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March 29, 2021

Emory announces partnership with Equify Health to advance cancer health equity

Emory University’s School of Medicine is collaborating with Equify Health on a $750,000 grant to address cancer health disparities. Winship Cancer Institute and Grady Memorial Hospital will serve as pilot sites for testing and implementation of Equify Health’s equity development training platform. Lead collaborators are Equify Health founder and CEO Sylvie Leotin (left) and Winship breast oncologist Keerthi Gogineni, MD, MSHP.
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Winship investigators receive BCDI grants
Winship investigators are among the 13 recipients of Accelerator Grants from the Emory Biological Discovery through Chemical Innovation (BDCI) initiative. The grants aim to catalyze innovative research at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and human health through cross-disciplinary collaborations across the Emory University campus.
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Committee spotlight: Women in Winship
The Women in Winship committee, a sub-committee of the Emory School of Medicine Mentorship Committee, was created by Kristin Higgins, MD and Madhusmita Behera, PhD and is co-chaired by Ragini Kudchadkar, MD. It aims to help address gender disparities that can exist in an academic environment and promote career development.
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Winship community gathers for virtual town hall

The Winship virtual town hall on March 25 featured updates on clinical and research activities, operations, community outreach, education and training, and future plans for the cancer center, including progress on the search for Winship's next executive director.
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Langen named associate director of medical physics
Katja Langen, PhD has been named associate director of medical physics for the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology. In her new role, Langen will expand efforts to align physics clinical activities across all campuses.
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Baer discusses burnout on Whole Health Cure podcast
Wendy Baer, MD is interviewed by podcast host and Emory physician Sharon Bergquist, MD in the March 19 episode of The Whole Health Cure titled, "Understanding and Working Through Burnout."
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Emory Department of Radiation Oncology launches new website
The Emory Department of Radiation Oncology recently went live with a new website. In addition to a new look, the website features expanded content and improved navigation.
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Templates and tools on Winship intranet
The Winship intranet provides access to collaboration platforms and community content. Visit the "Communications and Branding" section for slide and poster templates, logos, virtual backgrounds, and more.
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What's new in the Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource

Integrated Cellular Imaging, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, will be facilitating a demo of the Miltenyi light sheet microscopes that are specifically designed for fluorescence imaging of cleared tissue samples. Sign up for the pre-demo workshop on April 8 and receive a free clearing kit. Image: 3D rendering of a lymph node, courtesy Miltenyi.
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Genomics core to host Tapestri webinar
Join the Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) and Mission Bio for a webinar on March 31 to learn about the Tapestri Platform. Justin Taylor, MD will present research on splicing factor mutations in myeloid neoplasms that was facilitated by bulk and single-cell analyses of patient tumors.
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NCI RAS Initiative to host symposium
The National Cancer Institute will host the Third NCI RAS Initiative Symposium, an international meeting for the RAS community, May 24-26. The symposium will feature invited speakers, short talks from selected abstracts, and poster presentations. Abstracts are due April 15.
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Below are five selected Winship publications out of 100 published over the past week:

Dharia NV, Kugener G, Guenther LM, Malone CF, Durbin AD, Hong AL, Howard TP, Bandopadhayay P, Wechsler CS, Fung I, Warren AC, Dempster JM, Krill-Burger JM, Paolella BR, Moh P, Jha N, Tang A, Montgomery P, Boehm JS, Hahn WC, Roberts CWM, McFarland JM, Tsherniak A, Golub TR, Vazquez F, Stegmaier K. A first-generation pediatric cancer dependency map. Nature Genetics. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33753930.
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Sun H, Hartigan CR, Chen CW, Sun Y, Tariq M, Robertson JM, Krummey SM, Mehta AK, Ford ML. TIGIT regulates apoptosis of risky memory T cell subsets implicated in belatacept-resistant rejection. American Journal of Transplantation: official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33756063.
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Chen S, Moreno CC, Duszak R, Horný M. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update and Computed Tomography for Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Privately Insured Population. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33752955.
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Facon T, Venner CP, Bahlis NJ, Offner F, White D, Karlin L, Benboubker L, Rigaudeau S, Rodon P, Voog E, Yoon SS, Suzuki K, Shibayama H, Zhang X, Twumasi-Ankrah P, Yung G, Rifkin RM, Moreau P, Lonial S, Kumar SK, Richardson PG, Rajkumar SV. Oral ixazomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone for newly diagnosed transplant-ineligible multiple myeloma patients. Blood. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33763699.
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Higgins MI, Martini DJ, Patil DH, Nabavizadeh R, Steele S, Williams M, Joshi SS, Narayan VM, Sekhar A, Psutka SP, Ogan K, Bilen MA, Master VA. Sarcopenia and modified Glasgow Prognostic Score predict postsurgical outcomes in localized renal cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33760232.
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March 29 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Maggie Phillips - "The role of CD26/DPPIV within cancer-associated fibroblasts in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma" & Sayalee Potdar - "Characterization of bone marrow-specific T cells in myeloma progression"

March 30 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Faye Johnson, MD, PhD - "Head and Neck Cancer: Poised for a Precision Medicine Revolution"

March 30 - Radiation Oncology Seminar and Chalk Talk (virtual)
Alex Orthwein, PhD - "Beyond BRCA: novel players regulating DNA repair by homologous recombination"

March 31 - Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) Webinar (virtual)
EIGC & Mission Bio Webinar - "Enabling True Multi-Omics Sequencing: Single-cell Genotypes and Phenotypes with the Tapestri Platform"

April 1 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
19th Annual William C. Wood Research Symposium - "Beyond Geography: Rural Surgery Disparities"

April 2 - No Elkin Lecture
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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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Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Fellowships
Due: April 2, 2021

Kure It Cancer Research Fellowship Grant
Due: April 15, 2021

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas
Due: May 25, 2021

NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Grants
Due: June 8 & November 17, 2021

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