News & Announcements
The GUMC Staff/AAP Caucus announces its 2020-21 roster: Afton Boles (Health Justice Administrator, SOM), Alexis Ahmad (Director of Clinical Trials, Neurology), Isela Melendez-Carpio (Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, SOM), James Granlund, Jr. (GUMC), Jasmine Rogers (Director of Finance and Administration, SOM), Mesky Lloyd (Director of Medical Student Research, SOM), and Venishea Butler (Director of Budgeting and Analysis, GUMC). Jasmine Rogers is the newly elected caucus leader, replacing Karen Bokoski (Faculty Development Coordinator, GUMC) who held the role for the last year. Read more about the Staff and Academic and Administrative Professionals Advisory Council.
Georgetown is now reporting key metrics related to its testing protocol, including positive COVID-19 cases on or near campus, on the University’s new COVID-19 Dashboard. The Dashboard also shares information about contact tracing, isolation, privacy and COVID-19 symptoms. The university is using these metrics, along with data and guidance from local and federal authorities, to monitor public health conditions on and near campus.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Five Days with Lombardi celebration will feature a week of virtual events including an auction, panel discussions, book talk, cooking class and poetry cafe. Learn more here.
Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for fellowships offered by the Gender+ Justice Initiative. The fellowships are designed to support interdisciplinary work related to intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. Applications are due by October 15. Learn more here.
Register today for the Ruesch Symposium on November 20-21, 2020. Topics include innovations in GI cancer therapeutics, GI cancer genetics and targeted therapies and novel research supported by GI cancer patient advocacy groups. Registration is free for all Georgetown and MedStar employees with the promo code Employee2020. Learn more: bit.ly/Ruesch2020.
GUMC Stories
While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented seniors majoring in global health from participating in a research practicum abroad, the Department of International Health developed alternatives for students.
In a discussion hosted by Tiziana Sousou, a member of the Georgetown University Board of Regents, Lawrence Gostin explained lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future pandemics.
More than 500 people from as far away as Italy, Greece and Israel registered for this year’s Health Informatics and Data Science Symposium, presented virtually by Georgetown’s Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The slate of speakers -- which included keynote presenter Robert M. Califf, MD, head of clinical policy and strategy for Verily Life Sciences and Google Health and former FDA commissioner -- addressed topics of significant interest in the bioinformatics world. Spotlight speakers covered important topics such as addressing race in informatics research, utilizing Biobanks and electronic medical records to advance precision medicine and computational methods for high throughput data streams spanning molecules to populations. The event also included presentations from the three winning teams from the Georgetown-PrecisionFDA Brain Tumor Biomarker Discovery Challenge, which concluded last February. A recording of the symposium proceedings will be available this week.
GUMC in the News
Calendar of Events
Monday, October 5
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Join a conversation around rapid, efficient ways to gather feedback, the types of questions that interest you most, and what to do with feedback when you get it. Register.
Monday, October 5
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn the basics of this reference manager software. Register.
Tuesday, October 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to obtain, manage and manipulate citations using RefWorks. Register.
Wednesday, October 7
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Understand the copyright issues that can be involved with materials presented in the virtual classroom. Register.
Thursday, October 8 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
Via Zoom

Celebrate the healing that comes through the written word as it is spoken or sung at this virtual event for MedStar Georgetown University patients, caregivers, staff members, and community members. Sponsored by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program and the Georgetown Department of the Mission & Pastoral Care.
Thursday, October 8
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Ngozi Erondu, PhD, of Chatham House, UK & Project Zambezi, Zimbabwe, presents “Increasing Research Equity and Autonomy.” Co-sponsored by Science, Technology and International Affairs Program and the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Watch the sessions streamed live via YouTube.
Friday, October 9
10 - 11 a.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring speaker Yevgen Tymofyeyev, PhD, director, statistical modeling for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. Register.
Friday, October 9
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Richardson and Jecker present different approaches to COVID-19 vaccine distribution priorities in a conversation moderated by Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP, Georgetown professor of biomedical ethics and acting director, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Sponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Register or view live on YouTube.
Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Elizabeth Wolf, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), KL2 scholar at VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and active member of the Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network (ACORN), presents “Barriers to Attendance of Prenatal and Well-Child Visits.” Register.
Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring 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 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Caleb McKinney, assistant professor, Rehabilitation Medicine and assistant dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development, Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown. 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 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

Building on the PubMed Basics course, you’ll learn advanced techniques and broaden your searching capabilities in PubMed. Register.
Thursday, October 15
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

This seminar series addresses the concept of “decolonialization” of academic curricula and research partnerships. Anouska Bhattacharyya, PhD, of YW Boston, presents “Effecting Change in Academia / Colonial Legacies in Mental Health.” Co-sponsored by Science, Technology and International Affairs Program and the Center for Global Health Science and Security. Watch the sessions streamed live via YouTube.
Thursday, October 15 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

This conversation among the New Yorker magazine’s Margaret Talbot, Lauinger Library Maker Hub manager Don Undeen, and others explores the potential of open science and maker culture to change scientific research and communication. Co-sponsored by Georgetown Humanities Initiative, Georgetown Medical Humanities Program and Georgetown Maker Hub. 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.
Tuesday, October 6
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to utilize webcam or mobile device footage along with basic video editing systems to piece together short, effective video messages to explain your thought, argument, or idea with an individual or group. Register.
Wednesday, October 7
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.
Instructional Continuity Office Hours
Friday, October 16, 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 10/16, 10/23, 10/30.
Webinar Recordings
Join the Conversation