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July 22, 2019

Winton and Hauenstein honored with Spirit of Winship awards

Winship hematologic oncologist Elliott (Lee) Winton, MD and volunteer David Hauenstein are the recipients of the 2019 Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden Spirit of Winship Award. The award, named for Winship patient advocate and External Advisory Board member Bobby Rearden, recognizes one faculty or staff member and one volunteer who exemplify Winship's culture of caring. Pictured: Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, David Hauenstein, Dell Rearden, Elliott Winton, MD, Robert Rearden, III, and Allison Rearden Murrah.
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Winship team awarded NCI R01 grant
Drs. Gregory Lesinski and Bassel El-Rayes are principal investigators of a new five-year, $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute. The project, "Targeting immune stroma interactions in pancreatic cancer," represents a highly translational collaboration between investigators in the clinic and lab that centers around a Winship immunotherapy clinical trial.
Targeting old bottleneck reveals new anticancer drug discovery strategy
Winship researchers led by Xingming Deng, MD, PhD have identified a way of targeting ribonucleotide reductase that may avoid the toxicity of previous approaches, informing focused drug discovery efforts. Their findings were published July 19 in Nature Communications.
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Higgins receives NCI clinical investigator award
Kristin Higgins, MD has received a 2019 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in recognition of her extensive involvement in NCI-funded collaborative clinical trials and efforts to improve the lives of patients with cancer.
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Immune monitoring core to hold open house
The new Winship Immune Monitoring Shared Resource, directed by Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS, will hold an open house and reception on Aug. 15 from 4-6pm in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium (C5012). Learn about the core's Helios technology platform, analytical services, and how mass cytometry can enhance your research.
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Emory Proton Therapy Center treats 100+ patients

Winship is celebrating the milestone of having completed treatment for more than 100 patients at the Emory Proton Therapy Center since it opened in December 2018. As the only proton center in the state of Georgia, the Emory Proton Therapy Center makes this powerful and precise radiation therapy possible for people throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Pictured: Stephen Brinkman prepares to ring the bell signifying the end of his treatment in front of family, friends, and staff.
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Grand Rounds speaker to lead Women in Winship focus group
Join the Women in Winship Committee for a focus group, "A Woman's Path to Leadership," with pediatric oncology nurse leader Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN, directly following her Grand Rounds talk on July 31.
Cohen discusses CAR T-cell therapy on LLS podcast
Jonathon Cohen, MD joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "The Bloodline with LLS" podcast to talk about CAR T-cell therapy, potential side effects, and questions patients can ask their doctor before treatment.
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July 23 - Emory MSTP Event
"Life after the Medical Scientist Training Program" panel discussion with Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD and Anita Saraf, MD, PhD

July 24 - Grand Rounds
Clay Hess, MD, MPH - "Circulating Tumor Cells and Biomarkers in Childhood Medulloblastoma"

July 24 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Petr Bruza, PhD - "Fast optical imaging in proton therapy"

July 24-28 - Continuing Medical Education
Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology

July 25 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
About Surgical Grand Rounds

July 25 - Winship Shared Resources Office Hours
Office Hours: Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource

Meet some of the newest faces at Winship: Grace Thompson, MSN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, nurse practitioner; Kesley Tyson, MS, CCRP, administrator - Lung Cancer SPORE; Carla Rozier, DPT, PA-C, physician assistant - Bone Marrow Transplant; Lauren Yantorni, NP, nurse practitioner - medical oncology.


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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