Members of the Georgetown community seek racial justice in a wide variety of ways – teaching, research, artistic expression, advocacy and activism. Learn more about the news, events, initiatives and experiences advancing racial justice at Georgetown and beyond.
An oral history project is ensuring that the memories and voices of the first African American women to graduate from the School of Nursing – between 1964-1969 – are elevated and become a part of Georgetown University’s historical record.
Black History Month Events
Tuesday, February 9
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Students are invited to participate. RSVP here.
Thursday, February 11 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Learn more and RSVP here.
Tuesday, February 16 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
RSVP by email: Gregory Thornton gt273@georgetown.edu
Wednesday, February 17
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 17
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn more and RSVP here.
Save the Date
GUMC Virtual Community Meeting
Thursday, February 25
4:00 pm

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will join EVP Edward B. Healton and our community for a discussion on racial justice initiatives at the Medical Center.
News and Announcements
All new and early career faculty in the School of Medicine and NHS are invited to apply to be a mentee for the pilot of the 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.
The GUMC Teaching for Inclusion & Equity spring 2021 workshop series will help participants address conversations related to racial justice in the classroom with topics including bias, microaggressions, inclusive team building and creating equity in grading and assessments. Learn more about specific workshops and RSVP here.
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Metro Washington Chapter, in partnership with Georgetown University, will honor Francis Collins, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health with the Eagle Award on February 24 at 4:00 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here.
GUMC In The News
In an opinion published Feb. 7 in The New York Times, Georgetown’s Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell joined with other Black members of the National Academy of Medicine to strongly support COVID-19 vaccinations in light of reported vaccine hesitancy in Black communities.
Calendar of Events
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
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Syed Jalal Khundmiri, PhD, associate professor, Howard University College of Medicine, presents “Transcriptome of Available Kidney Cell Culture Models.” Join via Zoom.
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
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A thought-provoking conversation for GUMC students. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Spaces & Place for Advocacy & Racial-Equity Knowledge. RSVP.
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 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Amanda E. Ferguson, PharmD, RPh, presents “The Equalizer: Examining the Multiple Dimensions of Health Equity and Your Vital Role.” Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Spaces & Place for Advocacy & Racial-Equity Knowledge. RSVP.
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.
Tuesday, February 16 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A talk presented by Christopher J. King, PhD, MHSc, FACHE, associate professor and chai, Department of Health Systems Administration, School of Nursing & Health Studies in honor of Black History Month. RSVP by email: Gregory Thornton, gt273@georgetown.edu.
Wednesday, February 17
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Keith Syson Chan, PhD, associate professor, academic pathology, Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presents “Dying Cells-Induced Non-Classical Mechanisms of Therapeutic Resistance.” Join via Zoom.
Microaggressions, Hostile Comments, Illegal Discrimination: What do We Do Now?
Wednesday, February 17
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Bruce L. Adelson, Esq., instructor, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. RSVP.
Wednesday, February 17
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

The theme of this year’s event is “#BlackDoctorsMatter: Enriching Medicine Since 1837.” Students and clinicians of all backgrounds will engage in candid discussion around the experience of interacting with the medical field as a Black person and through this dialogue process solutions to navigating and addressing the multi-layered disparities that face the Black community. Sponsored by the Georgetown Student National Medical Association and Office of the President. RSVP.
Wednesday, February 17
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Bruce L. Adelson, Esq., instructor, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. RSVP.

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.
Tuesday, February 9
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Leverage the functionality of Zoom for teaching remotely. Learn how to schedule online class meetings, manage participants, create and manage recordings and secure your meetings. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, February 11
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, February 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 2/11, 2/18 or 2/25.
Friday, February 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 2/12, 2/19 or 2/26.
Wednesday, February 17
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Explore ways to share PowerPoint presentations and other screen content through Zoom using basic and advanced share screen options. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
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