2024 Research & Education Symposium


The 2024 Symposium will be held on Monday, April 29th at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

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2024 CENTILE Colloquium Agenda


2023 CENTILE Colloquium Agenda


Monday, May 9, 2022, 1:45 pm – 6:00 pm (ET)

We are excited to invite you to the 2022 CENTILE Colloquium for GUMC Educators in the Health Professions on May 9th, 2022 from 1:45 pm – 6:00 pm. The CENTILE Colloquium brings together educators to share innovations and research in health professions education, as well as to build meaningful relationships. The Colloquium will take place virtually on Zoom. All faculty, staff, and trainees are encouraged to attend.  

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1:45 pm – Welcome Remarks (Dean Lee Jones, Pam Saunders, Adi Haramati)

2:00 pm – From Fun to Fundamental: The Role of Arts and Humanities in Health Professions Education

Plenary Speaker: Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of Professional and Academic Development at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Senior Consultant to the Association of American Medical Colleges FRAHME (Fundamental Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education) Initiative

3:00 pm –  Update on the GU Medical Humanities Initiative

Featured Speaker: Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA

Associate Professor of Urology, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Executive Director, MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing; Director of the Kidney Stone Program, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

3:30 pm – Panel on Arts and Humanities in Health Professions Education

Panelist: Hunter Groninger, MD FAAHPM

Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Director, Section of Palliative Care, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Talk Title: Poetry of Mourning: Engaging the Humanities to Promote Self-Reflection and Sustainability in Advanced Illness Care

Panelist: Dr. Sarah Vittone DBe, MA, MSN, RN 

Assistant Professor, Bioethicist, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Talk Title: Creative Expression for Ethics Reflection in Undergraduate Education

Panelist: Hiroshi Nakai, PhD 

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Talk Title: Use of Story to Explore a Biochemical Deficiency and Differences in Sexual Development

Panelist: Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD 

Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine; Associate Deputy Editor, American Family Physician

Talk Title: The Power of Stories: Three practical lessons from a medical student selective

Panelist: Julia F. Langley

Faculty Director, Arts and Humanities Program, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Talk Title : Communicating Disease Through Art, at the Bedside and Throughout History

5:00 pm – GUMC Teaching Academy: Recognition and Celebration (Ming-Jung Ho and Adi Haramati)

5:15 pm – Reflections (Dean Lee Jones and Dean Roberta Waite)

5:30-6:00 pm – Teaching Academy Virtual Social Hour

The CENTILE Colloquium will follow the MedStar Health – Georgetown University Virtual Resident & Fellow Spring Research Exhibition which will be held on Monday, May 9th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. 

Past Colloquiums

See info on our past Colloquiums