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The application cycle for the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team is now open to all graduate students across the School of Public Health! The SEAL Team provides students with experience in applied epidemiology through methods training and field assignments at public health practice agencies (e.g., state and local health departments).

 Graduate students in any department in the School of Public Health who will not graduate before Fall 2020 are eligible to apply. Accepted students enroll in a two credit Field Epidemiology course (EPI 594) in Winter 2020, Surveillance Systems and Decision Making in Public Health (EPI 506) in Spring 2020, and again in Field Epidemiology (EPI 594) in Fall 2020. SEALs are also expected to complete one or more field assignments each quarter, beginning in Spring 2020.

 Students will have the option of registering for 1 credit during Summer quarter, but they can remain on the SEAL Team without registering for credits. Students, regardless of summer registration, will still be responsible for field assignments during the summer quarter. In Winter quarter, the SEAL Team will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:20. You must be available to register for EPI 594 and EPI 506 to be eligible for the SEAL team.

 A copy of the application is attached to this message.  Please visit the SEAL Team web page for more information!

 Applications will be accepted no later than Friday, 10/25/19, at 11:59pm.

 For questions about the application process, please email SEAL Team Director, Dr. Janet Baseman ( Questions about the SEAL Team itself can be sent to SEAL Team RA, Anne Massey (

RE: Graduate Students


Are you interested in exploring ethical questions within your field of graduate study? Are you interested in exploring ethical questions within your field of graduate study? The Graduate Certificate in Ethics (offered by the Program on Ethics in the Department of Philosophy) is designed for students in all disciplines and can be customized to complement your primary graduate degree program (see attached flyer for summary).

Graduate Certificate in Ethics

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

Requirements Summary

Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Washington in order to apply to the certificate program and must complete the certificate alongside their primary degree program. Certificate students will choose a Certificate adviser from among the Core Faculty of the Program on Ethics and will complete at least 15 credits, including:

  • One core course (5 credits) – either ETHICS 511: Ethics Matters (offered Winter 2020) or ETHICS 512: Justice Matters (offered Winter 2021)
  • At least 8 additional graduate-level credits in values-laden coursework related to your primary area of study (to be chosen in coordination with your certificate adviser) – Note: core courses of your primary degree program may not be used toward graduate certificates, but up to 6 credits of elective credits may overlap.
  • ETHICS 513: Capstone Workshop (2 credits) – offered each spring quarter, to be taken once all other requirements are completed

We welcome applications to the Graduate Certificate in Ethics from graduate student across the university community.

ETHICS 511: Ethics Matters (Winter 2020)

This course aims to introduce graduate and professional students from a wide range of backgrounds to some common ethical questions and to provide a basic philosophical framework for thinking about related issues that arise within their own disciplines or fields.

Core courses are offered once a year, typically in Winter quarter, alternating years between ETHICS 511 and ETHICS 512, so now is a perfect time to plan on working ETHICS 511 into your Winter 2020 schedule if you’re interested in exploring the certificate program. Students may take ETHICS 511 as a stand-alone course or as part of the certificate program. You may choose to apply to the certificate program after taking the core course if you wish and may count it retroactively.


Please contact me, Britta Anson ( or the Certificate Director Stephen Gardiner ( if you have questions or are interested in certificate program.


 Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?

 The Department of Health Services invites you to attend one of our “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?” sessions –

 Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?

Date/Time: October 10, 2019; 5:30-7:30pm

Location: UW Seattle campus, SOCC 303

Event Description: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, and MS programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

RSVP link:


Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?

Date/Time: November 21, 2019; 5:30-7:30pm

Location: UW Bothell campus, UW1-280

Event Description: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, and MS programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

RSVP link:

The Husky Leadership Initiative is currently seeking mentors for the 2020 Husky Leadership Certificate Program. Please read the email below for more information. We’d love to have you join us! 

"I enjoyed the connection with a student who I would not meet in any other setting and getting to know what his interests are, how he views his Husky Experience. It helped me to think about my role as a mentor, a supervisor, and a member of the UW community.” –Former HLC Mentor

Are you interested in engaging with students and supporting them as they reflect on their own leadership development? Consider becoming a Husky Leadership Certificate Mentor! The Husky Leadership Initiative is currently seeking at least 150 UW faculty, staff, and community members to serve as mentors for the 2019-2020 Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC) cohort. The goal of the Husky Leadership Certificate is to engage students in a process of critical reflection on their leadership development and accomplishments.

As a mentor, you will be matched with a current UW student (junior or senior) and will support them as they create an online leadership portfolio from January 2020 through May 2020. Through the creation of the e-portfolio, students will articulate and demonstrate their leadership learning and development while reflecting upon their various curricular and co-curricular experiences. Feedback from former Husky Leadership Certificate students highlight the great value and positive impact of the mentoring relationship.

For more information about the Husky Leadership Certificate program, please visit our website. To serve as a mentor, please submit the HLC mentor interest form by Friday, October 25.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We will follow up in November about our new mentor orientation and in December about our mentor/mentee matching process.

Thank you very much for considering this opportunity and for your ongoing support of UW student leadership development.


Undergraduate Academic Affairs/University of Washington


Do you want to become a better leader? Would you like to network with professionals at the forefront compassionate leadership?

If so, you should attend The Compassionate Leadership Summit coming to the UW HUB on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. This is a 2-day event, bringing together regional leaders from across sectors to explore how we might bring compassion and mindfulness more effectively into organizations and communities.

The Summit represents a remarkable opportunity to interact with thought-leaders and innovators in the work of creating a more compassionate society, in business, education, healthcare, government, and non-profits.

The UW has a limited number of complimentary 1 or 2-day tickets to give out worth up to $400. If you are interested, please complete the Ticket Application below.

Here is a link to read more about the summit:

Attached is the narrative arc to learn more about the topics.

Ticket Application:

Application deadline:  Friday, October 11 @ 5 p.m.

Questions? Email Megan Kennedy ( or Fran Lo (

The Pardee RAND Graduate School is a selective, multidisciplinary doctoral program with a focus on policy analysis and the ways it can shape our world.

We offer a full-time Ph.D. program in policy analysis — the first and largest of its kind in the country. And we're backed by the brainpower and resources of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.

Each year, we welcome 25 exceptional students who come from diverse personal and academic backgrounds, with about a third of students coming from outside the U.S.

Choose Your Focus

Policy analysts need to be able to work with and understand colleagues across a range of areas of expertise. Pardee RAND offers three streams of policy engagement. In your application, you will choose the stream that best fits your interests:

  1. Research, Analysis, and Design: mastering analytic tools and methods for addressing complex policy problems
  2. Community-Partnered Policy and Action: partnering with and working in communities to effect real and sustainable change
  3. Technology Applications and Implications: creating technology-focused solutions to policy problems and understanding the societal implications of changing technology

Financial Benefits

Pardee RAND's program enables students to cover their tuition while receiving a consistent stipend for living expenses each year and graduate debt-free.

Doctoral students receive:

  • A full-tuition scholarship for the first year, partial scholarship in the second year, and reduced tuition thereafter
  • A research fellowship earned by working on RAND projects of the student's choice
  • Generous health insurance and other benefits, including paid parental leave
  • Support for conference attendance and travel
  • Competitively awarded internal dissertation funding


Applicants must:

  • Be available to participate in our full-time combined research-and-study program at RAND's headquarters in Santa Monica, California
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree; an advanced degree and/or some work experience is desired
  • Demonstrate strong quantitative skills; all majors and disciplines are welcome

Application Deadline: January 7, 2020, learn more and apply:


Register for an Admissions Event:



On Campus (Santa Monica, CA)

October 5, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.-noon PDT


October 8, 2019 – 8:00-9:00 a.m. PDT (local/Santa Monica)

RAND Washington Office (Arlington, VA)

October 29, 2019 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

On Campus (Santa Monica, CA)

November 4, 2019 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. PST


November 19, 2019 – 5:00-6:00 p.m. PST (local/Santa Monica)



 Does your graduate or professional department have a student-run group representing LGBTQ+ students? Out in Public, a group of students representing LGBTQ+ students within the Evans School is working on relaunching Rainbow Grads. Rainbow Grads is an interdisciplinary coalition of student-run groups across UW designed to identify issues LGBTQ+ students are facing at the university level, provide a space for community, and co-program across departments. If your department has a group that would fit well into the structure of Rainbow Grads, please reach out to Matt McKeown at  

Fall 2019 - Scholars’ Studio Open Call for Proposals
Proposals due: Friday, November 1
Event: November 21, 4 - 5:30 pm
Research Commons, Seattle campus

Send questions to Madeline Mundt at

 Open call to all graduate students from all disciplines and from across tri-campus!

Apply here:

Are you a graduate student who wants to communicate your capstone, research, or pedagogy to a wider audience? Would you like to get feedback about your presentation style from a large group of smart, supportive, and interdisciplinary people? Like a famous comedian, would you like to test your material in front of a big audience and see if it works?

If your answers are “Yes! Yes! YES!” then Graduate Core Programs and the UW Libraries invite you to apply for Scholars’ Studio. Scholars’ Studio is a fun, low stakes, supportive event in which you present your research in a vivid 5-minute lightning talk to 60-100 UW community members.

Grad students have participated in Scholars’ Studio for these reasons:

- To work on communicating their capstone project, research or pedagogy to a wider audience
- To focus the message of their research and hone their elevator pitch
- To enliven their presentations with storytelling elements
- To learn skills that are crucial for conference presentations and the job market
- To have pure fun and find community

No previous experience with giving presentations is necessary. The only requirement is a desire to speak about your fantastic work.

Call for Proposals flyer:

Digital slide for social media:

We have two information sessions next week where future change-makers, policy crafters and international affairs enthusiasts can learn more about scholarship opportunities to support their career goals. 


Public Service & Leadership Scholarship Information Session

  • Learn more about scholarships to support you as you work to make a different in the world through public service! We’ll focus on the Truman Scholarship, a $30,000 award for future leaders in public service and the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, a $7,000 award for students committed to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
  • Thursday | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. |MGH 181
  • Let us know you plan to attend!


Scholarships for International Affairs, Human Rights & Public Policy

  • Learn about fellowship programs for this summer and grad school! We'll discuss free summer programs in International Affairs, Human rights & Public Policy that take place in the United States and abroad.
  • Thursday | October 10 | 4:30 p.m. | MGH 171
  • Let us know you plan to attend!

As part of its Student Engagement Initiative, the Latino Center for Health has an outstanding opportunity to sponsor up to three graduate students in the Health Sciences to attend the 14th Annual Latino Health Forum presented by Sea Mar Community Health Centers on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. This year's theme is Resilience in the Latino Community: Uniting Our Voice to Improve Latino Wellbeing.

 The Latino Center for Health provides leadership to promote the health and wellbeing of Latinxs. We do this by building capacity to support culturally responsive research and shaping the next generation of leaders equipped to respond to current and emerging health issues facing diverse Latinx communities in the state and region.

 Specifically with this effort, we aim to offer graduate students in the Health Sciences the opportunity to join us at this year's Latino Health Forum to participate in open dialogue on current topics affecting the health of Latinxs; to network with practitioners, researchers, and community activists; and to gain valuable resources and skills towards shaping health policy and greater health equity for Latinx communities in the Pacific Northwest region.

 If you are interested in being sponsored to attend the forum, please fill out the attached short application and send it to by Monday, October 14th. The application includes an information sheet and a 250-word-or-less essay. We will announce the sponsorship recipients by Wednesday, October 23rd.

 For more information on the Latino Health Forum, please visit their website:

 If you have questions, please contact:

Mikaela Freundlich Zubiaga, MPH (Pronouns: she/they)

Program Coordinator

Latino Center for Health

George F. Russell, Jr. Hall

1414 NE 42nd St, Suite 201, Seattle, WA

Phone: 206-685-7899 /

Building Community Through Food and Storytelling

Call for recipes from UW students, staff and faculty on all campuses!

 What is one food or food dish that represents your identity? How does this food item embrace and/or showcase who you are? Created by students for the Husky community, the Husky Cookbook is a collection of recipes and food stories gathered from UW students, staff, and faculty. The project aims to unite members across the broader UW community through food and their stories told through food.

 Not only is food a way to break barriers and build relationships, but it’s also a way in which stories of culture and traditions are shared. Through print and online mediums, this Husky Cookbook aims to showcase the diverse members of our UW community, foster a sense of community by encouraging dialogue on how our identities are shaped by food traditions and culture, and promote cooking and sharing of meals.

 Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram to stay up to date on the project and for details about our Cookbook Launch Event in the Spring!

 Eligibility: UW student (undergraduate, graduate or professional), faculty and staff from all campuses are encouraged to apply.

 Steps to Submit to the Husky Cookbook:

  • Choose one food item/dish that highlights and showcases your identity; this is open to your interpretation (your cultural identity, upbringing/background, preferences/values, etc.).
  • Submit a clear, accurate and reproducible recipe of the food item/dish. Original and/or family recipes are welcomed, but not mandatory. If you find a recipe online or in a printed source, please provide a reference.
  • Submit a 100 to 150-word response that addresses how the food item/dish represents your identity. This is a creative writing response. Please let your voice shine through!

    If you have any questions about the project and/or application, please email: or message us on Facebook.

    Application Dates:
  • Applications open:  October 1st, 2019
  • Applications close:  November 1st, 2019, 5pm
  • Selected recipes and food stories will be featured in the Husky Cookbook (printed and distributed). Participants will be notified via email if selected.
  • All submitted recipes and food stories will be featured online.

    Submit Your Recipe and Food Story Here:

    All participants who submit a recipe and food story will be entered into a drawing for one of several Amazon gift cards!

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad.

Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. The amount of funding awarded will be based on conference location, with typical awards being up to $300 for conferences in North America and $500 for international conferences.


UW graduate and professional students currently enrolled and in good academic standing may apply for this travel grant. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is mandatory and proof of acceptance is required with this application (see below).

Students must apply for this grant during the term in which the conference event will occur. Applications for conferences that have already occurred will not be accepted. Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the application deadline, and only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted. Though students may apply only once per conference event, students may apply as many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. Students may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For specific questions about the travel grants, please email

We in the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Practice, and Research, in partnership with faculty and staff across health sciences and the community have put together a variety of offerings over the course of the 2019-20 school year! The Autumn Quarter will feature:

Bodemer Interprofessional Ethics Lab: Ethics in Caring for the Incarcerated Patient

October 16, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Interprofessional Team-Based Care of Patients with Chronic Pain who Use Opioids

November 1, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

 Collaborative Approaches to Caring for Veterans

November 15, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

 For more information about these and all sessions, and to register for iPALS sessions, please visit our Student Portal’s In the Classroom webpage.

 Sessions are first-come-first-served. If you have a requirement to attend an iPALS session, you must register yourself; your program administrators can not register you. If registered, you’ll receive information from me 1-2 weeks before the session to confirm.

 All sessions will be in South Campus Center room 316 unless otherwise noted.

 If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask!


Rachel Lazzar, MSW

(she/her pronouns)

Program Operations – CHSIE

UW Center for Health Sciences

Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice

Magnuson Health Sciences E-305



The application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now open, and the Graduate Fellowships Office is here to help applicants.  Please forward this message to graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.


We can help by reading statements (for organization, grammar and style—applicants should ask faculty adviser(s) to read statements for feedback on the content) and by offering application tips in individual appointments and information sessions.  All applicants should carefully read the GRFP Program Solicitation available with the application at:


The UW Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships Offices are offering the following online sessions for applicants:


Wednesday, Oct 2, 4:30-5:30 PM


Access the sessions at:

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +16699006833, 978501298# or +16468769923, 978501298#

Or Telephone:

            US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923

    Webinar ID: 978 501 298

    International numbers available:


Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at or using the phone number or scheduler below.



Assistant Director, Office of Fellowships & Awards

The Graduate School, University of Washington

Communications 035A

Box 353770

Seattle, WA  98195-3770


Schedule  an appointment


Are you interested to learn more about the role of power, oppression and identity in leadership?PUBPOL 598D Leadership and Equity 1-credit course has space available!

 Leadership and Equity: Leading Self and Leading with Others (PUBPOL 598D)

 Course description: The workshop will be an interactive series of three sessions focused on leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion. Students can expect to: develop a shared understanding of key definitions of diversity, equity and inclusion; examine dominant culture habits and how they show up in our leadership and in our work; engage in relationship building and cultural identity storytelling; and practice strategies (inquiry, empathy, giving feedback, naming an issue) that support communicating across differences of culture, social identity, power and privilege.  

 The workshop will meet on three Fridays in Autumn 2019 (11:30 am to 2:30 pm on November 1, November 8 and November 15).  

 You can find the course listed in our Autumn 2019 Time Schedule. For students with any challenges registering for the course, please reach out to our team at

AUT 2019 COURSE ENROLLMENT: MED 565 The Healer’s Art

A fall elective for all levels of clinical students encouraging health, wholeness and happiness.

Class meets on five Tuesday nights, 6-9 PM, during fall 2019 term: Oct 1, 15, 22, 29, and Nov 5

South Campus Center, Room 303

Grade: 1 credit; CR/NC

To Sign UP: email Mick Storck, MD:; or call 206.290.1447

BE 498 F | 598 F Cities on Screen is a 1-credit film series and seminar in the College of the Built Environment that offers design and planning students and other UW community members interested in the relationship of cinema and the city an opportunity to:

  • view feature films in their entirety
  • read authors who cogently help frame and give new perspectives on what we watch
  • discuss cinema and how it influences our perception and experience of the built environment.

The course meets alternate Friday afternoons starting Friday, September 27 from 3:30-5:50 PM in Gould 322 and is open to undergraduates and graduates in CBE and university-wide.

Film offers insights into how we construct, represent, document and navigate our social and built environments. At the same time, the virtual space of cinema influences our thinking, and by extension, our experience and design of both complex ideas and real places.

This fall quarter 2019, we explore the theme of “Black and White,” which denotes a film process and an aesthetic, as well as connoting confident assertions of certainty and more fraught attributions of real or perceived Otherness. “Black and White” conjures binaries and blurring, of truth and deception, of good and evil, documentary and drama, identity and indignity, conformity and difference; and imparts meaning and metaphor in the cinematic city around issues of race, gender and the so-called Other. 



Neile Graham ... Program Operations Specialist
PhD in the Built Environment ...
Historic Preservation Program / Urban Design Program ...
University of Washington ... College of Built Environments
She/her/hers ... Office hours M-F till 2:00 PM
Gould 410L Box 355740 ... Seattle WA 98195-5740 ... 206-543-5996

BE 498 F | 598 F Cities on Screen is a 1-credit film series and seminar in the College of the Built Environment that offers design and planning students and other UW community members interested in the relationship of cinema and the city an opportunity to:

  • view feature films in their entirety
  • read authors who cogently help frame and give new perspectives on what we watch
  • discuss cinema and how it influences our perception and experience of the built environment.

The course meets alternate Friday afternoons starting Friday, September 27 from 3:30-5:50 PM in Gould 322 and is open to undergraduates and graduates in CBE and university-wide.

Film offers insights into how we construct, represent, document and navigate our social and built environments. At the same time, the virtual space of cinema influences our thinking, and by extension, our experience and design of both complex ideas and real places.

This fall quarter 2019, we explore the theme of “Black and White,” which denotes a film process and an aesthetic, as well as connoting confident assertions of certainty and more fraught attributions of real or perceived Otherness. “Black and White” conjures binaries and blurring, of truth and deception, of good and evil, documentary and drama, identity and indignity, conformity and difference; and imparts meaning and metaphor in the cinematic city around issues of race, gender and the so-called Other. 



Neile Graham ... Program Operations Specialist
PhD in the Built Environment ...
Historic Preservation Program / Urban Design Program ...
University of Washington ... College of Built Environments
She/her/hers ... Office hours M-F till 2:00 PM
Gould 410L Box 355740 ... Seattle WA 98195-5740 ... 206-543-5996

A community-based participatory research project featuring photographs, stories,
and data from people experiencing homelessness in Seattle on how the bonds with
their animals act as both a benefit and a barrier in their lives.
A collaboration between the University of Washington's Center for One Health
Research, School of Law, School of Social Work, and School of Nursing, this project
focuses on the interdependent health and social needs of people experiencing
homelessness and their animals in order to close service delivery gaps and help
create policy and legal reform solutions.


Monday Oct. 7, 2019: Occidental Square
Thursday Oct. 10, 2019: Cal Anderson Park
Sunday Oct. 13, 2019: Ballard

The entire Unite UW quarterly program consists of about 90 participants and facilitators combined. We spend kick-off, the retreat, closing night, and several events together. Unite UW is split into three programs per quarter: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Each program has about 30 students and is characterized by a unique atmosphere developed by its program leader, facilitators, and participants, but every program has similar core events. Once accepted, you may choose which day you would like to meet depending on your schedule, but you must meet on the same day every week throughout the quarter. Programs meet once a week from 5:30PM to 7:30PM on their designated day. ach program is split into between four to six groups, consisting of approximately four to seven members. Groups are tight-knit and have many adventures together! Each group is led by a student facilitator who plans events for the group once a week outside the regular program meeting.


Apply here:

View program info here:

Calling both undergraduate and graduate/professional students to apply for the 2019-20 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC).


HESAC directs the Husky Seed Fund. Created by students for students the program brings to life innovative ideas that are inclusive, impactful and inventive. Following on the success of last year’s winners, Fleur Anteau’s, Madeline Bennett’s, Audrey Immel’s, Alice Ranjan’s and Gal Snir’s Capillaries Journal and Regan Gong’s and Taylor Halverson’s One of Many, the council will fund new projects and will oversee the current winners:


Please contact Katy DeRosier c/o

When: Saturday, October 12th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: UW Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Hogness Auditorium (room A420), 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Dear Racial Justice Community Leaders
You are invited to participate in the 2nd Washington State People of Color Legislative Summit (POCLS): A multicultural multiethnic gathering of leaders serving communities of color statewide, convening to identify and push for shared legislative priorities for the next legislative session.
The goal of the Summit is to achieve a unified People of Color (POC) community driven legislative agenda that all communities of color will collectively support, and to catalyze conversation and build relationships between different POC communities. This is not meant to pre-empt any individual com-munity’s legislative priorities.
This is a statewide summit with several separate meeting rooms sited at college campuses around the state, joined together using “Zoom” video confer-encing. Each site will have a lead facilitator and staff to provide support and ensure a productive conference. The locations are: Olympia, Bellingham, Everett, Renton, Seattle, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Yakima.
This is an advocacy event and not a lobbying event: UW employees must follow rules regarding lobbying
This event is open to all people, and while white allies may attend, it is a POC-centered space.
Sponsored by:
 House Members of Color Caucus
 Senate Members of Color Caucus

Since 1991, Entre Hermanos has been promoting the health and well-being of the Latino LGBTQ community by providing culturally appropriate services, resources, and education throughout Washington state. As a board member of Entre Hermanos, I thought of you as an ideal champion to support and further the amazing work of this organization.

 I wanted to invite you (and any other folks in your network) to join me in supporting the work of this organization by participating in our annual Dia de los Muertos Gala on Saturday, November 2. I would love to have you at my table, you’re welcome to come celebrate with me by purchasing an individual ticket(s).

 Each year, this event builds community by gathering friends, honoring the legacies of beloved dead, and empowers the ongoing work in the LGBTQ community. This is a very fun event and a great opportunity to further engage with community leaders and activists. Ticket price includes a three-course dinner over an evening program with performances, silent and live auctions, and speakers.

 On behalf of Entre Hermanos, we would greatly appreciate your support and sponsorship. Feel free to reach out to me personally, if you have any questions or wish to discuss other potential opportunities for collaboration.

Friday, September 27, 2019
University of Washington
South Campus Center, Room 316
1601 NE Columbia Road

Seattle, WA 98195





 REMINDER – Sign-up for this course and learn how to make a difference in your community!

 To all students interested in health equity and social justice:

  • Do you see things in the communities you work with and/or are a part of that you wish were different?
  • Do you want to help change the systems that produce health disparities?
  • Are you ready to take action?

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

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

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

 Course details:

 UCONJ 624

  • Fall quarter 2019
  • Mondays 5:30-7:20pm
  • Classroom: TBD

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

URBDP 585 Introduction to Historic Preservation
Autumn Quarter
3 credits
Mondays & Wednesday 5:30 - 6:50 PM
Gould 440

Manish Chalana, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Urban Design and Planning; Adjunct Associated Professor in Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Director: Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation; and Co-Director: Center for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse (C-PAR).

This interdisciplinary course integrates historic preservation with a diverse set of disciplines and engages themes of livability, equity and sustainability. The class will explore the history and theory of historic preservation, changing nature of preservation practice, and current and future challenges the field faces. Historic Preservation in the United States has evolved dramatically over the last four decades from a rather narrow, generally Eurocentric enterprise focusing on high-style monumental architecture, to a more broad based approach to urban design, sustainability, livability and place-making. Today the field attempts integrating discipline as diverse as sociology, museology, geography, anthropology, ecology, landscape architecture and planning. From its patriotic and nostalgic roots the field has become more socially conscious and self-critical, signaling the dawn of a new era of theory and practice

See attachment or email Manish Chalana at for further information.

For information on the Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation see

The Institute, hosted by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR from October 2-4, 2019.

Key highlights of this unique program include:

  • Featured expert speakers and peer-to-peer insights
  • Sessions and panel presentations highlighting academic-clinical partnerships to improve IPE and collaborative practice
  • Advice on how to develop a customized approach to IPE and collaborative practice at your institution/organization
  • Welcoming reception and poster competition featuring the latest IPE trends, challenges, and ideas
  • Variety of networking opportunities, from discussions to group activities, to help foster relationships with education and practice colleagues from across the country

Designed for both academic and practice representatives, participants will gain insights from successful partnerships that demonstrate purposeful modeling to advance IPE and collaborative practice. 
Attendees are welcome in interprofessional teams or solo. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible. To view the program schedule and speakers, click here.
Should you have any questions about this event, contact Associate Director Shelley McKearney at or call (202) 463-6930 ext. 269

The ITHS KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development program provides the time, funding, mentorship, and training necessary to foster the early career development of clinical and translational researchers. The program is funded by the NIH and welcomes scholars from all health professions.

KL2 scholars are appointed for up to three years of support. The program encourages all types of clinical research, including patient-oriented research, translational research, small- and large-scale clinical investigation and trials, epidemiologic and natural history studies, health services research, and health behavior research.
Program Overview

The KL2 program is a career development program for early-career investigators sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The major components of the ITHS KL2 program are:


  • Protected research time: KL2 scholars must devote at least 9 person-months of full-time professional effort to pursuing their proposed KL2 research project and participating in programmatic activities. This requirement protects scholars’ research time and ensures they have the freedom to develop their research projects fully.
  • Salary support: The KL2 award covers a minimum of 75% of a scholar’s full-time salary up to $85,000/year. The award also covers benefits proportionally.
  • Research and career development funding: KL2 scholars will receive $25,000/year in research funds and up to $2,500/year to devote to travel to professional meetings and conferences.
  • Mentorship: KL2 scholars receive additional mentorship from KL2 faculty to complement their career development in translational research.
  • Interactive seminars: The program provides in-depth training on skills and competencies critical to conducting translational research. Over the course of a three-year appointment, scholars can expect to receive training in all of the  CTSA-designed Core Competencies for Translational Research. Seminars also include opportunities for scholars to hone their presentation and writing skills through Works-in-Progress talks and writing workshops.

Funding Available for 2019–20 Student Projects

The Northwest Public Health Training Center at NWCPHP 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 2019–20 school year. Funds will be distributed directly to students and are intended to help them defray living expenses during their hands-on training experience. Stipends are available for undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate, and doctoral students enrolled in public health, psychology, sociology, and social work degree programs.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through March 20, 2020 for projects that take place during the 2019–20 academic year. Students beginning projects in winter or spring quarter are encouraged to apply in the fall to secure a stipend as availability is limited.

Individuals interested in hosting a project or students interested in applying for a stipend, visit the Northwest Public Health Training Center or contact Gita Krishnaswamy for more details.

The Public Health-Global Health Major advising team is excited to announce that our application for admission opened today!  It can be found here.  The application closes on Friday, October 11, 2019.

 Interested students can learn more about the major through our website, by attending an information session, or by speaking with an adviser.  Drop-in advising hours will take place in the SPH Student Center, Raitt 229 during the following times throughout AUT 2019:

  • Monday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, 1:00pm-4:00pm (prospective transfer students)
  • Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm (9/27, 10/4, and 10/11 only)

Seattle International Day for Just Peace

September 21, 3-5pm potluck, 5:30-8:30pm panel discussion

Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church

Join us for a community event and panel discussion featuring experts from communities directly impacted by militarization, both at home and abroad. Come take part in conversations on critical topics of war and systemic violence, from the modernization of nuclear weapons and radiation poisoning, to criminalization and policing of communities, to resistance to US military bases abroad.

 Speakers include:

  • Aaron Dixon, Seattle Black Panther Party
  • Casierra Cruz, Independent Guahan Movement
  • Donna Denina, International Women's Alliance
  • Jiji Jally, Pacific Islander Health Board of WA
  • Marie Artap, Who is Boeing Bombing campaign


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 People's Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons

September 29, 2-4 pm

Town Hall Seattle

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition present a People’s Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons. This conversation will inform the public and elected officials about the damage and dangers of nuclear war, examining Washington’s nuclear arsenal and the role our state has in producing nuclear weapons. Hear testimony from people whose communities have been directly impacted by the long legacy of the nuclear weapons industry in Washington State. The People's Town Hall will culminate in the development of a resolution based on the testimony given, complete with recommendations for action needed by Congress to be delivered to both of Washington's senators.


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  People’s Town Hall - Delivery Action

October 1, 11am- 1pm, Federal Building Seattle

Join the monthly anti-war protest that Seattle Anti War Coalition has organized since the start of the Iraq War. They will host Washington Against Nuclear Weapons as we expose the connection between nuclear weapons and WA State, and present the results of the People’s Town Hall to WA Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. We will present recommendations for Congressional action on nuclear weapons policy, and make clear the urgent need for nuclear justice.


We will rally outside the Federal Building, address the public and share our testimonies, and then deliver the People’s Town Hall testimonies and resolution to the Senators' offices.

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Apply to be matched with a researcher in your field at any of the nine participating Institutions: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Caltech, University of Michigan, Harvard University, University of Washington, University of Texas at Austin, and Georgia Institute of Technology Underrepresented minority Ph.D. students and postdoc fellows are encouraged to apply. For questions regarding eligibility, please reach out to the GO-MAP Graduate Success & Awards Officer ( For more information on the program, visit: The Research Exchange is supported by the California AGEP Model to increase the success of underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows becoming faculty in Mathematics, Engineering and Physical and Computer Sciences (NSF award #1647273) and the participating institutions. *Ph.D. students or postdocs who are in the Mathematical, Physical and Computer Science and Engineering (MPCS&E) fields, belong to an underrepresented minority group (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/ Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander) and are US citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for NSF-AGEP funded visits. Awards will be made competitively.


Apply to be matched with a faculty host in your field of research at: research%20exchange-apply First priority consideration will be given if you apply by Sept. 1, 2019. APPLY THE PROGRAM The Research Exchange makes it easy for advanced graduate students and postdocs to undertake extended visits to research groups within the program at that critical stage when they are planning their next career move. The Research Exchange will match students and postdocs with faculty hosts in their area of research, and provide funding for them to visit a faculty host or research group of their choosing in order to share their work and ideas, learn new techniques and approaches, engage in collaborative discussions and innovation, and broaden their career opportunities. Visits are nominally expected to be of about oneweek duration, and travel and accommodation support of up to $1000 for travel within CA, $1,500 for inter-state travel will be provided.


ELIGIBILITY Ph.D. graduate students or postdocs from the nine participating institutions who are in the Mathematical, Physical and Computer Science and Engineering (MPCS&E) fields, belong to an underrepresented minority group (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/ Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander) and are US citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for NSF-AGEP funded visits. Requests to participate from students and postdocs at one of the nine participating institutions who do not meet all the criteria for NSF-AGEP funding may be considered. Please contact your the Research Exchange contacts at your own institution for more information.


The Research Exchange is an unprecedented collaboration among nine of our nation’s premier research institutions—California Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington.We are dedicated to the goal of achieving diversity at the highest levels of the scientific workforce. The scholars in this program aspire to and are being prepared for the most sought-after positions in academia and research in the Mathematical, Physical, and Computer sciences, and in Engineering (MPC&E). The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate is a NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-T.) Funding Sources: NSF 1647273. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. THE PROGRAM The Research Exchange makes it easy for advanced graduate students and postdocs to undertake extended visits to research groups within the program at that critical stage when they are planning their next career move. 


 In an effort to promote sustainable collaboration between Latino communities, both domestically and globally, and academic scholarship at the University of Washington, the Latino Center for Health offers a Student Travel Award Program. The program provides award amounts up to $1000, which covers conference registration and travel-related expenses for UW students presenting on a topic that addresses Latino health issues. Priority will be given to graduate students and primary authors, but others are encouraged to apply.

Application materials( and to reqeust material) should be emailed to by 5 pm PST on October 10th. .

This course examines the role of the U.S. Congress in shaping and driving U.S. foreign policy. Taught by a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a long-time House and Senate foreign affairs staffer, it explores both the statutory and political responsibilities through which elected representatives approach U.S. involvement abroad. Students will hone their skills in developing concise, compelling arguments on complex topics for both written and oral presentation. Course work will be largely driven by “mock Senate” floor debates, in which students will be required to confront notable foreign policy case studies from the perspective of their assigned roles as members of the U.S. Senate.

 JSIS 578 E (5cr)

Tu/Th 10:30a-12:20p

Instructors: Rep. Jim McDermott (retired) & Celes Eckerman

There are still some spaces available in JSIS 534 – Legal Foundations of World Order this autumn.

 This course examines the legal foundations of world security and stability in a time of dynamic change in international relations. Some believe that international law is a charade; governments comply with it only when convenient to do so, and disregard it whenever a contrary interest appears. But legal “norms” can still have a major impact on a wide range of economic, political and security matters. Topics will include the Just War Theory, International Humanitarian Law (the Law of Armed Conflict) and its application to modern warfare, humanitarian intervention, terrorism, nuclear weapons, suicide bombers and robotic warfare, international environmental law, climate change and the Law of the Sea.

 JSIS 534 B (5cr)

M/W 3:30-5:20p

Instructor: Rick Lorenz

CSTE is currently accepting applications for interested mentors and mentees for this program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to build relationships and foster shared learning among applied epidemiologists. The goal is to promote the exploration of career opportunities in state, local, territorial, and tribal agencies. A previous participant described their experience:

“The mentorship program was really valuable. I developed a great connection with my mentor and really felt that this was time well spent. I was able to think about my next career steps and reflect on my values and goals.”

CSTE membership is encouraged but not required to participate. The estimated time requirement for mentors and mentees is up to two hours per month.

Consider serving as a mentor: No previous mentorship experience is required, and it is an ideal opportunity for mid-level epidemiologists. Mentors are required to have at least five years of work experience. Click here to REGISTER for the Prospective Mentor Webinar on Wednesday, September 11, at 1:00 pm EDT. During this webinar, we will answer your questions and learn more about the Mentor’s role in our program.

Early career professionals can participate as mentees: Eligible mentees should be entry-level epidemiologists who have graduated within the last five years or current students.

Previous participants: Those who have previously participated in the program are eligible to apply again. If accepted, you will be matched with a new mentee or mentor; however, please note that there have been only minor changes to the program curriculum. 

Start your application today to participate in the 2019-2020 Mentorship Program. All applications are due by September 25, 2019. Please note that all applicants may not be accepted; space is limited based on the number of mentors that apply.

For specific questions about the Mentorship Program, please email Alyaa Altabbaa at

Homelessness is a significant public health challenge in the Los Angeles region. 

To address this issue, we are asking graduate students to form teams of 2-4 people and craft their innovative policy recommendations for our Crisis Management Case Challenge. Finalists will be invited to present their solutions before a panel of subject matter experts on November 7th in Los Angeles for a chance to win $2,000!


This event is co-sponsored by the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy's Global Engagement Office.


For more information on the Case Challenge, watch the video below and visit our website:


Key Dates

Register early to receive the case challenge five days early!

September 25: Early Registration Deadline

September 26: Early Registrants Receive Case

September 30: Registration Deadline

October 1: All Registrants Receive Case

October 13: Team Memos Due

October 16: Finalists Announced

November 7: Finalists Present Recommendations



Refreshments will be provided for registered attendees and audience members.


Audience Members

Would you like to attend the Case Challenge as an audience member? Register here:


This event is co-sponsored by the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy's Global Engagement Office.

Course description below. Course website:

 A Climate in Crisis: Staying Present and Active in the Time of Climate Change

 CHID 496D (SLN 23763):  As the climate crisis gains more and more attention from the media and the general public, feelings of eco-grief, anxiety, and helplessness abound. This focus group is formed in the hopes of inspiring and empowering its participants to take action on climate change, whether that be going to protests, calling politicians, reducing one’s personal carbon footprint, or one of the many other ways to get involved. We will brush up on the basic science of climate change and its solutions, discuss ways to control the stress associated with the crisis, and of course, the different ways individuals and communities can act to mitigate it. Several guest speakers, including climate scientists and activists, will provide facts and perspectives to improve students’ understanding. No prior knowledge of climate science or activism is required.   

 2 credit course open to all UW students.
Meets Tuesdays 1:30-3:20 pm at PDL C101.
To register for fall quarter, course SLN is 23763.



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Tribal community members work hard to protect and promote the health of their people. In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, Tamara Fulwyler shares how non-tribal public health agencies can better collaborate with tribal entities to support these efforts.

This one-hour webinar will provide a brief overview of tribes in Washington, encouraging participants to understand how historical events shape the health of these communities today. It will also discuss important concepts like sovereignty and the process of consultation as important components for successful collaborations with tribal governments. The presentation will close with a review of resources for government-to-government relationship building, including NWCPHP’s new online toolkit.

Register today to better understand the benefits of effective collaborations between state, local and tribal public health agencies.

Important Notes About Hot Topics

Speaker slides are posted on our website the morning of the webinar. Each session is recorded and made available by the next day. Audio is available through computer or by phone.

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

Please contact the Center for Global Health Nursing (  with any questions regarding this course listing. This course will explore global health from a health provider perspective and will give an overview of global health equity. All graduate health science students are encouraged to register. Undergraduates may be considered with instructor permission.


If you are getting your Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response, Global Health or Global Health of Women, Adolescents, & Children, this course is listed as an elective.  



GH 574A/ NURS 581: Selected Topics in Global Health / Global Health Nursing

FALL 2019, TUESDAYS 1:30-3:20PM (T498)


3 CREDITS, COURSE LISTING : 15340 / 19413


Global Health Nursing examines the complex local and global conditions that affect the health and illness of individuals, communities and populations.


  • Global health measurement frameworks and global benchmarks
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Infectious and non-communicable diseases and injury
  • Maternal, adolescent, and child health
  • Workforce and human resources for health
  • Emergency preparedness and management


The course will provide graduate-level students in the health sciences with a comprehensive overview of the field of global health from a health provider perspective, and allows for an understanding of the main drivers of disparities globally and locally. Health science students from all disciplines encouraged to register. Open to all graduate health sciences students. BSN , ABSN, & UG public/global health majors and global health minors considered with instructor permission (