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February 5, 2018
 
 
 

Dhodapkar Named Director of New Center for Cancer Immunology at Winship

Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MBBS, a world-renowned expert in cancer immunology and translational immunotherapy, will join Winship on Mar. 1 as the director of the new Winship Center for Cancer Immunology. He will be appointed as the Anise McDaniel Brock Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Cancer Innovation and professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Emory School of Medicine. His wife Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS (left) will join the Emory faculty as an associate professor in pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Immuno-Oncology Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
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Fashion a Cure Event Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Nearly $300,000 was raised for cancer research at the 6th annual Friends of Winship Fashion a Cure Fashion Show held at the St. Regis Atlanta on Jan. 29. The funds will be used to purchase a critical new piece of equipment in the Winship Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource. Pictured: Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, event co-chairs Julie Levine and Dell Rearden, CNN anchor and event emcee Fredricka Whitfield, and Pathology Shared Resource Director Gabriel Sica, MD, PhD.
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Cooper Honored with Japan Prize
The Japan Prize Foundation has announced Max Cooper, MD as a laureate of the 2018 Japan Prize. Cooper is being awarded the prize in the category "Medical Science and Medicinal Science" for the discovery of the dual nature of adaptive immunity, which identified the cellular building blocks of the immune system as we understand it today.
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Call for Posters: Winship Scientific Symposium
Students, trainees, and junior faculty are invited to present a research poster at the Feb. 15 poster session and kick-off reception for the Winship Scientific Symposium. Four 1st place ($450 each) and four 2nd place ($300 each) prizes will be awarded. Submit your abstract title and register by Feb. 7. Faculty may also register to serve as a poster judge.
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Call for Proposals: SPORE in Head and Neck Cancer
Winship's NCI Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in head and neck cancer is seeking proposals for its Developmental Research and Career Enhancement programs led by Drs. Dong Moon Shin, Nabil Saba, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Jin-Tang Dong. Proposals are due Apr. 6.
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Call for Proposals: CURE Childhood Cancer
CURE Childhood Cancer is seeking proposals aimed at finding cures and effective pediatric cancer treatments with lower toxicity. Investigators interested in applying should submit the required materials for internal review to Douglas.Graham@choa.org and Judy.Caruso@choa.org by Mar. 9 at 2pm.
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Window Into Winship

A new feature in Winship Roundup will take readers behind the scenes at Winship Cancer Institute. If you have an idea for Window Into Winship, please contact Judy Fortin or Susannah Conroy. Pictured: the 90-ton superconducting cyclotron and energy source for the Emory Proton Therapy Center, which is set to open at the end of 2018.
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Career Development Opportunities for Faculty
Upcoming workshops and networking opportunities from the Office of Faculty Development will focus on grant writing, developing a service portfolio, improving negotiating skills, and navigating clinical, research and teaching realms.
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Core Day
Sponsored by the Emory Integrated Core Facilities, Core Day will be held Feb. 8 from 3-5pm in the Cox Banquet Hall. Learn about shared resources and core facilities available to support your research and opportunities to collaborate on campus and across the state.
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Feb. 5 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Mwangala Akamandisa, "Mutation of the Ser/Thr Phosphatase PPM1D Promotes DIPG in Children" and Amber Caldara, "A Defect in Desmoglein 1 Lipid Raft Association Causes Severe Dermatitis, Multiple Allergies, and Metabolic Wasting (SAM) Syndrome and Reveals a Novel Pathomechanism for Human Disease"
 
 
 

Feb. 6 - Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program Meeting
Brian P. Pollack, MD, PhD - "Growth Factor Signaling Modulation of Cytokine Responses: Understanding and Exploiting Crosstalk"
 
 
 

Feb. 6 - Pharmacology Seminar
Cimona Hinton, PhD - "CXCR 4 & CB2 Heterodimerization is a Novel Mechanism for Targeting Prostate Cancer Metastasis"
 
 
 

Feb. 7 - Grand Rounds
Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS - "Moving Towards Personalized Therapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma"
 
 
 

Feb. 7 - Emory Vaccine Center Special Seminar
Chen Dong, PhD - "Control of T cell immunity in inflammation and cancer"
 
 
 

Feb. 8 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Tatiana Chadid, MD - "Regenerative Therapies for Peripheral Arterial Disease"
 
 
 

Feb. 8 - Emory Integrated Core Facilities presents
Emory Core Day
 
 
 

Feb. 9 - Elkin Lecture
Malathy Shanmugam, PhD, MS
 
 
 

View a selection of cancer-related federal and private funding opportunities.
 
 
 

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A selection of media stories and news coverage for Winship Cancer Institute.
 
 
 

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