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Research Grant - Master degree in Health Sciences or Biostatistics or Bioinformatics or Statistics or equivalent areas


A research fellowship is available within the framework of the project “How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014), (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838)” funded by FEDER through the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Internationalization and national funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education).


Admission requirements: Applicants must have a Master degree in Health Sciences or Biostatistics or Bioinformatics or Statistics or equivalent areas. Training and experience in statistics analyses is required. Computer programming skills in R and STATA are essential. Experience in longitudinal analysis and with biological datasets will be appreciated and valued.


Activity Outline: The successful applicant will work in close interaction with the research team and will be responsible for the statistical analyses.


Work place: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto), Portugal, under the scientific supervision of Sílvia Fraga.


Duration: The initial duration of the position is 12 months, with a predicted starting date of June 2017, and a possible extension up to 24 months, if does not exceed the end date of the project scheduled for 15 May 2019.


Call start and finish dates: May 30th to June 12th.


Documents Required: Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, a letter of motivation. Applications may be delivered personally or sent by e-mail.


Submission of applications: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135 | 4050-600 Porto Telephone: 222 061 820, email:


Further information: Here


Diana Seabra

Communication Office

Rua das Taipas, 135

4050-600 Porto

Tel. 222061820 (ext 201)


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Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals

To be held at the:

University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Seattle, WA
June 22-23, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Participants will learn how to:
1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
2. Research and identify potential funding sources
3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
4. Focus on foundation and corporate giving for the state of Washington
5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants
6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
9. Demonstrate the merits excellence and innovation of your proposal
10. Package professional grant submissions

Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.

To register:
Please click here
Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

Can't make it?

Professional Proposal Writing Online Course

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Dear Graduate Students,

We are conducting research on gender dynamics in the university setting, with a specific focus on graduate student teaching assistants. We would appreciate your completion of the following survey. The survey should take between seven to twenty minutes, depending on the length of your responses to open-ended questions.

Your participation is completely voluntary, and anything you say will be kept anonymous. At the end of the survey, there is space to provide your contact information if you would be willing to take part in a follow-up interview (Note: You do not have to complete the questionnaire to be interviewed).

Please let us know if you have any questions. You can reach us by email at or or by phone at 415-500-1599.


Dr. Sarah Ives, Stanford University, Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Dr. Ann E. Bartos, University Auckland, School of Environment

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2017-2018 Labor Studies Scholarships & Research Grants

Full information:

Are you a University of Washington student studying labor and workers rights? Working for social justice outside the classroom? Pursuing a career in the labor movement, law, public service or the non-profit sector? Apply for a scholarshipor grant!

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars to top students in Labor Studies. This year, over $50,000 will be awarded. Deadlines for this year's awards are approaching. Apply now!

Deadline to apply:
 Monday, June 12, 2017

This year's scholarships include:

The Bridges Center also supports ground-breaking labor studies research through our annual grant funding program. For a look at past sponsored projects, visit our Featured Research website. This year's research grants include:

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website at, or contact Associate Director Andrew Hedden at .

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The Global Health Resource Center presents “Hero with a Thousand Faces“ as a part of World Health Cinema to showcase the stories of healthcare workers living in West Africa fighting at the forefront of the Ebola epidemic despite being ostracized by their communities due to their exposure to the disease. The film also shows the careful steps healthcare workers take to protect themselves, reveals the importance of protecting community health, and illustrates the potential impact of infectious diseases like Ebola.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Raitt 229


SPHA Mid-Quarter Study Break

Posted: May 8, 2017

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Hello SPH students,

Congratulations on making it this far into the quarter! 

The Student Public Health Association (SPHA) is hosting our quarterly study break event on May 8, from 12:00-2:00pm in the South Campus Center 300 Lobby Terrace. 

This is a great opportunity for you to take a break from studying, destress, meet other students, and enjoy the waterfront views! 

We will be providing pizza and salad from Pagliacci, and have SPH T-Shirt giveaways throughout the event. Graduating seniors don't miss out on your last chance to win SPH swag! 

We are looking forward to seeing you all there, and remember to like us on Facebook for upcoming events! 

~Your SPHA Officers 


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Welcome to the 2017 Husky Help & Hope (H3) Walk traditionally hosted by Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention! The H3 Walk is a UW Seattle campus and community-wide annual event aiming to offer support to survivors of suicide, commemorate those we have lost to suicide, and break mental health stigma.

Our 2-mile walk will start at Sylvan Grove and wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW Seattle campus to provide a journey of hope and strength with a projected number of 1,000 attendees.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 that will go towards building and distributing Forefront Care Packages for families who have lost a loved one to suicide and HSPAʼs Wellness Booklet, a student resource which contains in-depth information on depression, eating disorder, power-based relationships, and resources to relieve struggles, and funding HSPA.

The event is FREE and dog friendly. We will have food, inspirational speakers, musical acts, and a drawing for prizes provided by our sponsors. T-shirts will be available for sale, please let us know your size through the registration link! We hope you will join us.

"Let's walk, let's talk, let's break the stigma."

Location: Sylvan Grove Theater and Columns, West Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Walk registration:

Volunteer registration:


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Latina Health Fair Volunteer Recruitment!

Date: May 13th from 10-2 at the St. Bernadette Parish, 1028 SW 128th Seattle, WA 98146

We need volunteers for two shifts: 9:30-12 and 12 to 2:30. Free lunch will be provided!

All volunteers must attend one of the following trainings: Wednesday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30 or Thursday, May 4th from 5:30-7:30 in room T-435

Volunteer roles include: interpreters, cholesterol and blood glucose testing/analyzers, health educators, dental checks and more! See the attached Google Form for complete list of volunteer roles. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis!

To volunteer, fill out this form by May 1st at 5pm:

Overview and Goals of the Fair:

The annual Latina Health Fair (LHF) hosted by Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate event focused on the Latina population in King County and neighboring counties. Each year this health fair takes place in the spring during The National Women’s Health Week in an effort to promote women’s health. The Latina Health Fair provides health education, community resource information and free health screenings to the Latina/o community from King County and surrounding areas. The Latina Health Fair works to accomplish the following:

  • Provide the following free health screenings: mammograms, pap/pelvic Exams, blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, diabetes, HIV testing, vision and child developmental screenings.
  • Provide health education, workshops for women of all ages and a resource fair to the Latina/o community from King County and surrounding areas.
  • Help eliminate health disparities and promote health equity in King County.
  • Encourage healthy behaviors among Latinas of all ages and their families such as healthy eating, physical activity, and accessing preventative screenings/care.
  • Collaborate with partnering organizations and communities with similar goals and target populations, to assist in the organization of the Latina Health Fair.
  • Collect demographic data and feedback from health screeners and fairgoers, needed to understand community needs, barriers and successful tactics for disseminating health care information.

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

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Embodiment of Risk, Outcome Disparities, and Stress Mechanisms (SocWl 591 --3 credit)

When:       Fall: Day/time TBD (input from students helpful)

Where:      School of Social Work

Who:          Dr. Paula Nurius, Professor (

Open to:    Graduate students across disciplines with research interests related to life course stress, health, and development

Interactive, collegial, and practical! 

Interdisciplinary course designed for students who have interest in multi-level (“neurons to neighborhoods”) exposure to and impacts of stress, integrating social determinant and life course developmental perspectives. Provides an overview of theory and research targeting biological and behavioral processes through which lifespan stress and disadvantage contributes to learning, mental and physical health outcomes, with attention to vulnerable populations and inequalities. Speakers representing diverse disciplines and areas of expertise will participate. Format will include lecture, small group discussion, active dialogue among course participants, and application of concepts to students’ research interests.  No biology background needed.

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This course will provide an overview of:

  • Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health
  • Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes
  • Life course approach to maternal and child health

No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field. No textbook required. Areas of Knowledge: NW.

SLN: 14904; 5 credits

Lecture meets: M/W 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Quiz meets: F 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to

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Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:

  • Identify populations at risk for STIs
  • Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology
  • Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection
  • Evaluate STI prevention interventions

No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field. A basic understanding of biology is required. No textbook required. Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14900; 5 credits

Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.

Quiz meets: F 11:30–12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Instructor: Lisa Manhart

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to

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BetterHelp is hosting a public mental health writing contest. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize, the runner up will receive $500, and ALL students have a chance to become a regular contributor to the section of the website.

Entries close at 11:59PM (EST) on May 31, 2017; anything submitted after that date will not be accepted. More details about the contest can be found at:



GradImages Discount for Graduation

Posted: April 24, 2017

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Pre-register for your graduation photos and we'll enter you in our Get Ready for the Real World Sweepstakes. Because who couldn't use $5,000 to help pay student loans, rent an apartment or buy a professional wardrobe?

Everyone wins with 20% OFF graduation photos! Get a coupon to use with your total graduation package just by including your and your parent's email addresses.

Visit: to pre-register for your graduation photos and a chance to win $5000

SPH Undergraduate Symposium

Posted: April 24, 2017

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School of Public Health Community & Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the fourth annual SPH Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 4 – 6 pm in the UW South Campus Center

The undergraduate symposium is a chance for students from across the School’s undergraduate majors and minors to demonstrate how they have applied the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to address public health problems through research, internship, and capstone experiences. 

The symposium also provides a forum for prospective students, current students, faculty, and the community to discuss current topics in public health.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event, which will include poster presentations and a reception. 

Click here to RSVP.


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Applications for 2017-2018 MAP Scholarships are now open. Applications must be received by May 12, 2017. 

Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community.

MAP awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contributions from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfastheld annually on Homecoming Saturday.

How to Apply

Completing the online application process includes two steps:

Step 1: Complete the MAP Scholarship online application questionnaire. You will receive a confirmation code and instructions for Step 2 when you submit your application.

Step 2: Upload three scholarship supporting documents:

  • One reference letter from faculty member, adviser, academic personnel, or community leader (signed reference letter must be scanned and uploaded by the applicant)
  • A one-page typed narrative describing the applicant’s personal background, academic and career goals, financial need, commitment to diversity, and the applicant’s involvement with campus and/or community organizations
  • Copy of UW transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable)

Additional materials will not be accepted. We will not accept phone calls regarding application status. Recipients will be contacted by telephone. Non-recipients will not be notified; if you have not been contacted within five weeks of the application deadline, you were not selected. However, the Office of Student Financial Aid will retain your application in case other scholarship funds become available. All information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship Qualifications

To qualify for a MAP scholarship, you must:

  • Be a continuing student in good standing at UW Seattle, UW Bothell or UW Tacoma
  • Be a full-time UW undergraduate, graduate or professional student
  • Have completed at least one quarter at the UW
  • Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid

Scholarship recipients must be available to attend MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) strives to maintain a close relationship with its scholarship recipients. Support of a diverse student body is at the heart of MAP’s mission. Students are our future alumni; thus, MAP aims to support students and encourages your involvement in our programs.
Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or

Applications must be submitted by Monday, May 12, 2017.

Click here for more information.

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We are holding a workshop that may be of interest to students, faculty, and practitioners within the health sciences, covering scientific literature on weight science and discussing Health at Every Size as an ethical approach to healthcare.

Please feel free to forward/post the attached flier to anyone who may be interested. The workshop is open and free to all, and the online event page can be found here. Any questions can be directed to

*From the Sizeism/Weightism Advocacy Group housed within the UW School of Social Work

Latinx Health Careers and Job Fair

Posted: April 12, 2017

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Latino serving health care agencies and institutions looking to hire a bilingual and bicultural workforce will be present to discuss job opportunities.  Presentations will be given on a select number of health related careers. For more information contact the Latino Center for Health at

Register online at

Presented by:
Latino Center for Health
UW School of Medicine
UW School of Dentistry
UW School of Public Health
UW School of Social Work
UW Department of Bioengineering
Seattle Children's
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Edmonds Community College
NeighborCare Health
Community Health Center of Snohomish County
Institute of Translational Health Sciences
Molina Healthcare
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
and more!


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This course focuses on written and oral communication for environmental health and public health professionals, with particular emphasis on three main areas:

  • conveying information more effectively to technical audiences,
  • translating that information for general audiences in the public arena, and
  • crafting effective commentary or opinion pieces relating to topics of professional interest.

We will explore the principles of effective writing for technical articles, proposals, and reports with attention to structure, clarity, style, and language usage. Students learn to craft an executive summary of a research report for technical audiences.  They develop greater agility as writers by translating that same content into the form of a press release that could be disseminated to broader audiences through the media and the Web.
Students explore issues in public communication of science and framing of science issues. They gain a greater familiarity with the societal context for environmental health and public health developments and learn to distill the essence of an issue for headlines and short spots. As an exercise in translating science for broader audiences, they will research and write a news article on a research or policy topic. Students will then explore what makes an effective commentary, examining issues of content, structure, and tone, and will write a "Policy Forum" style piece on a current issue of their choice.

The course is designed to build communication proficiency through a combination of writing and revising assignments, selected readings, lecture/discussion sessions, oral presentations, and hands-on activities. On selected assignments, students will have the opportunity to share drafts with the group, to practice their reviewing skills, and to receive feedback from classmates and the instructor. Students completing the class will have several professional writing samples to add to their portfolios.

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Dear Graduating Students,

Congratulations on your academic milestone! It’s time to recognize and celebrate you for all of your achievements.  All students graduating between Autumn Quarter 2016 and Summer Quarter 2017 are invited to participate in the School of Public Health graduation celebration on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

If you plan to walk in the SPH graduation procession into the Arena, please RSVP by Monday, May 22, 2017, 11:59PM, so that names will be announced in the correct order. If you do not RSVP, your name will not be called and a seat will not be reserved for you on the arena floor.



Sunday, June 11, 2017
Alaska Airlines Arena (Hec Ed Pavilion)

11:00 am: Graduates (undergraduate and graduate students) arrive for check-in & staging

11:30 am: Arena doors open to the public

Noon -2:30 pm: Graduation Program

2:30-3:00 pm: All-School Reception

All students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the graduates are encouraged to join us and are not required to RSVP. However, as stated above, RSVP is required for graduating students who plan to walk in the procession during the ceremony.

For cap and gown information, visit: The Registration/Order form is available from May 3-21st. For additional information, please see the School of Public Health Graduation FAQ site.

Feel free to contact the Office of the Dean Student Services ( if you have questions.

We look forward to celebrating with you in June!

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MPH Practicum Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2017
UW Intellectual House
Refreshments provided

This message serves as a reminder that you are invited to attend the annual MPH Practicum Symposium on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 4-6pm in the UW Intellectual House. The practicum is an integral component of professional training in public health and allows MPH students to observe and learn from practicing professionals while tackling real-world public health challenges, concurrently with their academic experience. This is a great opportunity for faculty, staff, students and community partners to engage with MPH students around their public health projects, as well as an occasion to honor the sites and supervisors who collaborate with the School of Public Health to prepare the next generation of public health leaders.

Please attend to show your support for experiential learning within our community and beyond!

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Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health is a one to two-week intensive course – with an intensive didactic week, and an optional second week of mentored protocol development – that provides course participants with an introduction to the emerging field of Implementation Science. The course outlines and explores an inter-disciplinary framework of methods (including applied engineering, management tools, health systems, and policy research) applied to improving implementation and scale-up of health programs, paired with experiential case studies from global health leaders.

Intended Audience
This course will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners working in low and middle income settings who are interested in an intensive introduction to Implementation Science. For a subset of participants who are involved in the design and conduct of implementation research, a second week is offered to provide intensive mentorship for the development of the core components of an implementation research protocol.

August 28 - September 1, 2017 & September 5-8, 2017 (second week optional)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Course application deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017.

Additional Information and Application
Detailed course information and the online application are available on the course website:

Please contact Jessica Harkhani, Course Coordinator, at with any questions not answered on the course website.

UW First Gen Graduate Student Social

Posted: April 10, 2017

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Attend to this interactive event to hear insights on how to Fail Forward from members of the UW Resilience Lab, Dr. Anne Browning and Polo DeCano, Doctoral Candidate in Education: How does failure impact us in graduate school? How are failures important to our growth on personal and professional levels? How can failure help us step into future challenges? Connect with fellow first gen grad students and walk away with strategies to fail forward with resilience!

Staff and faculty who identify as former First Gen Graduate Students or who mentor or support First Gen Grad Students are welcome as well!


Organized by Core Programs in the Graduate School and the UW Resilience Lab.


To request accommodations:


The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

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Fund for the Public Interest is looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.

Fund for the Public Interest (“the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall -- working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.

We are looking for bright, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website and fill out our online application at We are looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!

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Dear Health Sciences Students,

Please join us on Thursday, April 27th for an evening keynote with Josephine Ensign, author of Catching Homelessness, and guest speaker Anna Bálint, editor of Words from the Café and the facilitator of Safe Place Writing Circle in Seattle’s Recovery Café. We hope to hear from the writers of Words from the Café as they share powerful stories and poems of reclaiming their lives.

There will also be an opportunity at the end for Q&A’s, as well as book signings provided by Ubookstore.

Event Details: “Listening to Stories for a Change”

Thursday, April 27th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Walker-Ames Room (#225), Kane Hall UW

Light dinner provided.

Please RSVP before April 20th by going to

Contact David Fernando at if you have any questions or concerns.

To stay in the loop about the UW Health Sciences Common Book Series, subscribe to:


Health Sciences Common Book Subcommittee

Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group

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Share how you work together to learn from others, serve, and lead at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Through poster presentations, gallery participants have the opportunity to showcase how they lead with compassion and learn from each other! Apply by April 24th, 2017and join over 300 fellow students in sharing your story of service and leadership. 

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Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

In Winter Quarter 2018, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING


Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.


Learn more!  Attend an information session: April 4 (Tuesday), 3:30-5pm, in More Hall 110.   *Indian refreshments served!*

Receive updates and event reminder by adding your name to our mailing list.

For more information about GCIL India, visit

SPH Annual Day of Service 2017

Posted: March 27, 2017

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The SPH Office of Student Services and Student Public Health Association invite you to join the

School of Public Health Annual Day of Service!
Saturday, April 8, 2017

The SPH Day of Service is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come together and give back to the community through direct service.

Projects include:

Food Lifeline Food Bank (40 Slots Only)
Food Lifeline, Seattle (Hunger Solution Center)
9:00am-noon (must be on site by 8:45 for orientation)

Transportation will be provided for participants at UW South Campus Center
Provide healthy meals for families! Although this project takes place indoors, we encourage you to dress in layers as the warehouse is not climate controlled.

Possibility of another volunteer opportunity
Time & Date: TBD

To sign up for a project, please visit:
Registration is required and closes on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM

If you have any questions, please e-mail:


SPHA Interview Workshop

Posted: March 27, 2017

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Welcome back SPH students!

The Student Public Health Association (SPHA) is excited to announce a free upcoming event for all undergraduate and graduate students. We are hosting an interview workshop at the Career & Intership Center at Mary Gates Hall 134 on Monday, April 10th from 12:30pm to 1:20pm. For all students applying to internships, jobs, professional programs, etc. Prepare now before summer arrives.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Intro, Getting Settled, & Goals
  • Interviewing Presentation
  • Interviewing Practice

We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

*It is mandatory to RSVP as there are only 60 slots available. Click here to RSVP.

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Dear SPH Students,


Happy spring quarter! All SPH students are invited to participate in confidential listening sessions organized for students to provide input and inform the development of the School's strategic plan on race, equity and inclusion.


Two confidential listening sessions, for students only, will be facilitated by Dr. Tracy Hilliard and Joel Gutierrez from ORS Impact, an independent consulting firm based in Seattle.  No faculty or staff will be present.  Students will not be asked to identify themselves.


The confidential listening sessions are scheduled:


Tuesday, March 28,  8:30am - 10:20am in K-069, and

Thursday, March 30, 1:30pm - 3:20pm in E-216.


It will be a drop-in format.  You are welcome to come in and go at any time during the sessions.


Questions concerning this project should be directed to:


Tracy M. Hilliard, PhD, MPH

Senior Consultant

ORS Impact

206.728.0474 ext. 248

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Position Title: Reader/Grader
Course: ENV H 447/547, Environmental Change and Infectious Disease
Instructor: Jerry Cangelosi
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: June 15, 2017
Application Deadline: March 30, 2017
Position Summary: DEOHS is seeking a Reader/Grader to work up to 10 hours per week during the Spring 2017 quarter. This Reader/Grader will support teaching of the parallel courses ENV H 447 and ENV H 547, Environmental Change and Infectious Disease.

Required Qualifications: Enrolled in the UW School of Public Health as a graduate or undergraduate student for at least 10 credits during Spring quarter.

Salary: $17.34 per hour

Application Procedure: Please submit CV and letter of interest Trina Sterry,

Specific Job Functions:
 Attend all classes (TTh, 10:30 – 11:50 HSB RR134) to help instructor with evaluation of presentations
 Assist instructor with scoring assignments and exams
 Maintain and update course Canvas site

Non-discrimination Statement:
The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance efforts at the University of Washington are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of Washington, 231 Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, Seattle, Washington, 98195-1240, telephone 206.543.1830 or email

Access Statement
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, as a visitor or a student, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

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Hello SPH students. If you're interested in learning about how public health, migration and queer identities intersect in Mexico, please consider participating in our study abroad program this summer.

We're looking for thoughtful and curious students to fill a few open spots. Here's more info:

Dr. A. Taranath


Faculty, University of Washington Seattle Proprietor, AT Consulting: dialogues for justice

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Every year, the School of Public Health recognizes excellence in education and service by giving awards to outstanding students, faculty, staff, and community partners. These awards will be presented at the school's annual recognition and celebration event on Friday, May 12th at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The Student Public Health Association (SPHA) is soliciting nominations for the following five awards. 

Please submit nominations using the provided catalyst survey links by Friday April 7, 2017.

Outstanding Student Community Service Award

Presented to a student who has shown dedication and commitment to social justice and community empowerment by building bridges between the University of Washington and the community.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented to a teaching assistant who has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create a dynamic learning environment for students.

Distinguished Teaching Award (Faculty)

Presented to a faculty member who has a mastery of the subject matter, enthusiasm, and innovation in the teaching and learning process, with an ability to engage and inspire students both within and outside the classroom.

Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award

Presented to a faculty member who excels in fostering student learning, original thinking, and innovation, with the ability to inspire students through one-on-one instruction and mentorship.

Service Award for Community Partners

Presented to a community partner who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting social justice and public health within Seattle and within the learning community at the University of Washington.

You can also visit the SPHA website for a listing of all the awards and respective links. 

If you have questions or comments, contact us at

Scholarship: AfterCollege Student

Posted: March 22, 2017

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Scholarship Description

We believe that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs and internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. AfterCollege has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through our program to date.
As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!

Eligibility requirements:

- Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline
- Minimum 2.5 GPA

Deadline: March 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm

For more information or to apply, click here.

Join #FreeTheTampons as an Advocate

Posted: March 21, 2017

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Our mission is simply this: All who need them should find readily accessible tampons and pads in every restroom outside the home or dorm. Can you imagine any public restroom without toilet paper, paper towels, or soap? Shouldn’t it be the same for menstrual hygiene specific necessities? Shouldn’t all public restrooms provide the menstrual hygiene products needed for those their periods —and make sure the dispensers are always full?  

It's not just about free tampons. It's about dispensers placed throughout campus. It's about access. It’s time to take menstrual hygiene needs seriously. It’s a necessity. Not a luxury.

With that being said, do you know of any individuals or groups that may be interested in being part of this movement? Or better yet, already are part of this movement? 

If you are interested, please contact Deidra West, (800-321-9832).


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Date and Time: March 23, 2017 10AM-1130AM (PST)

Goal: To provide information to providers, community organizations and community members on the following topics areas:

  • What is prediabetes/diabetes? What are common symptoms?
  • Identifying the risk factors associated with prediabetes
  • Why does the disease present an opportunity for an appropriate and effective screening program?
  • What does an effective screening and referral program look like, and what tools are used?
  • What are the advantages of a quality improvement format?
  • Key strategies for a community-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
  • How to train and support peer Lifestyle Coaches representative of your community
  • How to develop sites, outreach and participant engagement for your NDPP, and maintaining attendance and momentum
  • Overview of YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
  • Developing a Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Local and national impact of YMCA DPP
  • Referral opportunities/Systems being developed in WA for provider referral through EHR to YMCA DPP
  • Finding local and national diabetes resources and support


Speakers include:

  • Dr. Heather Readhead, MD, MPH –Providence Family Medicine, Spokane, WA
  • Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo, MPH -American Diabetes Association, Seattle, WA
  • Chris Norwood- Health People, Bronx, NY
  • Susan Buell-YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, Tacoma, WA


Hosted by: Gary Gant, MPH, MBA, HRSA Region X and Dr. Nidhi Jain, MD, MPH, HRSA Region IX


Please register for this event at:


For additional information, please contact:

 Gary D. Gant, MPH, MBA

Public Health Analyst

  1. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations, Region 10,

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1520

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206.615.2318|Fax: 206.615.2500| E-mail:

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The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is holding a contest for one epidemiology student to attend the 2017 Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho this June. You could win roundtrip airfare, a three-night hotel stay and free registration to the largest national meeting for applied epidemiology.

CSTE Conference attendees come from every state, represent all levels of government and academia, and span diverse professional specializations. The conference presents opportunities to network with state, local and federal public health professionals. Last year, 1,400 attendees shared methods and best practices with 578 presentations and 258 posters. Speakers included APHA President Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff and more.

Consider the benefits of CSTE membership as you build your public health career. Annual student membership is only $30 and includes capacity development and networking opportunities through specialized subcommittees. Members, especially student members, save on conference registration. CSTE’s four fellowships – the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship and Project SHINE fellowships – are excellent opportunities for pursuing your public health passion. Visit and to learn more.

Essay Responses Due: March 31, 2017

For more information, click here.

To apply, click here.

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Fellow Public Health Students,

As the graduate student representative for the Population Health Initiative (PHI), my responsibility is to represent your voice as this initiative unfolds. For several months the leadership team has been working together to develop the mission, vision and potential projects for the PHI. After several workshops and discussions, the leadership team has identified potential projects and we need your feedback before we move forward.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback is essential in guiding the leadership council’s next decisions and direction. Our hope is to receive your feedback by Friday, March 17.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the project prioritization process for this initiative. If you have already responded, I thank you for your feedback and apologize for the duplication during our attempt to be as inclusive as possible.

To learn more about the initiative, please visit our website at


Eric J. King, MPHc
Department of Health Services
School of Public Health
University of Washington

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Location: 909 1st Ave Room 630 Seattle WA


Project Description

This is a quality improvement project focused on establishing the safety and effectiveness of teledermatology.  Teledermatology is dermatology done over a distance by taking images of skin lesions and sending them to dermatologists. Teledermatology is important for VA patients who live far from face-to-face dermatological care. Dermatologists are scarce within the VA, so the goal of this project is to provide high quality dermatology care to those who would normally not get it, or would have to travel great distances to get it. Thus, this is a great opportunity for undergraduates interested in increasing access to healthcare for a vulnerable population.


Using one of the most comprehensive health databases in existence, students are given the opportunity to collect and analyze data and write papers based on their findings.  This could lead to a rare opportunity to be the first author on a paper that they can submit to a journal. 


Undergraduates work closely with project director and mentor, Professor Gregory Raugi M.D. Ph.D, and other undergraduate volunteers. 



Experience in scientific writing and literature review is recommended.

Coursework or experience with statistics, epidemiology, and study design is recommended.

Preference is given for undergraduates interested in public health and medicine.

We are looking for undergraduates to start either in spring 2017 or summer 2017. 

A commitment of at least 10 hours per week for at least one year is required.


For information about applying:

Please email Jordan Gemelas at with resume and a short statement of interest. Deadline for application is 11:59pm April 1, 2017.

Scholarship: UW S.E.E.D.

Posted: March 2, 2017

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UW S.E.E.D. Scholarship
Success, Education and Empowerment for all DREAMers

The S.E.E.D. Scholarship aims to positively acknowledge the contributions of undocumented students enrolled at the University of Washington (all campus locations). This award recognizes UW students for their academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and involvement in the community. The award is open to all undocumented students who will be registered full-time enrolled students at the UW during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The recipient will receive a one-time award, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, which will be dispensed in the 2017-2018 academic year. The award is made available through generous contributions to La Raza Commission and its constituents. Recipients will be notified by April 7, 2017. To acknowledge these accomplishments and receipt of scholarship, recipients will speak at the DREAM Banquet on April 22, 2017 held in the UW Tower (Seattle campus).

Applciations Due: April 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm

Click here to apply.

Semester in Development: Uganda

Posted: March 2, 2017

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Spend your next term learning from locals, interning with change makers, and living in the Pearl of Africa. Combining in-class learning with meaningful internships, the Semester in Development is one of the most unique programs available for current students. Over the course of 12 weeks, program participants will explore a wide variety of global and local issues, interacting with Ugandans of all walks of life.

Gain career relevant experience while interning abroad, develop new perspectives on global issues while studying abroad, and build global connections while living abroad, all while still in school.


    Earn transferable credits equivalent to two courses while learning from engaging, local professors.


    Gain meaningful experience working with one of our 20+ NGO partners.


    With over 10 national parks, the source of the Nile and incredibly rare Mountain Gorillas, Uganda has a lot to offer.

    Date: Summer 2017 (May 31st - August 25th)

    Program Total: $4,925

    Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2017

    For more information, click here.

    Click here to apply.