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February 3, 2020

Winship Invest$ names pilot grant recipients

Twelve Winship investigators will receive over $750,000 in funding for new cancer research projects through Winship Invest$. The selected proposals include two pilot grants funded in part by contributions from the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust.
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Nooka named medical director of Winship Research Informatics
Ajay Nooka, MD, MPH has been named medical director of the Winship Research Informatics Shared Resource, whose comprehensive services include cohort discovery, data analytics and management, web and mobile app development, clinical annotation for disease specific projects, and access to large national datasets.
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Supercharged reoviruses harnessed against breast cancer
Bernardo Mainou, PhD and colleagues generated two novel reoviruses that, in the presence of infection, can be optimized to infect and kill triple-negative breast cancer cells. The data, first published in the Journal of Virology, was presented by doctoral student Jameson Berry on Jan. 28 at Emory's GDBBS research symposium.
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Graham and Wechsler elected to ASPHO leadership
Drs. Douglas Graham (right) and Daniel Wechsler (left) have been elected to leadership positions on the Board of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). Graham was voted as President-elect and Wechsler was appointed as a Trustee-at-Large for a second three-year term.
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Liotta receives Emory award for internationalization
Dennis Liotta, PhD has been named the winner of the 2019-20 Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization. The award celebrates the achievements of an Emory faculty member whose work contributes to the advancement of the university’s commitment to internationalization.
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Winship to host National Lung Cancer SPORE Workshop in Atlanta

Winship will host the National Lung Cancer SPORE Workshop June 17-18 on the Emory campus. The annual meeting brings together Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) investigators, patient and research advocates, National Cancer Institute representatives, and lung cancer experts from across the U.S. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due May 8.
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Curran presents at UK thoracic oncology meeting
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD presented research on state-of-the-art radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer at the British Thoracic Oncology Group Annual Conference, held Jan. 29-31 in Dublin, Ireland.
Winship melanoma specialists hold retreat
Winship clinicians and researchers held a retreat on Jan. 24 focused on collaborating to improve the care and experience of patients with melanoma in the region. The participants, who ranged from trainees to professors, represented nearly a dozen Emory departments and centers.

Shared Resource spotlight: Immune Monitoring

Winship's 10 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Immune Monitoring Shared Resource offers high dimensional mass cytometry access, analysis, consultation, and training for investigators seeking accelerated insights into health and disease.
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Registration opens for Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
The 12th Annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium will be held March 20-21 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The program, designed around the theme "Leadership and Resilience in Oncologic Nursing," includes a keynote talk from Emory Healthcare's Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN.
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Winship volunteer receives Creativity & Arts award
Winship Arts in Health volunteer Katherine Lyons was honored by the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts on Jan. 23. The Creativity & Arts awards are presented annually to community members who support development, accessibility, inclusion, and innovation in the arts.
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Rimsza to deliver annual Puri Lecture on Feb. 7
The 5th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture will be held Feb. 7 at noon in Winship's Kauffman Auditorium. Speaker Lisa Rimsza, MD from Mayo Clinic Arizona will discuss biologically-defined diagnostics and prognostics in mantle cell lymphoma. Pictured: Puri (left) and Rimsza.
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Winship celebrates National Women Physicians Day
Winship is celebrating National Women Physicians Day on Feb. 3, the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. Pictured: Winship physicians at the weekly breast tumor board meeting on the Grady campus.


Feb. 3 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Student Rotation Talks

Feb. 4 - Emory Integrated Genomics Core Seminar
"Droplet Digital PCR"

Feb. 4 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
G. Aaron Hobbs, PhD - "KRAS mutation-specific effector signaling differentially regulates pancreatic cancer cell metabolism"

Feb. 5 - Grand Rounds
Therese Mulvey, MD, FASCO - "Improving Care Delivery - From Process Metrics to Outcomes"

Feb. 6 - Surgical Grand Rounds
Stacy Coulthard, MD - "A Gut Feeling: The Effects of Surgery on the Gut-Brain Axis"

Feb. 6 - Radiation Oncology Presentation
Pierre Billon, PhD - "Deploying Genome Editing Technologies to Study and Control the Cellular Response to DNA Damage"

Feb. 6 - Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Research Program Meeting
Eliver Ghosn, PhD - "On the Origin of Tissue-Resident (Vs. Infiltrating) Immune Cells”

Feb. 7 - Radiation Oncology Chalk Talk
Pierre Billon, PhD - "Deploying Genome Editing Technologies to Study and Control the Cellular Response to DNA Damage"

Feb. 7 - 5th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture (in lieu of Elkin Lecture)
Lisa M. Rimsza, MD - "Mantle Cell Lymphoma: A Quest for Biologically Defined Diagnostics and Prognostics"

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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