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The Child Well-Being Research Network’s mission is to be a collaborative network promoting child well-being and maltreatment prevention through interdisciplinary research that informs policy and practice. The vision of the network is well-being for all children and families. The network prioritizes developing researchers committed to promoting child well-being and preventing child maltreatment. The network is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within research and in the community of researchers. The 120 Doris Duke Fellows for the Promotion of Child Well-being are the founding members.
The Child Well-Being Research Network is now accepting applications for new members. Driven by its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, the network seeks new members who have been traditionally underrepresented in research.


Membership will be open to graduate students and early career scholars (master’s students; doctoral students who are within a couple years of completing their dissertations; or individuals within 5 years of receiving their Ph.D.), and individuals who meet the following criteria:

• Conduct, have conducted, or are interested in conducting research (including applied research/evaluation) on child & family well-being or the prevention of child maltreatment;
• Represent diverse and inclusive perspectives in the conduct of research on child & family well-being or the prevention of child maltreatment;
• Interested in collaboration with other researchers and stakeholders;
• Demonstrate commitment to research informing policy and practice;
• Demonstrate commitment to the network’s goals; and
• Practice ethical research


New Members can participate in networking activities including, but not limited to, the following:
• Webinars
• Writing groups and writing retreats
• Networking events
• Committee participation and leadership (e.g., Communications; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice; Membership; Network Programming)


Benefits of Network Membership include:
• Interdisciplinary connections to potential collaborators, methodologists, and content experts in various topics related to child & family well-being and child maltreatment prevention
• Access to funding opportunities (e.g., Research to Action Grants, funding to attend network events)
• Access to training and leadership development
• Opportunities to disseminate work
• Research highlighted on network website and newsletter
• Participation in network activities
• Participation in active network listserv
• Opportunity to serve in leadership of the network


Responsibilities of Network Membership include:
• Willingness to share research or other professional works with the network
• Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and network activities
• Participation in the network by volunteering time to support network activities
• Completion of annual profile updates
• Model the values of the network in other professional settings and aspects of work
If you are interested in applying, please complete your application here.
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions or email our Membership Chair, Kyndra C. Cleveland, at clevelandkyndra@gmail.com.


To apply, please complete the application form by May 31st, 2021, 11:59pm CST. To learn more, please see the attached announcement or visit our website.

"Commitment and Innovation in Action: Public Health in a Virtual World

Submissions are open through June 18, 2021.

For more information, and to submit your abstract, please visit www.wspha.org 

 

Hello everyone, my name is Juan Torres (he/him) and I am the Queer Student Commission Director at the University of Washington. I wanted to formally invite everyone to attend the annual QSC Drag Show on May 21st from 6:00-7:30 PM PST. In collaboration with the RSO Q-munity we were able to scout amazing diverse talent from all around the Pacific NorthWest. Come have a kiki with performers such as: Angel Baby, Lu Chi Twins, Kylie Mooncakes, Keke Blossom and more! We look forward to seeing you and your constituents come celebrate foolishness, creativity, shade, death drops, and above all the beauty of the queer spirit. 

 

WHEN: Friday, May 21st @6-7:30 PM PST 

WHERE: Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/92706801946 or use Zoom Code: 927-0680-1946

Ready to make an impact and work towards educational equity this next year
while preparing for your next steps post graduation? Take a GAP YEAR with
City Year in the 2021-2022 school year! Learn more about the City Year
AmeriCorps Member position and benefits below!


PURSUING SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH SERVICE
featuring City Year, Peace Corps & Teach for America

Thursday, May 20
3-4pm PT
RSVP here for Zoom info


Our last deadline of the year is FRIDAY, MAY 28. Many of our West Coast locations
are filling up but we still have plenty of spots available with City Year Los Angeles
and City Year San Jose!

 

Apply by May 29 to serve with City Year in the 2021-2022 school year!


We understand there are many unknowns with ongoing pandemic but one thing is
certain. Our students will need talented individuals like you to support our students in
the coming school year. The road ahead is not an easy one, but when you help a
student find their strengths, you discover your own. During this pandemic, City Year
AmeriCorps members have played a crucial role in supporting our students' socialemotional
learning, both in-person and virtually. At the end of the day, what our
students needed the most was a caring adult and genuine human connection, even if
this was done via Zoom.

Please join the HQSC/NURF Health Equity Conference:  Caring for Patients who are Incarcerated

Date:  Wednesday May 19, 2021

Time:  6:00-7:45 PM PDT

Zoom:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/3117825083

  All are welcome to attend.

Detailed Agenda:

 

Introduction [6:05-6:10]

Lyndsey Booker

 

Speaker: Alexes Harris, PhD [6:10-6:20]

  • Overview of the juvenile and criminal justice system and outcomes for those involved

 

Speaker: Edwin Lindo, JD [6:20-6:30]

  • Overview of the intersection of race and medicine

 

Speaker: Benjamin Sanders, MD, MPH [6:30-6:40]

  • Overview of the medical care for incarcerated patients at King County Jail

 

Speaker: Adeyinka Adedipe, MD, RDMS [6:40-6:50]

  • Overview of the care of incarcerated patients in UW Medicine Emergency Departments

 

Speakers: Heather Barnett, MD, PhD/Zoe Sansted, MD [6:50-7:00]

  • Overview of the Incarcerated Patients Task Force
  • Current initiatives
  • How trainees can get involved

 

Question and Answer [7:00-7:30]

Moderator: Lyndsey Booker

 

Closing and Thank Yous [7:30-7:35]

 

 

 

Join fellow SPH DACS students and various UW speakers for the screening of the documentary fil, How to Survive a Plague, followed by an expert guided discussion about the AIDS epidemic and the impactful work of activists. Dr. Anthony Fauci is featured in the film, as he was in the early days of his public health career when the AIDS epidemic hit. Various themes will be discussed such as activism, public health, and living through emerging epidemic. Our additional panel of speakers brings a diverse background of perspectives and experiences working in these themes. Through the shared film and discussion, we aim to guide productive conversation and build community across the School of Public School.

On Wednesday, May 19th, we will be holding the screening from 6:00-7:50 pm. The discussion will be shortly after, from 7:50-8:30 pm. You can watch the documentary on your own, if you are not able to join us for the screening. Any University of Washington student is welcome to join. Click here to learn more and register!

https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdOquqzIsE9J7b5fqkf9KZtXGc3Qx31FZ 

For questions contact: Callie Bartlett callir@uw.edu

Students for Sensible Drug Policy UW and the UW Neurobiology Club will be holding a talk by Dr. Charles Chavkin on the neurobiology of addiction! Dr. Chavkin is a professor of pharmacology and his research is focused on the mechanisms of opioid receptors and the role of endorphins in mood regulation and drug addiction risk. He will be speaking on the basis of addiction with drug use, the goals and methods of addiction research, and answering audience submitted questions. RSVP and submit any questions you would like to ask at this link: https://forms.gle/bWsvdZtyddjZe7kt7

 

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19th at 5pm PDT. The zoom link to the event is below.    
Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95979426712
ID: 959 7942 6712

 

Please direct any questions to Lukas Metzner at luktzu@uw.edu

Join a virtual discussion led by transracial adoptees for current students, staff, and faculty who identify as a transracial adoptee on Tues., May 11, 2021 from 5 to 6:30 pm PST. Here we’ll explore “adoptee moments:” Those times when we adoptees are reminded that we are adopted, possibly bringing our adoption to the forefront of awareness or sparking an opportunity for self-disclosure regarding our adoptee identities.

The event is sponsored by the Transracial Adoptee Group, a student-led group that offers support and community-building to transracial adoptees at the UW School of Social Work. Besides providing transracial adoptees an inclusive space to share their stories, TAG also works to amplify the voices of adoptees in the classroom and greater social work community. To RSVP and receive the event Zoom link, go here: https://forms.gle/nc4he2PhUi6tb5wE9 

10 Fellows will be selected to carry out three-year STEM projects at eligible Washington state research institutions

SEATTLE, WA, USA, May 3, 2021
/EINPresswire.com/ -- Washington Research Foundation (WRF) is accepting applications for 10 three year
WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships at eligible research institutions in the state. This marks the program’s fifth annual recruitment.
WRF Postdoctoral Fellows are selected by an external committee to conduct original research projects addressing unmet public needs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, with preference given to those in the life sciences.

The new Fellows will receive salary, benefits and research expenses of up to $277,500 over three years, beginning in
2022.

"As a WRF Fellow, I have been able to meet and connect with a vast network of scientists working on
diverse areas of research in Washington state—a unique characteristic of every WRF cohort.”
Rossana Colón-Thillet, Ph.D.

The goal of the program, says Meher Antia, Ph.D., WRF's director of grant programs, is to enable postdoctoral
researchers to conduct innovative research that could have a significant real-world impact.


"We're excited to support our fifth cohort of creative
researchers at this pivotal stage in their careers. We want
our postdoctoral researchers to have the freedom to pursue avenues of research that will help
to establish themselves as independent scientists whose work will make a difference," said
Antia.


David Galas, Ph.D., has chaired the selection committee since the program's inaugural
recruitment in 2017. He is a WRF director and senior investigator at Pacific Northwest Research
Institute, internationally recognized as an expert in molecular biology and genetics.


"Applicants should be clear and bold in their proposals. We have to understand the need that
they are addressing, and the milestones that three years of funding could enable them to hit.
Washington has outstanding research in all STEM areas, so candidates should carefully consider
which institution and lab will provide the best support for their proposals," said Galas. "This is an
opportunity for postdocs to take a deep dive into areas of important scientific and public
interest."


Rossana Colón-Thillet, Ph.D., is a member of the 2020 cohort carrying out her fellowship in the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center lab of Keith Jerome, MD, Ph.D. Colón-Thillet is
investigating a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV), the cause of fatal diseases including
cirrhosis and cancer of the liver, and carried by more than 250 million people globally. Although
vaccines for HBV have been used in the United States since the 1980s, there is no cure for
patients already infected.


“The WRF fellowship gave me the security to dive into an exciting and risky new area of research
in the Jerome lab. As a WRF Fellow, I have been able to meet and connect with a vast network of
scientists working on diverse areas of research in Washington state—a unique characteristic of
every WRF cohort. Throughout 2020, a difficult year for all of us, WRF has been there to provide
support and facilitate the career development of their postdocs,” said Colón-Thillet.
The deadline for applications is June 27, 2021, with information sessions being held on May 14
and June 8.

About Washington Research Foundation:

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) supports research and scholarship in Washington state,
with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.
WRF was founded in 1981 to assist universities and other nonprofit research institutions in
Washington with the commercialization and licensing of their technologies. WRF is one of the
foremost technology transfer and grant-making organizations in the nation, having earned more
than $445 million in licensing revenue for the University of Washington and providing over $113
million in grants to the state's research institutions to date.

For additional information, please visit www.wrfseattle.org.
Dale Wadman
Communications Manager
+1 206-336-5600
dale@wrfseattle.org

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INFORMATION SESSIONS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM ON THE DATES LISTED BELOW. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO ATTEND:

Instructor: Lisa Manhart

Who gests STIs and why? How do we prevent and control STIs? What new STIs have emerged? Regsister now for Autumn 2021! SLN: 15144

TUES & THURS, 3:00-4:20 PM
FRI, 9:30-10:20 AM OR 12:30-1:20 PM
epi.washington.edu/course/220

Due to the pace of serials cost inflation and to prepare for the possibility of a flat or decreased budget for collections in the 2021-22 fiscal year, the University of Washington Libraries is planning to cancel some journals and other subscriptions. The Health Sciences Library invites your feedback May 3rd through May 31st, 2021. Please see the Health Sciences Library Collections Feedback guide for more information and to tell us which journal subscriptions are essential to your education and work.

This list of journal titles is not a short-list of titles tagged for cutting: being on the list does not mean that a journal is at an increased risk of being cut. The Health Sciences Library Collections Team decided to list the health sciences journals that aren’t part of packages so that we could gather feedback on them to include in the decision-making process. We want to keep the cuts as low-impact as possible. By letting us know which ones are important to your education and research, you’re helping us prioritize the ones that are used by the UW health sciences community.

Contact: Leslie Gascon, lesj@uw.edu

The University of Washington School of Public Health, School of Law and UW Libraries are hosting a May 13th Panel to discuss public health consequences of police violence. This event will introduce a website featuring the stories of the many dozens of plaintiffs who filed lawsuits against the city of Seattle for injuries at the hands of Seattle police over the course of 2020.

(For full description of the event, 7 pm east coast/4 pm west coast, click on link)

(Register for the event!)

Event panel includes:

Angélica Chazaro, UW law professor, moderator

Sirry Alang, author of AJPH paper Police  Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health Scholars 2017

Robert Chang, ACLU lawyer & Seattle Univ law professor, plaintiff attorney for many Seattle Black Lives Matter protesters

Juniper L. Simonis, Portland toxicologist who has reported on police weaponry

Asha Hassan, studying the reproductive health effects of tear gas with the Minneapolis Planned Parenthood

Amy Hagopian, professor, UW School of Public Health, event organizer and Seattle protest participant

Spoken word artist Nakeya Isabell to kick off the event: http://www.nakeyaisabell.com/

Register here: Not Your Model Minority: Asian American Women Rising

Sat., May 22nd from 10:30-12:30 pm

In response to the violence that the AAPI community has been experiencing lately and to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, APIAFSA, faculty from the UW and greater community are organizing a forum to celebrate resiliency. Following the event, we would like to host a APIAFSA community debrief space for us on Monday 5/24 from 12:00-1:30PM. Because the event on Saturday is open to the greater community, we would still like to host a space just for APIAFSA members to converse and build community. We won’t necessarily have an agenda, but hope it can be an open and organic space for conversation. Here is the Zoom link for the open space.

Presented by Life Science Washington

Join Life Science Washington, Life Science Washington Institute, and SciPhD for our Career Development Workshop series. This four-part workshop will provide you with interactive experiences and guidance as you prepare to move beyond academia and pursue your career!

With an increasing number of available jobs shifting from academia to industry settings, understanding the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in an industry position is critical.

These virtual workshops will take place over the course of four, half-day sessions and include various virtual networking opportunities with sponsoring companies. The first interactive workshop begins May 4, 2021 from 1:00 - 5:30 PM PDT and will equip you to compete for a position in the scientific industry and succeed in your career!

For a complete list of workshop modules, click here.

Reserve your free spot today!

 

Click Here to Register for FREE

Pacific Islander Student Alliance (PISA) - 14th Annual Conference

 Link to conference information:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YJgn4lQ-j0X69OzoSVMBx1cDJyXHBEPXXL_UPRR7uuE/edit

 Link to information and graphics for each workshop on Facebook:

 https://www.facebook.com/PISAOREGON/posts/10164931879675257


Register today for every workshop, or just the ones you want to attend! PISA is providing certificates to students who attend 6 (or more) of the 8 workshop and gatherings. Something to help spruce up your resume.

Pacific Islander Student Alliance

We are happy to share our PISA Con 2021 event line up WITH REGISTRATION LINKS!

 All workshops are FREE but require registration.


To make registration easy on your phone, simply go to our linktree: https://linktr.ee/pisanw

Thank you to all of our donors, workshop presenters, committee members, and community members who made this happen. All PISA Con 2021 events are created for undergraduate Pasifika students in the Pacific Northwest, but all are welcome.

If you have any questions or need ADA accommodations, please reach out to us at nwpisa@gmail.com.

Full Conference Information - PISACON2021
WHAT’S (Y)OUR STORY #YOUMATTER

Tuesday, May 4th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-opening

Presenters: Migetu (Acfalle Gumataotao) Tuncap

Event Description: 2021 marks the 6th Annual Pacific Islanders Student Alliance Conference (PISACon) hosted for the first time as a Zoon Virtual Online Event. This means that we can be more inclusive than ever with participation from across the globe! Join PISA for the Opening Ceremony to kick-off an entire month of the virtual conference aimed at educating and informing the Pacific Islander community and allies about important factors affecting our people.

Everyone needs a place that brings them comfort and inspiration. For many, the Pacific Islander Student Alliance Conference is that place. Run and founded by students, PISACON brings people together from colleges and universities throughout Oregon and Washington to discuss issues facing the future of Pacific Islander communities.

OPENING CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PISACon Greeting & Welcome
  • Exploring our Conference theme: "Own (Y)Our Stories"
  • Keynote speaker: Michael Tun`cap***
  • Live performance & After Party

***Tuncap is the co-founder of the Pacific Islander Studies Institute of Washington. His forthcoming book E RACED was featured in the historic 2009 Matamati: The Vasa in Us with Craig Santos Perez.

PISACon21 promises to be the best yet! Conference presenters will bring their perspectives on social issues facing our Pacific Islander communities ranging from the concepts of climate justice and identity ambiguity through discussions on food sovereignty and the language of Hawaii (Hawaiian language vs Pidgin) as well as exploring identity and the origins of A(ANH)PI as an umbrella term, among several other interesting presentations and offerings.

COME BACK FOR MORE!

 PACIFIC CLIMATE JUSTICE: OUR FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD

Friday, May 7th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/PISA-PCW

Presenters: Makerusa Porotesano, Kevin Aipopo, Heifara Matutau, Trina Sound, Destiny Spicer-Orak

Event Description: Why is Climate Justice important to Pacific Islanders? Especially in the US and folx in the diaspora. A lot of students in the diaspora (born outside the islands) might feel a disconnect to movements happening in Oceania, but the call to save our islands needs us more than ever. Learn how our Pacific Islander Climate Justice works, who's involved and how this can be the movement that connects our identities, history and relationship climate justice. 

 Our local PDX team will lead the first part of the workshop and then we will include our members of our global team to share why this work is important on the islands and why they need us in the US. 

 TALANOA

Tuesday, May 11th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-talanoa

Presenters: Makerusa Porotesano & Dr. David Palaita

Event Description: We don’t know how y’all are feeling, but we MISS community spaces! Join us as we connect, talk story, and co-create a virtual community space. This will be a space where we can meet one another, talk through community challenges, and develop intentional relations.

 WHICH BOX DID YOU CHECK?

Friday, May 14th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-box

Presenter: Jhustin Custodio

Event Description: A study showed that 48% of Filipinos identify as Pacific Islanders over Asian. For many while filling out applications or the census, an identity ambiguity occurs that leads to the possibility of an unintentional, but problematic erasure of Pasifika Community centered issues and stories. What is the history that this ambiguity stems from? What exactly is the root problem? And what are some ways, regardless of the box we check, to rise against oppressors who benefit from this confusion?

 FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND DECOLONIZING PERMACULTURE FOR THE PACIFIC ISLANDER DIASPORA AND BIPOC COMMUNITIES

Tuesday, May 18th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-FoodSovereignty

Presenter: Heifara Wheeler

Event Description: BIPOC communities are most likely to experience the hardships of climate change and access to healthy food is no exception. In this workshop we will be discussing the importance of growing and gathering our own food to help prepare us for a world with an ever changing climate, supporting and building solidarity with other BIPOC communities, farmers, and businesses, as well as free-to-low-cost techniques that can help you build a lasting resilient garden.    

 ʻŌLELO HAWAIʻI VS. PIDGIN - INDIGENOUS IDENTITY VS. SURVIVAL

Friday, May 21st | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-OleloHawaii

Presenters: Leialoha Kaula

Event Description: Decade after decade, the native language of Hawaiʻi as often been challenge with the notion that pidgin is the language of Hawaiʻi. Pidgin, also known as broken English, has been commercialized and declared as such, which over time has created a disadvantage for those who speak the language of Hawaiʻi. 

 TO P OR NOT TO P (titled after article by Dr. Vicente M. Diaz)

Tuesday, May 25th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-P

Presenters: Tavae Samuelu

Event Description: This workshop will explore the origins of A(ANH)PI as an umbrella term, the current impact of its use, and imagining a future without it. 

 CLOSING CELEBRATION

Friday, May 28th | 5-7PM PT

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PISA-Closing

Presenter: Milikaleakona Tonga Hopoi

Event Description: The Closing Conference Event will allow us all to reflect and celebrate the month long activities that happen during PISACON21. As we close off our first ever online conference, we want to take time to celebrate the achievements of graduating seniors, students who earned a PISACON21 certificate and showcase the impacts that PISACON has had on students since its inception in 2010.

In response to recent and escalating anti-Asian violence, SPH would like to offer a free self-defense class taught by Seven Stars Women’s Kung Fu. While this session is open to all we are prioritizing SPH affiliated Asian and other people of color who identify as women, queer, trans, or gender nonbinary for participation. The  class will be held on Saturday May  8 from 10 am to 12 noon.  Location will be in Capitol Hill Seattle in an outdoor setting and will be conducted with masks and social distancing protocols.  The exact location will be provided to those who register.

 Please register here by May 5:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-defense-training-tickets-151734731667

Registration is limited to 30 persons.  If the class is full, please contact Victoria (vg@uw.edu) or Cori (cmmar@uw.edu) to be put on a waiting list.  If there is enough interest, we may be able to sponsor an additional class.  Thank you!

 Stay safe and be well,

  Victoria Gardner  Ed.D., M.Ed. (she/they/siya)

Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services

School of Public Health

Zoom ID: “peoplepower”

Finding Funding for Graduate School presentation

Tuesday, May 4 at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Learn more about how you can fund your graduate education. Join the Graduate Funding Information Service for an overview of funding types, search tools, and search strategies

This presentation is open to current and admitted UW graduate students. A recording of this presentation will be posted to the Graduate Funding Search Guide.

Hello MPH students!

University District Street Medicine (UDSM) will be transitioning leadership this quarter.  The leadership term will last from end of Spring quarter 2021 to end of Spring quarter 2022 and previous volunteer experience with UDSM is not required.

 We have one position that would especially benefit from having the resource connection and public health focus of social work students with the OneHealth Clinic. 

 In this role, you would be the UDSM Outreach Manager at the OneHealth clinic.  You would attend bi-monthly outreaches (typically Wednesdays), coordinate with faculty and leadership from the Onehealth clinic, and help to familiarize volunteers with the workflow of the clinic.  With UDSM, you would coordinate with other leadership and attend (or watch recorded) monthly meetings.  The time commitment for this role is approximately 5-10 hours per week.

To learn more about UDSM visit: https://udstreetmed.weebly.com

To learn more about OneHealth visit: https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/one-health-clinic

Please email me directly if you are interested in the role or have any questions at mmossar@uw.edu.  

We need your help. We are inviting your students to participate in our effort to collect data on mask adherence this summer (June-September). To enhance surveillance of masking and social distancing behaviors, our Kaiser Permanente research team has developed a data collection tool and protocol called Systematic Observation of mask Adherence and Distancing (SOMAD). We are hoping you and your students will join this national collaborative effort and disseminate these findings broadly.

Conducting field observations is an excellent opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in addressing an urgent public health problem. We will share our protocol, data collection tool and offer data collection training. In addition, we will send you summaries of data collected elsewhere, so you can benchmark your community's results against others. Lastly, we will host monthly collaboration meetings for all sites to compare data collecting strategies

Although vaccines are becoming more available, the risk of transmission is greater than ever, particularly with new variants. Face coverings and physical distancing are vital components of the ongoing strategy to control the spread of COVID-19. It has been estimated that at least 80% compliance is needed to reduce the spread of disease and associated mortality. We believe that this collaborative effort will be critical to local health departments, elected officials, and residents to better inform efforts in controlling the pandemic.

Please let us know if you are interested joining us. All our tools and preliminary data are posted on our website https://www.kp-scalresearch.org/somad/ 

 

Thank you for your consideration.

Contact:

 

Deborah A. Cohen, MD, MPH

Research Scientist

Kaiser Permanente Research and Evaluation

100 S Los Robles

Pasadena, CA 91101

626 564 7705

 

Deborah.A.Cohen@kp.org

Are you currently pursuing or have you recently completed your advanced degree (Master’s, PhD, JD)? Are you interested in an exciting and rewarding career in public service, and are you ready to lead in confronting the nation’s challenges in public health, national security, environment, education, and more? Learn about the 2022 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. If you’ve ever even considered federal employment, this is a program you need to know about.

PMF is the Federal government’s flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The two-year fellowship offers full salary, benefits, and leadership training to develop a cadre of future government leaders. Advanced degree candidates from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

 Upcoming Class of 2022 graduates are encouraged to get ahead of the game by learning about the national program now. The PMF program application opens every Fall (right when school is starting). Learn more about the program now so that you are prepared to compile a competitive application next fall. Graduates with a graduation date between October  2019 and August 2022 are eligible to apply for the 2022 PMF cycle.

Join our informational webinar for prospective applicants on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (PST). The webinar is hosted in cooperation with the University of Washington Evan School of Public Policy & Governance, and will provide a general overview of the PMF Program, details about the 2022 application cycle, and allow for any questions.

 Register here: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdumhrzItGtNs6MBgH0aYSrInFtyt7ifb

 

 

 

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research and Program for Research on Black Americans

PROGRAM FACULTY: Lisa Wexler, Robert Joseph Taylor, Khari Brown, Amanda Woodward
Program held in conjunction with the Mentoring Workshop for Doctoral Students who are committed to conducting African American research.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:
❖ Identify and mentor doctoral students of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting American Indian/Alaska Native research.
❖ Provide participants with training on the publication process, interviewing for tenure track jobs, grant writing and how to overall negotiate the academy.

WORKSHOP PROCESS
❖ Work on professional development with faculty in small groups
❖ Network with doctoral students working in AI/AN research from across the country

ELIGIBILITY:
❖ Doctoral program graduate students

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply by providing electronic copies of the following materials:
❖ A letter concisely describing your research plans with details about your current level of preparation for a research career. Please describe how participation in this workshop would contribute to your research career (2-page limit).
❖ Current curriculum vitae.
❖ The name, phone number and email of a person who can comment on your research potential.
❖ One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g., dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper).


Only applications in Arial 11-point font or larger will be accepted. All applications should be in a single PDF file and submitted using the Qualtrics online submission tool by using this link:

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_23vC6eDJ9tPb1NI


Questions should be submitted to Dr. Deborah Robinson, Faculty Administrative Coordinator, Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, drdrobin@umich.edu.

 

Virtual 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Doctoral Students who conduct American Indian/Alaska Native Research.

Dates: June 2-4, 2021

Application deadline:  Monday, May 3, 2021.

This workshop emphasizes training in numerous areas including: 1) publishing in peer review journals, 2) writing grant proposals to the NIH, 3) the tenure process, 4) ethical conduct of research, 5) successful mentoring and collaborative relationships, and, most importantly, 6) how to navigate the academy.

The workshop is Virtual and will take place June 2-4, 2020. 

This workshop is for doctoral students. The primary objectives are on research skill enhancement, career mentoring, and professional development.

The majority of the professional development will take place with faculty in small groups. 

 

UW Study Abroad has extended its Summer 2021 deadline to May 1st for the Virtual Global Engagement programs and Virtual International Internship Program! While you may not be able to go abroad, virtual programs allow you to gain meaningful international experience, develop real-world, practical skills, and get UW academic credit at a low cost. 

 

Our newly added partner, Omprakash collaborates with grassroots social impact organizations spanning 50 countries in fields including education, public health, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, law, human rights advocacy, migration, and more. 150+ virtual internships are currently available across the Omprakash network. 

  • Cost: $500 + $460 (UW Study Abroad Administrative Fee)
  • Credits: 0-12 UW academic credits
  • Info Sessions:

 LEARN MORE HERE >>

 UW Study Abroad has launched Virtual Global Engagement programs for summer 2021. Virtual Global Engagement programs are an engaging way to earn credit and find community this summer - and are very cost effective compared to general tuition costs! In particular, Public Health London,  and Public Health Rwanda virtual programs are a great fit for students in Public Health. 

  • Public Health Rwanda: Community Health Research & Health Care Delivery - Lessons from Rwanda & the United States: Explore the UK’s healthcare system and history of systemic racism, and compare the UK response to COVID-19 to the U.S. approach.
  • Public Health London: Dark Empire - Race, Health and Society in Britain: Engage with faculty and students from the University of Rwanda and learn about health care delivery and community health needs.

 LEARN MORE HERE >>

Does a healthy diet reduce pain in individuals with endometriosis?

 

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)

Study participants will be asked to:

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

Eligibility:

  • Female
  • Age range: 18-45
  • Premenopausal
  • Not pregnant


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

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research and Program for Research on Black Americans
Virtual 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop for PhD Students focusing on Latinx Research


The MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop is funded by the National Institute on Aging, P30 AG015281.


June 2-4, 2021
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021


PROGRAM FACULTY: David Cordova, Robert Joseph Taylor, Khari Brown, Amanda Woodward
Program held in conjunction with the Mentoring Workshop for Doctoral Students who are committed to conducting African American research.


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:
❖ Identify and mentor doctoral students of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting Latinx research.
❖ Provide participants with training on the publication process, interviewing for tenure track jobs, grant writing and how to overall negotiate the academy.
WORKSHOP PROCESS
❖ Work on professional development with faculty in small groups
❖ Network with doctoral students working in Latinx research from across the country

ELIGIBILITY:
❖ Doctoral program graduate students

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply by providing electronic copies of the following materials:
❖ A letter concisely describing your research plans with details about your current level of preparation for a research career. Please describe how participation in this workshop would contribute to your research career (2-page limit).
❖ Current curriculum vitae.
❖ The name, phone number and email of a person who can comment on your research potential.
❖ One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g., dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper).

Only applications in Arial 11-point font or larger will be accepted. All applications should be in a single PDF file and submitted using the Qualtrics online submission tool by using this link:
https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8p7bxJHPAdbWHQ2


Questions should be submitted to Dr. Deborah Robinson, Faculty Administrative Coordinator, Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, drdrobin@umich.edu.

Attention faculty, staff, graduate students & community members!

Join us on April 29 & 30, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM for a two-part workshop.

PART 1: FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION

PART 2: BECOMING AN ALLY/ADVOCATE

Undocu Ally Trainings are designed to develop a better understanding of the challenges undocumented students face on college campuses as well as an awareness of laws and policies that impact undocumented students and their families.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:

Monday, April 26, 2021

 

Deadline to Register: Monday, 4/26

https://forms.gle/sVLbk5iFoMTvFihb9 

 

EMAIL: UNDOCU@UW.EDU

RSVP Today!

Part I: General information Session (3 – 4 pm)

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits and more
  • Finding a faculty mentor and project
  • Application components
  • Process/timeline
  • Additional resources

Part II: Career-level Breakout Session (4 – 4:30 pm)
Learn how to customize your application for undergraduate, graduate students, post-docs and faculty

Part III: Faculty Meet-n-Greet Session (4:30 – 5 pm)

Informally meet faculty with eligible grants, learn about their projects and discuss potential supplemental projects

 

Who should attend?

 

This virtual workshop is intended for eligible undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early career faculty. For graduate students, post-docs and faculty, supplements are intended to support the transition into independent research careers. For undergraduate students, supplements are intended to provide a hands-on research experience.

 

What are Diversity Supplements?

 

Diversity Supplements are administrative grants that tie into existing NIH grants held by faculty. They directly align with the UW Diversity Blueprint, increasing a diverse student body and future workforce. Supplements provide up to five years of funding for research, professional development and academic support (i.e., tuition, stipend and health insurance).

 

Who is eligible to apply for NIH Diversity Supplements?

 

Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S. and individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551) that meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria: individuals from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

 

The Inclusive Leadership Conference invites attendees to learn how we can think about leadership in new and different ways. Our speakers will teach you tools to use in the workplace to be a more inclusive leader, especially for trans and queer people, Black, Indigenous, people of color, women and people with disabilities.

The Conference is open to all who want to grow as more inclusive leaders. A leader is someone who positively influences a group toward an inspiring vision or goal: no title, or position is necessary to make a difference. Collectively, we need to expand our idea of who and what a leader is and should be. No cost to attend for city of Madison & Public Health Madison Dane County Employees. Non-city employees: $50 per day or $150 for the four-day conference series.

The city of Madison involved those who are most impacted by exclusionary practices in the decision making for this conference. Learn more about this event.

 

The Inclusive Leadership Conference invites attendees to learn how we can think about leadership in new and different ways. Our speakers will teach you tools to use in the workplace to be a more inclusive leader, especially for trans and queer people, Black, Indigenous, people of color, women and people with disabilities.

Who Should Attend

The Conference is open to all who want to grow as more inclusive leaders. A leader is someone who positively influences a group toward an inspiring vision or goal: no title, or position is necessary to make a difference. Collectively, we need to expand our idea of who and what a leader is and should be.

What You’ll Learn
  • Leadership development – Participate in interactive workshops to challenge your assumptions about leadership

  • Valuable insights – Learn from experts with life experience on how to face our own biases, address inequalities, and re-imagine inclusive workplaces

  • Tips and Proven Strategies –Strategies to practice and add to your toolkit

  • Connection – Engage with a diverse community and learn from shared personal and professional experiences

How We Designed the Conference

We involved those who are most impacted by exclusionary practices in the decision making for this conference. We did so by including employees who feel an affinity with the topic to choose the speakers for each day. We want to gather attendees to explore their own unique leadership and hold space for supporters/allies to learn in solidarity.

Live Online Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
May 26-27, 2021
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

 

For the safety and well-being of all our workshop participants, rather than returning to the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, as planned, we will be holding this Professional Grant Development workshop live online. It will include: the same length of instruction, interactive discussions, and one-on-ones with the instructor.

Participants will learn how to:

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

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

Register

Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive list of resources, workbook, and certificate of completion)
Rebate of $45.00 per person is given for two or more registrants from the same organization.

Can't make it?
This webinar will also take place
June 10-11, 2021

AcademyHealth and ISPOR Student Chapters will be hosting a series called “Non-Traditional Methods for Communicating Research”

Sometimes academia feels like yelling into an echo chamber—the same voices bouncing back. How do we learn from and communicate our findings more broadly to people and communities outside of academia and research? We will be bringing in experts to talk about their experience using policy briefs, social media, blogs, traditional news outlets, etc. to engage with non-academic audiences. Go here to : RSVP.

  • Monday, April 24 from 3-4:  The Audience Rules! How to think strategically about communicating research with Aaron Katz, CPH
  • Monday, May 10 from 3-4: How to Build and Utilize a Social Media Presence for Research, speakers to be confirmed
  • Monday, May 24 from 3-4: Writing for Impact: Policy and Science in Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications with Josh Liao, MD, MSc 

For questions, please email acadh@uw.edu

Interested in applying for a service position after graduation? Learn more about public health and food systems related service positions by reviewing the materials (including a recording!) from our 04/05 Local to Global Career Series event.  Brian Bartley (Peace Corps), Tiffany Dixon (Washington Service Corps), and Joscelyn Minton (Washington Service Corps) shared information about their organizations’ missions, provided examples of public health and food systems positions within their organizations, and answered questions from the audience.

Contact: ugnutr@uw.edu 

 

GET TRAINED We’re a nonprofit working to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that everyone deserves the resources to respond to, prevent, and intervene in instances of harassment. We provide both customized and free anti-harassment training experiences. Sign up for these upcoming Free Trainings.

www.ihollaback.org

 

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

We are Pup Support, an RSO who is seeking new leadership roles for our 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.

We encourage you to apply if you have any interest at all.

Important dates
April 12th: Application Open (Monday)
April 14th: Q&A Interest Event @4 PM (Wednesday)
April 21st: Application Close! (Wednesday)
April 23rd: Group Interview @ 8 PM (Friday)

APPLY NOW 
or at https://tinyurl.com/pupspring

For more information, please email pupsupport@uw.edu or contact us via Instagram @pupsupport if you have any questions or concerns. 

Participate in a Study on Disability Equity and Inclusion

 A research team from the UW Disability Studies Program, The D Center, and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is recruiting UW students, staff, and faculty who have a disability, physical or mental health condition, a chronic illness, or are d/Deaf to contribute to a research project on disability, equity, and inclusion on the UW campus. We are still recruiting individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). (IRB # STUDY00009838)

 You may be eligible if you:

  • Are 18 years or older.
  • Are a student, staff, or faculty member who attends or works at UW at least part-time.
  • Identify as having a disability, physical or mental health condition, chronic illness, or are d/Deaf.
  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC)

Participants will:

  • Attend a 60-90-minute virtual focus group or interview.
  • Discuss experiences of ableism or discrimination as well as allyship and community in academic and healthcare situations.
  • Receive a $30 electronic gift card for participating.

If you are interested in participating, contact us at uwdisabilityequity@uw.edu or visit our website at https://uwdisabilityequity.washington.edu/.

All study information will be kept confidential. CART, ASL or other access will be provided.  This study is funded by the UW CLIME competitive small grant program.

WORK AND HEALTH CERTIFICATE TRAINEESHIP

Student Funding Opportunity Available

APPLY FOR AN INTERDISCIPLINARY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINEESHIP TO ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY

This new traineeship offers an opportunity for UW graduate students in all disciplines and professions to explore and consider how dimensions and contexts of work influence the health and well-being of populations and can better inform their own disciplinary research or practice. Trainees will be offered knowledge and skills to address adverse employment and working conditions, as well as methods to protect and promote health among workers.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Trainees will complete two three-credit core courses, six credits of electives from a select list, and one three credit capstone project related to work health conditions.
  • Funded trainees will be required to attend the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training provided by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NWCOHS), with the exception of if their home degree program provides RCR training.
  • Funded trainees will also attend NWCOHS-sponsored seminars and continuing education (CE) courses.

Applications due May 1st to begin in fall of 2021.

Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact the program director, Jenny Tsai, at jennyt@uw.edu for details prior to completing their application.

The traineeship is able to offer a quarter of tuition to some applicants, distributed in the quarter of their capstone project. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be current UW graduate students eligible to receive federal funding.

Find the application at nursing.uw.edu/programs/certificate/apeoh/. Please note you will fill out the Advanced Practice Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate application to apply to the traineeship.

 

The School of Public Health has just launched a new and important Strategic Plan Survey. Please complete it today!

 The five-year Strategic Plan launched July 2020. As we near the end of year one, we are conducting this survey to gather data on how things are going and inform our planning for year two milestones. Check out information about the Plan here.

 Complete the survey here. The survey will close on April 22.

 We need your input to help with planning, assessment, and communications. It takes only a few minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous. Any questions about the survey or the strategic plan can be directed to Kimberly Hay, Manager of Strategic Initiatives: kfs3903@uw.edu.

Visit the 2021 Virtual Health and Wellness Festival (April 1 – April 30)!  

Website: www.healthandwellnessfestival.org

Our organization is excited to be an exhibitor at this Health and Wellness Festival in honor of Minority Health Awareness Month. The purpose is to raise awareness and address health disparities that continue to affect underserved populations.

Make connections. Win prizes!

Contact: Dillon B. van Rensburg, CHES

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Community Health Educator for Rural Populations,

Office of Community Outreach & Engagement
Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
C: 425.318.5192 | F: 206.667.5977

dvanrens@fredhutch.org 

 

With Tax Day around the corner, many employees are looking for tax help. As a reminder, neither the ISC, nor your HR or payroll administrators, can provide tax advice. However, employees with household incomes below $66,000 – including international students – are eligible for free tax preparation services through the United Way of King County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, VITA services are all online this year.

VITA Services Offered at the UW

IRS-certified UW Master’s in Taxation students are offering VITA services to eligible individuals now through April 15, 2021. Services are available three days a week:

  • Mondays, 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm

Please note: UW VITA appointments will be limited during Spring Break, March 22-26.

For more details, including how to sign up for appointments, visit the UW VITA page.

VITA Services Offered Throughout Seattle

If the UW dates or times don’t work for you, you can still find free professional tax help – as well as tax preparation services in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Russian, Amharic or other languages – on the United Way’s Free Tax Help page.

You may join our "SPH COVID-19" listserv hosted by the Dean's office for the latest updates for covid-19 volunteer opportunities within Seattle and the greater Seattle area.

Please send an email with your name and email address to Renee at sphsas@uw.edu

NOTE: If you have already signed up for SPH notifications you do not need to submit a new submission.

Happy National Public Health Week!

Today's theme is Strengthening Community

Public health funding is on the table RIGHT NOW in the WA State Legislature. Contact your State Representatives and Senator to let them know that for strong and resilient communities, public health must be fully funded and that funding must be ongoing.

Talking Points:

  • The pandemic has reinforced the fact that you can’t starve the public health system for a generation and then be surprised when it struggles to cope with a global crisis.
  • Public health is better able to meet its mission with ongoing rather than one-time funding. One-time funding makes it difficult to make long term investments in programs, infrastructure, and staff in order to make real and lasting impact.
  • The pandemic has shown us how critical public health services are for everybody.
  • Our public health system needs $225 million per year to fully fund Foundational Public Health Services per the Foundational Public Health Services Report to the Legislature (2020).
  • Public health funding must be predictable and sufficient so that it is not only prepared for the next crisis or outbreak, but better equipped to prevent them in the first place.

Review our Engage Your Legislator Toolkit for tips and links on how to contact your legislator. Use our talking points or your own and communicate via email, phone, or schedule a virtual meeting. If you are a public employee, please work with your supervisor to see how best to represent your agency and/or do your advocacy outreach as a constituent after hours and from personal devices.

 If you haven't done so yet, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram as Washington State Public Health Association and/or Public Health is Essential!

 Are you a current WSPHA member? WSPHA relies on membership dues to support some of our advocacy and legislative education efforts. Please consider joining or renewing your membership with WSPHA today!

ReThink is a Foster RSO interested in exploring the intersection of business, sustainability, and
technology. To help compensate for the lack of education in this area, we created the
Sustainability Upheld in Business (SUB) Initiative to develop a centralized, web-based platform
to identify and promote small, sustainable businesses. We will be providing
environmentally-conscious individuals with the necessary tools to discover new, eco-friendly
alternatives. Our goal is to increase sustainable consumption, thereby enabling companies to
adopt green practices.


Now in our second quarter, we are looking for more students to join our team in the following
positions: developer, designer, researcher, or business development/communications.


Commitment: 5 hours per week for one-quarter w/ possible extensions
Location: Remote

Learn more about the different positions at bit.ly/rethink-sub-about.
Apply at bit.ly/rethink-sub-app (accepting applications on a rolling basis).
Any questions can be directed to subinitiative@gmail.com