GUMC Stories
This week, President DeGioia announced the launch of Racial Justice Institute (RJI). Derek M. Griffith, PhD, – a professor of medicine, health, and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt – will begin his new role at Georgetown on July 1, as founding co-director of RJI. Griffith joins Robin Lenhardt, JD, and Anita Gonzalez, PhD, as founding members of the RJI. EVP Edward Healton, MD, MPH, shares more here
Students, staff, faculty and Georgetown University leadership, including President John J. DeGioia, gathered virtually for the first GUMC Community Meeting of 2021 that carried a singular focus: racial justice.
During the past year, many Georgetown alumni have used their education to help address the COVID-19 pandemic – providing patient care, conducting scientific research, promoting public health and managing hospital responses. Georgetown’s Office of Mission & Ministry sponsored a special Ignatian retreat to acknowledge their values-based dedication and provide a space for reflection during Lent.
Proving that scholarly sparks can fly in unexpected ways, a cross-campus collaboration between Georgetown University Medical Center and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is applying a holistic new lens to COVID-19.
News and Announcements
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that starting the week of March 1, DC residents who are 16 to 64 years old with qualifying medical conditions will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. DC’s list of qualifying medical conditions is included on slide 10 of Mayor Bowser’s presentation. People who are 16 to 64 years old with an underlying medical condition also are eligible to be vaccinated in Virginia. Please refer to the Virginia Department of Health website for more information. Learn more here
GUMC Shared Resources is conducting a brief (5-10 minutes) survey on user needs and satisfaction. Even if you have never heard of or used Shared Resources, your responses are requested. Learn more about Shared Resources here and take the survey here.
Following the traditional disciplines that medical students encounter during their training, Mini Medical School offers community members presentations on a variety of topics related to the biomedical sciences and health. Learn more and register here
Recap: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci
The 18th annual John Collins Harvey Lecture, sponsored by the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, featured a discussion between Anthony Fauci, MD, NIAID director, and the Pellegrino Center’s new director, Fr. Myles Sheehan, MD. Fauci talked about several topics including the public role of the physician, the future of ethics in health care and the pandemic. The transcript and recording of the event are available here.
All School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies faculty are encouraged to participate in this short (3 minute) anonymous survey on the needs and most effective resources to improve English language services for faculty. Survey participants will have the opportunity to enter into a raffle with your email address to win a $100 gift card. Entering into the raffle will not connect your email address to your responses for the survey. Please complete the survey by March 11, 11:59 PM EST. Contact Karen.Bokoski@georgetown.edu with questions. 
Press Release
People living with HIV who have a history of severe immunosuppression and at least one copy of the Alzheimer’s disease-related gene variant APOE4 might see a compounded adverse effect on the circuitry that impacts memory. This could eventually lead to an increased risk for dementia after age 65, according to Georgetown University Medical Center investigators.
GUMC In The News
The Kojo Nnamdi Show The Cost Of Delaying Medical Care During A Pandemic (John Marshall)
 
 
 
 
The Atlantic Is Coronavirus Reinfection Possible? (Angela Rasmussen)
 
 
 
 
Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Podcast Diplomacy and Global Health (Claire Standley)
 
 
The Associated Press FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID (Jesse Goodman)
 
The Wall Street Journal Declining a Covid-19 Vaccine Risks Penalties in Some Countries (Ranit Mishori)
 
PBS News Hour U.S. death toll from COVID-19 reaches 500,000 (Angela Rasmussen)
 
 
 
Politico Policy hackathon: How to fix vaccination (Angela Rasmussen)
 
 
Calendar of Events
Monday, March 1
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD, senior group leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus, presents “Emerging Imaging Technologies to Study Cell Architecture, Dynamics and Function.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, March 2
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via WebEx

Jeffrey Lifson, MD, director, AIDS and Cancer Virus Program Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, presents “Viral Vignettes from the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Joining info to come.
Wednesday, March 3
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn best practices for creating and consuming data visualizations, discuss common issues with data visualizations, and explore a simple tool to get started creating your own. Register.
Wednesday, March 3
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use Zotero reference management software to collaborate, explore advanced features, and get some tips to integrate it into your research workflow. Register.
Thursday, March 4
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD, professor of integrative physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology) and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at GUMC,.presents “Fostering Well-being in the Learning Environment: The Imperative for Medical Educators.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this presentation. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, March 4
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Layla McCay, MD, director of policy at the UK’s National Health Service Confederation and director of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, discusses “Designing Cities for Mental Health: The Next Frontier in Multidisciplinary Public Health.” Sponsored by Georgetown Urban Health Collaborative in the Department of International Health at NHS. Register.
Thursday, March 4
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Thomas Südhof, MD, professor, molecular & cellular physiology, Stanford Medicine, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and 2013 Nobel Prize winner, presents “Towards a Molecular Logic of Synapse Formation and Circuit Construction.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Friday, March 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Megha Shah Fitzpatrick, MD, attending and associate professor, pediatric critical care medicine, vice chair of pediatrics, education, pediatric clerkship director, GUSOM, pediatric patient safety officer, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, presents “Best Practices in Teaching Online.” Register.
Friday, March 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Evaristus Nwulia, MD, MHS, professor of psychiatry and director of the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory at Howard University College of Medicine, discusses “Structural and Functional Insights into the Link Between Olfaction, Cognition, and Drive From a Translational Perspective.” Sponsored by MedStar Health Research Institute and GHUCCTS. Join via Zoom.
Pitches due: Friday, March 5
Main event: Tuesday, March 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Zoom link provided on registration
Preliminary pitch competition for the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge. Teams post a 5-minute pre-recorded video of their pitch. At the main event, videos will be shown to the audience and a panel of judges, and participants will answer judges’ questions live. Sponsored by Georgetown Entrepreneurship MED (formerly StartupHoyas MED). Apply to pitch.
Friday, March 5
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Via Zoom

Speakers for this panel discussion titled “Examining the Impacts of and Responses to COVID-19: From the Global to the Local” include Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, director of the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security; Michael Cappello, MD, professor of pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine; Maydha Dhanuka, Georgetown STIA major and COVID-19 research analyst; and Maayan Jaffe, MPH, senior project manager, NYC Covid-19 Test & Trace Corps. Sponsored by the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program at Georgetown University. Register.
Tuesday, March 9
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA) and Max Riesenhuber, PhD, chair of the committee on appointments and promotions to learn more about the appointment and promotion process for Research track faculty. Register here. Contact Karen Bokoski if you have any questions.
Wednesday, March 10
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Scene 3: How to Get Scholarly Work Done When You Have No Time” is the next session in a series providing a look behind the scenes at education scholarship to provide the knowledge and motivation to become involved in the field. 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. Register.
Thursday, March 11
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Gökhan Hotamışlıgil, MD, PhD, James S. Simmons Professor, Department of Molecular Metabolism, director of the Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, presents “Foundations of Immunometabolism and Implications for Metabolic Health and Disease.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Friday, March 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom 

The fourth session in the CENTILE-Sponsored Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER) program. Two presenters receive feedback from Teaching Academy members to improve their educational projects at any stage (design, data collection, data analysis, dissemination). Sign up to present by emailing CENTILE@georgetown.edu. Register.
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.
Thursday, March 4
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.
Thursday, March 4, 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 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, or 3/25.
Friday, March 5, 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 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, or 3/26.
Webinar Recordings
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