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August 26, 2019

Winship Lung Cancer SPORE awards inaugural pilot grants

Work is underway on the Winship Lung Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant, with principal investigators Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Haian Fu leading an elite team of investigators to address major therapeutic challenges faced by patients with lung cancer. On Aug. 22, Drs. Melissa Gilbert-Ross, Xiulei Mo, Ignacio Sanz, and Sumin Kang were announced as the inaugural recipients of Lung Cancer SPORE pilot funding to accelerate innovative research projects.
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Bruner leads NRG Oncology's NCORP grant renewal
Deborah Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN is principal investigator of a recently renewed grant that supports NRG Oncology's continued leadership as a research base within the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) network.
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Ahmed honored by Association of American Medical Colleges
Rafi Ahmed, PhD is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences from the Association of American Medical Colleges, an honor that has been given to outstanding basic and translational researchers since 1947.
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Gogineni to direct Winship trainee education at Grady
Keerthi Gogineni, MD, MSHP has been named the director for education of fellows and residents in the Grady Health System, a newly created position in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
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Wood joins board of National Association of Proton Therapy
Katina Wood, MHA, administrator and director of operations for the Emory Proton Therapy Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Proton Therapy.
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Meisel interviewed on BRCA mutation and cancer risk
Jane Meisel, MD was a guest on the Dana Barrett Show on Aug. 21 and shared expertise on breast cancer risk and JScreen's PEACH BRCA Study, a new research initiative focused on BRCA screening for cancer risk.
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Filson discusses sex and intimacy after prostate cancer
In a video for WebMD, Christopher Filson, MD addresses how prostate cancer treatment can impact sex and intimacy and offers strategies for patients and their partners who face these issues.
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Annual Winship 5K luncheon marks countdown to race day

Winship Advisory Board co-chair Ann Viehman shared her survivor story at the annual Winship Win the Fight 5K kick-off luncheon on Aug. 23. With just over six weeks until race day on Oct. 5, team captains are redoubling their efforts to register participants and help the Winship 5K reach this year's goal of raising $900,000 for cancer research at Winship.
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Winship and Komen set for annual breast cancer conference
Emory's Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta will host a free conference for those impacted by breast cancer on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
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Emory and UGA to host mass spectrometry symposium
Collaborators from Emory and the University of Georgia will hold the Atlanta-Athens Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Symposium on Sept. 27 in Emory's Cox Hall Ballroom. Oral and poster abstracts are due Aug. 31.
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August 27 - Cell Manufacturing Seminar Series
Iwijn De Vlaminck, PhD - "Precision Profiling of Microbiome-host Interactions via Single Molecule and Single Cell Sequencing"

August 27 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC)
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD - "ASPHO 2019 Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship: Development and Clinical Translation of Engineered Microsystems for Hematologic Applications"

August 28 - Grand Rounds
Akila Viswanathan, MD, MPH, MSc - "Advances in Image Guided Therapy for Cervical Cancer"

August 29 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Terrah Paul Olson, MD - "Diverticular Disease: Beyond Nuts, Seeds, and Popcorn"

August 29 - Pathobiology Grand Rounds
Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA - "Mechanisms of Metastatic Uveal Melanoma"

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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