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September 14, 2020

Winship Virtual 5K: Meet Sheba

Sheba Ehteshami could never be in the Winship 5K because she was always getting treatments on Saturdays when the race took place. This year she’s all in for the virtual Winship 5K! Hear about her 13-year journey being treated for a complex bone marrow disease and why she wants to inspire others to get involved.
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Torres named ASCO Advocacy Champion
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Mylin Torres, MD an ASCO Advocacy Champion. The honor recognizes Torres' contributions to educating lawmakers on important policies and ensuring patients with cancer have access to high-quality, equitable care.
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Lin selected for AIDS Malignancy Consortium Fellowship
Jolinta Lin, MD has been selected for a one-year AIDS Malignancy Consortium Domestic Fellowship that will support clinical research in HIV-related malignancies. Lin’s project will focus on patient-reported outcomes during and after treatment for anal cancer.
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Synergy awards support Winship COVID-19 collaborations

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced its latest cycle of Synergy Award recipients. The 10 funded projects, which each relate to the theme of advancing research in the new coronavirus, include Winship investigators Drs. Steven Yeh, Rafi Ahmed, Gelareh Sadigh, Ilana Graetz, Jane Meisel, Kristina Byers, Kate Yeager, Lisa Flowers, Robert Bednarczyk, and Minh Ly Nguyen.
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Ramalingam and Carlisle participate in lung cancer forum
The 5th Annual Young Investigators Forum in Lung Cancer, co-chaired by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Julie Brahmer (Johns Hopkins University), was held virtually Sept. 10-11. Jennifer Carlisle, MD was among those selected to participate in this professional development activity designed for young investigators.
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Winship hematologic oncologists featured at SOHO meeting
Drs. Sagar Lonial, Ajay Nooka, and Jonathon Cohen presented research on multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma at the Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO) eighth annual meeting, held virtually Sept. 9-12. Lonial recently began a two-year term as president and chair of the society.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Immune Monitoring

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Immune Monitoring Shared Resource offers high dimensional mass cytometry access, analysis, consultation, and training for investigators seeking accelerated insights into health and disease.
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McKenzie to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Sept. 16 with Laurie McKenzie, MD of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, who will present, "Oncofertility 2020".
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Zhao to deliver virtual Elkin lecture
Winship virtual Elkin lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Sept. 18 with Yingming Zhao, PhD of the University of Chicago. Zhao will present, "A Family of Metabolism-Sensitive Lysine Acylation Pathways: Biochemistry, Epigenetics and Pathophysiology."
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Call for abstracts: Sex as a Biological Variable Workshop
Hosted by NIH-funded Emory SCORE (Specialized Center of Research Excellence in Sex Differences), the first annual workshop on "How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable in Your Research" will take place virtually on Dec. 2. Abstracts are due Oct. 9.
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Call for proposals: NCI Research Specialist Award
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research Specialist Award supports exceptional career scientists: non-tenure track laboratory staff researchers, core facility managers, and data scientists whose salary is currently supported by NCI-funded grants. Letters of intent are due Dec. 4.
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The physicians and staff of Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital have shown tremendous resilience during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to meeting the daily needs of patients who must continue cancer treatments, including extensive screening measures at the entrances to keep coronavirus out of the clinics, the staff has successfully and quickly recovered from unanticipated events, like flooding in treatments areas and a power outage.
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September 14 - Cancer Biology Seminar (via Zoom)
Rae Hunter - "Investigating mechanisms of B-ALL mediated immune suppression" and Cara Shields - "Polycomb protein BMI1 promotes rhabdomyosarcoma proliferation and constitutes a novel therapeutic target"

September 15 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting (via Zoom)
Anke Huels, PhD, MSc - "Air pollution and health - Can genetics and epigenetics help us to understand the biological mechanisms?"

September 15 - Aflac AiR (Advances in Research) (via Zoom)
Dan Yan, MD, PhD - "MERTK Activation Drives EGFR-Mutated NSCLC Resistant to Osimertinib" - & Sherri Smart, MD, PhD - "Targeting MERTK in Pediatric Bone Sarcomas"

September 16 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Laurie McKenzie, MD - "Oncofertility 2020"

September 17 - Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Program Virtual Retreat
CMB Program Retreat

September 17 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Eric M. Knauer, MD - "Surgical Management of Choledocholithiasis"

September 18 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program (via Zoom)
Robert H Mach, PhD - "PARP-1 Radiotracers for PET Imaging and Small Molecule Targeted Alpha Radiotherapeutics"

September 18 - Elkin Lecture (via Zoom)
Yingming Zhao, PhD - "A Family of Metabolism-Sensitive Lysine Acylation Pathways: Biochemistry, Epigenetics and Pathophysiology"

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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