workshop on Oct. 18, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in the Health Sciences Research Building I Auditorium. The workshop will explore a set of neutrophil data using 10X Cloud Analysis, Cell Ranger and Loupe Browser.
The 2023 BRIDGE Community Forum will be held in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building on Saturday, Oct. 21. The forum aims to foster collaboration, inspire innovation and empower communities to ensure a future free of disparities in breast cancer.
Join the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine on Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m. in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium to learn more about current research related to improving medical outcomes using repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals, especially in cancer. The symposium will highlight the impact of Morningside Center’s funded projects across Emory and introduce new initiatives and funding opportunities.
Join leading experts in artificial intelligence and medicine for the Emory AI Health Symposium in the Health Sciences Research Building I Auditorium, Nov. 14-15. Hosted by the Emory Empathetic AI for Health Institute, the symposium will explore how AI and machine learning can revolutionize health care and delve into the latest advancements, challenges and opportunities in harnessing AI for medical applications.
Save the date for the 2023 Winship Scientific Symposium, taking place Dec. 6 on the Emory campus. The program will include a keynote talk from cancer immunology pioneer Carl June, MD; faculty presentations on emerging topics that span basic, translational, clinical and population sciences; and a poster competition and reception highlighting research from Winship trainees. Registration opens soon.
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About Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University The coordinating center for cancer research, education and care throughout Emory University and Emory Healthcare, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a prestigious distinction given only to the top 3% of cancer centers nationwide for conducting cancer research, and providing training, that is transforming cancer care, prevention, detection and survivorship.