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May 29, 2018

ASCO To Feature Winship Honorees and Presenters

Winship investigators will receive honors and awards at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to be held Jun. 1-5 in Chicago. More than two dozen others will present new Winship research and lead education sessions. Check out Winship's ASCO preview for details and to download a schedule of Winship presentations and networking resources. Photo credit: ASCO/Scott Morgan.
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Harvey and Colleagues Discuss Biosimilar Medications in NEJM
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, director of the Winship Phase I Clinical Trials Section, is co-author on an article published May 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine about the growing availability of biosimilar drugs, their potential cost-savings, and how they can be safely used in clinic.
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Emory Joins NIH in Launching All of Us Research Program
The National Institutes of Health recently opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program, a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment, and care. Winship member Michael Zwick, PhD, will lead Emory's participation in the program.
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Lewin To Present WHSC Strategic Plan
Executive VP of Health Affairs Jonathan Lewin, MD will host two presentations on May 31 about the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Strategic Plan. Presentations will be in the Emory University School of Medicine at 8-9am (SOM 130) and 3-4pm (SOM 120).
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Ramalingam Delivers Yale Grand Rounds
Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD delivered the annual John R. Murren Memorial Lecture at Yale Cancer Center Grand Rounds on May 22 in New Haven, Conn. Pictured: Ramalingam (right) with Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, Yale's chief of medical oncology.

Spring Winship Magazine

The new issue of Winship Magazine, now in print and online, features Winship investigators working to crack the code on pancreatic cancer; a behind-the-scenes look at the Emory Proton Therapy Center; and a photo essay showing how Winship's analytical minds also excel in the arts.
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Winship Experts Participate in International Lung Cancer Meeting
Winship members Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko and Shi-Yong Sun, professors in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, presented at an international lung cancer conference focused on basic research and clinical applications in Nanjing, China on May 18.
Zhong Awarded $50K "Shark Tank" Grant
Radiation oncology resident Jim Zhong, MD has been awarded $50,000 for winning the shark tank competition at the Glenn Family Breast Center Retreat on May 8. Zhong, who will be joining the Winship radiation oncology faculty in August, will use the funds to develop a clinical trial to treat brain metastases, which can occur in patients with advanced breast cancer.

Window Into Winship

This week, meet the Winship members across the Emory University School of Medicine who were honored on Educators Day, May 23. Congratulations to the honorees and all the educators and mentors helping train the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Drs. Kimberly Curseen, Ebrahim Haroon, Benjamin Stoff, Bassel El-Rayes, Cecelia Bellcross, Adam Klein, and Leslie Lawley.
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Call for Proposals: Damon Runyon Innovation Awards
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award provides funding for extraordinary early career researchers with new, out-of-the-box ideas. The initial award is a two-year, $300,000 grant, with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding. Applications are due Jul. 6.
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DDT Program Meeting To Feature Drug R&D Expert
S. Michael Rothenberg, MD, PhD, VP of research and development at Loxo Oncology, Inc., will discuss "Developing Inhibitors for Rare Oncogenic Drivers" at the next monthly meeting of Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Research Program on Jun. 15.
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May 30 - Grand Rounds
Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD - "The Role of Intestinal Microbiome in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation"

May 31 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Salila Hashmi, MD - "Lessons From Historical Challenges and Successes in Hepatobiliary Surgery"

May 31 - Presentation
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR - "Woodruff Health Sciences Center Strategic Plan" (8-9am)

May 31 - Presentation
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR - "Woodruff Health Sciences Center Strategic Plan" (3-4pm)

Jun. 1 - Elkin Lecture
Hua Lu, PhD, MB - "p53: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

Winship's grants aggregator automatically updates each morning with the newest federal funding opportunities from

- NCI R41/R42 and R43/R44: Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Low-Resource Settings (Due: Sep. 5, 2018)

- AMRAA: Prostate Cancer, Early Investigator Research Award (Due: Sep. 6, 2018)

- AMRAA: DoD Prostate Cancer, Idea Development Award (Due: Sep. 27, 2018)

- AMRAA: DoD Prostate Cancer, Impact Award (Due: Oct. 18, 2018)

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Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in April. View a selected list of first and senior author papers.

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