In April, Darnall Hall windows were lit blue in honor of nurses and other front-line health care professionals. The building is visible from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
National Nurses Week: A Message from Ed Healton
“National Nurses Week ends in a couple of days, but our full appreciation for our nurses and their skills and talents they bring to bear can’t be captured in such a short time. I know I speak for all of GUMC when I extend my deepest gratitude to nurses everywhere, especially at this extremely challenging time. THANK YOU!”
-- Edward Healton, GUMC Executive Vice President
Happy Mother’s Day
On behalf of the medical center community, we would like to wish all mothers and mother-like figures a Happy Mother’s Day.
GUMC Stories
Interim Dean of Biomedical Research Moshe Levi, MD, and a team of researchers work to find out why some people who contract the disease deteriorate quickly amid a “cytokine storm.”
Unable to provide medical care to DC residents experiencing homelessness, the clinic’s student volunteers find a way to assist them virtually.
Human science alum Paul Jacob “Jake” Bueno de Mesquita (NHS’12) researched influenza transmission to earn his PhD and now turns his attention to understanding COVID-19.
President DeGioia interviews Carol Gresenz, PhD, interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, about her work, reflections on National Nurses Month, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other News & Announcements

  • Thursday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, GU Facebook
  • Friday, May 15, 1 p.m.: School of Nursing & Health Studies Tropaia and Recognition of Graduates of the Class of 2020: prerecorded, shared on NHS Facebook
  • Saturday, May 16, 1:00 p.m.: Recognition and degree conferral for undergraduate, graduate and professional students of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Biomedical Graduate Education) and School of Nursing & Health Studies, GU Facebook
  • Sunday, May 17, 11:00 a.m.: School of Medicine Virtual Commencement: prerecorded, shared on SOM Facebook 
  • Sunday, May 17, at 7 p.m.: GU Baccalaureate Mass streamed on GU Facebook

Subject to change, see the Commencement website for updates.
Fauci “Visits” Georgetown

Students from the School of Medicine hosted Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, on May 4. Joining the students via Zoom, Fauci gave an update on COVID-19 and the “Opening Up America Again” guidelines before answering questions about students returning to clinic rotations, NIH research priorities and more. Listen to the recording of his talk here .
Glasscock Inducted as National Chair of AAMC Group on Business Affairs

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs (GBA) inducted Mary Glasscock, MBA, GUMC senior associate vice president for business affairs and administration, as its 2020-2021 nat ional chair on May 8. The GBA advances administrative and fiscal management in academic medical institutions to support medical education, research and health care.
Summer Online Course Preparation Help

The Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) offers two options for those who need to move a course online or are interested in improving their teaching in a virtual environment: 
COVID-19 Commentaries
Recently published commentaries from the GUMC Community
Press Releases

Alexandra L. Phelan, SJD, LLM, LLB, an assistant professor at Georgetown University Medical Center and a faculty member of its Center for Global Health Science and Security, writes that immunity passports “create an artificial restriction on who can and cannot participate in social and economic activities,” warning that this creates “a perverse incentive for individuals to seek out infection.”

 Georgetown University Medical Center, in collaboration with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is conducting a study to test for antibodies in two groups of people with increased vulnerability to COVID-19: hospital workers and those with cancer.

Global health scholars have issued a clarion call about the needless loss of life expected because of a foreseeable prospect of “slow and inadequate access to supplies” to control COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. They say what is unfolding now is similar to when lifesaving diagnostics and treatments came to the region long after they were available elsewhere.
Calendar of Events
Community With Carla
Mondays, May 11
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Share career development ideas about virtual job search strategies, virtual networking, and staying productive, facilitated by BGE’s Carla Ochoa. Register via Zoom .
Hippocrates Café
Wednesday, May 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Listen to the vocal and acoustic talents of the SOM M1's and M2's in a resilience-themed performance. Via Zoom or dial 646-518-9805, Meeting ID: 911 4458 4745.
Image Use in the Classroom
Wednesday, May 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about copyright, fair use and other issues related to images. Register .
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Research Data Meeting
Thursday, May 14
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Presentation by Amrita Cheema, PhD, Georgetown professor of oncology and biochemistry.
Thursday, May 14
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A panel discussion, moderated by bioethicist Daniel Sulmasy, about concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic for the people outside the Global North. Sponsored by the Kennedy Center for Health Ethics. Register .
Thursday, May 14
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Daniel T.S. Pak, PhD, professor in Georgetown’s Department of Pharmacology & Physiology discusses “Revisiting the Amyloid Hypothesis: Blind Alley or Long Tunnel? New Strategies for Targeting an Old Foe.” Sponsored by Department of Medicine & GHUCCTS. Via Zoom .
Thursday, May 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Florencia Gonzalez of Howard University presents “Community Engagement: Why Is It Important?”
GUFaculty360 Class -- Updating Your Profile
Friday, May 22
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register .
Instructional Continuity Support
See the  Instructional Continuity @GU website for i nformation about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
CNDLS Instructional Continuity Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CNDLS is holding instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room. Please stop by if you need help.
Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

CETS is offering individual Zoom assistance. CETS staff can run a practice lecture session for faculty to help you feel more comfortable. Meet with a member of the CETS staff via Zoom, Meeting ID: 995-332-8350 .
3-Week Extended Cohort:
May 13, 21 and 27
2-Day Intensive Cohort:
May 18 and 21

Work synchronously and asynchronously in small peer cohorts to adapt your summer course to a remote learning environment. Register .
Discussion Based Activities
Monday, May 11, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn strategies and good practices for effective online discussions. Register .
Difficult Discussions Webinar
Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Effective tools and strategies for enabling and supporting difficult discussions. Register .
Zoom for Remote Teaching
Tuesday, May 12 or 19
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom
Learn how to schedule class meetings via Canvas, deliver and record lectures, facilitate live discussions, use Polling and Breakout Rooms, and secure your meetings. Register .
Organizing Course Materials in Canvas
Wednesday, May 13
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

An introduction to various ways to organize your materials, including using Modules and Pages. Register .
Canvas, Part II: Assignments, Quizzes, Exams and Grades
Wednesday, May 13 or 20
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 .
Panopto for Lecture Capture
Thursday, May 14 or 21
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn how to use lecture capture software to record, post, and reuse your class lectures. Register .
Tuesday, May 19 and
Wednesday, May 20
Via Zoom

Webinars on tools and pedagogy for teaching online and a panel and conversation with deans from several Georgetown schools. Register .
Webinar Recordings
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