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May 2, 2022

Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month

May is Oncology Nursing Month, and a chance to thank Winship's outstanding nursing teams and their unwavering dedication to patients and their loved ones. Each week this month, Winship will highlight a different nurse and their role in Winship's multidisciplinary research and care.
Ramalingam shares message of gratitude for Winship nurses
Executive Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD, shares his appreciation for Winship oncology nurses and describes how they are integral to accelerating discoveries and delivering innovative treatments that benefit patients with cancer.
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Oncology Nursing Month Spotlight with Debrah Rigg, BSN, RN, OCN
Meet Debrah Rigg, BSN, RN, OCN, a Winship unit nurse educator at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Rigg talks about a typical day, how she supports her fellow nurses and a patient whom she treated early in her career who continues to inspire to this day.
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Chen honored with head and neck society mentorship award
Amy Chen, MD, MPH, has received the Margaret Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award from the American Head and Neck Society for demonstrating leadership in promoting gender diversity in the field. Chen will also be named chair of the Society’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
About the Award
Meisel selected for ASCO Leadership Development Program
Jane Meisel, MD, has been selected for the ASCO Leadership Development Program. The year-long program provides leadership training, mentorship from ASCO leaders, exposure to U.S. government research agencies and first-hand advocacy experience on Capitol Hill.
About the Program
Tracking immune cells in the brain could help fight cancer metastases
Some cancers that start out elsewhere in the body spread into the brain, where they are called brain metastases. Winship and Emory Vaccine Center researchers have obtained a detailed picture of the immune cells present within brain metastases, with an eye toward re-activating and enhancing those cells with cancer immunotherapy. The results were published on April 27 in Cell Reports Medicine.
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Buchwald receives ACS Clinician Scientist Development Grant
Winship radiation oncologist Zachary Buchwald, MD, PhD, has received a five-year, $729,000 Clinician Scientist Development Grant from the American Cancer Society. Buchwald's study will use a novel, radiation-based approach to make immunotherapy more effective against lung cancer and melanoma brain metastases, with the goal of improving outcomes and mitigating the financial hardship and social inequity associated with the disease.
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Winship teams present at NACCDO-PAMN conference
Winship communications and development staff Javier De Jesus and Amanda Benedict led sessions at the annual conference of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and the Public Affairs & Marketing Network, held April 25-28 at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
About the Conference
10 things to know about Emory Commencement
Emory University will celebrate its Class of 2022 with in-person Commencement ceremonies May 6-9 on the Atlanta and Oxford College campuses, the first campus-hosted celebrations since 2019. Read 10 things to know about the celebrations, including this year's Commencement speaker, Tyler Perry, and how to participate in person or online.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 70 published over the past week:

Li Y, Xie M, Jones JB, Zhang Z, Wang Z, Dang T, Wang X, Lipowska M, Mao H. Targeted Delivery of DNA Topoisomerase Inhibitor SN38 to Intracranial Tumors of Glioblastoma Using Sub-5 Ultrafine Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2022; e2102816. PubMed PMID: 35481625.
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Kinoshita H, Cooke KR, Grant M, Stanojevic M, Cruz CR, Keller M, Fortiz MF, Hoq F, Lang H, Barrett AJ, Liang H, Tanna J, Zhang N, Shibli A, Datar A, Fulton K, Kukadiya D, Zhang A, Williams KM, Dave H, Dome JS, Jacobsohn D, Hanley PJ, Jones RJ, Bollard CM. Outcome of donor-derived TAA-T cell therapy in patients with high-risk or relapsed acute leukemia post allogeneic BMT. Blood Advances. 2022; 6(8):2520-2534. PubMed PMID: 35244681; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9043933.
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Nazha B, Zhuang TZ, Dada HI, Drusbosky LM, Brown JT, Ravindranathan D, Carthon BC, Kucuk O, Goldman J, Master VA, Bilen MA. Blood-Based Next-Generation Sequencing in Adrenocortical Carcinoma. The Oncologist. 2022; PubMed PMID: 35462410.
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Lin S, Zhou J, Xiao Y, Neary B, Teng Y, Qiu P. Integrative analysis of TCGA data identifies miRNAs as drug-specific survival biomarkers. Scientific Reports. 2022; 12(1):6785. PubMed PMID: 35474090.
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May 2 - Cancer Biology Graduate Program Seminar
Ash Thapa - "Development of MER Tyrosine Kinase inhibition-based novel combination therapies in acute myeloid leukemia," and Xiulei Mo, PhD – "Development of MER Tyrosine Kinase inhibition-based novel combination therapies in acute myeloid leukemia"

May 4 - No Grand Rounds
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May 4 - Georgia CTSA and Emory Health Services Research Center Symposium
8th Annual Health Services Research Day

May 5 - No Surgical Grand Rounds
About Surgical Grand Rounds

May 6 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, PhD - "Chemical Biology in Oncology: Validation of Novel Protein-Protein Interactions and Development of Targeted Cancer Therapy"

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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