News & Announcements
The university has submitted its plan to restart on-campus research activities to the DC Government and is aiming to resume research activities, albeit at a reduced level of intensity, no sooner than Thursday, July 16. However, our ability to adhere to this timeline will be contingent upon the government of the District of Columbia agreeing to accept our plan, and under the assumption that there will be no significant spikes in the prevalence of COVID-19 in our region, among other factors. Please submit your research return plan via GMS in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the document “ Restarting Research Activities at Georgetown: a phased approach .” Absent an approved plan, you and your team will not be permitted to access campus facilities. Watch for information about an upcoming Town Hall at which you can ask questions, provide feedback, and learn details of how we will return to campus, including information on testing, screening and monitoring. 
As Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD’s tenure as Dean of Medical Education at Georgetown concluded this week, Edward Healton, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, noted the occasion with a letter to the GUMC community . In it, he celebrated Mitchell’s 20-year tenure and outlined some of the important ways that Mitchell will continue to be involved in medical education on the Hilltop. A celebration for Mitchell will be planned after the return to campus.
Through the DC Paid Family Leave Program , employees who are not eligible for paid leave through the university’s benefit programs may now have access to three categories of leave: Medical, Family and Parental. For those who are currently eligible for Georgetown’s benefits, there will be expanded opportunities to take paid parental leave for the arrival of a new child as a non-birth parent and through adoption, fostering or legal guardianship, as well as paid leave when a family member requires care for a serious health condition.
Got Cover?
If your research is featured on the cover of a scientific journal, let GUMC Communications know!  
F eatured on the cover of the June 24, 2020, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience: “ Inhibitory parvalbumin basket cell activity is selectively reduced during hippocampal sharp wave ripples in a mouse model of familial Alzheimer's disease ” by Adam Caccavano, Parviz Bozzelli, Patrick Forcelli, Daniel Pak, Jian-Young Wu, Katherine Conant and Stefano Vicini.
GUMC Stories
Claire Piccirillo (G’00), who earned her master’s degree at Georgetown, was named CNO at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center just as the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
GUMC in the News
Calendar of Events
Research Seminar
Tuesday, July 7
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Brendon Lee, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at Australian National University, presents “Predicting Antibiotic Resistance Mutations in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Using Protein Engineering.” Sponsored by Georgetown Lombardi and the Center for Discovery & Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. Join online or call in: 1-888-240-2560; Meeting ID: 701754155
Tuesday, July 7
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This lecture series showcases Georgetown Lombardi research. Associate Professor of Oncology Barry Hudson, PhD, presents “Inflammation and Cancer.” Register .
Wednesday, July 8
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Cancer Survivorship” is the next presentation is the next presentation in this series designed for all trainees to learn about ongoing research in the field of cancer prevention at Georgetown Lombardi and opportunities to engage in research. Register.
Wednesday, July 8
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 .
Friday, July 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

SOM Associate Dean of Assessment and Educational Scholarship Carrie Chen, MD, PhD, presents “Assessment in Competency-Based Education.” Register .
Tuesday, July 14
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A personal and professional development opportunity to address racial inequities and improve cultural competency. Sponsored by the SOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion. RSVP .
Wednesday, July 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

A lecture by Malika Fair, MD, MPH, senior director of health equity partnerships and programs at the Association of American Medical Colleges, followed by a discussion. Sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Population Health Scholar Track. Register .
Wednesday, July 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about when copyright applies to the work of others and to your own. Register .
Genomic Medicine Seminar Series
Friday, July 17 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Clinical and molecular geneticist Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center, discusses “Opportunities in Genomic Medicine.” Sponsored by Georgetown Lombardi and the Center for Discovery & Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. Join online or call in: 1-888-240-2560; Meeting ID: 521789456
Wednesday, July 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn about ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, why you need one, and how GUFaculty360 now connects and syncs with it. Register .
Instructional Continuity Support
See the  Instructional Continuity @GU website for i nformation about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
Zoom Practice Sessions with Classroom Educational Technology Services (CETS)
Monday - Friday,
7:00 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 hold instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room . Please stop by if you need help or dial in 646-558-8656
(meeting ID: 386 980 1070).
After hours, email cndls@georgetown.edu .
Tuesday, July 7
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to schedule class meetings via Canvas, deliver and record lectures, facilitate live discussions, use Polling and Breakout Rooms, and secure your meetings. Register .
Thursday, July 9
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.
Friday, July 10, 17, 24 or 30
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

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 .
Weekly Through August 14

Offered three days of each week of the summer to help faculty plan for maximally flexible fall 2020 teaching (in-person, online, or some combination of both). Register with department/cohort or individually .
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