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August 24, 2020

Winship names oncology nursing award recipients

Omoye Ehizuelen BSN, RN, Cara DeBenedictis, RN, BSN, and Laura German Horne BSN, RN, OCN have been named as the 2020 recipients of the Sabrina Williams Oncology Nursing Education Award and the Katie Ferraris Taylor Oncology Nursing Fund Award. Each award was established by the families of Winship patients to help Winship nurses pursue educational and career goals.
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Dane Peterson named president of Emory Healthcare
Dane Peterson, chief operating officer (COO) of Emory Healthcare, has been named president of Emory Healthcare, effective September 1. He will retain his current title and position as COO, along with his new position of president.
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Winship Win the Fight 5K holds virtual kickoff event
Winship 5K team captains, participants, and sponsors participated in a virtual kickoff on Aug. 21, which included remarks from Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Rick Reynolds, and Elizabeth Ames. This year's virtual Winship 5K will take place Sept. 26 - Oct. 3.
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Hartman receives R01 for nutrition study
Terry Hartman, PhD, MPH, RD has received a National Cancer Institute R01 grant for the project, “Fiber-rich foods to treat obesity and prevent colon cancer.” The 12-month randomized clinical trial will provide participants pre-portioned high-fiber entrées and strategic nutritional instruction. Co-investigators are Drs. Dana Flanders, Tom Ziegler, and Jennifer Christie.
Lerit receives R01 to study centrosome regulation
Dorothy Lerit, PhD has received an R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support her work in post-translational mechanisms of centrosome regulation. Centrosome deregulation is the leading cause of heritable microcephaly and is considered a key driver and prognostic marker of cancer.
Eun-Ok Im selected for Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award
Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN has received the Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Im will be recognized during the council’s 2020 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, a virtual event taking place on Sept. 17.
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Surgical oncology specialists featured at international conference
The Surgical Oncology Society's International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care was held online Aug. 17-18. Kenneth Cardona, MD moderated two sessions on sarcoma, and Rachel Lee, MD, MPH presented research on novel risk scores to guide treatment decisions.
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Sudmeier receives RSNA research grant
Lisa Sudmeier, MD, PhD has received a Resident/Fellow Research Grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation. The grant provides $30,000 in funding and will support Sudmeier’s project, “Characterization of Cd8+ T-cells in Brain Metastases and Correlation with Response to Stereotactic Radiosurgery.”
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Hudson receives K99/R00 award
William Hudson, PhD has received a five-year K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award provides two years of postdoctoral training in the lab of Rafi Ahmed, PhD and three subsequent years of independent funding. The focus of the funding is identifying drug targets to combat T cell exhaustion with the goal of improving cancer immunotherapies.

Shared Resource spotlight: Proteomics

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Emory Integrated Proteomics Shared Resource offers protein analytical services using mass spectrometry for peptide identification, post-translational modifications, isobaric and label-free quantification, and bioinformatic analysis with a turnaround time of less than two weeks.
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McBride to open Elkin Lecture Series
Colleen McBride, PhD will deliver Winship's first virtual Elkin lecture of the fall semester on Aug. 28, with a presentation titled, "Bringing Citizen Voices to Research Across the Cancer Continuum." Winship's Elkin Letcure Series is held on Fridays at 12:15pm.
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Koong to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Aug. 26 with Albert Koong, MD, PhD of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Koong who will present, "Targeting Pancreatic Cancer: Combining Technology with Biology."
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August 24 - IMP & MMG Ethics Seminar Series (via Zoom)
Jeremy Boss, PhD - "Authorship: They won’t let me publish it again!!??"

August 24 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (via Zoom)
Updates on the Lung Cancer SPORE Grant

August 25 - Aflac Research Conference (ARC) Meeting (via Zoom)
Clark Brown, MD, PhD - "Sickle Stroke: Tightening the Grip on Oxygen Delivery" & Craig Castellino, MD - "The Mutant PPM1D Phosphatase is a Therapeutic Target in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)"

August 26 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Albert Koong, MD, PhD, FACR, FASTRO - "Targeting Pancreatic Cancer: Combining Technology with Biology"

August 26 - SOM Racism & Social Justice Webinar Series (via Zoom)
"Intersectionality and Stigma"

August 27 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Rohit Mittal, MD - "It's Just a Burn"

August 28 - Special GDBBS Mental Health Seminar (via Zoom)
Sharon Milgram, PhD - "Mental Health, Resiliency, and Self-Empowerment during your PhD Training"

August 28 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk (via Zoom)
Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD - "Salvage SBRT for Local Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Radiotherapy"

August 28 - Elkin Lecture (via Zoom)
Colleen McBride, PhD - "Bringing Citizen Voices to Research Across the Cancer Continuum"

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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