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September 8, 2020
 
 
 

Winship Virtual 5K: Meet the Rosses

The virtual Winship Win the Fight 5K is just weeks away. Winship cancer survivors Bari and Charlie Ross explain their deep commitment to Winship and why they’re in this year’s virtual Winship 5K. Visit the website to register, see more inspiring videos, and learn about participating virtually.
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Clinical trial leads to FDA approval of thyroid cancer treatment
An international Phase I-II clinical trial evaluated at Winship has led to FDA approval of selpercatinib to treat RET-altered thyroid cancers. The results of the study, co-authored by Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, were published on Aug. 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Bradley celebrated as Keller distinguished professor
Jeffrey Bradley, MD was celebrated as the James W. Keller Distinguished Professor in Radiation Oncology on Aug. 31. The virtual ceremony included remarks from Bradley as well as Drs. Jan Love, Deborah Watkins Bruner, Walter J. Curran, Jr., and James W. Keller.
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Cooper to present Morgan Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Max Cooper, PhD will deliver the 2020 John F. Morgan, Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture virtually at 6pm on Sept. 8, titled “How Did Our Immune System Evolve?”
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Ahmed to present at Cancer Immunology meeting
Rafi Ahmed, PhD will present "T Cell Lifestyle in Cancer: Implications for Immunotherapy" at Winship's Cancer Immunology Research Program meeting at noon on Sept. 10.
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Video: communities of color urged to get screened for colon cancer
Jennifer Christie, MD discussed colorectal cancer in a segment that aired on FOX 5 Atlanta on Sept. 1, days after actor Chadwick Boseman died of the disease.
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Georgia Blood Cancer Conference to feature Winship specialists
Drs. Martha Arellano, William Blum, and Wendy Baer will discuss research, treatment, and survivorship at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Virtual Georgia Blood Cancer Conference, a free community event on Sept. 26.
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Shared Resource spotlight: Imaging

Winship's 11 shared resources offer advanced technologies and services to support cancer researchers. The Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource provides cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy imaging including confocal, spinning-disk, multi-photon, widefield, super-resolution, and light sheet, with live cell available on all types. Assistance and training is offered at all stages, from bench to publication, including a wide variety of quantitative data analyses and visualizations. Contact the core for a free consultation or a tailored presentation for your group or department.
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Report highlights faculty advancement, leadership and inclusion
Emory University School of Medicine's Office of Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership and Inclusion has issued an annual report, which highlights faculty advancement, diversity, equity & inclusion, and wellness programs from its first year of operation.
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Davis to deliver virtual Elkin lecture
Winship virtual Elkin lectures continue via Zoom webinar on Sept. 11 with Anthony Davis, PhD of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Davis will present, "The DNA-PK Complex Dictates the Immediate Response to DNA Double Strand Breaks." Winship's Elkin Lecture Series is held on Fridays at 12:15pm.
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EIGC to host seminar on Tapestri Platform
Join the Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) and Mission Bio on Sept.18 at 10am to learn about different applications of the Tapestri Platform. This technology enables co-detection of SNVs, CNVs, and proteins from the same cell using a single workflow, allowing for deeper insight into systems biology and patterns of tumor/clonal evolution, therapy response, and resistance.
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Call for proposals: Emory Accelerator Grants
The Biological Discoveries Through Chemical Innovations (BDCI) program aims to promote basic research across Emory by supporting the translation of biological insights to chemical tools and the utilization of those tools to accelerate understanding of disease mechanisms. Up to five Accelerator pilot grants will be funded at $40,000 each. Applications are due Oct. 30.
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Joan Cain, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Sunil Dutta, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
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Jade Jones, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Vikram Narayan, MD
Assistant Professor, Urology
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Bassel Nazha, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Edjah Nduom, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
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Ruth Sacks, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Nikhil Sebastian, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
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Sibo Tian, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
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Jiahan Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
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September 8 - John F. Morgan, Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Max D. Cooper, MD - "How Did Our Immune System Evolve?"
 
 
 

September 9 - Grand Rounds
Critical Updates in Clinical Research
 
 
 

September 10 - Cancer Immunology (CI) Program Meeting
Rafi Ahmed, PhD - "T Cell Lifestyle in Cancer: Implications for Immunotherapy"
 
 
 

September 10 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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September 11 - Elkin Lecture
Anthony Davis, PhD - "The DNA-PK Complex Dictates the Immediate Response to DNA Double Strand Breaks"
 
 
 

 
 
 
     
 
 
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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