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June 8, 2020

Emory community unites against racist violence

Thousands of members of the Emory community came together for in-person and virtual events held on June 5 to protest racist violence and recommit to working for a more just future. Pictured: Winship physicians were among the “White Coats for Black Lives” vigil participants who knelt in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of George Floyd and countless other victims of racist violence.
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Winship names prostate cancer pilot grant recipients
Winship Invest$ has announced that seven investigators will receive nearly $200,000 in funding for prostate cancer research pilot grants thanks to contributions from the Dunwoody Country Club Champions Golf Association and the club's John H. Kauffman Prostate Cancer Fundraiser.
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Torres contributes to JCO special series
Mylin Torres, MD and colleagues discuss postmastectomy and regional nodal radiation for breast cancer in a special series of the Journal of Clinical Oncology published on May 22. The series, focused on locoregional management of breast cancer, invited contributions from national thought leaders.
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Curran to kick off Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD will deliver the first virtual Winship Grand Rounds lecture, "Cancer Care and Research in the Time of COVID-19," on June 10. Attendees can participate via Zoom webinar and sign a virtual attendance list to receive CME credit.
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Winship radiation oncology experts host webinar
Drs. Bill Stokes, Kristin Higgins, and Jeff Bradley discussed advances in radiation oncology during the COVID-19 era in a webinar on June 1. The live, interactive discussion included updates for ASTRO and ESTRO head and neck cancer guidelines.
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Langston and Raine featured in Emory Healthcare videos
Emory Healthcare’s #FlattenTheCurveGA video series features some of the providers, including Amelia Langston, MD and Caleb Raine, PA-C from Winship, who are rising to the call to care for and protect the most vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wellness program launches podcast
The Our Stories podcast, an initiative of the Wellness Program of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology (, features interviews with Winship providers on sources of inspiration and strategies for wellness. The podcast was developed by the program's vice chairs, Wendy Baer, MD and Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv.
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Call for abstracts: AACR COVID-19 and Cancer meeting
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will hold a virtual conference, July 20-22, focusing on emerging data in basic, clinical, and epidemiologic research related to COVID-19 and cancer. Presenters include Drs. Anthony Fauci (keynote) and Douglas R. Lowy. Abstracts are due June 9.
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Call for proposals: Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed for early-career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. The two-year, $400,000 award allows for up to two additional years of funding ($800,000 total). Applications are due July 1.
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June 9 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference)
Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD - "Targeting Leukemia Stem Cells by Inducing Bioenergetic Stress" and David Archer, MD - "Sickle Cell Bone Disease"

June 10 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD - "Cancer Care and Research in the Time of COVID-19"

June 12 - Pediatric Research Webinar
COVID-19 Webinar with keynote speakers Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, FASTMH, FAAP and Anne Kimball, MD, MPH

Winship Federal Grant Stream
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
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