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April 2, 2018

Winship Awards Three New Endowed Chairs

Three members of Winship Cancer Institute's Department of Radiation Oncology are being honored with endowed chair appointments in recognition and support of their outstanding contributions to Winship's cancer research. Pictured: Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD with Hyunsuk Shim, PhD (Crocker Family Chair in Cancer Innovation), David Yu, MD, PhD (Jerome Landry, MD Chair of Cancer Research), and Xingming Deng, MD, PhD (Chair in Cancer Biology).
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Lung Cancer More Fatal for Women in Two U.S. Regions
While lung cancer death rates among women in most of the U.S. have declined in recent years, two regions are lagging in progress, according to a new study led by Rollins School of Public Health doctoral student Katherine Ross, MPH. The findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Student Health Care Innovators Receive Grants
Rollins School of Public Health doctoral student Caitlin Allen, MPH has received a Georgia CTSA/Healthcare Innovation Program grant. Winship members Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH and Colleen McBride, PhD, MA are mentors on the project, which will explore the role of community health workers in improving the uptake of family health history assessment in clinical settings.
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Lowe Receives Young Investigator Award in Surgical Oncology
Winship surgical oncologist Michael Lowe, MD, MA is the recipient of Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation Young Investigator Award. The award provides $25,000 for a translational or clinical research project.
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Yeung Earns American Skin Association Research Grant
Winship dermatologist Howa Yeung, MD is the recipient of a American Skin Association Research Grant. Yeung will use the funding for his project, "Quality of Life Impact from Cutaneous Toxicity of Immunotherapy for Melanoma."
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Window Into Winship

This week meet some of our Wellness Champions, who are a crucial part of Emory's efforts to promote healthy habits at work. Pictured: Winship Wellness Champions Pam Somerset, Wendy Baer, MD, and Nikki Adams gear up for National Walking Day on Wednesday, Apr. 4. Emory celebrates the annual event by hosting organized walks at each campus.
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Radiation Oncology Top-Ranked in New Report
Winship's Department of Radiation Oncology is ranked sixth in the nation for National Institutes of Health research grants, according to the recently published annual Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research report.
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Winship Nurse Featured on WCLK Radio
Winship nurse clinician Pattie Ketchum was a guest on the Clark Atlanta University radio program "Your Health Connection," which aired live on Mar. 28. Ketchum (right) discussed nutrition in cancer prevention with fellow panelist Jerlyn Jones (left) and host Paula Gwynn Grant (center).
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Development, PR Teams Attend National Meeting
Winship's Development and Communications teams attended the annual NACCDO/PAMN conference in Seattle. Pictured: (front row) Olga Bellido de Luna, Ashley Coogan and Jennifer Morthland; (back row) Catherine Williams, Jennifer Daly, and steering committee members Pam McAdams and Judy Fortin.


Apr. 2 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jaquelyn Zoine and Michael Ware

Apr. 2 - Symposium
Emory Quality Conference - "New Designs for a New Era"

Apr. 3 - Pharmacology Seminar
Dennis Liotta, PhD and George Painter, PhD - "Discovery and Development of Emtricitabine"

Apr. 3 - Community Education
Ask the Doctor: Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS - "Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options"

Apr. 4 - Grand Rounds
Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD - "Neurodevelopmental Origin of Childhood Brain Tumors"

Apr. 5 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Erik C. Dreaden, PhD - "Engineering Tools for Combination Cancer Therapy and Immunotherapy"

Apr. 5 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Amy J. Goldberg, MD - "From Bench to Bedside: Changing Practice and Saving Lives"

Apr. 6 - No Elkin Lecture
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New Federal Funding Opportunities


CDC Cooperative Agreement: Provision of Technical Assistance and Training Activities to Assure Comprehensive Cancer Control Outcomes (Due: May 30, 2018)

NIH/NCI R21: Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (Due: Jun. 19, 2018)

NIH R01: Food Specific Molecular Profiles and Biomarkers of Food and Nutrient Intake, and Dietary Exposure (Due: Jun. 11, 2018)

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