2018 News Archive

Read about our faculty, staff and patients who have been featured in the news.

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                                            Emory Proton Therapy Center celebrates official opening

Emory Proton Therapy Center celebrates official opening

The Emory Proton Therapy Center, the first and only facility of its kind in the state of Georgia, officially opened its doors on December 6 in Midtown Atlanta with a VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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                                            Pippas Residency Grant awarded to Press and Ferris

Pippas Residency Grant awarded to Press and Ferris

Winship Radiation Oncology chief residents Robert Press, MD, and Matthew Ferris, MD, were selected to serve as the 2018 Dr. Andrew W. Pippas residents in radiation oncology.

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                                            Jason Parks: A Champion for Winship

Jason Parks: A Champion for Winship

Three-time Winship Win the Fight 5K winner and Radiation Oncology resident Jason Parks, MD, talks about juggling his running, his training as a medical resident and his private life.

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                                            Winship radiation oncology announces faculty promotions

Winship radiation oncology announces faculty promotions

Congratulations Kristin Higgins, MD and Eduard Schreibmann, PhD on their recent faculty promotions!

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                                            Winship welcomes new director of radiation therapy

Winship welcomes new director of radiation therapy

Maxine Washington, the new Director of Radiation Therapy joined Winship's Department of Radiation Oncology on September 17. She will focus on optimizing utilization of resources and improving efficiency of operational throughput.

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                                            Winship Researchers present at ASTRO 2018

Winship Researchers present at ASTRO 2018

Nearly two dozen radiation oncologists from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will present at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 60th annual meeting, October 21-24, in San Antonio, Texas.

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                                            Shu and Jani awarded ASTRO Fellow designation

Shu and Jani awarded ASTRO Fellow designation

Ashesh Jani, MD and Hui-Kuo Shu, MD, Winship Cancer Institute radiation oncologists, will be named Fellows of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) at the 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October 23rd.

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                                            AAPM features nearly two dozen Winship Medical Physics presentations

AAPM features nearly two dozen Winship Medical Physics presentations

The Division of Medical Physics in Winship's Department of Radiation Oncology is presenting a record number of oral and poster presentations at the 2018 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 29th to August 3.

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                                            Faculty Teaching Award recipients named

Faculty Teaching Award recipients named

Three faculty members from the Department of Radiation Oncology were honored in June 2018 with its inaugural Faculty Teaching Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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                                            ASTRO Abstract Recognition Award Winners

ASTRO Abstract Recognition Award Winners

Physician residents Chase Escott, MD and Nicholas Madden, MD will be honored at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Conference, October 21-24, in San Antonio, Texas.

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                                            Winship doctoral student wins Marie Curie Award

Winship doctoral student wins Marie Curie Award

Winship cancer biology graduate student Allyson Koyen is the 2018 recipient of the Radiation Research Society's Marie Curie Award for showing the highest potential for successful radiation research.

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                                            Senior residents give parting advice to new interns

Senior residents give parting advice to new interns

Richard Cassidy, MD, and fellow senior residents Jim Zhong, MD, and Jaymin Jhaveri, MD, offer some advice to the incoming interns that will join the department in July 2019.

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                                            Winship Welcomes Katina Wood

Winship Welcomes Katina Wood

Winship welcomes Katina Wood, Administrator and Director of Operations for the Emory Proton Therapy Center.

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                                            Emory Proton Therapy Center passes important milestone

Emory Proton Therapy Center passes important milestone

In April 2018, engineers and technicians at the Emory Proton Therapy Center successfully moved the proton beam from the cyclotron to the first proton therapy treatment room, that will open for patient treatment later this year.

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                                            Winship awards three new endowed chairs

Winship awards three new endowed chairs

Three members of Winship's Department of Radiation Oncology have received endowed chair appointments in recognition and support of their outstanding contributions to cancer research.

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                                            Wang and Dynan to study astronaut health for NASA

Wang and Dynan to study astronaut health for NASA

Ya Wang, MD, PhD and William S. Dynan, PhD, will receive funding from NASA's Human Research Program and the NASA Space Biology Program to study astronaut health and performance during future long-duration missions.

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                                            Targeting cancer by sabotaging the DNA repair seesaw

Targeting cancer by sabotaging the DNA repair seesaw

Winship researchers led by Xingming Deng, MD, PhD, discovered a protein that cancer cells rely on to stave off cell death and also helps them regulate DNA repair.

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