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April 9, 2018

Winship Researchers Receive Gala Funding Awards

Three Winship investigators will receive over $110,000 in funding for cancer research projects made possible through generous donations to last month's Winship Gala. Pictured: Winship Gala awardees Drs. Rita Nahta, Khalid Salaita, and Ya Wang.
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Buchwald Receives ASCO Young Investigator Award
Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD, a 3rd year resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology, is the recipient of a 2018 Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The $50,000 grant will support his research into how radiation stimulates an anti-cancer immune response.
Register: Glenn Family Breast Center Retreat
The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship will hold its 3rd annual retreat on Friday, May 11 from 7:30am to 12:30pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. The retreat will include a scientific session, breast center clinical updates, and a "Shark Tank" competition to fund a new investigator-initiated study up to $50,000.
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Window Into Winship

This week we take you behind the scenes with Winship medical dosimetrists in the Department of Radiation Oncology who perform a vital step in a patient's radiation treatment. Using 3-D computer modeling, dosimetrists map out the precise path that the radiation beams must take in order to shrink or control the tumor without damaging healthy tissue.
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NIH To Host Fogarty Anniversary Symposium
The Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a symposium on May 1 in Bethesda, Maryland. The free, live-stream program will include a session on non-communicable diseases with National Cancer Institute Director Norman Sharpless, MD.
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Winship Staff Steps Up for Walking Day
Winship employees took part in National Walking Day on Apr. 4, an annual call-to-action to promote physical activity and well-being during the workday. Pictured are staff from the Clifton Road campus, one of the Winship locations that organized 30-minute walks throughout the day in partnership with Healthy Emory.
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Apr. 9 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jameson Berry and Meaghan Griffin

Apr. 10 - Dissertation Defense
Lauren Rusnak - "Regulation of Apoptosis Signal-regulating Kinase 1 by LATS2"

Apr. 11 - Grand Rounds
Karyn A. Goodman, MD, MS - "Individualizing the Management of Rectal Cancer: Is there a role for non-operative management?"

Apr. 11 - Dissertation Defense
Jamie Leigh King - "Roles of TTK Kinase in Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis"

Apr. 12 - Surgical Grand Rounds
EUH Perioperative Services Performance Day

Apr. 13 - Lymphoid Malignancy Conference
Edwin Horwitz, MD - "BMT & MSCs in 2018: Knowledge is Power"

Apr. 13 - No Elkin Lecture
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New Federal Funding Opportunities


NIH Si2/R00: Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Due: Aug. 31, 2018)

NIH/NCI: Revision Applications to NCI-supported U01 Awards to Include Research on the NCIs Provocative Questions (Standard Due Dates Apply)

NIH R01/R21: Age-related Microbiota Changes and their Implications in Chronic Disease Prevention, Treatment and Progression (Due: Jun. 5/Jun. 16, 2018)

NIH R03: Small Research Grants for Analyses of Data for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource (Due: Jun. 16, 2018)

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