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August 5, 2019

Winship ranked among top 50 U.S. cancer programs

Winship is ranked in the top 50 in the United States and number one in Georgia for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report. The annual list, released on July 30, ranks cancer care at Emory University Hospital through Winship the 41st best in the country.
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Gabram-Mendola receives inaugural academic chair
Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA has been named the Ada Lee Correll Chair in Surgery. Gabram-Mendola (right, with Correll) is surgeon-in-chief at Grady Memorial Hospital, director of the Winship high risk assessment program, and director of the breast surgical oncology fellowship.
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Faculty and fellows participate in Vail workshop
Drs. Ibrahim Halil Sahin, Ashley Woods, Jolinta Lin, and Sanjay Chandrasekaran participated in the 2019 ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, an invitation-only program for outstanding junior investigators focused on clinical trial design, held July 27 - Aug. 2 in Vail, Colorado.
Hinds leads Women in Winship focus group
Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of nursing research and quality outcomes at Children's National Medical Center, led a discussion on leadership at the Women in Winship focus group on July 31. Early that morning, Hinds delivered a Winship Grand Rounds talk on how clinicians can help parents of seriously ill children.
Moghanaki presents at ALK Positive Summit
Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH shared research and clinical expertise at the 2nd annual ALK Positive Summit, a free conference for patients and caregivers affected by anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive lung cancer, held Aug. 2-4 in Atlanta. Pictured: Moghanaki with ALK Positive treasurer Bill Westlake and panelist Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH.
Petit Institute Seed Grants awarded to teams
Three pairs of interdisciplinary researchers have been awarded 2019 Petit Institute Seed Grants, including Winship member Gabe Kwong, PhD and collaborator M.G. Finn, PhD. The funding will support their project, "Activity biosensors that implement Boolean logic as precision diagnostics for immunotherapy."
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Haynes helps create roadmap for synthetic biology
Winship member Karmella Haynes, PhD is playing a key role in helping to chart a course for the future of research in engineering biology. Haynes served as a sub-group leader on the Engineering Biology Research Consortium's Roadmapping Working Group, which released its technical research roadmap on June 19.
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Workshop: Biological Discovery through Chemical Innovation
Drs. Haian Fu and Huw Davies will lead a workshop and brainstorming session for the Emory Biological Discovery through Chemical Innovation (BDCI) initiative on Aug. 9 from 9am to 2pm.
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Company raises $115K for Winship melanoma research
Carolina Auto Auction raised $115,118 for Winship melanoma research in honor of company owner Henry Stanley, a melanoma survivor who was treated at Winship. The funds were raised through recent events including a golf tournament and car auction.
Ambulatory nurses hold Magnet educational fair
Emory Healthcare ambulatory nurses held an educational fair on July 30 to highlight core principles of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's new Magnet model and ambulatory care's pursuit of Magnet designation.
Winship hosts dinner for Hope Lodge guests
Winship Volunteer Services hosted a fiesta-themed dinner and game night on July 23 for guests of the American Cancer Society's Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, which provides free housing for patients and caregivers during cancer treatment.

Winship announces new APP leaders

Appointments and promotions among Winship's Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) include: Sandra Parker, NP - APP lead for radiation oncology; Margi McKellar, PA-C - APP lead for surgical oncology; Daniela "Dani" Casbourne, FNP-C, AOCNP - associate chief for Winship APPs; Camille Usher, NP - APP associate lead for radiation oncology.


August 5 - Winship Shared Resources Office Hours
Office Hours: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBISR)

August 6 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Athena Russell - "Non-genotoxic anti-CD117 immunotoxin conditioning facilitates hematopoietic stem cell transplantation gene therapy of hemophilia A" and Jamie Story - "Bortezomib and gamma delta T cells immunotherapy as a combination treatment for acute myeloid leukemia"

August 7 - Grand Rounds
Cecile Lahiri, MD, MSc - "Cancer in Persons Living with HIV: Opportunities for Research in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)"

August 8 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Keith A. Delman, MD - "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor"

August 9 - Lymphoid Malignancy Conference
Steven Treon, MD - "Evolving Approaches for the Management of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia"

August 9 - Retreat
Biological Discovery through Chemical Innovation Retreat

August 9 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Neil Pfister, MD, PhD - "Genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screening identifies novel genes that affect lung cancer cell survival in response to ionizing radiation"

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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