GUMC Stories
The COVID-19 pandemic prompts educators, patient actors and medical students to work together to ramp up telehealth training.
By opening his own clinic, family nurse practitioner Michael Menchaca (G’15) has been able to provide holistic patient care in the spirit of cura personalis .
News & Announcements
In recognition of his imminent transition from Dean for Medical Education to dean emeritus, the student-organized Georgetown Medical Review has published Hoya Saxa: An Interview with Dean Stephen Ray Mitchell .”
The American Thyroid Association awarded Georgetown Professor of Medicine Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, MPH, its Distinguished Service Award. The award honors a member who has made important and continuing contributions to the association.
Research Restart Reminders
Research restart plans are still being accepted via the GMS portal that opened June 22. Please refer to the guidelines outlined in the document “ Restarting Research Activities at Georgetown: a phased approach ” as well as the floor plans made available on June 23. Final approval of plans will be made by the dean, in consultation with the chair and others. Conditional approval of individual plans will change to full approval when 1) the DC government has agreed to accept the university s research reopening plan, and 2) the university is ready to implement key operational safeguards.
In gratitude for the work that Georgetown community members have put into the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in appreciation for the additional effort involved with planning for the upcoming fall semester, President DeGioia has granted employees one special paid leave day to be taken to extend the July Fourth holiday into a four-day weekend. This special paid leave day may also be taken as a floating holiday any day through August 31, if it is not feasible to extend the July Fourth break.
The East-West Road project, ongoing since January 2019, is nearing completion. Designed by engineering/architectural firm Dewberry, the project includes a plaza that refreshes adjacent open space and provides a direct connection between Reservoir Road and the Georgetown Lombardi Circle. View a gallery of images.
While a travel moratorium for faculty and staff remains in place until further notice, Georgetown Travel Services announced its transition to a new managed travel service provider, Corporate Travel Partners, effective Wednesday, July 1. When travel resumes, any university-sponsored travel must be booked through Georgetown Travel Services.
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Calendar of Events
Monday, June 29
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Clinical and Public Health Cancer Genetics” is the next presentation in this series designed for all trainees to learn about ongoing research in the field of cancer prevention at Georgetown Lombardi and opportunities to engage in research. Register.
Tuesday, June 30 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

This international webinar features Patricia Turner, MD, of The American College of Surgeons, Salman Al Sabah, MD, of Jabir Al-Ahmad Hospital, Kuwait, and Michael Sachtleben of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, in a discussion moderated by Waddah Al-Refaie, MD, of Georgetown Lombardi and MGUH. Register .
Tuesday, June 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A personal and professional development opportunity to address racial inequities and improve cultural competency. Sponsored by the SOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion. RSVP .
Tuesday, June 30
12:00 p.m.

Join Richard Jackson, MD, pediatrician and professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA for a discussion on advocacy and environmental activism for health professionals. Sponsored by GUSOM’s Climate Health and Medical Sustainability Group. RSVP for Zoom link.
Tuesday, June 30
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Professor of Oncology and Associate Professor of Neurology Jan Blancato, PhD, presents “Basics of Cancer Genetics.” Register .
Thursday, July 2
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

“COVID-19: Ethical Trials and Tribulations of Evaluating New Therapeutics” with James Giordano, PhD, professor in the departments of neurology and biochemistry and chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at GUMC. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association and Georgetown University in cooperation with the Pellegrino Center. Register .
Research Seminar
Tuesday, July 7
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Brendon Lee, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at Australian National University, presents “Predicting Antibiotic Resistance Mutations in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Using Protein Engineering.” Sponsored by Georgetown Lombardi and the Center for Discovery & Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. Join online or call in: 1-888-240-2560; Meeting ID: 701754155
Wednesday, July 8
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

See a demonstration of how to use PubMed’s My NCBI account and My Bibliography as well as SciENcv. Register .
Friday, July 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

SOM Associate Dean of Assessment and Educational Scholarship Carrie Chen, MD, PhD, presents “Assessment in Competency-Based Education.” Register .
Friday, October 2
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Via Zoom

This year’s symposium, held virtually, features a live keynote talk by Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; guest speakers; and this year’s PrecisionFDA Biomarker Discovery challenge winners. Presented by Georgetown’s Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics. Register .
Instructional Continuity Support
See the  Instructional Continuity @GU website for i nformation about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 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 - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CNDLS is holding instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room . Please stop by if you need help or dial in at (646)-558-8656 (meeting ID: 386 980 1070).
After hours, email .
Monday, June 29
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to create and manage course sites, add and organize course content, use the calendar, and communicate with students. Register .
Tuesday, June 30
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 .
Weekly Through August 14

Offered three days of each week of the summer to help faculty plan for maximally flexible fall 2020 teaching (in-person, online, or some combination of both). Register with department/cohort or individually .

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