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September 24, 2018

Winship Holds Clinical Trials Meeting to Coincide with Biden Summit

Winship hosted a two-hour roundtable discussion on Friday, Sept. 21 devoted to an in-depth examination of cancer clinical trials and patient enrollment. The meeting coincided with the Biden Cancer Community Summit in Washington, DC, and hundreds of other similar events around the world.
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Emory Appoints Bruner as Senior VP for Research
Effective Oct. 1, Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, will serve as Emory's senior vice president for research. In this new executive position, Bruner will report directly to the president and serve on the President's Leadership Team. Bruner currently serves as Winship's associate director for mentorship, education and training.
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Synergy Awards Support New Winship Research
The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the 10 proposals selected out of 54 submitted for funding in the fifth round of Synergy Awards. Five of the funded projects represent collaborative research from the following Winship members: Drs. Peng Jin, Hao Wu, David Howard, Veronika Fedirko, Mehmet Bilen, Viraj Master, Haydn Kissick, Yijuan Hu, Timothy Read, Lee Cooper, and Alton Farris.
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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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Mentorship Event: Crucial Conversations Workshop
Sponsored by the Women in Winship committee Drs. Susan Margulies and Nathan Spell will present "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High," on Nov. 2 from 11am to 2pm in the Kauffman Auditorium.
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Cars Under the Stars

The Friends of Winship Cars Under the Stars event on Sunday, Sept. 16 raised more than $100,000 for cancer research at Winship. Among the nearly 200 attendees were event co-chairs Sam Snider and Patti Dickey and honorary co-chairs Chuck Warren, community volunteer, and Dan Reeves, former coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
Prostate Cancer Experts Speak at CAU Symposium
Winship members Drs. Omer Kucuk and Carlos Moreno gave plenary talks at Clark Atlanta University's 12th National Symposium on Prostate Cancer Sept. 16-19. Pictured: Kucuk presented "Botanicals in Prostate Cancer Prevention and Treatment."
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Winship Hosts Myeloma Meeting with Brazilian Colleagues
Twenty hematologists from Sao Paulo, Brazil attended a special two-day education seminar at Winship Cancer Institute to discuss the latest developments in clinical research and care for patients with multiple myeloma.


September 24 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Rachel Commander - "Metabolic heterogeneity in collective cancer cell invasion" and David Weir - "Procaspase-3 regulates a caspase-independent non-necroptotic form of cell death"

September 24 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar Series
"MicroTalks: Acquisition optimization"

September 26 - No Grand Rounds
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September 27 - Aflac Research Conference
Aflac Research Conference - Chris Jones, PhD - "Diversity and Dynamics in Paediatric High Grade Glioma and DIPG"

September 27 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar Series
"MicroTalks: Acquisition optimization"

September 28 - 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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