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August 3, 2020

Riney Foundation gives $7.8 million to Winship for multiple myeloma research

The Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation announced a gift of $7.8 million to Winship to fund the Riney Family Multiple Myeloma Research Program Fund. The two-year gift will support fast-tracked research projects at Winship in multiple myeloma, a blood cancer caused by malignant plasma cells that accumulate in the bone marrow.
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Winship ranks among top U.S. cancer programs
Winship is ranked in the top 50 in the United States and number one in Georgia for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report. The annual list was released on July 28.
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Winship investigators to present at ASCO educational meeting
Winship investigators, including Drs. Sagar Lonial and Taofeek Owonikoko, will present research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Education Meeting, Aug. 8-10.
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Winship Virtual 5K: Meet the Thompsons

Like his company, Peach State Freightliner, Jim Thompson and his wife Jane have participated in the Winship 5K since its beginning. After being diagnosed with cancer, the Thompsons are more passionate than ever about raising money for cancer research and they encourage others to go all in on the virtual Winship 5K.
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Sarmiento performs 1000th Whipple procedure
Juan Sarmiento, MD, a member of Winship’s team of GI surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, performed his 1,000th Whipple procedure, a complex surgery appropriate for some patients with pancreatic cancer.
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Facebook Live: melanoma and skin cancer
Drs. Benjamin Stoff and Ragi Kudchadkar discussed melanoma and skin cancer in a Facebook Live on July 30. Topics included sun safety, screening and treatment options, and patient care during the pandemic.
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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.
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Wedd and Sellers to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds continues via Zoom webinar on Aug. 5 with Joel Wedd, MD, MPH and Marty Sellers, MD, MPH, who will co-present, "Heptocellular Carcinoma and Multidisciplinary Care."
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Guest lecturer Steensma to share research on clonal hematopoiesis
The Emory Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology will host a Zoom seminar on Aug. 6 with Harvard's David Steensma, MD, who will present, "Clonal hematopoiesis and its clinical consequences."
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Pictured (left to right): Drs. Maria Diab and Anthony Hunter, assistant professors of hematology and medical oncology; Drs. Zach Buchwald, Soumon Rudra, and James Bates, assistant professors of radiation oncology.


August 4 - Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Program Meeting (via Zoom)
Jing Chen, PhD - "Diet, Metabolism, and Cancer"

August 5 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Joel Wedd, MD, MPH and Marty Sellers, MD, MPH - "Heptocellular Carcinoma and Multidisciplinary Care"

August 5 - Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) and 10x Genomics Webinar
EIGC and 10x Genomics Webinar with Manoj Bhasin, PhD, MS

August 6 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
"Bias in Clinical Decision-Making"

August 6 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Guest Lecture
David Steensma, MD - "Clonal hematopoiesis and its clinical consequences"

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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