Advancing Health Through Research


Each year, the planning committee seeks to provide content for all members of the MedStar-Georgetown research community. In 2019, the Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions joined with the Research Symposium to bring together the research and education communities.

The Colloquium and the Research Symposium are open to all members of the research and education community interested in learning more about scholarship at MedStar Health and Georgetown University. The 2019 agenda is below.

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.              Sixth Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions

Hosted by GUMC’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), the Sixth Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions Colloquium is an opportunity for those across the system focused on education to gather, share ideas, and learn together.

8:45 am: Opening Remarks
8:55 am: Oral Session 1 - Clinical Education in Global and Public Health
9:40 am: Break
9:55 am: Symposium - Diversity and Inclusion in the Learning Environment
11 am: Break
11:10 am: Oral Session 2 - Innovations in Curriculum and Interprofessional Education

Noon – 1:15 p.m.              Plenary Speaker and Lunch
Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.               Pre-Symposium Professional Development and Advancement Sessions
These 60-minute optional workshops are offered before the Symposium and are intended to provide small group educational sessions hosted by experts from the MedStar Health and Georgetown University communities. Each session focuses on a specific academic topic and is open to all Symposium attendees. Seats will be reserved for those who pre-register for the event. Attendees who do not pre-register for a session or who register on-site may attend these sessions on a first-come, first-seated basis.

  • Giving Feedback in Clinical Learning Environments
    Robin Gross, MD, FCCP; Rahul Bhat, MD; Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, ME; Sarah Thornton, MD
    This session will discuss effective strategies, as well as evidence from the literature, for providing effective feedback to learners spanning the full educational continuum (students, residents, fellows, and faculty colleagues).
  • GUMC Academic Appointments & Promotions Updates
    Elliott Crooke, PhD; Rebecca Evangelista, MD
    Learn about all the different faculty career paths available for you at Georgetown University Medical Center, and how you can continue to advance and develop your academic career through this informative workshop hosted by the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Elliott Crooke and the Associate Dean for Clinical Faculty, Dr. Rebecca Evangelista. We will be answering all your questions in addition to presenting our GUMC Faculty Online Orientation and step-by-step online presentation on the OFAA website for faculty appointment and promotion.
  • Harnessing the Power of Medical Informatics to Enhance Scholarship
    Nawar M. Shara, PhD
    This session will provide an introduction to available resources and capabilities to enhance scholarship through the power of medical information databases available to investigators within our system, including hands-on intro to Tableau and other research tools
  • How to Teach and Assess Medical Professionalism
    Ming-Jung Ho, MD, DPhil; Sean Whelton, MD; Megha Fitzpatrick, MD
    This session, led by medical education leaders from MedStar Health and Georgetown University, will discuss teaching and assessment of the core competency of professionalism in the clinical learning environment.
  • Navigating the New Joint IRB
    Kate Cohen, JD; Kristen Katopol, MS, CIM
    This session will provide an overview of the new joint IRB system, including tips for success when utilizing the new platform to facilitate a smooth submission process.
  • Opportunities to Cultivate Expertise in Educational Scholarship
    Priscilla Furth, PhD; Tamika Auguste, MD; Amy Burke, MD
    This session will highlight available resources within GUMC and MedStar Health to assist in catalyzing expertise in teaching and scholarship (Teaching Scholars, Research Scholars, IPPCR Course, CENTILE, SELECT & CIRCLE Grant opportunities, etc.), and to allow attendees to begin the process of formulating their personal educational scholarship faculty development plan.
  • Stats Fundamentals
    Stephen Fernandez, MS
    Led by an MHRI biostatistician, this session will provide an overview of statistical approaches used most commonly in clinical research. The session serves as an introduction to the topic of biostatistics and resources at MedStar.
  • Tips and Tricks for Funding Success
    Raj Ratwani, PhD; Angela Thomas, DrPh; Federico Asch, MD
    A successful grant application requires an innovative idea from an investigator, strong administrative support, and a willing funder. In this session, we will present these three perspectives and how they work together for funding success.  We will also cover different mechanisms and strategies for funding support.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.            Resident & Fellow GME Town Hall

Residents, fellows, and faculty members from clinical sites throughout the MedStar Health GME consortium are invited to join for an interactive, system-wide town hall session.  Executive and administrative leaders representing MedStar Health corporate, hospitals, system GME, and local/institutional GME will present pertinent updates regarding our clinical learning and working environments, and available to answer any questions that you may have.

3 – 4 p.m.                     Resident & Fellow Oral Presentations

As part of the MedStar Health system-wide resident research day, residents and fellows with the top scoring abstracts are invited to give a short oral presentation on their research to attendees. These presentations allow residents and fellows to gain the experience of presenting their research and allow them to share their work with the larger MedStar Health and Georgetown University communities.

4 p.m.                            Abstract Presentations and Moderated Poster Sessions

The main feature of the Research Symposium, the Grand Ballroom opens to showcase the peer-reviewed abstract presentations from across MedStar Health and Georgetown University . Ranging from health services research to critical care to orthopedics, all departments and entities are represented by established investigators, residents, and fellows. Also featured during this time is a moderated poster session for resident and fellow submissions.

5:15 p.m.                      Main Stage Presentations
Join leadership from MedStar Health and Georgetown University in the main ballroom to recognize the importance of research in our community and present awards to investigators of top scoring poster submissions.

6:30 p.m.                     Post-Symposium Gratitude Reception
Hosted by MedStar Philanthropy, all are invited to attend an on-site reception directly following the Moderated Poster Presentations & Awards in the main ballroom. This will provide further networking with MedStar Health leaders, researchers, associates, grateful patients and philanthropic partners to research.