GUMC Stories
“Five Days with Lombardi,” Georgetown Lombardi’s first virtual fundraising event, ended with a bang – or more like a ring – with the announcement of the inaugural BellRinger Bike Ride, benefiting the cancer center, coming in September 2021.
When the pandemic forced Georgetown University to move to a virtual setting and research labs were temporarily shuttered, Suzie Stephenson (G’17, G’22) drew upon her training in virology to make a difference.
News & Announcements
Urgent Action Required to Maintain GOCard Access
All individuals approved to be on campus must receive a green GU360 Building Access Badge each day in order to enter University buildings. Please take the actions outlined in the GU360 Building Access Badge Guide to make sure you have a green GU360 Building Access Badge. 
If you do not have a green GU360 Building Access Badge beginning on Wednesday, October 14, and each day after, your GOCard will be temporarily deactivated and you will not be permitted to enter any University buildings until you take the actions needed to get a green GU360 Building Access Badge. Read more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine annual influenza immunization for all people six months and older. This year, receiving a flu shot is more important than ever. Read more about the Georgetown-provided vaccinations. Next date on campus: Wednesday, October 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The 2020 National Security Summit will provide a venue for examining the elements of disaster management and identifying successes as well as areas for continuing development. This virtual event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Georgetown University Medical Center Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy. Register here by November 5.
GUMC in the News
Calendar of Events
Monday, October 12
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Bringing Your Authentic Self to a Virtual World” is the focus of this session in a series of conversations that address well-being for students, staff and faculty in the time of COVID-19. Sponsored by CNDLS, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Health Education Services. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

L. Ashley Cowart, PhD, of Virginia Commonwealth University, presents “Sphingolipids in Cardiac Pathophysiology.” Join via Zoom.
Monday, October 12
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Bringing Your Authentic Self to a Virtual World” is the focus of this session in a series of conversations that address well-being for students, staff and faculty in the time of COVID-19. Sponsored by CNDLS, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Health Education Services. Join via Zoom.
Perspectives and Experiences from a GU Alum
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Dr. Aileen Fernandez, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, will share her research and perspective as a woman BIPOC ( black, Indigenous and people of color) in STEM. Sponsored by MCGSO
Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Elizabeth Wolf, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), KL2 scholar at VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and active member of the Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network (ACORN), presents “Barriers to Attendance of Prenatal and Well-Child Visits.” Register.
Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Keisha Bell, MD, vice chair of pediatrics, inpatient operations, chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care, and Susan Cheng, EdLP, MPP, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP.
Tuesday, October 13
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

As part of Georgetown University School of Medicine's annual celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, Georgetown's Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Executive Council, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) are organizing a panel of Hispanic/Latinx physicians and upper-class medical students to celebrate diversity in medicine and provide current students with the opportunity to explore the journey ahead. RSVP.
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Caleb McKinney, assistant professor, Rehabilitation Medicine and assistant dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development, Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown. Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP.
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Atul Grover, MD, PhD, FACP, FCCP, inaugural executive director of the Association of American Medical Colleges Research and Action Initiative, discusses the climate of health-care policy and our nation’s approach to health care coverage through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by Biomedical Graduate Education. Register.
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Building on the PubMed Basics course, you’ll learn advanced techniques and broaden your searching capabilities in PubMed. Register.
Wednesday, October 14
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Participate in this series of conversations that aim to bring students, staff and faculty together in order to imagine and design anti-racist initiatives and pedagogical approaches. Co-sponsored by Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; CNDLS; and Program in Learning, Design, and Technology. Register by October 13 at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 15
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Anouska Bhattacharyya, PhD, of YW Boston, presents “Effecting Change in Academia / Colonial Legacies in Mental Health.” Co-sponsored by Science, Technology and International Affairs Program and the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Watch the sessions streamed live via YouTube.
Thursday, October 15 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

This conversation among the New Yorker magazine’s Margaret Talbot, Lauinger Library Maker Hub manager Don Undeen, and others explores the potential of open science and maker culture to change scientific research and communication. Co-sponsored by Georgetown Humanities Initiative, Georgetown Medical Humanities Program and Georgetown Maker Hub. Register.
Tuesday, October 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join CNDLS and your colleagues to share strategies and learn more about engaging challenging topics while supporting ourselves and our students. Register.
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online

Readings and talk featuring author Valeria Luiselli. Co-sponsored by Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative and Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. Register.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Discover and leverage the power of PubMed’s tools for researchers. See a demonstration of how to use PubMed’s My NCBI account and My Bibliography as well as SciENcv. Register.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This practice-based workshop features Keisha Bell, MD, vice chair of pediatrics, inpatient operations, chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care, and Susan Cheng, EdLP, MPP, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of “‘Such a Time as This’: Racial Justice and the University” webinar series exploring how Georgetown faculty’s research advances racial justice. Featuring Lakshmi Krishnan, professor of medicine, affiliate faculty in the Department of English, affiliated faculty in the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and Sheila Foster, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown, joint appointment with the Georgetown Law School and the McCourt Public Policy School. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, October 22
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn the core components of successful public engagement. Part of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Communicating Science Workshops facilitated by AAAS. Sponsored by GHUCCTS and AAAS. Registration open to the first 30 respondents. Register.
Thursday, October 22
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Managing Disconnection and Depression During COVID” is the focus of this session in a series of conversations that address well-being for students, staff and faculty in the time of COVID-19. Sponsored by CNDLS, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Health Education Services. Join via Zoom.
Friday, October 23
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Edward You, supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, highlights the need to recognize biological data as a national security concern in his presentation “Safeguarding the Bioeconomy.” Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative and Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security. Register.
Friday, October 23
10 - 11 a.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring speaker Ying Lu, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Biomedical Data Science, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. Register.
Friday, October 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about particular approaches and targeted skills to incorporate into your work with students in the classroom and other interactions to support our students in the moment and help them connect to resources. Participants will engage in case studies and small group discussions. Register.
Friday, October 23
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Tuesday, October 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Max Riesenhuber, to learn more about the appointment and promotion process for the Clinical and Biomedical tracks. Register. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions.
Support for Virtual Instruction
See the Instructional Continuity @GU website for information about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.;
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CETS is offering individual Zoom assistance. Meet with a member of the CETS staff via Zoom (meeting ID: 995-332-8350).
CNDLS Instructional Continuity Virtual Office Hours
Monday - Thursday,
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CNDLS holds instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room. Please stop by if you need help or dial 646-558-8656
(meeting ID: 386 980 1070).
After hours, email cndls@georgetown.edu.
Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to create and manage course sites, add and organize course content, use the calendar, and communicate with students. Register.
Wednesday, October 14
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to dispense assignments and provide feedback, create and deploy quizzes for self-learning and exams for grading, analyze and manage students' test results and grades, and use online exam security tools. Register.
Thursday, October 15
Via Zoom
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

“Building Community Online” explores tools and techniques that faculty can use to foster community in virtual classrooms. Register.
Instructional Continuity Office Hours
Friday, October 16, 23, or 30
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Online office hours with UIS EdTech provide faculty and staff with assistance and answers to questions about instructional continuity tools: Panopto, Zoom, Voicethread and Canvas. Register for 10/16, 10/23, 10/30.
Canvas Support Office Hours
Thursday, October 22 or 29
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Online office hours with UIS EdTech provide faculty and staff with assistance and answers to Canvas questions and assistance with all Canvas needs. Register 10/22 or 10/29.
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