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April 18, 2022

Georgia's first immediate care center specifically for patients with cancer opens at Winship

Winship has opened The Rollins Immediate Care Center, the first immediate cancer care center in Georgia. Located on the fourth floor of the Emory University Hospital Tower, the new facility bridges the gap between the cancer center and the emergency room by providing acute care for Winship patients experiencing cancer-related symptoms that need immediate medical care. Pictured: Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Amy Rollins Kreisler, Matt Wain, Pam Rollins, Emory University President Greg Fenves and Sagar Lonial, MD, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new center on April 11.
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Expanding smoke-free homes intervention for rural families
Michelle Kegler, DSc, MPH, has received a five-year, nearly $5 million National Cancer Institute R01 grant to expand her smoke-free homes intervention to rural Native American households, with the goal of reducing second-hand smoke and related cancer disparities.
Flowers named new ASCCP president
Lisa Flowers, MD, MPH, has been named the new president of the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. A professional society founded in 1964, ASCCP works to improve clinician competence and patient outcomes through educational activities focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of anogential and HPV-related diseases.
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Winship innovators receive Emory OTT awards
Winship investigators Curtis Henry, PhD, Sunil Raikar, MD, Sarwish Rafiq, PhD, Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, Nicki Panoskaltsis, MD, PhD, Edmund Waller, MD, PhD, and John Roback, MD, PhD, received awards from Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer at the annual Celebration of Technology and Innovation on April 14.
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Lam receives Georgia Bio's Golden Helix Community Award
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, received a Community Award from Georgia Bio at the organization’s annual Golden Helix Awards ceremony on May 5. Community awards are given to a small number of individuals, companies or institutions whose contributions to Georgia’s life sciences community are worthy of special recognition.
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Winship’s Rockin’ Enrollers

Winship is committed to accelerating the testing of new cancer treatments through clinical research. The following physicians were top enrollers for NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) studies at each Winship study site during the last six months (clockwise from top left): Kristie Blum (Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital); Nabil Saba, MD, Dong Moon Shin, MD (Emory University Hospital Midtown); Jay Shelton, MD (Grady); and Kristin Higgins, MD (Clifton).
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Winship patient and doctor featured in The AJC
Winship patient Steve Chesley is one of the estimated seven million Americans with weakened immune systems who are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death. Chesley and his doctor, Amelia Langston, MD, are featured in an AJC article about safely navigating the ongoing pandemic amid widespread easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
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Registration opens for REM Center's annual retreat on May 18
The Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center’s annual retreat will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel on May 18. Hosted by Emory, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia, the free event will focus on entrepreneurial activities that bring promising drug development and drug delivery technologies into clinical studies.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 40 published over the past week:

Rosenberg T, Yeo KK, Mauguen A, Alexandrescu S, Prabhu SP, Tsai JW, Malinowski S, Joshirao M, Parikh K, Farouk Sait S, Rosenblum MK, Benhamida JK, Michaiel G, Tran HN, Dahiya S, Kachurak K, Friedman GK, Krystal JI, Huang MA, Margol AS, Wright KD, Aguilera D, MacDonald TJ, Chi SN, Karajannis MA. Upfront Molecular Targeted Therapy for the Treatment of BRAF-Mutant Pediatric High-Grade Glioma. Neuro-oncology. 2022; PubMed PMID: 35397478.
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Dhere VR, Schuster DM, Goyal S, Schreibmann E, Hershatter BW, Rossi PJ, Shelton JW, Patel PR, Jani AB. Randomized Trial of Conventional- vs Conventional plus Fluciclovine (18F) PET/CT-Guided Post-Prostatectomy Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Volumetric and Patient-Reported Toxicity Analyses. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2022; PubMed PMID: 35417762.
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McFarland DC, Doherty M, Atkinson TM, O'Hanlon R, Breitbart W, Nelson CJ, Miller AH. Cancer-related inflammation and depressive symptoms: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer. 2022; PubMed PMID: 35417925.
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Leal TA, Sharifi MN, Chan N, Wesolowski R, Turk AA, Bruce JY, O'Regan RM, Eickhoff J, Barroilhet LM, Malhotra J, Mehnert J, Girda E, Wiley E, Schmitz N, Andrews S, Liu G, Wisinski KB. A phase I study of talazoparib (BMN 673) combined with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors (NCI9782). Cancer Medicine. 2022; PubMed PMID: 35396812.
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April 18 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Veronika Matsuk - "Tumor initiation and lineage plasticity in NSCLC subpopulations," and Jordan Silva - "Engineering immunocompetent cells to treat osteosarcoma"

April 19 - Aflac Advances in Research (AiR) (virtual)
Justus Huelse, MS, Sunil Raikar, MD, and Deborah DeRyckere, PhD

April 18 - Georgia Tech Symposium
Symposium on Health Disparities & Academy of Medicine Distinguished Lecture - Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD - "Diminishing Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Biomedical Research"

April 19 - Cancer Prevention and Control Program Meeting (virtual)
Jasmine Miller-Kleinhenz, PhD, Maret Maliniak, MPH, Leah Moubadder, MPH, and Rebecca Nash, MPH

April 20 - No Grand Rounds
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April 21 - Surgical Grand Rounds: 21st Annual Gerald Zwiren Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery
Daniel J. Ostlie, MD - "Surgeons as Leaders – Difficulties, Opportunities, and Paradigms"

April 22 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Courtney Law, PhD - "Biolocity: Guiding Medical Innovation to Market"

Winship Pre-Proposal Submission Review
Get pre-submission feedback on your cancer-related grant proposals from Winship's Scientific Research Council.
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Cancer-Related Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards and external funding sources.
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