The newly established $100,000 Emory Max Cooper Prize in Immunology annually celebrates the groundbreaking contributions of Winship member Max D. Cooper, MD, whose transformative research and historic discoveries have forever changed our understanding of the adaptive immune system, including its impact on cancer.
The Georgia Institute of Technology was awarded a $50 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to develop a new generation of cancer tests capable of detecting multiple types of tumors earlier than ever. The project will be led by Winship member Gabe Kwong, PhD, and includes Winship collaborators John Blazeck, PhD, and Peng Qui, PhD.
Winship neurosurgical oncologist Edjah Nduom, MD, received a five-year, nearly $2 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for his study, "Macrophage-targeted IncRNA-regulating nanoparticles for glioblastoma treatment." By studying long non-coding RNAs, a type of genetic material in immune cells that differs in people with glioblastoma, Nduom hopes to help these cells attack brain tumors instead of supporting them.
Winship radiation oncologists and researchers will lead 34 presentations, posters and moderated sessions at the world’s largest scientific meeting in radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Diego, Oct. 1-4.
Winship radiation oncologist Natia Esiashvili, MD (right), spoke at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Sept. 25-29. Esiashvili, who is the president of the Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society, represented the society on a panel focused on childhood cancer advocacy. (Photo: S. Vichare/IAEA)
NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday featured Winship Director of Spiritual Health Caroline Peacock, DMin, LCSW, MDiv, who discussed the role of chaplains in psychedelic-assisted care and shared insights from a recently completed Winship clinical trial.
There's still time to register for this weekend’s Winship 5K run/walk on Oct. 7. Join thousands of participants as they hit the streets on the Emory University campus in support of cancer research at Winship.
Join the Winship Immune Monitoring Shared Resource on Oct. 10 for a lunch and training session with the Cytobank team in Emory Clinic Building B. The half-day training session is free and open to anyone who would like to learn more about the cloud-based data analysis platform Cytobank and associated services from the Winship Immune Monitoring Shared Resource.
The 12th Annual Winship Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held at Winship at Emory Midtown on Saturday, Oct. 14. The symposium will feature an expert review of the latest procedures, technology and medical treatments; a review of national guidelines; and case-based discussions incorporating multidisciplinary care approaches, novel, recently FDA-approved drugs and clinical trial eligibility.
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core and Emory Integrated Computational Core will host a single cell genomics data analysis workshop on Oct. 18, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in the Health Sciences Research Building I Auditorium. The workshop will explore a set of neutrophil data using 10X Cloud Analysis, Cell Ranger and Loupe Browser.
The 2023 BRIDGE Community Forum will be held in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building on Saturday, Oct. 21. The forum aims to foster collaboration, inspire innovation and empower communities to ensure a future free of disparities in breast cancer.
Join the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine on Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m. in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium to learn more about current research related to improving medical outcomes using repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals, especially in cancer. The symposium will highlight the impact of Morningside Center’s funded projects across Emory and introduce new initiatives and funding opportunities.
Join leading experts in artificial intelligence and medicine for the Emory AI Health Symposium in the Health Sciences Research Building I Auditorium, Nov. 14-15. Hosted by the Emory Empathetic AI for Health Institute, the symposium will explore how AI and machine learning can revolutionize health care and delve into the latest advancements, challenges and opportunities in harnessing AI for medical applications.
Save the date for the 2023 Winship Scientific Symposium, taking place Dec. 6 on the Emory campus. The program will include a keynote talk from cancer immunology pioneer Carl June, MD; faculty presentations on emerging topics that span basic, translational, clinical and population sciences; and a poster competition and reception highlighting research from Winship trainees. Registration opens soon.
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About Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University The coordinating center for cancer research, education and care throughout Emory University and Emory Healthcare, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a prestigious distinction given only to the top 3% of cancer centers nationwide for conducting cancer research, and providing training, that is transforming cancer care, prevention, detection and survivorship.