Today, Sunday, March 21
5:00 p.m.

Please join the Office of Ministry & Mission for this virtual interfaith prayer to end anti-Asian violence and violence against women.
Following the violence in the Atlanta area that took the lives of eight people, including six people of Asian descent, members of the Georgetown University community denounced anti-Asian violence and violence against women. Read the letter from Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, here.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will hold an open space gathering for the GUMC community on Monday, March 22 at 12:00 p.m. and a meditation and peace vigil on Friday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m.
GUMC Stories
Before opening their electronic envelopes to learn where they will continue their medical education as residents, the School of Medicine Class of 2021 gathered for a virtual Match Day celebration on Facebook in recognition of their achievements to date and anticipation of what comes next.
Georgetown medical and nursing students, supported by dozens of undergraduate, faculty and staff volunteers, vaccinated 1,500 people at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in DC’s Congress Heights neighborhood.
Melicia Escobar (NHS’04, G’22), the clinical faculty director for Georgetown’s Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP and WHNP programs, said she is honored for the acknowledgment of her “leadership within the profession, clinical work, scholarship contributions, and work in midwifery education.”
Michael Donnelly, MD, Appointed Chief of Pediatrics for MedStar Health
MedStar Health has appointed Michael Donnelly, MD, as system service line chief for the department of pediatrics. Board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, he oversees clinical operations for general and specialty pediatric care, including neonatology services. Dr. Donnelly will continue to serve as chair of the department of pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where in addition to his clinical responsibilities, he devotes his time and talent to medical education at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
News and Announcements
With the ongoing support and active participation of Georgetown, the Jesuits and Descendants of the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 by the Maryland Province of Jesuits have established a new charitable foundation focused on racial healing and educational advancement. Read a message about the foundation from Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia.
Faculty and staff will have an additional holiday on Thursday, April 1 (before the existing holiday on Friday, April 2) as an expression of appreciation for their contributions over the past year. The Human Resources website has details on this additional holiday, including information for those whose responsibilities may necessitate flexibility in the timing of this holiday.
While the CDC has issued new guidance for fully vaccinated people, it remains critically important for everyone on campus and students living near campus, even those who have received the vaccine, to continue to practice all University public health measures. Learn more here.
The GUMC Grant Development Subcommittee offers a mock study section, speed grant review and an idea lab to help increase the likelihood of receiving extramural grant funding. Learn more here and contact Sonia de Assis, PhD, for more information. 
Abstract submissions for the virtual 2021 MedStar Health-Georgetown University Research Symposium and the CENTILE Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions are now being accepted. All MedStar and Georgetown physicians, nurses, researchers, staff, residents and fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts by March 30 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more here.
On April 8 at 4:00 p.m., Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, will give a lecture on Zoom titled “How Doctors Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics” as part of the Dean’s Seminar Series. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE). Learn more and watch the lecture here.
Press Releases
Even as vaccines are becoming more readily available in the U.S., protecting against the asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 is key to ending the pandemic, say two Georgetown infectious disease experts.
GUMC In The News
 
 
 
The Hoya Medical and Nursing Students Volunteer in Vaccination Distribution (Carole Roan Gresenz, Elizabeth Zolper, Susan Coleman and Elizabeth Douglass)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genetic Literacy Project Is COVID here to stay? Why the virus may never be eradicated (Angela Rasmussen)
 
 
Calendar of Events
Monday, March 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Medical center students, faculty and staff are invited to gather as a community to process, listen, and feel seen and heard. Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Join here.
Tuesday, March 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Carolyn M. Ecelbarger, PhD, associate professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University, presents “Insulin Regulation of Renal Gluconeogenesis - A Sweet Story.” Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, March 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A discussion about “Using Social Media in Health Professions Education” features panelists Aykut Üren, MD, Professor, Departments of Oncology and Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Georgetown University; Beje Thomas, MD, Georgetown Associate Professor of Medicine, Transplant Nephrologist, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute; and Sarah Thornton, MD, Georgetown Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. Register.
Tuesday, March 23
4:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Andrew Kolodny, MD, will focus on debunking false narratives about the opioid crisis and opioid prescribing trends that are currently pushed by industry and industry-funded groups. His presentation will be followed by a Q+A. Sponsored by PharmedOut. Register here.
Tuesday, March 23
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Diabetes Alert Day! Managing Diabetic Kidney Disease” is the theme of this session in a series promoting clinical research awareness, diversity in research, and community engaged research through virtual outreach efforts. Register.
Wednesday, March 24
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Hadley Solomon, PhD, senior advisor of research ethics and evidence for Save the Children. Sponsored by the M.S. Health & the Public Interest Program. Register.
Wednesday, March 24
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring T.E. Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, March 25
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Olivia D’Aoust, PhD, member of the World Bank Global Solutions Group on Territorial Development and a senior urban economist, presents “Hotspots of Poverty and Contagion: Supporting Cities to Respond and Recover from COVID-19.” Sponsored by Georgetown Urban Health Collaborative in the Department of International Health at NHS. Register.
Thursday, March 25
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Bruce Tromberg, PhD, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, presents “Bioengineering for COVID-19: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) at Unprecedented Speed and Scale.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Friday, March 26
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Join here.
Friday, March 26
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via WebEx

Ulrich Baxa, PhD, senior microscopist, and Jana Ognjenovic, PhD, Scientist II, National Cryo-EM Program, Cancer Research Technology Program, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, present “National Cryo-EM Overview.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Joining info to come.
Thursday April 1
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring keynote fireside chat with Tamorah Lewis, MD, PhD, neonatologist and clinician scientist at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, followed by breakout sessions delving into this year’s theme: “Our Place, Purpose & Power: Exploring Identity.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown University School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Learning Society Advisory Committee, and Gold Humanism Society. RSVP.
Friday, April 2
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring speaker Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP, senior associate dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, assistant professor, Family Medicine. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. Register.
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.
Monday, March 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to record and edit PowerPoint presentations with audio narrations using Panopto to make class lecture videos and post them in a Canvas course to support remote teaching and students’ self-directed learning. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, March 25
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to dispense assignments and provide feedback, create and deploy quizzes for self-learning and exams for grading, and analyze and manage students' test results and grades. Register here.
Thursday, March 25
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Online office hours with UIS EdTech provide faculty and staff with assistance and answers to Canvas questions and assistance with all Canvas needs. Register here.
Friday, March 26
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Online office hours with UIS EdTech provide faculty and staff with assistance and answers to questions about instructional continuity tools: Panopto, Zoom, Voicethread and Canvas. Register here.
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