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January 10, 2022

Emory Healthcare town halls to focus on diversity, equity and inclusion

Join Emory Healthcare for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Town Halls on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. to review the DEI community engagement results and discuss Emory Healthcare's actions.
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Save the date: Winship Winter Town Hall
Join Winship Executive Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, for a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Ramalingam and members of Winship's senior leadership team will share updates on progress toward strategic goals and key new initiatives.
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Stevens named to Neuropsychopharmacology editorial board
Jennifer Stevens, PhD, has been named to the editorial board of Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Stevens joins fellow Winship member Jennifer Felger, PhD, on the journal's editorial team.
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Bansavage named oncology specialty director at Midtown
Nicole Bansavage RN, MSN, OCN, has been named oncology specialty director for the Winship at Emory University Hospital Midtown campus. Bansavage joins Rachel Hutchinson, DNP, MHA, RN, as the two specialty directors who will oversee nursing services at the new Winship Emory Midtown facility set to open in 2023.
Bryant retires after 45 years with Emory
Pamela Bryant, administrative director for the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders, has retired after 45 years of service with Emory. Bryant joined Emory in 1975 and played a key role in shaping the state-of-the-art center that exists today as an administrative leader and advocate for the bleeding disorders community.
Mental health care is central to the cancer journey
Wendy Baer, MD, spoke in a recent interview about the central role of mental health care in people’s cancer journeys and Winship’s comprehensive team approach, which includes social workers, nurse navigators, spiritual health professionals, and psychiatrists.
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Advanced practice providers honored during APP Appreciation Week
Emory Healthcare is celebrating advanced practice providers during APP Appreciation Week, Jan. 9-15. Advanced practice providers, who span nearly 40 Emory specialties, contribute to the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care and elevate the fields of medicine and nursing.
Call for proposals: Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award
The American Association for Cancer Research's one-year, $75,000 Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award seeks to encourage and support tenure-eligible junior faculty. Proposals should focus on cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention and may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature. Applications are due Jan. 31.
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Call for submissions: Art in Science Imaging Competition
Open to students from Laney’s Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource's annual Art in Science Imaging Competition is offering $600 in prizes. Submissions are due Feb. 5. Pictured: Lauren Askew's 1st place image from the 2021 competition.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 99 published over the past week:

O'Melia MJ, Mulero-Russe A, Kim J, Pybus A, DeRyckere D, Wood L, Graham DK, Botchwey E, García AJ, Thomas SN. Synthetic Matrix Scaffolds Engineer the in Vivo Tumor Immune Microenvironment for Immunotherapy Screening. Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). 2022;e2108084. PubMed PMID: 34989049.
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Gohar J, Do WL, Miller-Kleinhenz J, Conneely K, Krishnamurti U, D'Angelo O, Gogineni K, Torres M, Gabram-Mendola S, McCullough LE. Neighborhood characteristics and breast tumor methylation: using epigenomics to explore cancer outcome disparities. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2022; PubMed PMID: 34978015.
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Hawley JE, Sun T, Chism DD, Duma N, Fu JC, Gatson NTN, Mishra S, Nguyen RH, Reid SA, Serrano OK, Singh SRK, Venepalli NK, Bakouny Z, Bashir B, Bilen MA, Caimi PF, Choueiri TK, Dawsey SJ, Fecher LA, Flora DB, Friese CR, Glover MJ, Gonzalez CJ, Goyal S, Halfdanarson TR, Hershman DL, Khan H, Labaki C, Lewis MA, McKay RR, Messing I, Pennell NA, Puc M, Ravindranathan D, Rhodes TD, Rivera AV, Roller J, Schwartz GK, Shah SA, Shaya JA, Streckfuss M, Thompson MA, Wulff-Burchfield EM, Xie Z, Yu PP, Warner JL, Shah DP, French B, Hwang C. Assessment of Regional Variability in COVID-19 Outcomes Among Patients With Cancer in the United States. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5(1):e2142046. PubMed PMID: 34982158.
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Levit LA, Arora S, Kluetz PG, Magnuson A, Rahman A, Harvey RD. Call to Action for Improving Oral Anticancer Agent Adherence. Journal of Clinical Oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2022; JCO2102529. PubMed PMID: 34990218.
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Jan. 10 - K Club (virtual)
Stacy Heilman, PhD - "Finding Career Development Funding"

January 12 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Ram Subramanian, MD, MBA - "MBA Insights for Healthcare Delivery and Administration"

January 13 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual option)
Paris DeSoto Butler, MD, MPH - "The Value of an Ethnically Diverse Academic Surgery Workforce: Making the Quality and Excellence Argument"

January 14 - 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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