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November 18, 2019

New Winship at Midtown facility will transform cancer care

Emory University Hospital Midtown and Winship Cancer Institute broke ground Nov. 12 on a new building designed to change the way cancer care is delivered to patients. The 17-story Winship at Midtown facility will put patients at the center of specialized care communities in order to deliver personalized care aligned with Winship's research.
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Ahmed honored by AAMC
Rafi Ahmed, PhD (left), pictured with Jon Lewin, MD, was presented with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences at a ceremony held Nov. 10 during the AAMC Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
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Miller honored with Anna Monika Prize
Andrew H. Miller, MD has been awarded the 2019 Anna Monika Prize. The award recognizes his work on identifying biomarkers and targets on the effects of inflammation on the brain to develop novel treatments for depression.
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Conference focuses on innovating with existing compounds
Hosted by Emory's Center for Affordable Medical Innovation, the Innovating with Existing Drugs and Nutraceuticals Conference was held Nov. 14-15 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Speakers include Drs. Vikas Sukhatme, Jonathan Lewin, Timothy Lash, Haian Fu, Jing Chen, Mark Rapaport, Viraj Master, Jack Arbiser, and Veronika Fedirko.
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Winship physicians lend support to Pakistan cancer center
Drs. Omer Kucuk, Natia Esiashvili, and Mohammad Khan were guests at the Georgia United Against Cancer Gala on Nov. 10 in Atlanta. The global fundraising effort supports Pakistan's Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, led by Faisal Sultan, MD (second from right).
Winship faculty and trainees share research at SITC
Winship investigators presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting held Nov. 6-10 in National Harbor, MD. Carey Jansen, an MD/PhD student in the Kissick lab, received a SITC Travel Award and was one of several Emory trainees also presenting.
Trainees earn travel awards to peptides symposium
Winship trainees from the Waller Lab recently received awards at the Akira Arimura Memorial VIP/PACAP and Related Peptides Symposium held on the UCLA campus November 3-6. Pictured are Yiwen Li and Sruthi Ravindranathan, PhD. A third Winship trainee, Reema Panjwani, is now at medical school in Buffalo.
Winship Gala set for April
Winship will host its sixth black tie Gala fundraiser for cancer research at The St. Regis Atlanta on April 25, 2020. Opportunities to support at the patron level are now available. Tickets go on sale in February.
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Call for abstracts for 2nd annual DDT $hark Tank
The 2nd Annual DDT $hark Tank Competition on January 17, 2020 is sponsored by Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program. Abstracts are due by January 7, 2020 to Antonio Kyler at
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Phase I Unit receives patient satisfaction award

Coming up on its one-year anniversary, the Winship Phase I Clinical Trials Unit has achieved high marks in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction from phase I clinical trial patients. Pictured with the award are members of the phase I clinical team, Winship leaders, and Emory University Hospital leaders.
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2020 Emory Core Day Announced
Save the date! The 2020 Emory Core Day is set for March 19 at the new Emory Student Center. Attendees will learn about shared resources and core facilities available to support their research. Pictured: Members of the Winship Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at the 2019 Emory Core Day.
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Winship Shared Resources hold workshop for trainees
Winship hosted a Shared Resources Workshop for students and trainees on Nov. 13. Pictured: Director of ORIEN Research Projects, Maggie Johns, PhD during the opening presentation at the workshop.
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Nov. 18 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Yixiang Li and Mwangala Akamandisa

Nov. 19 - Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) Core
┬ÁConference and Meet & Greet with Gaurav Joshi, PhD

Nov. 18 - Radiation Oncology Visiting Speaking Seminar
James Bates, MD - "Therapy Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors"

Nov. 19 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Joe Nocera, PhD - "Exercise for Improved Cognitive and Physical Functioning. Implication for Cancer Survivor Therapy?"

Nov. 20 - Grand Rounds
Howard (Skip) Burris III, MD - "Innovative Solutions and Best Practices: Excellence in Cancer Clinical Research"

Nov. 21 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Nathan Klingensmith, MD - "The Microbiome in Surgery: Friend or Foe?"

Nov. 22 - Elkin Lecture
Sharon Pine, PhD - "Biological Influences of Health Disparities in Lung Cancer: Lessons for Precision 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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