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April 1, 2019
 
 
 

Winship investigators showcase research at AACR

The 110th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) kicked off Sunday, March 31, in Atlanta with nearly 100 Winship presenters. Winship is also sponsoring a booth (4160) in the Exhibition Hall. Pictured at the booth: Javier De Jesus, Winship's senior manager of web and digital initiatives, snaps a photo of postdoctoral fellow Matthew Farren, PhD and MD/PhD student Carey Jansen.
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Curran presents at AACR cancer disparities event
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD spoke at AACR's "Progress and Promise Against Cancer," on March 30. The community event, hosted at Morehouse School of Medicine, focused on addressing cancer health disparities and educating the public.
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Winship hosts AACR attendees at proton center
Winship welcomed AACR Annual Meeting attendees to Atlanta with a faculty reception and tours of the Emory Proton Therapy Center on March 30. Pictured: medical director Mark McDonald, MD and chief radiation therapist Colton Gartin, RT(R)(T) lead guests on a tour of the gantry.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Researchers examine cellular impact of soy isoflavones
A study led by Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH provides insight into how soy modulate natural killer (NK) cell signaling and function. The results were published March 25 in Scientific Reports.
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Squishing blood stem cells could aid transplants
Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD and colleagues found that modulating the stiffness of blood stem cells may help mobilization procedures used in transplants. The results were published March 14 in Cell Stem Cell.
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Winship Scientific Symposium capped off by "shark tank"

The annual Winship Scientific Symposium March 27-28 included a career development workshop, poster session, and thematic plenary talks focused on the social impact of Winship science. The symposium concluded with a shark tank-style competition featuring the top-scoring presenters from each of the four poster categories. Pictured: symposium organizers Adam Marcus, PhD and Suresh Ramalingam, MD with competition winners Sandy Francois (clinical), Emily Summerbell (basic research), David Gibbs (public health), and James Ross (translational), who earned $10,000 in award funding from Winship to further their research projects.
 
 
 
     
 
 
Zaidi wins AHPBA Young Investigator Award
Research fellow Mohammad Zaidi, MD, MS received the Young Investigator Award at the Annual Meeting of Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association for his study on immunotherapy for the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma. Zaidi is mentored by Shishir Maithel, MD (left) and Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH.
 
  
AACR Global Scholars Awardees to visit Winship
On April 3, Winship will host AACR Global-Scholars-in-Training awardees: early-career investigators in countries designated by the World Bank as low-, lower-middle, or upper-middle income economies. Join us for an afternoon of professional development talks, panel discussion, and networking reception in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium.
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Winship clinicians honored on Doctors Day
Seven Winship clinicians were among the featured faculty recognized in honor of Emory Doctors' Day on March 29: Drs. Martha Arellano, Wendy Baer, Jonathan Beitler, Fuad El Rassi, Meg Fleming, Mary "Mimi" Newell, and Patrick Sullivan.
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Winship welcomes first APP Oncology Fellows
Roseann "Rosie" Pruitt, PA-C and Christin Lee, an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, have been named to the first cohort of the Winship Advanced Practice Provider Oncology Fellowship Program. Their appointments begin on April 1.
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Citizen Science HD holds health hackathon for youth coders
Citizen Science HD hosted a free "Health Hackathon" for middle school girls on March 30 in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium. Participants collaborated on projects focused on improving health in the community.
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Emory Research IT Day set for April 11
Research IT Day 2019 will be held April 11 in the Robert A. Woodruff Library. The full-day conference includes presentations and hands-on learning sessions about research IT offerings available to Emory faculty and staff.
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April 1 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Adeiye Pilgrim
 
 
 

April 1 - Dinner Meeting
The Society for Neuro-Oncology's 24th Annual Neuro-Tumor Club Meeting
 
 
 

April 3 - No Grand Rounds
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April 3 - Career Development
AACR Global-Scholars-in-Training Winship Visit
 
 
 

April 4 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Jose Cancelas Perez, MD, PhD - "Epigenetic Repression in Lymphoblastic Leukemia"
 
 
 

April 5 - Elkin Lecture
Benjamin Izar - "Dissecting and Overcoming Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade"
 
 
 

 
 
 
     
 
 
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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