News and Announcements
Georgetown Research Town Hall
Thursday, August 20
12:00 p.m.
(Watch your email for Zoom info.)
Topics will include a discussion about additional researchers returning to campus and the badging process. GUMC and main campus researchers can submit questions to
Update on Building Access Procedures
As of Monday, August 17, GOCard access will be deactivated for faculty and staff members who have not been approved to work on campus. If you are approved to work on campus, you must show your Building Access Badge on the GU360 website to enter buildings on campus. Your badge must be green to gain access. Those with red badges will be denied access. New: Complete the COVID-19 daily symptom check-in survey in the One Medical mobile application by midnight each night before you come to campus. Learn more here.
GUMC Stories
Recording a song with a producer and professional musicians was “one of the best days of my life” for Seth Lucash, an amateur musician and a patient at Georgetown Lombardi.
Nina Williams (NHS’22) recently co-founded, with a high school friend, the Student Coalition Against Racism, a group that she hopes will create dialogue, awareness and change.
Earlier this summer, Victoria Jennings, PhD, director and principal investigator at the Institute for Reproductive Health, retired after more than three decades at GUMC.
Other News & Announcements
Newport Receives High Honor from APA
The American Psychological Association (APA) honored Elissa Newport, PhD, with a 2020 APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award at its annual meeting earlier this month. The award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. Newport, a neurology professor, is director of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery.
As of Saturday, August 15, Georgetown University is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. Under this policy, smoking and other tobacco use, including carrying any burning cigarette, cigar or pipe, or any form of e-cigarette, is prohibited within Georgetown University-owned or leased buildings, grounds and vehicles. This policy applies to all GU students, faculty, staff, visitors and contractors, while in GU-owned or leased buildings, grounds or vehicles. Read more here
New Title IX Regulations Take Effect
New U.S. Department of Education regulations took effect on Friday, August 14, requiring colleges and universities to update policies that address sexual misconduct under the federal nondiscrimination law known as Title IX. Learn more about the new regulations and Georgetown’s policies, procedures and resources for students, faculty and staff by visiting the Office of Title IX Compliance website
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
Press Releases
An online COVID-19 symptom tracking tool developed by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center ensures a person’s confidentiality while being able to actively monitor their symptoms.
A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moderate exercise.
Calendar of Events
Institutional Corruption and Clinical Practice Guidelines
Monday, August 17
4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This PharmedOut webinar about industry influence on clinical practice guidelines will feature Lisa Cosgrove, PhD and Joel Lexchin, MD, as well as a Q&A moderated by Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD. To register, email 
Thursday, August 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Medical students and op-ed authors Nomazwe Ncube and Bethany Kette will speak about their respective narrative pieces. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP here.
Thursday, August 20
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join Georgetown biology professor Martha Weiss, PhD, and pharmacology professor Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD (M’88), for an introduction to urban foraging. They discuss foraging in Washington, D.C. and highlight the delicious plants that grow on Georgetown’s campus. Suggested donation supporting the university’s COVID-19 response and student financial aid: $25.
Friday, August 21 or Thursday, August 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP for August 21 here and for August 27 here.
Monday, August 24
11:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Vinya Ariyaratne, MD, president of the faith-inspired movement Sarvodaya, uses the COVID-19 emergency to frame his reflection on Sri Lanka's experience with community-driven development and addresses questions about the pandemic’s impact from Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall. Sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. RSVP required.
Wednesday, August 26
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Researchers who must submit protocols to Georgetown University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) can learn ways to more efficiently and effectively search databases for studies related to animal research. 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
August 18, 19 and 20
11:00 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 session reviewing 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.
Thursdays, August 27 and 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. Register.
Friday, August 28
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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