Condemnation of Criminal Acts at the Capitol
Following the disturbing and criminal activity in Washington on January 6, Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, condemned the violent acts and encouraged our community to “walk a path of renewed commitment to actions that represent the values that bind us together as members of the Georgetown University community.” Read his letter here.
GUMC Stories
After an international search, Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP, has been named the director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE). Sulmasy is the André Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics and a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and the Department of Philosophy in Georgetown College.
Several Georgetown alumni have been singled out as “Rising Stars” in a list of “1000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” published at the end of December in “Crosstalk,” the Cell Mentor blog hosted by Cell Press. The Community of Scholars, responsible for the selection, described the scientists as “champions of change” and “gladiators of purpose.”
The Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities honored Theresa Vargas, a metro columnist with The Washington Post, with its Geraldine P. Waldorf Making a Difference Award for amplifying the voices and issues that confront persons with developmental and other disabilities.
Reflecting on their work at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ani Bilazarian (NHS’17) and Caroline Kechejian (NHS’17) said that the patients and their families are the real heroes.
News and Announcements
While the new vaccines help prevent individuals from getting sick with COVID-19, research is still underway to understand if a vaccinated individual can transmit the virus to others. For these reasons, everyone, even those who have been vaccinated, must continue to be vigilant in following Georgetown's public health and safety measures. Read the full public health alert here.
The Office of the Dean for Research would like to remind you of its scientific editing pilot program. The goal of this service is to increase the merit and fundability of GUMC’s research proposals, specifically R01 proposals. Please submit your R01 specific aims page and research plans as a Word document to the Office of the Dean for Research (gumcresearch@georgetown.edu) one month prior to the sponsor’s submission deadline. Proposals will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis for scientific merit, syntax, and grammar.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to cultivate your creative side? Check out free online classes in expressive writing, knitting, yoga and more from the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program. Classes start next week - learn more here.
GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Monday, January 11
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. 
Via Zoom

Leverage the functionality of Zoom for teaching remotely. Learn how to use Chat, Whiteboard and Polling functions, and create and manage attendance and poll reports. Register.
Tuesday, January 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Anne Kenworthy, PhD, professor and interim vice-chair, molecular physiology and biophysics, and professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, presents “Biogenesis and Function of Membrane Nanodomains.” Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology. Join via Zoom.
Monday, January 11
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. 
Via Zoom

Leverage the functionality of Zoom for teaching remotely. Learn how to use Chat, Whiteboard and Polling functions, and create and manage attendance and poll reports. Register.
Tuesday, January 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Anne Kenworthy, PhD, professor and interim vice-chair, molecular physiology and biophysics, and professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, presents “Biogenesis and Function of Membrane Nanodomains.” Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, January 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A discussion about “Interactive Online Teaching” features panelists Yvonne Hernandez, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and associate dean for preclinical education, Georgetown School of Medicine; Jessica Jones, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology and co-chair of the Committee on Medical Education; and Jennifer Whitney, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, program director, MS in Physiology, and associate director, Special Masters Program. Sponsored by CENTILE. Register.
Tuesday, January 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn ways to use Excel to prepare data for analysis by removing or modifying data that is incorrect, incomplete, irrelevant, duplicated, or improperly formatted. Register.
Wednesday, January 13
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. 
Via Zoom

Explore ways to share PowerPoint presentations and other screen content through Zoom using basic and advanced share screen options. Register.
Wednesday, January 13 - Friday, January 15 
11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Via Zoom

Each day begins with an hour-long plenary session covering lessons learned from the Fall semester and planning for the Spring. Afternoons feature 45-minute concurrent workshops on balancing the use of digital tools with the pedagogical needs of students. Each workshop is offered twice. Co-sponsored by CNDLS, UIS, ARC, and the GU Library. Register.
Thursday, January 14
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Mary Klotman, MD, dean, Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor for health affairs, Duke University. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, January 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In this series addressing “USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail: Now What do We Do?” Doug Gould, PhD, of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine presents “Pass/Fail Step 1: Implications for a Foundational Science Department.” Sponsored by the International Association of Medical Science Educators, offered by CENTILE. Register.
Friday, January 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom 

The third 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. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, January 19
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A virtual event, featuring gathering time and music followed by three mini-keynote addresses by speakers including Fatima Dyfan (C’21) and Michael Collins, chief of staff for the late Congressman John Lewis, and a Q&A and dialogue among the three speakers. Co-hosted by CNDLS, Center for Social Justice, and Division of Student Affairs. RSVP.
Thursday, January 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In this series addressing “USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail: Now What do We Do?” Jonathan Amiel, MD, of Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons presents “USMLE Step 1 P/F: A UME Curriculum Dean’s Perspective.” Sponsored by the International Association of Medical Science Educators, offered by CENTILE. Register.
Thursday, January 21
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD, professor, pathology and laboratory medicine, UCLA Health. Join via Zoom.
Friday, January 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Paul Kolm, PhD, associate director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute, presents “Meta-Analysis - Consumer Beware!” 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,
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.
Thursday, January 14, 21, or 28
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 1/14, 1/21 or 1/28.
Friday, January 15, 22 or 29
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 1/15, 1/22 or 1/29.
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