Feb. 17, 2016

Thirteen investigators receive Winship Invest$ awards

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Winship Invest$ is a peer-reviewed program designed to provide pilot funds for novel, innovative cancer research projects by Winship investigators. Winship Invest$ is supported by philanthropic contributions and developmental funds in Winship's Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA138292) supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

The thirteen Winship investigators who received funding in the current Winship Invest$ grant cycle include:

Carla J. Berg, PhD
Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Ann Mertens, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics
Promoting Quality of Life among Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Role of Noncanonical NF-kB2 Pathway in Plasmablastic Lymphomas

Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, Nursing and Radiation Oncology
Gynecologic Cancer and the Vaginal Microbiome

Raghavan Chinnadurai, PhD
Instructor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Molecular Determinants of Intrahepatic T Cell Immunity in Liver Cancer

Lee Cooper, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
Feasibility of a Quantitative Pathology Resource for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Jun Fan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Inhibitors of Mitochondrial Acetyltransferase ACAT1 as a Novel Anti-leukemia Therapy

Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Intervention to Promote Healthy Homes for Cancer Survivors and their Families

Edward Mocarski, PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Eliminating Cell Death Pathways in Oncogenesis

Pretesh Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
The Relationship between the Human Microbiome and Patient Symptom Experience in Women undergoing combined Modality Therapy for Breast Cancer

Rebecca Pentz, PhD
Professor, Hematology and Oncology in Research Ethics
Health Literacy and Patient Understanding of Key Terms used to describe Chemotherapy and its Side Effects

Periasamy Selvaraj, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Immunotherapy for checkpoint Inhibitor resistant Lung Cancer using Tumor Membrane Vesicle-based Immunostimulatory approach

Dong Moon Shin, MD
Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Study of DNA Nanoparticles for delivery of siRNA for Cancer


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