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July 23, 2018

Winship Names Elkin Fellows and Rochfort Scholar

Two Winship fellows from Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and a fellow from the Department of Pediatrics are the recipients of this year's Nell W. and William Simpson Elkin Fellowship and Chester Rochfort Scholarship. Andres Chang, MD, PhD (left), and Sanjay Chandrasekaran, MD (right), and were each awarded a Nell W. and William Simpson Elkin Fellowship. Ashley Eason, MD (center), was awarded the Chester Rochfort Scholarship. The awards are given out annually to extraordinary trainees (MD or MD/PhD) engaged in cancer research or clinical care at Emory.
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NIH Partners on Prostate Cancer Disparities Study
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation have launched a $26.5 million study to examine the underlying factors that put African-American men at higher risk for prostate cancer. The Georgia Cancer Registry, led by Winship investigator Kevin Ward, PhD, was selected as one of the nine participating cancer registries that will conduct field work to recruit men for the study.
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Overcoming Resistance to a Standard Chemotherapy Drug
Despite being studied for decades, the chemotherapy drug cisplatin is revealing new aspects of how it works. A Winship research team led by senior author Sumin Kang, PhD, identified an enzyme responsible for making tumors and cancer cell lines resistant to cisplatin, along with an experimental drug that targets that enzyme. The results were published on July 19 in Cancer Cell.
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Golfers Raise Funds for Winship Prostate Cancer Research

On July 20, the Dunwoody Country Club Champions Golf Association presented Winship with $265,000 raised through the club's 2018 John H. Kauffman Prostate Cancer Fundraiser. Funding from the annual event supports prostate cancer research at Winship, including pilot grant opportunities for Winship investigators. Pictured: event chair Dave Anderson, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Martin Sanda, MD, and Tom Benes.
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Bruner Honored for NRG Oncology Service
Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, was honored for her service as deputy chair of publications at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting held July 12 in Philadelphia. Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, is NRG Oncology's group chair along with Drs. Robert Mannel (pictured right) and Norman Wolmark.
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Fairs To Showcase Winship Supportive Services
Winship Volunteer Services will host a week-long series of resource fairs, July 23-27, from 10am to 2pm, at four Winship campuses. Each fair will feature interactive sessions to help patients and their loved ones learn more about the supportive services available to them.
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Winship Welcomes Big Data Students

Led by Drs. Adam Marcus, Theresa Gillespie, and Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz, Citizen Science HD's Big Data Academy kicked off on July 16. Fifteen middle school girls from across Georgia are taking part in this free, two-week coding academy that focuses on real big data to understand the causes of cancer. Citizen Science HD is supported by an NIH SEPA grant, Winship, and Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance.
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July 23-27 - Volunteer Services Event
Winship Patient and Family Resource Fairs

July 24 - Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive

July 25 - No Grand Rounds
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July 25 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Richard Castillo, PhD, DABR - "Development of a Novel Lung Function Imaging Modality for Comprehensive Management of Lung Cancer"

July 25 - Dept. of Cell Biology Seminar
Adi Dubash, PhD - "Desmoplakin harnesses Rho GTPase and p38 MAPK signaling to coordinate cell migration"

July 26 - Surgical Grand Rounds
David R. Elwood, MD - "Surgeons Under the Black Flag"

July 27 - No Elkin Lecture
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- DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Awards Levels 1 & 2 (Due: Nov. 15, 2018)

- DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Awards Levels 3 & 4 (Due: Dec. 10, 2018)

- NIH R01/R21: Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (Standard due dates apply)


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