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October 12, 2020

Winship and the Atlanta Falcons team up to deliver "Crucial Catch" message

Stephen Szabo, MD talked with quarterback Matt Ryan about the importance of detecting cancer early, part of Winship's partnership with the Atlanta Falcons for October's Crucial Catch campaign. Their conversation and a patient story are featured on the Crucial Catch website. Winship patients were also honored during the Falcons-Panthers game on Oct. 11.
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HPV vaccine promotion: the church as an agent of change
Winship and Emory investigators led a case study of HPV and HPV vaccine perceptions within an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, which could inform future health promotion efforts in other religious settings. The study, published in Social, Science and Medicine, was supported by a supplement to Winship’s Cancer Center Support Grant.
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Sequential therapy with pembrolizumab effective for classical Hodgkin lymphoma
Pamela Allen, MD and colleagues showed that brief pembrolizumab monotherapy followed by AVD was effective and safe in patients with newly diagnosed classical Hodgkin lymphoma, including those with bulky disease. Allen is lead author of the multicenter phase II study published on Sept. 29 in Blood.
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Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium to feature Winship specialists
Chaired by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Taofeek Owonikoko, and Kristin Higgins the virtual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium will be held on Nov. 7. The multidisciplinary program will feature international experts including seven Winship specialists.
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Faculty highlighted during National Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Emory University School of Medicine is highlighting the stories of 10 outstanding faculty members, including Winship members Drs. Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, Lisa Flowers, and Juan Sarmiento.
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Call for nominations: Spirit of Winship award
Nominations are due Oct. 30 for the annual Robert L. "Bobby" Rearden, Jr. Spirit of Winship Award, which recognizes one faculty or staff member and one volunteer who exemplify Winship's culture of caring. Rearden, who passed away in 2015, served on Winship’s External Advisory Board.
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Winship welcomes Fall APP fellows
Julie Caperton, FNP-BC and Kayla Freeman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C are Winship's Fall 2020 Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship Program fellows. The one-year program provides training in hematology, medical oncology, bone marrow transplant, and radiation oncology.
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Zujewski to deliver virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue on Oct. 14 with Jo Anne Zujewski, MD of the National Cancer Institute. Zujewski will present, "The Role of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in 2020."
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Kamm to delivery virtual Elkin lecture
Winship virtual Elkin lectures continue on Oct. 16 with Roger Kamm, PhD of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kamm will present, "Exploring the Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis Using Microfluid Models."
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Winship celebrates National Physician Assistants Week
Physician assistants (PAs) are a vital part of health care teams at Winship and across the nation. Winship celebrates their important work during National PA Week, Oct. 6-12.
Winship celebrates National Pharmacy Week
During National Pharmacy Week Oct. 18-24, Winship honors pharmacists and technicians and their valuable contributions to clinical research and patient care.

Emory flu vaccine marathon runs through Oct. 30

Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees have several options for getting their annual flu shot. Find out about this year's requirements and where to get vaccinated for free.
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October 12 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Georgia Chen, PhD - "Animal study and IACUC regulations"

October 13 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference) (virtual)
Kirsten Williams, MD - "Enhancing and Understanding Immunity and Immune Recovery After HCT"

October 14 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Jo Anne Zujewski - "The Role of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in 2020"

October 15 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
David H. Lawson, MD & Sonali Sadequee, CHHC, RYT 50 - "Waging Hope in Memory of Douglas R. Murray, MD"

October 15 - Learn and Live (Friends of Winship virtual event)
Hilary Cohen, LCSW, OSW-C - "Caregiving"

October 15 - Radiation Oncology Seminar and Chalk Talk (virtual)
Neil Pfister, MD, PhD - "Genomic Screening for Radiation Pathway Discovery" & "Establishing a Research Program for Radiation Pathway Discovery"

October 16 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting (virtual)
Program Seminar

October 16 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Roger Kamm, PhD - "Exploring the Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis Using Microfluid Models"

October 17 - Community Education (virtual)
Living with Melanoma Virtual Patient Symposium

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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