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March 4, 2019

New Blue Ridge analysis showcases Emory funding success

Research grants by Winship investigators and Emory faculty were key in achieving top rankings for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2018, according to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Emory's competitive funding totals included top 10 rankings for the Rollins School of Public Health, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Departments of Microbiology, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Surgery.
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Winship recognized in Governor's proclamation
Winship VP of Cancer Services Melissa Childress (left) was on hand to receive a proclamation from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declaring March Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. The group included Georgia Colorectal Cancer roundtable steering committee members as well as cancer advocates and survivors.
Winship study uses nanoparticles in advanced melanoma
Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD, Thomas J. Lawley Professor of Dermatology, and colleagues from the Departments of Dermatology and Surgery, investigate delivering a novel agent for melanoma using nanoparticles. The results were published March 1 in Scientific Reports.
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Horowitz and Meltzer named to new leadership roles
Drs. Ira Horowitz and Carolyn Meltzer have been appointed to new leadership roles in the Emory School of Medicine. Horowitz is the executive associate dean of faculty and clinical affairs. Meltzer is the executive associate dean of faculty academic advancement, leadership and inclusion.
Jansen selected for AACR Scholar-in-Training Award
Caroline (Carey) Jansen, an MD/PhD student in the Kissick lab, will receive an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Scholar-in-Training Award for her abstract, "CD8 T-cell infiltration into renal tumors requires a supportive antigen presenting niche," at AACR's annual meeting in Atlanta.
SOM State of the School address set for March 5
Vikas P. Sukhatme, MD, ScD, Dean of the Emory School of Medicine will deliver the State of the School address on Tuesday, March 5 at 5pm in WHSCAB auditorium. A reception will follow.
Moghanaki named VA section chief of radiation oncology
Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH is the new section chief in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
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Best Hospitals Survey Now Open
The US News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey is open now through March 27 for eligible Doximity physician members. Log in to and click the banner that invites you to cast your nominations if you are eligible. If invited to vote, you will be asked to select the 5 hospitals that you consider best in the specialty for complex cases. (Please select Emory University Hospital.)
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International Women's Day encourages "Balance for Better"
Winship will mark International Women's Day on March 8th. This year's campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, advocating gender balance as essential for economies and communities to thrive. To show your support and join the conversation on social media, post a #IWD2019 message with your "hands out" balance pose with the hashtag #BalanceforBetter.

Lett honored for work in Honduras

Celia Lett, NP, a nurse practitioner in the Winship Ambulatory Infusion Center on the Clifton Campus, was honored with a scholarship in her name for establishing health care worker training and children's health care programs in Honduras. Predisan Health Ministries, a non-profit ministry group, recognized Lett in February during her latest trip to the Central American country. In the mid-1980s and early 1990s, Lett was a full-time missionary nurse in Belize and Honduras.
Register: Integrative Oncology Symposium
Sponsored by the Weil Foundation, Emory University, and Morehouse School of Medicine, the Integrative Oncology Symposium will be held Mar. 8 from 7:30am to 1pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Learn about the latest research and clinical advancements in integrative oncology from world-renowned experts in the field.
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Register: Winship Scientific Symposium
The 2019 Winship Scientific Symposium will take place March 27-28 on the Emory campus. This year's theme is "The Social Impact of Winship Science." Join us for an exciting program, which includes a judged poster session and reception, Shark Tank competition, and a special academic and career development workshop, "The Business of Science."
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Golfers raise funds for Winship prostate cancer research
The 20th annual "Drive for a Cure" golf tournament at the Country Club of Roswell raised over $32,000 for prostate cancer research at Winship. Event chair Ed Hoppe and club members stopped by on Feb. 28 for a check presentation with Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr. and Martin Sanda.
Facebook Live Chat: Neuroendocrine Tumors
Winship will host a Facebook Live chat on March 5 at 3pm with medical oncologist Walid Shaib, MD and nuclear medicine physician Erin Grady, MD. The discussion will cover neuroendocrine tumor risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options, including clinical trials.
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March 4 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Student Rotation Talks: K.M. Tanim, Gianna Branella, Abeer Butt, and Lenore Monterroza

March 6 - Grand Rounds
Nabil Saba, MD, FACP - "Head & Neck Cancer: Innovation in the Immunotherapy Era"

March 6 - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Interest Group
Donghai Liang, PhD - "Use of untargeted high-resolution metabolomics for the identification of metabolic signals and pathways associated with traffic-related air pollution"

March 7 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS - "Pediatric Skull Surgery: Learning from the Past and Looking Toward the Future"

March 7 - Environmental Health Seminar
Aisha S. Dickerson, PhD - "Environmental Neuroepidemiology: Risk Across the Life Course"

March 7 - Biology Seminar Series
Seminar honoring Dr. Gray Crouse's retirement

March 7 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
Joshua B. Rubin, MD, PhD - "What's Good for The Goose Would Have Been Good for The Gander: Sex Differences in Glioblastoma"

March 8 - Symposium
Integrative Oncology Symposium

March 8 - Elkin Lecture
Tom Hei, PhD - "Cannabis, Radiation and Glioblastoma"

March 9 - Symposium
Winship Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium

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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