Election Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff
Recognizing that the 2020 U.S. general election will be unlike any other, these resources and opportunities for students, faculty and staff will help you safely participate in the democratic process, take care of yourself and support one another.
Georgetown Medical Students: “Our votes have power.”
Watch as our medical student share reasons why voting matters to the country’s health and well-being. "Every voice matters, every vote matters - we're all in this together."
Virtual Interfaith Prayer for Our Nation
It has become our tradition every four years, on this day before the election, to join together in prayer. All are invited to join Campus Ministry’s Interfaith Chaplains for this virtual Interfaith Prayer for the goodwill of our community and nation on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m.. The event will be livestreamed from Dahlgren Chapel on Georgetown University’s Facebook page.
Election Guidance and Discussion Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Learn about university policies regarding paid election leave to vote for faculty and more here. Additionally, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will host conversations on how the election may impact us emotionally on Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to participate in those discussions and learn more here.
CAPS Post-Election Student Support
CAPS offers drop-in post-election support to students during the week of November 2nd. All students are eligible. No sign-up is required; students will enter a “waiting room” once they join the link, and CAPS staff will be with them shortly thereafter. Individual and group spaces are being offered. Learn more here.
CNDLS Holds Forums on Teaching in the Aftermath of the 2020 Election
All Georgetown faculty and staff are invited to share strategies and learn more about engaging challenging topics while supporting our students in CNDLS Instructional Continuity Forums on the Election and Its Aftermath: Teaching in Troubled Times on November 6 at 4:45 p.m. Learn more about the forum and other CNDLS events here and join the forum here
Events related to the 2020 election are being hosted by various Georgetown schools and departments. You’ll find a complete listing here.
Traffic Alert!
Traffic disruptions are possible on election day in the District. You can get updates by checking the District Department of Transportation website.
GUMC Stories
Schlegel Honored at Georgetown Fall Faculty Convocation
At the celebration of faculty members who were recently promoted or earned tenure, Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD, shared his reflections while delivering the “Life of Learning” address.
News & Announcements
A letter published Oct. 30 in Science signed by more than 40 university leaders, including Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, calls on the federal government to support colleges and universities during the pandemic, enabling them to "to continue the U.S. commitment to research, exploration, and new knowledge creation that will power our economy and provide opportunity for all." Noting that the federal government's commitment to research and development spending is at a multidecadal low as a percentage of GDP, the letter authors stress that "maintaining the strength of the U.S. research enterprise ... must be a national priority." 
District Considers Resolution: Racism as a Public Health Crisis
On Nov. 5, Councilmember Vincent Gray, the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Health Chair, will hold a public roundtable to consider proposed Resolution 23-990, “Sense of the Council to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis in the District of Columbia Resolution of 2020.” Members of the Georgetown University Medical Center are testifying in support of the resolution. Read here to learn more about how to have your voice heard on this issue. (Written testimony accepted through Nov. 19). The testimony can be viewed beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 5 on the Council's website or on TV (usually Channel 13).
BGE Student Wins $10,000 for COVID Risk Assessment Website
Gayatri Sanku, MPH (G'22) won $10,000 for COVID Can I Do It? in the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Bark Tank Pitch Competition, held virtually October 27 at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
COVID Can I Do It?, a website founded by Sanku, allows anyone to assess their risks for COVID-19 during daily life, empowering them to make informed choices to reduce transmission. Read more about the pitch competition here
Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Varner Appointed to DMPTool Editorial Board
Douglas L. Varner, Assistant Dean for Information Management and Chief Biomedical Informationist, at Dahlgren Memorial Library has been appointed to a one year term on the DMPTool (Data Management Plan Tool) Editorial Board. As primary reviewer for the NIH, NIST, CDC and HHMI data management plans, Varner leads the activities of the Editorial Board relating to reviewing data management and data sharing plans currently in place for these granting agencies. Maintaining awareness of data management and sharing plans for these funders positions Dahlgren to participate in education and training for Georgetown researchers in collaboration with UIS on developing data management plans for grant applications and working with researchers on implementation of data management and sharing plans for funded grants.
Georgetown joined this week a number of colleges and higher education organizations – including Harvard University and the American Council on Education – to oppose a federal proposal that would limit the time international students and scholars can stay at U.S. institutions.
Nominate Faculty for the President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers
The President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers are annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty in their research and their teaching. All members of the Georgetown community are invited to submit nominations for any full-time faculty member. Learn more about the awards here and submit nominations here by November 16.
Press Release
People born without upper limbs who use their feet to reach for an item engage the same area in the brain that people with hands use to reach for something, report Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists.
GUMC in the News
Calendar of Events
Monday, November 2
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A webinar with Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota.
Co-sponsored by the MS Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) program and PharmedOUT. Register.
Meeting & Affirming: Authentic Voices in the TransCommunity
Monday, November 2
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A panel discussion, moderated by Elke Zschaebitz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, assistant professor, Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies, examines human rights and intersectionality on Trans experiences and their specific health care needs. Sponsored by the School of Nursing & Health Studies and School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Register.
Bhussry Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 3
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Featuring Adam Marcus, PhD, professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and associate director for basic research and shared resources and scientific director, Integrated Cellular Imaging Shared Resource at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Join via Zoom.
Panopto: Recording and Sharing Lecture Videos
Thursday, November 5
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Participants in this workshop will learn to use Panopto recorder to record lectures with videos, animations and cursor or pointer movement, use notes in PowerPoint while recording, edit recordings, add quizzes to lectures and add lectures to Canvas. Register here.
Thursday, November 5
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Stefan Hell, PhD, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry and a director of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, presents “MINFLUX Nanoscopy and Related Matters.” Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Join online.
Thursday, November 5
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Friday, November 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Hazel H. Szeto, MD, PhD, director of research at the Social Profit Network Research Laboratory, professor emerita of pharmacology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and scientific founder of Stealth Biotherapeutics, presents “An Alternative to Target-based Drug Discovery -- Optimizing Mitochondrial Bioenergetics to Combat Noncommunicable Diseases.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and MedStar Health Research Institute. Join via Zoom.
Friday, November 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Carrie Chen, MD, PhD, associate dean of assessment and educational scholarship and professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, presents “Assessment-Basic Principles.” Register.
Friday, November 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Share, listen and reflect on current events pre- and post-election. Led by Georgia Wong, Kim Davis, Marcela Campoli. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. RSVP. A Zoom link will be shared the day of the event.
Friday, November 6
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

The third MCEF Forum focused on the election and its aftermath. Share strategies and learn more about engaging challenging topics while supporting yourself and your students. Sponsored by CNDLS. Join via Zoom.
Monday, November 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Ryan Downey, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and co-director of the MS in Physiology Program at Georgetown, presents “Creating and Using Question-Driven Learning: Outcomes and Reflections from a Post-COVID Teaching Experience.” Sponsored by CENTILE. Register.
Tuesday, November 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A panel of Georgetown Master of Arts in Arab Studies alumni working in development and humanitarian aid in various parts of the Middle East and North Africa region discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their work. RSVP.
Wednesday, November 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

A presentation featuring Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, senior associate dean for community outreach and engagement, and professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sponsored by Health and the Public Interest Program. Register.
Wednesday, November 11
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Participate in this series of conversations that aim to bring students, staff and faculty together in order to imagine and design anti-racist initiatives and pedagogical approaches. Co-sponsored by Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; CNDLS; and Program in Learning, Design, and Technology. Register by 11/10 at 9 a.m.
Thursday, November 12
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Develop a personalized social media public engagement plan. Part of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Communicating Science Workshops facilitated by AAAS. Sponsored by the GHUCCTS and AAAS. Register.
Thursday, November 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Carole Sargent, PhD, director of scholarly publications at Georgetown, leads an interactive workshop about imposter syndrome in medicine and how to address it. Sponsored by the American Medical Women’s Association, Georgetown Women in Medicine and SOM Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Register.
Thursday, November 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

“Navigating Cultural Forces and COVID - Exploring Your Values” is the focus of this session in a series of conversations that address well-being for students, staff and faculty in the time of COVID-19. Sponsored by CNDLS, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Health Education Services. Join via Zoom.
Friday, November 13
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Mihai Giurcanu, PhD, research associate professor in the Biostatistics Laboratory, University of Chicago Medical Center, presents “Causal Inference using Generalized Empirical Likelihood.” Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. Register.
Friday, November 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The second session in the CENTILE-Sponsored Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER) program. Two presenters receive feedback from Teaching Academy members to improve their educational projects at any stage (design, data collection, data analysis, dissemination). Sign up to present by emailing CENTILE@georgetown.edu. Register.
Friday, November 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Share, listen and reflect on current events pre- and post-election. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. RSVP. A Zoom link will be shared the day of the event.
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,
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.
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