Metro Briefs - June 1, 2014

Shades of Gold art show set Thursday

‘Shades of Gold’ art show planned Thursday at museum

ALBANY — The 21st annual Shades of Gold Art Show conducted by the Sowega Council on Aging is planned Thursday from noon until 2 p.m. at Albany Museum of Art with the winning works on display during the entire month.

The Shades of Gold art group meets once a week at the Kay H. Hind Senior Life enrichment Center. The program is open to men and women age 60 and over. The participants represent all skill levels and work with oil and acrylic only. Participants furnish their own supplies.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The top three winners will be honor along with a Best of Show and People’s Choice award.

For more information on joining the Shades of Gold art group call (229) 435-6789.

Dougherty officer receives advanced training on traffic laws

ALBANY — Patrolman Victor Solla of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a course in Advanced Traffic Law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

Solla received an overview of the laws in the Georgia Traffic Code that pertain to moving vehicle violations, including updates on rules of the road.

Solla’s completion of the course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for advanced certification.

Belakhlef to present at international conference

ALBANY _ Sam Belakhlef, assistant director of PET/CT in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department, will present the results of the teach research at the 2014 annual international conference of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Belakhlef will be presenting several studies being done at Phoebe. He has been at Phoebe since 2005.

“In this research project performed her at Phoebe using PET/CT imaging, we showed that cancer cells in men diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma metabolize sugar differently than cancer cells in women suffering from the same cancer,” Belakhlef said. “In the other research project we describe an experiment that will allow the PET/CT scanner personnel to check for the stability of the system, a necessary condition used to attest to the reliability of the imaging modality.”

The projects are the result of a collaborative effort with Drs. Suresh Lakhanpol and Clifford Church from the radiology department and Dr. Houris Allia from the family medicine department.

Phoebe Cancer Center to celebrate Cancer Survivor’s Week

ALBANY — Cancer Survivor Week is Monday through Friday, and the Phoebe Cancer Center will be celebrating with their cancer patients and survivors.

Every weekday in the lower level of the Cancer Center, patients and survivors are invited to come and enjoy cookies, punch and company between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Survivors will be encouraged to sign the Tree of Hope that will be displayed in Radiology and Hematology for the next year.

Entertainment will take place from 12-12:30 p.m. each day as well.