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January 11, 2021

Winship researchers receive collaborative pilot grants

Two Winship research teams have been awarded pilot grants from the Donaldson Charitable Trust Research Synergy Fund, a unique funding opportunity offered jointly by Winship, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Pictured: Drs. Sarwish Rafiq, Erik Dreaden, Deborah DeRyckere, and Nicki Panoskaltsis.
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Capivasertib shows promise in patients with rare tumor mutation
Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS and colleagues found that patients with AKT1 E17K-mutated metastatic tumors had a clinically significant response to capivasertib, an oral drug that targets AKT. The results of this non-randomized, NCI-sponsored trial (MATCH subprotocol EAY131-Y) were published on Dec. 30 in JAMA Oncology.
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Winship specialists to participate in ASCO GI symposium
Drs. Mehmet Akce, Olatunji Alese, and Walid Shaib will present research during the colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer poster sessions at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place virtually Jan. 15-17. Shishir Maithel, MD, MS is a member of the meeting’s steering committee.
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Cunningham to lead resilience session for Emory nurses
Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH, vice president of practice and innovation at Emory Healthcare, will lead a virtual resilience session for nurses on Jan. 21 from 5-6pm. The free session, “Riding the third wave: Resilience in 2021,” will provide feasible, evidenced-based techniques for teams and individuals to practice resilience.
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OncLive State of the Summit to feature Winship breast cancer oncologists
OncLive's State of the Summit, “Institutional Perspectives in Cancer: Breast Cancer,” will be held virtually on Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 8pm. Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS will chair the free educational webinar that will include presentations from Drs. Manali Bhave, Keerthi Gogineni, and Jane Meisel.
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Call for abstracts: DDT Program virtual $hark Tank competition
Emory faculty, research associates, and postdocs are invited to participate in Winship's 3rd Annual Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) $hark Tank Competition on Feb. 19. The top three proposals will receive $6,500 toward a Winship Shared Resource. Abstracts are due Feb. 10.
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Call for abstracts: Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference
The Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference, "Paradigm Changing Innovation & Promoting Health Equity," will be held on June 11. Faculty, trainees, students, and staff are invited to submit child health research abstracts by March 21 for oral and poster presentation.
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Showalter to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue on Jan. 13 with Timothy Showalter, MD, MPH of the University of Virginia. Showalter will present “Innovation for Efficiency in Image-Guided Brachytherapy.”
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Paszek to deliver virtual Elkin Lecture
Winship virtual Elkin Lectures continue on Jan. 15 with Matthew Paszek, PhD of Cornell's Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Paszek will present “Physical Regulation of Intercellular Communication by the Cancer Cell Glycocalyx.”
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January 11 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar (virtual)
Cancer Biology Rotation Talks

January 13 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Timothy Showalter, MD, MPH - "Innovation for Efficiency in Image-Guided Brachytherapy"

January 14 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Caitlin Fitzgerald, MD - "The Art of Surgery: A View of Surgery Through the Eyes of the Artist"

January 15 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting (virtual)
Xiaofeng Yang PhD, DABR - "Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Radiotherapy"

January 15 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Matthew Paszek, PhD - "Physical Regulation of Intercellular Communication by the Cancer Cell Glycocalyx"

January 15 - Integrative Oncology Grand Rounds at Moffitt (virtual)
Omer Kucuk, MD - "Integrative Oncology in Prostate Cancer Treatment"

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