Special Announcement
John J. DeGioia
Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean, SOM

Invite you to a live event introducing
Georgetown University School of Medicine’s

Dean for Medical Education

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00 am ET

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Before opening their electronic The Georgetown Medical Humanities Program, a cross-campus collaboration among Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and the Georgetown University Medical Center, will offer an undergraduate minor in Medical Humanities, Culture and Society starting in Fall 2021.
When the coronavirus pandemic began, Karen Li (M’24) and her sister started an Instagram account to share easy recipes their friends could use to stretch their ingredients while minimizing trips to the grocery store. By raising funds for nonprofit organizations, including Stop AAPI Hate, it became so much more.
Social epidemiologist Debbie Barrington, PhD, MPH, conceptualized the class last year as the world and United States were learning COVID-19and the disproportionate impact it would have on the most vulnerable.
A Message from Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH
Dear Members of the GUMC Community:

On Monday, the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death is scheduled to begin. I have no doubt that through media coverage, we will see and hear videos from that horrible day last summer that will provoke and give rise to feelings of anger, hurt and being unsafe, all over again. In our virtual environment, it can be especially difficult to know when others around us need care. It can also feel challenging to access the right words or know what to say in these instances addressing racial justice.

If you or someone you know at Georgetown needs help during this time, please share this information below with them.

I wish you the very best as we journey through this painful time.

Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences
Executive Dean, Georgetown University School of Medicine

For Students:
  • You may schedule an appointment with CAPS by calling (202) 687-6985 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday. In the event of an emergency after hours, please call (833) 960-3006 and you will be connected to a trained behavioral specialist.
  • School of Medicine students can schedule an immediate appointment with CAPS by emailing Dr. Simoné Jalon at sj787@georgetown.edu.
  • The Office of Campus Ministry is available to all students during business hours by calling (202) 687-5259. In addition, chaplains in residence may be reached after hours by calling (202) 677-0361.
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is available to all students for individual consults and group meeting spaces. Email at somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu or contact Dean Susan Cheng at smc307@georgetown.edu or Isela Melendez-Carpio at im437@georgetown.edu.

For Faculty and Staff:
  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides free confidential counseling and referral services to faculty, AAPs, and staff. For more information, visit hr.georgetown.edu/fsap or call (202) 687-2396.
  • More mental health and telehealth resources for students, faculty, and staff can be found here.

Resources for Addressing Racial Justice and Having Conversations
News and Announcements
On March 23, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia shared a letter with the Georgetown community with important updates regarding Commencement for the Class of 2021. Read more here.
Based on the current trajectory of the pandemic in the United States, it is anticipated that the conditions will be in place this fall to bring our full community back and resume more regular life on our campuses. Read more here.
Leavey Center Sidewalk Repairs Start March 30
The sidewalk between the Leavey hotel entrance and the pedestrian entrance to the Leavey parking garage (covered by the awning with the Starbucks logo) on it) will be repaired starting March 30. For approximately two weeks, the sidewalk will be fenced off and the pedestrian entrance to the Leavey parking garage will be closed. Signs for a pedestrian detour will be posted through the hotel entrance and North Hall of the Leavey Center.
The Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) will kick off their annual Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) on May 25 with Productive Open Design Spaces (PODS), a flexible virtual multi-day experience open to teams of faculty, staff and students with at least two members from Georgetown. TLISI will also offer sessions and workshops starting August 20 before the beginning of fall semester. Additionally, in order to better understand faculty and student survey feedback on remote learning and teaching, CNDLS will hold small group sessions on April 9 or April 16. If you are interested, please indicate your availability here by April 5.
Abstract submissions for the virtual 2021 MedStar Health-Georgetown University Research Symposium and the CENTILE Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions are now being accepted. All MedStar and Georgetown physicians, nurses, researchers, staff, residents and fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts by March 30 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more here.
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) will hold a 50th anniversary symposium on bioethics June 1-5 in association with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The symposium will be virtual and free of charge. Learn more here and RSVP here.
Calendar of Events
Passover Seder, Today, March 28th,
4:00 – 5:30 pm via Zoom

Palm Sunday Mass, Today, March 28, 7:00 pm via Georgetown's Facebook page

Socially distant but spiritually connected, the university will livestream Passover Seder and Holy Week services.
March 28 - Sunday, April 4
Tuesday, March 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Giorgio Trinchieri, MD, chief of the Laboratory of Integrative Cancer Immunology, NIH Distinguished Investigator, and head of the Cancer Immunology Section for NIH, presents “Targeting the Microbiome in Cancer Immunotherapy.” Join via Zoom.
Thursday April 1
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring keynote fireside chat with Tamorah Lewis, MD, PhD, neonatologist and clinician scientist at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, followed by breakout sessions delving into this year’s theme: “Our Place, Purpose & Power: Exploring Identity.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown University School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Learning Society Advisory Committee, and Gold Humanism Society. RSVP.
Wednesday, April 7
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, Morton Goldberg Professor and director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Wilmer Eye Institute, presents “Lessons in Translation: The Immune System in Tissue Repair and Biomaterial Response.” Join via Zoom.
Wednesday, April 7
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Tony Scialli, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine, presents “Classification and Labeling." Sponsored by the M.S. Health & the Public Interest Program. Register.
Wednesday, April 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Presented by Taeyeol Park, PhD, Director of Team-based Learning & Instructional Technology, Instructional Technology Design and Development, Dahlgren Memorial Library. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. RSVP.
Thursday, April 8
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 9
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Faculty and students from across the university come together to share work and discuss further opportunities for interdisciplinary conversations on issues of gender, race, class, religion, abilities, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality, inequity and inequality. Sponsored by the Gender+ Justice Initiative. Register.
Thursday, April 8
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health, presents “How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics.” Co-Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and CENTILE. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, April 8
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Mary Young, MD, Georgetown University, presents “Use of Human Subjects” as part of this training series for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career investigators on the NIH requirement of responsible conduct of research. Sponsored by the GHUCCTS TL1 TBS Program. Register.
Thursday, April 8
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge finalists compete for tens of thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Sponsored by McDonough School of Business. Register.
Friday, April 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Presented by Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP, Sr. Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. Register.
Friday, April 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jessica Jones, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology and co-chair of the Committee on Medical Education; Yumi Jarris, MD, professor of family medicine and director of medical student education, and Andrea Cammack, program manager, medical student education, present “Team Based Learning.” Register.
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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, March 30
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to annotate videos with text and shapes using the iMovie and OpenShot video editors for Mac. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Wednesday, March 31
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to annotate videos with text and shapes using the open-source video editors Windows 10 Photos app and OpenShot Video Editor. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, April 8, 15, 22, 29 
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 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29.
Friday, April 16, 23, 30
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 4/16, 4/23, 4/30.
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