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November 19, 2018


Help Winship 5K Finish Strong!

A new video captures some of the highlights from the 2018 Winship Win the Fight 5K Race/Walk, which has raised nearly $800,000 for cancer research at Winship. And there's still time to contribute! Donations will be accepted through Nov. 30.
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Marcus Receives Breast Cancer Research Grant
Adam Marcus, PhD, Winship associate director for basic research and shared resources, has received a $50,000 grant jointly funded by It's The Journey and Georgia CORE. The award will fund Marcus' project: "Isolating Rare and Invasive Breast Cancer Cells to Uncover New Genetic Drivers and Therapeutic Opportunities."
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Winship/BME Event Promotes Dialogue Between Disciplines
Winship and the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering co-hosted a networking event on Nov. 12 in Emory's Health Science Research Building to promote discussion and scientific collaboration between researchers from different disciplines. Pictured: Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD.

Winship Specialists Selected for EM-ProLEAD Program

Drs. Manila Gaddh, Shannon Kahn, Wilbur Lam, Mihir Patel, Zhaohui (Steve) Qin, Manu Sancheti, and Virginia Shaffer have been selected to join the 2019 class of EM-ProLEAD, Emory Medicine 's 10-month leadership development and enrichment program for physicians and senior clinical leaders.
Hematology Specialists Hold Symposium
The Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders of Emory and the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology hosted Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis on Nov. 10 at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Pictured: course leadership Drs. "Bobby" Duc Q. Tran, Jr., Ana Antun, Christine Kempton, and Manila Gaddh.
SITC Meeting Highlights Winship Research
Winship investigators, including postdoc Matthew Farren, PhD (Lesinski lab), presented new research at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), Nov. 7-11 in Washington, D.C. Farren discussed a phase II trial of patients with advanced colorectal cancer during a rapid-fire oral abstract presentation.
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Ramalingam and Higgins Hold Live Chat on Lung Cancer
Winship lung cancer experts Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Kristin Higgins discussed screening, risk factors, and treatment options for thoracic malignancies on a Facebook Live broadcast held Nov. 14.
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Emory URC Proposals Due Jan. 7
Eligible Emory faculty members are invited to apply for the annual University Research Committee Awards due Jan. 7. Funding amounts are limited to a maximum of $30,000 or $40,000 for interdisciplinary applications.
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Sign Up for Winship's Holiday Family Adoption Program
Each year, Winship faculty and staff team up to help patients who need financial assistance buying gifts for their families. If you or your team would like to sign up to help, please contact Moniqua Miller.
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Best Doctors Ballot Now Open
Best Doctors, Inc. is conducting its 15th peer-review poll for the 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America List. Eligible physicians will receive an email from Best Doctors, Inc. with a unique pin number and voting instructions on how to evaluate this year's physician candidates.


Nov. 19 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Mwangala Akamandisa - "PPM1D mutations promote tumorigenesis and radiation resistance in DIPG" and Amber Caldara - "The Desmosome is a Mesoscale Lipid Raft-Like Membrane Domain"

Nov. 19 - Dissertation Defense
Cara Rae Schiavon - "ARL2 and ELMOD2: Roles in mitochondrial morphology and localization to Rods and Rings"

Nov. 21 - No Grand Rounds
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Nov. 22 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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November 23 - No Elkin Lecture
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Winship Federal Grant Stream
Winship's Federal Grant Stream provides a daily updated list of cancer-related funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards, and external funding sources and learn how to apply.
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