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July 27, 2020

Highly invasive lung cancer cells have longer "fingers"

Winship researchers Janna K. Mouw, PhD, Emily Summerbell, PhD, and their colleagues have found that finger-like projections called filopodia drive invasive behavior in a rare subset of lung cancer cells. Their results were published July 24 in Science Advances.
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AACR meeting focuses on COVID-19 and cancer
With a keynote talk by Anthony Fauci, MD, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) COVID-19 and Cancer Virtual Meeting was held July 20-22 and featured prominent voices from the pandemic. The meeting included several new studies from Winship investigators.
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Chang and Caruso receive ASH research training awards
Drs. Andres Chang and Christina Caruso are the recipients of the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Research Training Award for Fellows. The year-long program aims to encourage careers in academic hematology by providing protected research time during training.
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In Remembrance: Douglas Murray, MD

Douglas R. Murray, MD, professor emeritus in the Emory Department of Surgery and former Winship surgical oncologist, died last week due to complications from cancer. Dr. Murray was known as a compassionate physician and an expert in the continuum of surgical and medical strategies for treating melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, head and neck carcinomas, breast carcinoma, and hepatic and gastrointestinal tumors. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be considered to the Judith J. and Douglas R. Murray Surgical Oncology Melanoma Research Fellowship Endowment of Emory University.
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Moghanaki highlighted for VA-PALs lung cancer screening
Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH discusses his work with VA Partnership to Increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) and the GO2 Foundation, and how these and other initiatives are helping veterans learn about and access screening.
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Moore presents at Emory forum on racism and global health
Charles Moore, MD was panelist in a forum on racism and global health hosted by the Emory Global Health Institute and the Emory Urban Health Initiative on July 22. He spoke on racism and implicit bias in medicine.
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Eaton presents at national proton therapy conference
Bree Eaton, MD presented, “The Utilization of Protons for Palliative Radiotherapy and SBRT,” at the National Association for Proton Therapy virtual conference on July 24.
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Henry interviewed on Behind the Microscope podcast
In the July 20 episode of Behind the Microscope, Curtis Henry, PhD shares his experience and advice on finding success and happiness in a career in research.
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Middle school girls learn about big data from Winship researchers
The Citizen Science HD Big Data Academy, led by Drs. Adam Marcus and Theresa Gillespie, finished its second session of the summer on July 17. Now in its 3rd year, the academy uses real data from patients to teach students how to mine huge data sets (big data), a fundamental part of many cancer research projects.
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Summer Scholars awardees named
The 2020 Winship Summer Scholars Research Program announced awards for outstanding faculty lecturers and student presenters. Student awardees, selected by the program co-directors, are Megan Hong, Joanna Andrews, and Amitesh Verma. Faculty awardees, voted on by the students, are Drs. Gregg Orloff, Aneesh Mehta, and Vikas Gupta.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Immune Monitoring

Winship's 11 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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Balch to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds on July 29
Winship virtual Grand Rounds continues via Zoom webinar on July 29 with Glen Balch, MD, MBA. Balch will present, "The Modern Management of Rectal Cancer: Where Are We Now."
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Call for proposals: F99/K00 awards
The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) for 3rd or 4th year PhD students provides up to six years of research support in two phases. Informational webinars will be held Aug. 11 and Aug. 18.
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Guest lecturer Brown to discuss CLL
The Emory Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology will host a Zoom seminar with Jennifer Brown, MD, PhD at noon on July 31. Brown is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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10x Genomics webinar on Aug. 5
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core and 10x Genomics will host a virtual seminar on Aug. 5. Talks by Manoj Bhasin, PhD (pictured) and Nirav Patel, MS will provide an overview of single cell experimental design, sample preparation, multi-dimensional profiling, and bioinformatics approaches.
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July 27 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (via Zoom)
Updates from project and core leaders

July 29 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Glen Balch, MD, MBA - "The Modern Management of Rectal Cancer: Where Are We Now?"

July 30 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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July 31 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Guest Lecture
Jennifer Brown, MD, PhD - "Development of BCR Pathway Inhibitors in CLL"

July 31 - Workshop
Winship K12 Intensive Skill Building and Orientation Workshop (Day 2)

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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