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Virtual GUMC Community Meeting
Tuesday, April 28
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom link will be sent before the event.
Message to the GUMC Community
On Saturday, Dr. Ed Healton shared a special message and updates with our community. Read the full text here .
Georgetown Stories
Yalda Jabbarpour (M’08), a family physician at MedStar Health’s Family Medicine at Spring Valley , discusses the impact of COVID-19 on her practice, moving quickly to telemedicine, and finding hope in difficult times.
Georgetown Lombardi researcher Sonia de Assis, PhD, reflects on the challenges and opportunities presented by juggling work and family responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Originally a guest post on Georgetown Lombardi Director Louis M. Weiner, MD’s blog.)
NHS professor Carol Taylor and graduate student Abigail Regan (G’22) address the ethical concerns surrounding distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current pandemic.
As chief nursing officer of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Eileen Brennan Ferrell (NHS’75, G’83) has helped coordinate the hospital’s COVID-19 response.
The Georgetown community mourns the loss of leader, colleague and friend Maeve McKean (MSFS/L'09), executive director of the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative, who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 2.
News & Announcements
Supporting the Community
 Here are ways to help support our community during the COVID-19 crisis:
  • The Associate Emergency Support Fund supports emergency and crisis situations that non-management associates at MedStar Health may face during this unprecedented time.
  • Donations to HOYA Clinic support their purchase of COVID-19 care packages for temporary housing shelters in Washington, DC. 
  • GUCares helps Georgetown employees recover from "reasonable and necessary" expenses directly attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. Donations to GUCares are also accepted.
 President DeGioia’s new interview series recently featured Mark Dybul, MD , professor in the department of medicine and co-director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, to discuss the global context of the COVID-19 outbreak, and Adi Haramati, PhD , professor of integrative physiology, to talk about stress and resilience.
Stay Healthy at Home
  • Set up a healthy workspace at home. Dr. Kate Ayoub, a physical therapist with MedStar Health who specializes in ergonomics, shares tips in this video.
  • Get a daily dose of movement with Yates Outside the Gates, a virtual exercise series of both live and prerecorded classes. Live workouts are streamed on Facebook @YatesFieldHouse, and prerecorded workouts are available on the Yates Instagram TV channel
Keep Up With GU COVID-19 News
All university announcements related to COVID-19 can be found on the Georgetown COVID-19 Resource Center webpage . See the latest updates, look at previous communications and find resources for students, faculty and staff. Updates specific to GUMC can be found here .
COVID-19 Commentary
Recently published commentaries by members of the GUMC Community
Project Syndicate A Letter to G20 Governments with Mark Dybul and Deus Bazira, April 6, 2020

The New York Times What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator by Kathryn Dreger, April 4, 2020

Think Global Health A Global Imperative for Local Support by Charles Holmes, March 31, 2020

Calendar of Events
Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource Virtual Seminar Series
Monday, April 13
3:00 p.m. 

“Translational Research and Pathology: Resources from the Human Tissue Bank and Indivumed,” a summary of tissue and biospecimen resources for translational research projects with an emphasis on pathology support for research programs. Via Zoom , pwd: HTSR.
Community With Carla
Mondays, April 13, 20 or 27, or May 4 or 11
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Share career development ideas about virtual job search strategies, virtual networking, and staying productive, facilitated by BGE’s Carla Ochoa. Register via Zoom .
RefWorks 101 @DML
Wednesday, April 15
Monday, April 20
Wednesday, April 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to obtain, manage and manipulate citations using RefWorks. Register 4/15 , 4/20 , 4/22 .
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.
Medical Educator Track
Thursday, April 16
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Elliott Crooke, PhD, Priscilla Furth, MD, and Max Riesenhuber, PhD, discuss the appointment and promotion process for the Medical Educator track. Presented by GUMC Office of Faculty & Academic Affairs. Register .
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Research Data Meeting
Thursday, April 16
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Megan Barefoot, MD/PhD candidate in the Tumor Biology program, presents “Decoding the Tissue of Origin of Cellular Damage from Cell-free DNA in Liquid Biopsies.”
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 .
COVID-19 Interruptions to NIH Research
Monday, April 20
1 p.m.
Via Zoom

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presents a free webinar for NIH grant recipients and others to explain the funding implications of and relief options for the scientific community provided by the recently passed CARES Act. Register .
Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource Virtual Seminar Series
Monday, April 20
3:00 p.m.

“IHC tools and Exploring the Theory of Histology and IHC Techniques,” a summary of IHC tools available through the HTSR followed by a discussion of the theory behind histology and IHC procedures.
Via Zoom , pwd: HTSR.
Spring Regulatory Update & Hot Topics in Clinical Research Web Conference
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Annual meeting for researchers, administrators and clinical professionals from the CTSA region focuses on “COVID-19: the Virus, Preparedness in the time of Crisis, and Clinical Research.” Organized by GHUCCTS and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National.
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 .
Proctoring Online Tests in Canvas
Tuesday, April 14, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. or
Wednesday, April 15, 12 - 12:30 p.m. or
Friday, April 17, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn the steps to enable Proctorio in your Canvas tests, and view a demo of the results of a simulated test. Register 4/14 , Register 4/15 . Register 4/17 .
Using SpeedGrader in Canvas
Tuesday, April 14, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

How to use the SpeedGrader feature within the Canvas Gradebook. Register .
Assignments in Canvas
Tuesday, April 14, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Good practices when creating and assessing student assignments within Canvas. Register .
Scripting Online Lectures
Wednesday, April 15,
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Learn good scriptwriting and lecture capture practices when recording lectures for online courses. Register .
Recording Lectures for Online Classes
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.
Zoom Workshop for GUMC
Wednesday, April 15
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to leverage the functionality of Zoom for teaching remotely. Register .
Assessment Design Webinar
Thursday, April 16, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

An overview of good practices when designing assessments for an online environment. Register.
Discussion-Based Assessments  
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.
Quizzes in Canvas 
Thursday, April 16, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

An overview of creating and using Quizzes in Canvas. Register.

Multimedia Editing Tools for Academic Continuity
Friday, April 17, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Gelardin New Media Center’s Barrinton Baynes explains the media resources available to Georgetown faculty, staff, and students. Register .
Instructional Continuity Tools Workshop
Friday, April 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to use online instructional continuity tools, including Zoom and Panopto. Register .
Canvas Gradebook
Friday, April 17, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

How to use the Canvas Gradebook to assess student work. Register .
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