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There are 5 spaces open in JSIS 578 A: Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy with Chris Seiple. This course meets on Mondays in winter 2019 from 11:30a-1:20p.

Finding solutions to global challenges demands different perspectives, as well as partnerships among individuals and institutions who do not share the same values. How does one build unity without uniformity across sectors—each of which possess believers and faith-based actors—in order to effectively lead in complicated times? Through theory, case study and the practical experience of both the instructor and the students, this course understands and wrestles with the role of religion in context—at least as an underexamined analytic factor, and perhaps even as tremendous force for the common good – and seeks to teach the skill sets of evaluation (self & contextual), communication, and negotiation as a means to mutual literacy and respect across cultures and countries.

Posted: November 16, 2018

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Research Methods and Current Topics in Cardiovascular Epidemiology


Lecture:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:50  |  3 credits  |  SLN 14510


Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than any other health threat.


Learn more about this pervasive and complex condition and the role of epidemiology in improving cardiovascular health.


The course provides an overview of epidemiologic research methods applied to current topics in cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health and disease in human populations.  Content includes: pathophysiology; molecular, clinical, behavioral, and social risk factors; burden and disparities across and within populations nationally and globally; and public health interventions.


Course Instructor:


Nicholas L. Smith, PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington


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For questions or an add code, contact

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To all students interested in health equity and social justice:

 Do you see things in the communities you work with and/or are a part of that you wish were different?

  • Do you want to help change the systems that produce health disparities?
  • Are you ready to take action?

 Join experienced Sound Alliance community organizers and students from across the Health Sciences this fall in UCONJ 624. We will develop your skills in advocacy and community organizing for health equity. Participate in different campaigns that work upstream to address the social determinants of health.

 Learn the fundamentals of advocacy, organizing, and their ability to impact health.

  • Apply skills, gain confidence, & collaborate around a community-driven goal.
  • Work with local leaders to engage in community driven listening campaigns.
  • Address the social & structural injustices that contribute to & perpetuate health disparities.

 Course details:

 UCONJ 624

  • Winter quarter 2019
  • Thursdays 5:30-7:20pm
  • Classroom: TBD

 Contact Leonora Clarke at clarkel@uw.ed for an add code or with questions! 

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Graham Pruss, Sociocultural Anthropology PhC
Friday, December 7th, 2018 at  3:00pm in Raitt 121
Title: "Vehicle Residency: Displacement, Disaffiliation, and the Nomadic Turn"

Over half of the people who sleep on the streets of Seattle and King County inhabit a vehicle. The number of people who sleep in vehicles throughout King County rose by 383% from 2008 to 2018 - nearly quadrupling from 881 to 3,372. However, there are almost no programs offering parking spaces to connect vehicle residents with services that “end homelessness.” Why?

To answer this question, Graham Pruss presents his eight-years of ethnographic research in Seattle. Pruss shows how vehicle residency can be an adaptive response to displacement, and how mobility is weaponized to disaffiliate vehicle-homes. His archival research documents vehicle residency as a growing response to unaffordable housing in communities across the country, suggesting the possibility of a social nomadic turn: an emergent culture of a “New American Traveler.”

To request disability accommodations, contact the Disability Services Office Coordinator at least ten days in advance of event:
206-543-6450 (voice) (e-mail)

Global Health Business Case Competition

Posted: November 13, 2018

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The Global Health Business Case Competition (GHBCC) is in its fourth year at the UW Foster School of Business. The competition builds on the traditional business school case competition model by bringing together students from multiple disciplines to address a critical global health challenge. Student teams will all face the same challenge and have forty-eight hours to analyze the case and develop recommendations.

GHBCC has an Undergraduate Track and a Graduate Track. Each team should consist of 2-4 students from the Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell University of Washington campuses. Cross disciplinary teams are required! The Graduate track requires one business student. All participants must be currently enrolled students during Winter Quarter 2019. A winner will be selected from each track. The winning team gets $500; 2nd place teams win $200.

Info Sessions:

Wednesday, November 14th 

2:30-1:20pm Paccar Hall - Deloitte Commons

Tuesday, November 20th
5:00-6:00pm Paccar Hall - Deloitte Commons Wednesday,

December 5th
3:30-4:30pm Paccar Hall - Deloitte Commons

Team Formation Events:  Thursday, November 29th

5:00-6:00pm Paccar Hall - Deloitte Commons Wednesday, January 9th
5:00-6:30pm Paccar Hall 456 - Gamble Room

Competition Kickoff:

Wednesday, January 23rd
5:30-6:30pm BofA Exec Ed Bldg - Douglas Forum (4th Floor)


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. This course will be open to all graduate students in Period II registration, beginning on Monday, November 19, with no add codes needed. 


COM 597 D: Special Topics – Family Communication, Kristina Scharp, TTh 10:30-12:20, 5 credits

All families are discourse dependent. This means that every family requires communication to create a shared family identity. Yet, some families are more discourse dependent than others. When families lack blood or legal ties and/or deviate from cultural expectations, they require more communication to construct what it means to be a family both for themselves and to people outside of the family. In this course, we will not only explore the central theories and major processes that serve as the foundation for family communication, but also interrogate the ideologies that render certain families as more discourse dependent than others. Consequently, we will focus on the three “R’s” of (post-nuclear) family theorizing: remaking, resistance, and resilience. In doing so, we attend to the ways post-nuclear families are marginalized and stigmatized – both in public policy and in hearts and minds.

Below are some topics we will cover in this course:

Central Theories
·      Communication Privacy Management Theory
·      Family Communication Patterns
·      Intersectionality
·      Relational Dialectics Theory

Major Processes
·      Conflict and Divorce
·      Estrangement and Marginalization
·      Supportive Communication
·      Uncertainty Management

Discourse Dependent Families
·      Adoption and Foster Care
·      Arranged Marriage and the Diaspora
·      Infertility, Miscarriage, and Childfree Couples
·      Language Brokering


For questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Scharp at

Husky Leadership Certificate

Posted: November 13, 2018

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"This program gave me an opportunity to reflect on my experiences and skills in a way that I hadn't been challenged to do before. On top of that, I was able to find a clear and confident way to articulate those skills both in person and online." - Husky Leadership Certificate alumnus 


Applications are LIVE for the 2018-19 cohort of the Husky Leadership Certificate program. We are seeking Huskies who practice leadership in a variety of ways. Our leaders are change-agents, entrepreneurs, scholars, activists, athletes, educators and more. This is your opportunity to reflect on your leadership development journey during your undergraduate education.  


Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students identify, articulate and demonstrate their leadership learning, growth and accomplishments. Students create a leadership e-portfolio and are matched with their own mentor (faculty member/staff member/alumni) who helps them reflect upon and give voice to their leadership development. Students must be a junior or senior to be considered.


Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 14. No late applications will be accepted.


Applicants will be notified by early December if they have been selected for the cohort and will then be matched with a mentor. All HLC students are required to take a 1-credit winter quarter course (available in-person or online) to support their portfolio development process. For more information, please visit the program website.


Please consider this unique opportunity for yourself and spread the word to other students who may be interested!




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Undergraduate Academic Affairs/University of Washington

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There is space for interested doctoral and master's students in the Winter Quarter seminar

B E 552 Theories of Knowledge and the Built Environment
Thursdays 10:00 - 12:30
SLN 10951
3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Bob Mugerauer 
Email for code -- just let us know your degree program

The course will accomplish two things: it will give you substantial content concerning the major alternative theories of knowledge—since knowing this is expected of successful doctoral and masters candidates, and it will enable you to articulate the grounds for your own dissertation research—that is, to legitimize the foundation for your particular research methodology.  We will proceed by doing two sorts of work: together analyzing a common, core body of knowledge—what a sophisticated Ph.D./Masters student needs to know, and then by having students in each specialized area develop the central issues in terms of the approaches most appropriate to their particular projects.

Formal Description: 

A systematic examination of the Alternative Epistemological Frameworks applicable to studying the built environment. The course is not a survey, but an analysis and explication of a) the differences among the theories of knowledge which account for their separation and often antagonism and b) an exploration of the similarities and relationships such that they might be understood as complementary or merged into a more comprehensive, pluralistic approach. Coverage will include 1) the historical context of the current problematics, as well as the multifaceted character of the built environment, 2) the major epistemological issues and fundamental concepts that lie behind specific methodologies and research design approaches (the latter two areas themselves are dealt with in a separate sequence of courses), 3) the dominant and newly emerging epistemological paradigms, 4) differences in verbal, visual, and numerical thinking. Coverage will provide the background for the diverse range of theories used by built environment researchers: positive rationalistic theories, theories of expertise and practical judgment, narrative cognition, hermeneutics and sense of place theories, complex systems and self-organization, post-structuralism and post-post-structuralism.

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Each quarter, we invite all health-related RSO's and entities to come together and discuss common goals, important topics on campus and how we can support one another. There will be an opportunity for you to hear about how ASUW and the Student Health Consortium can support your RSO/entity. There will also be opportunities for each representative to talk about what your entity is doing on campus. During the meeting, there will be time to partner up with other health-oriented entities on campus and collaborate on upcoming events.

 This quarter, the student wellbeing collaborative will be Nov. 13 from 4:30-6:00 pm in HUB 214.

 Attached below is an RSVP form, please send at least one person to come as a representative for your organization. Come prepared with a list of events your entity is planning, as well as the dates & times for them.

Pizza will be provided!



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There is space for interested students in URBDP 586 Implementation in Historic Preservation

Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:20 pm
SLN 21539
4 credits

Professional skills for design and planning practice including research, evaluation and advocacy. Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:20 pm SLN 21539 4 credits
Instructor: Holly Taylor

: Holly Taylor

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South Campus Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

The University of Washington 1st Annual Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference is a community-organized and led event promoting the exploration of the health care needs of LGBTQ communities. The conference will provide a forum to share knowledge and research across disciplines, invite cross-disciplinary critique and conversation, and collaborate with community partners. Through discussions around institutionalized racism in health care, addressing LGBTQ erasure in health care curriculum, engaging clinicians and researchers in social justice and advocacy, establishing an interdisciplinary network of LGBTQ health professionals, and educating current and future health care providers, this event aims to promote the advancement of LGBTQ health.

We invite interested individuals to attend this conference, including undergraduate and graduate students of the health professions as well as faculty/staff of these programs, current health care workers, researchers, health policy specialists, advocates, and community members interested in addressing health equity issues for LGBTQ individuals.

Research track: The research track is a venue for sharing data-driven research on the health and well-being of LGBTQ communities across diverse health related disciplines.

Clinical track: The clinical track sessions will focus on related topic areas important to the clinical care of LGBTQ patients, including primary care, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and gender affirming medical care. 

Social Justice & Advocacy track: The social justice and advocacy track is a forum for the presentation and discussion of social justice for LGBTQ communities, as well as a venue for improving individual and institutional practices for advocating for LGBTQ health. 

Sponsored by School of Public Health, Queerx (Pharmacy LGBTQ+) Q Center

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline January 19, 2019

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My name is Bryce McKibben and I handle higher education policy for Senator Murray. Students who are registered to vote but did not receive their ballot or need to print a replacement ballot can visit to find a link to print these replacement ballots for the county where they are registered. If no link is visible online, students may need to call their county election office. King County Elections has just revised their website to make clear that any registered voter who has not already received their ballot for the election—which is a very common occurrence for students who obviously move frequently and often every year—may actually print their own ballot and mail it in for it to be counted. 


The information is also available here for King County specifically, click “I need a replacement ballot”: The ability to print a replacement ballot is available from ALL county election offices for all registered voters in the state. 


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Please RSVP so we know how much food to get!


Are you interested in learning about Asian Pacific Islander (API) health disparities? Are you curious about the history behind the model minority myth and how it impacts API communities? Do you want to learn how these issues intersect with race and racism?


Please come join APAMSA and Dr. Jess Guh on 11/6/18 at 6:00PM in T-435 and begin unpacking these issues at our talk: Erased Minorities – The Model Minority Myth & Health Disparities in the API Community!


Dr. Guh is a Chinese American family medicine provider at Swedish Family Medicine and ICHS Holly Park Clinic. She is an outspoken activist on issues related to race, privilege, class, and medicine. She has worked extensively with organizations about race and diversity, providing services including lectures, workshops, and consulting.


Dinner will be provided. 

Please RSVP: wejoinin

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!


For Zoomers:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16699006833,,376500139# or +16465588656,,376500139# 
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 376 500 139

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The India Summer School for Future International Development Leaders

Webinar Rescheduled, New Date: Friday, November 16th from 12pm -1pm EST

Register for the webinar here:

The Duke University India Summer School for Future International Development Leaders offers a unique internship, research, and academic opportunity in Udaipur, India. Together with its university partner, the Indian Institute of Management in Udaipur (IIMU), the program draws students from across the United States, Sweden, and India. Participants will earn 3.0 academic credits through a course taught by professors from Duke University and IIMU with modules related to development and management. Modules include Concepts and Theories of Development, Investigative Tools and Methods, Managing Development, and thematic modules (including Migration, Health, Education, and Environment). The program’s course work is sequenced with intensive field research trips that will be used to develop a complete project proposal for a local NGO


The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva, Switzerland

The DGP Program connects students with highly-competitive international summer internship opportunities while providing access to top-policy practitioners and experts through a 3.0 credit applied learning course (also available without an internship through our course-only program).  The Program is ideal for students interested in public policy, the environment, energy, global health, economics, migration, and international affairs.  Students typically intern at United Nations agencies (i.e. WHO, IOM, etc.) or certain large Geneva-based non-profits.  Candidates should be highly motivated, and possess strong research and writing skills.

  • Application Deadlines: 

Full Program final deadline: December 3, 2018

Intensive Course-Only Program Priority Deadline: December 3, 2018. Applications will then be considered on a rolling basis until March 1, 2019.


Annalisa Kristoffersen

International & Academic Programs Staff Assistant

Duke University | Sanford School of Public Policy

Rubenstein Hall 171 COR


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We are accepting applications for the Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse (IRTI) program at the University of Southern California. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 28, 2019. The application is available online at

 This NIDA funded program is designed to promote the career development of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and early career scientists interested in conducting research on drug abuse among Hispanics. The IRTI aims to ensure a formal support infrastructure for fellows to present, publish, and acquire funding for NIH research. Fellows in the program have access to the expertise of leading NIDA researchers and will receive training on topics specific to the socio-behavioral and bio-medical areas of Hispanic Drug Abuse.  Program fellows will:

 Spend 5 days in Los Angeles for an intensive summer training

  • Get formal mentoring by senior faculty members for 1 year
  • Receive $2,000 in travel awards to meet with mentors at their home institution
  • Receive $2,000 to present their research at scientific conferences

 Since 2010, the program has provided training, mentoring, and technical assistance to 62 early career scientists from universities in the continental US and Mexico. To date, program participants have received over $4 million in grant funding, including 22 multi-year awards from NIH, including R03 awards, R36 awards, K01 awards, and F31 awards. Program participants have also made a scientific impact, generating over 560 articles.

 For more information about the program, please visit the website at Feel free to contact me via email ( or telephone (213) 821-3537.

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ENROLL NOW – UCONJ 550 Health Care in Underserved Communities. Please review attached flyer for enrollment details.

 Winter Quarter (Jan 7-Mar 22, 2019) - 1 Credit, Tuesday 6:30-8:20 PM, K069

 If you're interested in volunteering to coordinate this course, please send a message to ASAP. Let us help answer any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

 Note: this course is not offered distant learning.



UW Food Pantry OPEN!

Posted: November 5, 2018

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The UW Food Pantry is now open FOUR DAYS A WEEK in its new permanent location, Poplar Hall 210:

Tuesday 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 11:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff and faculty food insecurity at the University of Washington head on. This is a safe space for those who struggle to access food because of financial or other challenges. The Campus Food Pantry allows UW students, staff, and faculty to be supplied with nonperishable groceries and select fresh produce for no cost. The Pantry is open to UW faculty, staff, and students with a Husky ID.

Currently, we are providing non-perishable items including: Canned fruit and vegetables
Canned chicken, tuna, and salmon
Soups and stews
Peanut or other nut butters (especially crunchy)
Shelf stable milk/alternatives (rice, soy, hemp, etc)
Cereal, pasta, and grains
Cooking oil

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Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? The application is now open for FLAS Fellowships, which award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.  Applications are due January 31, 2019 at 5 PM PST.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, visit



Thursday Nov 08, 10-2 (Table), Study Abroad Fair, HUB Ballroom

Friday Nov 09, 1:30-2:30, Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

Wednesday Nov 14, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2:30-3:30 PM, Denny Hall Room 211

Thursday Dec 6, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317

Tuesdays in January (8, 15, 22, 29), 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chats (see FLAS website for access instructions)

Thursday, Jan 10, 2:30-3:30, Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

Wednesday, Jan 16, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317


Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at

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Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Who gets HIV and how?  How can HIV infection be prevented?  How is HIV/AIDS treated?  What can be done to end the epidemic?  In this course, you will:

 Explore the historical, public health, clinical, and social aspects of HIV infection.

  • Examine the epidemiology of the US and global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Lay the foundation for pursuing a degree and career in public health, epidemiology, global health, infectious diseases, or health/medicine.


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 recommended, but not required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

 SLN: 14500; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:30-4:50pm; Quiz meets: F 1:30-2:20pm; Instructor: Jen Balkus

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

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Pre-requisite requirement: At least 1 year of general biology

Course Directors:

Dr. Rosana Risques, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology (
Dr. Eleanor Chen, MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology ( Dr. Shreeram Akilesh, MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology (

Course Overview
The pathogenesis of cancer is governed by complex molecular pathways. Although key oncogenic pathways are shared by many types of cancer, other factors such as tissue microenvironment, genetic susceptibility, tumor heterogeneity and treatment resistance add to the complexity of the disease. In this course, we will review some of the most important basic science, technological and translational advances in cancer genetics and therapeutics. The following major topics will be covered: 

Introduction of basic cancer concepts

Hereditary etiology of cancer

Cancer precision medicine


Cancer epigenetics

Cancer metabolism

Emerging tools in cancer research (CRISPR gene editing and cancer organoids)


Course Components and Organization
Each class will be divided in two parts: a seminar/lecture by an expert in the field and journal club discussion of a research article.

Time and Location
Classes will be held every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Health Sciences Building on the main UW campus.


Questions? Please contact the course directors!
Undergraduates are encouraged to contact the course directors if they are interested in taking the course.

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Good morning,

 The application will remain open until Friday, November 9, 2018.

 In partnership with student leaders from the Deans Advisory Council for Students (DACS) and the Student Public Health Association (SPHA), I invite your application to serve on one of these two bodies. Both play an important role in the life of the School of Public Health and contribute to both student experience and school governance. Over the course of the coming year, the two organizations plan to merge to provide a more seamless student leadership structure and different opportunities for student involvement and impact. As an active participant you would be a part of creating the new future and vision for the merged group. 

Please reach out to any of us with questions.

Nandita Somayaji (current DACS member) -

Matthey Dacanay (current SPHA member) -

Juanita Ricks (Student and Academic Services) -

 And please consider how you might contribute as an active member of DACS and/or SPHA and apply today!

 The application will remain open until Friday, November 9, 2018.


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1-Day Clinical Ethics Program - January 25, 2019, with Dr. Joseph Fins and others;


Foundations of Bioethics - 4-day program in June, 2019; very limited space;


Summer Institute in Bioethics - 7-week immersion in June and July, 2019; a few slots available for those who can only attend June dates.  Application required. 

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In Winter 2019 we will be offering our core course for the year (taught by Professor Stephen Gardiner, Director of the UW Program on Ethics). JUSTICE MATTERS is specifically aimed at non-philosophers doing graduate work that has a significant ethical dimension. (Philosophy graduate students do not take this course.) Some students take JUSTICE MATTERS as a stand-alone course. Others take the course as part of the Graduate Certificate in Ethics, for which it can function as a core course.

Course Description: This course aims to introduce graduate and professional students from a wide range of backgrounds to some central moral questions about social structures and institutions.  Discussion will center on concerns of justice, broadly construed as the basic virtue of social institutions. It includes topics such as economic inequality, freedom, class, race, gender and environmental injustice. In particular, the course will ask what it is to treat people as equals, and consider different answers to this question proposed by (for example) utilitarians, liberals, libertarians, feminists, communitarians, Marxists and nationalists. Students will consider conceptual frameworks for thinking about the increasingly familiar difficulties that arise in any attempt to fashion fair and decent policies in various areas of our lives. It is assumed that the perspectives brought from different fields will prove mutually illuminating. 


The Graduate Certificate in Ethics aims to facilitate graduate research in ethics as it arises across the disciplines. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary groundwork for pursuing ethics scholarship as it relates to their field of study. The curriculum is designed to accommodate diverse student interests and to facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations and scholarship.

Summary of Certificate Requirements:

  • Selection of a Certificate advisor from among the Core Faculty of the Program on Ethics.
  • Completion of 15 credits, including:
  • One core course (5 credits): Either VALUES 511: Ethics Matters or VALUES 512: Justice Matters
  • Additional graduate level values-laden courses (a minimum of 8 credits) related to your primary area of graduate study
  • VALUES 513: Capstone Workshop (2 credits)

We welcome applications to the Graduate Certificate in Ethics from graduate students across the university community. More information about the graduate certificate’s requirements, curriculum, and faculty can be found at:

Don’t hesitate to contact me, Britta Anson ( or the Certificate Director Stephen Gardiner ( if you have questions.

TA Workshop

Posted: October 31, 2018

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If you (or students that you know) are applying to become, or are already, a graduate student as of autumn quarter 2018 you are eligible to apply to be a Teaching Assistant in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and Korean language courses. 


Get more info about the application process and ask TA supervisors questions at the TA Application Workshop!


Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Time: 3:30 pm - 5 pm

Location: Savery 157


It is a great opportunity to get your application questions answered and meet with faculty in the program. 


See attached flyers (in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) for more information. 


Only UW graduate students will be offered TA positions.


For more information on the TA positions in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature visit:


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Community Standards & Student Conduct is excited to launch an assessment project this fall examining the opinions of academic integrity and occurrence of academic misconduct on campus. In partnership with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), the survey will be sent to students and faculty by Dr. David Rettinger, president of ICAI. The survey is similar in design to studies conducted by Dr. Donald McCabe over the last 20 years at more than 200 schools, involving more than 250,000 students and their professors.

 As you know, academic integrity is an essential value to the University of Washington. The University has the expectation that students hold themselves to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and accountability. The results of the assessment will provide us an opportunity for dialogue around academic integrity and help guide future programming and initiatives.

 The survey will take about 10 minutes and all responses will be anonymous. Additionally, participants will also have a chance to enter a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. Please encourage your colleagues and students to complete the survey when they receive the survey link around October 29th. Feel free to print and post the attachment as you see fit.

 Do not hesitate to reach out to Ashlei Tobin-Robertson, Assistant Director of Community Standards & Student Conduct, at with any questions.

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You know there’s more to health science than just science and you’re craving a connection with yourself and your patients.  In this eight-week highly interactive course we will explore mind-body skills that will help you:

Combat burnout                 Build resilience

Cultivate presence             Discover your center

Sharpen your focus            Study smarter

Engage with your patients        Find wellness

Perfect for board study time!


Curriculum is based on the Center For Mind Body Medicine:

T,W or Th 8:30-11:20 am or W 5:30-8:30pm

Questions? Lisa Erlanger MD

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UW Campus Sustainability Fund Project Funding

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Letter of Intent Deadline: November 28, 2018

Full Project Proposal Deadline: January 26, 2019

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) grew out of a vision of the student body to have a more substantive engagement with the University of Washington’s sustainability efforts. Its mission is to create a sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious university culture by funding student-led projects that lesson the university’s environmental impact.

Project Criteria:

1.    Sustainable Impact: Projects must reduce the University’s environmental impact and/or address social/cultural sustainability challenges. The Fund will prioritize projects with measurable impact on, but not limited to, the following: Environmental: carbon emissions, energy use, water use, waste, living systems and biodiversity, and pollutants and toxins. Social/Diversity: Student engagement, behavior change, cultural awareness & preservation, representation of underrepresented demographics, diverse and interdisciplinary collaboration.

2.    Student Leadership & Involvement: Projects that demonstrate a substantial degree of student leadership or student involvement will be prioritized.

3.    Education, Outreach, & Behavior Change: Projects must include educational and outreach components that help cultivate an aware and engaged campus community.

4.    Feasibility, Accountability, & Sustainability: Applicants must demonstrate that they have or can attain the technical knowledge, necessary approvals, and project management skills to complete projects successfully. The Fund encourages the use of a faculty or staff mentor, appropriate department support, and/or a line item in the budget for project management.  CSF monies must be used in a socially responsible manner—to be determined by the Committee.  Projects requiring ongoing maintenance or staffing not funded by the CSF should demonstrate a plan to meet long-term needs.

Applicants must be UW Seattle student with an official UW academic or administrative department sponsor, UW Seattle faculty, staff, or Registered Student Organization.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


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UWSOM Family Medicine Interest Group launches the annual winter clothing drive! 


Through December 7th, we will be collecting new and gently used clothing items to be donated to DESC, ROOTS, and Mary's Place. This is an easy way to lend support for those experiencing homelessness in our communities.


Donation boxes will be set up in the med student lounge, A300 offices, E-304, the Rotunda, the Overpass café and more. Thank you in advance for your donations!


Warm coats, rain jackets, new undergarments, warm socks, gloves, and hats are in high demand.

HSERV 558: Tobacco and Public Health: Prevention, Treatment, Policy, and Social Change (2-3 credits)

HSERV 558: Tobacco and Public Health: Prevention, Treatment, Policy, and Social Change (2-3 credits)


This seminar-style course integrates perspectives from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive overview of the history, health effects, policy, prevention and treatment of tobacco use. Through readings, stimulating discussions and lectures by renowned experts, students gain the foundation to understand and address the local, national and global epidemic of tobacco use.


The HSERV 558 course page contains the syllabus from the course last year, as well as other information about the Tobacco Studies Program. 

For questions, please contact Jacob Delbridge at 

Posted: October 26, 2018

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2018 Science & Engineering Career Fair

Science & Engineering Career Fair (Wednesday, Oct. 31st in the HUB Ballrooms) 

·  The 2018 Science & Engineering Career Fair is just one week away. We have an exciting line-up this year with employers eager to recruit UW students – including Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and national agencies hailing from a wide variety of industries (e.g., computer & software, aerospace, construction, research & technology, data science, and many more). *Reload the webpage to get the most current developments*  

This is the largest recruiting event on campus with over 110+ employers focused entirely on science & engineering talent at UW. Employers are interested in students at all degree levels (BS, MS, and PhD students) for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. International students also welcome. Companies include Alibaba, Honda, Phillips 66, Kenworth, Oppenheimerfunds, SAP Concur, and plenty more. 

·  Visit our Career Fairs Plus app Web View portal to research, filter, and find the perfect employers. You can also download the app to your mobile device for on-the-go preparation. 

·  Bring your best self to the career fair because the following employers will also be conducting on-campus interviews for selected candidates on Thursday and Friday next week: 

o Micron Technology, Inc.

o Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

o FAST Enterprises

o Phillips 66

o Visa Inc.

o Liberty Mutual Insurance

o IM Flash Technologies

o Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

o Kraemer North America, LLC

o Tata Consultancy Services

o Allstate

o McKinley Paper Company

o Venture General Contracting

o Maxim Integrated

o Millennium Space Systems

o CheckSum, LLC


o Stryker Corporation

o Nova Group, Inc

o Edgile

· will also be hosting an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 30th in HUB 332 from 6-9PM. Please see their attached flyer to learn more about Level 4 Autonomous Driving. 

·  Witekio's flyer is also attached for those interested in positions related to coding and embedded software. 

·  Axon (formerly Taser) also has open positions available right now:   

o Summer Internships:10-weeks (starting the first week of June, 2019)

§ Summer Internship: General Business & Supply Chain Departments (2019)

§ Summer Internship: ME/EE Engineering Departments (2019)

o Development Program Cohort: 2-year, rotational commitment (starting in Sept, 2019)

§ Engineering Development Program (2019)

§ Leadership Development Program (2019)

§ Sales Development Program (2019)

Posted: October 25, 2018

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The application cycle for the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team closes on Wednesday, October 24! The SEAL team will prepare you to get out of the classroom and into the world of “boots on the ground” public health by working with our state and local public health agencies on time sensitive public health priorities. Here is some feedback on the SEAL program from former SEAL Team students:


“I was lucky enough to get my first position in public health through connections I made after working on SEAL team projects. I would not be where I am today without having taken the class.”


“In addition to the great content and research methods I learned in graduate school, the SEAL team provided me with real world experience and great networking opportunities.”


“This class provides introductions and offers opportunities to link the academic world with the “real” world.”


All graduate students across the School of Public Health are invited to apply. For more information on the SEAL team and/or to apply to the program, click here: MORE INFORMATION  



Janet Baseman (SEAL Team Director) and Haylea Hannah (SEAL Team RA)

Posted: October 22, 2018

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Class Description:
Exploring the basic postures and breathing techniques used in Hatha Yoga, this class encourages gentle opening of the body and increased mind-body awareness. Using a combination of easeful movement, strengthening postures, and meditation, this class moves at a slow pace and is well-suited for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners looking to slow down.

Mondays 12-1pm
October 22 - December 3
No class on November 12 (Veteran’s Day) South Campus Center (SCC) 346


No reservations/drop-in only
Please bring your mat, water & a hand towel

All members of the SPH community are welcome Priority for SPH students 



Kelly Wolffe is a graduate student at UW pursuing her MPH in nutrition and RD. She received her Yoga Alliance 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training in Oakland, California. She teaches and practices Hatha yoga with an emphasis on ​easeful movement, strengthening postures, and meditation. Kelly believes that yoga offers a unique opportunity to open up the body and deeply connect with oneself at the same time. She has special training in
trauma-informed yoga and yoga for emotional healing. Kelly is also an avid swimmer, and when she is not at the pool or on the mat, she enjoys cooking, dancing, painting, and being in nature.

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Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will:  gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward. 

Apply here:

Deadline:   5:00 p.m., October 23, 2018 

Councilmember Duties:

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – Capillaries Journal and One of Many.  Members will participate in both of these areas. 

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

  • Bi-weekly whole group meetings - Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
    • Autumn Quarter
      • November 6 & 20
      • December 4
    • Winter Quarter
      • January 15 & 29
      • February 12 & 26
      • March 12
    • Spring Quarter
      • April 2, 16 & 30
      • May 7 & 21
      • June 4
    • As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings
      • To be arranged by small group members
  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.


Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers.  They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.


Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at

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2018-2019 Sessions

iPALS is an opportunity for students from across the health sciences to prepare themselves to practice effectively on interprofessional teams, through actively engaging together about topics

of interest in healthcare and population health.

Health students enrolled in the following programs are eligible and encouraged to participate:



During the 2018-19 Academic year, iPals will offer six 2-hour sessions to be held in South Campus Center on the UW Seattle Campus:

  • Acute Pain in Persons with Opioid Use Disorder

Tuesday October 23, 10-11:50am

  • Interprofessional Care of Veterans

Friday November 16, 3:30-5:20pm

  • A “One Health Clinic” for Persons Experiencing Homelessness with their Animals in Seattle

Friday January 25, 10-11:50am

  • Positive and Proactive Healthcare for Older Adults Across the Cognitive Continuum

Tuesday March 5, 3:30-5:20pm

  • Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday April 16, 10-11:50am

  • Effective Patient-Provider Communication for Patients with Communication Disorders

Friday May 17, 3:30-5:20pm


For more information on how to register for an iPALS event, please contact Rachel Lazzar:



Let's Talk- Drop In Consultations

Posted: October 9, 2018

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  • Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
    • Offered during the 10 weeks of each quarter.

Posted: October 9, 2018

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  • International Circle.  Chia-Chen Tu will be facilitating a new group focusing on the needs of new international students on Fridays, 3:15 to 4:45pm (October 12-December 7).  Group members will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on a variety of topics, such as friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, holidays and traditions, educational systems around the world…etc.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice English speaking in a relaxed and supportive environment.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Tu directly.


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Friday, October 19th, 2018

10:30am - 11:30am

SOCC 303 (South Campus Center) across from the Magnuson Health Sciences Center

Across the health and life sciences sector, tremendous volumes of data are being collected from genome sequences, drug screens, clinical trials, electronic medical records, insurance claims, longitudinal studies, and quantified-self data. This information is a form of “big data” not only for the sheer size, but also its complexity, diversity, and time dependence. Health data scientists analyze this data to find more effective treatments for a given disease, increase quality of life using personalized lifestyle recommendations, provide real-time health information to doctors/families, link environmental factors to disease and many other areas. In this discussion, Bryan Moy, the Lead of Insight Data’s Health Data Science Program, will discuss:

  • What is health data science and how is it different from general data science?
  • How public health students and postdocs are well-suited for careers in health data science?  
  • The fastest growing trends in the healthcare and biotech fields. 
  • Tips for getting hired as a health data scientist.   

About the speaker:

Bryan Moy is currently the Program Lead for Insight’s Health Data Science Program. Before joining Insight, Bryan worked as a Scientific Engagement Manager at Seven Bridges Genomics, where he worked on large-scale genomic analyses for the U.S. Cancer Moonshot Initiative, as well as for pharma and biotech companies in the United States and China. Bryan has a PhD in Environmental Health from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University’s School of Public Health.  

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. This weekend, the Social Justice Film Festival (October 5-14) is screening a compelling program of healthcare and gerontology-related films that I thought might be of interest to you and your network (screening details below). The films explore court-appointed guardians for the elderly, risk-management for the elderly, and rural healthcare challenges in the context of the opioid epidemic.

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Students from diverse backgrounds (students of color, historically oppressed groups, PWD, veterans, Two spirit, LGBTQIA) are invited to come and join us for an informal get together to welcome and celebrate our incoming and returning students.  Learn about affinity groups in SPH, meet other students, and find out about resources for students.

Join us on Wednesday Oct 10 from 430 to 6:30 pm in T469 HSC.  We will have food and raffle prizes so don’t miss it!  RSVP here to help with the food planning! 

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Building Vaccine Confidence Through Messaging

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m. PT


Why aren’t some messages about vaccine safety and efficacy reaching their intended audiences? In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute and the University of Washington Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health welcome Devon Greyson, PhD, to explore ways to help parents and community partners feel more comfortable and informed about childhood vaccines.

In this one-hour webinar, Greyson will review why some interventions that successfully promote vaccinations work in certain settings but fail in others. Based on research conducted in British Columbia and beyond, this presentation will describe ways to address vaccine hesitancy by understanding community context and responding with culturally appropriate messages and tailored services.

Register today to learn new strategies for promoting vaccinations in trustworthy ways.

Important Notes About Hot Topics

Speaker slides are posted on our website the morning of the webinar. Each session is recorded and made available by the next day. Audio is available through computer or by phone. Due to differences in internet quality at viewers’ locations, we cannot guarantee that computer audio will be smooth and continuous. If the audio cuts out and is distracting, please call in on the provided phone line instead.

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national organizations present on current issues affecting public health practice.