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February 17, 2020

Progress continues on Winship at Midtown facility

The Winship at Midtown facility is heading into its next phase of construction on the campus of Emory University Hospital Midtown. 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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Tsygankov receives NSF CAREER Award
Winship member Denis Tsygankov, PhD has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant will focus on developing an integrative methodology enabling the comprehensive study of coordinated cell behavior, a process that plays a central role in embryonic development, wound healing, and cancer invasion.
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Improving screening uptake among breast cancer survivors and kin
Investigators led by Drs. Joseph Lipscomb and Kevin Ward used data from the Georgia Cancer Registry to test a breast cancer screening intervention for breast cancer survivors and their first-degree relatives. The results of this CDC-supported study were published Feb. 4 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
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Winship launches preceptorship for oncologists from Latin America

Funded by a grant from Pfizer, Inc. to Drs. Taofeek Owonikoko (principal investigator), Keerthi Gogineni and Rebecca Pentz, the Winship Preceptorship for Breast/Lung Oncologists from Latin America program will offer training experiences to early- and mid-career oncologists from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Applications for the program’s inaugural session are due March 13.
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Winship research featured at ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Winship teams presented research at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, Feb. 13-15. Pictured: Drs. Katherine Smith, Mehmet Asim Bilen, and Jacqueline Brown presented five posters at the meeting, including a risk scoring system for African-American patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Lipscomb participates in Universal Cancer Screening Summit
Joseph Lipscomb, PhD joined collaborators for the Universal Cancer Screening Summit, Feb. 3-4, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The group, aided by Lipscomb’s expertise in health economics, is defining a road map to develop and implement a single test that can screen for many different cancers. Pictured: Lipscomb (right) with breakout session colleagues Drs. David Crosby and Robert Smith.

Shared Resource spotlight: Emory Integrated Genomics

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Emory Integrated Genomics Shared Resource offers a CLIA environment with state-of-the-art platforms for Illumina next-gen sequencing, high-density microarrays, targeted enrichment, SNP genotyping, and custom cloning.
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Seminar to explore single cell profiling with 10x Genomics
Join the Emory Integrated Genomics Core on March 18 at 10am in Winship’s Kauffman Auditorium for a seminar on the core’s 10x Genomics capabilities. Representatives from 10x Genomics and Manoj Bhasin, PhD will provide an overview of single cell experimental design, sample preparation, single cell multi-dimensional profiling, and bioinformatics approaches.
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Georgia CTSA to host regional science conference
The Georgia CTSA's Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference will be held Feb. 27-29 at Callaway Resort and Gardens. The conference will feature talks from top researchers across the region, poster sessions, breakout sessions, and multiple opportunities for networking. The deadline to register is Feb. 19.
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Luncheon honors Winship 5K team captains and sponsors
In the last 10 years, the annual Winship Win the Fight 5K has raised over $5.7 million in support of cancer research at Winship. On Feb. 10, Winship held a thank-you luncheon to honor Winship 5K team captains and sponsors. Registration will open in April for the 10th annual Winship 5K set for Saturday, Oct. 3.
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Network affiliate staff visits Emory Proton Therapy Center
Staff from Northeast Georgia Medical Center, the newest Winship Cancer Network affiliate, toured the Emory Proton Therapy Center on Feb. 5. The Winship Cancer Network was formed to improve access to high quality cancer care, cutting-edge research, and patient and provider education in Georgia and the Southeast.
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Feb. 17 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Student Rotation Talks: Maggie Phillips, Sayalee Potdar, Ewelina Sobierajska, Aashis Thapa

Feb. 18 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar
Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS - "Advances in Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Where Are We Going?

Feb. 18 - Friends of Winship Event
"Learn and Live: Advances in Head and Neck Cancer Research and Treatment" with Drs. Nabil Saba and Steven Roser

Feb. 18 - Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting
Shi-Yong Sun, PhD - "Understanding and Managing resistance to third generation EGFR Inhibitors"

Feb. 18 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting
Ilana Graetz, PhD - "Leveraging mHealth to Improve Oncology Care"

Feb. 19 - Grand Rounds
Shari Pilon-Thomas, PhD - "Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells Limit the Efficacy of Adoptive T Cell Therapy"

Feb. 20 - Surgical Grand Rounds
J.C. Thoroughman Visiting Professorship - Nipun B. Merchant, MD - "Shaping the Future of Cancer Care"

Feb. 21 - Elkin Lecture
Lizi Wu, PhD - "Aberrant Activation of CRTC Transcriptional Co-Activators in Human Cancers"

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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