Feature Stories
A traditional part of orientation week at the School of Medicine, HOYA Clinic Summer Sports Camp offers incoming medical students the chance to connect with the DC community as they create fun memories for the children at The Triumph, a transitional housing facility located in Southeast DC.
Family and friends of the School of Medicine Class of 2027 gathered in Gaston Hall for the annual White Coat ceremony, watching as students donned their white coats for the first time and recited the Hippocratic Oath in the ceremonial the start of their medical education.
Why do extreme altruists help strangers for no apparent benefit to themselves? A new study by an interdisciplinary team of Georgetown scientists measuring extreme altruists’ brain activity provides new insight into their motivations.
Join the School of Nursing and Gender+ Justice Initiative for a film screening of Birthing Justice, a feature-length documentary film that centers on the expertise and lived experiences of Black women and their advocates, on Tuesday, August 15, from 5:15-8:30 pm ET. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5:15 pm. The screening will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a facilitated discussion with Ebony Marcelle, DNP, CNM, FACNM, Director of Midwifery at the Community of Hope. Review the Birthing Justice website for more information on the film. Register now.
A new Black Diaspora Employee Resource Group (ERG) has been formed. ERGs cultivate an inclusive and supportive environment at Georgetown and provide employees with opportunities for networking and community-building. If you would like information regarding the newly formed Black Diaspora ERG, please contact Braysia Hicks, associate project manager in the Office of the Provost at Braysia.Hicks@georgetown.edu. To see a listing of other ERGs, or to learn how to start an ERG, visit the IDEAA website
New Health and Well-Being Resources
Significant enhancements have been made to Georgetown’s resources supporting the health and well-being of faculty, staff, and their spouses, partners and dependents, including new mental health and primary care benefits. Learn more in this message.
BellRinger Seeking Medical Volunteers
Support the fight to end cancer by lending your time as a medical volunteer during BellRinger Weekend, October 20-21. Anyone with a BLS certification or above can sign up to help provide basic first aid to support riders across the finish line. Register as a medical volunteer.
The DC Public Health Case Challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue that faces the local Washington, DC, community. The case competition will take place October 6 at the National Academy of Sciences Building. If you are interested in representing Georgetown in the case competition, apply by August 18.
Grants and Awards
National Cancer Institute “Social Determinants of Health as Transducers of Cellular Aging: A New Multi-level Paradigm to Reduce Survivorship Disparities at the Intersection of Cancer and Aging” Jeanne Mandelblatt (R35CA283926)
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Calendar of Events
Tuesday, August 15
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

The 11th of 12 sessions of the CENTILE-sponsored Teaching Certificate Program is presented by Robin Gross, MD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Sarah Thornton, MD, associate professor of medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics.
Tuesday, August 15
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more.
Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Car Barn (8/17: Rooms 201 & 203; 8/18: Rooms 315 & 201) and via Zoom

Hosted by CNDLS in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Each day’s program will begin with a keynote on AI, followed by breakout sessions for extended discussion on AI or learning about Canvas.
Thursday, August 24
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Georgetown University faculty and staff can receive assistance with online teaching and learning tools available to them.
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