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January 4, 2021

Going above and beyond

When the coronavirus hit in 2020, stopping care was not an option. Read how Winship leaders and staff worked together to provide cancer treatment during a global pandemic. Pictured: Amelia Langston, MD, Caleb Raine, PA, and Tashiana Bailey from the Winship Urgent Care Clinic.
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Lewin named a 2020 'Most Admired CEO' by Atlanta Business Chronicle
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, CEO and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare, has been named a 2020 “Most Admired CEO” in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He was one of two honorees recognized by the in the Healthcare Category.
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Winship scientists recognized by Cell Mentor
Cell Mentor's list of "1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America" includes Winship investigators Drs. Karmella Haynes, Curtis Henry, Cimona Hinton, Lauren McCullough, Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz, Edjah Nduom, and Taofeek Owonikoko, along with colleagues from Emory and across Georgia.
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Higgins elected to NRG Oncology board of directors
Kristin Higgins, MD has been elected to the board of directors of NRG Oncology, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded cooperative group. NRG Oncology conducts multi-institutional clinical and translational research, with an emphasis on gender-specific malignancies and on localized or locally advanced cancers of all types.
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Pentz and Harvey to feature at National Academies workshop
Drs. Rebecca Pentz and R. Donald Harvey are planning committee members and speakers for “Improving the Evidence Base for Treatment Decision Making for Older Adults with Cancer," a free, three-part virtual workshop hosted by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Jan. 22, 25, and 27.
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Keeping research running

Since the pandemic started, Winship investigators have continued their work in pre-clinical, clinical, epidemiological research. Read about the resilience and creativity that helped keep Winship research running in 2020.
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Winship to host virtual Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium
The Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held virtually on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. 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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Call for proposals: Yerkes pilot research projects
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is seeking proposals for 2-3 new pilot research projects that will be funded from the upcoming year of the center's P51 base grant. Awards will provide one year of support for up to $70,000 in direct costs. Proposals are due Jan. 29.
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January 6 - No Grand Rounds
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January 7- Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Thomas F. Dodson, MD - "Blalock, Harrison, Cushing, and Elkin: The Master Word in Medicine"

January 8 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Yong Wan, PhD - "Targeting posttranslational modifications in breast carcinogenesis and therapy"

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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