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September 10, 2018

Winship Receives NCI Grant to Address Health Disparities in Multiple Myeloma

Investigators at Winship have been awarded supplemental funding to the Winship Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute. Project co-leaders Drs. Madhav Dhodapkar and Ajay Nooka will use the funding to address racial and ethnic disparities in multiple myeloma, a disease that disproportionately affects the African-American population.
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Chen Named Co-Leader of CCB Program
Effective Sept. 6, Jing Chen, PhD, will assume the role of Co-Leader of Winship's Cancer Cell Biology Research (CCB) Program. Chen joins CCB Program Leader Erwin Van Meir, PhD, in overseeing the development and future direction of the group.
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Winship Town Hall Set for Oct. 17
Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and members of Winship's senior leadership team will hold a Town Hall on Oct. 17 at 4:30pm in the Kauffman Auditorium (C5012, Winship 5th Floor). The annual event will be followed by a reception.
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Bai Receives K99/R00 Award
Jinbing Bai, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Nursing, has received a five-year, $930,000 K99/R00 award from the National Cancer Institute for his project, "Exploring the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis in Psychoneurological Symptoms for Children with Solid Tumors." Bai is mentored by Drs. Deborah Bruner (Winship) and Kostas Konstantinidis (Georgia Tech).
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Register: France-Atlanta Lung Cancer Workshop
Winship and the French Embassy's Office for Science and Technology will co-host a free, interactive workshop on Oct. 18 at Winship focused on the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. The educational conference will bring together expert faculty from France and the United States, including Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr., and Suresh Ramalingam.
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Join Us: Winship Clinical Trials Roundtable Discussion and Luncheon

Winship Cancer Institute invites you to a Clinical Trials Roundtable Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 21. Take part in the discussion to guide our future initiatives and help increase patient enrollment. The event will coincide with the national Biden Cancer Community Summit. Space is limited.
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Churchill Foundation Raises Funds for Kidney Cancer Research
The Christopher Churchill Foundation hosted its 3rd annual golf tournament this summer, raising $21,500 for renal cell carcinoma research at Winship. Pictured left to right: Annette Churchill, John Churchill, Viraj Master, MD, PhD, Garrett Churchill, Mehrdad Alemozaffar, MD, Brandon Holliday, and Marissa Churchill.
Winship and Komen Host Breast Cancer Educational Event
The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta hosted "Educate, Engage, Empower," on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, a community event for those impacted by breast cancer. Pictured: Drs. Donald Sears, Sarah Friend, Deborah Cunningham, Cletus Arciero, Mylin Torres, and Shannon Kahn.


September 10 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource
"MicroTalks: Technique awareness"

September 12 - Grand Rounds
Preeti Subhedar, MD, MSPT - "Localization Techniques in Breast Conserving Surgery"

September 13 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Vivian Wang, MD - "Surgeons as Manual Laborers: All Bent Out of Shape"

September 13 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource
Integrated Cellular Imaging presents "MicroTalks: Technique awareness"

September 13 - Radiation Oncology Lecture
Lauren Colbert, MD - "Bugs not Drugs: The Role of the Human Microbiome in Chemoradiation Response for HPV-related Cancers"

September 14 - Elkin Lecture
Steve Kron, MD, PhD - "New Views on Radiation Effects in Cancer Cells and Tumors"

September 16 - Friends of Winship Event
"Cars Under the Stars" benefiting Winship Cancer Institute

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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