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February 8, 2021

Emory commemorates Black History Month with events throughout February

Departments across Emory will host numerous virtual activities during February in recognition of Black History Month, including panel discussions, conversations, and film screenings. The documentary "Black Men in White Coats" (pictured) can be streamed in advance of the Feb. 24 panel moderated by Drs. Sheryl Heron and Yolanda Hood. All programs will be held online and are free and open to the public.
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Marcus to share monthly updates
As Winship searches for a permanent executive director, Winship Interim Executive Director Adam Marcus, PhD will share monthly updates and highlight important topics. Read the February post about the momentum, talent, and innovation that continues to move Winship forward.
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Bruner and Bai honored with mentor-mentee award
Drs. Deborah Watkins Bruner and Jinbing Bai were presented with the Mentor-Mentee Research Award at the NINR-ONS-NCI Symptom Science Advances in Oncology Nursing virtual colloquium, a national meeting held Feb. 4-5.
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Patients with lung cancer reduce smoking rate after enrolling on trial
The first comprehensive, prospective report of smoking habits in patients with non small cell lung cancer on a phase III early-stage trial found a high rate of smoking reduction and cessation after patients enrolled on the trial. Conor Steuer, MD, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, and collaborators published the study results on Feb. 1 in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
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Meisel contributes to ASCO's Clinical Cancer Advances report
Jane Meisel, MD is part of the editorial team of national experts that contributed to Clinical Cancer Advances 2021, which was published on Feb. 2 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The annual report highlights the year's most impactful research advances and identifies research priorities to accelerate progress against cancer.
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ASCO GU cancers meeting to highlight Winship research
Omer Kucuk, MD, Sagar Patel, MD, Russell Injerd, MS, and Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD will present research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, Feb. 11-13. Kucuk will present data from a phase II clinical trial for patients with metastatic prostate cancer.
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Higgins to feature at ACRO's Radiation Oncology Summit
Kristin Higgins, MD will be a featured speaker at the Radiation Oncology Summit, the annual meeting of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), taking place virtually Feb. 24-27. Higgins will present, "Current Evidence & Treatment Approaches for Small Cell Lung Cancer," on Feb. 27.
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What's new | Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource

Integrated Cellular Imaging, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, specializes in cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy imaging. It recently acquired the Abberior Facility Line 3D STED, the first of its kind in Georgia, which provides real time super resolution microscopy. The STED can instantly dial between confocal resolution and Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) resolution; it works with fixed, live or tissue samples, and includes FLIM and FCS measurements. Contact Integrated Cellular Imaging ( to learn more about this and other technologies and services to support your research.
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Registration opens for Winship Debates and Didactics conference
The 2021 Winship Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference will be held July 29 - Aug. 1. Presentations and discussions will focus on clinical research, including the use of molecular targeted therapy, immunotherapies, and other novel therapeutic approaches.
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Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium set for Feb. 27
The Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held virtually on Feb. 27. Experts will lead case-based discussions and didactic lectures that address the latest procedures, technology, and medical treatments, including multi-disciplinary care approaches and clinical trials.
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Progress continues on Winship at Emory Midtown facility

The Winship at Emory Midtown building is heading into its next phase of construction, with the first few stories now visible. The facility, which launched with a groundbreaking ceremony in November 2019, is uniquely designed to deliver personalized care aligned with Winship's innovative cancer research.
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Friends of Winship event to focus on lung cancer
Drs. Suresh Ramalingam and Taofeek Owonikoko will present, “Advances in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment,” as part of Friends of Winship's Learn and Live series on Feb. 25. The online community education event is free and open to all.
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Video: Savage delivers annual Puri lecture
Kerry J. Savage, MD, MSc was the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Surinder K. Puri Memorial Lecture, held virtually on Feb. 5. Her talk, "Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas: Recent Advances and Future Directions," is available to view on-demand.
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Congressional funding allows NCI to raise grants payline
In his Feb. 4 blog post, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Ned Sharpless, MD discusses NCI’s $120 million budget increase for fiscal year 2021. The additional funding allows NCI to raise R01 paylines for new, established, and early-stage investigators.
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Call for proposals: Winship prostate cancer pilot grants
Thanks to gifts from the Senior Men’s Golf Association of Dunwoody Country Club and the Club’s John Kauffman Prostate Cancer Golf Event, the Winship Invest$ Prostate Cancer Research Pilot Grant program will fund innovative proposals up to $50,000 per year. Applications are due March 15.
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Call for proposals: Morningside research awards
Emory’s Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine focuses on affordable, effective, safe, and readily accessible medical treatments that will reduce global disease burden. Letters of intent are due March 1.
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Call for proposals: Biolocity
Biolocity is a multi-institutional program at Emory University and Georgia Tech that provides education, funding, and commercialization support to early-stage biomedical technologies. Schedule a technology consultation before Feb. 19 for this invite-only funding opportunity.
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February 8 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Student Rotation Talks - Veronika Matsuk and Jordan Silva

February 9 - ARC (Aflac Research Conference) (virtual)
Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAHPM - "Utilizing a Three-Tiered Approach of Palliative Care Integration to Improve Outcome"

February 10 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Timothy Chan, MD, PhD - "How Immune Cells Recognize Tumor Cells"

February 10 - APP Updates in Oncology (virtual)
Ayesha Iqbal, PA, Camille Usher, NP, and Lori Little, PD - "Epithelioid Rhabdoid Carcinoma of the Stomach"

February 11 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Clara Farley, MD - "Wellness in the Time of COVID: How the Pandemic has Affected Physicians and Patients Alike"

February 11 - Facebook Live (virtual)
Ashish Khanna, MD and Stephanie Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, CLT - "Cancer Rehabilitation"

February 12 - CME Conference (virtual)
GASCO Annual Meeting and 2020 Best of Oncology Virtual Meeting

February 12 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD - "CARS and ARMOURED: CARS Improving CAR T Cell Therapy for Cancer"

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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