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April 16, 2018

Winship Research Highlighted at AACR Annual Meeting

Winship investigators will present their research in poster sessions and special sessions at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Apr. 14-18, in Chicago. Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD is a featured speaker in the plenary session on Apr. 16 titled "Immunotherapy Combinations: The New Frontier in Lung Cancer."
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Winship Researchers Awarded NCI R01 Grant
Drs. Cam Escoffery and Ann Mertens have received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute. The project, a collaboration between Rollins School of Public Health and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is the first comprehensive, effectiveness-implementation study to evaluate the impact of an electronic personal health record and education system (SurvivorLink) for pediatric cancer survivors and their caregivers.
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Filson Awarded ACS Mentored Research Scholar Grant
Winship urologist Christopher Filson, MD, MS has been awarded a four-year, $580,000 Mentored Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Funding from the award will support his project "MRI-guided Prostate Biopsy: Maximizing Value and Optimizing Utilization." Drs. Martin Sanda and David Howard will serve as mentors on the project that includes collaborators from Emory and Georgia Tech.

Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. Winship recognizes the following physicians at each Winship study site who have enrolled the most patients onto NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) studies during the last six months: Drs. Mehmet Bilen (Clifton Campus), Chunzhi Xia (Atlanta VAMC), Shannon Kahn (Emory St. Joseph's Hospital), Jonathan Beitler (Midtown), and Jay Shelton (Grady).
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NCI Launches Clinical Trial Specimen Resource
The National Cancer Institute's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Navigator is a new research resource for the scientific community. The publicly searchable database includes high-quality specimens from completed NCTN Phase III adult cancer trials that are linked to outcomes data.
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Grossniklaus To Deliver Chair of Ophthalmology Candidate Presentation
Winship member and Chair of Ophthalmology candidate Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA will present "Uveal Melanoma Metastasis to the Liver and the Zimmerman Effect" on Monday, Apr. 16, at 2:30 pm at the Emory University School of Medicine SOM 120.
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Call for Proposals: ORIEN NOVA Team Science Awards
Winship joined the ORIEN Network in 2016. The ORIEN NOVA Awards are new team science funding opportunities for faculty from ORIEN member institutions to pursue cancer research that promotes collaborative learning and data sharing - founding principles of ORIEN. Letters of Intent are due Apr. 27.
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National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Winship's nearly 300 volunteers have dedicated over 37,000 hours of service, helping patients, caregivers, and staff at all locations. National Healthcare Volunteer week is an opportunity to thank our volunteers for their commitment to and passion for providing exceptional customer service. Make time to thank a Winship volunteer this week!

Call for Nominations: Rearden Spirit of Winship Awards

Nominations are now open for the annual Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden, Jr. Spirit of Winship Award. The award was created to honor the memory of former Winship patient Bobby Rearden, a founding member of Winship's Advisory Board. The award recognizes one faculty or staff member and one volunteer who exemplify Winship's culture of caring for patients. Please nominate a member of your team today! Forms are due by 5pm on Monday, May 7. Pictured: 2017 award recipients Alvin Goldstein (left) and Tangala Colbert (right) with Dell Rearden and Robert Rearden, III.
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Apr. 16 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Alisha Hunter and Brian Pedro

Apr. 16 - Cardiovascular Biology Seminar
Young-Kwon Hong, PhD - "Molecular Mechanism for Fluid Flow-Induced Lymphatic Expansion"

Apr. 16 - Ophthalmology Chair Candidate Presentation
Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA - "Uveal Melanoma Metastasis to the Liver and the Zimmerman Effect"

Apr. 17 - Mentorship Event: SOM Faculty Development Lecture Series
Lisa Bernstein, MD - "Moving from Trainee to Teacher"

Apr. 17 - Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Kelly Goldsmith, MD - "Novel Immunotherapy Approaches to Neuroblastoma using Gamma/Delta T Cells" and Dolly Aguilera, MD - "Phase II trial of POLY-ICLC for recurrent low grade gliomas: Preliminary analysis"

Apr. 18 - Dissertation Defense
Jason Conage-Pough - "Characterization of Constitutive BIM Phosphorylation in Plasma Cell Malignancies"

Apr. 18 - Grand Rounds
Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD - "Lost in Transition: Challenges in Caring for Adolescents & Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer"

Apr. 18 - Monthly Breast Center Research Symposium
Lily Yang, MD, PhD - "Evaluation of the Effect of New Cancer Therapeutics Using Drug Resistant Breast Cancer PDX Models"

Apr. 19 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Stuart D. Hurst, MD - "Let's Talk About Money: The Economics of Residency"

Apr. 19 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH - "Discussion of Upcoming CDC Prevention Research Center Application"

Apr. 19 - Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition Seminar
Lauren E. McCollough, PhD, MSPH - "Obesity and Breast Cancer: Opportunities and Challenges in Molecular Epidemiology"

Apr. 20 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
David M. Schuster, MD - "New and on the Horizon: Molecular Imaging and Therapy at Emory"

Apr. 20 - Elkin Lecture
Rosalind Segal, MD, PhD - "An Eya on Pediatric Brain Tumors"

New Federal Funding Opportunities

Centers for Disease Control: State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (Due: Jun. 14, 2018)

Department of Defense: Ovarian Cancer Investigator-Initiated Research Awards (Due: Aug. 22, 2018)

NIH/NCI: Research Supplements to Promote Data Sharing in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Due: Jul. 1, 2018)

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Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in March. View a selected list of first and senior author papers

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