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Jennifer Huang Bouey, PhD, a tenured associate professor of international health who has been on Georgetown’s faculty for 16 years, is the new chair of the Department of International Health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
Since the Bias Reduction and Improvement Coaching (BRIC) program launched in September 2019, hundreds of Georgetown and MedStar colleagues have participated in presentations led by BRIC coaches on topics including implicit bias, microaggressions, workplace culture and team dynamics, and bias reduction strategies.
Describing her academic experiences at Georgetown as “challenging, enriching and empowering,” Rachel Schneider (NHS’13, S’15) qualified for a spot on Team USA in the 1,500-meter race at the Olympics in Tokyo.
Around Campus
A team of alumni, student and faculty researchers in the Bansal Lab is tracking COVID-19 vaccination in the United States, identifying five clusters of southeastern U.S. counties with high populations and lower-than expected vaccination rates.
Leaders from government, academia and the NGO sector explored the intersections of religion and diplomacy during the COVID-19 pandemic at a Georgetown event.
News and Announcements
On July 15, staff and AAP employees received their official work mode designations (on campus, hybrid or telework) for the 2021-22 academic year. If you have not received your official work mode designation, look for an email from georgetown@myworkday.com. More detailed information about mode of work designations, return to campus support, resources and answers to FAQs can be found on the Return to Campus site.
Ed Tsou, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, died at his home on July 8. A renowned physician and educator, Tsou first came to Georgetown in 1967 for his internship. He entered the military in 1968 and served as an Army General Medical Officer in Kansas and Vietnam. After his military service, Tsou returned to Georgetown for his residency and fellowship, joining the faculty in 1975. Read a remembrance of Tsou from Bruce Luxon, MD, PhD, chair and physician-in-chief in the Department of Medicine.
Be a Part of History: Sign Your Name to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Medical/Surgical Pavilion
As construction continues on MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Medical/Surgical Pavilion, you’re invited to sign your name on a metal beam that will be placed at the very top of the south tower. Now through July 28, you can bring your own black permanent marker (Sharpie) and sign the beams, located outside the 1 Main outdoor patio area closest to the construction site. You can access the patio via Entrance 2. Take the steps on the left past the entrance to the garage. The beams will be along the fence at the construction site.
Rendering of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospitals MedicalSurgical Pavilion
Effective for the 2021-2022 academic year, all lectures for all GUMC students must include a slide that discloses any relevant financial or other interests the lecturer may have that could create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict. Course directors will be responsible for ensuring that syllabi include the disclosure language and that all presentations include a disclosure slide. Visit the Office of Research Oversight for additional information and slide templates and contact Mary Schmiedel if you have any questions.
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, is nominated by President Biden for director of National Drug Control Policy. Gupta is currently the chief medical and health officer and senior vice president at March of Dimes where he provides strategic oversight for March of Dimes’ domestic and global medical and public health efforts.
Kenneth D. Burman, MD, professor of medicine, was awarded the Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Lectureship Award by the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence and passion for mentoring fellows, students and junior faculty; has a long history of productive thyroid research; and is devoted to the ATA. Burman is chief of the endocrine section at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and program director of the Integrated Endocrine Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
The GUMC Faculty Mentoring Program for New and Early Career Faculty is seeking 20 mentees and five pod leaders for the September 2021 cohort. Applications are due for both mentees and pod leaders by July 23. Learn more and apply on the GUMC Faculty Mentoring page. Contact gumcmentoring@georgetown.edu with any questions.
Share your voice and perspective with members of the incoming Georgetown University School of Medicine Class of 2025 by contributing personal essays or poetry about identity to Cura Conversations. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is especially interested in reflections on race and identity given the current national dialogue on racial justice. Read previous editions of Cura Conversations and submit your work by July 21.
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 at noon on July 22 and July 27. Learn more about information sessions and register. Email somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu with questions. 
GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Monday, July 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Clinical and Public Health Cancer Genetics” is the next presentation in this series designed for all trainees to learn about ongoing research in the field of cancer prevention at Georgetown Lombardi and opportunities to engage in research.
Tuesday, July 20
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom.

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Amrita Cheema, PhD,
professor of oncology, presents “Metabolomics as a Tool for Basic and Translational Cancer Research.”
Tuesday, July 20
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Per Niklas Hedde, PhD, project scientist, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, Irvine, presents “Optical Detection of Rare Spatiotemporal Events for Precision Medicine.” 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.
Wednesday, July 21
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH, who leads the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer and Aging Initiative, discusses research opportunities at the intersection of cancer and aging focused on cancer prevention and control.
Wednesday, July 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of the GUMC Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Series, facilitated by Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH, professor, Department of Family Medicine, director, Community-Based Learning, Georgetown. Sponsored by GUSOM Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Biomedical Graduate Education, CNDLS, CENTILE, Dahlgren Memorial Library, IDEAA & the FDC Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity & Inclusion.
Thursday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 27
12:00 - 100 p.m.
Via Zoom

The Bias Reduction and Improvement Coaching (BRIC) program is seeking applicants for the next cohort starting in September. Applications to participate in the BRIC program are due July 30. Learn more about the program, speak with current coaches and ask questions at this info session. Email somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu with questions.
Tuesday, July 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Explore research behind implicit biases and their impact in virtual interview formats, common interview biases, and ways to mitigate bias, facilitated by Eric Wisotzky, MD, 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. Part of the GUMC Teaching for Inclusion & Equity (TIE) Series. Sponsored by GUSOM Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Biomedical Graduate Education, CNDLS, CENTILE, Dahlgren Memorial Library, IDEAA & the FDC Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity & Inclusion.
Tuesday, July 27
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Kristi Graves, PhD, associate professor of oncology, presents “Cancer Survivorship.”
Wednesday, July 28
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Explore Esri StoryMaps, a powerful tool for narratives with embedded maps and media. Look at sample Story Maps, learn best practices and walk through the features of the platform.
Wednesday, July 28
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This session of the GHUCCTS Regulatory, Ethics, Knowledge & Support (REKS) summer webinar series on “Pathways to Decentralized (Virtual) Clinical Trials” features Stephen Hansen, PhD, discussing “Remote Informed Consent.”
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 cndls@georgetown.edu 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 cndls@georgetown.edu.
Tuesday, July 20
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This workshop introduces ways of recording PowerPoint presentations to make asynchronous lecture videos with narrations using PowerPoint or Zoom.
Thursday, July 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to record your PowerPoint presentations with audio narrations using Panopto to make your class lecture videos and post them in your Canvas course to support remote teaching and students’ self-directed learning.
Instructional Continuity Office Hours
Friday, July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3
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 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3.
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