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April 5, 2021

Winship investigators to share latest cancer advances at virtual AACR

Winship investigators will present new findings, ranging from cancer health disparities to clinical trials of novel immunotherapies, at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, taking place virtually April 10-15 and May 17-21. The annual meeting covers the latest discoveries in cancer research and highlights the work of experts from institutions all over the world. (Image courtesy of AACR)
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Emory’s graduate, professional schools ranked among best by U.S. News
Emory University’s graduate and professional schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released today in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.
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Lymphoma specialists receive LRF grants
Pamela Allen, MD, MS, and hematology/oncology fellow Jason Romancik, MD, have been awarded grants from the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Allen received the Clinical Investigator Career Development Award, and Romancik was selected for the Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program.
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Escoffery to deliver presidential address at SOPHE conference
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference, April 6-9, will feature a presidential address from Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, “Advancing Implementation Science with a Health Equity Perspective."
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SITC webinar focuses on immunotherapy for multiple myeloma
Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS will moderate, “Case Studies in Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma,” part of an advanced webinar series hosted by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), on June 16.
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Emory physicians honored on Doctors' Day
In recognition of Doctors' Day on March 30, the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee sent out a call for nominations for doctors across the School of Medicine who go above and beyond. More than two dozen Winship physicians were among the featured faculty.
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McDaniel appointed to new Winship nurse leadership role
Donna McDaniel, RN, MN, OCN will become the specialty director of oncology for the Winship at Emory Johns Creek and Buford campuses, beginning this summer. McDaniel, who joined Winship in 2002, has served in this role for the Winship Clifton campus since 2017.
American Cancer Society to host research symposia series
The American Cancer Society is hosting a series of mini-symposia on the epithelial–mesenchymal transition, engineered effector cells for immunotherapy, and other cancer research topics. All mini-symposia will feature a “3 short talks and a Q&A” format, with an emphasis on promoting a rich discussion among participants.
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Updated meeting and gathering protocols
Emory is now operating under “yellow” conditions, allowing for greater university activity, while still requiring strict adherence to infection prevention measures. Meetings in Winship Building C remain limited to attendees who work in the building. Requests to book Winship conference rooms, including the Kauffman Auditorium, can be made in 25Live for review.
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What's new in the Winship DATA Shared Resource

The Winship DATA (Data and Technology Applications) Shared Resource, previously known as Winship Research Informatics, specializes in database design and management, informatics support, clinical data abstraction/collection, custom software development, and provides support for grants, manuscripts, and abstracts. The new name reflects a comprehensive focus on data acquisition, management and analysis, distribution, and maintenance in support of scientific research at Winship. Contact Winship DATA to learn more about available technologies and services.
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Below are three selected Winship publications out of 62 published over the past week:

Minten EV, Kapoor-Vazirani P, Li C, Zhang H, Balakrishnan K, Yu DS. SIRT2 promotes BRCA1-BARD1 heterodimerization through deacetylation. Cell Reports. 2021; 34(13):108921. PubMed PMID: 33789098.
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Sadigh G, Gray RJ, Sparano JA, Yanez B, Garcia SF, Timsina LR, Sledge GW, Cella D, Wagner LI, Carlos RC. Breast cancer patients' insurance status and residence zip code correlate with early discontinuation of endocrine therapy: An analysis of the ECOG-ACRIN TAILORx trial. Cancer. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33793979.
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Price MJ, Scharer CD, Kania AK, Randall TD, Boss JM. Conserved Epigenetic Programming and Enhanced Heme Metabolism Drive Memory B Cell Reactivation. Journal of Immunology (Baltimore, Md.: 1950). 2021; 206(7):1493-1504. PubMed PMID: 33627377; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7988296.
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April 5 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Aashis Thapa, Ewelina Sobierajska

April 6 - AiR (Advances in Research) Meeting (virtual)
Glaivy Batsuli, MD - "Targeting Site-Specific N-Glycans to Augment the Immune Response to Factor VIII" & Wenchun Chen, PhD - "GPIbα trigger domain exposure-mediated platelet clearance signals can be disrupted by inhibiting GPIbb with Ram.1"

April 6 - Cancer Immunology Program Meeting (virtual)
Sarwish Rafiq, PhD - "Improving CAR T cell efficacy against hematological and solid malignancies"

April 6 - Radiation Oncology Seminar and Chalk Talk (virtual)
Cornelius Taabazuing, PhD - "Proteolytic regulation of pyroptosis"

April 7 - No Grand Rounds
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April 8 - Emory ECHO Webinar (virtual)
"COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations for Immunocompromised Populations"

April 8 - Thursdays at Three Research Webinar Series (virtual)
"Changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support"

April 8 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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April 9 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Iswar Hariharan, PhD, MBBS - "Studies of Growth and Regeneration Using Genetics and Single-Cell Transcriptomics"

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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Emory School of Medicine Bridge Funding Program
Due: April 15, 2021

U.S. Department of Defense: Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Due: May 20 - September 8, 2021

NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Grants
Due: June 8 & November 17, 2021

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