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Georgetown’s School of Nursing Receives Grant to Upgrade Simulation Center

Students in simulation center

The E.L. Wiegand Foundation has awarded Georgetown University’s School of Nursing a grant of more than $825,000 to upgrade the school’s nursing simulation center — enriching student learning experiences that replicate realistic patient scenarios.

Georgetown Launches New Disability Cultural Center on Campus

The inaugural DisCo grad that celebrated the disability community and the Class of 2023

This fall, Georgetown is launching a Disability Cultural Center, an on-campus hub that celebrates disability culture, builds community and provides programming for disabled students, faculty, staff, allies and those interested in learning about disability.

STIs Are On The Rise: Prevention Tips for Teens and Young Adults

Doctor speaking with patient

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, STI rates are climbing across the country. STIs pose health risks but many can be treated or even cured when caught and managed early, making it important to understand how they spread and how to stay safe.

Video: Gear Up for BellRinger 2023

Person riding a bike waving their hand and a play button overlayed on the photo

In 2022, more than 850 riders participated in the inaugural BellRinger, raising nearly $1.5 million for cancer research at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. On October 21, BellRinger will bring together a community of passionate riders, volunteers and supporters dedicated to ending cancer. Learn more about BellRinger in this video message from Georgetown President John J. DeGioia and visit the website to get involved today.

Staff Spotlight: Natalie Rabner

Staff Spotlight - Natalie Rabner

As a regular feature for Health Sciences Weekly, we highlight members of our staff/AAP - all critical to our mission. Today, meet Natalie Rabner, assistant director of digital communications in Biomedical Graduate Education.

Announcements

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

L’Shanah Tovah to all celebrating the Jewish New Year.


Erev Rosh Hashanah Ma’ariv (Evening) Service

Friday, September 15

7:00 p.m.

Gaston Hall, third floor of Healy Hall


Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Shacharit (Morning) Service

Saturday, September 16

9:30 a.m., Musaf - 12:00 p.m.

Gaston Hall, third floor of Healy Hall


Pray, reflect and celebrate the Jewish New Year in community. Additional High Holy Days services are included on the Campus Ministry website. Services open only to students, faculty and staff.

West Road Closure

Construction to replace critical underground infrastructure supporting Georgetown’s central heating and cooling plant will require the excavation of a section of West Road between the plant and Cooper Field. Both lanes of this section of West Road will be closed through December 8.

Request for Applications: GHUCCTS KL2 Faculty Scholars Program

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) KL2 Scholars Program is pleased to announce a supplemental round of KL2 awards with this call for new applications for Georgetown University employed, full-time faculty. Full applications are due on October 9, with an anticipated appointment in January.

Grants and Awards

​​Laura and John Arnold Foundation  “What Needs to Change at the FDA” Adriane Fugh-Berman

GUMC in the News

NBC 4 Breast cancer survivors thank oncologist who saved their lives (Claudine Isaacs)


LearningWell Magazine Welcoming Wellbeing into the Classroom (Joan Riley)


NBC Washington COVID is on the rise again. What to know on variants, symptoms and vaccines (Jesse Goodman)


The Grio What to know about COVID-19 this fall amid surge (Anthony Fauci)


Science Business Scientists grapple with risk of artificial intelligence-created pandemics (Mark Dybul)


The Hoya GUMC, O’Neill Institute Host Naloxone Training in Honor of International Overdose Awareness Day (Hoya DOPE)


The Hoya Nursing Student Receives Inaugural McKean Global Health Award (Sydney Blackston, N'25)

Calendar of Events
Monday, September 11
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Maguire Hall 304 Conference Room

Presented by Jennifer Bouey, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Department of Global Health. 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 required.
Monday, September 11
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more.
Tuesday, September 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Basic Science Building, Room 341 and via Zoom

Presented by Joshua Tan, PhD, Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, NIAID/DIR. Part of the Bhussry Seminar Series. Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology.

“High-Density Lipoproteins-Regulatory T cells Interactions: a Novel Mechanism Involved in Protection Against Cardiovascular Disease”

Tuesday, September 12

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Med-Dent NE301 and via Zoom



Presented by Claire A. Chougnet, PhD, professor of pediatrics, Division of Immunobiology, Margaret K. Hostetter Endowed Chair, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

PowerPoint: Making Engaging/Interactive Presentations with External Tools

Wednesday, September 13

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

Via Zoom



Explore ways of creating engaging and interactive teaching and learning content with PowerPoint presentations and external tools (Zoom’s PowerPoint as a Virtual Background, Poll Everywhere/Mentimeter’s PowerPoint add-In, Panopto’s quiz feature, and VoiceThread’s adding comments feature).

Wednesday, September 13
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

This two-part webinar series situates Georgetown’s Nurse-Midwifery Program in time and historical context. This segment features program directors from 1973 to the 2011 online transition, who will note the similarities to today’s struggles for midwifery’s place in health care and in academia. Please register.

Faculty and Staff Headshots

Thursday, September 14

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Riggs Library, Healy Hall


Have your headshot taken by the university photographer at no cost. First come, first served. Follow these instructions to download your photos, which should be available within a week.

“New to Georgetown” Lunch with CNDLS

Thursday, September 14

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Car Barn, Fourth Floor Pavilion



Those new to teaching at Georgetown are invited to join the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and colleagues for lunch and an introduction to available teaching support and resources. Register.

Thursday, September 14
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Faculty and staff can receive assistance with online teaching and learning tools available to them.

PowerPoint: Recording Presentation Videos

Friday, September 15

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Via Zoom



Learn the process of creating narrated presentation videos using PowerPoint 365 and how to offer a comprehensive learning experience that covers everything from recording to editing and sharing.

“General Linear Models”

Friday, September 15

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Presented by Paul Kolm, PhD, associate director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute. Part of the MHRI-GHUCCTS Monthly Statistical Seminar Series.

Intro to Demographic Data Research

Friday, September 15

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Via Zoom



Learn about Social Explorer and the U.S. Census Bureau Data website and how to navigate the databases, create specific populations, and analyze the data found.

Friday, September 15
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Faculty and staff can receive assistance with online teaching and learning tools available to them.

Getting Started With Zotero

Monday, September 18

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Learn the basics of using this reference manager software to create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators.

“Lies, Damned Lies and Surveys”

Tuesday, September 19

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Anthony Artino, PhD, professor and associate dean for educational research, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, presents this CENTILE Grand Rounds.

Designing Better Surveys for Education and Research

Tuesday, September 19

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Pre-Clinical Science Building, LA-2



Anthony Artino, PhD, professor and associate dean for educational research, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, presents this CENTILE workshop.

The Legacy and Currency of Midwifery Education at Georgetown University: Currency

Wednesday, September 20

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Via Zoom



This two-part webinar series situates Georgetown’s Nurse-Midwifery Program in time and historical context. This segment features Program Directors from 2011 to the present, describing the transition from a residential to a hybrid online program and how this change set the stage for a bright future for the profession of midwifery at Georgetown and beyond. Please register.

Data Visualization for Total Beginners

Thursday, September 21

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Learn about data visualization best practices and interpret and critique visualizations. No coding or programming experience is required.

UIS Educational Technologies (EdTech) Office Hours

Thursday, September 21

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Faculty and staff can receive assistance with online teaching and learning tools available to them.

"Lung Cancer Screening Ten Years Post-USPSTF Recommendation: Thinking Outside the Clinic to Address Screening Disparities and Low Uptake"

Friday, September 22

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Presented by Lisa Carter-Bawa, PhD, MPH, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN, Georgetown professor of oncology; co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Georgetown Lombardi; director, Cancer Prevention Precision Control Institute, Center for Discovery and Innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health.

Data Management Best Practices

Friday, September 22

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Via Zoom



Learn the basics of data management, including considerations for data backup, file management, and file formats, with a general overview of data management planning and preparing data for deposit in a data repository.

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