Commemorating Juneteenth This Week
Graphic of Juneteenth with African Diaspora Colors
June 19 or "Juneteenth" is a day of celebration commemorating emancipation and the end of slavery in the U.S. As we honor this day, we also recognize the struggle - historically and in our current moment - to achieve true freedom and justice for all. All are encouraged to use the university holiday (observed on Friday, June 18) as an opportunity to take part in community and personal reflection.
New Stories
A new study - published by AARP District of Columbia in collaboration with the Department of Health Systems Administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies - offers a substantive look at the health and socioeconomic disparities affecting older Black adults who reside in the nation’s capital.
This month, the open online course “Urban Health in Crisis: Response from Sub-Saharan Africa” launched on edX thanks to a collaboration among the University of Ghana, the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana and Georgetown University.
Known for his work to decrease the consequences of drug addiction, contributions to drug treatment and policy, and strong advocacy for vulnerable populations, Martin Iguchi, PhD, former dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, recently passed away after a long illness.
News and Announcements
A June 8 Georgetown announcement invited faculty to return to campus and shared information regarding an expansion of research/laboratory capacity. Faculty requesting access to offices should complete the Campus Eligibility Request form and select “Faculty Office Access” as the primary reason for requesting access. Research laboratories will now be permitted to operate at 75% capacity with 6 feet of physical distancing. As of July 1, laboratories will be permitted to operate at 100% capacity subject to the same physical distancing requirement. Read the announcement here.
The Bias Reduction and Improvement Coaching (BRIC) program is a train-the-trainer professional development opportunity for a diverse cohort of faculty and staff. The goal of BRIC is to mitigate the impacts of unconscious bias, as this bias affects recruitment, selection, cultivation, promotions and advancement of employees at GUMC. Applications to participate in the BRIC program are due July 30 and the program will start in September. Information sessions about the BRIC program will be held June 30 and July 27. Learn more about information sessions and register here. Email somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu with questions.
The Cura Personalism Fellowship in Professional Identity Formation (PIF) is inviting any physician faculty members to apply to serve as PIF coaches for the upcoming academic year at the School of Medicine. Applications are due by June 15. Learn more about the responsibilities of this role and apply here. Contact Christopher Spevak (christopher.spevak@georgetown.edu) with questions.
GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Monday, June 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, this Health Equity Forum will address navigating feelings, supporting youth and preventing suicide and self harm. Part of the new interprofessional “Do No Harm” series. RSVP.
Tuesday, June 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn to find validated instruments using the Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) and Mental Measurements Yearbook databases. Search for and find/select questionnaires, rating scales, surveys, etc. to measure responses to a given problem/topic in psychology, medicine, nursing, and other fields. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Tuesday, June 15
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
White-Gravenor (Esplanade - Tent)

Walk with Katie Gottschalk, JD, LLM, executive director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and discuss the law and policy efforts around COVID-19. Sponsored by the Global Health Initiative. RSVP.
Wednesday, June 16
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use Poll Everywhere and Google Jamboard to promote student engagement and collaboration in face-to-face or online classes. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Wednesday, June 16
12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This event includes a showing of an excerpt of “Here I Am,” which explores the loving and complicated relationship of Mélisande Short-Colomb, community engagement associate, Georgetown's Lab for Global Performance & Politics; founding council member, GU272 Descendants Association; board advisor, Georgetown Memory Project, with the university. This is followed by a conversation on the future of racial justice in America, Georgetown’s history with slavery, and the role of racism in medicine. RSVP.
Wednesday, June 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

The first session of the GHUCCTS Regulatory, Ethics, Knowledge & Support (REKS) summer webinar series on “Pathways to Decentralized (Virtual) Clinical Trials” features Nichelle Cobb, PhD, senior advisor for strategic initiatives for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, discussing “Introduction to Decentralized Clinical Trials.” Register.
Wednesday, June 16 - Friday, June 18
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Cutting the Cord: Curtailing Commercial Influence on Healthcare” brings together nationally and internationally recognized experts in medicine, nursing, law, psychology, and sociology in an interdisciplinary conference aimed at fostering collaboration across professions to focus on creating solutions to combat industry influence on health care. Presented by PharmedOut. View more information and register.
Thursday, June 17
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about NanoString Technologies now available for use at Georgetown University, which can provide multiplexed, direct digital quantification of DNA, RNA, and/or proteins and spatial profiling of RNA and proteins. Register.
Thursday, June 17
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Nancy Brown, MD, C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. CME/CE credit may be offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Monday, June 21
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Tuesday, June 22
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Professor of Oncology Mary Beth Martin, PhD, presents “Introduction of Cancer Biology.” Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, June 22
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
White-Gravenor (Esplanade - Tent)

Walk with Joan Lombardi, PhD, senior scholar at the Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development, and Phyllis Magrab, MD, professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine and director of the Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University, and discuss the importance of providing children with the critical supports for healthy development and well-being amid challenging global issues. Sponsored by the Global Health Initiative. RSVP.
Thursday, June 24
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Graduate students, particularly PhD students, can learn how to get started with Pivot/Proquest, the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities, which can be difficult to navigate. Presented by the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards. Register.
Pedagogy + Technology
CNDLS’ annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISIwill kick off May 25 - 27 with Productive Open Design Spaces (PODS) for teams wanting to work on their own teaching and learning projects as well as virtual sessions including panels with students, faculty, and staff. You can propose a PODS team project or contact cndls@georgetown.edu for more information.  
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.
Thursday, June 17 or 24
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 6/17 or 6/24.
Friday, June 25
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

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 for 6/25.
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