Student Announcements

Postings from Student Services newsletter on opportunities for students.

To sign up for the SPH Insider, contact sphsas@uw.edu.

Looking for fellowships, internships, funding, RA/TA or volunteer opportunities? Check the student opportunities listings.

In this program, graduate students in the School of Public Health are matched with one to two SPH undergraduate juniors and seniors. Being a mentor can strengthen your leadership skills and prepare you for mentoring others throughout your career path. A mentor from last year shared, "This program was a wonderful way to connect with individuals outside my immediate areas of interest and provide support for a student who was going through similar uncertainty that I experienced as an undergrad." If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please read more here about this opportunity and apply by 10/28

Any questions can be directed to Sarah Hicks at smd722@uw.edu.

Hello Health Sciences students!

 

  • Do you plan to provide direct or indirect care/advocacy to patients and/or communities in your future work?
  • Are you interested in COVID-19 advocacy and vaccine hesitancy issues?
  • Are you a native Russian or Ukrainian speaker?
  • Are you connected to or engaged with local Russian or Ukrainian communities?
  • Are you interested in working at the level of WA Dept of Health?

 

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please read below about how you can get involved to support these issues in local communities through a partnership between Univ of Washington and WA DOH?

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Happy fall and welcome!

 

We are happy to have you here at the University of Washington preparing for your career in healthcare.

 

I am reaching out to invite you and gauge your interest in working to combat vaccine hesitancy in Ukrainian and Russian communities in our state. I partner with WA Department of Health in this work, because of my nursing expertise and cultural background. We continue to seek members and allies of FSU communities from our state and local communities. Here in Washington, we have high numbers of Ukrainian and Russian immigrants and refugees who are part of our greater community. The most recent data from WA DOH shows that COVID vaccination in these communities remains very low (4-7%). Last year, we created a Listserv of Health Science students, recent grads, and faculty to help support this effort. We would like to invite you to join our efforts as well and welcome could utilize your health professional, language, and cultural skills. There are still significant barriers to COVID vaccination in these communities and we are working on specific initiatives:

 

  1. If you are interested in joining the Listserv, please respond and let us know your professional track and/or language skills possessed.
  2. We are in desperate need of connection to Ukrainian speaking health providers from our communities to help support the education campaign and specifically would be interested in featuring one of those providers in a COVID education video or audio interview or podcast- if you are in health care and have those language skills or know of anyone who does and would be willing to participate- please reach out to me!
  3. I also wanted to share the current “COVID Vaccine Toolkit” of resources to support this community – all resources can be shared/distributed broadly https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C0sn0vYLnOIXNz8O9ex9rz3aql-A6tUg
  4. Also, please utilize and share this FREE CE course module with colleagues interacting with these communities in their work https://immunitycommunitywa.org/courses/fostering-covid-19-vaccine-confidence-in-russian-and-ukrainian-speaking-communities/
  5. Lastly, one of our FSU Community Workgroup members, Andrey Shuvarikov, will be conducting outreach to faith-based communities throughout WA state this fall and will be seeking volunteers with a health science background who speak Russian or Ukrainian to outreach with him in person to these communities.

 

We are in a very timely state of our pandemic crisis right now and need all the help we can get.

 

Please reach out with any questions, ideas, or comments.

Contact:

 

Tamara Cyhan Cunitz, MN, RN (she/her)

FSU Community Outreach Group

 

Lecturer

Clinical Liaison- NEPQR HRSA Grant

Child, Family and Population Health Nursing

University of Washington School of Nursing

Seattle, WA

cyhant@uw.edu

 

 

The UW African Studies Program will be facilitating a roundtable discussion of the special issue "Media narratives of insurgencies, resistance, and anti-racism in Latin America and the Caribbean" edited by Camila Daniel, Meyby Ugueto-Ponce, and Sharún Gonzales Matute. Focusing on collective action in Latin America's African Diaspora, these scholar-activists explore the numerous ways Black women mobilize resistance against racism in Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru. They will be in conversation with Monica Rojas-Stewart, assistant director of African Studies/LACS and founder of the DE CAJóN Project and MÁS – Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle. The event will be in both English and Spanish.

 To register, click here. October 28 at 2pm.

Tent City Collective is a registered student organization that works in tandem with Tent City 3, an organized homeless encampment and part of a 501c3 nonprofit and the UW administration to break down the barriers that perpetuate homelessness in our city and state. Our mission is to raise awareness, partner and volunteer with on-campus groups and local organizations, and advocating for housing justice. By organizing accessible on-the-ground service opportunities, we seek to spark conversations and foster strong relationships between Tent City 3, members of the UW community and community leaders. To explore our work in the past, please visit https://www.washington.edu/community/homelessness/ 

 This quarter, we are recruiting for leadership positions and general members who are interested in advancing our mission by either getting involved in public policy, education, or volunteering directly with homeless and historically underserved populations. 

 To learn more about what we do, please fill out our interest form (https://forms.gle/PtzJ555veJnBozLp8

 If you have any questions, feel free to email us at tentcity@uw.edu or shoot us a DM on Instagram @tcc.uw. Looking forward to meeting you! 

As a continuation of the Diversity Lecture Series on the Intersectionality of Medicine, UWNURF is collaborating with ISCRM to bring in guest speaker

Dr. Jules Gill-Peterson

Title:  Race and Gender in the Clinic and Beyond

Date/Time: Wednesday November 3 12:30-1:30 PM PST

Where to register:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ncorona/413451

 

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

The Native Hawaiian Education Association is excited to announce its upcoming statewide Scholarship ʻAha events. There will be presenters from various scholarships during each of the Zoom ʻaha events. Learn about the qualifications and eligibility requirements for these scholarships. More information about these ʻaha events is posted on the NHEA website. Door prizes and a tuition award will be drawn at each of these scholarship events. Winners will need to be present to win.

 

2021 Virtual Scholarship ʻAha on ZOOM

 

Select Scholarship 'Aha: *
November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
December 7, 2021 - 6:00pm

 

Clicking on this link will be your first step in getting you READY for your college success.

For early in Career and 2022 Summer Intern Positions:

Click on any title to register:

Health Equity

October 26, 12pm

Innovation in Health

October 27, 12pm

 

 

Scholars' Studio: Open Call for Proposals for Graduate Students

Submit a proposal by Oct. 29, 2021 by 11:59 pm

Virtual event: November 18, 4 - 5:30 pm Open to all UW graduate students across tri-campus

 

Proposal form: https://www.lib.washington.edu/commons/events/scholarsstudio/proposals

CFP flyers: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18GZOjXpC79AawiOVA1YQECA0aG5ljPS6

 

Are you a grad student who wants to perfect your presentation skills for a general audience? Then submit a proposal to give a 5-min. low stakes and fun lightning talk about your capstone, research or pedagogy! Scholars’ Studio is an opportunity for you to communicate your work and get feedback from a supportive, smart and interdisciplinary audience. The Autumn 2021 virtual event will take place on Thursday, November 18, 4 - 5:30 p.m.  This event is a partnership between Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in the UW Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons. 

Send questions to Madeline Mundt, Head Librarian for the Research Commons: mundtm@uw.edu

Safe, Sane, and Stable in Turbulent Times

October 15, 11 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific

 

Rebekah Demirel is back for another webinar designed to provide skills in managing your mental health during turbulent times. Drawing from evidence-based, psycho-therapeutic modalities, and the latest in trauma-informed approaches, attendees will learn how to self-assess for heightened stress responses, down-regulate chronic sympathetic nervous system stimulation, develop tools for well-being, and identify contributors to stress. >> REGISTER 

 

 

 

National ACT Virtual Meeting

November 1, 12 - 1:30 PM Pacific

 

This 90-minute ACT meeting features "Using Compensatory and Adaptive Cognitive Strategies within ACT" from Piper Meyer-Kalos, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry. It is part of our ongoing series of National ACT Virtual Meetings that are co-hosted by Northwest MHTTC and the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina. These calls take place on the first Monday of alternate months and will return next in January 2022. >> REGISTER

Ford Foundation Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowships: Information Session and Fellow Panel 

10/19/2021, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s university faculties by awarding predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships. This session will cover strategies for successful applications, and current and former Ford fellows will share their application advice and experiences as Ford fellows.

 

Dr. Lil Pabon is the Head of Research Operations in Cell Therapy at Sana Biotechnology Inc. She was a 1993 Ford Predoctoral Fellow and is the Ford Fellowship Regional Liaison. She will present information about the Ford and share her advice to applicants.

 

Panelists include:

 

Jorge Cisneros Paz, 2017 Ford Predoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Mathematics

Dr. Ralina Joseph, 2009 Ford Postdoctoral Fellow, Professor of Communication, Associate Dean for Equity and Justice in Graduate Programs, The Graduate School

Nicole Kuhn, 2021 Ford Predoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Information School

Olivia Orosco, 2021 Ford Predoctoral Fellow, Ph.D. Student, Geography

Dr. Joshua Reid2005 Ford Predoctoral Fellow. 2008 Ford Dissertation Fellow, 2010 Ford Postdoctoral Fellow, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History

 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. William Mahoney, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Associate Dean of Student and Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School.

 

Register to attend >

Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team - Link here

Logo for the SEAL Team: A round logo with a magnifying glass image in the center. Text reads SEAL Student Epidemic Action Leaders

The Department of Epidemiology’s SEAL Team provides students with experience in applied epidemiology through methods training and field assignments at state and local health departments.

 

What does the SEAL Team do?

SEALs will attend in-person meetings and complete at-home assignments to develop knowledge and skills in communicable disease and applied epidemiology. All training activities will prepare SEALs to sign up for field assignments at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and local health jurisdictions (LHJs) where they will assist in outbreak investigations and other public health preparedness and response activities. The nature of the field assignments will depend entirely on what real public health issues are affecting our community. 

SEAL Team Competencies

What is the time commitment?

SEALs will enroll in EPI 594 in Winter 2022, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022. They will also have the option of taking a public health surveillance course (EPI 506) in Spring 2022. During the Winter quarter, we will have weekly meetings. SEALs will begin signing up for field assignments in the Spring. During the Summer quarter, students will have the option to register for one credit, but can remain on the SEAL Team without registering. In Summer quarter, there will be no in-person meetings, but SEALs will still be expected to complete field assignments, regardless of registration status. In the Fall quarter, meetings will be once a month. 

How do I join?

Masters and PhD level students in any department in the School of Public Health can apply by October 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM. There are no prerequisite classes. View application instructions.

Those selected will be offered a position before winter quarter registration. 

Is this for credit and can it count as my practicum?

The first quarter will count for 2 credits while subsequent quarters will each count for 1 credit. SEALs are not required to register for a summer credit, but can if they want. It may be possible to develop your SEAL Team commitment into a practicum, though this will be on a case by case basis. 

For questions, please contact SEAL Team Director, Janet Baseman (jbaseman@uw.edu) or SEAL Team RA, Anne Massey (aemassey@uw.edu).


AB 540 turns 20 this year! Join us in celebrating this landmark legislation supporting undocumented students across the Golden State.

AB 540 was a victory won by students and educators across the state calling for equitable access to higher education. Their hard work fueled future victories, including the passage of the California Dream Act and institutional support at California colleges and universities as well as opportunities for state licensure and entrepreneurship!

Since then, an entire generation of undocumented and other eligible students have graduated from California’s colleges and universities and made invaluable contributions that resonate throughout this state. However, thousands more are left out of this law that helps them achieve their academic and career goals.

Join us and our partners for the 20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference on Monday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! 

Come together with educators, administrators, students, young professionals, activists, and legislators from across the state to commemorate this important milestone and build on our collective successes!
 

20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference
Monday, October 18, 2021
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT

Dr. Rudy Rodriguez (Virtual) 1 credit

Tuesday evenings, starts Oct 5 - Dec 7, 2021  

5:30-6:50PM PST 

Guest lecture based, with in-class group discussions & breakout rooms -no final 

Seattle students SLN: 18248 (Zoom only) 

For those newer to the SPH, there is a list-serv that is intended as a forum for those affiliated with the UW School of Public Health to share news and announcements specifically related to research in public mental health.

 So, if you have interests in mental health and substance use research, please consider subscribing to the list-serv using the following link:

http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/psychepi

 Please feel free to reach out to me (rhew@uw.edu) if you have questions.

 Best wishes,

Isaac Rhew

2021 EarthLab Innovations Grants 

EarthLab is seeking research proposals from teams of community partners and UW researchers and students that will generate equitable and actionable solutions at the intersection of climate change and social justice. 
LEARN MORE AND APPLY BY JAN 27

RFP Overview

EarthLab envisions an equitable, just and sustainable world where people and planet thrive.

The Innovation Grants Program is seeking proposals for research at the intersection of climate change and social justice that will generate equitable and actionable science and knowledge (i.e., science that is usable and used).

Goals: co-creation and partnership between community and UW researchers, interdisciplinary collaboration, action at the intersection of climate and social justice, and potential for growth of the project or partnership.

Maximum funding request: $75,000 over 17 months.

Team composition: at least two University of Washington (UW) faculty or staff researchers from different disciplines (including one researcher with Principal Investigator status), at least one community or non-academic lead, and at least one undergraduate/graduate student or post-doc.

Allowable expenses: personnel, travel, services, and supplies following UW policies.

Project deliverables: required within grant period; designed to have immediate impact for community or non-academic partners.

Innovation Grant cohort meetings: each team must participate in 3 cohort meetings during the grant period.

Letter of Intent (due 1/27/2022, 5 pm PT): two pages max, submitted along with up to three single-page letters of support from community and non-academic project collaborators. Evaluated for invitation to go forward with a full proposal.

The MPH Core Steering Committee seeks a first year MPH student enrolled in PHI courses for the 2021-22AY. This committee meets on the 3rd and 9th week of each quarter. Student representative help respond to the needs of the program by offering feedback for the recently launched Re-envisioned MPH Core. Full details can be found here: MPH Core

 To apply: Contact Olivia van Brunt at ovburnt@uw.edu

The Curriculum and Education Policy Committee (CEPC) seeks one undergraduate and one graduate student representative for the 2021-22 AY. CEPC meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 3-5PM. This is a unique opportunity to work with faculty from across SPH and contribute to making decisions by advocating for the student perspective around course curriculum. Full details can be found here: CEPC

To apply: Contact rukie hartman at mrht@uw.edu and include your resume/CV and cover letter. 

Virtual GEM GRAD Lab

Saturday, October 30

8:45am-2:00pm PST

REGISTER HERE

The GEM GRAD (Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees) Lab helps to demystify the process of applying for and identifying funding for graduate degrees in STEM during a highly interactive one-day event.

Attend this event to:

  • Find out what to expect from a STEM graduate program
  • Learn how to apply to graduate school
  • Discover funding opportunities

This event is free to attend and open to all undergraduates considering pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM discipline. URM students are particularly encouraged to attend and learn more about the GEM Fellowship, a graduate funding opportunity for qualified URM candidates.

The UW College of Engineering and PNW LSAMP are co-hosting the event with Oregon State University, the primary host for the event.

GEM GRAD Labs are sponsored by the National GEM Consortium which also supports the GEM Fellowship program. GEM’s goal is to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in graduate programs in engineering and science.

Questions about the event or the GEM Fellowship program? Contact info@gemfellowship.org

Monday evenings, starts Oct 4 - Dec 6, 2021  

5:30-6:50PM PST  

Guest lecture based, with in-class group discussions -no final 

Seattle students SLN: 15413 (Zoom Only) 

 

Contact: Holly Kennison: SAL20@UW.EDU 

Funding Available for 2021–22 Student Projects

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is now accepting applications to support student projects in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon.

Twenty students will be funded up to $3,500 each during the 2021–22 school year. Funds will be distributed directly to students and are intended to help them defray living expenses during their hands-on learning experience.

Applications will be evaluated based on the project’s public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility.

Eligibility

  • Projects must be based in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, or Oregon and address populations in those states.
  • Students must be working at or in collaboration with a public health organization or group to address specific public health issues among a specified target population.
  • Applicants must be undergraduate (juniors and seniors) or graduate students enrolled in public health, psychology, sociology, or social work degree programs.
  • Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Read about funded projects from past years and learn more about the current application deadlines and procedures. For questions, contact Barb Rose.

Do you know an inspiring SPH alum making a major impact on the world? Nominate them today for the annual SPH Alumni Impact Award! Please nominate by November 30th.

 https://sph.washington.edu/alumni/alumni-impact-award/alumni-award-nomination

HCASB (Healthcare Alternative Spring Break) at UW is back! We are introducing a new project combining medicine and data science called The Washington Data+Health Forum. Our goal is to visually display health inequities in a way that’s never been done before. We are looking for passionate pre-health students, tech-savvy data science students, and anyone interested in public health! If you would like to join our team or find out more, fill out this google form! 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at uwhcasb@gmail.com!

UW Community Circle

Embodiment of Racial Healing: Learning and Growing Utilizing Cultural Somatics
Kickoff Event

October 28, 2021
4:00-5:00PM

The purpose of the community circle is to come together as a UW community to remember the
relatives we are still losing through the pandemic of covid and racism, acknowledge the
collective trauma we have experienced, and gather together as a collective to highlight lessons
we have learned in the past 20 months and integrate them into our work as professionals in
higher education. As we move forward, we strive to intentionally
approach that work with an anti-racist, socially just, and equitable
lens. This community circle is intentionally created for UW faculty and
staff to span the academic year to allow us to process together as a
community to live and work in healthier space physically, emotionally,
mentally, and spiritually.

Part of this work is a journey with the book, My Grandmother’s Hands
by Resmaa Menakem, which focuses on how we can build a
community of care together by addressing our embodied trauma. Ebooks
are available via UW Library. This opportunity is open to all UW
faculty and staff.

Register for our virtual conversation launch by Monday, October 25th here:
https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/salazar6/412538


If you have registration questions, please contact Andrea Salazar-Nuñez at alazar6@uw.edu
If you have questions about the event, please contact Arti Shah at artishah@uw.edu
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services,
programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by October 14th to
Population Health Initiative, Arti Shah, artishah@uw.edu.

The School of Public Health Dean’s Office is currently recruiting graduate student mentors for our 2021-22 SPH Mentorship Program! In this program, graduate students are matched with one to two SPH undergraduate juniors and seniors for the academic year.  For interested graduate student mentors, the info sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, October 5th from 10:00-10:30 AM
  • Thursday, October 7th from 12:30-1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 13th from 3:00-3:30 PM
  • Friday, October 15th from 10:30-11:00 AM

Info Session Zoom link:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/92461769643

Are you interested in psychology, mental health, health advocacy, digital arts, marketing, and/or social media? Then we are looking for you!

 Pup Support is a registering RSO seeking for members to take part in our small team! We are a social media-based platform (currently on Instagram) with the main purpose to communicate mental health resources and tips through our husky artwork digitally. We hope to emphasize our understanding of how difficult college life can be and that those who feel alone are not alone.

APPLY NOW

 Important Dates:

  • Application Open: Friday, September 24th @12AM
  • Interest Event: Tuesday, October 5th @5-6PM
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 8th @11:59PM

Dear Prospective Student,

I hope that this email finds you well. We will be hosting a series of Info Sessions, Office Hours, and Chat with Current Students in the coming months.

 

I want to highlight the “Chat with Current Students” session. You will meet with current students in the PhD program and you can hear about their experiences and ask any questions you may have about the program itself, advising, and student life.

 

We will be hosting two sessions:

1.       9/28/2021 12-1PM PST—you can register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf--hrTkrEtM9NyePuOVD06W69gdDq9gm

2.       11/2/2021 12-1PM PST- you can register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf-itrDwrE9LEOaxWe3hP7QWw3gYBUSMS

 

We hope you can join us!

 

Warmly,

 

UCLA Health Policy and Management

 

 

Virtual Office Hours with Dr. Corrina Moucheraud - REGISTER HERE Tuesday, September 27, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Chat with Current Students - REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Information Session - REGISTER HERE Tuesday, October 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

Virtual Office Hours with Dr. Corrina Moucheraud - REGISTER HERE Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST

Chat with Current Students - REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Virtual Office Hours with Dr. Corrina Moucheraud - REGISTER HERE
Friday, November 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

 

 

SciPhD Presents: Career Development Workshop, Preparing Scientists for Industry Careers

October 1, 5, 8, 12, 2021

$100 registration fee waived thanks to our sponsors

Good afternoon -  

My name is Shannon Karpovich and I’m the new MBA/Graduate Recruiter at Cigna, supporting our Graduate Leadership Development Programs (LDPs). I wanted to make you aware of some upcoming virtual events that your students may be interested in. Please feel free to pass along this message and/or let me know who the best contact may be to get the word out.

We are hosting a series of virtual information sessions for each of our graduate LDPs and would like to highlight two of our upcoming sessions on the HealthService Leadership Program (HLP). The HLP is designed to develop General Managers with diverse backgrounds (including MBA, MHA, and MPH graduates) to fill key leadership positions throughout the enterprise. This rotational program will give each Associate unique exposure to various businesses and functions of Cigna and prepare them to be change-makers within the Healthcare system.

The two options for our HLP Information Session are listed below. Students may RSVP by clicking on the links. During the information session, our Program Director, Greg Whitehouse, will walk through an overview of the program, including requirements and highlights, followed by a panel discussion with current HLP Associates who will discuss their experiences and answer any questions.

HLP Info Session #1

Friday, October 1st, 2021 from 11AM – 12PM ET

Click here to RSVP

 

HLP Info Session #2

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 11AM – 12PM ET

Click here to RSVP

We hope that your students are able to take advantage of these opportunities. Please let me know if you have questions or would like to discuss.

All the best,

Shannon Karpovich

 Shannon.Karpovich@Cigna.com

 

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Together, with our 74,000 employees worldwide, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.​

​​​​​​​When you work with Cigna, you’ll enrich people’s lives and work together to fulfill our mission of making the world healthier place. What difference will you make? To see our culture in action, search #TeamCigna on Instagram.

  • JSIS B 352 - Sustainability and Global Business: Leading in a Changing World MW 4:30pm-6:20pm, register now for fall quarter!

Contact: 

Undergraduate Research Program
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Box 352803 | 171 Mary Gates Hall
PH: 206.543.4282 | FAX: 206.616.4389
www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/
facebook.com/undergradresearch
blogs.uw.edu/urp

urp@uw.edu 

URP Resources

  • Information Sessions - Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm PST register here
  • Drop-In Group Advising - Mondays 2:00pm-3:00pm Mary Gates Hall 171, Multipurpose Room
  • Drop-in Individual Advising - Tuesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm, Mary Gates Hall Suite 171 URP Offices
  • For more information about undergraduate research advising visit our website.

Research Opportunities

  • To find research opportunities, search our database. Below we highlight two recent postings! 
  • The Svoboda Diaries project is recruiting multiple undergraduate researchers to intern for their project. "The Svoboda Diaries Project (SDP) project is a digital collection comprised of personal diaries that capture over 40 years of trade, life, and politics along the landscape of the Tigris River in late 19th/early 20th century Ottoman Iraq, through the perspective of a British steamship purser with a rich family history and local connections. This project is a digital humanities effort through the University of Washington Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization."
  • The Department of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition is seeking a student to assist a postdoctoral scientist on a project about the immune system of the brain and its role in diabetes and obesity.

Conferences & Publications

  • The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is now accepting abstracts for their 2022 virtual conference April 4-8. The early bird abstract deadline is 10/20/21 and the regular abstract deadline is 11/19/21. 
  • Call for submissions to University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's undergraduate journal of Middle East Studies, Juhood Magazine in English or Arabic. Find out more information hereand submit by 10/01/21. 

Professional Development and Leadership Opportunities 

  • Jumpstart is hiring for 2021-2022 for over 40 federal work study and AmeriCorps member positions. They are especially interested in applicants who are strong leaders with early education/childcare experience who can serve as team leaders, student equity officers, and volunteer coordinators. 
  • Free panel discussion about misconceptions of graduate school in STEM hosted by Student Services, 09/30/21 5:30pm-7pm PST on Zoom. Students can submit questions ahead of time here
  • The Carpentries is a non-profit organization whose members teach researchers computing tools for data analysis, visualization, and management. Find out more here and register for their upcoming workshops. 

Funding and Scholarships Available! With SACNAS, your future is BRIGHT!

EXPLORE FUNDING OPTIONS >>

HSTCMP 202 World Wars I and II Digital Histories

MW 1:30pm – 3:20pm

SLN: 16541

Dr. Laurie Marhoefer

The First and Second World Wars were human-made catastrophes that engulfed the globe and killed upwards of eighty million people, including tens of millions of civilians. Each war remade the world. Their aftershocks reverberate today and continue to shape global politics. This class explores the history of both wars, focusing on military technology, ethics, racism, empire, gender and sexuality, and social history. We will use digital methods to uncover and share stories from the wars that shaped the modern world. No prior tech experience needed.

I&S credits, Optional linked writing course (ENGL 298 C) for C or W credits

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to History academic advising at histadv@uw.edu with any questions! You might be closer to completing a History minor than you think: https://history.washington.edu/minors.

 

We're super excited about this class, and hope you will let students know about it.  It is open to all levels, including first and second-year students. Students do not have to be Drama majors to register, and the instructor is Dr. Nikki Yeboah, professor, oral historian and storyteller.  Here's the class description:

 "This course is designed for anyone interested in exploring and sharing the personal stories they have to tell. Through exposure to critical theory and solo documentary theater artists, students will be guided through an intense process of self-discovery and self-devising that examines who we are in relation to others in culture. What does it mean in this world to be Asian, wealthy, white, conservative, gay, poor, Muslim, middle-class, Black, a man? Over the course of the quarter, students will draft, re-draft, and rehearse a solo performance from their own lived experience. The course will culminate in a public performance of student work-in-progress/process."

 

Contact:

Eloise

ELOISE M BOYLE, PhD [she/her]
Undergraduate Advisor

UW School of Drama

Advising Hours: MTTh 9 - 2, W 11 - 4

dramaadv@uw.edu

There’s Still Time to Register for the Undergraduate Conference  
Join public health educators, professionals, and students to discuss promising and innovative practices in undergraduate public health education and discover new ideas in teaching and learning. We look forward to seeing you on September 30!

Upcoming Events with Northwest MHTTC

 

Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance in Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment

September 22, 11 AM - 12 PM Pacific

 

Join us for this 60-minute webinar on suicide risk assessment, prevention, and treatment. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: describe two key aspects of the Aeschi model of psychotherapeutic care for suicidal patients; define management vs. treatment of suicidality; and describe the therapeutic value of the clinical narrative. >> REGISTER

 

LEND A HAND: A Crisis Management, Triage, and De-escalation Model

October 6, 10:30 - 11:45 AM Pacific

 

LEND A HAND is a crisis management model that provides specific information on how to assess and support people in crisis in any number of professional, clinical, or social circumstances that we may encounter. With attention to issues of diversity, perception, and self-awareness for providers, LEND A HAND includes intervention and communication strategies that are derived from evidence-based best practices in safety and de-escalation. Facilitated by Kira Mauseth, PhD. >> REGISTER

 

 

 

Transgender Mental Health: Co-Conspiratorship

October 13, 9:30 - 10:45 AM Pacific

 

This webinar provides a community-defined and evidence-based foundation for mental health providers serving queer and transgender communities. Participants will develop an understanding of the historical context and evolution of transgender care, diagnoses, and pathologization, as well as how mental health clinicians can act as allies in establishing trust, mitigating medical mistrust, and advocating for equity. >> REGISTER

 

 

Safe, Sane, and Stable in Turbulent Times

October 15, 11 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific

 

Rebekah Demirel is back for another webinar designed to provide skills in managing your mental health during turbulent times. Drawing from evidence-based, psycho-therapeutic modalities, and the latest in trauma-informed approaches, attendees will learn how to self-assess for heightened stress responses, down-regulate chronic sympathetic nervous system stimulation, develop tools for well-being, and identify contributors to stress. >> REGISTER 

Mark your calendars - as part of our Advancing Racial Equity event series, United Way of King County is excited to welcome Nicole Lynn Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Generation Hope and author of the memoir, Pregnant Girl. Join us on October 13 to hear from Lewis about her own personal experiences and the importance of college completion. Go here to register: https://www.uwkc.org/event/advancing-racial-equity-a-conversation-with-nicole-lynn-lewis/?_cldee=cmVuZWVzNEB1dy5lZHU%3d&recipientid=contact-78a824726518ea11a811000d3a347d1c-bea9d61b39aa42db9b7c62eeb66b2c8e&esid=27b31096-e814-ec11-b6e6-00224805db03 

 

And if you're interested in what you can do to support students, including even before college - take a look at the 'Mentor & Coach' opportunities on United Way's website. 

 

With gratitude,

Your United Way Volunteer Engagement Team

Warren Acuncius

2cr

Mondays, 1:30-4:20

Hybrid

SLN: 23359

 

Course Description

Earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, conflict in Syria, and Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Congo are just a few examples of humanitarian emergencies the global community has sought to address through coordinated disaster relief efforts. This course looks at the evolution of humanitarian assistance and the guiding principles of a growing humanitarian community made up of non-governmental organizations, governments, international organizations, the private sector, and philanthropic donors. Sample discussion topics will include humanitarian principles, motivations for relief, aid delivery and logistics, global health challenges, refugees/internally displaced persons, disaster risk reduction, civil-military coordination, and the many roadblocks that stand in the way of effective humanitarian response. The course will include traditional lecture, guest lectures from leaders in the humanitarian community, scenario based exercises, and assignments that will prepare the student for a broader understanding of the disaster relief community.

 

Instructor Bio

Warren has worked for USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (previously known as the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance – OFDA) since 2013. He is currently a Civil-Military Disaster Operations Division (CMD) Team Lead in Washington, DC. Previously he acted as a Senior Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Department of Defense USIndoPacific Command based in Oahu, HI. He has a background in domestic emergency management with FEMA and specializes in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high yield explosives (CBRNE) disaster planning. Warren facilitates approximately 15 Joint Humanitarian Operations Courses (JHOC) a year and co-facilitates the United Nations’ Civil Military Coordination Course for an international audience. He has supported numerous international disaster relief efforts in both a government and NGO capacity (e.g., Lebanon explosions, Ebola in West Africa, Haiti Earthquake). Warren was a 2018 Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security – Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity program. He is from Washington State and is a graduate of the Evans School and Western Washington University.

We are recruiting volunteers to help study the effects of eating a healthy diet on endometriosis. Participants in this study may be provided with:

  • 12 weeks of dietary counseling
  • Dietitian-created meal plans
  • 4-weeks of shipped meals (lunch, dinner, and 1 snack)


  Eligibility:

·       Female

·       Age range: 18-45

·       Premenopausal

·       Not pregnant

 


For more information please contact: endostudy@fredhutch.org or visit: fredhutch.org/dietary-endometriosis-study

 Study participants will be asked to:

  • Donate blood samples (4 total)
  • Complete study questionnaires at various timepoints
  • Consume a specified healthy diet for 12 weeks

 

The Washington Free and Charitable Care Conference is for anyone interested in free clinics and healthcare access. Please join us September 16 and 17 from 10 am - 3 pm.

 Registration link:

https://hopin.com/events/2021-washington-free-and-charitable-care-conference

 Use the coupon code PARTNERFREE at checkout to zero out the registration fee. 

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Christine Lindquist, MPH

Executive Director

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance
267-713-WHAA (9422)

Pronouns: She/her/hers