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October 5, 2020
 
 
 

Virtual Winship 5K raises over $650,000 (and counting!) for cancer research

The 2020 Winship Win the Fight 5K concluded a week of virtual activities with a celebratory program on Oct. 3, featuring Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, WSB-TV reporter Mark Winne, Emory leaders, and Winship cancer survivors. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the virtual event that has raised more than $650,000 to date for cancer research. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 4. Pictured: members of Team Hardin, who have raised nearly $8,000 so far, held a socially-distanced run/walk on Emory's Oxford College campus.
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Kalinsky joins Winship as director of the Glenn Family Breast Center
Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS will join Winship on Nov. 9 as director of its Glenn Family Breast Center and as associate professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Kalinsky comes to Winship from New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
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Hammer-McLaughlin named Winship executive director of development
Irene Hammer-McLaughlin will join Winship on Oct. 5 as executive director of development. Hammer-McLaughlin will lead a team that was responsible for raising more than $29 million in philanthropic donations for Winship during the fiscal year ending in August.
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Winship teams up with the Atlanta Falcons for “Crucial Catch” Month

The Atlanta Falcons, in partnership with Winship and Emory Healthcare, have launched a month-long initiative to encourage early detection and risk reduction efforts for multiple cancer types. Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons will play this year’s “Crucial Catch” game on Oct. 11, which will include a tribute to Winship patients.
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Low-dose radiation may improve outcomes for select patients with COVID‐19
Winship researchers report preliminary safety outcomes for patients treated with low‐dose lung irradiation for COVID‐19 pneumonia. Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD is principal investigator and senior author of the clinical trial published Sept. 28 in Cancer.
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El-Rayes presents at virtual NET symposium
Bassel El-Rayes, MD gave an oral presentation, “Preliminary Safety, PK/PD, and Antitumor Activity of XmAb18087, an SSTR2 x CD3 Bispecific Antibody, in Patients with Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors," at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society’s Multidisciplinary NET Medical Virtual Symposium, Oct. 2-3.
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Winship investigators honored on Research Appreciation Day

In recognition of Researcher Appreciation Day, the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee honored faculty for their groundbreaking research, development of new technologies, and continued pursuit of novel and innovative ideas. Pictured (left to right, from top row): Drs. Sharon Castellino, Victor Corces, Jennifer Felger, Kimberly Hoang, Dio Kavalieratos, Dorothy Lerit, John Nickerson, Chrystal Paulos, Cassandra Quave, Renee Read, Vinita Singh, and David Yu.
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Faculty and staff support colleagues impacted by Beirut explosion
Following the explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4, Winship joined efforts to support colleagues and alumni from the American University of Beirut (AUB), whose medical center treated many of those injured in the blast. Pictured: Drs. Walter J. Curran, Jr. and Sagar Lonial, with AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri, MD (center) in 2019.
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Emory Johns Creek opens new interventional radiology suite
Emory Johns Creek Hospital celebrated the opening of its second interventional radiology suite on Sept. 23. Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive specialty that uses advanced imaging to treat complex conditions like cardiovascular disease and cancer, and minimize complications.
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Winship gastrointestinal cancer research featured at international meeting
The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology meeting was held virtually Oct. 2-3. Bassel El-Rayes, MD served as a session chair and medical oncology fellow Sandra Kang, MD (pictured) presented a clinical case discussion on EGFR rechallenge.
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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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Connolly to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Oct. 7 with Eileen Connolly, MD, PhD of New York Presbyterian/Columbia University. Connolly will present, "Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Updates and Where Does IORT Fit In?"
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Kharas to present virtual Elkin lecture
Winship virtual Elkin lectures continue via Zoom on Oct. 9 with Michael Kharas, PhD, a cancer biologist from the Molecular Pharmacology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Kharas will present, "RNA regulators and the control of cell fate in the blood."
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October 5 - Cancer Biology Seminar (via Zoom)
Claire Pillsbury - "The role of Siglec-15 in evasion of immune response in acute lymphoblastic leukemia"
 
 
 

October 6 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) Meeting
Lisa Ingerski, PhD - "How are our brain tumor survivors doing? How do we know?" & Soumitri Sil, PhD - "Chronic Sickle Cell Pain: Changes in Pain, Psychosocial Functioning, and Patient & Family Experiences Over Time"
 
 
 

October 7 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Eileen Connolly, MD, PhD - "Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Updates and Where Does IORT Fit In?"
 
 
 

October 8 - Cancer Immunology (CI) Program Meeting
Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH - "Targeting Cytokines to Reinvigorate T cells in Pancreatic Cancer"
 
 
 

October 8 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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October 9 - Elkin Lecture (via Zoom)
Michael Kharas, PhD "RNA regulators and the Control of Cell Fate in the Blood"
 
 
 

 
 
 
     
 
 
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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