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July 1, 2019

Boise named Winship associate director for education and training

Winship has named Lawrence Boise, PhD as its new associate director for education and training. Boise will lead and coordinate research education, training, and mentorship activities at the cancer center as well as cultivate additional cancer-specific educational opportunities across the spectrum of learners.
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Winship breast cancer specialists visit Nigeria
Glenn Family Breast Center faculty recently traveled to Lagos, Nigeria to present on advances in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and research, and discuss the development of programs in under-resourced low- and middle-income countries. Pictured: Drs. Margaret Fleming, Mylin Torres, Theresa Gillespie, and Uma Krishnamurti with Ebele Mbanugo, EdD, executive director of Run for A Cure Africa, which hosted the meeting.
Scientists track brain tumor 'turncoats' with advanced imaging
Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, Zhihong Chen, PhD, and James Ross, utilizing the Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource at Winship, developed advanced imaging techniques to better understand how macrophages are recruited by glioblastoma cells. Their findings were published June 24 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Winship selected for MMRF Immune Atlas pilot initiative
Winship is one of five institutions that will take part in the Immune Atlas pilot, a precision medicine research initiative from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS will lead the effort, utilizing Winship's new, state-of-the-art capabilities for immune monitoring. (Photo by Georgia Research Alliance)
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Emory Proton Therapy Center opens patient registry study
A new clinical research study at the Emory Proton Therapy Center will allow Winship physicians to collaborate with other centers around the country to better understand the benefits and side effects of proton therapy treatment. Patients may be consented and enrolled at the time of consultation at any Winship facility.
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Winship nurses named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
Eleven Emory nurses will be inducted as 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing this October in Washington, D.C., including Winship investigators Drs. Jinbing Bai, Theresa Gillespie, Carolyn Reilly, and oncology nursing leader Deena Gilland, DNP.
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Waller presents immunotherapy research in China
Edmund Waller, MD, PhD (center) was a featured presenter at the 8th Yangtze-Jialing River Forum of Hematological Malignancy and the 4th China-U.S. International Symposium of HSCT and Cancer Immunology, held in June in Chongqing, China.
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Torres appointed to ASCO council
Mylin Torres, MD has been named to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality of Care Council. The committee provides strategic guidance and leadership on ASCO's cancer quality activities and initiatives.
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Mandawat named to UGA alumni 40 Under 40 class
Anant Mandawat, MD will be honored at the University of Georgia Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 awards luncheon on Sept. 13. The distinction celebrates distinguished UGA graduates under the age of 40.
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Pan awarded AACR fellowship
Chaoyun Pan, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Sumin Kang, PhD, has been awarded the Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The one-year fellowship comes with $50,000 to support his study, "The role of kinase-mediated inositol metabolism in chemotherapy resistance."
Pfister awarded RSNA research grant
Radiation oncology resident Neil Pfister, MD, PhD has been awarded a one-year, $30,000 Research Resident/Fellow Grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to support his study, "Defining a novel role for respiratory complex I subunits in the radiation response: basic discovery of therapeutic targets and functional imaging tracers."
Winship celebrates residency graduation
The Department of Radiation Oncology held its annual residency program graduation on June 23. Pictured: 2019 program graduates Drs. Matthew Ferris, Bob Press, Tiffany Morgan, Nicholas Madden, and Jason Parks.
Residents select Educators of the Year
Drs. Priya Kapoor, Pretesh Patel, and Eduard Schreibmann were named Educators of the Year by Winship radiation oncology residents in the areas of radiation biology, clinical education, and physics, respectively.

Winship BMT unit receives special delivery

For the fourth year in a row, patients in Winship's Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) unit in the Emory University Hospital Tower received a special delivery of 100 blankets and art kits courtesy of Stivers Subaru Decatur and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter. Pictured: Michael Rutledge (Stivers Subaru), Shane Lance (Stivers Subaru), Tricia Hernandez (LLS), Winship BMT patient Travis Robertson, and Winship BMT unit director Emily Bracewell, RN.

Winship members published studies in major medical and scientific journals in May. View a selected list of first and senior author papers.

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July 1 - OncLive State of the Science Summit
"State of the Science Summit: Lung Cancer" presented by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam (program chair), Jennifer Carlisle, Badi El Osta, Drew Moghanaki, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Rathi Pillai

July 3 - No Grand Rounds
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July 4 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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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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