Emory Report
December 7, 2009
Volume 62, Number 13



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December 7, 2009
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Winship opens Clinical Trials Unit
The Winship Cancer Institute has opened a Phase I Clinical Trials Unit dedicated to advancing cancer research through a singular focus on caring for patients enrolled in phase I clinical trials.

Earlier this year, Winship became the first medical facility in Georgia to earn the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Designation. Establishment of a facility focused on the earliest stage of new treatments is an important development for Winship, says executive director Walter Curran.

“This facility, which was developed through collaboration with the Georgia Cancer Coalition and Georgia Center of Oncology Research and Education, is a resource for the entire state,” says Curran. “With this opening, we are strengthening our commitment to patients throughout Georgia by developing options for advanced treatment.”

Concert Series now free for employees
Starting in January, the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s Emerson Concert Series will be free for all Emory employees, as well as for all students.

The announcement comes in time for the commemorative Chopin/Schumann Bicentennial concerts in 2010. The first event in the series features William Ransom, EMCSA director and Mary Emerson Professor of Piano, playing solo piano works by Chopin and Schumann’s “Piano Quintet” with the Vega String Quartet on Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Schwartz Center. This concert also celebrates Ransom’s 25th year at Emory.

Information: 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Get ready for Emory Arts Competition
The Emory Arts Competition — a celebration of the arts culminating in a rousing event where hidden talent is spotlighted — is back. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to start creating.

The competition includes music and visual arts. The artistic submission and online entry form is due by midnight on Jan. 13, 2010.

The newest addition to the Emory Arts Competition is “Gallery Night” on Jan. 16 where judges will view the visual art and choose eight finalists. Finalists from both categories will perform or show their work in the Schwartz Center on Jan. 30, where audience response will determine three winners per category to receive prizes of up to $1,000.

For entry form, rules and more, visit emory.edu/artscompetition.