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May 3, 2021

Winship and partners work to expand lung cancer services for veterans in the Southeast

With new funding from the Veterans Affairs VA Lung Precision Oncology Program, Winship will provide thoracic oncology expertise to help three VA medical centers expand access to high quality, disease altering lung cancer clinical trials to veterans in the Southeast. Drs. Nicholas Maurice and Badi El-Osta are leading the project for Winship and the Atlanta VA.
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Spirit of Winship Award renamed to honor late couple’s legacy
Winship will honor the memory of Dell and Bobby Rearden by renaming an annual award given to outstanding staff and volunteers. Under its new name, the Dell and Bobby Rearden Spirit of Winship Award will continue to recognize Winship faculty, staff, and volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service, teamwork, and a commitment to the public good.
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Buchwald receives ASTRO-MRA Young Investigator Award
Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD, has received the ASTRO-MRA Young Investigator Award in Radiation Oncology from the American Society for Radiation Oncology-Melanoma Research Alliance. Funding from the award will support Buchwald’s research project, "Enhancing an abscopal response by elucidating the role of stem-like T-cells."
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Multiple myeloma experts share research at AACR meeting
Drs. Lawrence Boise and Madhav Dhodapkar participated in “Multiple: Discovery to Therapy,” a virtual meeting hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), April 26-27.
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Videos: Emory doctors answer COVID-19 vaccine questions
Emory physicians, including Winship specialists Drs. Bradley Carthon and Allan Pickens, answer frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines in a video series for the Emory community.
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Retreat to explore therapeutic delivery innovations
The Regenerative Engineering & Medicine (REM) Center, a collaboration between Emory, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia, will hold its annual retreat online on May 10. Sessions will focus on developing new drugs, targeted drug delivery, and longer acting or enhanced drugs.
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CTRC announces committee name change
Winship’s Clinical and Translational Review Committee is now the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, a name that reflects the group's key charge. The committee provides internal scientific review of cancer-related protocols in coordination with Winship disease working groups and the Emory Institutional Review Board.
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Reminder: Winship shared resource survey
The 2021 Winship Shared Resources Assessment Survey is open through June 1. Survey feedback will be used to enhance the customer experience and help ensure that services and equipment continue to meet the needs of the Winship research community.
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New requirements for NIH Biosketch and Other Support forms
New requirements for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biosketch and Other Support forms will be in effect for submissions due on or after May 25. Revised guidance, templates, and samples are available online.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 61 published over the past week:

Klein KN, Zhao PA, Lyu X, Sasaki T, Bartlett DA, Singh AM, Tasan I, Zhang M, Watts LP, Hiraga SI, Natsume T, Zhou X, Baslan T, Leung D, Kanemaki MT, Donaldson AD, Zhao H, Dalton S, Corces VG, Gilbert DM. Replication timing maintains the global epigenetic state in human cells. Science (New York, N.Y.). 2021; 372(6540):371-378. PubMed PMID: 33888635.
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Kim H, Kang Y, Li Y, Chen L, Lin L, Johnson ND, Zhu D, Robinson MH, McSwain L, Barwick BG, Yuan X, Liao X, Zhao J, Zhang Z, Shu Q, Chen J, Allen EG, Kenney AM, Castellino RC, Van Meir EG, Conneely KN, Vertino PM, Jin P, Li J. Ten-eleven translocation protein 1 modulates medulloblastoma progression. Genome Biology. 2021 Apr 29;22(1):125. PMID: 33926529.
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Bethea TN, Ochs-Balcom HM, Bandera EV, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Camacho F, Chyn D, Cloyd EK, Harris HR, Joslin CE, Myers E, Moorman PG, Peres LC, Rosenow W, Setiawan VW, Wu AH, Rosenberg L, Schildkraut JM. First- and second-degree family history of ovarian and breast cancer in relation to risk of invasive ovarian cancer in African American and white women. International Journal of Cancer. 2021; 148(12):2964-2973. PubMed PMID: 33521947.
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Culley MK, Zhao J, Tai YY, Tang Y, Perk D, Negi V, Yu Q, Woodcock CC, Handen A, Speyer G, Kim S, Lai YC, Satoh T, Watson AM, Al Aaraj Y, Sembrat J, Rojas M, Goncharov D, Goncharova EA, Khan OF, Anderson DG, Dahlman JE, Gurkar AU, Lafyatis R, Fayyaz AU, Redfield MM, Gladwin MT, Rabinovitch M, Gu M, Bertero T, Chan SY. Frataxin deficiency promotes endothelial senescence in pulmonary hypertension. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2021; PubMed PMID: 33905372.
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May 3 - Cancer Biology Seminar (virtual)
Student Rotation Talks: Anna Cole, Delaney Geitgey, Jordan Silva

May 4 - Emory Vaccine Center Special Seminar (virtual)
Liyuan Ma, PhD - "Confronting the spatial biology of RNA therapeutics and RNA viruses, from whole organisms to the nanoscale"

May 4 - HERCULES Seminar (virtual)
Alexandra White, PhD - "Air Pollution and Breast Cancer: Understanding Exposure Mixtures and Underlying Mechanisms"

May 5 - Critical Updates for Clinical Research (virtual)
Amy Overby, Pam Terry, Rebecca Rousselle, Ashley Trumbull - "Prospective Reimbursement Analysis; IRB training; Preparing for FDA Inspection"

May 5 - Georgia CTSA & Emory Health Services Research Center Event (virtual)
7th Annual Health Services Research Day

May 6 - Becker's Hospital Review Webinar for Healthcare Professionals (virtual)
Erin Peone, Colleen Lewis, Lana Uhrig - "How Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Hospital applied a data driven approach to nurse staffing"

May 6 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual)
Christine A. Castater, MD - "PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder in Trauma Patients"

May 7 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Lydia Finley, PhD - "Metabolic Coordination of Cell Fate Decisions"

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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