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March 22, 2021

President Biden, Vice President Harris visit Emory campus

Emory University hosted President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday afternoon, March 19. The president and vice president were in Atlanta to attend a series of meetings, including a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a conversation with leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
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President Fenves to deliver first address to Emory community
Emory University President Gregory Fenves will deliver his first address to the Emory community on March 23 at 3pm. The speech will be livestreamed on
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Winship to hold virtual town hall on Thursday
Join Winship Cancer Institute for a virtual town hall meeting on March 25 at 5pm. Winship and Emory leaders, including Drs. Jonathan S. Lewin and Adam Marcus, will share updates and a five-year vision for the cancer center.
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Registration opens for Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium
The 12th annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium, “Getting our Groove Back: Bringing Oncology Nursing to the Forefront,” will be held virtually on June 12. Registration is free for Emory employees. Up to 20 continuing education credits can be earned live or on-demand after the conference.
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Winship radiation oncology team opens new virtual waiting room
A team of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, and administrators have created a system to help with social distancing in Winship’s radiation oncology waiting rooms. The new automated paging system communicates updates about a patient’s appointment status via text message.
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Bruner to receive Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award
Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN has been selected for the Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award, which honors distinguished Penn Nursing faculty and alumni. Bruner will deliver the award lectureship during a virtual ceremony on April 15.
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El-Rayes to participate in educational webinar on stomach cancer
Bassel El-Rayes, MD will discuss diagnosis and staging of stomach cancer during an April 12 patient education webinar. The three-part series is presented by CURE®'s Educated Patient® Webinars in partnership with Debbie's Dream Foundation.
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Emory celebrates virtual Match Day
On March 19, medical students across the country learned where they will spend the next phase of their medical training. Emory School of Medicine's virtual Match Day program brought the community together online to celebrate the Class of 2021.
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Bourgeois named senior manager of Phase I Unit
John Bourgeois has been named senior manager of clinical services and operations for Winship’s Phase I Clinical Trials Unit. As a part of his expanded role, Bourgeois will also be the nursing leader for the procedure clinic on the Clifton campus.
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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BiSB), one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, provides expertise and infrastructure in the design, analyses, and simulation of high-throughput omics data. In collaboration with Bhasin Lab, BiSB has developed a new genomics data-driven package for its Survival Genie platform, a web portal through which researchers can explore cancer survival analysis. Contact BiSB to learn more about technologies and services to support your research.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 76 published over the past week:

Barwick BG, Gupta VA, Matulis SM, Patton JC, Powell DR, Gu Y, Jaye DL, Conneely KN, Lin Y, Hofmeister CC, Nooka AK, Keats JJ, Lonial S, Vertino PM, Boise LH. Chromatin accessibility identifies regulatory elements predictive of gene expression and disease outcome in multiple myeloma. Clinical Cancer Research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33731366.
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Tolaney SM, Kalinsky K, Kaklamani V, D'Adamo DR, Aktan G, Tsai ML, O'Regan RM, Kaufman PA, Wilks ST, Andreopoulou E, Patt DA, Yuan Y, Wang G, Savulsky C, Xing D, Kleynerman E, Karantza V, Diab S. Eribulin Plus Pembrolizumab in Patients with Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (ENHANCE 1): A Phase 1b/2 Study. Clinical Cancer Research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33727258.
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Zhang B, Li Y, Wu Q, Xie L, Barwick B, Fu C, Li X, Wu D, Xia S, Chen J, Qian WP, Yang L, Osunkoya AO, Boise L, Vertino PM, Zhao Y, Li M, Chen HR, Kowalski J, Kucuk O, Zhou W, Dong JT. Acetylation of KLF5 maintains EMT and tumorigenicity to cause chemoresistant bone metastasis in prostate cancer. Nature Communications. 2021; 12(1):1714. PubMed PMID: 33731701.
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McCarthy NE, Stagg AJ, Price CL, Mann ER, Gellatly NL, Al-Hassi HO, Knight SC, Panoskaltsis N. Patients with gastrointestinal irritability after TGN1412-induced cytokine storm displayed selective expansion of gut-homing αβ and γδT cells. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII. 2021; 70(4):1143-1153. PubMed PMID: 33048222; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7552579.
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March 22 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Rebecca Parker and Kiran Parwani

March 22 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Andrey Ivanov, PhD and Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD

March 24 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP - "Strategies to Address Acquired and Adaptive Resistance in Colorectal Cancer"

March 24 - Radiation Oncology Research Interest Talk (virtual)
Jiahan Zhang, PhD - "Radiotherapy Treatment Planning in the Age of AI: Knowledge-based Planning and Beyond"

March 25 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Michael A. Acker, MD - "Transparency, Public Reporting, and Shift to a Culture of Quality and Safety in Cardiac Surgery"

March 25 - Biology Seminar (virtual)
Ravi V. Bellamkonda, PhD - "Dancing with a moving target: Strategies to modulate brain tumor migration"

March 25 - Office for RACE & Laney EDGE Graduate Series (virtual)
Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD - "Publishing, Postdocs, and VAPS Oh My! Thriving in Academia as an Early Career POC"

March 25 - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Community Education (virtual)
Nisha Joseph, MD - "Understanding Myeloma: Diagnosis and Novel Treatment Options"

March 25 - Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Program Meeting (virtual)
Leila Rieder, PhD, MA - "Histone Gene Regulation and Genome Stability"

March 25 - Town Hall (virtual)
Winship Virtual Town Hall Meeting

March 26 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Karmella Haynes, PhD - "Epigenetic Activation of Tumor Suppressor Gene Groups in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells"

Winship Federal Grant Stream
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
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