May 16, 2019

Winship Invest$ names pilot grant recipients

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Eighteen Winship investigators will receive over $650,000 in funding for new cancer research projects through Winship Invest$. The selected proposals include eight prostate cancer research pilot grants funded in part by contributions from the Dunwoody Country Club Champions Golf Association and the club's John H. Kauffman Prostate Cancer Fundraiser.

Winship Invest$, a peer-reviewed program designed to fund novel, innovative cancer research, 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.

The Winter 2019 request for proposals focused on three research domains: (1) team science, (2) investigator-initiated clinical trials, (3) and research within the Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Research Program.

This cycle's Winship Invest$ Winter Pilot Grant recipients are:

The Winship Prostate Cancer Research Pilot Grant, funded in part by the support of the Dunwoody Country Club annual golf tournament, is 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, survivorship or quality of life.

This cycle's Winship Invest$ Prostate Cancer Research Pilot Grant recipients are:

  • Targeting the Hippo/YAP-JAK/STAT-NF-Kappa B Axis in Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Bekir Cinar, PhD
  • Development and Pilot Test of a Video-based Educational Tool for The Comprehension of Common Prognostic Genomic Terminology for Prostate Cancer
    Ewan Cobran, PhD
  • Health Care Disparities Among Privately Insured Men with Newly Diagnosed Localized Prostate Cancer: The Effect of High Deductibles
    Michal Horny, PhD, MSc
  • A soccer-based lifestyle intervention vs mHealth-based physical activity intervention to improve bone and metabolic health in prostate cancer survivors
    Roberto (Felipe) Lobelo, MD, PhD, FAHA 
  • Combination Therapies in Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    Carlos Moreno, PhD
  • Molecular Analysis of Prostate Cancer Circulating Tumor Cell Clusters
    Fatih Sarioglu, PhD, MS
    Mehmet Bilen, MD
  • MEPE prevents prostate cancer metastasis to bone
    Ya Wang, MD, PhD
  • CBCT-guided Adaptive Proton Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Using CBCT-based Virtual MRI and CT
    Xiaofeng Yang, PhD
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