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October 4, 2021

11th Winship 5K raises spirits and more than $800K

Winship Cancer Institute welcomed more than 1,500 in-person runners and hundreds more virtually to the 11th annual Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 2. Winship's first-ever hybrid road race exceeded its goal by raising over $800,000 for cancer research.
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Winship receives P30 supplement in pediatric cancer survivorship
Drs. Jordan Gilleland Marchak and Karen Effinger are co-leading a new administrative supplement to Winship’s Cancer Center Support Grant (P30) to study how institutions can support childhood cancer survivors by improving the transition from the pediatric to adult care setting. Co-investigators are Drs. Ann Mertens, Natia Esiashvili, and Traci Leong.
Cherven receives NIH K23 award
Brooke Cherven, PhD, MPH, RN, CPON, has received a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Nursing Research. The grant will support Cherven’s patient-oriented research into the perceived reproductive health needs of young adult female cancer survivors and identify decisional and contextual factors that influence fertility status assessments.
Gbolahan joins Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Olumid Gbolahan, MD, who specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, has joined Winship as an assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology. His translational research interests focus on hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies and drug development.
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Schneider named interim director of Cancer Tissue and Pathology
Frank Schneider, MD, has been named interim director of Cancer Tissue and Pathology, one of Winship’s 11 shared resources. The Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resource facilitates discovery by providing high-quality human cancer specimens and comprehensive histopathologic services to cancer researchers.
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Voting open: 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Jonathan Lewin, MD, is a finalist for the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual recognition program honoring influential leaders in the industry. Members of the public can vote once daily per IP address through Oct. 12.
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Emory Radiology among Minnie awards finalists
Finalists for the 2021 Minnies,'s annual award program recognizing excellence in radiology, include Judy Gichoya, MD, MS, for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, and the Emory Department of Radiology for Best Radiologist Training Program.
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Atlanta Falcons support 'Crucial Catch' for breast cancer awareness

The Atlanta Falcons have teamed up with Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare, the official team health care provider of the Falcons, to encourage annual breast cancer screenings through the "Crucial Catch" campaign.
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Crucial Catch: Healthy ATL with Dr. Kalinsky
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan talks with Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, director of the Emory Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship, about making a crucial catch and the importance of getting screened early and often.
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Crucial Catch: Meet Edo, breast cancer survivor
Edo was leading a busy life with getting married, working, and having a child, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "Ladies," she says, "don't miss your annual mammograms. And if you do, get back up on the horse and schedule it."
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Registration opens for UGA-Winship Virtual Summit

The UGA-Winship Virtual Summit, "Advancing Cancer Research in Georgia," will be held on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a virtual networking session from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Hosted by the University of Georgia and Winship Cancer Institute, the goal of the summit is to highlight innovative cancer research from the two institutions. The summit is open to all and free to attend.
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Winship hosts virtual thyroid cancer symposium
Winship’s Updates in the Management of Thyroid Cancer Virtual Symposium, held virtually on Sept. 25, provided a comprehensive review of best practices, national standards, and guideline changes. The meeting was organized by Drs. Amy Chen (course director), Merry Sebelik, Neil Saunders, Sol Jacobs, and Nabil Saba.
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Call for applications: Emory Assistant Dean for Novel Technology & Research Cores
Emory University School of Medicine is seeking candidates for this key role providing leadership of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF) and Division of Animal Resources. Log in to HR Self-Service at, select "Careers," and search for job number 79069.
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Call for proposals: Stand Up 2 Cancer grants
Stand Up To Cancer is seeking proposals for three industry-supported SU2C Catalyst Research Team Grants relating to: (1) evaluating adagrasib for patients with KRASG12C-mutated solid tumors; (2) clinical projects with lurbinectedin and non-clinical projects with JZP-815, and; (3) lung cancer health equity, leveraging remote and virtual care technologies augmented with artificial intelligence.
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Call for proposals: Emory University Research Committee grants
Each year, all regular, continuing full-time Emory University faculty are invited to submit one application for the University Research Committee grants. Grants are offered in six categories and provide a maximum of $30,000, or $40,000 for interdisciplinary proposals with two or more applicants. Applications are due Jan. 14.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 89 published over the past week:

Sabnis HS, Shulman DS, Mizukawa B, Bouvier N, Zehir A, Fangusaro J, Fabrizio VA, Whitlow C, Winchester M, Agresta L, Turpin B, Wechsler DS, DuBois SG, Glade-Bender J, Castellino SM, Shukla N. Multicenter Analysis of Genomically Targeted Single Patient Use Requests for Pediatric Neoplasms. Journal of Clinical Oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2021:JCO2101213. PubMed PMID: 34591650.
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Orellana-Noia VM, Reed D, McCook AA, Sen JM, Barlow CM, Malecek MK, Watkins MP, Kahl BS, Spinner MA, Advani R, Voorhees TJ, Snow A, Grover NS, Ayers AA, Romancik J, Liu Y, Huntington SF, Chavez JC, Saeed H, Lazaryan A, Raghunathan V, Spurgeon SE, Ollila TA, Del Prete C, Olszewski A, Ayers EC, Landsburg DJ, Echalier B, Lee J, Kamdar M, Caimi PF, Fu T, Liu J, David KA, Alharthy H, Law JY, Karmali R, Shah HR, Stephens DM, Major A, Rojek AE, Smith SM, Yellala A, Kallam A, Nakhoda S, Khan N, Sohail MA, Hill BT, Barrett-Campbell O, Lansigan F, Switchenko JM, Cohen JB, Portell CA. Single-route CNS prophylaxis for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphomas: real-world outcomes from 21 US academic institutions. Blood. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34570876.
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Hjorth CF, Damkier P, Ejlertsen B, Lash T, Sørensen HT, Cronin-Fenton D. Socioeconomic position and prognosis in premenopausal breast cancer: a population-based cohort study in Denmark. BMC Medicine. 2021; 19(1):235. PubMed PMID: 34587961.
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Chou SS, Romanoff J, Lehman CD, Khan SA, Carlos R, Badve SS, Xiao J, Corsetti RL, Javid SH, Spell DW, Han LK, Sabol JL, Bumberry JR, Gareen IF, Snyder BS, Gatsonis C, Wagner LI, Wolff AC, Miller KD, Sparano JA, Comstock CE, Rahbar H. Preoperative Breast MRI for Newly Diagnosed Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Imaging Features and Performance in a Multicenter Setting (ECOG-ACRIN E4112 Trial). Radiology. 2021; 301(1):66-77. PubMed PMID: 34342501.
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October 4 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Austin Boese and Amanda Ruggieri

October 6 - No Grand Rounds
About Winship Grand Rounds

October 6 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar (virtual)
µCourse on BioImage Analysis - "Colocalization with FIJI"

October 7 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual option)
Christopher Nauser, MD - "Resilience: Nature vs. Nurture? Understanding and Developing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Patients"

October 7 - Community Education (virtual)
2021 CRI Virtual Immunotherapy Patient Summit

October 8 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Dolores Di Vizio, MD, PhD - "Molecular and Functional Characterization of Cancer-Derive Extracellular Vesicles"

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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