GUMC Community Meeting
Thursday, February 25
4:00 pm

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia joins Edward B. Healton and our community as we focus on racial justice activities and initiatives across the University and the Medical Center. Click here to join the meeting. (Copy Zoom link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/92943602171)
Black History Month
At Melanin in Medicine, an annual event organized by the Georgetown University Student National Medical Association, “Black Doctors Matter” was not just a theme but a cause for celebration and a call to action.
Wednesday, February 24
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
GUMC Stories
More than 150 clinical medical and nursing students at Georgetown are volunteering to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington, D.C.
News and Announcements
In collaboration with MedStar Health, Georgetown University has announced the development of a second track for the Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership in Human Factors Engineering to prepare health care professionals to meet the growing need for a human factors approach. Learn more here.
With the recent surge in positive cases in the community, the spread of more infectious variants locally and across the country, and the latest research and guidance from the CDC, we strongly encourage everyone to wear, at a minimum, a surgical-style mask over their nose and mouth. Learn more about Georgetown’s mask guidelines here.
Due to high ongoing levels of positive coronavirus cases among undergraduates, the current pause on undergraduate courses meeting in person will continue through Monday, March 8 at 7:00 a.m. Learn more here.
Georgetown students enrolled in classes for the spring 2021 semester are eligible for WeWork All Access membership which can be used to reserve common area desk space and phone booths at WeWork locations around the world. Students who have not yet signed up for a WeWork All Access membership must register by February 25 to start accessing workspaces starting March 1. Learn more here
Recent research by Georgetown students published in the Georgetown Medical Review (GMR) covers anterior total hip arthroplasties, the treatment of Wilms tumor, parallels between COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance and the effects of opioid use in pregnancy. Learn more here.
The Georgetown Scientific Research (GSR) Journal, a peer-reviewed open source research journal dedicated to publishing student research from all scientific disciplines, recently published its first issue. The GSR Journal is seeking submissions for spring 2021. Learn more here.
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Metro Washington Chapter, in partnership with Georgetown University, will honor Francis Collins, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health with the Eagle Award on February 24 at 4:00 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here.
Press Release
Recent data reveals that gay men living with HIV report having supportive relationships with family, friends or in informal relationships rather than with primary romantic partners, while gay men who are HIV-negative report having relationships mainly with primary partners.
GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Monday, February 22
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

This ceremony, themed “Innovation in the Time of COVID-19: Meeting the Challenge,” honors achievement in innovation and commercialization at Georgetown. Featuring speakers Lee Gehrke, PhD, Hermann von Helmholtz Professor in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School, and Irene Bosch, PhD, co-founder and CTO of E25Bio and adjunct professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Office of Technology Commercialization. Register.
Bhussry Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Evan Noch, MD, PhD, Neurology Course Director, Brain and Behavior Unit, Weill Cornell Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, presents “Leveraging Synergistic Metabolic Therapies in Glioblastoma: PI3K Inhibitors and the Ketogenic Diet.” Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, February 23
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Change the Narrative, Save Lives: Clinical Trial Participation and Vaccine Concerns” 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, February 24
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn ways of recording PowerPoint presentations to make asynchronous lecture videos with narrations using PowerPoint or Zoom. Find out options and advantages with each of the tools and how to record and share your lecture videos. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Wednesday, February 24
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Antonio Sastre, PhD, principal at Sastre Consulting LLC, presents “An Introduction to the NIH & Winning NIH Grants” for junior faculty at GHUCCTS institutions. Register.
Wednesday, February 24
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Must commit to the full duration of the session. Presented by Megha Shah Fitzpatrick, MD, attending and associate professor, pediatric critical care medicine, vice chair of pediatrics, education, pediatric clerkship director, GUSOM, pediatric patient safety officer, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Keisha Bell, MD, vice chair of pediatrics, inpatient operations, chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care. Part of the Teaching for Inclusion and Equity (TIE) winter/spring 2021 series. RSVP.
Thursday, February 25
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Leonard P. Freedman, PhD, chief science officer for Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, provides an overview of the research taking place at the facility, with an emphasis on national lab programs that are carried out with, and available to, the academic extramural community. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, February 25
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to record your PowerPoint presentations with audio narrations using Panopto to make your class lecture videos and post them in your Canvas course to support remote teaching and students’ self-directed learning. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, February 25
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Join the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA) and Vice Chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) Vicente Notario to learn more about the appointment and promotion process for Clinical and Biomedical faculty tracks. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions. Register.
Thursday, February 25
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Marc Reitman, MD, PhD, senior investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Friday, February 26
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

“COVID-19 in Latin America: Putting Policy in Context” features undergraduate and graduate student researchers who provide policy discussion and cultural, political and social analysis for seven different countries in the region, covering a diverse set of issues across these countries. Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative (GHI) and Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security (CGHSS) with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Latin America Leadership Program (LALP). RSVP.
Friday, February 26
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Online

Nancy Harazduk, MEd, MSW, director of the Georgetown University School of Medicine Mind-Body Medicine Program, leads a 30-minute guided meditation. Presented by the SPARK Committee of the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. RSVP.
Monday, March 1
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD, senior group leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus, presents “Emerging Imaging Technologies to Study Cell Architecture, Dynamics and Function.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Tuesday, March 2
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Via WebEx

Jeffrey Lifson, MD, director, AIDS and Cancer Virus Program Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, presents “Viral Vignettes from the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Joining info to come.
Wednesday, March 3
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn best practices for creating and consuming data visualizations, discuss common issues with data visualizations, and explore a simple tool to get started creating your own. Register.
Wednesday, March 3
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use Zotero reference management software to collaborate, explore advanced features, and get some tips to integrate it into your research workflow. Register.
Thursday, March 4
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Thomas Südhof, MD, professor, molecular & cellular physiology, Stanford Medicine, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and 2013 Nobel Prize winner, presents “Towards a Molecular Logic of Synapse Formation and Circuit Construction.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Friday, March 5
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Megha Shah Fitzpatrick, MD, attending and associate professor, pediatric critical care medicine, vice chair of pediatrics, education, pediatric clerkship director, GUSOM, pediatric patient safety officer, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, presents “Best Practices in Teaching Online.” 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.
Thursday, February 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, February 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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