April 2020

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April 28, 2020
 
 
 

Katharine Brock Awarded 2020 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award

Dr. Brock was one of five recipients of the 2020 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician award. As Director of our Supportive Care Clinic, she's focused on improving patient care and communication, understanding family values and promoting education for trainees.
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ASPHO eNews Features Interview with Dr. William G. Woods
Dr. Woods was recently interviewed by ASPHO member, Dr. Stella Davies, to discuss his career highlights and devotion to the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
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Aflac Researcher Receives K08 Award
This K08 award is a 5-year mentored clinical scientist research career development grant awarded through the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The grant is titled, “Gamma delta T-cell immunotherapy for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.” Dr. Sunil Raikar is the first Aflac trained fellow to receive a K award through the NCI.
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Welcome New Faculty!
Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center! Dr. Michael White, Assistant Professor, recently completed our fellowship program and will be staying on as an integral part of the Hemostasis/Thrombosis team.
 
  
Aflac, Inc Donates $5M to Provide Essentials for Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines
On April 14, Aflac Incorporated, a leader in supplemental insurance at U.S. worksites, announced it has contributed $5 million to two organizations that are providing assistance for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The donation includes: $2 million for the Global Center for Medical Innovation and $3 million for Direct Relief.
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Aflac Provider Teams up with GCMI to Develop 3D Face Shields to Protect Healthcare Workers

The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) is collaborating with Dr. Joanna Newton, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center, and Georgia Tech to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for our nation’s healthcare workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Pictured left to right: Dr. Muna Qayed and Dr. Joanna Newton)
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Aflac Chief Featured in Oncology Times
Dr. Douglas Graham was featured in the latest Oncology Times article discussing the new and upcoming advances in pediatric cancer, specifically biologically targeted therapies and cellular therapies.
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2020 EGHI Seed Grant: GDM Study in India
Dr. Manoj Bhasin was awarded an EGHI Seed Grant for his project, “Mapping the inflammation and epigenetics landscape of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in Indian mothers and their babies.” This project will involve recruiting a GDM and control cohort in northern India to study inflammation levels and other metabolic and disease pathways through the salivary epigenome.
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Fertility Preservation Program Launches Informational Video
Dr. Lillian Meacham and The Fertility Preservation Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center launches a new video to help educate patients and their families about the impact treatments can have on fertility and our program’s resources that are available to support them.
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AiR/ARC Conferences will Resume in May
Aflac Research Conferences (AiR/ARC) will resume via ZOOM, starting on May 5th. Be on the look out for more details on speakers and how to register in your inbox.
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Thank you heroes!

Thank you to all the healthcare and essential workers who are on the front lines. We thank you for your dedication and sacrifice to keep us all safe. Stay up to date on the most current COVID-19 information.
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Lynn C, Quast L, Rogers H, *Effinger K, *Marchak JG
"Systematic Review of Health Literacy in Childhood Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Their Caregivers" - Journal of Pediatric Psychology
 
 
 

Oshinowo O, Lambert T, Sakurai Y, Copeland R, *Hansen CE, *Lam WA, *Myers DR
"Getting a Good View: In Vitro Imaging of Platelets Under Flow" - Platelets
 
 
 

*Sil S, Lai K, Lee JL, *Marchak JG, *Thompson B, Cohen L, *Lane P, *Dampier C
"Preliminary Evaluation of the Clinical Implementation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain Management in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease”- Complementary Therapies in Medicine
 
 
 

*Williams KM, Chakrabarty JH
"Imaging Haemopoietic Stem Cells and Microenvironment Dynamics Through Transplantation" - Lancet Hematology
 
 
 

Zakas PM, Healey JF, Smith IW, Lillicrap D, *Lollar P
"Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation of Oxidized Recombinant Full-Length Factor VIII" - Frontiers in Immunology
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

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