Learning Communities Institute 2017 Annual Meeting – Call for Abstracts

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Dear Colleagues and Friends:

We enthusiastically invite you to submit research projects, creative ideas, and skills development efforts that pertain to learning communities for presentation at this year’s Learning Communities Institute (LCI) Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL, to be held September 15-17, 2017, hosted by the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Every year, this meeting provides an opportunity to connect with and learn from like-minded faculty members, students, and staff who are actively involved in their own learning community (or are building one). We encourage you to share this email with anyone involved in learning communities at your institution, including faculty, staff and students. We especially invite abstract submissions from students and staff (and encourage faculty members to include students and staff as collaborators).

We are accepting abstracts in the following categories:
* Foundational Skills (e.g. feedback, clinical skills teaching, mentoring/advising)
* Innovations (e.g. wellness, peer mentoring, students as teachers, community building)
* Research / Outcomes

Presentation formats:
– Workshops (90 minute interactive sessions)
– Oral Presentations / Posters (traditional brief oral presentations and poster session)
– Tools-of-the-Trade (for sharing of useful tools)

The deadline for submission for all abstracts and awards is Friday, April 28, 2017, at 5pm Pacific time.

Submit your abstract electronically here

We encourage those who qualify to submit their abstract for consideration for the Joel and Ellen Gordon Young Investigators Award (YIA), given to a student, resident, or faculty member within the first five years after completing training (this can be done from the abstract submission site above).

Finally, please see attached document regarding the Arky Award, which is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of learning communities in medical education.

Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 26, 2017.

Hoping to see you all in September!


Maya G. Sardesai, MD, M.Ed.
University of Washington
Research Chair of the 2017 LCI Meeting

Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH
Stanford University
Workshops Chair of the 2017 LCI Meeting

and the LCI Conference Planning Team

Thurs, March 23, 12-1pm: “Access to Justice: Promoting the Inclusion of Men & Women in the Criminal Justice System” & Women in Medicine Exhibit at GUSOM

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Dear GUSOM Students & Faculty:

We are excited to commemorate Women’s History Month in March with a dynamic Health Equity Panel during Health Justice Scholar Week sponsored by GWIM, the Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative, and the GUSOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion on March 23 that will focus on promoting the inclusion of men and women in the criminal justice systems. The “Access to Justice” panel will address equity at the intersections of gender, medicine, law, and law enforcement and also include lunch and discussion.

Also, starting tomorrow, please enjoy the GUSOM exhibit: “Women Physicians Who Changed the Course of American Medicine,” featuring the profiles of 14 Female physicians who Made U.S. Medical History in the hallways of Med Dent Building. Exhibit Credits: Medscape (http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/women-physicians). Exhibit preview below!

Best,                                                                                                                                                                               Dean Cheng

Georgetown Women in Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative 

invite you to attend a Health Equity Forum as part of Health Justice Scholar Week

Access to Justice:  Promoting the Inclusion of Both Men and Women in Criminal Justice Systems

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Med-Dent Bldg.
Followed by lunch and discussion, Med-Dent Building Lobby
Please RSVP at https://coogan_lewis.eventbrite.com
Contact gwim@georgetown.edu with questions.

Kathleen Coogan is the Senior Gender Advisor for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and an Adjunct Professor at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.  She served as lead drafter of the INL Guide to Gender in the Criminal Justice System.  Previously she served as legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a litigation attorney at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, and a counselor at a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Phoenix.

David A. Lewis is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who has served in Bahamas, Barbados, Mexico, and Pakistan.  Currently, as an INL Program Officer, he oversees rule of law programs in East Africa.  In particular, he manages initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that build the capacity of justice sector officials to combat sexual and gender-based violence and provide training to medical, legal, and law enforcement professionals in the preservation of forensic evidence for use as court-admissible evidence. 

Unveiling This Week: “Women Physicians Who Changed the Course of American Medicine” Exhibit

For more information, contact GWIM@georgetown.edu.

CAM Program Seminar Series March 16th 12-1pm: “​Nutritional Education in an Era of Global Obesity and Diabetes: Thinking Outside the Box”

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Dear Students:

You are cordially invited to the CAM Program Seminar Series seminar:

ThursdayMarch 16th at 12pm-1pm  in Basic Science Building room 239:

Nutritional Education in an Era of Global Obesity and Diabetes: Thinking Outside the Box.”

David Eisenberg, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Director, Culinary Nutrition

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, MA

David M. Eisenberg, MD is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. In 1979, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences Dr. Eisenberg served as the first US medical exchange student to the People’s Republic of China. More recently, Dr. Eisenberg served as an advisor to federal agencies with regard to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine research, education and policy, and served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee responsible for the Institute of Medicine Report entitled, “The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public”. He directs a very popular CME course with the Culinary Institute of America, entitled, “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives.”


Health Justice Week Schedule of Events

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Tuesday, March 21: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: (Optional) Health Justice Week Plenary Session: Health Justice in Action: Street Medicine @ Proctor Amphitheater. RSVP required: www.hjsweek2017plenary.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, March 22: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: (Optional) Health Justice Week Panel Discussion: Health Justice in Action: Taking it to the Street @ SW107. RSVP required: www.hjsweek2017panel.eventbrite.com

Thursday, March 23: 3:00 to 5:30 pm: (Optional) Health Justice Week: M4 Presentations & Wine and Cheese Reception @ Proctor Amphitheater & Med-Dent Lobby. RSVP required: www.hjsweek2017presentations.eventbrite.com

Register now for NINR’s Symptom Science Research Symposium on April 25

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The NINR Intramural Research Program invites you to attend its scientific symposium, Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health, highlighting NINR Intramural’s scientific advances and collaborations across the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

The symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center (Building 10) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The symposium will include scientific panels on:

  • The Role of the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis on Inflammation, Addiction and Infection – Moderated by Wendy Henderson, NINR
    • Colleen Hadigan, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • Lorenzo Leggio, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • The Role of Inflammatory and Glutamatergic Pathways on Fatigue – Moderated by Leorey Saligan, NINR
  • Identifying Biomarkers to Improve Clinical Care of Patients with Brain Injury – Moderated by Jessica Gill, NINR

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research. There will also be a poster session to highlight the research conducted by NINR Intramural’s fellows and trainees along with collaborating scientists from the NIH community and other institutions.

For additional details and to register for this event, please visit: www.ninr.nih.gov/symptom-science-event.  ninr-pic

CAM Program Seminar on March 2nd: “Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities”

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Dear Students

You are cordially invited to the CAM Program Seminar Series seminar:

Thursday, March 2nd at 12pm-1pm  in Basic Science Building room 239:

“Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities.”

Robert B. Saper, MD MPH


Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Director, Center of Integrative Medicine

Boston University Medical Center

Boston, MA

Dr. Saper is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He attended Harvard Medical School, completed a family medicine residency and chief residency at UCSF, and a three year NIH-funded Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. In 2004 he was named the founding Director of the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center. The mission of the Program is to bring evidence-based integrative medicine approaches to all, regardless of ability to pay. Dr. Saper is also the Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, an organization of over 70 academic health centers and health systems committed to advancing integrative medicine and health. His research on hatha yoga for chronic low back pain in diverse populations, including Veterans, is funded by NIH Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Join us at the 2017 Scope It Out 5k!

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Join us in bringing awareness to colon cancer! On March 19th, Run/Walk for Colorectal Cancer Awareness.

What? The 12th Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Where? The race course starts and ends at Freedom Plaza and will take runners and walkers up scenic Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol, bringing the Scope It Out message to the doorstep of our nation’s decision makers.

When? Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 9:00AM

Why? Funds raised through Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk support national prevention, research and patient & family support initiatives at the Colon Cancer Alliance. Additionally, The Chris4Life Research Fund locally partners with the Ruesch Center at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Through this strategic partnership, this Research Fund is supporting efforts that are improving patient outcomes and saving lives.

Join our team: Sign up for our “MedStar Georgetown – The Ruesch Center” team along with Dr. John Marshall, Dr. Mohammed Salem and friend of the Ruesch Center.

Use code “GTOWN” for $5 off registration.

Sign up in person: 

Tuesday, February 28  | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, March 1  | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Lombardi Cancer Center Atrium

Come enjoy some refreshments, learn about colon cancer and sign up for the Scope It Out 5k.

Sign up online at: http://support.ccalliance.org/site/TR?team_id=45867&fr_id=2485&pg=team