News & Announcements
As members of the Georgetown University community, we all have a shared responsibility to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and abide by the health and safety guidelines of the Georgetown University Community Compact, the District of Columbia and the federal government.
Among those measures specified in the Community Compact, those on campus or students living in the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods must:
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times (except when alone in a room, when eating/drinking, when in your personal residence without guests, or when exercising outdoors with at least six feet of physical distancing);
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet;
  • Limit non-university-sponsored gatherings to no more than ten individuals; and
  • Complete a daily health attestation in order to access University buildings, if approved to be on campus.
If a student or faculty or staff member observes an individual or group whom they suspect is not acting in accordance with established health and safety protocols, they can report these incidents through the COVID-19 Incident Report Form. Learn more here.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources Available for Students
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our community, students are encouraged to take advantage of available support resources. Information about services being offered by Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Student Health Center, community mental health providers, campus ministry and more is available here.
Kumar Named a Woman of ID by the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Describing her as a “fearless advocate and mentor,” Princy Kumar, MD, has been named one of the 2020 Women of ID by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Nominations for the 2021 Women of ID are being accepted through December 31. Read more about Kumar here and make a nomination for the 2021 Women of ID here.
Stoto Co-Authors NASEM Report
Michael Stoto, PhD, professor in the NHS Department of Health Systems Administration, was co-author of “A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity After Large-Scale Disasters,” a report published Sept. 9 by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It endorses the adoption of a uniform national framework of data collection approaches and methods for distinguishing direct from indirect disaster deaths following disasters. Read about the report here.
Press Releases
Individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns, an ability called implicit pattern learning, are likely to hold stronger beliefs that there is a god who creates patterns of events in the universe, according to neuroscientists at Georgetown University.

GUMC in the News
CSPAN Washington Journal Dr. Jesse Goodman on COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process with Jesse Goodman, Sept. 10, 2020

The Washington Post Here’s how Joe Biden would combat the pandemic if he wins the election with Rebecca Katz, Sept. 11, 2020

HealthDay Children Use Both Sides of the Brain to Understand Language with Elissa Newport, Sept. 10, 2020

Psychology Today The Superpower of Left Brain-Right Brain Flexibility with Elissa Newport, Sept. 9, 2020



The Times Join the dots for a glimpse of the Almighty with Adam Green, Sept. 10, 2020
Calendar of Events
Bhussry Seminar Series
Tuesday, September 15
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Moshe Levi, MD, GUMC interim dean for research and professor of biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology, presents “A Novel Role for the Estrogen Related Receptors in Regulating Inflammation.” Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology.
Viral Vignettes from the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program
Tuesday, September 15
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Jeffrey D. Lifson, MD, director of the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program at Frederick National Laboratory, will speak.
Wednesday, September 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series.
Wednesday, September 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Gain a better understanding of Excel as you learn about its capabilities. Register.
Wednesday, September 16
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This learn-in, hosted by the Spaces and Places for Advocacy and Racial Justice Knowledge (SPARK) Committee, will encourage attendees to reflect on the importance of mentorship, learn about the mentoring programs they can get involved with either as mentees and/or mentors. RSVP here.
Thursday, September 17
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Featuring Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, professor and vice chair for research with Georgetown’s Department of Psychiatry, and Florencia Gonzalez, MPH, community networks manager at Howard University. Hosted by GHUCCTS and the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI).
Thursday, September 17
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Lucy Gilson, PhD, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Mosa Moshabela, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa present “Global Health, Development, and Colonialism.” Co-sponsored by the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program and Center for Global Health Science and Security. Watch the session streamed live via YouTube.
Thursday, September 17
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Hannah Valantine, MD, chief officer for scientific workforce diversity with NIH, will give a talk titled “Bias and Systemic Racism in Academic Health Care: NIH Strategies for Change.” Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research.
Friday, September 18
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Clare Wenham, PhD, assistant professor of global health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, presents “COVID-19: Where are the Women?” examining the gendered effects of COVID-19. Co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative. Register.
Tuesday, September 22
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Wednesday, September 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to clean your data by eliminating extra spaces, finding and treating blank cells, de-duping and more. Register here.
Thursday, September 24
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Grace C. Huang, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses “Disseminating your Teaching as Education Scholarship”
Thursday, September 24
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Eli Nelson, PhD, assistant professor of American Studies at Williams College, presents “Indigenous Knowledge in Public 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, September 24
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Charles Brenner, PhD, Alfred E. Mann Chair in the Department of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism at City of Hope National Medical Center. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Join online.
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.
Monday, September 14
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online

A VoiceThread representative reviews basic features of the interactive collaboration and sharing tool, shows integrations with Canvas, presents real-life examples, and answers questions. Register.
Monday, September 14
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to leverage the functionality of Zoom for teaching remotely. Participants will learn the skills for scheduling online class meetings, managing participants, sharing screens, creating polls and making Zoom meetings secure.
Tuesday, September 15
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to utilize webcam or mobile device footage along with basic video editing systems to piece together short, effective video messages to explain your thought, argument, or idea with an individual or group. Register.
Tuesday, September 15
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Participants in this workshop will learn to use Panopto recorder to record lectures with videos, animations and cursor or pointer movement, use notes in PowerPoint while recording, edit recordings, add quizzes to lectures and add lectures to Canvas.
Wednesday, September 16
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to record live lectures for future use, use polling, breakout rooms and the Zoom web portal.
Thursdays, September 17 or 24
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.
Fridays, September 18 and 25
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

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.


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