GUMC Stories
The COVID-19 pandemic has further moved the idea of remote genetic counseling for familial cancer risk from controversial to accepted.
As the COVID-19 pandemic pushed clinical partner MedStar Health to quickly ramp up its telehealth capacity, Georgetown medical students stepped in to help.
Kathy (Rawlings) Mucci reflects on her Georgetown education, her career path and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News & Announcements
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has named Pamela A. Saunders, PhD, FGSA, as a fellow , an acknowledgment of her outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. Saunders, an associate professor in the departments of neurology and psychiatry, is director of the Master of Science in Aging & Health. Her research focuses on language, aging, doctor/patient communication, narrative and reflective writing, and standardized patient education. GSA is the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
On May 25, a group of School of Medicine students enthusiastically “braved the shave” via Zoom for the annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser in support of pediatric cancer research They were joined by this year’s honored guest, Jason, a 9-year-old in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. View a recording of the event .
A new webpage highlights how members of the Georgetown community have found comfort in enjoying and creating art to escape the disruptions and uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak. 
Claire Standley, PhD, an assistant professor of microbiology in the Center for Global Health Science and Security, teamed up with two friends to write a children’s book explaining COVID-19 to preschool children titled “Coronawho?” It includes a scavenger hunt for children, a discussion guide and resources for adults. It is freely available online .
Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN , associate professor and chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the mental health of at-risk populations, the need to maintain connection despite social distance, and what NHS’s new nursing graduates face as they begin their careers.
All Georgetown community members must update their Zoom desktop client to the latest version to accommodate the enhanced security controls that will be fully enabled for all Zoom meetings. If you do not upgrade, Zoom will force an upgrade when you next login, which could delay your ability to join a meeting. Find information and steps on Zoom's website .
GUMC in the News
Media clips with GUMC faculty for the past week.
Press Releases
The amount of scarring in damaged kidneys as a result of diabetes or acute injury is a key factor in determining treatment. But it has not been possible, using traditional techniques, to quickly and accurately assess how widespread this kind of wounding extends within the organ. Now, however, a physicist and chemist at Georgetown University Medical Center has shown that a microscope he began developing with colleagues at University of California, Irvine can provide an immediate answer.
A Georgetown University Medical Center clinical trial investigating the cancer drug nilotinib in people with Alzheimer’s disease finds that it is safe and well-tolerated, and researchers say the drug should be tested in a larger study to further determine its safety and efficacy as a potential disease-modifying strategy.
Calendar of Events
International Healthcare System and COVID-19 Webinar
Tuesday, June 2
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

“Lessons Learned” featuring Lisa Boyle, MD, of MedStar Health, Salman Al Sabah, MD, of Jaber Al-Ahmed Alsabah Hospital, Kuwait, and Julio Mayol, MD, of Hospital Clinico Universidades Madrid, in a discussion moderated by Waddah Al-Refaie, MD, of Georgetown Lombardi and MGUH. Register.
Tuesday, June 2
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Building on the PubMed Basics course, you’ll learn advanced techniques and broaden your searching capabilities in PubMed. Register .
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Research Data Meeting
Thursday, June 4
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Presentations by Zoe Malchiodi on “The Computational Discovery of Altered N-glycoproteins in Hepatocellular Carcinoma” and Alec McIntosh on “The Computational Discovery of Altered N-glycoproteins in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”
Friday, June 5
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom 

Bring your health education project ideas, abstracts, proposals or manuscripts and
Teaching Academy members will provide consultation. The fifth session in the CENTILE-Sponsored Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER) program. Register .
Friday, June 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

SOM Associate Professor Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, presents “Teaching Procedural Skills.” Register .
Catholic Ethics and the Challenge of COVID-19:
Part Eight
Thursday, June 11
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

“COVID-19 and the Elderly: Ethical Issues and the Pandemic” with presenter Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association and Georgetown University in cooperation with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. Register .
GHUCCTS Translational Biomedical Science Workshop
Thursday, June 11
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Georgetown Professor of Medicine and GHUCCTS Principal Investigator Joseph Verbalis, MD, presents "Becoming a Biomedical Translational Scientist." Contact Program Administrator Emily Bujold at to participate.
Tuesday, June 16
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about cancer biology from top researchers in the field working at Georgetown Lombardi. This week, Professor of Oncology Mary Beth Martin, PhD, presents “Introduction to Cancer Biology.” 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.
Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 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 - 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 or dial in at (646)-558-8656 (meeting ID: 386 980 1070).
After hours, email .
Friday, June 5, 12, 19 or 26
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn about tools that faculty can use to continue teaching during campus closures and other times. Register .
June 1 - August 14

Offered three days of each week of the summer to help faculty plan for maximally flexible fall 2020 teaching (in-person, online, or some combination of both). Register with department/cohort or individually .
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