May 19, 2017

Winship Invest$ names prostate cancer pilot grant awardees

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Thanks to generous gifts from the Champions Golf Association of Dunwoody Country Club and the Club’s annual John H. Kauffman Fundraiser, Winship is pleased to award seven prostate cancer research grants through the Winship Invest$ peer-reviewed pilot funding program.

The Winship prostate cancer pilot grants are designed to enhance the development of robust prostate cancer research at Winship and fund innovative proposals that address basic or translational research, investigator initiated clinical trials, health disparities, imaging, and survivorship or quality of life.

Net proceeds from the 2016 John H. Kauffman Fundraiser totaled $225,000. This was matched dollar for dollar by Winship’s own fundraising efforts, bringing last year's grand total to $450,000.

Winship investigators who received prostate cancer pilot funding in the current Winship Invest$ grant cycle are:

  1. Jessica Alvarez, PhD, RD
    Assistant Professor of Endocrinology
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Genistein to prevent cardiometabolic dysfunction in patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a pilot and feasibility study

  2. Rebecca Arnold, PhD, MS
    Associate Professor of Urology
    Emory University School of Medicine
    The Use of Mitochondria Nucleotides to Detect and/or Distinguish Indolent and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

  3. Mehmet Bilen, MD
    Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Ephraim Parent, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Molecular Imaging with Ga-68 DOTATTE PET to Investigate Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Prostate Cancer Patients

  4. Inyeong Choi, PhD
    Associate Professor of Physiology
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Effects of abnormal pH microenvironments on prostate cancer cell growth and motility

  5. Carlos Moreno, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Combination Therapies to Prevent Resistance to Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Prostate Cancer

  6. Sherif Nour, MD
    Associate Professor of Radiology
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Role of interventional MRI in management of prostate cancer

  7. Mark Rapaport, MD
    Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Efficacy of Message for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) in Prostate Cancer Survivors

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