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January 19, 2021

Curran shares video message with Winship community

On his last official day as Winship's executive director, Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD reflects on more than 10 years serving in the role in a video message to the Winship community. Join us today at 5pm for a virtual celebration in his honor and hear from Emory and Winship leaders, including Interim Executive Director Adam Marcus, PhD.
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Cohen named chair of Data and Safety Monitoring Committee
Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS has been named chair of Winship’s Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), one of the key groups that ensures patient safety and data integrity of the center’s clinical trials.
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Bhave receives V Foundation award
Manali Bhave, MD has received a grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The one-year award will support her study, “Increasing Clinical Trial Accrual Through Improving Patient Education on Next-Generation Sequencing.”
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Winship’s Rockin’ Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. Winship recognizes the following physicians at each Winship study site who have enrolled the most patients onto interventional cancer clinical trials during the last six months (pictured clockwise from top left): Mehmet Asim Bilen (Clifton), Nabil Saba (Midtown), Omer Kucuk (Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital), Bree Eaton (Emory Proton Therapy Center); Joseph Shelton and Leon Bernal-Mizrachi (Grady); and Wayne Harris (VA).
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Winship specialists to lead SITC immunotherapy symposium
More than a dozen Winship specialists will present at Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy, a virtual educational program, Jan. 23. The half-day program, hosted by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), is free for health care professionals.
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OncLive State of the Summit to feature Winship amyloidosis experts
OncLive's State of the Summit, “Institutional Perspectives in Cancer: Amyloidosis,” will be held virtually on Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 8:10pm. Jonathan Kaufman, MD will chair the free educational webinar that will include presentations from Nisha Joseph, MD.
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Coronavirus-related resources on the Winship intranet

For COVID-19-related information and resources, log in to the Winship intranet, or visit the dedicated links below for Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees.
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Emory Healthcare COVID-19 resources for employees
Emory Healthcare employees can visit the EHC intranet to find key COVID-19 information including including vaccine eligibility guidelines and scheduling procedures, patient management protocols, and to sign up to volunteer in one of Emory’s vaccine clinics.
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Emory University COVID-19 resources for employees
Emory University employees can visit the "Looking Ahead" web page to find key COVID-19 information including testing, tools for working remotely, and the Spring 2021 onboarding checklist for those who are asked to return to work on campus.
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Call for nominations: SOM Black History Month celebration
As part of ongoing affinity month celebrations recognizing the work of Emory's diverse community, Emory School of Medicine is seeking self-nominations and/or peer nominations of faculty members willing to share their stories for Black History Month in February.
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Call for applications: Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholars
The Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program provides financial and career development support for junior faculty members who want to establish a successful clinical and/or translational research career. Applications 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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Call for proposals: Damon Runyon award
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award provides up to four years of funding for eligible applicants engaged in research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Applications are due March 15.
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Maillard to deliver Winship virtual Grand Rounds
Winship virtual Grand Rounds lectures continue on Jan. 20 with Ivan Maillard, MD, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania. Maillard will present "From Graft-Versus-Host Disease to Lymphoma Pathogenesis: New Roles for Stromal Notch Ligands in Hematology."
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Brastianos to deliver virtual Elkin Lecture
Winship virtual Elkin Lectures continue on Jan. 22 with Priscilla Brastianos, MD, an associate professor of medicine from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Brastianos will present "Shifting Paradigms in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors: Unleashing the Power of Genomics to Clinical Care."
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January 19 - Reception (virtual)
Farewell Reception for Dr. Wally Curran

January 19 - Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Meeting (virtual)
Anthony Law, MD, PhD - "Machine Learning to Improve Access and Accuracy of Otolaryngology Care"

January 20 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Ivan Maillard, MD, PhD - "From Graft-Versus-Host Disease to Lymphoma Pathogenesis: New Roles for Stromal Notch Ligands in Hematology"

January 21 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Shishir Maithel, MD - "Collaboration, Cooperation, and Clinical Trials"

January 21- Resilience Session (virtual)
Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH - “Riding the third wave: Resilience in 2021"

January 21 - OncLive State of the Science Summit (virtual)
Drs. Kevin Kalinsky, Manali Bhave, Keerthi Gogineni, and Jane Meisel - "Institutional Perspectives in Cancer: Breast Cancer"

January 22 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Priscilla Brastianos, MD - "Shifting Paradigms in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors: Unleashing the Power of Genomics to Clinical Care"

January 23 - Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Educational Program (virtual)
Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ Atlanta

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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