How is GUMC collectively responding to COVID-19? Our new webpage aggregates new research, student and alumni activities, experts in the news, and much more.
GUMC Stories
Three of the 15 GUMC research teams that received seed funding for COVID-19 focus on “repurposing” drugs to speed efforts against the disease.
Georgetown Lombardi, in collaboration with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, begins study for specific virus antibodies in people with cancer who are vulnerable to COVID-19.
This past week, a Georgetown Lombardi cancer patient shared his personal reflections on being a cancer patient in the time of coronavirus. ( Originally a guest post on Georgetown Lombardi Director Louis M. Weiner, MD’s blog ).
NHS professor Christopher King, PhD, explains the potentially devastating impact COVID-19 can have on black DC residents and shares efforts to mitigate the loss.
Clarisza Runtung (G’21) combines her love of music and nursing to create virtual performances to help address isolation and loneliness among physically distancing senior citizens.
During Nurses Month, we thank the thousands of Hoya nurses who have promoted health and well-being around the country and the world.
News & Announcements
IMPORTANT REMINDER!
All Georgetown researchers must work remotely with very limited exceptions. Continued approval for on-site research depends on adherence to the specific research guidelines. Only a limited number of pre-approved “essential” lab staff are permitted to be on campus. Proper physical distancing of at least 6 feet between others should be maintained at all times. Staff are expected to wear a face covering if proper physical distancing is not possible. If you do not have a face covering, please contact the Environmental Health & Safety office at 202-687-4712. Demonstrating adherence to GUMC guidelines is important as we consider how and when to broaden research activities on our campus.
The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science has received a $24.3M Clinical and Translational Science Award. The competitive renewal represents the third five-year award for the center.
More than 450 GUMC community members attended our second all-virtual GUMC Community Meeting for remarks from Stephen R. T. Evans, MD , Chief Medical Officer, MedStar Health; Geoffrey Chatas , Chief Operating Officer, Georgetown; and Nancy Harazduk , Mind-Body Medicine Program Director. A recording of the meeting is available on the HSSI website .
Virtual Religious Services Calendar
The Office of Campus Ministry maintains a schedule of virtual religious services and meditation . Additionally, on Sunday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Campus Ministry will stream a virtual Baccalaureate Mass on the GU Facebook page .
COVID-19 Commentary
Recently published commentaries from the GUMC Community
Calendar of Events
Community With Carla
Mondays, May 4 and 11
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Share career development ideas about virtual job search strategies, virtual networking, and staying productive, facilitated by BGE’s Carla Ochoa. Register via Zoom .
Wednesday, May 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn the basics of Tableau Desktop and how to use it to create effective data visualizations for research, articles, presentations, posters, and other scholarly works. Register .
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Research Data Meeting
Thursday, May 7
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Presentation by Raneen Rahhal, PhD candidate in the Tumor Biology program.
Latin American Workers and COVID 19: An International Webinar
Friday, May 8
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

A panel discussion about governmental responses to the virus in Latin America. Co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Global Health Initiative, and Center for Latin American Studies. Register .
Thursday, May 14
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Daniel T.S. Pak, PhD, professor in Georgetown’s Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, discusses “Revisiting the Amyloid Hypothesis: Blind Alley or Long Tunnel? New Strategies for Targeting An Old Foe.” Sponsored by Department of Medicine & GHUCCTS. Via Zoom .
Tuesday, May 19 and
Wednesday, May 20
Via Zoom

A forum in which Georgetown’s community of educators can raise provocative questions and engage with one another around topics of teaching, learning, and innovation to support the university’s commitment to academic excellence. Register .
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 .
Zoom Training Webinar
for GUMC
Monday, May 4,
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
Tuesday, May 5,
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Learn how to schedule class meetings via Canvas, deliver and record lectures, facilitate live discussions, use Polling and Breakout Rooms, and secure your meetings. Register 5/4 . Register 5/5 .
Friday, May 8, 15, 22, 29 or June 5
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn about tools that faculty can use to continue teaching during campus closures and other times. Register .
Webinar Recordings
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