Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia shares an update on Fall 2020 planning for our return to campus.
In an initial move toward restarting on-campus research, the Research Continuity Group issues a detailed strategy that follows a phased approach.
Submit questions in advance:
Attend the Restarting Research Town Hall
Join Georgetown research leadership on Monday, June 15, at 12:00 p.m. to learn about the process for restarting research at Georgetown. Zoom info:
All employees, students and visitors are reminded they must wear a face covering when on any of the university’s DC campuses, except when alone in a private room with a closed door.
GUMC Stories
Doctor of Nursing Practice program student Cassie Bronson (G’22) and human science major Safi Rauf (NHS’21) will receive scholarships from the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Luci Baines Johnson (NHS’69, H’18) and husband Ian Turpin’s gift to the School of Nursing & Health Studies supports graduate students serving geriatric and vulnerable populations.
News & Announcements
Join Campus Ministry’s Law and Main campus chaplains and staff on Monday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual interfaith prayer for racial justice. Via Livestream on Georgetown University’s Facebook page .
New Initiative Promotes Advocacy and Racial-Justice Knowledge
The School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion has launched Spaces and Places for Advocacy & Racial-Justice Knowledge (SPARK) , a collaborative effort to provide the GUMC community with opportunities to process current events and increase understanding around systemic racial inequities, develop skills for allyship, and commit to actions around advancing racial equity. Initial SPARK activities include healing circles, dialogues, learn-ins, plus:
  • Open spaces: Virtual spaces where participants can share, listen and reflect through forum-style engagement. Hosted the third Wednesday of each month at noon and 5 pm via Zoom. View details and RSVP here.
  • Book club: Co-sponsored with the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, this moderated group will meet every two weeks for a total of six meetings to discuss the selected title. View details and RSVP here.
Submissions Welcome for Third Annual Cura Conversations
This summer, staff, faculty and students are invited to share their voice and perspectives with the incoming School of Medicine Class of 2024 in the third annual Cura Conversations . The SOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion is seeking personal essays, reflections or poems from our community around identities that they care deeply about and/or navigating challenges related to identities at school, work or home during the era of COVID-19. This year, they especially welcome reflections on race/ethnicity and intersectional identity given the current national dialogue on racial justice. Selected entries will be featured online in booklet form. Please submit entries online by July 20. View previous years’ selections for more information. Please direct questions to Samuel Chan, ODI Strategy Coordinator, at .
GUMC in the News

The Atlantic America Is Giving Up on the Pandemic (Alexandra Phelan)

The New York Times via Reuters After Pakistan's Lockdown Gamble, COVID-19 Cases Surge (Claire Standley)

The Washington Post Many Black People Can’t March for Justice. They’re Too Busy Trying to Survive the Lack of It (Christopher King)

Wall Street Journal As Obesity Grows, New Strategies to Combat It (Sadaf Mustafa)

Press Release
As protests against racial injustice continue in the U.S. and around the world, the Center for Global Health Science and Security has published guidance and social media infographics to help organizers, governments and individuals proactively take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
Calendar of Events
Monday, June 15
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn details on the phased approach toward restarting research on campus and the expectations for research units. Submit your questions:
Monday, June 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Nicotine/Tobacco Use Prevention and Control” is the first presentation in this series designed for all trainees to learn about ongoing research in the field of cancer prevention at Georgetown Lombardi and opportunities to engage in research. Register .
Monday, June 15
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Campus Ministry’s Law and Main campus chaplains and staff lead a virtual interfaith prayer for racial justice. Via Livestream on Georgetown University’s Facebook page .
Tuesday, June 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn best practices for searching PsycINFO from the American Psychological Association. Register .
Tuesday, June 16
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about cancer biology from top researchers in the field working at Georgetown Lombardi. This week, Professor of Oncology Mary Beth Martin, PhD, presents “Introduction to Cancer Biology.” Register .
Wednesday, June 17
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This workshop addresses questions about reusing images in articles or book chapters and more. Register .
Wednesday, June 17
Either 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. or
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the first in a series of opportunities to share, listen and reflect on current events, systemic racial inequities, and more through forum-style engagement. Sponsored by the SOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion. RSVP .
Wednesday, June 17
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Guizhi Julian Zhu, PhD, NCATS KL2 Scholar and assistant professor of pharmaceutics, and pharmaceutical engineering and sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, presents the seminar “Deliver Nanomedicines to Lymph Nodes and Tumor to Potentiate Melanoma Immunotherapy.” Register .
Wednesday, June 17
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register .
Cancer Research Seminar
Wednesday, June 17 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Mark Bustoros, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, presents “Advancements in Precursor States of Plasma Cell Dycrasias.” Sponsored by Georgetown Lombardi and the Center for Discovery & Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. Join online or call in: 1-888-240-2560; Meeting ID: 760387876.
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Research Data Meeting
Thursday, June 18
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Jerry Xiao, MD/PhD candidate in the Tumor Biology Program, presents “Fishing for a Solution: A Novel Zebrafish-Based Model For Identifying Key Drivers of Cancer Metastasis.”
Thursday, June 18
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

“Disability and Pandemic Rationing” with presenter Sean Aas, PhD of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association and Georgetown University in cooperation with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. Register .
Wednesday, June 24
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn to search for validated instruments using the Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) and Mental Measurements Yearbook databases. Register .
Tuesday, June 30
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A personal and professional development opportunity to address racial inequities and improve cultural competency. Sponsored by the SOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion. RSVP .
Instructional Continuity Support
See the  Instructional Continuity @GU website for i nformation about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 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 - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CNDLS is holding instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room . Please stop by if you need help or dial in at (646)-558-8656 (meeting ID: 386 980 1070).
After hours, email .
Zoom for Remote Teaching
Thursday, June 18 or
Monday, June 22
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 6/18 . Register 6/22 .
Lecture Capture with Panopto
Friday, June 19 or
Tuesday, June 23
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use lecture capture software to record, post, and reuse your class lectures. Register 6/19 . Register 6/23 .
Friday, June 19 or 26
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about tools that faculty can use to continue teaching during campus closures and other times.
Weekly Through August 14

Offered three days of each week of the summer to help faculty plan for maximally flexible fall 2020 teaching (in-person, online, or some combination of both). Register with department/cohort or individually .
Webinar Recordings
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