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March 30, 2020

Winship holds virtual Town Hall on COVID-19

Over 500 participants attended Winship’s virtual Town Hall on March 27. Winship leaders were joined by Emory infectious disease specialist Marybeth Sexton, MD to provide updates on COVID-19 and answer questions from clinical team members. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Sagar Lonial, MD, Melissa Childress, MBA, Marybeth Sexton, MD, and Amelia Langston, MD.

To watch a recording of the Town Hall and find COVID-19-related policies and resources, log in to the Winship intranet with your Emory University or Emory Healthcare credentials.
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Curran joins cancer center directors in letter to President
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD and 97 cancer center directors signed the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ March 23 letter to President Donald Trump about the COVID-19 emergency. The letter urged invoking the Defense Production Act and mobilizing units of the U.S. military to meet the demand for supplies, facilities, and medical personnel.
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital receives Magnet recognition
Emory Johns Creek Hospital has received its first Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most esteemed honor given to a health care organization for nursing excellence and patient outcomes. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is the fourth facility in the Emory Healthcare system to receive this recognition.
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Winship physicians honored on Doctors' Day

In recognition of Doctors' Day on March 30, the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee sent out a call for nominations for doctors across the School of Medicine who go above and beyond. Winship physicians were among the featured faculty. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Drs. David Berkowitz, Kimberly Curseen, Duc (Bobby) Tran, Jr., Fuad El Rassi, Shiyong Li, Bree Eaton, Peter Thompson, and William Blum.
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Winship nurses publish study on peppermint oil
In a study funded by a Daisy Foundation award, Winship nurses found that use of peppermint oil was effective in decreasing the intensity of nausea experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy. The results of the study were published in the April 1 issue of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
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Winship celebrates first APP Fellowship graduates
Christin Lee, NP and Rosie Pruitt, PA-C are the first graduates of Winship's Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship Program. The one-year training experience is designed to equip graduates with the expertise necessary to deliver quality patient care at the top of their licensure.
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Physicians: Vote in the US News 'Best Hospitals' survey
The U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals survey closes March 31. Eligible Doximity members can complete the survey by logging in to or the Doximity mobile app.
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Video: Coping with COVID-19 for patients with cancer
Winship psychiatric oncologist Wendy Baer, MD and manager of spiritual health and community care Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv discussed ways that patients can cope with stress related to COVID-19.
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Call for proposals: WHSC Synergy Awards
The Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Synergy Awards support new collaborative projects (up to $100,000) between the schools, centers, and faculty of the WHSC. Proposals are due April 30.
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Call for proposals: Stand Up To Cancer grants
Stand Up To Cancer seeks proposals to form collaborative teams to explore cancer’s communications among the immune system and the microbiome using organoids and mice. Applications are due June 1.
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March 30 - Cancer Biology Graduate Student Seminar (via Zoom)
Alyssa Duffy - "Effects of PD-L1 blockade on the human myeloid compartment" and Yijian Fan - "Metastasis Model of KRAS/LKB1 Lung Cancer and Identification of Leading Candidates"

April 1 - No Grand Rounds

April 1 - Dissertation Defense
Briana Brown Rackley - "An Integrative Approach to Investigate Treatment-resistant Lung Adenocarcinoma"

April 2 - No Surgical Grand Rounds

April 2 - Multi-institutional Virtual Q&A Panel
"Navigating basic & translational research as a trainee during COVID-19" with Anita Corbett, PhD, Olivia Rissland, PhD, Scott Wilkinson, PhD, Laura White, MS, Derrick Morton, PhD, and Adam Marcus, PhD

April 3 - No 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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