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August 9, 2021

Make your signature a permanent part of the new Winship Emory Midtown building

Winship invites you to sign the steel beam that will top the new Winship Emory Midtown facility. Faculty, staff, trainees, volunteers, patients, and visitors will have an opportunity to sign the 8-foot steel beam when it travels to five Winship locations from Aug. 9 through Aug. 12. The signed beam will be installed later this month during a “topping off” ceremony, a construction milestone signifying the completion of a building's structure.
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Wan joins Emory and Winship as renowned cancer biologist
Yong Wan, PhD, an internationally recognized cancer biologist, has joined Winship as a professor in Emory's Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. He will serve as director for basic research for the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship and will hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
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Sebelik named to Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Merry Sebelik, MD, has been named a member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, a distinction recognizing preeminent surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to advancing the science and practice of surgical education. Sebelik and fellow new members will be honored during a virtual induction ceremony on Oct. 15.
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Winship teams awarded REM seed grants
The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) research center has awarded $300,000 in seed grant funding to three interdisciplinary teams and their innovative drug delivery research. Collaborators on the three funded projects include Winship investigators Drs. Shi-Yong Sun, J. Brandon Dixon, Zachary Buchwald, and Ravi Kane.
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Winship surgical oncologists featured at AHPBA meeting
Drs. David Kooby, Shishir Maithel, and Maria Russell led sessions and presented research at the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) annual meeting, Aug. 2-5. Surgery residents Drs. Savannah Smith and Mohammad Raheel Jajja presented oral abstracts highlighting novel clinical studies.
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Video: Advice for new patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
In an interview with the Patient Empowerment Network, Jean Koff, MD, MS, shares insights for patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. She discusses steps to optimize care and the relevance of seeing a specialist.
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Andriote joins Winship as senior writer
John-Manuel Andriote has joined Winship’s communications team as its new senior writer. An accomplished author, journalist, and content marketing writer, he brings more than three decades of experience reporting on health and medicine for publications including The Atlantic and The Washington Post.
Register today for the annual Winship 5K Run/Walk
Join us in person or virtually for the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 2. Now in its 11th year, the annual event has raised more than $5.7 million to date for cancer research at Winship. Register today and take part in activities and challenges leading up to race day.
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Call for applications: Laney EDGE Fellowship and Ambassadorships
Laney Graduate School seeks applications for the LGS-EDGE (Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) Fellowship and Ambassadorships for the 2021-2022 academic year. This program is open to all currently enrolled Laney students. Applications are due Aug. 16.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 146 published over the past week:

Chung MH, De Vuyst H, Greene SA, Mugo NR, Querec TD, Nyongesa-Malava E, Cagle A, Sakr SR, Luchters S, Temmerman M, Unger ER, McGrath CJ. Human Papillomavirus Persistence and Association with Recurrent Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia After Cryotherapy vs Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure Among HIV-Positive Women: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncology. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34351377.
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Blanchard A, Combs JD, Brockman JM, Kellner AV, Glazier R, Su H, Bender RL, Bazrafshan AS, Chen W, Quach ME, Li R, Mattheyses AL, Salaita K. Turn-key mapping of cell receptor force orientation and magnitude using a commercial structured illumination microscope. Nature Communications. 2021; 12(1):4693. PubMed PMID: 34344862.
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Levine JE, Grupp SA, Pulsipher MA, Dietz AC, Rives S, Myers GD, August KJ, Verneris MR, Buechner J, Laetsch TW, Bittencourt H, Baruchel A, Boyer MW, De Moerloose B, Qayed M, Davies SM, Phillips CL, Driscoll TA, Bader P, Schlis K, Wood PA, Mody R, Yi L, Leung M, Eldjerou LK, June CH, Maude SL. Pooled safety analysis of tisagenlecleucel in children and young adults with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer. 2021; 9(8). PubMed PMID: 34353848.
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Martini DJ, Shabto JM, Goyal S, Liu Y, Olsen TA, Evans ST, Magod BL, Ravindranathan D, Brown JT, Yantorni L, Russler GA, Caulfield S, Goldman JM, Nazha B, Joshi SS, Kissick HT, Ogan KE, Harris WB, Kucuk O, Carthon BC, Master VA, Bilen MA. Body composition as an independent predictive and prognostic biomarker in advanced urothelial carcinoma patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The Oncologist. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34342095.
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August 10 - Aflac Research Conference (virtual)
Anna Kenney, PhD - "The Role of YB1 in Medulloblastoma Response to Radiation" & Kevin Bunting, PhD - "Biology and Therapeutics of High Risk Monocytic AML"

August 11 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar (virtual)
µCourse on BioImage Analysis - "Introduction to Fiji and basic operations"

August 11 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Pamela Allen, MD, MSc - "Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Improving Prognostic Algorithms and Outcomes in the Modern Era"

August 12 - Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH™) Fellowship Presentations (virtual)
Megan Joiner, M.Div, & Raymond Walker, III, M.Div

August 12 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual option)
Mehmet Akce, MD - "Current Systemic Treatment Options in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Rapidly Changing Landscape"

August 13 - BDCI Summer Seminar Series (virtual)
"Driving Innovation in Cancer Therapeutics (part 2)" with Drs. Sumin Kang, Mala Shanmugam, Brian Olson, Aparna Kesarwala, and Andrew Hong

August 13 - No Elkin Lecture (on break until September)
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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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