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January 22, 2018

Winship Names ACS-IRG Award Recipients

Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) provides pilot funding to support new projects by promising early-career investigators. Congratulations to this year's awardees (left to right): Drs. Brian Olson, Katherine Minson, Curtis Henry, Janice Withycombe, and Lingtao Jin.
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Winship Presenters Featured at Immunology Conference
The Society for Immunotherapy in Cancer's Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy conference was held Jan. 19 in Atlanta. Co-organized by Winship's David Lawson, MD (middle right) and Necia Maynard, NP (left), the event featured Winship presenters Drs. Melinda Yushak (middle left) and Gregory Lesinski (right) among others.
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Winship GI Specialists Present at National Meeting
The Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held January 18-20 in San Francisco. Among the Winship presenters were Drs. Field Willingham, Walid Shaib, Olatunji Alese, and Shishir Maithel. Maithel (pictured) served on the symposium program committee and has been named chair-elect of the 2019 symposium.
Symposium Website

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 interventional cancer clinical trials during the last six months (July - December 2017): Drs. Ana Antun and Chunzhi Xia (Atlanta VAMC), Bassel El-Rayes (Emory St. Joseph's Hospital), Nabil Saba (Midtown), Mehmet Bilen (Clifton Campus), and Leon Bernal (Grady).
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Emory to Host Clinical Research Boot Camp
Clinical researchers from across Emory are invited to a free, full-day workshop on Friday, Mar. 30 in the WHSCAB Auditorium. Clinical Research Boot Camp 201 will cover topics including study design, securing funding, statistical and data management resources, working with the IRB, and more.
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Webinar: NIH Study Section Review Process
The American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Career Development webinar on Jan. 30 will focus on the NIH grants review process including study section protocol, peer review criteria, scoring, and summary statements. The NCI's Paul Jacobsen, PhD will co-host the webinar with Hazel Nichol, PhD.
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Jan. 22 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Advaitha Madireddy, PhD - "Replicative Defects Drive Genomic Instability in Fanconi Anemia Patients"

Jan. 22 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Alex Chen - "Understanding the mechanism of RIOK2 function in Glioblastoma" and Hye Rim Kim - "Reprogramming of DNA modification in pediatric brain tumors"

Jan. 23 - Radiation Oncology Chalk Talk
Advaitha Madireddy, PhD - "The multifaceted role of the Fanconi anemia tumor suppressor pathway in maintaining Genome Stability"

Jan. 24 - No Grand Rounds
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Jan. 24 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Jun Fan, PhD - "Tyrosine phosphorylation of DDB1 promotes cancer cell growth by enhancing P21 degradation"

Jan. 25 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Jonathan D. Pollock, MD - "To Hell and Back - Burnout and the Emotional Lives of Surgeons"

Jan. 26 - IMP Special Recruitment Seminar
Rafi Ahmed, PhD - "T Cell Memory and Exhaustion"

Jan. 26 - No Elkin Lecture
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