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March 8, 2021

Three Emory hospitals top Newsweek’s list of World's Best Hospitals

Three Emory Healthcare hospitals have been named as top U.S. and Georgia hospitals in Newsweek’s list of The World’s Best Hospitals 2021, which ranks 2,000 leading hospitals in 25 countries. In Newsweek’s “Best Hospitals 2021 - United States” list, Emory University Hospital ranked No. 30, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked No. 93 and Emory Johns Creek Hospital ranked No. 178 nationally out of 334 hospitals that made the list.
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As Winship searches for a permanent executive director, Winship Interim Executive Director Adam Marcus, PhD is sharing monthly updates and highlighting important topics. Read the March post about connectedness and get a preview of the Winship virtual Town Hall on March 25.
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Shanmugam recognized by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is highlighting Mala Shanmugam, PhD as a research champion accelerating pivotal work in multiple myeloma.
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An expanded universe of cancer targets
Winship investigators from Emory’s Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) collaborated with CTD2 network colleagues on a framework to expand the list of cancer targets. The perspective, which describes the need and a potential pathway for identifying new targets, was published on March 4 in Cell.
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Eaton and Horwitz receive Peach Bowl LegACy Fund grants
Drs. Bree Eaton and Edwin Horwitz are the recipients of this cycle’s Peach Bowl LegACy Fund grants. The awards will support Eaton’s project on sMRI for pediatric high-grade gliomas and Horwitz’s project on acute GVHD for patients with hematologic malignancies and myelodysplasia.
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Pulling back the curtain: Blums featured in ASH spotlight
Drs. Bill Blum and Kristie Blum spoke with American Society of Hematology (ASH) editors about being colleagues at work and partners at home raising their three children. The spotlight piece was published on March 1 in ASH Clinical News.
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Carrico named director of operations at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Jayme Carrico, MBA joins Winship on March 8 as director of operations for Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, where he will oversee daily and strategic clinical operations for the site. Prior to joining Winship, Carrico was the executive director for oncology services at Northeast Georgia Health System.
Peacock named director of spiritual health
Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv has been appointed as director of spiritual health for Winship. Peacock, who joined Winship in 2017, also serves as vice chair for wellness in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
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Veldman named senior manager of BMT clinical services & operations
Rachel Veldman, RN, BSN, OCN has been named senior manager, clinical services and operations, for Winship’s Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant (BMT) Center, effective March 7.
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What's new | Biostatistics Shared Resource

Biostatistics, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources offering advanced research technologies and services, specializes in statistical consultation and collaboration on the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of research. It recently updated its SAS macros to enhance the analysis and interpretation of results and to facilitate journal-ready visuals for investigators. Contact Biostatistics to learn more about this and other technologies and services to support your research.
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NIH seeks input for new UNITE initiative
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched UNITE, a newly launched effort to end structural racism in biomedical research. The initiative will be informed by five committees with input from investigators and other public stakeholders. A Request for Information is open through April 9.
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Register: Emory Clinical Research Bootcamp 201
Emory School of Medicine will host "Clinical Research Bootcamp 201," as a virtual event on April 15. The full-day workshop will cover institutional resources, funding sources, statistical approaches, study design, team science, analysis, and other key components of clinical research.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 103 published over the past week:

Gupta VA, Barwick BG, Matulis SM, Shirasaki R, Jaye DL, Keats J, Oberlton B, Joseph N, Hofmeister C, Heffner LT, Dhodapkar MV, Nooka AK, Lonial S, Mitsiades CS, Kaufman JL, Boise LH. Venetoclax sensitivity in multiple myeloma is associated with B cell gene expression. Blood. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33649772.
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Fangusaro J, Onar-Thomas A, Poussaint TY, Wu S, Ligon AH, Lindeman N, Campagne O, Banerjee A, Gururangan S, Kilburn L, Goldman S, Qaddoumi I, Baxter P, Vezina G, Bregman C, Patay Z, Jones JY, Stewart CF, Fisher MJ, Doyle LA, Smith M, Dunkel IJ, Fouladi M. A Phase 2 Trial of Selumetinib in Children with Recurrent Optic Pathway and Hypothalamic Low-Grade Glioma without NF1: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Study. Neuro-oncology. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33631016.
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Collin LJ, Cronin-Fenton DP, Ahern TP, Goodman M, McCullough LE, Waller LA, Kjærsgaard A, Damkier P, Christiansen PM, Ejlertsen B, Jensen MB, Sørensen HT, Lash TL. Early Discontinuation of Endocrine Therapy and Recurrence of Breast Cancer among Premenopausal Women. Clinical Cancer Research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2021; 27(5):1421-1428. PubMed PMID: 33334905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7925421.
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Nelson MR, Ghoshal D, Mejías JC, Rubio DF, Keith E, Roy K. A multi-niche microvascularized human bone marrow (hBM) on-a-chip elucidates key roles of the endosteal niche in hBM physiology. Biomaterials. 2021; 270:120683.
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March 8 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Kelsey Bennion - "Modulating FcγRIIB+ CD8+ T cells to harness their antitumor function in metastatic melanoma" & Jasmine Lee - "Developing novel CAR T-Cell Therapies for High-Risk Neuroblastoma"

March 8 - K-Club Workshop (virtual)
Lance Waller, PhD - "What is data science and how can it help my research?"

March 10 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Georgia Chen, PhD - "Optimization of EGFR Targeted Therapy and Beyond"

March 11 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, EdM - "Change: The Pathway to Durable Faculty Development"

March 11 - Radiation Oncology Seminar and Chalk Talk (virtual)
Qingfei Zheng, PhD - "Cellular Microenvironment-driven Histone Post-translational Modifications: A Bridge Between Metabolism and Cancer Epigenetics"

March 11 - Emory Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) and Laney EDGE Graduate Series (virtual)
Maria Montalvo, PhD, MA - "Publishing, Postdocs and VAPS, Oh My! - On Postdocs & Life After"

March 12 - 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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