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January 3, 2022

Georgia Cancer Summit to focus on improving cancer outcomes, equity

Co-sponsored by Winship Cancer Institute, the virtual Georgia Cancer Summit on Jan. 21 will feature experts and advocates from across the state exploring topics related to the theme, "From Equity to Excellence – Charting Our Course to Reduce the Burden of Cancer in Georgia." Speakers (from top left) include Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MPH, Saxby Chambliss, Yue Guan, MB, PhD, ScM, James Hotz, MD, Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH, Lauren E. McCullough, PhD, MSPH, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH, Kathleen Toomey, MD, MPH, and Marlo Vernon, PhD, MPH.
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Emory University names new dean of Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University has appointed M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, an internationally regarded researcher and educator, as the new James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Fallin, who currently serves as chair of the Department of Mental Health for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will join Emory July 1.
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Winship specialists to present at GASCO winter meetings
The Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) will host the Best of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and GASCO's annual meeting in Atlanta, Jan. 14-15. Winship presenters include Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, Jane Meisel, MD, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Ticiana Leal, MD, Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS, and Bassel El-Rayes, MD.
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'Your Fantastic Mind' episode tackles long COVID, becoming a brain surgeon
The next episode of “Your Fantastic Mind,” the Emory Brain Health Center’s Emmy award-winning television partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, will air on Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. Tune in for segments that explore long COVID and the making of a brain surgeon.
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Call for applications: NCI-funded big data workshop
Purdue University and Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center will host an online NCI-funded workshop, "Big Data Training for Cancer Research," May 13-27. Participants will hone skills for managing, visualizing, analyzing, and integrating various types of omics data in cancer studies. Applications are due Feb. 1.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 100 published over the past two weeks:

Kahn JM, Pei Q, Friedman DL, Kaplan J, Keller FG, Hodgson D, Wu Y, Appel BE, Bhatia S, Henderson TO, Schwartz CL, Kelly KM, Castellino SM. Survival by age in paediatric and adolescent patients with Hodgkin lymphoma: a retrospective pooled analysis of children's oncology group trials. The Lancet. Haematology. 2022; 9(1):e49-e57. PubMed PMID: 34971582.
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George EL, Massarweh NN, Youk A, Reitz KM, Shinall MC, Chen R, Trickey AW, Varley PR, Johanning J, Shireman PK, Arya S, Hall DE. Comparing Veterans Affairs and Private Sector Perioperative Outcomes After Noncardiac Surgery. JAMA Surgery. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34964818.
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Joyner CJ, Ley AM, Nguyen DC, Ali M, Corrado A, Tipton C, Scharer CD, Mi T, Woodruff MC, Hom J, Boss JM, Duan M, Gibson G, Roberts D, Andrews J, Lonial S, Sanz I, Lee FE. Generation of human long-lived plasma cells by developmentally regulated epigenetic imprinting. Life Science Alliance. 2022; 5(3). PubMed PMID: 34952892.
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Heppler LN, Attarha S, Persaud R, Brown JI, Wang P, Petrova B, Tošić I, Burton FB, Flamand Y, Walker SR, Yeh JE, Zubarev RA, Gaetani M, Kanarek N, Page BDG, Frank DA. The antimicrobial drug pyrimethamine inhibits STAT3 transcriptional activity by targeting the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2021; 101531. PubMed PMID: 34953855.
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January 5 - No Grand Rounds
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January 6 - Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Program Meeting (virtual)
Yong Wan, PhD - "Targeting Posttranslational Modifications in Breast Oncogenesis and Therapy"

January 6 - Surgical Grand Rounds (hybrid option)
Nathaniel A. Kaan, MD - "The 8 Bit Surgeon"

January 7 - 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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