News and Announcements
Beginning Tuesday, September 1, Georgetown will implement enhanced testing requirements. The university’s protocol includes routine testing of community members with a regular presence on campus and students residing in the Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall neighborhoods (“Neighborhoods”). In general, if you are on campus two or more times per week, you should be tested twice each week. If you are on campus once per week or are a student residing in the Neighborhoods, you should be tested once each week. Learn how to schedule your test here.
Student Behavior and New COVID-19 Student Conduct Policies
As we begin the new academic year and welcome back individuals to campus and to the neighborhoods, it is important to remember the importance of complying with the Georgetown University Community Compact (“Community Compact”), the District of Columbia and the federal government, and the significant potential repercussions for those who violate these rules. We will only be successful in returning to campus if we all comply with the safety guidelines and acknowledge that our responsibilities do not end at the boundaries of our campus. Read more here.
Every one of us makes choices that contribute to a healthy and safe environment, no matter where we are. When we each play our part, our collective power can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Watch the video and learn more about how we can make a difference in the fight against COVID-19 here.
GUMC Stories
The new program will build a national policy workforce to respond to one of the most untreated chronic health conditions in the country and will train future leaders in the addiction policy field.
The new AAN fellows include Dr. Robin Begley (BSN 1977), Dr. Kathleen Griffith (BSN 1994, MS-Nursing 1996), Dr. Erin Harnett (BSN 1973) and Dr. Dennis Spence (MS-Nursing 2001).
Other News & Announcements
In a letter to the GUMC community, Edward B. Healton, executive vice president of the medical center and executive dean of the School of Medicine, stated his support for members of our Black community following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Read his letter and learn of support resources here.
The Staff/AAP Council provides a formal, University-recognized, duly-elected body for staff and academic and administrative professionals to consider issues and act as a voice to University decision-makers, administrators, and executives. Any eligible staff member or AAP can nominate him or herself or another eligible colleague to run for the Advisory Council. Nominations will be accepted through September 30 at this website.
Recognizing the dependent care challenges faced by Georgetown University employees due to COVID-19, the University will offer assistance in defraying dependent care costs up to a maximum of $1000 per eligible applicant for the Fall 2020 semester. Learn more about eligible applicants, reimbursable expenses and the application process here.
Catch up on the latest news from the School of Nursing & Health Studies by reading the most recent newsletter available here.
GUMC in the News
COMMENTARY: Dallas Morning News In a health crisis, hope can be reborn (Mark Dybul)

CNN Vaccine approval and FDA (Jesse Goodman)
The Washington Post Rushing convalescent plasma therapy for covid-19 isn’t wise (Adriane Fugh-Berman)

C-SPAN After Words with Debora MacKenzie (Claire Standley)
NPR All Things Considered Save The Whales. Save The Tigers. Save The Tapeworms? (Colin Carlson)

Press Releases
Misconceptions about the way climate and weather impact exposure and transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, create false confidence and have adversely shaped risk perceptions, say a team of Georgetown University researchers.

The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and GUMC have collaborated to hardwire content aligned with NAHQ’s industry-standard Healthcare Quality Competency Framework into Georgetown’s Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership.

Calendar of Events
Monday, August 31

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.
Hippocrates Café
Tuesday, September 1
12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A virtual open mic hosted by Georgetown Arts and Medicine. Donations for Médecins Sans Frontières will be accepted. If you’re interested in performing, complete this form.
Wednesday, September 2
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

“COVID-19 in 2021: What Lies Ahead?” is the first event in this discussion series that addresses the most important health law issues of the day. Three leading public figures in the COVID-19 response discuss their expectations for the future, lingering threats and the types of policy and behavior changes needed to truly end the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Lawrence Gostin. Register.
Thursday, September 3
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn best practices for creating and consuming data visualizations, discuss common issues with data visualizations, and explore a simple tool to get started creating your own. Register.
Dean’s Seminar Series
Thursday, September 3
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hari Shroff of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering presents “Multiscale Biological Imaging at High Spatiotemporal Resolution.” Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Submit questions for Shroff by September 2 here. Join online.
Thursday, September 3
6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Watch the authors featured in the newest edition of Cura Conversations read their poems and essays. Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Tuesday, September 8
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to plan for a visualization project, choose appropriate chart types, and use Tableau Public to create engaging and interactive charts. Register.
Thursday, September 10
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

A panel discussion focusing on two issues: Given the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, how should the religious response to HIV change so that progress toward ending the HIV pandemic by 2030 is sustained? What are the most effective strategies for religious communities to battle HIV and COVID-19 at the same time? Sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. RSVP required.
Tuesday, September 8
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to plan for a visualization project, choose appropriate chart types, and use Tableau Public to create engaging and interactive charts. Register.

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
Thursdays, September 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.
Friday, September 11, 18 and 25
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.
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