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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 requied. 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 1, 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 1, 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 interships, 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 informtion, click here.

    Click here to apply.

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At the Seattle University Healthcare Career Professional School Fair, you will have the opportunity to meet with SU students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related careers. Graduate school and health profession career programs from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and a range of allied health fields.

Registration fees include coffee and brown-bag lunch for up to two representatives, parking for one vehicle, one table, and marketing to SU students. Access to power and wireless internet is optional, and rather limited, so we ask that you advise us in advance so that we can meet your needs. Table linens can be provided for an extra fee.

Registration Notes:

Early registration is $125.00 and will run until March 9th, 2017

General registration is $150.00 and will run from March 10th until May 2, 2017

To register:


Tue, May 9, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT


Seattle University (Student Center)

901 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

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PUBPOL 599A Citizen Behavior Change: The Social Marketing Approach

Lecturer: Nancy Lee

Time: 10:00am - 12:50 pm

Location: SMI 107

Credits: 4

Text Required: "Social Marketing: Changing Behaviors For Good"

Lee/Kotler 5th Edition (Sage)

SLN: 18956


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The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

Priscilla (Patsy) Bullitt Collins who devoted much of her life to working for the public good, donating first her time and energy and then—after receiving a multi-million-dollar inheritance—donating all of her money to causes she believed in. She embraced the idea of stewardship, supporting projects that touched the future in some way, whether by nurturing a love of reading in children or setting aside open spaces for generations to come.

Eligible applicants must first secure a recommendation from a faculty member. Only faculty recommended applications will be considered. Eligible applicants will be:

Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon, not restricted to environmental studies;
Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.

Please visit the Fellowship FAQs if you have specific eligibility questions.

The fellowship is offered to graduate students attending universities physically located in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. The Bullitt Foundation supports efforts in these states to build a regional model of a healthy, sustainable environment.

Applications must be submitted through our Online Application Portal on or after January 1, and must be submitted NO LATER THAN April 1.

All applications will be reviewed and scored based on faculty recommendations, applicant responses, and thoroughness of the application package. A confirmation of receipt will be provided to each eligible applicant.

A blue-ribbon selection panel will review finalist applications and an in-person interview will be required for final selection. Interviews are held in mid-June at the Foundation office in Seattle.

Award recipient must be willing to attend an award event to be held in Seattle, Washington at a date to be announced.

No hardcopy applications are available or will be accepted.

Inquiries may be directed to:

For further information, click here.

Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship

Posted: February 28, 2017

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The Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship was established in the 1930s by the Bailey and Babette Gatzert Foundation for Child Welfare. In accordance with the donors’ wishes, the funds are to be used to promote education for “the better care and treatment of children suffering from defects, either physically or mentally.” This one-quarter fellowship will be awarded to support the writing of a doctoral dissertation in the field of child development, with special reference to children with disabilities.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 2017; noon (PDT)


  • Candidates must have achieved doctoral candidate status at the time of nomination.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated progress on their dissertations, which indicates completion by the end of summer quarter 2018, or before.
  • Candidates may not have received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School (e.g., GO-MAP, Presidential Dissertation, etc.).
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

Nomination process

Nominations should be submitted to Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards no later than noon, Friday, March 31, 2017. No late materials will be accepted; applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted by the deadline.

Terms of award

  • This is a one-quarter award.
  • The award must be used during the 2017-18 year (summer 2017 through spring 2018).
  • Students must enroll for at least 10 credits during the quarter in which they receive the award (except for summer quarter when two credits are required).
  • During the quarter of award, students may not receive funding or employment from another source without prior approval from the Office of Fellowships and Awards.
  • The award provides a stipend equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 per month), GAIP insurance and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and international student fee) up to 18 credits.
  • The number of awards distributed will be determined by the caliber of the nominations and the amount of funding available.
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

For more information, click here.

Scholarship: Health Trends $1000

Posted: February 28, 2017

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Health Trends $2,000 Scholarship

Are you planning on enrolling, or are currently enrolled in a health science program? How would you like an extra $2,000 towards your goal of becoming a healthcare professional? offers $2,000 in scholarship awards each year - 1 $1,000 scholarship each June and 1 $1,000 scholarship each December. This is open to aspiring health science and nutrition students.

Our normal 500-word essay submission process has been expanded to allow “video essays” as well. This means you can submit a 500-word essay or a 2-3 minute video to YouTube or Vimeo explaining why you want to become a healthcare professional.

How to apply:

We have made the application process simple:

1) Click here to go to our application form and fill out your info

2) Submit your essay one of two ways: upload your video on YouTube or Vimeo and submit the video URL or page the video is located on, or write your essay directly in the application form

We do not give more weight to video or essay submission. Choose your own method. 

Don't forget to fill out your name and email address. If you don't provide your contact information, or provide incorrect contact information or we cannot reach you, your scholarship will be forfeited and we will choose another winner.

Essay details:

We made the essay topic relatively straightforward:

Why do you want to become a healthcare professional?

In 500 words or less (or a 2-5 minute video), explain how you came to the decision to start a career in the health sciences.

Eligibility Requirements:

All winning applicants will be screened prior to funds disbursement. The following requirements will be considered for our essay/video scholarship contest are as follows:

Currently enrolled in college or in their senior year of high school.

All applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

Be sure to get your application in before our deadlines.

Scholarship #1 – Applications must be sent in between January 1st and June 30th of the current year (funds distributed by July 30, 2017)

Scholarship #2 – Applications must be sent between June 31st and December 31st of the current year (funds disbursed by January 30th, 2018)

(In order to give us time to process applications for the previous year, the form will be temporarily taken down for 2 weeks. We will update the scholarship page at that time to reflect the new competition year.)

Click here to apply.

Scholarship: Addiction Resource $3000

Posted: February 28, 2017

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Addictive substances abuse has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of drug addictions feel as though they are fighting a war themselves.
Through the years, millions of lives have been damaged due to drug abuse and addiction. In the US, there are an estimated 3.6 million people who are addicted to some form of drug, whether for recreation or by prescription. These include people who accidentally become dependent, and eventually addicted to painkillers like Opioids.

With the AddictionResource Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world addiction-free.

Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.

To apply, click here.

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Course Description

Detecting outbreaks, preventing epidemics, raising awareness, evaluating programs, allocating resources, or monitoring risk behaviors, all are public health activities requiring surveillance data. This course is designed to introduce students to public health surveillance from a global health perspective, and equip them with the knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate public health surveillance systems. Such skills are needed both in the executive workplace, such as health departments, and in academic research. This course will help students recognize the various causes for which we conduct public health surveillance, identify the sources needed for surveillance data collection, predict the challenges faced by public health surveillance, and master the steps and methods to consider in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health surveillance systems, all from a global health perspective.


Course Logistics

Credits: 3

Days and Times: Monday, Wednesday / 10:30-11:50AM

Quarter: Spring, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Charbel El Bcheraoui

Location: HST T530

SLN: 15588

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Course Description

Detecting outbreaks, preventing epidemics, raising awareness, evaluating programs, allocating resources, or monitoring risk behaviors, all are public health activities requiring surveillance data. This course is designed to introduce students to public health surveillance from a global health perspective, and equip them with the knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate public health surveillance systems. Such skills are needed both in the executive workplace, such as health departments, and in academic research. This course will help students recognize the various causes for which we conduct public health surveillance, identify the sources needed for surveillance data collection, predict the challenges faced by public health surveillance, and master the steps and methods to consider in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health surveillance systems, all from a global health perspective.


Course Logistics

Credits: 3

Days and Times: Monday, Wednesday / 10:30-11:50AM

Quarter: Spring, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Charbel El Bcheraoui

Location: HST T530

SLN: 15588

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Quarter: Spring 2017

Time and Location: MW 8:00-9:20am, Health Sciences T473

Grading: 3 credits, graded

Instructor: Thomas Fleming, Department of Biostatistics (

Prerequisites: BIOST 511 or equivalent, and one of BIOST 513, BIOST 518, STAT 421, STAT 423, STAT 512, or EPI 512; or permission of instructor

SLN: 11489 (BIOST 524) or 19675 (STAT 524)



Design of medical studies, with emphasis on randomized controlled clinical trials.

We will explore many challenging and often controversial issues:  eliminating bias, need for randomization, intention to treat principles, reducing variation, addressing missing data, phases of clinical research, role of Phase 2b screening trials, identifying and addressing safety signals, conducting confirmatory studies, when to use blinding, computing power and sample sizes, factorial designs, choosing proper endpoints, role of surrogate markers, designing non-inferiority trials, group sequential guidelines, the importance of confidentiality of interim results, role of data monitoring committees, adherence and retention requirements, interpreting confirmatory and exploratory analyses, and ethical issues in clinical research.

These issues will be carefully examined, with extensive reliance on examples from clinical areas such as HIV/AIDS, oncology and cardiovascular diseases.  Suitable for physicians, graduate students in biostatistics, epidemiology, medicine, and other related scientific fields.