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October 15, 2018

Winship Names Two 2018 Winship 5K Endowed Professors at Annual Race

Winship Cancer Institute announced that Lawrence (Larry) Boise, PhD and Erwin Van Meir, PhD are the inaugural recipients of 2018 Winship 5K Endowed Professorships, two new endowed awards funded through a portion of the proceeds from the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk held on Oct. 13, 2018. Pictured: Van Meir (left) and Boise (right) with Winship 5K Grand Marshal Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks.
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Winship Researchers To Present at ASTRO 2018
Nearly two dozen Winship presenters will share research and clinical updates at the 60th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), taking place Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas.
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Winship Town Hall This Wednesday
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and members of Winship's senior leadership team will hold a Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4:30pm in the Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, Winship 5th Floor).
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Winship Members Recognized for Faculty Excellence
Dozens of Winship members were honored for achievements in patient care, research, and education at a ceremony on Oct. 11. The event capped off Emory School of Medicine's Faculty Recognitions Week. Pictured: Dean Vikas Sukhatme, MD, ScD.
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Lin Honored as STAT Wunderkind
Winship researcher Ruiting Lin, PhD, received a 2018 STAT Wunderkind award on Oct. 9. The award honors 30 up-and-coming junior life scientists: postdocs, fellows, and biopharma employees. STAT News is a life sciences news organization based in Boston.
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Winship's Rockin' Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. Winship recognizes the following physicians at each Winship study site who have enrolled the most patients onto NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) studies during the last six months: Drs. Mehmet Bilen (Clifton Campus), Nabil Saba and Dong Shin (Emory University Hospital Midtown), Scott Edelman (Atlanta VAMC), Shannon Kahn and Robert Klafter (Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital).
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Yu's Research Highlighted by CDMRP
Research by Winship member David Yu, MD, PhD, was recently highlighted on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) website. Yu received pilot grant funding from the U.S. Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program for his project, "Understanding and Exploiting SIRT2/BRCA1 Interplay for Ovarian Cancer Therapy."
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Withycombe Earns Early Career Researcher Award
Winship nurse researcher Janice Withycombe, PhD, RN, MN, CCRP, has received a 2018 Early Career Researcher Award from the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. Her work focuses on symptom identification and management in children undergoing cancer treatment.
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Arciero and Piraner Speak to Coca-Cola Employees
Winship surgical oncologist Cletus Arciero, MD, and breast radiologist Maria Piraner, MD, recently led a Breast Cancer Lunch & Learn at Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta. The two discussed the latest in screening and treatment with employees and guests.
Radiation Oncology Specialists Visit Ethiopia
Department of Radiation Oncology members Tosin Kayode, MS, RT, Deborah Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Tian Liu, PhD recently visited Addis Ababa University, where they are collaborating with faculty including Aynalem Abreha, MD (third from left) to bring state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment and techniques to Ethiopia.
France-Atlanta Lung Cancer Workshop Set for Oct. 18
Winship and the French Embassy's Office for Science and Technology will co-host a free workshop focused on the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research on Oct. 18 in the Kauffman Auditorium. Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr. and Suresh Ramalingam will join expert faculty from France and the United States.
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NCI Leader To Keynote CFAR HIV & Malignancy Seminar
Robert Yarchoan, MD, chief of the National Cancer Institute's HIV & Malignancy Branch, will discuss KSHV-associated diseases at the next CFAR Network meeting, Oct. 18 in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building Auditorium. Winship members Drs. Jessica Wells and Joseph Lipscomb will also present.
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October 15 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Zachary Reitman, MD, PhD - "Single Cell and Oncogenic Driver Analyses of CNS Tumors"

October 15 - Community Event/Fundraiser
3rd Annual Spirit of Spo Chris Esposito Memorial Golf Tournament

October 15 - Dissertation Defense
Katelyn Grace Ponder - "Mechanism of Caspase-3 Activation and Mcl-1 Inhibition in the Regulation of Apoptosis"

October 15 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Ethics Seminar
Roy Sutliff, PhD - "Animal Welfare"

October 16 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Zachary Reitman, MD, PhD - "Single Cell and Genome-Wide Analyses of Brain Tumors"

October 16 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Christina Caruso, MD and Abhinav Dey, PhD

October 17 - Grand Rounds
Vered Stearns, MD - "Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer"

October 17 - Blood Drive
The Emory Clinic Blood Drive

October 17 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Rongxiao Zhang, PhD - "Exploring Applications of Cherenkov Imaging in Radiation Therapy"

October 17 - Faculty/Staff Event
Winship Town Hall

October 18 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Thomas P. Ahern, PhD, MPH - "Breast cancer risk in users of phthalate-containing medications: a Danish nationwide cohort study"

October 18 - Emory CFAR HIV & Malignancy Seminar
Robert Yarchoan, MD - "The Spectrum of KSHV-associated Diseases"

October 19 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting
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October 19 - Elkin Lecture
Jay Dorsey, MD, PhD - "Pathologic Glioma-derived Tumor Cells in Circulation"

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

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