News & Announcements
Update on Fall COVID-19 Response and Spring Planning Efforts
While evolving public health conditions may require modifications, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia recently outlined intentions to share an initial plan for the spring 2021 semester with the Georgetown community by November 16. Learn more.
Introducing the Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative
The Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative, a cross-campus collaboration between Georgetown College, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative and Georgetown University Medical Center, brings the fields of medicine, humanities, arts and social sciences into conversation to develop community and contribute to scholarship. Learn more.
Register for the Fall Racial Justice Book Club
The Office of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Spaces & Places for Advocacy and Racial Justice Knowledge (SPARK) organizing group launch the Fall Racial Justice Book Club with “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. Zoom meetings start Thursday, November 5. Sign up by Wednesday, October 28. 
Nominate Faculty for the President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers
The annual President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers celebrate faculty accomplishments in research and teaching. Submit nominations for any full-time faculty member here (deadline November 16).
School of Medicine Students Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Don’t miss this video featuring School of Medicine students celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a little Gozadera.
Get Your Flu Shot
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine annual influenza immunization for all people six months and older. This year, receiving a flu shot is more important than ever. Read more about the Georgetown-provided vaccinations. Next date on campus: Wednesday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room of the Healey Family Student Center.
GUMC Stories
Research by Aline de Souza, PhD, and Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, suggests that those struggling with food insecurity caused by the pandemic may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. 
Press Releases
When a vaccine to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19 becomes available, clinicians will be critical in helping people make decisions about whether or not to receive the vaccine. Writing in a JAMA Viewpoint published today, three top vaccine experts, including Georgetown's Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH, and M. Miles Braun, MD, MPH offer key questions clinicians might expect from patients, and guidance on how to derive evidence-based answers.
A patient with end-stage and rapidly progressing soft-tissue cancer whose tumor did not respond to standard treatment had a “rapid and complete response” to a novel combination of immunotherapy, according to new research published by a team of scientists from John Theurer Cancer Center and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
At a time of growing skepticism about COVID-19 vaccines, an ensemble of some of America’s most trusted vaccine scientific experts has launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Analysis Team, or COVAT, to provide rapid and objective expert analysis and communications on emerging information on COVID-19 vaccines.
GUMC in the News
Calendar of Events
Microaggressions in Medicine
Monday, October 19
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service Virtual Education for Liberation Week. Join a discussion about how medical school staff prepare students in graduate education medical programs to think about the ways implicit bias and microaggressions show up in the medical field. Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Join via Zoom.
Bhussry Seminar Series
Tuesday, October 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Suman Ranjit, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology at Georgetown, presents “Understanding Metabolic Changes Using Autofluorescence Lifetime Microscopy” Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, October 20
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join CNDLS and your colleagues to share strategies and learn more about engaging challenging topics while supporting ourselves and our students. Register.
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online

Readings and talk featuring author Valeria Luiselli. Co-sponsored by Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative and Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. Register.
Zoom, Part I: Using Zoom for Remote Teaching
Wednesday, October 21 or Monday, October 26
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This newly redesigned Zoom workshop focuses on screen sharing and student engagement. Learn how to schedule online class meetings, manage participants, share PowerPoint slides, use a whiteboard, make your meetings more secure, and more. Register 10/21 or 10/26.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Discover and leverage the power of PubMed’s tools for researchers. See a demonstration of how to use PubMed’s My NCBI account and My Bibliography as well as SciENcv. Register.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This practice-based workshop features Keisha Bell, MD, vice chair of pediatrics, inpatient operations, chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care, and Susan Cheng, EdLP, MPP, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Sponsored by the GUMC Bias Reduction Improvement Coaching Program. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. RSVP.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Part of “‘Such a Time as This’: Racial Justice and the University” webinar series exploring how Georgetown faculty’s research advances racial justice. Featuring Lakshmi Krishnan, professor of medicine, affiliate faculty in the Department of English, affiliated faculty in the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and Sheila Foster, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown, joint appointment with the Georgetown Law School and the McCourt Public Policy School. Join via Zoom.
Wednesday, October 21
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Gregory Pappas MD, PhD, co-chair of the MDEpiNet Pandemic Response and Emergency Preparedness Taskforce, discusses Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx), a $1.3 billion HHS initiative, in a historical context of public health responses to epidemics. Register.
Thursday, October 22
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn the core components of successful public engagement. Part of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Communicating Science Workshops facilitated by AAAS. Sponsored by GHUCCTS and AAAS. Registration open to the first 30 respondents. Register.
Zoom, Part II: Increasing Student Engagement and Collaboration
Thursday, October 22 or Tuesday, October 27
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This newly redesigned Zoom workshop focuses on screen sharing and student engagement. Learn how to use Chat, Whiteboard and Polling functions, and create and manage attendance and poll reports. Register 10/22 or 10/27.
Thursday, October 22
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Managing Disconnection and Depression During COVID” is the focus of this session in a series of conversations that address well-being for students, staff and faculty in the time of COVID-19. Sponsored by CNDLS, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Health Education Services. Join via Zoom.
Friday, October 23
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Edward You, supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, highlights the need to recognize biological data as a national security concern in his presentation “Safeguarding the Bioeconomy.” Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative and Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security. Register.
Friday, October 23
10 - 11 a.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring speaker Ying Lu, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Biomedical Data Science, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. Register.
Friday, October 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about particular approaches and targeted skills to incorporate into your work with students in the classroom and other interactions to support our students in the moment and help them connect to resources. Participants will engage in case studies and small group discussions. Register.
Friday, October 23
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Tuesday, October 27
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Max Riesenhuber, to learn more about the appointment and promotion process for the Clinical and Biomedical tracks. Register. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions.
Wednesday, October 28
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mingyao Ying, PhD, associate professor in the neurology department at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hugo Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, presents “Targeting Cancer Stem-like Cells for Brain Tumor Therapy.” Join via Zoom.
Wednesday, October 28
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Learn about ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, why you need one, and how GUFaculty360 now connects and syncs with it. Register.
Wednesday, October 28
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Foundational workshop featuring Sarah Kureshi MD, MPH, GUSOM assistant professor of family medicine, introduces race and its inappropriate association with biology as perpetuated in curriculum. The discussion highlights include racialized medicine and findings from the Faculty Survey on Race in Medical Education. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) summer/fall 2020 series. Register.
Thursday, October 29
Via Zoom
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join biology professor MC Chan and CNDLS Senior Associate Director for Assessment Mindy McWilliams for “A Conversation about Equity in Assessment in the Time of COVID-19.” Register.
Thursday, October 29
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring John Carethers, MD, C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor, John G. Searle Professor and chair, Department of Internal Medicine, and professor, human genetics at the University of Michigan. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. Join online.
Thursday, October 29
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Online

Georgetown’s Kathryn Sandberg, PhD, TBS TL1 PI, discusses “How to Write a Competitive Abstract.” Sponsored by GHUCCTS. Email Emily Bujold, TL1 Program Administrator, to 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.
Canvas Support Office Hours
Thursday, October 22 or 29
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 10/22 or 10/29.
Instructional Continuity Office Hours
Friday, October 23 or 30
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 for 10/23 or 10/30.
Thursday, October 26
Via Zoom
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

“Accommodating Students at a Distance” explores tools and techniques that faculty can use to foster community in virtual classrooms. Register.
Webinar Recordings
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