News and Announcements
Starting Monday, August 10, those on the medical center campus will be greeted at building entrances by public health screeners. The screeners will ensure that individuals entering the building are wearing a face covering, ask to see your badge in the One Medical mobile application if you are approved to work on campus, and take the temperature of visitors and research subjects. Individuals who are collecting items from their offices will be allowed to enter buildings if they explain the purpose of their visit, show their GOCard and wear a face covering. Learn more here.
Members of the GUMC community who need to return to campus to gather books or supplies to support teleworking and remote instruction must access their offices by midnight on August 16. After that time, access to campus will be limited to those approved for on-campus work. As a reminder, anyone coming to campus must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. Before visiting campus, please share your plans with Elliott Crooke and Mary Glasscock. Learn more here.
GUMC Stories
After studying several diagnostic tests used for SARS-CoV-2, biochemist Mark Danielsen, PhD, is pursuing an idea to develop a better one.
For years, Rishma Rana’s (M’24) father prayed that his children would get a chance to study at Georgetown, a dream she shared. Their dreams have come true.
A course taught by Professor Joan Riley inspired Janessa Mendoza (NHS’22) and Sannidhi Shashikiran (NHS’22) to virtually teach through the program.
Other News & Announcements
Funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is a multi-institutional consortium forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science broadly. Since its debut, GHUCCTS has supported research conducted by more than 800 investigators and trainees, leading to over 550 peer-reviewed publications.
The GUMC Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences strives to cultivate a community of faculty members across the medical center who are dedicated to GUMC’s educational mission. Learn more about the teaching academy here and apply here.
GUMC in the News
Press Releases
A complete understanding of how the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a public health disaster will require a full investigation akin to the 9/11 Commission, wrote Georgetown University’s Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, in a BMJ Opinion published Aug. 5.
Calendar of Events
Monday, August 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Presented by Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the School of Medicine. RSVP here. 
Thursday, August 13
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

An interactive professional development forum with Tawara Goode, director of the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence and director of the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. RSVP here.
Thursday, August 13
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP here.
Thursday, August 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Medical students and op-ed authors Nomazwe Ncube and Bethany Kette will speak about their respective narrative pieces. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP here.
Friday, August 21 or Thursday, August 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP for August 21 here and for August 27 here.

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,
7:00 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, August 11
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn to leverage the functionality of Zoom for teaching remotely. This session will cover scheduling, screen sharing, Zoom security and more. Register.
Wednesday, August 12
12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about the Georgetown Canvas Course Template, how to install the template in your Canvas Sandbox, and how to set up your course’s front page. Register.
Thursday, August 13
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This session will show how to use Zoom to increase engagement by conducting polls of students and use breakout rooms for group discussions, and more. Register.
Weekly through August 14

Offered three days of each week to help faculty plan for maximally flexible fall 2020 teaching (in-person, online, or some combination of both). Register with department/cohort or individually.
Friday, August 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Learn effective tools and strategies for enabling and supporting discussions in a remote learning environment about current events and news that may be challenging or tragic. Register.
Friday, August 14, 21 or 28
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.
August 18, 19 and 20
11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each day begins with virtual tours of the on-campus Hy-Flex classrooms, followed by an hour-long overview of a selection of available Georgetown tools and services. Each afternoon features concurrent 1.5-hour workshops on specific tools and pedagogical approaches. See schedule for registration links.
Wednesday, August 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Participants will learn how to obtain, manage and manipulate citations with RefWorks.
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