In a letter to the GUMC community, Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, reaffirmed “that achieving racial justice and eliminating racism at GUMC, in all its forms, is our highest priority.”
GUMC Stories
Celebrating excellence in research, mentoring and teaching, the Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) annual awards ceremony honored women faculty members.
For years to come, the social, cultural and historical contexts of the coronavirus pandemic will be subjects of intense interest and study. In the fall semester of 2020, several Georgetown students started to dive into these areas through the recently established Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative.
News and Announcements
All new and early career faculty in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies are invited to apply as a mentee the pilot GUMC Mentoring Program, an evidence-based, professional development program with individual mentoring, peer and group collaboration and coaching. Applications are due February 12. Learn more about the mentoring program including time requirements, benefits and the application process, and contact gumcmentoring@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.
Due to a marked increase in numbers of positive COVID-19 cases affecting our community, Georgetown took temporary measures to limit the exposure. As public health conditions allow, the university will end the adjustments on February 15. Learn more here.
Additionally, due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases, students are encouraged to avoid indoor social gatherings at this time. Learn more here.
Georgetown leaders have received many questions from members of our community about vaccine eligibility and availability in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. While vaccination eligibility is generally determined by your place of residence and your state’s vaccination distribution plan, the university has created a website, which includes available information that will be updated regularly. Learn more here.
Please join university leadership Wednesday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m. for a virtual staff/AAP community forum. Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, Georgetown's interim chief public health officer, and Mike Sachtleben, president of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, will provide the latest updates about COVID-19. RSVP and submit questions here.
Khanna Appointed Orthopaedics Chair
A. Jay Khanna, MD (C’92, M’95), has been named the physician executive director of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, Washington Region, academic chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine and chief of orthopaedic surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Khanna will starts April 1.
Georgetown University and MedStar Health’s joint brand mark represents our partnership in research and education. New co-branded templates with the joint brand marks are now available for commonly used applications including research posters, PowerPoint presentations, and letterhead. The use of the templates when presenting collaborative research or educational initiatives is strongly encouraged. Learn more about the appropriate use of the joint brand marks and download the templates here
Rescheduled: East-West Road Closure on February 6
On Saturday, February 6, access to Reservoir Road via East-West Road will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The closure will facilitate the installation of new MRI equipment in the New Research Building. For questions or concerns, please contact GU project manager Katherine Williams at 202-997-6627.
Press Releases
Pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal of all cancers, is capable of evading attacks by immune cells by changing its microenvironment so that the immune cells suppress, rather than support, an attack on the tumor, according to a study led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
Male breast cancer patients were found to have a high prevalence of cardiovascular conditions, in a small study of this rare patient population led by a School of Medicine student.
Around Campus
Psychology professor Abigail Marsh says fear is one of the greatest determining factors of our behavior and how we relate to those around us. She and a team of researchers published a study today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B to explore the concept of fear through a woman born with a rare brain disorder that prevents her from experiencing fear.
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Calendar of Events
Monday, February 1
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the chairs of appointment and promotions for each school, Max Riesenhuber (CAP) and John Kraemer (APT), to learn more about the appointment and promotion process for Tenure line faculty. Register. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions.
Tuesday, February 2
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to dispense assignments and provide feedback, create and deploy quizzes for self-learning and exams for grading, analyze and manage students' test results and grades, and use online exam security tools. Register.
Wednesday, February 3
11:00 a.m. - 12 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. Register.
Wednesday, February 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to find full-text journal articles, make interlibrary loan requests and more. Attend in person or remotely. Register.
Thursday, February 4 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

This conversation will explore BIPOC mental health issues, related specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic and racism/racial injustice; take a deep dive into stigma, barriers, and structural and systemic racism within the health care system; and explore strategies, resources and support available during these challenging times. Co-sponsored by the Gender+ Justice Initiative, the Counseling and Psychiatric Service at Georgetown University (CAPS), Office of Student Equity & Inclusion (OSEI), Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GU School of Medicine, Women in Science and Education (WISE). Register.
Thursday, February 4
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In this series addressing “USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail: Now What do We Do?” Jack Boulet, PhD, of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research and Bob Cain, DO, of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine present “USMLE Step 1: Osteopathic and International Perspectives.” Sponsored by the International Association of Medical Science Educators, offered by CENTILE. Register.
Friday, February 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the chair of the Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee, John Kraemer, to learn more about the appointment and promotion process for the NHS Educator or Research line. Register. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions.
Clinical and Translational Research Grand Rounds
Friday, February 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Paul Nagy, PhD, professor in radiology and health science informatics at Johns Hopkins and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center, presents “Leveraging a Precision Medicine Platform to Accelerate COVID-19 Research for Rapid Translation to Clinical Use Both Locally and Nationally.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and MedStar Health Research Institute. Join via Zoom.
Friday, February 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Ann Jay, MD, MedStar Georgetown neuroradiologist and associate professor of radiology and otolaryngology, and Shiloh Jones, PhD, Georgetown associate professor of biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology, present “Small Group Teaching.” Register.
Friday, February 5
1:00 - 3:00 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.
Monday, February 8
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn to make the most of Excel for cleaning and/or analyzing your data. Receive step-by-step practice with some of the most helpful formulas, tips, and tools to save you time working with large data sets in Excel. Register.
Tuesday, February 9
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

Deus Bazira, Dr.PH., MPH, MBA, co-director and associate professor of medicine with the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact at Georgetown University, presents “Optimizing Data-to-Care Outcomes to Achieve HIV Epidemic Control in Haiti and Cameroon.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. More information.
Tuesday, February 9
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, president of global immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, presents “Managing COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution.” Sponsored by Georgetown Global Health Initiative. RSVP.
Wednesday, February 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Learn about research data management best practices and data requirements for NIH and NSF grants. Topics covered will include data management plans, data documentation and metadata, data lifecycle, data archiving and preservation, and data sharing and reuse. Register.
Wednesday, February 10
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn the basics of this reference manager software. Register.
Thursday, February 11
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Michaela U. Gack, PhD, Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair and scientific director, Florida Research & Innovation Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida, presents “Antiviral Innate Immune Defense Mechanisms and Viral Escape.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.

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, February 4, 11, 18 or 25
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 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 or 2/25.
Friday, February 5, 12, 19 or 26
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 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 or 2/26.
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