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June 21, 2021

Winship names Ramalingam new executive director

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, has been named executive director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Ramalingam, who has served as Winship's deputy director since 2016, begins his new post July 1.
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Winship hosts national lung cancer SPORE workshop
Nearly 300 lung cancer investigators and advocates gathered virtually for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Lung Cancer Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) Workshop, held June 16-18. The annual forum highlights the latest developments from lung cancer SPORE grantees and collaborators.
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Video: Winship teams help design new immediate care center
The Rollins Immediate Care Center of Winship at Emory University Hospital, set to open in spring 2022, is harnessing the expertise of Winship patients, providers, researchers, and staff as part of its Integrated Facility Design team. The team recently turned floor plans into a life-size cardboard model of the unit.
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Winship Webinar: Palliative and supportive care in oncology
Winship specialists Kimberly Curseen, MD, and Ali Zarrabi, MD, will discuss the role of supportive and palliative oncology during a live Winship Webinar on June 21 from noon to 1 p.m.
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Podcast: Advancing clinical trial equity
Colleen Lewis, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discusses the critical need to improve clinical trial equity and inclusion on the June 15 episode of Cancer Buzz, a podcast of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.
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Oncology nurses gather virtually for Winship symposium
Over 500 oncology clinical nurses, nursing researchers, advanced practice providers, and students from 14 states attended the 12th annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium on June 12. Sessions will be available online through July 14, enabling participants to earn up to 21 continuing education units (CEUs).
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JAX offers NCI-funded courses in cancer models
The JAX Cancer Center is offering two NCI-funded courses for cancer researchers. The 30th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer (Aug. 16-27) will be held virtually, and the Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice (Sept. 12-18) will take place in person in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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Seminar series explores fluorescence imaging
The Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource will host a free virtual education series covering the entire workflow of quantitative fluorescence imaging, from labeling protocols and scope optimizations, to figures and methods. The first of six µTalks, “Intro to Fluorescence Labeling,” will be held June 28 at 1 p.m.
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EIGC to co-host Spatial Biology Interest Group meeting
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) and Nanostring will co-host a Spatial Biology Interest Group meeting on June 29 at 11 a.m. Drs. Zachary McEachin and Julien Hogan will share their experience using Nanostring’s GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiling platform.
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Call for applications: NCI Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program is a competitive three-year opportunity for early career physicians dedicated to laboratory bench-to-bedside, health disparities, or clinic-based research.
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Wellness apps creates space for healthy competition
Healthy Emory Connect is a free platform for the Emory community that supports well-being, recreation, fitness, and healthy living. Peleton users can also join the #WinshipRides group to connect virtually with coworkers and participate in team challenges.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 60 published over the past week:

Quinn TP, Sanda MG, Howard DH, Patil D, Filson CP. Disparities in magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate for traditionally underserved patients with prostate cancer. Cancer. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34139027.
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Zebley CC, Akondy RS, Youngblood BA, Kissick HT. Defining the Molecular Hallmarks of T-Cell Memory. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34127444.
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Nduom EK, Gephart MH, Chheda MG, Suva ML, Amankulor N, Battiste JD, Campian JL, Dacey RG, Das S, Fecci PE, Hadjipanayis CG, Hoang KB, Jalali A, Orringer D, Patel AJ, Placantonakis D, Rodriguez A, Yang I, Yu JS, Zipfel GJ, Dunn GP, Leuthardt EC, Kim AH. Re-evaluating Biopsy for Recurrent Glioblastoma: A Position Statement by the Christopher Davidson Forum Investigators. Neurosurgery. 2021; 89(1):129-132. PubMed PMID: 33862619.
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Postlewait LM, Teshome M, Adesoye T, DeSnyder SM, Lim B, Kuerer HM, Bedrosian I, Sun SX, Woodward WA, Le-Petross HT, Valero V, Ueno NT, Lucci A. Contralateral Axillary Metastasis in Patients with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34125346.
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June 21 - Winship Webinar (virtual)
Kimberly Curseen, MD, and Ali Zarrabi, MD - "Role of Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology"

June 22 - Aflac Advances in Research (virtual)
Jason Fangusaro, MD - "Response Assessment in Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma: Recommendations from the RAPNO Working Group," and Muxiang Zhou, MD - "Targeting MYCN mRNA by Selected Small-Molecule Inhibitor"

June 23 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Michael Lowe, MD, MA - "Repurposing Drugs for Cancer Care: An Introduction to the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine"

June 23 - Emory Brain Tumor SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Hyunsuk Shim, PhD, and Jim Zhong, MD - "Spectroscopic MRI-guided dose-escalated radiation therapy for molecular GBM patients"

June 24 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Mio Yanagisawa, MD, and Alison Goldenberg, MD - "Transforming Breast Cancer Care Through Genomics"

June 24 - Radiation Oncology Seminar and Chalk Talk (virtual)
Julie Carstens, PhD - "The functional heterogeneity of pancreatic tumor sub-populations"

June 25 - No Elkin Lecture (on break until September)
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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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