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Interreligious Thanksgiving Dinner Cultivates Spiritual Connections

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Against the backdrop of deeply troubling conflicts in the world, medical students from several faith communities gathered for an interreligious Thanksgiving dinner at the medical center to celebrate their commonalities and strengthen their cultural competency as future physicians.

Opportunities for Holiday Giving

Announcing the 2023 Georgetown Angel Book Drive

The Angel Book Drive is an opportunity for members of the Georgetown community to bring the gift of reading to children and young adults in the Washington, D.C. area who have limited access to reading materials. Please join us this year by donating a copy of your favorite new or gently used children’s book, or select a book from the Angel Book Drive wish list. Books may be dropped off at collection sites in the Building D lobby, the Pre-Clinical Science Building in front of Dahlgren Memorial Library or the front lobby of St. Mary’s Hall. 

To donate to the Angel Book Drive online, visit the Angel Book Drive wish list, select the books you would like to donate, and mail donations to: 

Attn: Angel Book Drive

3700 O Street NW

Healy Hall 204

Washington, DC 20057 

Sign Up to Sponsor Families for the Eileen Fenrich Sponsor a Family Program

Eileen Fenrich Sponsor a Family Program

Administered by the Department of Human Resources, the Eileen Fenrich Sponsor a Family Program offers members of the university community an opportunity to assist Georgetown families in need during the holiday season. The program is entirely confidential and no identifying information will be shared with sponsors or sponsored families. Sign up to sponsor a family by November 22.

Mary’s Center Toy Drive Seeking Donations

In partnership with the School of Nursing Committee on Mission and Values, the Mary’s Center Holiday Toy Drive provides gifts for more than 1,000 children during the holiday season. To participate, bring a new unwrapped toy to dropboxes in St. Mary’s Hall in the main lobby and west entrance. Donations may also be made through the Mary’s Center Holiday Toy Drive Amazon Wish List.

Calendar of Events

Find more Georgetown seminars, talks, concerts and other activities on the university’s events website.

“Using Online Obituaries for Public Health Surveillance”

Monday, November 20

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Maguire Hall 304 Conference Room

Presented by Maria Alva, assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series. Sponsored by the Center for Global Health Science and Security, the Department of Health Management and Policy, and the Global Health Institute. RSVP.

Foundational Principles for Equity in Assessment in Health Professions Education

Tuesday, November 21

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Via Zoom

Mun Chun Chan, PhD, associate teaching professor, Department of Biology, and STEM pedagogy specialist, CNDLS, presents this workshop for fellows, residents and staff. Part of the Equity Forward Faculty Workshops series.

“CpG and Therapeutic Vaccines”

Tuesday, November 21

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Med-Dent NE301 and via Zoom

Presented by Joseph A. Bellanti, MD, professor of pediatrics and microbiology-immunology (emeritus) and director of the International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Immunology (ICISI) at GUMC. Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Strategies for Equity in Assessment in Narrative Comments

Tuesday, November 28

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Carrie Chen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for assessment and educational scholarship and professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, will lead this workshop about common biases found in narrative comments and strategies for combating these biases. Part of the Equity Forward Faculty Workshops series.

Recording and Sharing Lecture Videos

Wednesday, November 29

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Learn how to use Zoom and Panopto to record your in-class lectures and narrated PowerPoint presentations to make lecture videos and post them in your Canvas course.

“Justice and Equity Considerations in Precision Medicine and Public Health”

Wednesday, November 29

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Via Zoom

Featuring Shawneequa Callier, JD, associate professor of clinical research and leadership at George Washington University. Part of the Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) MS program seminar series.

“Nanoparticle Delivery of Cancer Drugs”

Thursday, November 30

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom

Featuring Stephan Stern, PhD, director of research and development, section head of  Pharmacology and Toxicology, Nanotechnology Characterization Lab, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Part of the Joint Scientific Partners Distinguished Lecture Series and Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series.

“The Vulnerable Population Series: Part 1: Clinical Practice Considerations for the Care of Trans- and Nonbinary Patients Using Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy”

Thursday, November 30

6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Via Zoom

This virtual CE presentation featuring Elke Zschaebitz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, will highlight the basic gender-affirming hormone therapy management with parameters that APRN clinicians should know to provide affirming, safe and evidence-based care in an environment of misinformation and policy practices aimed to restrict the care of these patients.

14th Biennial Thyroid Update 2023: New Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Disease

Friday, December 1

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD

This in-person event provides updates on thyroid conditions. The program will clarify issues around the diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders, including new approaches for identifying patients who are candidates for re-differentiation therapy for papillary thyroid cancer. Register.

Editing and Annotating Lecture Videos

Friday, December 1

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Learn to edit and annotate lecture videos using Panopto and OpenShot Video Editor, a free open-source easy-to-use cross-platform video editor.

Oncology Grand Rounds Lecture Series

Friday, December 1

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom

Presented by Melissa B. Davis, PhD, founding director, Institute of Translational Genomic Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine. Part of the Oncology Grand Rounds Lecture Series.

“HIV-1 Infection in Sickle Cell Disease”

Friday, December 1

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Presented by Sergei Nekhai, PhD, professor of medicine, microbiology, and pharmacology, vice chair of medicine, deputy director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease, and director of the Basic Science Core for the DC-Center for AIDS Research (DC-CFAR), Howard University. Part of the GHUCCTS Research Grand Rounds Series.

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