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February 15, 2021

Cancer and its treatment could impact survivors’ ability to work, says national report

Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN and colleagues contributed to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which found that although cancer survivors are living longer, cancer and its treatment can result in lasting or late-onset impairments that may affect their ability to work. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Social Security Administration to inform disability determinations for cancer survivors.
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Yang receives R01 to develop nanoparticle-driven immunotherapy
Lily Yang, MD, PhD has received a National Cancer Institute R01 grant to develop a targeted immunotherapy that can treat patients with cancer and comorbid atherosclerosis. The research is expected to generate preclinical data for a future phase I clinical trial. Co-investigators include Drs. Lei Zhu, Charles Staley, Bassel El-Rayes, and Hanjoong Jo.
Collaborators receive R01 for “Smoke-Free SafeCare” intervention
Michelle Kegler, DrPh, MPH and Georgia State University's Shannon Self-Brown, PhD have received a National Cancer Institute R01 grant to develop “Smoke-Free SafeCare.” The hybrid type 1 trial will be disseminated to families with young children in the child protection system, a high-risk group for tobacco-related cancer disparities.
Newsome named co-editor of radiology journal
Janice Newsome, MD, FSIR has been named co-editor-in-chief of Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The quarterly review is for physicians and allied health professionals interested in image-guided minimally-invasive therapies.
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Moore highlighted for community health contributions
A feature in Harvard Medical School’s magazine highlights alumnus Charles Moore, MD and his work with Atlanta’s HEALing Community Center, which he founded to help residents overcome barriers in accessing quality, coordinated health care.
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Winship hosts Facebook Live on cancer rehabilitation
In a Facebook Live held on Feb. 11, Winship Director of Cancer Rehabilitation Ashish Khanna, MD and ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program Director Stephanie Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, CLT discussed how cancer rehabilitation therapy may help patients before, during, and after treatment.
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Our Stories podcast releases 20th episode
Gregory Lesinski, PhD, MPH talks about his inspiration for working in cancer research and making Atlanta home in the 20th episode of Our Stories with Wendy Baer, MD and Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv. The podcast is an initiative of the Wellness Program of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
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Phase I unit receives award for high patient satisfaction
The Winship Phase I Clinical Trials Unit achieved patient satisfaction scores above the top 90th percentile in the country for FY20. The team has earned this award each year since the new unit opened in the Emory University Hospital Tower in 2019.
Resilience and wellness resources for Emory community
Emory Healthcare's resilience and wellness resources include free online classes, services, and support. Take a virtual yoga, fitness, or meditation class and access resources for emotional, financial, and nutritional health.
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What's new | Emory Integrated Genomics Shared Resource

Emory Integrated Genomics, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, provides leading-edge genomics platforms and expertise. It recently acquired the 10X Chromium Controller, an automated system that uses advanced microfluidics to perform single cell partitioning and barcoding in a matter of minutes. Contact Emory Integrated Genomics ( to learn more about this and other technologies and services to support your research.
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February 16 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting (virtual)
Hari Trivedi, MD - "Machine Learning Application to Breast Cancer Detection and Prevention"

February 16 - HERCULES Seminar (virtual)
Tamarra James-Todd, MPH, PhD - “Future of Environmental Health Research”

February 17 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Corrine Faivre-Finn, MD, PhD - "Modern Management of SCLC"

February 18 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Andrew Furman, MD - "Humanities Revisited: A Role for the Humanities in Surgical Education"

February 18 - Thursdays at Three Research Webinar (virtual)
Drs. Pearl K. Dowe, Janeria Easley, and Rohan Palmer - "Emory Faculty Making History"

February 19 - Discovery & Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Event (virtual)
DDT $hark Tank Competition 2021

February 19 - No Elkin Lecture
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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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Call for proposals: Department of Defense cancer research programs
The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued program announcements for the FY21 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Awards will support research that advances prevention, detection, and treatment of breast, lung, and ovarian cancer.
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Call for applications: National Academies’ New Voices initiative
New Voices, an initiative of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, will bring together a diverse cohort of 18 mid-career experts to help advise the National Academies on critical and emerging interdisciplinary issues. Applications are due March 31.
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