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November 22, 2021

A message of thanksgiving

Executive Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, shares his gratitude for the Winship community in a Thanksgiving message.
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Owen named Winship's chief marketing and communications officer
Jennifer R. Owen joins Winship on Nov. 22 as chief marketing and communications officer. Owen, who previously served as VCU Massey's senior director of PR and marketing communications, will lead Winship's communications team in promoting the institute's research, treatment, and educational mission.
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Desai honored with Peterson Professorship
Jaydev Desai, PhD, is one of two inaugural recipients of the Peterson Professorships from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center at Georgia Tech. Resources from the Peterson Professorship will help support Desai's robotics research, new collaborations, and undergraduate and graduate training.
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Pediatric team receives Survivorship Champion’s Prize
Ann Mertens, PhD, MS, Karen Effinger, MD, MS, Jordan Marchak, PhD, ABPP, and colleagues from the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, were honored with the 2021 Survivorship Champion’s Prize from Children’s Cancer Cause, in recognition of the team’s innovative work to provide comprehensive, integrated care for childhood cancer survivors.
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Winship researchers receive SITC Young Investigator Awards
Postdoctoral fellow Sruthi Ravindranathan, PhD, MS, and doctoral students Caroline Jansen and Nataliya Prokhnevska, are the recipients of Young Investigator Awards from the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). The three travel awards recognize their outstanding oral abstracts and poster presentations at SITC’s 2021 annual meeting.
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Ramalingam interviewed for Medicine Mentors podcast
In an interview with the Medicine Mentors podcast, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, talks about his journey from Chennai to Atlanta and how identifying your strengths, knowing your gaps, and doing your homework can initiate meaningful mentorships and propel your career in medicine.
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Torres featured in Hoosier investigator spotlight
This month, Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) is highlighting Mylin Torres, MD, sponsor-investigator of a multi-institutional phase II study to evaluate efficacy and safety combining talazoparib, radiation and atezolizumab among patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer.
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Winship BMT program marks 7,000th transplant

Winship's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center completed its 7,000th stem cell/bone marrow transplant at the end of October. Read more about the history and impact of the Winship BMT program in a 2016 article commemorating the program's 5000th transplant.
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Gbolahan to present at OncLive GI malignancies webinar
Olumide Gbolahan, MD, will be a featured speaker for OncLive's Institutional Perspectives in Cancer: Gastrointestinal Malignancies webinar, a free educational event for clinicians and providers on Dec. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Call for proposals: Winship ACS-IRG pilot grants
Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) provides annual pilot funding to support the development of junior faculty in their independent cancer research careers. Letters of intent are due Dec. 10.
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Call for nominations: NCI R50 clinician scientist opportunity
Winship is seeking nominations for an NCI R50 research specialist. This funding opportunity is intended specifically for clinician scientists and is designed to encourage the development of a career path for cancer clinical trial investigators. Nominations are due Dec. 1.
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Call for proposals: Emory PeRSEVERE fund
Emory University School of Medicine's Program for Retaining, Supporting, and EleVating Early-career Researchers at Emory (PeRSEVERE) is a one-year supplemental fund that will support 10-13 early-career faculty with family caregiving responsibilities or other issues caused by COVID-19. Applications are due Jan. 18.
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Call for proposals: Google Research Scholar Program
The Google Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career faculty. Applications are due Dec. 1.
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Sign up for the Winship Adopt-A-Family Program
Winship social services and volunteer services are looking for teams to sign up for the annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program and help Winship patients with their holiday shopping. Sign up today to be connected with a patient's Amazon wish list and have gifts shipped directly to the recipient.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 71 published over the past week:

Omer SB, Benjamin RM, Brewer NT, Buttenheim AM, Callaghan T, Caplan A, Carpiano RM, Clinton C, DiResta R, Elharake JA, Flowers LC, Galvani AP, Lakshmanan R, Maldonado YA, McFadden SM, Mello MM, Opel DJ, Reiss DR, Salmon DA, Schwartz JL, Sharfstein JM, Hotez PJ. Promoting COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: recommendations from the Lancet Commission on Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance, and Demand in the USA. Lancet (London, England). 2021; PubMed PMID: 34793741.
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Bilen MA, Rini BI, Voss MH, Larkin J, Haanen JBAG, Albiges L, Pagliaro LC, Voog EG, Lam ET, Kislov N, McGregor BA, Lalani AA, Huang B, di Pietro A, Krulewicz S, Robbins PB, Choueiri TK. Association of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio with Efficacy of First-Line Avelumab Plus Axitinib vs Sunitinib in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Enrolled in the Phase 3 JAVELIN Renal 101 Trial. Clinical Cancer Research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34789480.
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Deng J, Lancelot M, Jajosky R, Deng Q, Deeb K, Saakadze N, Gao Y, Jaye D, Liu S, Stowell SR, Cheng L, Roback JD. Erythropoietic Properties of Human iPSC-derived RBCs in Immunodeficient Mice. American Journal of Hematology. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34779029.
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Saad H, Bray DP, McMahon JT, Philbrick BD, Dawoud RA, Douglas JM, Adeagbo S, Yarmoska SK, Agam M, Chow J, Pradilla G, Olson JJ, Alawieh A, Hoang K. Permanent Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion in Adults with Posterior Fossa Tumors: Incidence and Predictors. Neurosurgery. 2021; 89(6):987-996. PubMed PMID: 34561703; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8600168.
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November 22 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Sumin Kang, PhD - "Targeting novel metabolic signaling factors in metastatic lung cancer"

November 24 - No Grand Rounds
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November 25 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
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November 26 - 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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