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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Winship Cancer Institute, in coordination with Emory University and Emory Healthcare leadership, is taking all the necessary precautions to screen for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to prevent its potential spread. Please continue to monitor the latest Emory updates and any specific guidance from your leadership teams and departments.
Emory University COVID-19 Updates
Winship multiple myeloma team awarded prestigious LLS grant
Winship’s multiple myeloma team in collaboration with researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $5 million Specialized Center for Research grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
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Manatunga honored with endowed professorship
Winship member Amita Manatunga, PhD has been named as the inaugural Donna J. Brogan Professor in Biostatistics. This endowed professorship recognizes Manatunga’s excellence in teaching and research and honors the legacy of Donna Jean Brogan, PhD, emerita professor.
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Fashion a Cure event raises over $300,00 for cancer research

The 8th annual Friends of Winship Fashion a Cure Fashion Show on March 9 raised over $300,000 to support Winship research on cancers affecting women. Pictured: fashion show model Graeme Buffenbarger and Winship cancer researcher Haydn Kissick, PhD.
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Event cancellations and postponements
Winship is tracking the status of selected events impacted by COVID-19, including Winship Grand Rounds (suspended), Elkin Lecture Series (suspended), Surgical Grand Rounds (suspended), Emory Integrated Genomics Seminar (canceled), Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium (rescheduled), and more.
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Winship hosts Georgia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
Winship hosted the 5th Annual Georgia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Forum on March 12. The program, which focused on current progress and future strategies in the state, included a keynote talk from Robert Smith, PhD, vice president of cancer screening at the American Cancer Society and a Rollins adjunct professor.
Bilen attends advocacy day on Capitol Hill
Mehmet Asim Bilen, MD (right) and colleagues participated in Kidney Cancer Advocacy Days March 9-10 in Washington D.C. The delegation educated policymakers and elected representatives on issues affecting the kidney cancer community.
Saba presents research to Gwinnett oncologists
Nabil Saba, MD presented “Expert Guidance on the Expanding Role of Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)” at Northside Hospital Gwinnett's Oncology Lecture Series on March 12.
Zoom options for Slomovitz lecture
Brian M. Slomovitz, MD, chief of gynecologic oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, will give his vision statement for the Emory Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics on March 17 from 2-3pm.
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Winship colorectal cancer specialists hold Facebook Live
Drs. Christina Wu and Jennifer Christie discussed colorectal cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment during a Facebook Live chat on March 11.
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March 17 - Gynecologic Oncology Lecture (livestream via Zoom)
"Brian Slomovitz, MD Gives His Vision Statement"

March 17 - Canceled: Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting

March 17 - Canceled: Dept. of Hematology and Medical Oncology Basic and Translational Science Division Meeting

March 18 - Canceled: Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk

March 18 - Canceled: 10X Genomics Seminar presented by the Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC)

March 18 - Canceled: Grand Rounds

March 19 - Canceled: Surgical Grand Rounds

March 19 - Postponed: Emory Core Day

March 20 - Canceled: Lymphoid Malignancy Conference with Tycel Phillips, MD

March 20 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting (livestream via Zoom)
Brent D. Weinberg, MD, PhD - "Improving Treatment and Follow-Up of Brain Tumors"

March 20 - Canceled: Elkin Lecture

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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