News & Announcements

 The Georgetown community mourns the passing of Maeve McKean (MSFS/L'09), executive director of Georgetown University Global Health Initiative, and her son, Gideon.

 Holy Week services will be streamed live via GU Facebook, @georgetownuniv . Services will be held on Holy Thursday (4/9 at 7 p.m.), Good Friday (4/10 at 3 p.m.) and Easter Sunday (4/12 at 11 a.m.).

A Passover Seder will be held via Zoom (4/8 at 5 p.m.), email for joining info.

 More than 400 GUMC community members attended our first all-virtual GUMC Community Meeting for remarks from President DeGioia, leadership updates from around the medical center, and strategies for self-care in difficult times from Aviad Haramati, PhD. A recording of the meeting is available on the HSSI website .

Interview Series Launches on GU Social Media
 Georgetown President John J. DeGioia shares daily reflections on a variety of topics with members of the university community in his new Georgetown Now series on Instagram and Facebook
COVID-19 GUMC-Specific Information
Avoid being “Zoombombed”
View these tips to help prevent Zoombombing from Georgetown UIS and read this Zoombombing tipsheet from the Office of Instructional Continuity. CNDLS’ Student’s Guide to Zoom may also be useful.
Resources to Support Mental Health
View resources for self care on the GUMC COVID-19 webpage . The Georgetown Division of Student Affairs has compiled a collection of mental health resources currently available for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cancer and COVID-19 Q&A
Join Georgetown Lombardi oncologist John Marshall, MD, and dietitian Rachel Wong for a livestream on Facebook @GeorgetownLombardi on Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. They will answer questions about COVID-19 and cancer and discuss how to maintain good nutrition during the pandemic.
Additional GU COVID-19 Updates
All university announcements related to COVID-19 can be found on the Georgetown COVID-19 Resource Center webpage. You can also subscribe to a daily email with all new COVID-19 communications from Georgetown’s Main Campus.
Georgetown Stories
GU physicist Daniel Blair is helping create a set of best practices for the decontamination and reuse of N95 personal protection equipment.
Arielle Tango (G’21), a master’s-degree student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and a sergeant in the Florida National Guard, has worked on the COVID-19 response in South Florida.
As chief nursing officer for Mary’s Center, Dara Koppelman (G’18) has helped coordinate the COVID-19 response at the network of health centers serving DC and Maryland.
COVID-19 Commentary
In an interview with the editor-in-chief of Devex, Mark Dybul, MD, co-director of GUMC’s Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, calls for a global task force on COVID-19.
Instructional Continuity Support
See the Instructional Continuity @GU website for i nformation about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
CNDLS Instructional Continuity Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CNDLS is holding instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room. Please stop by if you need help.
Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

CETS is offering individual Zoom assistance. CETS staff can run a practice lecture session for faculty to help you feel more comfortable. Meet with a member of the CETS staff via Zoom, Meeting ID: 995-332-8350 .
Assessment Design Webinar
Tuesday, April 7, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

An overview of good practices when designing assessments for an online environment. Register 4/7 .
Recording Lectures for Online Classes
Tuesday, April 7, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15,
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

An overview of recording and sharing lectures within the Canvas environment using both Zoom and Panopto. Register 4/7.
Accommodating Students at a Distance
Wednesday, April 8,
11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Academic Resource Center Executive Director Joseph Fisher shares good practices and resources for accommodating a variety of student learning needs when teaching at a distance. Register.
Discussion-Based Assessments 
Wednesday, April 8,
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

An overview of different strategies to encourage student collaboration and engagement when teaching at a distance. Register 4/8.
Quizzes in Canvas
Wednesday, April 8, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. or
Thursday, April 16, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

An overview of creating and using Quizzes in Canvas. Register 4/8. Register 4/16.
Canvas Gradebook
Thursday, April 9, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

An overview of using the Canvas Gradebook to assess student work. Register.
Webinar Recordings
Calendar of Events
Georgetown Lombardi Faculty Research Discussion
Monday, April 6
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Research Assistant Professor Heng-Hong Li, PhD, discusses “Effects of Radiation on Immune Cells and Tumor Microenvironment.”
Join via Zoom or dial in 646-558-8656 (New York/East Coast - Main Line), Meeting ID: 571 861 017
GUSOM Health Justice Week 2020: Plenary Session
Monday, April 6  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

GU Professor of Government and Law Marc M. Howard, JD, PhD, founding director of the Prisons & Justice Initiative, presents “The Forgotten Humanity of Prisoners.” Register .
My NCBI and SciENcv
Monday, April 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online only

See a demonstration of how to use PubMed’s My NCBI account and My Bibliography , as well as  SciENcv . Register .
GUSOM Health Justice Week 2020: Pop-up Session
Tuesday, April 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Health Justice Scholar alumnus J. Hunter Fraker, MD, resident physician with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital addresses the topic of correctional health. Register .
Research Track
Tuesday, April 7
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Medical Educator Track
Thursday, April 16
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Elliott Crooke, PhD, Priscilla Furth, MD, and Max Riesenhuber, PhD, discuss the appointment and promotion process for the Research and Medical Educator tracks . Presented by GUMC Office of Faculty & Academic Affairs. Zoom only. Register .
Distinguish, Promote, & Simplify Your Research Output with ORCID
Wednesday, April 8
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online only

Learn about ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, why you need one, and how GUFaculty360 now connects and syncs with it. Register .
GUSOM Health Justice Week 2020: Capstone Presentations
Wednesday, April 8
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

M2020 Health Justice Scholars present their Health Justice Project posters. Register .
Thursday, April 9
12:00 p.m.
Online only

Part of the series Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Health Systems Sciences . Luan Lawson and Kelly Caverzagie present “Preparing Faculty to Teach HSS in the Clinical Learning Environment.” Access info sent the Tuesday prior session. Register .
HAPI Hour Seminar
Wednesday, April 15
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Toni Scialli, MD, of the Reproductive Toxicology Center presents “Being a Woman is Not a Disease.” Sponsored by the M.S. Health & the Public Interest Program.
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Research Data Meeting
Thursday, April 16
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Featuring Megan Barefoot, MD/PhD candidate in the Tumor Biology program.
Thursday, April 16
12:00 p.m.

Part of the series Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Health Systems Sciences. Jed Gonzalo and Stephanie Starr present “The Broccoli of US Medical Education: Key Health Systems Science Challenges.” Access info sent the Tuesday prior session. Register .
Sunday, April 19
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Via Zoom

This training covers asylum law, practical tips for working with asylum-seekers, physical evaluations, psychological evaluations, and best practices for writing affidavits. Open to physicians, psychologists, NPs and LCSWs. After this one-time training clinicians may begin performing asylum evaluations through PHR.
Tickets: $15 for clinicians; free for students. More information: or . Register .
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