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November 23, 2020

Another side to cancer immunotherapy? Emory scientists investigate intratumoral B cells

Investigators from Winship and Emory Vaccine Center found HPV-specific B cells and plasma cells in HPV+ head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, opening the door for future immunotherapy applications. The study was published on Nov. 18 in Nature.
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Winship honors leaders with endowed chairs and professorships
Four faculty members have been honored with an endowed chair or an endowed professorship in recognition and support of their outstanding research and clinical contributions to Winship. Pictured (left to right): Drs. Lawrence Boise, Kenneth Cardona, Amelia Langston, and Adam Marcus.
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2020 Winship Scientific Symposium examines cancer disparities
The 2020 Winship Scientific Symposium, "Addressing Disparities in Cancer Outcomes in Georgia," was held virtually Nov. 16-17. Videos of selected presentations, including the community charge from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, are available to view on-demand.
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Collaborators validate new pediatric disease risk index
Muna Qayed, MD, MS and colleagues from 16 international institutions have developed and validated a pediatric disease risk index for children and adolescents with myeloid or lymphoblastic leukemia undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant. The study was published Nov. 18 in the journal Blood.
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Rural‐urban differences in food acquisition practices
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH and colleagues from the Emory Prevention Research Center and Stanford Prevention Research Center led a national study examining rural-urban differences in food acquisition behaviors and how they may impact obesity. Their findings were published Nov. 17 in the Journal of Rural Health.
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Winship specialists speak at Sisters by Choice symposium
Drs. Lea Gilliland, Karen Godette, and Xiaoxian Li presented at the Sisters by Choice 30th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Virtual Symposium, a free educational event held on Nov. 21 in partnership with Emory School of Medicine.
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Resilience and wellness resources for the holidays
Emory Healthcare's resilience and wellness resources include free online classes and offerings to enjoy over the holidays. Take a self-paced yoga, meditation or painting class or a try a healthy recipe selected by Emory Healthcare's food and nutrition team.
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Call for proposals: Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Clinical Investigator Award provides $600,000 in funding over three years to support young physician-scientists. Emory's Faculty Review Committee will select five applicants to submit a full proposal. Letters of intent are due Dec. 8.
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Call for proposals: Winship K12 Training Program
The Winship K12 Clinical Oncology Training Program supports clinician-investigators in the conduct of therapeutic cancer clinical research. K12 Scholars will receive protected research time, mentored training, and substantial salary support. Letters of intent are due Jan. 4, 2021.
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November 23 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Emily Greene & Jamie Hamilton

November 23 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Katerina Politi, PhD

November 24 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference) (virtual)
Sharon Castellino, MD, MSc - "Novel Questions and Approaches in Hodgkin Lymphoma" & Edwin Horwitz, MD, PhD - "A Primer on Immune Recovery after BMT"

November 25 - No Grand Rounds (Thanksgiving holiday)
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November 26 - No Surgical Grand Rounds (Thanksgiving holiday)
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November 27 - No Elkin Lecture (Thanksgiving holiday)
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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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