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September 21, 2020

Virtual Winship 5K starts this Saturday

Emory University President Gregory Fenves invites the Emory community to take part in the virtual Winship Win the Fight 5K, which kicks off a week-long series of events this Saturday, Sept. 26 and culminates in a celebratory program the morning of Oct. 3. This unique event supports talent and resources from throughout Emory to advance cancer research.
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Lonial named to list of Giants of Cancer Care
Sagar Lonial, MD has been named to this year's OncLive Giants of Cancer Care® in the myeloma award category. Honorees are recognized for reaching landmark successes within the global field of oncology and their work significantly impacting patient care and research.
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Ramalingam tops list of lung cancer specialists
Suresh Ramalingam, MD has been ranked number one among U.S. physicians who specialize in lung cancer, according to Expertscape, which evaluates experts based on their peer-reviewed publications. Several dozen Winship physicians ranked in the top 0.1% in specialty areas.
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Chen elected to American Thyroid Associate board
Amy Chen, MD, MPH has been elected to the board of directors of the American Thyroid Association. Chen will represent otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons on the board of this professional medical society with over 1,700 members from 70 countries.
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Harvey and Meisel participate in ASCO Advocacy Summit
Drs. R. Donald Harvey and Jane Meisel met virtually with the offices of U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, Sen. David Perdue, and Sen. Kelly Loeffler as part of the 2020 Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Advocacy Summit held Sept. 14-18.
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Forbes highlights Haynes' triple-negative breast cancer research
In an interview with Forbes posted Sept. 17, Karmella Haynes, PhD discusses engineering chromatin proteins to develop novel therapies for triple-negative breast cancer. Haynes will present her research during a session at SynBioBeta 2020, taking place Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.
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Certain PIK3CA-mutated tumors may respond to p110α inhibition
Jennifer Spangle, PhD and colleagues have found that patients with breast and other tumors characterized by PIK3CA C-terminal mutations may derive clinical benefit from p110α-selective inhibitors. Spangle is first author of the study published Sept. 14 in PNAS.
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Winship celebrates National Postdoc Week
Postdoctoral fellows and scholars make significant contributions to U.S. research and discovery. In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 21-25, Winship is honoring postdocs who work tirelessly to advance our understanding of cancer causes, prevention, and treatment.
Social media campaign supports gender equity in medicine
Throughout September, the #HerTimeIsNow social media campaign is promoting gender equity in medicine. Learn more about ordering a #HerTimeIsNow mask and other ways to participate.
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Call for proposals: I3 Research Awards
The Emory University School of Medicine is seeking proposals for its Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Awards. Proposals for the I3 Wow! Research Awards are due Nov. 9. Proposals that address the impact of COVID-19 on Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente Georgia are due Oct. 13.
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Call for nominations: Georgia CTSA presidents' award
The Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science, given by the presidents of the academic institutions of the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), recognizes excellence in multidisciplinary research teams. Nominations are due Oct. 26.
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Baumann Kreuziger to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Sept. 23 with Lisa Baumann Kreuziger, MD, MS of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Baumann Kreuziger will present, "From Catheters to VADS: Understanding Device-Related Thrombosis."
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Mahajan to deliver virtual Elkin lecture
Winship virtual Elkin lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Sept. 25 with Nupam Mahajan, PhD of Washington University in St. Louis. Mahajan will present, "Targeting ACK1 Kinase with Novel Therapeutic R-9b." Winship's Elkin Lecture Series is held on Fridays at 12:15pm.
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Lauren Postlewait, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
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Jill Remick, MD
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September 21 - Cancer Biology Seminar (via Zoom)
Austin Boese - "Role of SUCLA2 in anoikis resistance and tumor metastasis" & Brandon Ware - "Modulation of Tumor Associated Cytokines to Enhance ICI in PDAC"

September 22 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference) (via Zoom)
Manoj Bhasin, PhD - "Single Cell Profiling and Big Data are Revolutionizing Biomarker Discovery and Characterization of Pediatric Cancers"

September 22 - Genetics and Molecular Biology Seminar (via Zoom)
Rameen Beroukhim, MD, PhD - "Structural alterations in cancer"

September 23 - Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Lisa Baumann Kreuziger, MD, MS - "From Catheters to VADS: Understanding Device-Related Thrombosis"

September 23 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk (via Zoom)
"RAS pre- and post-award management"

September 24 - Surgical Grand Rounds (via Zoom)
Theodore M. Johnson II, MD, MPH - "Racism and Structural Change"

September 25 - Elkin Lecture (via Zoom)
Nupam Mahajan, PhD "Targeting ACK1 Kinase with Novel Therapeutic R-9b"

Sept. 26 - Community Education (virtual)
Georgia Blood Cancer Conference - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Winship Federal Grant Stream
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
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