Juneteenth — “June” plus “nineteenth” — is a day of celebration to commemorate emancipation and the end of slavery in the United States. As we honor this day and celebrate independence, we also recognize the struggle — historically and in our current moment — to achieve true freedom and justice for all.
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In addition to the joy and excitement of welcoming a new baby to the world, becoming parents as students at GUMC gave these fathers better time management skills, new insights into patient care, a renewed motivation to excel and a sense of gratitude for the kindness of their classmates, faculty and staff members.
Announcements
The Georgetown University Faculty Senate honored two GUMC faculty members with service awards. Jan LaRocque, PhD, associate professor of human science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was recognized for outstanding ongoing service in the transition for the new School of Nursing and School of Health. Family medicine professor, Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, chief public health officer and the entire public health team were recognized for their ongoing leadership and management of Georgetown’s COVID-19 response.
Center for Global Health Practice and Impact Field Directors Visit
Last week, GUMC welcomed the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact's field directors from Cameroon, Haiti, Nigeria, Kenya and Eswatini to our campus for an inspiring week of engagement and strategic planning. We salute their exceptional work in the fight against HIV/AIDS, particularly during the pandemic. 
Residents, fellows and attendings are invited to share stories about experiencing failure, overcoming setbacks and lessons learned as part of the “We Messed Up” Initiative, intended to help medical students build resilience and become better physicians by using mistakes as an opportunity for growth. Organizers anticipate holding an inaugural event in the fall. Those interested in learning more are asked to complete this Google form.
Abstracts are being accepted for the first annual Healthy Aging Symposium on July 14. Topics can include a program related to aging, resources available to support aging or research across any field relevant to aging. Please submit your abstract before midnight on June 23. Selections will be made by June 30.
Geared towards faculty, staff and students, the Sartorial Sanctuary comprises workshops, interactive community building experience and an optional field experience combining principles taken from the lenses of wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion, and identity exploration. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on June 24. Contact coaching co-leads Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH, or Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP, with questions.
All GUMC physician faculty are invited to apply to serve as professional identity formation coaches for the Cura Personalis Fellowship in Professional Identity Formation for the upcoming academic year. Apply by June 30. Learn more about the role and apply. Contact Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD, with any questions.
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Calendar of Events
Tuesday, June 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom

Featuring Catherine Kuo, PhD, associate professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research and the Georgetown University Center for Fibrosis Research and Treatment.
Tuesday, June 21
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Mary Beth Martin, PhD, professor of oncology, presents “Introduction of Cancer Biology.”
Thursday, June 23
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use the online whiteboards Google Jamboard and Zoom Whiteboard to promote student engagement and collaboration in face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library.
Thursday, June 23
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Faculty and staff can receive assistance with online teaching and learning tools available to them.
Dean’s Seminar Series
Thursday, June 23
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom

Featuring Mary Klotman, MD, dean and vice chancellor for health affairs, R.J. Reynolds Professor, Duke University, and Paul Klotman, MD, president and CEO, executive dean, Baylor College of Medicine.
Friday, June 24
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Faculty and staff can receive assistance with online teaching and learning tools available to them.
Tuesday, June 28
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This seminar series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Jan Blancato, PhD, professor of oncology and associate professor of neurology, presents “Basics of Cancer Genetics.”
Tuesday, June 28
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more.
Tuesday, June 28
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join a discussion addressing important topics related to adolescent and children’s mental health, featuring a presentation on acknowledging and treating psychological trauma by Flavia Desouza, MD, MHS, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at MedStar­ Georgetown University Hospital. Also covered will be questions to ask before participating in a clinical trial.
Wednesday, June 29
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Who Will Fund and Where Can You Disseminate Your Education Scholarship?” is the final session in this series. Participants will summarize the previous five sessions, which addressed planning research, networking, writing, and educator identity, then wrap up the series with a discussion about funding and dissemination. Co-sponsored by UCSF School of Medicine; Georgetown University School of Medicine; Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Thursday, June 30 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jointly hosted by the Global Action on Men’s Health, the Center for Men’s Health Equity (part of the Georgetown University Racial Justice Institute) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), this high-level webinar will bring together policymakers, member states, NGOs, health professionals, researchers and advocates to discuss the state of men’s health and gender equal masculinities in the region, and begin identifying and implementing effective ways to improve men’s health outcomes.
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