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November 4, 2019

Boise honored with Winship 5K Professorship

The inaugural Winship 5K Research Professorship was presented to Larry Boise, PhD, Winship multiple myeloma researcher and associate director for education and training, on Oct. 29. The Professorship award is made possible through generous gifts to the Winship 5K and will allow Boise to explore new areas of research that will improve the care of people with cancer.
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Owonikoko named co-leader of DDT Program
Effective Nov. 1, Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR has assumed the role of co-leader of Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Research Program. Owonikoko joins DDT Program Leader Haian Fu, PhD, and succeeds Suresh Ramalingam, MD in serving as this program's co-leader.
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Winship members recognized for faculty excellence
Dozens of Winship members were honored for achievements in mentoring, research, patient satisfaction, national awards, and promotions at a ceremony held Oct. 30. The event capped off Emory University School of Medicine's Faculty Recognitions Week.
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Emory Radiation Oncology ranked second in NIH funding

According to a recent analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) rankings, the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology ranked second nationally for total research funding awarded by the NIH during the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Adiposity may predict survival in Phase I immunotherapy trials
A Winship study, led by senior author Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD and co-first authors Meredith Kline and Dylan Martini, explores the association between types of fat and survival in patients with advanced-stage cancer treated with immunotherapy. The results were published Oct. 24 in the journal Cancer.
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Winship nurses inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
Eleven Emory nurses were inducted as 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing at the annual meeting Oct. 24-26 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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Symposium features Winship lung cancer experts
The 13th annual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium, held Nov. 2, featured a multidisciplinary program of international experts including Winship specialists. Pictured (left to right): Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko, Seth Force, Kristin Higgins, Walter J. Curran, Jr., Neela Natarajan, Jennifer Carlisle, Suresh Ramalingam, Fadlo Khuri, and David Lawson.
Meltzer shares vision for fostering equity and inclusion in leadership
Carolyn Meltzer, MD, chair of the Emory Department of Radiology, presented "Optimizing Equity and Inclusion in Leadership" at a seminar presented jointly by the Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group and Women in Winship on Oct. 31. Pictured Meltzer (center) with (left to right) Drs. Kristin Higgins, Madhu Behera, Larry Boise, and Cynthia Giver.
Meeting highlights research contributions of advanced practitioners
Winship clinicians shared research, including oral presentations and an abstract on Phase I clinical trials, at the annual Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, held Oct. 24-27 in Seattle.
Genomics Core offers cancer-focused solutions
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core is equipped with 10x Genomics products that allow researchers to investigate the body's response to tumors, discover tumor-associated mutations, and uncover mechanisms of acquired resistance to therapy.
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Winship and Aflac to hold "speed data-ing" event
Winship and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center will host Speed Data-ing, an open research discussion and reception for investigators, on Nov. 19 at 4:30pm in Winship's John H. Kauffman Auditorium.
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Seavey Lecture to focus on cancer screening in older adults
Louise Walter, MD will present "Individualizing Cancer Screening in Older Adults" at Medicine Grand Rounds Seavey Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 12 at noon in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.
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Call for proposals: Biolocity innovations
Emory and Georgia Tech's Biolocity program has released its annual request for proposals to fund university biomedical innovations. Consultation meetings are available through Dec. 20.
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Call for proposals: Damon Runyon awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which focuses on high-risk, high-reward science from young investigators, seeks proposals for its Clinical Investigator Award (due Dec. 2) and Physician-Scientist Training Award (due Jan. 7).
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Winship hosts Cars Under the Stars benefit

The Friends of Winship hosted Cars Under the Stars on Sunday, Nov. 4, a benefit for the treatment and research of cancers affecting men at Winship. Among the attendees were event co-chairs Patti Dickey and Roy Mallady and Winship leaders Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr. and Suresh Ramalingam.


Nov. 4 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Rebecca Pentz, PhD - "Research Misconduct and Data Acquisition"

Nov. 4. HERCULES Seminar
Steve Pittard - "Managing Software Projects with Git and Github"

Nov. 4 - Symposium
OncLive State of the Science Summit: Hematologic Malignancies chaired by Sagar Lonial, MD

Nov. 6 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Hao Xie, MD - "Efforts toward the development of novel biomarkers in colorectal cancer"

Nov. 6 - Grand Rounds
Jenny Donovan, PhD, FMedSci - "Why Is Recruitment to Cancer Trials So Difficult? Insights and Solutions from the QuinteT Recruitment Intervention"

Nov. 7 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Gilbert Rivers Upchurch, Jr., MD - "The Joy of Discovery"

Nov. 7 - Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program Meeting
M. Celeste Simon, PhD - "Hypoxia, Metabolism, and Tumor Progression"

Nov. 8 - Bake Sale
Bake Sale benefiting the Winship Holiday Patient & Family Adoption Program

Nov. 8 - Lymphoid Malignancy Conference
Mark Levis, MD, PhD - "Applying the Latest Clinical Advances and Treatment Strategies in High-Risk and Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia"

Nov. 8 - Elkin Lecture
Taro Hitosugi, PhD - "Aberrant PTMs and Imbalanced Metabolism in Cancer"

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