For those observing Yom Kippur, may you have an easy fast.
A Message from GUMC Executive Vice President Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH
This past week, yet again, we experienced more deeply troubling developments related to racial injustices in our nation. I wish to reiterate Georgetown University Medical Center’s commitment to an inclusive environment that identifies and eliminates acts of racism in any form, and to a culture of mutual respect and support for every member of our community. In this issue of GUMC Update, you will find a video in which I join medical students and faculty – voices for change – in acknowledging the path ahead towards racial equity. On Tuesday, I will speak to the University’s Faculty Senate and share with them the many facets of work underway across our entire campus. I wish to thank our faculty, staff and students as we pursue sustainable changes at medical center in the spirit of cura personalis.

GUMC Stories
Inspired by the Racial Justice Committee for Change, a dedicated group of students, staff and faculty, members of the medical center community spoke about our ongoing commitment to eliminating racism across our campus in the spirit of cura personalis. Watch here.
As manager of the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center, nurse Kelli Giffin created a web-based simulation tool using 360-degree photos, videos and audio files.
Dealing with the complex education, health and legal needs of her three grandchildren was a tall order for Washington, D.C. resident Ella Barnes-Williams but the Health Justice Alliance was there to help.
In this episode of Georgetown Now, President John J. DeGioia talks to David Taylor about his role as senior associate dean for student learning at the School of Medicine and the GEMS program. Watch here.
News & Announcements
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine annual influenza immunization for all people six months and older. This year, receiving a flu shot is more important than ever. Read more about the Georgetown-provided vaccinations.
Every Hoya rises to the challenge. That’s why we’re launching the “Every Hoya Challenge,” a series of contests held on the university’s Instagram account that encourage Hoyas to publicly demonstrate their commitment to health and safety for a chance to win a number of prizes. Each Wednesday from September 23-October 7, we’ll launch a new contest with a new chance to win. Visit https://www.georgetown.edu/everyhoya/challenge/ and follow @GeorgetownUniversity on Instagram to participate.
On September 24, GUMC virtually celebrated recent faculty promotions. The complete list of recently promoted faculty members is here.
GUMC in the News
Calendar of Events
Monday, September 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

These online drop-in office hours are designed to provide assistance with and answers to questions about the September 27 changes to Zoom meeting settings. Learn best practices around how to enable and share meeting links with passcodes, and/or how to use waiting rooms to manage participants. Zoom Meeting Link.
Tuesday, September 29
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Online

From the UN General Assembly, join us for a discussion about science, policy and human rights at the launch of the HIV Policy Lab - a new effort to track policies around the world and learn what works. Moderated by Matthew Kavanaugh, PhD. RSVP here.
Bhussry Seminar Series
Tuesday, September 29
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Hannah R. Turbeville, PhD, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, presents “Long-term Consequences of Preeclampsia and the Nitric Oxide Pathway in the Dahl S Rat.” Join via Zoom.
Wednesday, September 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP.
Wednesday, September 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online 

Learn about the new PubMed interface design and functionality. Register.
Wednesday, September 30
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the Office of Technology Commercialization for “The Importance of Data in Patent Applications – From Filing Complete Provisional Applications to Addressing Rejections at the USPTO,” featuring Neil P. Shull, PhD. a senior associate at Medler, Ferro, Woodhouse & Mills. Register by 9/29.
Wednesday, September 30
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn to make the most of Excel for cleaning and/or analyzing your data. Receive step-by-step practice with some of the most helpful formulas, tips, and tools to save you time working with large data sets in Excel. Register.
Thursday, October 1
Time TBD
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Devaki Nambiar, PhD, of The George Institute for Global Health, India, presents “Health Equity and Reform.” Co-sponsored by Science, Technology and International Affairs Program and the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Watch the sessions streamed live via YouTube.
Thursday, October 1
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Course instructors can learn strategies to help them and their students have meaningful engagement with the course materials and each other. Register.
Thursday, October 1
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Rebecca Haeusler, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and cell biology at
Columbia University. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Join online.
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.
Friday, October 2
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Patrick A. Forcelli, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology & physiology and of neuroscience at Georgetown, discusses “Anti-Seizure Medications and the Developing Brain.” Sponsored by MedStar Health Research Institute and GHUCCTS. Join online.
Monday, October 5
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn the basics of this reference manager software. Register.
Wednesday, October 7
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.
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Understand the copyright issues that can be involved with materials presented in the virtual classroom. Register.
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Keisha Bell, MD, vice chair of pediatrics, inpatient operations, chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care, and Susan Cheng, EdLP, MPP, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP.
Thursday, October 8 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
Via Zoom

Celebrate the healing that comes through the written word as it is spoken or sung at this virtual event for MedStar Georgetown University patients, caregivers, staff members, and community members. Sponsored by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program and the Georgetown Department of the Mission & Pastoral Care.
Thursday, October 8
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Ngozi Erondu, PhD, of Chatham House, UK & Project Zambezi, Zimbabwe, presents “Increasing Research Equity and Autonomy.” Co-sponsored by Science, Technology and International Affairs Program and the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Watch the sessions streamed live via YouTube.
Friday, October 9
10 - 11 a.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring speaker Yevgen Tymofyeyev, PhD, director, statistical modeling for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. 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.
Wednesday, September 30
11:00 a.m. - 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.
Thursday, October 1
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.
Thursday, October 1
2:00 - 3:00 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.
Tuesday, October 6
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to utilize webcam or mobile device footage along with basic video editing systems to piece together short, effective video messages to explain your thought, argument, or idea with an individual or group. Register.
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