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August 31, 2020

Winship virtual 5K is less than one month away

The Winship Win the Fight 5K Walk/Run, an event hosted on the Emory University campus for the last nine years, will be held virtually this year with a week-long series of events beginning on Sept. 26 and culminating with a celebratory program on Oct. 3.
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Pandemic resource allocation impacts patients with cancer
Winship investigators highlight the need for health care systems to carefully consider how they classify patients with advanced cancer when allocating health care resources during a pandemic. Their recommendations were published on Aug. 27 in The Oncologist.
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Update on the immune landscape in lung and head and neck cancers
Drs. Jennifer Carlisle, Conor Steuer, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Nabil Saba provide an overview of the current immune landscape and future directions in lung cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The review was published on Aug. 25 in CA: A Journal for Cancer Clinicians.
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Beitler to retire from Emory
Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA will retire from Emory on Aug. 31. Beitler, a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, joined the faculty in 2007 and specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, lung cancer, and thyroid cancer. He has served on a number of national committees focused on advancing clinical care, research, and training.
Wang to retire from Emory
Ya Wang, MD, PhD will retire from Emory on Sept. 1. Wang, a professor and director of experimental radiation oncology in the Department of Radiation Oncology, joined the faculty in 2008. Her research, which has led to significant advances in the field, has focused on elucidating the mechanism by which mammalian cells respond to DNA double strand breaks.
Bradley to be honored with Keller distinguished professorship
Jeffrey Bradley, MD will be honored with the James W. Keller Distinguished Professorship in Radiation Oncology in a virtual ceremony on Aug. 31 at 5pm. Keller retired as an Emory emeritus professor in 2011 after serving on the faculty of both the Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
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Johnson leads health disparities session at SLEEP meeting
Dayna Johnson, PhD, MPH, MSW, MS was a presenter and chair for the session “Novel Approaches to Understanding Complex Determinants of Disparities in Sleep Health,” at the 2020 SLEEP Meeting, held virtually Aug. 27-30. SLEEP is the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Cancer Tissue and Pathology

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource offers comprehensive histopathologic and tissue services including procurement, distribution, and processing of quality-assured human cancer specimens for research.
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Childress presents at Becker’s Forum
Melissa Childress, MBA was a featured speaker at the Becker's Healthcare Oncology Virtual Forum on Aug. 25. Childress participated in a panel discussion, "How top cancer programs define and align around their goals," which is available for viewing on demand.
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DDHO presentations available online
Presentations from Winship's 2020 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology are accessible online at no cost. The interactive virtual conference, held July 16-18, featured nearly 50 expert faculty who specialize in breast, lung, colorectal, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other cancers.
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Call for nominations: SOM Researcher Appreciation Day
In honor of SOM Researcher Appreciation Day on Sept. 30, the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee is seeking nominations for faculty members who are making a difference in their field. Nominations are due Sept. 8.
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Call for nominations: Szent-Györgyi Prize
The National Foundation for Cancer Research's Szent-Györgyi Prize honors scientists who have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding, which has had a lasting impact on the cancer field and a direct impact in saving lives. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 15.
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Linac room walls installed at Winship at Emory Midtown

Winship at Emory Midtown reached a milestone earlier this month with the installation of the linear accelerator (or linac) room walls. The new building, which launched with a groundbreaking ceremony in November 2019, is uniquely designed to deliver personalized care aligned with Winship's innovative cancer research.
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August 31 - Ceremony (via Zoom)
James W. Keller Distinguished Professorship in Radiation Oncology honoring Jeffrey Bradley, MD

August 31 - IMP & MMG Ethics Seminar Series (via Zoom)
Mandy Ford, PhD - "Usage of Animals in Research"

September 1 - Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Seminar (via Zoom)
Ralph J. Garippa, PhD - "Functional Genomics as an Entry Point for Conducting Cellular and Chemical Biology in Three Dimensions"

September 2 - No Grand Rounds
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September 2 - SOM Racism & Social Justice Webinar Series
"Racial Trauma"

September 3 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Matthew Perez, MD - "Contemporary Management of Advanced Locoregional Melanoma: Infuse, Inject, or Infect?"

September 4 - No Elkin Lecture
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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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