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June 3, 2019

Ramalingam receives FASCO distinction

Winship Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD was named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) at a ceremony held June 1 during ASCO's annual meeting in Chicago. The distinction recognizes global oncology leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the society. Pictured: Ramalingam, Melissa Childress, MBA, Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, and Walter J. Curran, MD, who was named a Fellow of ASCO in 2018.
Saral honored by alma mater
Rein Saral, MD (left) was presented with a Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on May 31. Saral was recruited from Johns Hopkins in 1991 to direct the Bone Marrow Transplantation program at Winship, which he developed into one of the nation's largest and most highly regarded programs.
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Pfister receives ASCO Young Investigator Award
Radiation oncology resident Neil Pfister, MD, PhD was presented with a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) at a ceremony held May 31 in Chicago. The one-year, $50,000 grant will support his research project, "Understanding and Exploiting EZH2 in Small Cell Lung Cancer."
Higgins leading new NRG Oncology immunotherapy trial
Kristin Higgins, MD is the overall principal investigator of a new NRG Oncology study enrolling through the National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN). It is the first National Cancer Institute-supported phase III trial of immunotherapy for patients with limited stage small cell lung cancer.
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Winship members receive I3 Venture Research Awards
Drs. Edmund Waller, Carlos Moreno, and Mark Goodman are the recipients of Emory School of Medicine's I3 Venture Research Awards, which support promising early-stage concepts with commercial potential. Pictured: awardees Waller, Chunhui Xu, Moreno, Thota Ganesh, Ray Dingledine, and Goodman with Dean Vikas Sukhatme.
Kudchadkar shares summer sun safety tips on WABE
Ragini Kudchadkar, MD discussed skin cancer prevention and risk factors in a May 29 interview with Rose Scott on WABE, NPR's local Atlanta radio station. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. More than 3,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in Georgia this year.
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Yeung presents at National LGBTQ Health Conference
Howa Yeung, MD, MSc (pictured with Drs. Sally Herbert and Jason Schneider) spoke at the National LGBTQ Health Conference, May 31 - June 1, at Emory. He led a symposium on skin cancer reduction in LGBTQ populations and discussed treatment patterns of keratinocyte carcinomas among veterans with HIV.
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Carolina Auto Auction raises funds for Winship melanoma research
Carolina Auto Auction hosted its annual golf tournament, dinner, and charity car sales events benefiting Winship melanoma research, May 20-22 in Anderson, South Carolina. Pictured: Miss South Carolina Davia Bunch and David Lawson, MD.
Winship launches Facilities Help Desk for online requests
The Winship Facilities Help Desk is a new online ticketing system for building occupants to submit and track requests for repairs, badge access, keys, lab maintenance, HVAC consultation, and other services.
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Winship welcomes record number of summer undergraduate volunteers

Winship Volunteer Services held an orientation on May 31 for the more than 70 college students who will be volunteering at Winship this summer. The students, who represent universities across the country, will provide dedicated support in a variety of departments and acquire hands-on experience as members of a Winship team.
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June 5 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Bassel Nazha, MD - "Immunotherapy of bladder cancer and racial minority patients in clinical trials"

June 5 - No Grand Rounds
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June 6 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Benjamin Flink, MD - "These Go to Eleven: Volume Metrics for Pancreatic Surgery and its Implications on Patient Access"

June 6 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Kelly C. Goldsmith, MD - "Understanding Pathways Driving Neuroblastoma Relapse, A Paradigm for Novel Immunotherapy Approaches"

June 8-9 - Symposium
Southeastern Immunology Symposium hosted by Emory University School of Medicine

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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