New Stories
A clinical trial exploring a new treatment for breast cancer found that women with a hard-to-treat form of the disease lived longer without the disease coming back following treatment. The trial was conducted at sites around the world, including Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Vaccines save millions of lives each year but they can only be truly effective if every individual has both the opportunity and willingness to be vaccinated. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic—and in anticipation of future pandemics—Georgetown experts are engaged in an urgent conversation on how to deliver vaccines equitably around the globe. (From Georgetown Magazine)
>>> In the same article, scroll down to learn about how Sarah M. Stewart, MD (M’49), the first woman to graduate from the School of Medicine, contributed to research that ultimately led to the development of the vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, GUMC EVP Edward B. Healton, and other university leaders expressed their gratitude to the staff members who filled the Redeploy Georgetown essential roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We simply could not be more grateful for all that you have made possible for our Georgetown community,” DeGioia said.
What does the Georgetown Public Health Operations Unit and Care Navigators actually do? How does Georgetown work with the D.C. Department of Health? Learn more in this Q&A with Ranit Mishori, MD (M’02), MHS, Georgetown’s chief public health officer. (From Georgetown Magazine)
News and Announcements
In response to feedback from several community members, including members of the GUMC’s Racial Justice Committee for Change Safety and Campus Police Relations Subcommittee, the Georgetown University Police Department has published its newly updated Public Safety Alert (PSA) policy, including the PSA full approval and review process to increase transparency.
Additionally, a new GUPD Field Stop Data Collection initiative to launch soon will require officers to track and record all stops and ID checks, provide information to those stopped about their rights and ways to report a concern if they believe they are the victim of police bias, and to make that data publicly available to the university community on a regular basis.
All employees, students and visitors are required to wear a mask when indoors on campus except when eating or drinking, alone in a private room with the door closed, or in your assigned residence without guests. Download a sign for your office or research space here.
The Bias Reduction and Improvement Coaching (BRIC) program is a train-the-trainer professional development opportunity for a diverse cohort of faculty and staff. The goal of BRIC is to mitigate the impacts of unconscious bias, as this bias affects recruitment, selection, cultivation, promotions and advancement of employees at GUMC. Applications to participate in the BRIC program are due July 30 and the program will start in September. Information sessions about the BRIC program will be held June 9, June 30 and July 27. Learn more about information sessions and register here. Email with questions. 
The Cura Personalism Fellowship in Professional Identity Formation (PIF) is inviting any physician faculty members to apply to serve as PIF coaches for the upcoming academic year at the School of Medicine. Applications are due by June 15. Learn more about the responsibilities of this role and apply here. Contact Christopher Spevak ( with questions.
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Funding for Students
Updates about funding resources available to students experiencing financial hardship during this time. Information for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students is here and information for undergraduates is here.
U.S. Capitol Police Conducting Exercise on Monday, June 7
AlertDC: On Monday morning, June 7, the U.S. Capitol Police will have a training exercise on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Please do not be alarmed if you see or hear low flying helicopters. During this time, emergency vehicles and personnel may be seen moving around the grounds.
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GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, June 8
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Eric Wisotzky, MD, FAAPMR, chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, program director, MedStar GUH-NRH PM&R Residency Training Program, director of cancer rehabilitation, program director, Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship, associate professor of rehabilitation medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. RSVP.
Wednesday, June 9
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Addresses questions about reusing images in articles or book chapters and more. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, June 10
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.
Thursday, June 10
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Heather Clark, PhD, professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry, Northeastern University. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research and Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. CME/CE credit may be offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Monday, June 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, this Health Equity Forum will address navigating feelings, supporting youth and preventing suicide and self harm. Part of the new interprofessional “Do No Harm” series. RSVP.
Tuesday, June 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn to find validated instruments using the Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) and Mental Measurements Yearbook databases. Search for and find/select questionnaires, rating scales, surveys, etc. to measure responses to a given problem/topic in psychology, medicine, nursing, and other fields. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Wednesday, June 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

The first session of the GHUCCTS Regulatory, Ethics, Knowledge & Support (REKS) summer webinar series on “Pathways to Decentralized (Virtual) Clinical Trials” features Nichelle Cobb, PhD, senior advisor for strategic initiatives for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, discussing “Introduction to Decentralized Clinical Trials.” Register.
Wednesday, June 16 - Friday, June 18
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Cutting the Cord: Curtailing Commercial Influence on Healthcare” brings together nationally and internationally recognized experts in medicine, nursing, law, psychology, and sociology in an interdisciplinary conference aimed at fostering collaboration across professions to focus on creating solutions to combat industry influence on health care. Presented by PharmedOut. View more information and register.
Thursday, June 17
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Nancy Brown, MD, C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. CME/CE credit may be offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Pedagogy + Technology
CNDLS’ annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISIwill kick off May 25 - 27 with Productive Open Design Spaces (PODS) for teams wanting to work on their own teaching and learning projects as well as virtual sessions including panels with students, faculty, and staff. You can propose a PODS team project or contact for more information.  
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
Tuesday, June 8
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to annotate videos with text and shapes using the iMovie and OpenShot video editors for Mac. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Wednesday, June 9
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to annotate videos with text and shapes using the open-source video editors Windows 10 Photos app and OpenShot Video Editor. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, June 10, 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 6/10, 6/17, 6/24.
Friday, June 11 or 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 6/11 or 6/25.
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