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August 16, 2021

Winship community signs steel beam for new building

Last week, members of the Winship community had the chance to make a permanent mark on the new Winship Emory Midtown building when a steel construction beam traveled to five locations, Aug. 9-12. The beam will be installed later this month during a “topping off” ceremony signifying the completion of a building's structure.
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Wells receives R01 grant for HPV vaccine intervention
Jessica Wells, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, has received an R01 from the National Institute of Nursing Research for the project, “Implementing an evidence-based, multilevel intervention to promote HPV vaccination among HIV positive adults." Three HIV clinics in Georgia will be part of the intervention to reduce HPV-related cancers.
Alese honored with Kern Fellowship
Olatunji Alese, MD, has been named to the inaugural cohort of the Kern Fellowship in Interprofessional Leadership. Co-sponsored by the Woodruff Health Educators Academy and the Kern Foundation, the nine-month program provides leadership development for outstanding early- to mid-career health sciences educators and practitioners.
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Hoang awarded Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship
Kimberly Hoang, MD, has been awarded a Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation. The scholarship supports outstanding early-career female neurosurgeons pursue leadership development opportunities.
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Fox-Goharioon named ICI’s interim technical director
Laura Fox-Goharioon has been named interim technical director for the Integrated Cellular Imaging (ICI) Core, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources. She has been training scientists on advanced research technologies for more than 35 years at Emory and has been a member of the imaging core for the last decade.
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Expert panel releases clinical practice guideline on immunotherapy for breast cancer
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) convened a multidisciplinary panel of experts, including Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, to provide recommendations on immunotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer. The panel's clinical practice guideline was published on Aug. 13 in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.
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Practical advice for mentoring and supporting colleagues in STEM
Drs. Anita Corbett, Jennifer Spangle, and Homa Ghalei share advice on creating and sustaining healthy mentoring relationships in a commentary published Aug. 7 in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. The commentary highlights approaches for supporting colleagues in STEM, with an emphasis on going beyond formal mentoring committees.
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Winship Webinar: Updates in the management of bladder cancer
Drs. Shreyas Joshi and Brendan Browne will discuss recent advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with localized and advanced bladder cancer during a live Winship Webinar at noon on Aug. 20.
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Webinar: Which metastatic breast cancer treatment is right for you?
Jane Meisel, MD, will discuss metastatic breast cancer advances, key tests in determining a treatment plan, and advice for self-advocacy during a Patient Empowerment Network webinar at 1 p.m. on Aug. 24.
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Call for proposals: NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research Specialist Award provides salary support for laboratory and core based scientists who want to pursue cancer research but not serve as independent investigators. Letters of intent are due Oct. 2.
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Slide templates and tools on the Winship intranet
Accessible to Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees and students, the Winship Intranet houses a variety of tools and resources. Visit the "Communications and Branding" section for slide and poster templates, logos, virtual backgrounds, and more.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 63 published over the past week:

Bahlis NJ, Baz R, Harrison SJ, Quach H, Ho SJ, Vangsted AJ, Plesner T, Moreau P, Gibbs SD, Coppola S, Yang X, Al Masud A, Ross JA, Bueno O, Kaufman JL. Phase I Study of Venetoclax Plus Daratumumab and Dexamethasone, With or Without Bortezomib, in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma with and Without t(11;14). Journal of Clinical Oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2021; :JCO2100443. PubMed PMID: 34388020.
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Kurian AW, Abrahamse P, Bondarenko I, Hamilton AS, Deapen D, Gomez SL, Morrow M, Berek JS, Hofer TP, Katz SJ, Ward KC. Association of Genetic Testing Results with Mortality Among Women with Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34373918.
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Miller IC, Zamat A, Sun LK, Phuengkham H, Harris AM, Gamboa L, Yang J, Murad JP, Priceman SJ, Kwong GA. Enhanced intratumoural activity of CAR T cells engineered to produce immunomodulators under photothermal control. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34385695.
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Boyle EM, Rosenthal A, Ghamlouch H, Wang Y, Farmer P, Rutherford M, Ashby C, Bauer M, Johnson SK, Wardell CP, Wang Y, Hoering A, Schinke C, Thanendrarajan S, Zangari M, Barlogie B, Dhodapkar MV, Davies FE, Morgan GJ, van Rhee F, Walker BA. Plasma cells expression from smouldering myeloma to myeloma reveals the importance of the PRC2 complex, cell cycle progression, and the divergent evolutionary pathways within the different molecular subgroups. Leukemia. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34365473.
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August 18 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar (virtual)
µCourse on BioImage Analysis - "Image Segmentation and Analysis Using Fiji"

August 18 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Jolinta Lin, MD - "Anal Cancer and HIV"

August 19 - Dept. of Hematology & Medical Oncology Seminar (virtual option)
Ludimila Cavalcante, MD - "Developmental therapeutics in oncology: An academic/industry perspective"

August 19 - Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH™) Fellowship Presentations (virtual)
Natasha Patterson, M.Div, & Drew Bongiovanni, M.Div

August 19 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual option)
Christopher Filson, MD, MS - "Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer: Role of Genomics and Imaging in the Precision Medicine Era"

August 20 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting (virtual)
David G. Lynn, PhD & Zhexing Wen, PhD - "Prion-Like Low Complexity Domains and Disease Transfection in Human Organoids"

August 20 - Winship Webinar (virtual)
Shreyas Joshi, MD, and Brendan Browne, MD -"Updates in the Management of Bladder Cancer"

August 20 - No Elkin Lecture (on break until September)
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Winship Federal Grant Stream
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
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