Feb. 9, 2018

Winship Invest$ names pilot grant recipients

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Eleven Winship investigators are the newest recipients of pilot grants through Winship Invest$, a peer-reviewed program designed to fund novel, innovative cancer research projects at Winship. Winship Invest$ is supported by philanthropic contributions as well as developmental funds from Winship's Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA138292) awarded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Winship Invest$ has two funding cycles every year. The most recent cycle focused on the growth and development of the Winship’s four research programs, with specific calls designed to address programmatic priorities.

This cycle also featured a special recognition: Andrey Ivanov, PhD, who had the top rated translational proposal, received the Fadlo R. Khuri Translational Research Award. The award was the result of contributions from over 45 donors to honor Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, former deputy director of Winship who now serves as the 16th president of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.  

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

  1. Understanding the breast microbiome in triple negative tumors and its potential associations with obesity and race
    Jolinta Lin, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine
  2. Role of the proline metabolic pathway and pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase in colorectal cancer
    Chris Yun, PhD
    Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases
    Emory University School of Medicine
  3. Novel function of nucleoplasmic Nup98 in repair of human DSBs
    Maureen Powers, PhD (contact PI)
    Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
    Emory University School of Medicine

    David S. Yu, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine
  4. Exosome glycomics: toward development of melanoma biomarkers
    William Dynan, PhD (contact PI)
    Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine
  5. Validating Electronic Distress Screening in Pediatric Oncology
    Jordan Marchak, PhD, ABPP
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Emory University School of Medicine
  6. Preventing Infections in Transplant Patients-Influenza Pilot
    Robert Bednarczyk, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  7. Microfluidic Enrichment and Comparative Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cell Clusters in African American and Caucasian Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer
    Mehment Asim Bilen, MD (contact PI)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Emory University School of Medicine

    A. Fatih Sarioglu, PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  8. Targeting the MKK3-MYC interaction for cancer therapeutic discovery
    Andrey Ivanov, PhD
    Instructor, Department of Pharmacology
    Emory University School of Medicine

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