News and Announcements
Important Changes to Fall 2020 Plans
On July 29, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced that due to the acceleration of the spread of the novel coronavirus and increasing interstate travel restrictions, courses for all graduate and undergraduate students will begin in virtual mode. Read his letter .

GUMC Executive Vice President Edward B. Healton shared how the changed Fall 2020 plans impact medical center community. Read his letter here .
Resources for Virtual Instruction
Faculty and staff preparing for remote instruction for fall 2020 can find resources and trainings offered by UIS, CNDLS, Classroom Educational Technology Services and Dahlgren Memorial Library. Specific information about upcoming workshops is listed below. In addition, previously recorded webinars about instructional continuity are available here.
GUMC Stories
Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi are studying whether 3D breast screenings actually improve detection of — and survival from — life-threatening breast cancers.
Despite the difficulties they’ve faced, the clinical research teams at Georgetown have worked tirelessly to continue supporting researchers and study participants.
Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science Turns 10
Since its debut, GHUCCTS has supported research conducted by more than 800 investigators and trainees, leading to over 550 peer-reviewed publications.
When Christina Garza (C'01, M'08) saw that her patients needed technology to connect with their families and caregivers, she turned to School of Medicine alumni for help.
The American Nurses Association and The Washington Post selected NHS' Ladan Eshkevari as a 'star nurse,' noting that she and others "represent the epitome of skill, professionalism and care."
Other News & Announcements
Reminder for Researchers Returning to Campus
Researchers who have been tested or are in the testing process via One Medical must sign a consent form that allows One Medical to share COVID-19 test results and daily risk assessment information with Georgetown. Sign the consent form here .
Updates from the IRB
Two updates have been made regarding Georgetown’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) relevant to investigators. Learn more here .
Regular Parking Resumes for Fall
Starting September 1, regular parking operations will resume on campus. Learn more here .
Call for Global Health Faculty Mentors
Every fall and spring, Georgetown’s Global Health Initiative recruits 10-15 undergraduate and graduate student fellows from across the university to work with faculty members on global health research projects. For Fall 2020, GHI will recruit 10 fellows and pay their salaries to work with you on a global health project for 5-10 hours per week. If you are interested in serving as a GHI fellow faculty mentor, please complete this questionnaire by noon on Friday, August 7. Contact Yvonne Quek if you have any questions.
Apply for the GUMC Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences
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
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Calendar of Events
Tuesday, August 4
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Please join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA) and John Kraemer, the chair of the NHS appointment, promotions and tenure (APT) committee, to learn more about the appointment and promotion process. RSVP here . Contact Karen Bokoski if you have any questions.
Tuesday, August 4
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Professor of Oncology Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, presents “Diet, Gut Microbiota and Cancer.” Register .
Friday, August 7
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in celebrating the work of the ARCHES fellows and learn about their op-eds on health disparities. RSVP here .
Thursday, August 13
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A two-hour 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 .
Support for Virtual Instruction
See the  Instructional Continuity @GU website for i nformation 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 (m eeting 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 .
Monday, August 3
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 .
Tuesday, August 4
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 .
Wednesdays, August 5 or 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 .
Friday, August 7
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Story Maps is a tool that allows users to create narrative maps. Look at sample Story Maps, discuss best practices for narrative mapping, and explore the tool. Register .
Friday, August 7
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use lecture capture software to record, post, and reuse your class lectures. Register .
Friday, August 7
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use Zotero reference management software to collaborate, explore advanced features, and get some tips to integrate it into your research workflow. Register .
Thursdays, August 13 and 27, September 3
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.
Weekly Through August 14

Offered three days of each week of the summer to help faculty plan for maximally flexible fall 2020 teaching (in-person, online, or some combination of both). Register with department/cohort or individually .
August 18, 19 and 20
10:00 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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