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April 22, 2019

Winship receives multi-institutional NCI UG1 award

Winship and collaborators from five other institutions have received a UG1 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will help fund translational research in thoracic malignancies. Suresh Ramalingam, MD (left) is the contact principal investigator for the award. Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko (center) and Shi-Yong Sun (right) will serve as co-investigators.
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NRG Oncology awarded six-year, $95 million grant renewal
NRG Oncology, a National Cancer Institute National Clinical Trials Network group co-chaired by Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, has received a six-year award to continue its work as a lead protocol organization conducting practice-changing clinical and translational research.
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Study examines when cancer patients take their medication
Winship nurse researcher Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, FAAN is leading a $1.8 million National Cancer Institute R01 study to better understand how patients with chronic myeloid leukemia take their oral chemotherapy medication and what factors may prompt them to skip doses.
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Lewin honored with AUR Gold Medal Award
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD received an Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Gold Medal Award at the AUR annual meeting held April 9-12 in Baltimore. Pictured: Lewin with fellow Gold Medal Award recipient Valerie Jackson, MD, president of the Radiological Society of North America.
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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital earns sixth Magnet designation
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has received its sixth Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the gold standard for nursing excellence. It is the first community hospital in the world to earn six consecutive Magnet designations.
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Winship radiation oncology awarded APEx accreditation
Winship's Department of Radiation Oncology has earned the Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) distinction from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) for all three of its Emory Healthcare locations: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
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Spirit of Winship Award nominations due May 10
The annual Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden, Jr. Spirit of Winship Award recognizes one faculty or staff member and one volunteer who exemplify Winship's culture of caring for patients. Nominations are due May 10. Pictured: 2018 awardees Bari-Ellen Ross and Kendelle Miller with Dell Rearden, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, and Robert Rearden, III.
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ONS Congress highlights Winship nursing research
Winship oncology nursing teams presented clinical research and practice updates at the 2019 Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress April 11-14 in Anaheim. Pictured: Keisha Sandy, Erin Peone, Jill Sable, Carrie Belmore, Darlene Hostetler, and Catherine Parker.
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Facebook Live: CAR T-Cell Therapy
CAR T-cell therapy is an emerging form of immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and through clinical trials for a few other types of cancer. Winship will host a Facebook Live on April 24 at 2:30pm with medical oncologist Jonathon Cohen, MD and BMT coordinator Laura Stanley, RN to explore who may benefit from this treatment and how it works.
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Final days to register: Cancer Cell Biology Program Retreat
The Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Research Program retreat and poster reception on April 26 will feature a keynote lecture by Rafi Ahmed, PhD. The full-day event is free and open to all registered participants. Register for poster consideration by April 23.
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Join us: Winship-Queensland cancer research forum
Winship will host a cancer research forum with investigators from Queensland's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute on April 24 in the Kauffman Auditorium. Presenters from both institutions will share current research and ideas.
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April 22 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Haley Lei Huang, Tian Mi, Antonios Sparakis, and Xuan Yang

April 23 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting
Aditi Sharma, PhD - "Implications of Metabolic and Micro-Environmental Heterogeneity on Cancer Therapy"

April 24 - Grand Rounds
Andrew Seidman, MD - "Management of Early Stage HER2-Postitive Breast Cancer"

April 24 - Symposium
Winship/QIMR Cancer Research Forum

April 25 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Michael B. Yaffe, MD, PhD - "A Critical Protein Kinase Controls Inflammation, Wound Healing, and Cancer at Sites of Tissue Injury"

April 25 - Aflac Seminar Series
Michelle Schoettler, MD - "Transplant Associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TA-TMA): Lessons Learned and Future Directions"

April 26 - Retreat
Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Retreat

April 26 - No Elkin Lecture
Learn more about the Elkin Lecture series

April 27 - Continuing Medical Education
Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer

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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