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July 20, 2020

Winship affiliate launches marketing campaign

Winship Cancer Network affiliate Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is launching "More Voices, More Victories," a multi-faceted marketing campaign showcasing the collaboration with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. The campaign will run across a combination of traditional media including print, TV and radio, as well as digital media starting in July 2020.
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New R01 supports study of SAMHD1 for breast cancer control
Drs. David Yu and Baek Kim have received an R01 from the National Cancer Institute titled, “Elucidating SAMHD1 in DNA Double-strand Break Repair.” The project will develop a proof of concept to target SAMHD1 as a novel therapeutic approach for improving breast cancer control.
Sun receives NCI R01 for c-Myc modulation study
Shi-Yong Sun, PhD has received an R01 from the National Cancer Institute. The project focuses on c-Myc as a target for developing more effective strategies to overcome acquired resistance to AZD9291, an EGFR-inhibitor used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.
Carthon named EUHM service chief
Bradley Carthon, MD, PhD has been appointed service chief of hematology and oncology at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) effective July 1. He previously served as medical director of inpatient medical oncology at Winship's Clifton campus.
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Shanmugam honored with LLS Lexie Clayton Impact Award
Malathy Shanmugam, PhD is the recipient of the Lexie Clayton Impact Award from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Shanmugam was honored during a virtual ceremony on July 18.
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Winship holds virtual Debates and Didactics conference
Course directors Drs. Sagar Lonial and Suresh Ramalingam were among the nearly 50 expert presenters at Winship's virtual Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology, July 16-18. Pictured: breast cancer panelists Drs. Michael Andrews, Cletus Arciero, Jolinta Lin, Jane Meisel, Keerthi Gogineni, and Kevin Kalinsky.
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NRG Oncology meeting features national cancer leaders
Winship faculty led major sessions and presented research during the Semi-Annual Meeting of NRG Oncology, held online July 16-18. Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Winship executive director and NRG Oncology group chairman, introduced NCI Director Norman "Ned" Sharpless, MD, who delivered the keynote address.
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Winship medical physicists present at AAPM
Faculty and residents from the Department of Radiation Oncology presented nearly 25 abstracts at the joint virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, held July 12-16. Xiaofeng Yang, PhD (pictured) received the AAPM John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award.
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Winship celebrates new infusion pharmacy opening
Winship celebrated the opening of a new infusion pharmacy in its ambulatory infusion center on the Clifton campus on July 15. The sterile compounding pharmacy was developed in partnership with frontline staff and with patients to optimize workflows and patient-centered care. Pictured: pharmacy technician Daniel Tharps.
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Shared Resource Spotlight: Pediatrics/Winship Flow Cytometry

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Pediatrics/Winship Flow Cytometry Shared Resource offers high content cell sorting, and analysis by cell size, count, morphology, cytokines, surface or internal proteins and nucleotides by flow and image cytometry.
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Graetz to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds continues on July 22 with Ilana Graetz, PhD, who will present, "Leveraging mHealth and Patient Reported Outcomes to Support Oncology Care." Attendees can participate via Zoom webinar and sign a virtual attendance list to receive continuing medical education (CME) credit.
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Guest lecturer Godley to discuss hematopoietic malignancies
The Emory Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology will host a Zoom seminar with Lucy Godley, MD, PhD at noon on July 24. Godley, the Hospira Foundation Professor of Medicine and a professor of genetics at the University of Chicago, will present “Discovering drivers of hematopoietic malignancies."
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July 21 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting (via Zoom)
Colleen McBride, PhD & Denise Ballard, M.Ed. - "Winship’s Community Outreach & Engagement Planning"

July 21 - Aflac AiR (Advances in Research) (via Zoom)
Brooke Cherven, PhD, MPH, RN, CPON - "Reproductive Health Among Survivors of Childhood Cancer" & Chao Chen, PhD - "Essential Role of Mitochondrial One-Carbon Metabolism in T-Cell Activation and Anti-Tumor Effects"

July 22 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Ilana Graetz, PhD - "Leveraging mHealth and Patient Reported Outcomes to Support Oncology Care"

July 23 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Barbara J. Pettitt, MD - "Virtual Surgery Education: Smackdown the Lockdown!"

July 24 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Guest Lecture
Lucy Godley, MD, PhD - "Discovering drivers of hematopoietic malignancies"

July 24 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk
Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH - "Cancer Analytics with National VA Clinical Data"

July 24 - Workshop
Winship K12 Intensive Skill Building and Orientation Workshop (Day 1)

Winship Federal Grant Stream
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
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