News & Announcements
GUMC Virtual
Community Meeting
Wednesday, April 1
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

President DeGioia joins us as Edward Healton and other GUMC leaders deliver updates from around the medical center. Also, Aviad Haramati will share strategies for self care in difficult times.

Email accommodation requests related to a disability by 5 p.m., Monday, 3/30. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill r equests.

Do you have questions you'd like to have addressed at the meeting? Please email before 5 p.m., Tuesday, 3/31.
COVID-19 GUMC-Specific Information
Seeking COVID-19 Research Ideas
GUMC researchers can pursue ideas for COVID-19 relevant research several ways. Share ideas at an upcoming brainstorming session for GUMC researchers on Monday, March 30 at 1 p.m. via Zoom, review the project links on the Office of Commercialization’s website , and find other resources listed on this Biomedical Research webpage .
University leaders are instituting a one-year extension of the tenure probationary period for all faculty who in academic year 2019-20 are in the sixth year or earlier of their probationary period (including those whose probationary period has been adjusted for any other reasons).
Undergraduate and graduate Summer 2020 course offerings will be moved to virtual delivery.
Student Assessment Guidance
The Instructional Continuity website offers several options that faculty may use to assess student learning . Canvas offers tools to deliver ungraded and graded quizzes and exams online. Proctorio is online proctoring software for exams (c onsult CNDLS for access) . Or consider this guide of online assessment ideas as alternatives to exams.
Faculty from the NHS have compiled their top 11 tips for online teaching and student engagement. View a pdf of their advice .  
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the university has temporarily expanded GUCares , an emergency fund to assist full-time faculty, AAPs and staff with a full year of continuous university service who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of a recent natural disaster, accident, catastrophe, death or illness. 
Additional GU COVID-19 Updates
All university announcements related to COVID-19 can be found on the Georgetown COVID-19 Resource Center webpage. You can also subscribe to a daily email with all new COVID-19 communications from Georgetown’s Main Campus.
Medical Center Stories
Six GUSOM students organized MedSupplyDrive, a national student-led movement to get critical personal protective equipment to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
Human science major Safiullah Rauf (NHS’21), an expeditionary medical facility corpsman in the Navy Reserve, will help provide medical relief to New York on the USNS Comfort.
The COVID-19 outbreak forced a virtual Match Day 2020, but it didn’t diminish the event’s significance.
To support effective decision-making, top global health security leaders, including those from Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security, have released the COVID-19 Frontline Guide .
COVID-19 Commentary
4 steps Congress can take to help prevent the next big pandemic , The Hill , by Ellen Carlin, March 27, 2020

To Protect the Public, Lawmakers Must Help Keep Healthcare Workers Safe , NELP , by Rosie Sokas, et al., March 27, 2020
COVID-19: Now is the time to create the future we want , The Hill , by Mark Dybul and Deus Bazira, March 26, 2020

What US leaders must do to protect health workers amid COVID-19 supply shortages , CIDRAP , by Jesse Goodman and Nicole Lurie, March 26, 2020

Respirators, our rights, right and wrong: Medical ethics in an age of coronavirus New York Daily News , by Daniel Sulmasy, March 22, 2020
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19 PBS American Experience , by Matthew Boyce and Rebecca Katz, March 18, 2020
Risk behind bars: Coronavirus and immigration detention , The Hill , by Ranit Mishori, March 17, 2020
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 .
Instructional Continuity Tools Workshops
Monday, March 30
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Online only

Learn about tools that faculty can use to continue teaching during campus closures and other times. Register .
CNDLS Instructional Continuity Mini Webinar Series: Using SpeedGrader in Canvas
Tuesday, March 31, 
12:00 p.m.
Online only

Presents an overview of using the SpeedGrader feature within the Canvas Gradebook. Register .
Webinar Recordings
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, April 1
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online only

Learn about the new PubMed interface design and functionality. Attend in person or remotely. Register .
Wednesday, April 1
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Joel Teitelbaum presents “Striving For Health Justice: The Role of Law in Creating & Remediating Health Injustice.” Sponsored by the M.S. Health & the Public Interest Program.
Thursday, April 2
12:00 p.m.
Online only

Part of the series Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Health Systems Sciences . Maya Hammoud and Mamta Singh present “Health Systems Science: The Clinical Years (and transition) in Medical School.” Access info sent the Tuesday prior session. Register .
Thursday, April 2
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Xiong Jiang, PhD, Georgetown Department of Neuroscience assistant professor and director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at GUMC, discusses “MRI as a Research and Clinical Tool of Neurodegenerative Disease.”
Friday, April 3
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Online only

Yianna Vovides, PhD, CNDLS director of learning design and research, presents “Strategies for Teaching Online.” Register .
Friday, April 3
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom 

GUSOM’s Mary Donovan, MA, MFA, presents “Reconceiving the Summative OSCE: How Self-Reflection and Feedback Can Enrich an Assessment of Learning.” The fourth session in the CENTILE-Sponsored Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER) program. Register .
Friday, April 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Anna Greenwald, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and member of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery at Georgetown, discusses “Silent But Not to be Neglected: The Underestimated Effects of Injury to the Right Cerebral Hemisphere.” Sponsored by MedStar Health Research Institute and GHUCCTS.
My NCBI and SciENcv
Monday, April 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online only

See a demonstration of how to use PubMed’s My NCBI account and My Bibliography , as well as  SciENcv Register .
Research Track
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Medical Educator Track
Thursday, April 16, 2020
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Elliott Crooke, PhD, Priscilla Furth, MD, and Max Riesenhuber, PhD, discuss the appointment and promotion process for the Research and Medical Educator tracks . Presented by GUMC Office of Faculty & Academic Affairs. Zoom only. Register .
Distinguish, Promote, & Simplify Your Research Output with ORCID
Wednesday, April 8
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Online only

Learn about ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, why you need one, and how GUFaculty360 now connects and syncs with it. Register .
Thursday, April 9
12:00 p.m.
Online only

Part of the series Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Health Systems Sciences . Luan Lawson and Kelly Caverzagie present “Preparing Faculty to Teach HSS in the Clinical Learning Environment.” Access info sent the Tuesday prior session. Register .

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