Latest updates for Faculty, Staff and Trainees

SOM Update on Critical and Essential Research Planning Guidance

This document is intended to provide guidance to SOM researchers as they develop plans to support the updated definition of critical and essential research, and it is designed to be consistent with and supplement guidance provided by the University.

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For faculty, staff and trainees who work in clinical facilities: 

Those who work in clinical facilities should follow the guidelines provided by those institutions. 

For residents and fellows: 

For faculty, staff and trainees involved in research: 

Health Reminders

  • If you are sick, remain at home and call 404-71-COVID (404-712-6843) for guidance. 
  • Find mental health support.

Information Technology

Continue using the regular channels to access IT support. Call 404-727-6648 with urgent problems and use the help desk to report non-urgent issues.

  • The SOM IT team is holding a daily live Q&A session to answer all your questions: Monday through Friday, 10-11 a.m. 
  • Only connect through VPN when necessary.
  • The School of Medicine has transitioned all classroom learning online. Find resources to support online teaching.
  • Beware of Zoom bombing: Schools across the country have reported incidents in which uninvited guests logged into their Zoom meetings--a practice called "Zoom bombing." Take a moment to learn how to keep your Zoom meetings secure

Human Resources

For additional support in working remotely, visit Working through COVID-19.

We are extremely proud of the selflessness our faculty and trainees have shown on the front lines of COVID-19. We are exceptionally grateful for their continued excellence in patient care and research. Please join us in showing our gratitude by leaving a note of thanks or encouragement to faculty, trainees, and all health care workers worldwide battling this global pandemic.