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June 18, 2018

NBA Hall of Famer to Kick Off Winship 5K

For the second year in a row, nine-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Fame inductee Dominique Wilkins will serve as the grand marshal of the Winship Win the Fight 5K. This year's run/walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 on the Emory University Quadrangle on Dowman Drive.
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Study Shows Vitamin D Associated with Lower Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Winship member Veronika Fedirko, PhD, MPH is co-first author of an international study that showed higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly associated with lower colorectal cancer risk. The findings were published June 14 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Reviving the Protector: New Tactic Against Medulloblastoma
Winship scientists, led by senior author Erwin Van Meir, PhD, describe a new tactic against medulloblastoma in the June 11 issue of Cancer Cell. The team used a compound to revive a protective gene called BAI1, resulting in medulloblastoma inhibition in cell culture and mouse models. Image: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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Call for Nominations: Winship 5K Professorship
The Winship Win the Fight 5K has established a new fund for donations that will support an annual Winship 5K Endowed Professorship in Cancer Research. The Winship 5K Professorship will recognize faculty for exceptional service both at the institutional and national levels. Nominations are due July 13.
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Torres Selected for ASCO Leadership Program
Mylin Torres, MD, director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship, is one of 16 physicians selected from the U.S. and overseas to participate in the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Leadership Development Program. The program trains leaders in oncology advocacy and professional development.
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Vote Dhodapkar for SITC Leadership Role
Madhav Dhodapkar, MD, director of the Winship Center for Cancer Immunology, is a candidate for the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) At-Large Director. SITC members can cast their votes for Dhodapkar through June 28.
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Kucuk Delivers Morehouse Grand Rounds
Winship medical oncologist Omer Kucuk, MD presented updates on research and trends in integrative oncology at Morehouse School of Medicine's Grand Rounds held June 13 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Window Into Winship

This week, meet Winship volunteer Bari Ross. Ross, who first came to Winship as a patient, is a volunteer chair of the Winship Patient & Family Advisors (PFA), a member of the Emory Healthcare PFA Council, and a Winship Peer Partner. She was recently appointed to a three-year term as a patient advocate on the National Cancer Institute's Head & Neck Steering Committee's Metastatic Recurrent Task Force. As a Task Force member, Ross will help develop evidence-based strategies for clinical trials designed to improve the quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer.
Register: Clinical Updates in Hemostatis and Thrombosis
Clinical Updates in Hemostatis and Thrombosis, an educational event for practitioners Nov. 11 at the Emory Midtown campus, will provide information on the diagnosis and management of inherited and acquired hemostatic and thrombotic disorders along with new medication updates.
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Call for Nominations: SOM Faculty Awards
Emory University School of Medicine is seeking nominations for three annual awards that recognize faculty contributions in the areas of mentoring, distinguished service, and excellence in diversity & inclusion. Details and required materials are available on the Faculty Development website. Nominations are due July 13.
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Atlanta To Host International Workshop on Breast Imaging
The 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging, taking place July 8-11 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, will bring together professionals committed to developing technology for early detection and management of breast cancer. Organizers include Winship specialists Drs. Elizabeth Krupinski, Michael Cohen, Mimi Newell, and Keerthi Gogineni.
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Register: Swim Across America Benefiting Leukemia Research
The 2018 Swim Across America will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Lake Lanier. This year, funds will benefit a leukemia research project led by Douglas Graham, MD, PhD, director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Sign up and join the Winship team as a swimmer or volunteer.
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June 18-21 - Staff Event
"Spoil the Staff" presented by Winship Volunteer Services

June 19 - Conference
Emory Research IT Day

June 19 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Ed Quach - "Platelet Clearance via Mechanomolecular Signals" and Wandi Zhu - "Role of Gab adaptor proteins in CD8 T-cell biology"

June 20 - Grand Rounds
Gregory L. Beatty, MD - "Mechanisms and Opportunities for Immunotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer"

June 20 - Faculty/Staff Event
Meet-and-Greet with Emory's Environmental Health and Safety Office

June 21 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Albert Diehl, MD, and Brianna McDevitt, MD - "Continued Controversies in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ"

June 21 - Fundraiser
7th Annual Northeast Georgia Foothills Charity Horse Show benefiting Winship

June 21 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting
Adam Marcus, PhD - "Cooperation is in our nature"

June 22 - No Elkin Lecture
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Winship's grants aggregator automatically updates each morning with the newest federal funding opportunities from

- NIH UG1: NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Community Sites, Research Bases, and Minority/Underserved Community Sites (LOI Due: July 31, 2018)

- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) R33: Natural Product Early Phase Clinical Trial Award (Due: Aug. 31, 2018)

- NIH R01: The Role of Epitranscriptomics in Development and Disease (Due: Nov. 7, 2018)

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