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July 30, 2018

The Future Is Bright

The future is bright for clinical trials at Winship Cancer Institute! Our faculty and staff are spreading the word about how you might benefit and make a difference for generations of cancer patients to come. Pictured: faculty don sunglasses at the Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference held July 26-29 on Sea Island, Georgia.
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Bernal-Mizrachi Named Aspen Institute Fellow
Winship medical oncologist Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, has received a Health Innovator Fellowship with the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Bernal-Mizrachi will be involved in designing and launching a leadership venture to address the challenges of health disparities within America's health care system. He is one of 20 fellows nominated and selected to participate in a series of leadership training seminars over two years.
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Stevens To Lead PTSD/Breast Cancer Study at Grady
Jennifer Stevens, PhD, has received funding for a Winship research project that will study the development of PTSD following breast cancer diagnosis in African-American women at Grady Hospital. The project is supported by Emory BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health), an NIH-funded, mentored career development program. Other investigators on the project are Drs. Sheryl Gabram, Preeti Subhedar, and Andrew Miller.
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Emory Ranks #1 in F31 Funding
Emory currently holds nearly $2.2 million in funding dollars from Kirchstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowships (F31s), more than any other institution in the U.S. The fellowships are awarded by the National Institutes of Health to exceptional students engaged in research. Twelve percent of Emory F31s are funded by the National Cancer Institute, supporting students in Winship labs.
Winship Faculty Present at DDHO Conference
The 18th annual Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology meeting on Sea Island, Georgia, featured 60 oncology experts, many of them from Winship. The conference included lectures as well as interactive debates on controversial topics and standards of care. Pictured: Winship presenters Drs. Bassel El-Rayes and Christina Wu, who debated chemotherapy approaches in stage IV colon cancer.

Big Data Academy Students Present Summer Research Projects

Citizen Science HD's Big Data Academy wrapped up on July 27, with research presentations from the 15 middle school girls who participated in the free program. During the two-week academy, students learned how to use real big data to understand the causes of cancer. Led by Drs. Adam Marcus, Theresa Gillespie, and Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz, Citizen Science HD is supported by an NIH SEPA grant, Winship, and Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance.
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Winship Dietitians Host Facebook Live Cooking Demo
Winship dietitians Michelle Godwin and Tiffany Barrett shared nutrition tips and answered viewer questions in their Facebook Live cooking demonstration for cancer survivors on July 26.
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Panelists To Discuss Alternative Career Pathways with Postdocs
Drs. Kimberly Kerstann, Maggie Johns, and Quinn Eastman will discuss alternative career paths in science at the Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group meeting on Aug. 14 in the Kauffman Auditorium.
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Call for Letters of Intent: Winship ACS-IRG
Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) program supports early-career investigators involved in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research. Applicants must have a faculty-level appointment and be within six years of their first independent appointment. Letters of intent are due Aug. 31.
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Call for Letters of Intent: V Foundation Survivorship Grants
The V Foundation's Robin Roberts Cancer Survivorship Research Fund supports projects focused on the biological basis of and prevention of long-term adverse effects from both conventional therapies including XRT, surgery and targeted therapies, as well as newer immunotherapies. Letters of intent are due Aug. 8.
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July 31 - Aflac Seminar Series
Rolla Abu-Arja, MD - "Improving Transplant Outcomes: Targeting Process and Patient"

August 1 - Grand Rounds
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August 2 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Joe Sharma, MD - "Three I's of Surgical Quality Improvement: Idealism, Innovation and Impact"

August 3 - No Elkin Lecture
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Winship's grants aggregator automatically updates each morning with the newest federal funding opportunities from

- NIH R01: Advancing Mechanistic Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (Standard Due Dates Apply)

- NIH R01: Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (Due: Nov. 7, 2018)

- NIH U24: Genome Sequencing Center for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (LOI Due: Sept. 30, 2018)


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