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August 17, 2020

Emory President Fenves tours Winship

On Aug. 13, Emory President Gregory L. Fenves took time during his second week in office to visit Winship’s Clifton campus, meet with Winship leaders, visit research labs, and tour the Phase I Clinical Trials Unit in the Emory University Hospital Tower. Pictured: Winship Executive Director Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, and Emory President Fenves.
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Nease pledges $1 million gift for Winship breast cancer research
Brenda Nease, breast cancer survivor and member of the Winship Advisory Board, is making a $1 million pledge to support innovative breast cancer research at Winship. Expanding on previous gifts to Winship, Nease’s new pledge focuses on a research project exploring new pathways in breast cancer metastasis and on Winship’s portfolio of breast cancer clinical trials.
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Coach Vince and Barbara Dooley want you on our team!
Georgia football legends Vince and Barbara Dooley are longtime supporters of the Winship Win the Fight 5K, having served as Grand Marshals for the event in 2012 and 2013. Hear from the Dooleys about their commitment to supporting cancer research at Winship and why they'll be participating in the virtual Winship 5K from Sept. 26 - Oct. 3.
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Winship Invest$ names pilot grant recipients

Ten Winship investigators will receive $600,000 in funding for new cancer research projects through the peer-reviewed Winship Invest$ program. This cycle's selected proposals span community outreach and engagement, gastrointestinal cancer, investigator-initiated clinical trials, and team science-based research.
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Seasonal flu vaccinations don’t 'stick' long-term in bone marrow
A study published in Science provides insights into why the boost in immunity from seasonal flu vaccination lasts for months but not years. The research team, led by Rafi Ahmed, PhD, worked in collaboration with Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD to obtain bone marrow samples for the study.
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Porter receives grant for Consortium for Childhood Cancer Predisposition
Christopher Porter, MD has received a $400,000 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to lead the Consortium for Childhood Cancer Predisposition, which comprises seven institutions. Collaborators include Madhu Behera, PhD and the Winship Research Informatics Shared Resource.
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Dreaden receives St. Baldrick's Foundation research grant
Erik Dreaden, PhD has received a research grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to advance therapeutics for childhood leukemia. The project aims to further improve the strength and durability of responses to a promising class of immunotherapy drugs.
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Winship celebrates National Dosimetrist Day
Medical dosimetrists are responsible for creating radiation therapy treatment plans for patients. On National Dosimetrist Day on Aug. 19, Winship will honor their vital role in patient care. Pictured: Winship dosimetrist Tosin Kayode, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD from the Department of Radiation Oncology.
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Shared Resource Spotlight: Cancer Animal Models

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Cancer Animal Models Shared Resource specializes in mouse-focused animal model development. Service highlights include GEMM, xenograft, and PDX models; tumor induction and monitoring; optical fluorescent and bioluminescent imaging; drug delivery and tumor measurement; and a new state-of-the-art Small Animal Radiation Therapy (SmART+) platform.
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August 18 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN - "To Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Survivorship Using Technology"

August 18 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting (via Zoom)
Andrew Hong, MD - "Genomic Insights of Renal Medullary Carcinoma” & Xu Ji, PhD, MSPH - "Y Health Services Research on Pediatric/AYA Cancer and Cancer Survivorship"

August 19 - No Grand Rounds

August 20 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Colleen S. Kraft, MD - "Infectious Disease Diagnostics in 2020"

August 21- Webinar
2020 Winship 5K Virtual Kickoff

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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