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September 13, 2021

Perspectives on Women in Medicine Month

This September, in honor of Women in Medicine Month, Winship healthcare professionals are sharing reflections on working at Winship and what their careers have been like as women in medicine. Drs. Martha Arellano and Lisa Sudmeier discuss their paths, and what they've learned along the way, in the first of a series of Women in Medicine Month perspectives.
Martha Arellano, MD
Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Lisa Sudmeier, MD, PhD
Co-Chief Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology
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Winship researchers present at IASLC 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer
Winship investigators presented research and led sessions at the annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, held virtually by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Sept. 8-14.
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Winship multiple myeloma experts speak at international meeting
Lawrence Boise, PhD, Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS, and Sagar Lonial, MD presented at the 18th International Myeloma Workshop Sept. 8-11. The conference focuses on the basic, preclinical, and clinical aspects of multiple myeloma.
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Leukemia technology selected for Biolocity funding
A new clinical decision support tool for leukemia patients is one of five patient-focused technologies selected for Biolocity Launch, a program that helps faculty commercialize their innovations. The tool is being developed by Winship member Nicki Panoskaltsis, MD, PhD, in collaboration with Georgia Tech colleagues Ana Quiroga, PhD, and Sakis Mantalaris, PhD.
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Haynes to serve on Biosecurity Advisory Board
The National Institutes of Health has invited Karmella Haynes, PhD, to join the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. The committee advises the U.S. government on proper oversight of dual-use biological research and develops recommendations that balance the needs of the research community with national security concerns.
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Boese receives NCI F99/K00 award
Austin Boese, a doctoral student in the lab of Sumin Kang, PhD, has received a National Cancer Institute F99/K00. The initial F99 phase will support Boese’s dissertation research training, which is focused on characterizing metabolic pathways that cancer cells rely on to metastasize. The K00 phase will support postdoctoral training and career development activities relevant to his long-term goal of becoming an independent cancer researcher.
Internal call for proposals: NCI F99/K00 award
The National Cancer Institute's Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award provides up to six years of funding to support outstanding doctoral students complete their dissertation training and transition to successful cancer research postdoctoral positions. Graduate students in their 3rd or 4th year are invited to submit materials for Emory's internal review by Sept. 30.
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Shannon to deliver GMB seminar on Sept. 28
Kevin Shannon, MD, the Roma and Marvin Auerback Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Molecular Oncology at the University of California San Francisco, will present "KRAS in human disease - from development to cancer," at the Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB) Graduate Program seminar at noon on Sept. 28.
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Williams named to PGP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
DaVida Lee-Williams has been named to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council for Emory Healthcare's Physician Group Practices. The inaugural 2022-2024 council will contribute to the design and implementation of diversity initiatives for Physician Group Practices teams.
Emory Staff Scientist Office to hold virtual meet-and-greet
The Emory Staff Scientist Office virtual meet-and-greet will take place on Sept. 17 at noon. Formed in 2020, the office seeks to foster a community that serves, develops, empowers, and promotes career scientists and advances research across Emory.
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Video: Winship 5K Kickoff webinar
Winship 5K team captains, sponsors, and participants attended a virtual kickoff on Sept. 8 to learn about activities leading up to the Oct. 2 run/walk as well as health and safety protocols for race day. The annual Winship 5K has raised over $6.6 million for cancer research at Winship.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 63 published over the past week:

Rossoff J, Baggott C, Prabhu S, Pacenta HL, Phillips CL, Stefanski H, Talano JA, Moskop A, Margossian SP, Verneris MR, Myers GD, Karras NA, Brown PA, Qayed M, Hermiston ML, Satwani P, Krupski C, Keating AK, Wilcox R, Rabik CA, Fabrizio VA, Kunicki M, Chinnabhandar V, Goksenin AY, Curran KJ, Mackall CL, Laetsch TW, Schultz LM. Out of Specification Tisagenlecleucel Does Not Compromise Safety or Efficacy in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Blood. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34499715.
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Turgeon MK, Shah SA, Delman AM, Tran BV, Agopian VG, Wedd JP, Magliocca JF, Kim A, Cameron A, Olyaei A, Orloff SL, Anderson MP, Kubal CA, Cannon RM, Locke JE, Simpson MA, Akoad ME, Wongjirad CP, Emamaullee J, Moro A, Aucejo F, Feizpour CA, Vagefi PA, Nguyen MH, Esquivel CO, Dhanireddy K, Subramanian V, Chavarriaga A, Kazimi MM, Anderson MS, Sonnenday CJ, Kim SC, Foley DP, Abdouljoud M, Salgia RJ, Moris D, Sudan DL, Ganesh SR, Humar A, Doyle M, Chapman WC, Maithel SK. Optimal Timing of Administration of Direct-acting Antivirals for Patients With Hepatitis C-associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Liver Transplantation. Annals of Surgery. 2021; 274(4):613-620. PubMed PMID: 34506316.
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Valença-Pereira F, Fang Q, Marié IJ, Giddings EL, Fortner KA, Yang R, Villarino AV, Huang YH, Frank DA, Wen H, Levy DE, Rincon M. IL-6 enhances CD4 cell motility by sustaining mitochondrial Ca through the noncanonical STAT3 pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2021; 118(37). PubMed PMID: 34507993.
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Kwong GA, Ghosh S, Gamboa L, Patriotis C, Srivastava S, Bhatia SN. Synthetic biomarkers: a twenty-first century path to early cancer detection. Nature Reviews. Cancer. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34489588.
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Sept. 14 - Hematology & Medical Oncology Departmental Seminar (virtual)
Jasmine Sukumar, MD - "Targeting Breast Cancer Survivorship and Risk Reduction Through Energy Balance"

September 15 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH/MSPH - "A Few Reversals in Radiation Oncology and Some Lessons Learned"

September 15 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar (virtual)
µCourse on BioImage Analysis - "Deep Learning for Microimage Analysis"

September 16 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual option)
Joe Sharma, MD - "A Framework for Safe, Reliable and Effective Surgical Care"

September 17 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Wendy Rathmell, MD, PhD - "Metabolic Adaptations and Kidney Cancer"

September 17 - Emory Staff Scientist Office Event (virtual)
Staff Scientist Virtual Meet & Greet

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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A selection of media stories and news coverage for Winship Cancer Institute.

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