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August 20, 2018
 
 
 

Grady Cancer Center Recognized for High-Quality Cancer Care by ASCO

The Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System, encompassing oncology teams from Winship and Morehouse School of Medicine, has successfully completed the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program. The QOPI® Certification reflects the center's commitment to providing high-quality cancer care and meeting national standards of excellence.
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Vertino To Depart Emory
Paula Vertino, PhD, leader of Winship's Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Research Program, will officially retire at the end of the month from Emory University after 22 years. She will become the director of translational research and professor of biomedical genetics at Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. A farewell reception will be held on Aug. 24, 4-6pm, in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, Winship 5th Floor).
 
  
Boise Awarded MMRF Answer Fund Grant
Lawrence Boise, PhD, has received a grant from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to evaluate a high risk gene pattern seen in some patients who relapse 12 to 18 months after treatment. Boise, in collaboration with Drs. Paula Vertino, Sagar Lonial, Ajay Nooka, and David Jaye, as well as University of Calgary researchers, will investigate whether this pattern can predict high risk patients at diagnosis and offer a new therapeutic target.
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Emory Tops List of Best Hospitals in Georgia
For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Emory University Hospital the number one hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals Guide. Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown also made the top ten.
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Survival Outcomes for Rural Patients with Cancer
Commenting in JAMA Network Open, Winship investigators Christopher Flowers, MD, and Lauren McCullough, PhD, discuss a recent study of outcomes for rural and urban cancer patients and point to possible biases in the research.
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Winship Members Receive Coulter Awards
The Coulter Translational Program has awarded $765,000 to six biomedical research projects, three of which include Winship members Drs. James Dahlman, Nick Seyfried, and Jaydev Desai. The awards help bring health care innovations to the marketplace.
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Kucuk Interviewed on Emory Physician Podcast
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD, sat down with Whole Health Cure podcast host and Emory physician Sharon Berquist, MD, to discuss integrative medicine and cancer.
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PhD Panelists Discuss Career Paths with Postdocs
The Winship Postdoctoral Fellows Group meeting on Aug. 14 featured an interactive panel discussion with Drs. Kim Kerstann, Maggie Johns, and Quinn Eastman. The panelists shared their experiences and the range of career opportunities for PhDs to contribute to the scientific community.
 
  
Upcoming Winship Facebook Live on Head and Neck Cancer
Winship will host a Facebook Live chat with otolaryngologist Mihir Patel, MD, and nurse practitioner Martha Ryan, MS, FNP-C, on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 3pm. Take part in the interactive Q&A focusing on recent developments in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
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Calling All Volunteers!

The Winship Win the Fight 5K is looking for volunteers to help with pre-event functions on Friday, Oct. 12 and race-day activities on Saturday, Oct. 13. Contact DaVida Lee-Williams or visit the volunteer page on the Winship 5K website for more information.
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August 21 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Fang Ni, MD, PhD - "An Essential Role of Biomechanics in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Retention in the Niche," Jairo A. Fonseca, MD - "Calcineurin Mediated Immune Evasion: The Roles of IL-12 and Siglec-15"
 
 
 

August 21 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Kirtesh Patel, MD - "Challenging Existing Paradigms within Radiation Oncology"
 
 
 

August 22 - Grand Rounds
Steve Jiang, PhD - "Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Research"
 
 
 

August 22 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Liyong Lin, PhD, DABR - "Monte Carlo golden beam data in NRG clinical trials"
 
 
 

August 23 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Craig M. Coopersmith, MD - "An (Unexpected) Career as a Clinician/Scientist - Lessons Learned on the Journey"
 
 
 

August 24 - No Elkin Lecture
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Winship's grants aggregator automatically updates each morning with the newest federal funding opportunities from grants.gov.

- NIH/NCI R01: Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (Standard due dates apply)

- NIH/NCI U54: Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (Due: Nov. 1, 2018)

- NIH/NCI U01: Approaches to Identify and Care for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (LOI Due: Dec. 9, 2018)

- NIH/NCI U01: Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (Due: Dec. 18, 2018)
 
 
 

 
 
 

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