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October 21, 2019

Falcons honor Winship patients during "Crucial Catch" game

As part of Winship's partnership with the Atlanta Falcons for October's Crucial Catch initiative, a group of Winship patients and caregivers were celebrated during a halftime ceremony at the Oct. 20th Falcons home game. Escorted onto the field by Falcons legends, the honorees included Tamara Mobley, whose story was featured in a video that played throughout Mercedes-Benz stadium.
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Winship technologies selected for Biolocity commercialization funding
Drs. Adam Marcus and Edmund Waller are among the faculty selected to receive support from Biolocity, a Georgia Tech and Emory program that helps innovators bring their technologies to market.
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Bilen receives Prostate Cancer Foundation award
Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD is the recipient of a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation for his project, "Priming the metastatic prostate tumor microenvironment with TLR activation and IL2 to respond to checkpoint blockade."
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Faculty and staff to celebrate Winship at Midtown groundbreaking
Join your colleagues for the faculty and staff Winship at Midtown groundbreaking celebration on Nov. 12, 1-2pm. Hosted by Winship Cancer Institute and Emory University Hospital Midtown, the event will take place at the future site of the new building on Linden Avenue.
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Call for proposals: Peach Bowl LegACy Fund
The Peach Bowl LegACy Fund seeks to accelerate the development of pediatric cancer clinical trials (feasibility, Phase I, Phase II or Phase I/II studies) at Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Applications are due Dec. 2.
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Winship providers honored by patient experience team

Emory Healthcare's patient experience team announced providers who achieved gold, diamond, and platinum level honors based on patient surveys in fiscal year 2019. Honorees include Winship providers (from left, top row) Jonathan Beitler, MD, Sandra Parker, NP, Jolinta Lin, MD, Benjamin Stoff, MD, Suephy Chen, MD; (middle row) Merry Sebelik, MD, Nathaniel Sundholm, SLP, Martha Ryan, NP, Field Willingham, MD, Manu Sancheti, MD; (bottom row) Terrah Paul Olson, MD, Chad Ritenour, MD, David Berkowitz, MD, and Grant Carlson, MD.
Winship and Aflac to host speed data-ing event
Speed Data-ing for Winship and Aflac Investigators, an open research discussion and reception, will be held on Nov. 19 from 4:30 - 6pm in Winship's John H. Kauffman Auditorium.
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Student podcast goes behind the microscope
Emory MD/PhD students Bejan Daeedi, Joe Behnke, Michael Sayegh, and Carey Jansen have launched a new podcast, Behind the Microscope. In the debut episode, Anita Corbett, PhD talks about mentorship, team dynamics, and grant writing.
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Breastival brings free screening and breast health education to Midtown community

The Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship hosted Breastival on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Emory University Hospital Midtown. The free event provides breast cancer screenings, giveaways, and educational activities for members of the community.
Tickets on sale for Cars Under the Stars benefit
Friends of Winship will present Cars Under the Stars on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Emory Clinic Valet Circle. The benefit will feature luxury and antique autos, buffet, open bar, silent auction, and live music.
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Winship community education event to focus on cell therapy
Drs. Kavita Dhodapkar and Jonathon Cohen will discuss cellular therapy research and treatment advances at Friends of Winship's free Learn and Live luncheon on Nov. 13.
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Winship celebrates National Pharmacy Week

In honor of National Pharmacy Week (Oct. 20-26), meet some of the Winship clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work together to oversee medication use to ensure effectiveness, safety, and accuracy. Pictured are members of Winship's pharmacy team from inpatient BMT and leukemia units, multi-disciplinary clinics, infusion centers, and retail pharmacies.


Oct. 21 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Jameson Berry - "Doxorubicin Conjugation to Reovirus Enhances Oncolysis and Immune Activation of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells" and Yixiang Li - "Acetylated KLF5 and TGFß induced prostate cancer drug resistance"

Oct. 23 - Grand Rounds
Conor Steuer, MD - "De-escalation in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Is Now the Time?"

Oct. 24 - Surgical Grand Rounds
John D. Mitchell, MD - "Surgery for Pulmonary Mycobacterial Disease - The Good, The Bad, and Often the Ugly"

Oct. 25 - Elkin Lecture
Deepak Nagrath, PhD - "Metabolic Abnormalities and Mutualism in Tumors"

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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