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October 7, 2019

Winship 5K raises over $767,000 and there's still time to donate!

More than 3,500 runners and walkers and 400 volunteers participated in the 9th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K on Saturday, Oct. 5 and raised money for cancer research at Winship. The fundraising efforts have brought in more than $767,000 so far. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 29.
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Cancer cells can re-use apparent "dead end metabolites"
Winship researchers led by Jing Chen, PhD have discovered that an apparent "dead end metabolite" has a previously unknown function regulating cell growth, which could guide efforts to target cancer cells' warped metabolism with selective drugs. The results were published Oct. 2 in Molecular Cell.
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Woodruff Leadership Academy names 2020 fellows
Melissa Childress, MBA, Shannon Kahn, MD, Adam Marcus, PhD, Akanksha Mehta, MD, and Nabil Saba, MD will represent Winship in the 2020 Woodruff Leadership Academy (WLA), a professional development program within Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
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Winship partners with Atlanta Falcons on "Crucial Catch"

Winship and the Atlanta Falcons are teaming up in October to make a "Crucial Catch" for the prevention and early detection of all types of cancer. Falcons player Matt Bosher is celebrating his mom surviving breast cancer.
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Research leaders attend enterprise-wide retreat
The Office of the Senior Vice President of Research, Deborah Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, hosted the first Enterprise-Wide Research Leadership Retreat, Oct. 3-4, in Serenbe, Ga. Leaders from across the university, including Drs. Kimberly Kerstann, Lanny Liebeskind, Michael Zwick, and Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, engaged in strategy sessions focused on envisioning the future of research, scholarship, and eminence at Emory.
Register: Emory drug and nutraceuticals conference
Hosted by Emory's Center for Affordable Medical Innovation, the Innovating with Existing Drugs and Nutraceuticals Conference will be held Nov. 14-15 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Speakers include Drs. Jonathan Lewin, Vikas Sukhatme, Timothy Lash, Haian Fu, Jing Chen, Mark Rapaport, Viraj Master, Jack Arbiser, and Veronika Fedirko.
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Vu receives F31 NRSA fellowship
Ha Ngan "Milkie" Vu, a PhD student whose dissertation committee members include Drs. Cam Escoffery and Bob Bednarczyk, was recently awarded a three-year F31 NRSA fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to study HPV vaccine uptake in the Vietnamese-American population.
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Myeloma Crowd Round Table to feature Winship specialists
Drs. Craig Hofmeister, Nisha Joseph, and Jonathan Kaufman will present at the Myeloma Crowd Round Table on Oct. 12 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Myeloma Crowd Round Tables provide patients and caregivers updated information to help make informed treatment decisions.
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Genomics core increases subsidy for Winship members
Winship members will now receive a 20% subsidy on Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) services for their cancer-related projects. Services that are outsourced through EIGC will receive a 10% subsidy. All Winship subsidies are subject to change based on available funds.
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Flow Cytometry core to hold open house
The Pediatrics/Winship Flow Cytometry Core, directed by David Archer, PhD, will hold an open house and reception on Oct. 30 from 4-6pm in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium (C5012). Learn about the core's capabilities and subsidies for eligible research projects, and tour one of the core's two Emory locations.
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Churchill Foundation raises funds for kidney cancer research
The Christopher Churchill Foundation hosted its 4th annual golf tournament this summer, raising $25,000 for renal cell carcinoma research at Winship. Pictured: Annette, John and Garrett Churchill with Viraj Master, MD, PhD, a Winship urologist and kidney cancer specialist.
Proton Center to hold open houses for physicians
The Emory Proton Therapy Center will host a series of open houses for physicians specializing in urology, pulmonology, or central nervous system. Each event will include breakfast, a physician-led introduction to the role of proton therapy and comparative benefits, and a tour.
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Call for proposals: Donaldson Charitable Trust Research Synergy Fund
Supported by the Donaldson Charitable Trust Research Synergy Fund, Winship, Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering will fund collaborative team science projects up to $125,000. Applications are due Oct. 14.
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Call for proposals: global health disparities research
New pilot grants from Emory's Office of the Senior Vice President for Research seeks proposals that address the health needs and outcomes disparities among immigrant populations from Emory's designated priority countries (Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, or South Korea) in the state of Georgia. Applications are due Jan. 15.
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Emory kicks off flu vaccine marathon
Faculty and staff can receive a free flu vaccine at multiple locations during Emory's Flu Vaccine Marathon Oct. 1 through Dec. 3. View the schedule to find an upcoming flu vaccine marathon event near you.
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Winship Help Desk streamlines facilities requests
The Winship Facilities Help Desk is an online ticketing system for building occupants to submit and track requests for repairs, badge access, lab maintenance, and other services.
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Oct. 7 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
William Dynan, PhD - "Publication practices: an Editor-in-Chief's perspective"

Oct. 9 - Grand Rounds
Simon Lo, MB, ChB, FACR, FASTRO - "Serious Toxicities from SBRT- How to Navigate Through the Bumpy Skies Safely"

Oct. 11 - Elkin Lecture
Amy Zhang, MD, PhD - "Breast Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy: What Then?"

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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