A Message for Our Community
In this week’s GUMC Update, we celebrate civic duty, action and process that is the hallmark of our democracy. Your voice matters at our workplace, at the local municipal level and most especially in determining who holds the highest office in our land. We are acutely aware that decisions made by those in power deeply impact how we do our science, care for our patients, make policy and develop the next generation of professionals to focus on science and health. Thank you for making your voice heard and for your work to ensure Georgetown remains engaged at so many important points in our society.

-Edward B. Healton, Executive Vice President of Health Sciences
As our country moves forward after the 2020 election and through the ongoing pandemic, we remember what grounds us at Georgetown — our mission and values toward purpose and action. Watch here.
GUMC Stories
Physicians, faculty & students from Georgetown testified Thursday in full support of the DC Council’s Proposed Resolution to declare racism a public health crisis.
Established in 2011, the Staff/AAP Council represents staff and AAPs in discussions with University leadership. Since March, those conversations have centered on the enormous work changes at Georgetown University created by the pandemic.
President John J. DeGioia's "Georgetown This Week" video-reflection focuses on civic engagement and includes highlights from notable individuals who have spoken at Georgetown in the past.
News & Announcements
U.S. Navy Commander Hannah Starnes (N’05) delivers the keynote address at the Georgetown University Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony presented by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and Georgetown University Student Veterans Association. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook on Wednesday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. Join here.
Rosemary Sokas, MD, professor of human science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, will serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Respiratory Protection for the Public and Workers without Respiratory Protection Programs at their Workplace. The committee is charged with examining and considering “processes for ensuring effective and appropriate respiratory protection for individuals facing inhalation hazards beyond traditional workplaces, including from respiratory hazards during public health emergencies given the existing U.S. infrastructure.” Learn more here.
The Department of Human Resources designed the Redeploy Georgetown program to match emerging university needs with staff members affected by a reduction in available work due to the pandemic. While many Redeploy Georgetown assignments are not similar to regular duties, participating will have no impact on primary reporting structure, job title, compensation or benefits eligibility. About 30 people are needed to work on campus 20-40 hours each week. Please visit Redeploy Georgetown for more information.
Nominate Faculty for the President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers
The President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers are annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty in their research and their teaching. All members of the Georgetown community are invited to submit nominations for any full-time faculty member. Learn more about the awards here and submit nominations here by November 16.
Nominate Faculty for the President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers
The President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers are annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty in their research and their teaching. All members of the Georgetown community are invited to submit nominations for any full-time faculty member. Learn more about the awards here and submit nominations here by November 16.
The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) Bus Rosslyn and Dupont routes midday service will be adjusted starting Monday, November 16. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the buses will run hourly through 3:00 p.m., at which time regular service will resume. Please refer to the GUTS schedules for bus times outside of these hours.
Special Programs at GUMC for Grant Funding Success
GUMC offers several special programs offered to increase grant funding success including mock study sections, speed grant reviews and idea labs. Learn more here and contact Sonia de Assis, PhD (deassiss@georgetown.edu), with questions.
Interview with Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC
Don’t miss this feature interview with Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, chief scientific officer for MedStar Health and president of MedStar Health Research Institute. Georgetown School of Medicine student Samip Sheth conducted the interview for the student section of the American College of Cardiology’s website. In it, Weissman reflects on his training, career arc and field of cardiovascular medicine.
Calendar of Events
Monday, November 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Ryan Downey, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and co-director of the MS in Physiology Program at Georgetown, presents “Creating and Using Question-Driven Learning: Outcomes and Reflections from a Post-COVID Teaching Experience.” Sponsored by CENTILE. Register.
Monday, November 9
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Healing Circles are safe and brave environments open to all GUMC students, staff and faculty who self-identify as Black/African American to share their experiences, concerns and harvest collective wisdom as they are processing current events. Learn more about Healing Circles, meet the facilitators, and connect with other faculty, staff and students in the GUMC community. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & the GUMC Racial Justice Committee for Change Subcommittee on URM Wellbeing, Experience & Responsiveness. Register.
Bhussry Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jennifer Kwan, MD, PhD, cardiology fellow, Yale School of Medicine, presents “Factors Associated with Underrepresented Minority Physician Scientist Trainee Career Choices” Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, November 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A panel of Georgetown Master of Arts in Arab Studies alumni working in development and humanitarian aid in various parts of the Middle East and North Africa region discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their work. RSVP.
Wednesday, November 11
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This workshop will cover dispensing assignments, creating and deploying quizzes, analyzing and managing students’ test results, and creating and managing students’ groups. Register.
Wednesday, November 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

A presentation featuring Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, senior associate dean for community outreach and engagement, and professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sponsored by Health and the Public Interest Program. Register.
Wednesday, November 11
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Participate in this series of conversations that aim to bring students, staff and faculty together in order to imagine and design anti-racist initiatives and pedagogical approaches. Co-sponsored by Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; CNDLS; and Program in Learning, Design, and Technology. Register by 11/10 at 9 a.m.
Thursday, November 12
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Develop a personalized social media public engagement plan. Part of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Communicating Science Workshops facilitated by AAAS. Sponsored by the GHUCCTS and AAAS. Register.
Thursday, November 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Learn about research data management best practices and data requirements for NIH and NSF grants. Topics covered will include data management plans, data documentation and metadata, data lifecycle, data archiving and preservation, and data sharing and reuse.
Thursday, November 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Carole Sargent, PhD, director of scholarly publications at Georgetown, leads an interactive workshop about imposter syndrome in medicine and how to address it. Sponsored by the American Medical Women’s Association, Georgetown Women in Medicine and SOM Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Register.
Dean’s Seminar Series
Thursday, November 12
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Griffin Rodgers, MD, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Join online.
Thursday, November 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

“Navigating Cultural Forces and COVID - Exploring Your Values” is the focus of this session in a series of conversations that address well-being for students, staff and faculty in the time of COVID-19. Sponsored by CNDLS, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Health Education Services. Join via Zoom.
Friday, November 13
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Ryan Morhard of Ginkgo Bioworks presents “The Role of the Bioeconomy in Ending this Pandemic and Preventing the Next One.” Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative and Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security. Register by November 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 13
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Mihai Giurcanu, PhD, research associate professor in the Biostatistics Laboratory, University of Chicago Medical Center, presents “Causal Inference using Generalized Empirical Likelihood.” Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. Register.
Friday, November 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The second 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.
Friday, November 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Share, listen and reflect on current events pre- and post-election. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. RSVP. A Zoom link will be shared the day of the event.
Monday, November 16
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Wednesday, November 18
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Kandice Tanner, PhD, senior investigator with the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, presents “The Role of Tissue Biophysics in Organ Selectivity in Metastasis.” Join via Zoom.
Thursday, November 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Featuring Ann K. Jay, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Clinical Radiology and Otolaryngology, Vice-Chair of Education, Program Director, Radiology Residency Program, and Dr. Susan Cheng, Sr. Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. Register.
Dean’s Seminar Series
Thursday, November 19
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Philipp E. Scherer, PhD, professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research, director, Touchstone Diabetes Center, interim chair, Department of Cell Biology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Join online.
Friday, November 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Share, listen and reflect on current events pre- and post-election. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. RSVP. A Zoom link will be shared the day of the event.
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.
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