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Announcing an exciting new initiative - the inaugural Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis. The goal of the project is to bring new, diverse voices into the national climate conversation via training in op-ed writing and thought leadership. Please consider applying and/or sharing the opportunity with anyone you think might be interested.

The Fellowship will provide twenty climate change thought leaders, the majority of whom will be women and people of color, with extraordinary support, leadership skills and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape not only their respective fields, but public opinion and policymaking on the most urgent issue of our age. 
The program includes four in-person, day-long workshops and one-on-one coaching by leading journalists and editors. All participants will publish at least two written pieces of thought leadership (and hopefully many more) during their fellowship. Attendance at all four workshops is required – applicants must save the dates in order to apply. 

The curriculum explores leadership, power, and action in an unfair world. Over the course of a year, fellows will learn how credibility works, how ideas spread, when and why minds change, and how ideas play out over time and space.
We are looking for new voices from civil society, academia, and the private sector, including advocates, entrepreneurs, community and business leaders, scientists, educators, and writers, among others.
We seek leaders working at the intersection of climate change, communication, and social justice, with a demonstrated desire and ability to contribute to public dialogue on climate change. Areas of focus could include activism and movement building, financial risks and opportunities of climate impacts and solutions, local, national or global policy, climate science, sector approaches (e.g., faith, business, health), or many others.
Fellows will be chosen through a competitive selection process. We are committed to building a diverse cohort. We will consider a variety of factors, including but not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, age, geography, area of expertise, work history, and experience as an agent of change.
● Up to 20 fellows
● Year-long program
● Four interactive day-long workshops in or near NYC (dates are: April 23-24, 2020; July 17; October 2; December 9, 2020). Applicants MUST commit to and save those dates.
● Dedicated editors (top journalists) to provide regular, one-on-one support/editing/coaching
● Access to ongoing mentoring for the fellowship year
● A limited number of travel and lodging stipends for those who need them. The workshops are provided free of charge.
The Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis is a collaboration between the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, The OpEd Project, and Ann MacDougall and is part of The OpEd Project’s national Public Voices initiative to change who writes history. The OpEd Project is a think tank and leadership organization that amplifies the ideas and public impact of new and necessary voices, including women of all backgrounds. Ann MacDougall is an impact investor, independent public board member and experienced senior executive. She serves as a senior advisor to the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis. 
We are not interested in providing a service as much as creating an outcome. Our goal is 100% success: we envision that every participant will produce tangible pieces of thought leadership in influential places (which may include op-eds, speeches, radio/TV appearances, proposals for new initiatives or businesses, and more), and that these will greatly accelerate their impact as thought leaders. 

These FAQs relate to all Public Voices Fellowships managed by The OpEd Project.


Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Yale University
(203) 432-4865
Twitter: @ecotone2

Deadline for Applications: February 11th, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) supports graduate students in various ways through its
Graduate Student Council . Each year, each division within AERA nominates a graduate student to serve on the
Council . Division H—Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools , is now soliciting nominations
(self-nominations are encouraged) for this position.
This involves a 2-year commitment (2020-2021 as Junior Representative and 2021-2022 as Senior Representative)
and attendance at three AERA annual conferences in April (2020 in San Francisco as incoming Junior Rep, 2021 in
Orlando as Junior Rep and 2022 in San Diego as Senior Rep). The selected representative will receive:
● $750 toward travel costs each year to attend the 2021 and 2022 conferences ($1,500 total)
● An expense-free trip to Washington, D.C. in October 2022 to attend AERA’s Coordinated Committee
Meeting, which is a relatively small planning meeting for leaders within AERA
At the April 2020 conference the selected graduate student will serve as the Junior Graduate Student
Representative-Elect. At the conference, you will observe the duties and activities of the current Senior and Junior
Representatives so that you’ll be able to take over as Junior Representative for the April 2020 to April 2021 years.
As Junior Representative, you will assist the Senior Representative in carrying out designated responsibilities (these
are described below). After the conference in April 2021, the Junior Representative becomes the Senior
Representative for the 2021-2022 term.
To apply to be incoming Junior Representative, you must be a graduate student through April of 2022. If you
are interested, please email the materials listed below to .
● A vita
● A background statement describing how you have been involved in Division H
● A short rationale for why you are interested in this opportunity.
● A letter of support from your advisor indicating that you will be able to attend three AERA
conferences and will be available to undertake the other responsibilities of office


We would like to make this appointment by 2020 annual meeting so please forward your information by
the deadline indicated above.
Last year, we selected Vinisha Rana, who attends Palo Alto University. She will become our Senior Graduate
Student Council Representative following the AERA Annual Meeting in April 2020 and will continue in that role
through the Annual Meeting in 2021. Xiaobin Dai, who attends the Bowling Green State University, is our current
Senior Graduate Student Representative and will serve through the April 2020 conference.
Below, we have included further information about Division H and the Graduate Student Council to help clarify
what this role entails.
Overview of Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools
Many divisions within AERA are focused on a specific topic such as curriculum or history. Division H is different.
Our focus is not on a specific topic but the broad range of work done by educational researchers in applied PreK-12
settings. Program evaluations, student assessment programs, school reform, institutional research, and work
published for use in PreK-12 systems constitutes much of our members’ work. Our members come from a wide
range of organizations—school districts, state and federal education agencies, institutions of higher education, test
publishers, and various research and development groups such as WestEd, Westat, RAND, and the Association for
Institutional Research (AIR).


For more information about Division H, consult our web site:
Division H actively seeks the involvement of graduate students. Current activities for graduate students include:
Annual Meeting Events
● The annual Fireside Chat – a graduate student organized session which provides an opportunity to learn
from the experiences of researchers from a variety of backgrounds.
● A new invited graduate poster session provided an excellent opportunity for graduate students to share their
● The Coffee Mentoring Program which pairs graduate students for a coffee-date with a mentoring member
of Division H.
● An Orientation session for graduate students during the first day of the annual meeting which includes a
description of Division H, the annual conference, and various mentoring and grant opportunities for
graduate students.
● A roundtable research forum for graduate students during our orientation session.
● A graduate student reception at the annual meeting to assist graduate students in meeting other
professionals with similar research interests.
Opportunities and Awards
● Mentorship programs for final year graduate students and early-career professionals to work with an
experienced researcher and visit the mentor’s organizations.
● A small stipend for all graduate students belonging to Division H who present a paper at the annual
The senior and junior representatives work together to plan and organize most of the above events at the AERA
Annual Conferences.

If you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact the representatives, Xiaobin Dai at or Vinisha Rana at . Xiaobin and Vinisha will conduct video interviews
with the qualified candidates for this position prior to the April 2020 conference.

Funding Still Available for 2019–20 Student Projects

The Northwest Public Health Training Center at NWCPHP is still accepting applications to support student projects during the 2019–20 academic year.

Stipends are available for undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate, and doctoral students enrolled in public health, psychology, sociology, and social work degree programs. Students should be enrolled at a university in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington, and conducting project work in one of these states that concludes by June 12, 2020.

Proposals will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility. Students are strongly encouraged to submit projects that address opioid misuse and improving mental and behavioral health services and outcomes, but projects that focus on other areas will receive full consideration.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through March 20, 2020, for the 2019–20 academic year or until all available stipends are distributed.

Visit the Northwest Public Health Training Center for full application details and read about past student projects that received funding.

We are excited to invite you to apply to a new early fall 2020 study abroad opportunity in Japan, “Health Impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake.” 

 In 2011, a major earthquake struck Northeastern Japan. The subsequent tsunami resulted in over 15,000 deaths and 6,000 injuries. Today, over 2,500 people are still missing, and 5,000 are still living in temporary housing. This exploration seminar will provide students with an understanding of individual, family and community health impacts of disasters, as well as disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Through our strong partnership with Tohoku University's renowned International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), students will gain a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from disaster scientists and community leaders that designed and implemented response and recovery strategies. The lessons learned will help prepare students interested in public health, nursing, and disaster management to build resilience here at home.

 We travelled to Japan last summer with two awesome graduate students to plan an exciting and educational itinerary. We’ll begin our journey in Tokyo, where we will learn about Japan’s risks and vulnerabilities to earthquakes, tsunamis, and other hazards; healthcare system; and disaster management system. We’ll then travel north to Sendai, a majority city in the region most impacted by the earthquake. We will have the opportunity to travel directly to affected coastal communities and hear first-hand about their experiences and recovery.

 We have also built in many opportunities to decompress, have fun, learn about Japanese culture, and interact with Japanese students.  A highlight of our trip will be a trip to Tono, Japan, known for its Japanese folklore.

To learn more, please check out our program website, attend one of our upcoming information sessions, or send us an email. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

 The information sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5:00-6:00 pm, HS T 404
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5:00-6:00 pm, HS T 404

 We look forward to your application by February 15th, and to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with you!

Flow Yoga at South Campus

Starting January 31 – Fridays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Health Sciences building – register here!

Flow yoga is a medium pace practice that weaves together synchronized movement and breath with longer posture holds. This class emphasizes basic alignment principles and creative sequencing to foster greater mental clarity and awareness. Cultivate physical strength, reduce stress, increase brain functionality, and improve spinal health.


Winter Deep Relaxation Series 

Series A: Starting January 21 - Tuesdays 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. - HUB - register here!

Series B: Starting January 23 - Thursdays 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. – Electrical and Computer Engineering Building - register here!

This 25-minute progressive relaxation will support your body to release built up tension, let go of mental stagnation, and rejuvenate wholeheartedly so you can reengage with the rest of your day. Lay down, unplug, and simply be. No prior experience with yoga or meditation required. 


Winter Meditation Series

Series A: Starting January 21 - Tuesdays 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. - HUB - register here!

Series B: Starting January 23 - Thursdays 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. - Electrical and Computer Engineering Building - register here!

A practice that strengthens mental attentiveness and facilitates the ability to step back, take inventory of the present moment, and make more skillful and empowered decisions for the sake of a more centered, peaceful, and enriched life. This class utilizes brief spinal warmups and various meditation focal points that provide a strong foundation for greater awareness. Increase mental clarity, improve productivity, reduce stress, and gain a more expanded conscious perspective.


Thank you,

The Whole U

Hello health sciences students!

 You are invited for an evening of theatre and discussion on campus. This event aims to provide space for students to engage with each other across health professions, about the challenges and grief that can accompany or arise from the very human work of being a healthcare provider.  A short play will be performed live by professional actors, with discussion to follow.

 February 19, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm

South Campus Center

Dinner will be served!

 A brief description of the 15-minute play, Untold:

 When Faith Morgan comes to the hospital to deliver her baby, she knows he is stillborn, but does not know the full-extent of what “giving birth to death” means. With the assistance of Dr. Audrey Armstrong and Nurse Paul George, Faith goes through the physical pain of childbirth and rides out her conflicted emotions while Dr. Armstrong and Nurse George relive their own stories of child loss.  Together they come to a determination of how best to honor this child. 

 Warning:  The play contains scenes of childbirth and may trigger feelings of depression and grief especially among those who have suffered miscarriage, still birth, failed IVF and unsuccessful adoption.

 Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register by February 10, 2020, by clicking here.

 Questions? You can contact Tracy Brazg:

 This interprofessional education (IPE) event is co-sponsored and developed by The Grief Dialogues, the Center for Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work, and the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice.

Interested in a study abroad program that offers hands-on, project-based learning about Grand Challenges and social innovation that will also build your resume ( Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL), a UW study abroad program in Bangalore, India, is recruiting students for their Winter 2021 program!


Grand Challenges (GCs) are the big problems facing humanity - things like food security, clean water, climate change, low-income housing, education in disadvantaged communities, and access to health care. GCIL empowers students to address GCs. Through GCIL, interdisciplinary teams of 4-5 students are placed in a local organization with experience with a GC and are challenged to propose, test, and prototype solutions using tools of entrepreneurship and social innovation. Read about past team projects and watch video summaries here:



GCIL is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students from any discipline. We are excited to help you create solutions that can make a difference and hope you will consider applying!



Come to an information sessions on:

Wednesday, Jan 15 from 3:30-4:30 pm. Wilcox Hall room 264

Monday, Feb 10 from 3:30-4:30 pm More Hall room 110

Monday, March 2 from 3:30-4:30 pm More Hall room 110



Applications will open at the beginning of Spring quarter with a priority application deadline of May 15th. Applications will be available here.  

GCIL study abroad includes a 1cr Autumn-quarter course at UW Seattle, and a 15cr Winter-quarter course (approximately January 3, 2021 - March 15, 2021) in Bangalore, India. 

Time: Wednesday, January 29 at 3pm PST.

Registration Link:


Please register and join us for the webinar to hear about the activities SHPEP scholars complete while participating in the program. There will be time for you to ask questions.


In case you missed it, the recording from the Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application webinar is now available on the Summer Health Professions Education Program YouTube channel. This webinar recording reviews the free, educational opportunities and resources the program has to offer. The recording also focuses on the best tips and tools for a successful 2020 SHPEP application. We recommend subscribing to our YouTube channel to learn more about the program.


As a reminder, the SHPEP application deadline is 11:59 PM ET February 5th, 2020. We encourage you to have your materials submitted in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact us via:


  • Email –   
  • Phone – 1 (866) 587- 6337 (toll-free)


We look forward to your participation. 

Applications open for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) and the TL1 program led by directors Drs. JoAnne Whitney and Linda LeResche. The TL1 program is a one year research training program for pre-doctoral students and has scholars from all over the health sciences and College of Engineering, and our application cycle for the upcoming 2020-2021 cohort is open and will be closing in the next couple of weeks. To read more information about ITHS and the TL1 program please visit HERE. Essentially once accepted scholars will be expected to attend a weekly 90 minute seminar fall, winter and spring with 4 seminars scheduled over the summer. They’ll also be awarded a stipend and $16,000 in tuition assistance.

 Key Dates

 Application Deadline

  • January 15, 2020
  • Notification of Awards
    March 2020
  • Program Start and End Dates
    June 16, 2020 – June 15, 2021

The ITHS TL1 program is a one-year mentored research training program in translational science for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community of emerging researchers and provides them with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams.

The TL1 program is open to applicants from all disciplines and backgrounds who meet the eligibility criteria.

Through a combination of thoughtful mentorship, interdisciplinary interaction, and focused training, TL1 Trainees develop the skills needed to become impactful translational researchers.

Nature & Health Lunchtime Talks

Anderson Hall Room 22

3715 W Stevens Way NE,

Seattle, WA 98195

12:30-1:30 PM


January 15, 2020 

Speaker: Leann Andrews, PhD & Coco Alarcón, PhD Student

Title: Designing for Health in the Informal Amphibious Community, Iquitos.

(Lunch will be provided on January 15th -- first come, first served.)

Bio: Leann Andrews and Coco Alarcón are landscape architects and global health researchers, co-founders of the non-profit Traction and co-directors of the InterACTION Labs program in Iquitos Peru.  Coco is also currently a PhD student in Implementation Science at UW and Leann is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture and research staff in the UW Green Futures Lab. They have been working on community design projects that strategically improve human and ecological health for vulnerable populations in both Peru and the United States since 2009.

Abstract:  Peru has significantly increased mining and oil extraction in the last decade, degrading Amazon Rainforest ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, interrupting local to global climate regulation, and resulting in rapid jungle-to-city migration with ultimately 90,000+ people living in informal "amphibious" communities floating in the floodplain borders of the jungle city. These indigenous migrants struggle adapting from nature rich lifestyles to the harsh urban slums, manifesting in a multitude of physical, mental, social and environmental health issues. Leann Andrews and Coco Alarcón will discuss InterACTION Labs: Iquitos, a transdisciplinary action research program that fuses scientific, indigenous and professional knowledge to design landscape architecture interventions with an informal amphibious community in Iquitos, Peru. They will share preliminary human and ecological health impacts of the designs, and discuss implications to One Health, Planetary Health, diseases of poverty, climate change resilience, generational amnesia, and global environmental justice.

Future speakers will be:

  • Sara Park Perrins, PhC, February 12, 2020. Please bring your own lunch.
  • Carly Gray, PhD Student,  March 11, 2020. Please bring your own lunch.

Nature & Health Lunchtime Talks

Anderson Hall Room 22

3715 W Stevens Way NE,

Seattle, WA 98195

12:30-1:30 PM


January 15, 2020 

Speaker: Leann Andrews, PhD & Coco Alarcón, PhD Student

Title: Designing for Health in the Informal Amphibious Community, Iquitos.

(Lunch will be provided on January 15th -- first come, first served.)

Bio: Leann Andrews and Coco Alarcón are landscape architects and global health researchers, co-founders of the non-profit Traction and co-directors of the InterACTION Labs program in Iquitos Peru.  Coco is also currently a PhD student in Implementation Science at UW and Leann is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture and research staff in the UW Green Futures Lab. They have been working on community design projects that strategically improve human and ecological health for vulnerable populations in both Peru and the United States since 2009.

Abstract:  Peru has significantly increased mining and oil extraction in the last decade, degrading Amazon Rainforest ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, interrupting local to global climate regulation, and resulting in rapid jungle-to-city migration with ultimately 90,000+ people living in informal "amphibious" communities floating in the floodplain borders of the jungle city. These indigenous migrants struggle adapting from nature rich lifestyles to the harsh urban slums, manifesting in a multitude of physical, mental, social and environmental health issues. Leann Andrews and Coco Alarcón will discuss InterACTION Labs: Iquitos, a transdisciplinary action research program that fuses scientific, indigenous and professional knowledge to design landscape architecture interventions with an informal amphibious community in Iquitos, Peru. They will share preliminary human and ecological health impacts of the designs, and discuss implications to One Health, Planetary Health, diseases of poverty, climate change resilience, generational amnesia, and global environmental justice.

Future speakers will be:

  • Sara Park Perrins, PhC, February 12, 2020. Please bring your own lunch.
  • Carly Gray, PhD Student,  March 11, 2020. Please bring your own lunch.

We are delighted to announce that Unite For Sight will be accepting late breaking abstract submissions for the upcoming 17th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 4-5, 2020. As you may recall, the conference is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. You may register during January for a 40% reduced registration rate. We hope to see many of your stellar students and colleagues at the conference and would appreciate it if you can please forward this message widely.

Call for Late Breaking Abstracts for Oral or Poster Presentation: Abstracts may be research, clinical, or program-focused. The abstract must highlight novel and substantive work, and include results (data and outcomes) that were completed since the prior Fall deadline. Accepted abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation. Additional information about abstract submission may be found here.  

Call for Pitch Presentations: Abstracts are also currently being accepted for the social enterprise pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. Additional information about social enterprise pitch abstract submission may be found here

The final deadline for all abstract submissions is January 31, 2020. 

The new EarthLab Salon is a quarterly public lecture and workshop series designed to highlight expertise and leadership on this subject in the UW-wide community. In doing so, we hope to foster opportunities for a new cross-cutting community to connect and collaborate on shared interests. 

We invite proposals from pairs of presenters from two distinct fields, who will work collaboratively and present contrasting or complementary perspectives on a theme. Joint talks will take place that centers around the question: What does it mean to center equity and justice in environmental work?

 We encourage presenters to seek new colleagues from across units, professions, and positions, and to integrate creative modes such as dance, spoken word, or music, into presentations that enable multiple perspectives to be expressed. 

The deadline to submit proposal is January 13th, 2019.


The UW Listening Project at the SKCC provides students the opportunity to meet and learn from members of our community in who have otherwise unmet healthcare needs. This project intends to create space for community members’ stories to be heard, and to cultivate communication skills, empathy, and a patient-centered approach for future health care professionals.  

 Our next opportunity is at the annual Seattle/King County Clinic, a free clinic open to all, for medical, dental, vision, and other health-related services. Students with the Listening Project will participate in one of 6 available shifts, taking place Thursday 2/13, Friday 2/14, and Saturday 2/15. Shifts are 9AM-12:00PM and 12:30PM – 3:30PM. A flyer is attached and appears below.

 Who: UW Health Science Graduate Students (and undergraduate BSN students)

When: Thursday February 13, Friday February 14, and Saturday February 15, 2020 (Student shifts will be 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.)

Where: Seattle Center Seattle/King County Clinic (specific location details will be provided if you register)

 To register, please visit Catalyst. If you would like to participate, please be sure to register by January 27!

Suicide rates have recently risen in nearly every state in the U.S., with more dramatic increases in rural areas. In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice two leaders from Idaho discuss why local public health agencies should be involved in mental and behavioral health issues and the role they can play in suicide prevention in rural areas.

This one-hour webinar begins with a review of national data and trends around suicide—noting how these deaths are often undercounted—and a look at the important stressors and strengths rural communities can consider when addressing this issue. The presenters will then share how local data are being used to guide population health planning efforts in Idaho that emphasize awareness, prevention, and support. Particular attention will be given to strategies for building partnerships and promoting resiliency.

Carol Moehrle, District Director, Public Health - Idaho North Central District
Lora Whalen, District Director, Idaho Panhandle Health District

Register today to learn how robust data and partnerships can help rural communities address mental health and suicide. January 28 from 12pm to 1pm

This webinar is supported by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.

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.

Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy

JSIS 578 A (SLN 16031)

5cr; Mondays 11:30a-2:20p

Chris Seiple

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


At Nebraska, our Summer Research Program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student at a Big Ten university. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits.

Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are encouraged to apply; however, due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

 Find the 2020 programs here. We are committed to quality mentoring and research projects and limit our summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors.

 Students can apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begin Friday, February 1 and all applications are due by Friday, March 1.

Click here to apply:

Sign-ups are open for Winter Quarter FIUTS school partnership programs. All current UW students are eligible to participate.

 Pen Pal Program: January 16th – March 10th. Engage in a unique cultural exchange through letters with a local elementary school student, then meet your pen pal on campus at an end-of-quarter celebration! Share your culture and learn more about Seattle from the perspective of a 10-year old. Sign up at by January 15th.

 Thanks for helping spread the word!


 Kailyn Swarthout

Education Programs Coordinator

FIUTS: Foundation for International Understanding Through Students

(206) 685-6835

Join our healthy eating pilot study!

 We are recruiting volunteers to help study the effects of healthy eating on biomarkers in blood and breast density. Participants in this study will be provided with:

  • 12 weeks of dietary counseling
  • Dietitian-created 14-day meal plan
  • 4-days of shipped meals (lunch and dinner)

 At the beginning and end of the 12-week study participants will be asked to:

  • Donate a blood sample
  • Undergo a DXA scan
  • Complete study questionnaires


  • Female
  • Age range: 18-30
  • Premenopausal
  • Not had children
  • Not pregnant
  • No special diet

 For more information please contact:

or visit:


  1. Bonderman Travel Fellowship Information Session (application due January 13!)
    Mary Gates Hall Room 171 // Wednesday, January 08 //4-5 PM

If you plan to attend online, register at:

 Can I Ask Again?: Common Questions about Recommendations

  1. Allen Library Research Commons Red C // Thursday, January 09 // 12:30 p.m.

If you plan to attend online, register at:

  1. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Information Session

Online // Thursday, January 09 // 5:30 p.m.

Register for this webinar:

In collaboration with the Graduate Funding Information Service:

 How Do I Find Fellowships?

  1. Allen Library Research Commons Red C // Thursday, January 23 // 5:30-6:30 p.m.

If you plan to attend online, register at:

Students please note that this was sent to the following on your behalf:


Dear Deans, Chancellors, Department Chairs, Graduate Program Coordinators, and Graduate Program Advisors,

 It is common practice in some of our programs for students to bring food and/or drinks to meetings with faculty (e.g. during annual committee meetings, general exam defenses, thesis/dissertation defenses).  It is often an implicit expectation rather than an explicit requirement.  However, the differential in power between the student and their faculty mentors means that this “voluntary” practice is actually far from voluntary. 

 The Graduate School, in consultation with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate and the endorsement of the Faculty Senate, is writing to ask that you work with your faculty colleagues to end the practice.  Allowing students to make the decision about catering these required meetings themselves is a false choice for them:  many are concerned that they will be punished or judged harshly if they do not bring food/drink.  We remind you that: 

  • We have students dealing with food insecurity; buying food for a required meeting is an undue burden (it is an undue burden even if they are not dealing with food insecurity)
  • The practice creates a lot of anxiety for students
  • Programs at universities across the country have or are adopting such policies to support students

 We are sure that the faculty at the University of Washington is deeply committed to educating the next generation of scholars, innovators, and difference-makers.  Allowing students to focus on their studies facilitates that aim.  We applaud the programs that have already prohibited student catering at required meetings and encourage the rest of our programs to do so ASAP.  Our students will appreciate it. 

Joy Williamson-Lott

Dean of The Graduate School  

pronouns: she/her



Registration is now open for the Seattle University Science and Engineering Advising Center and Office of Career Engagement 10th  annual Health Professions Expo. It will take place on Monday, March 9th, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Student Center.  This event is the same week as the Washington State University – Pullman Campus fair to make it easier on recruiters.


At the Health Professions Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related careers. Graduate schools and health profession career programs from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and a range of allied health fields. As this is the only event of its kind in the Seattle area, this event will be open to Seattle University’s 300 Pre-Health students, as well as other students from surrounding institutions. 


Registration fees include registration for two representatives, a boxed meal, a table and marketing to Seattle University students. Registration will be handled through Handshake. If you do not have an account or you are not connected to an existing one, this is a good time to get your organization’s account set up. Details on how to do this can be found here


Register for the event here…


Seattle University reserves the right to be selective when determining which organizations will be represented at special events such as career fairs & expos, networking events or group information sessions. Decisions related to participation and time preference will be made in a fair and equitable manner after considering factors such as space availability, student interest, and opportunities available. 


If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Pre-Health office at 

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020, 11:59pm PT

The University of Washington eScience Institute is currently accepting applications for Student Fellows to participate in the 2020 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data scientists and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.

This year’s projects will leverage data science approaches to address societal challenges in areas such as human services, public policy, health and safety, environmental impacts, transportation, accessibility, social justice, and urban informatics. Approximately sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects.

Students are expected to work closely and collaboratively with team members onsite for the duration of the 10-week program. Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved. This 10-week long, full-time program beginning in June 15th and ending August 21st 2020. Students will be given a stipend of $7,000 for the 10 weeks.


  • Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are eligible.
    • Students must be enrolled in a degree granting program in spring 2020 and fall 2020 to be eligible to apply.
  • All students currently enrolled in degree-granting colleges and universities within the US and all US citizens studying at international degree-granting colleges and universities are eligible for this program.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in issues related to social good.
  • Previous computer programming experience.
  • Ability to work on highly interdisciplinary teams and with multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Research experience with quantitative or qualitative methods.
  • Strong academic record.

Presented by SEBA and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, the Science & Technology Showcase (STS) allows students to explore the commercialization potential of their science- and technology-based ideas. Teams present to an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, MBA students, and a panel of judges that includes prominent entrepreneurs and investors from the Seattle business community. Prizes range from $100 to $1,000Previous winners have gone on to launch startups. 


STS will be followed by a Networking Hour open to the public where teams may recruit additional members for the Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), Health Innovation Challenge (HIC), or Business Plan Competition (BPC). 


Applying is simple -- head over to and apply by January 3rd, 2019.

How to nominate: The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has used health evidence from the Global Burden of Disease study in innovative ways to improve the health of the population. We welcome diverse entries: winners might be workers within government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community. View previous recipients of the Roux Prize

Each year, the winner receives $100,000 that can be put toward anything that the winner wishes. Past recipients have used their winnings to fund academic scholarships, their research, or their own life’s causes. Submit a nomination

The selection process: The winner of the Roux Prize is selected in two rounds. The first round is composed of the Roux Prize Nomination Committee – these are distinguished individuals representing different spheres of the GBD network. They independently review the nominations and select their top candidates, who move forward to the second round of review. The second round is conducted by the Roux Prize Nomination Board, who narrow the selection down to one winner.

Eligibility: Nominations are welcomed from across the globe. Preference is given to individuals, but groups are eligible. Self-nominations are discouraged. Current full-time faculty, fellows, or employees of IHME and the University of Washington are not eligible.


  • Upon notification, the award much be accepted by the recipient within a term decided by IHME, and be received by the recipient at the Roux Prize Awards dinner in June 2020.
  • The prize is valued at $100,000 USD and is for the personal use of the recipients. An award citation and a medal will also be presented. 
  • If a group, rather than an individual, receives the award, the prize will be evenly divided among them. Each will receive an award citation and medal. 
  • Awards are made to residents of any country without restriction of gender, race, religion, creed, or nationality. 
  • Expenses for travel and accommodation for recipients and their partners to accept the award are paid for. 
  • All selections are final and are not subject to review or challenge.
  • Nominations for 2020 should be received no later than January 31, 2020. Nominations received after this date will be considered the following year. 
  • The winner will be announced prior to the award ceremony in June 2020. 

Award: The $100,000 Roux Prize is awarded annually by the nomination process described above.

Nomination instructions: As the evaluation of nominees depends on the information supplied, nominations should be accurate, detailed, and complete. We prefer nominations in English. Due to organizational capacity, we cannot guarantee that applications in languages other than English will be reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact

Announcing registration and housing for the 2020 ASPPH Annual Meeting (March 18-20) and the 2020 ASPPH Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit (March 18) are now open.

We have confirmed dynamic plenary speakers, and the full draft program agenda is published and will be updated as sessions evolve.

Leaders, faculty, staff, and students from all ASPPH and Undergraduate Network member schools and programs as well as representatives from partner organizations are encouraged to attend. The deadline to register is Friday, March 6 and the hotel reservation deadline is Friday, February 28. More information and registration details.

Course offered -online seminar style course "Tobacco-related Health Disparities" this Winter. It is now updated to include content on Vaping related disparities and also a session on Tobacco Disparities among people who consume other substances, with emphasis on alcohol and cannabis.

 As you may know, HSERV 556 is a 2-credit course that introduces multidisciplinary perspectives on, potential explanations of, and interventions for health disparities in tobacco use and tobacco-related disease. FAMED 559 is the concurrent 1 or 2-credit version of this course open to medical school students. This course is dually relevant for scholars interested in health disparities in general and for those specifically interested in tobacco-related topics. Many of the materials in this course are relevant to understanding non-tobacco health inequities. Local and nationally-known researchers, practitioners, and clinicians have contributed to the lectures in the course.



Scholarships and fellowships are essential for many undocumented students to pay for higher education, especially students who do not qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid. Undocumented students pursuing higher education need to know that scholarships and fellowships are available to them—regardless of their immigration status.

This year, we’ve expanded our Scholarship and Fellowship Lists with 222 BRAND-NEW scholarships and 80 fellowships. The complete list now contains 344 undergraduate and 302 graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency (425 are open to individuals who don’t have DACA). Please click here to find an extensive lists of UG and Graduate scholarships and fellowships.

Apply Now for the Vector Control Technical Assistance from NACCHO

NACCHO is now accepting applications for the Vector Control Collaborative technical assistance program. Participants in this program will be matched with a mentor who will visit them to provide on-site technical assistance in mosquito and/or tick surveillance and control. Selected programs will also be awarded funds to visit and shadow their mentor's site. An informational webinar will be held on Dec. 18, 2019, and applications are due Jan. 31, 2020. Learn more here:


Course Description:
This journal club is designed to present a risk based introduction to state-of-the-art biomarkers and their use and abuse in public health, personalized medicine, as well as environmental and occupational assessment. The course will provide fundamentals of designing biomarkers including classical characterization using sensitivity and specificity and then quickly move to a series of biomarkers that will illustrate issues of design, application
(including issues of timing, multiple assessments and targeted and untargeted approaches), multiple complex responses across omics (e.g. transcriptomics, metagenomics and metabolomics), and complex health endpoints (stress and epigenetics). Interesting recent abuses with Olympic athletes and race horses will provide interesting current controversies in biomarker applications and identify needs for future uses. Developing appropriate biomarkers for emerging drugs of abuse will be the final discussion topic for this
course. Based on student interest we will have case studies designed to assist students in their own research to be informed by biomarkers.


Learning Objectives:

• Identify biomarkers used in four disciplines of health (environmental, occupational, clinical, and pharmacology)
• Learn fundamentals of designing biomarkers
• Discuss and evaluate applications of biomarkers for complex mixtures and endpoints
• Learn how to characterize sensitivity and specificity of biomarkers
• Assess state-of-the-art biomarkers for omic responses
• Identify how biomarkers are used in risk assessment and management


Winter quarter 2020: Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 3:20pm

Roosevelt 2228, 2 credits


Elaine Faustman, Professor and Director, DEOHS and IRARC; Judit Marsillach, Acting Asst. Professor, Medical Genetics;

Professor Daniel Winterbottom will be taking a group to study in Perugia, Italy, Autumn Quarter, September 23-Dec 6, 2020, 12-15 credits.  Please see attached poster and the link below.  There will be three Information Sessions.  Applications are due February 15, 2020.

 Info Sessions:

Monday, January 13, 12pm (Gould 142)

Thursday, January 23, 12:30pm (Gould 440) Monday, February 3, 12:30pm (Gould 142)



The Honnold Foundation, founded by professional rock climber and free soloist Alex Honnold, promotes solar energy for a more equitable world. We award unrestricted grants, typically $10,000 - $100,000, to bold and ethical community-led organizations using solar energy to make the world a better place. The University of Washington's work in Puerto Rico via the Clean Energy institute sparks plenty of ideas and opportunities for collaboration. We would love to learn more about your work!

 Before applications go live on January 13th, 2020, we’re spreading the word about this opportunity as widely as possible. We would love to learn more about the community partners your researchers and field staff are working with, and we’re hopeful that some of the organizations you know might be a good fit for a grant!. You can find more information on our upcoming open call in the attached press release, or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. Questions? Please feel free to email Kate Trujillo at



Tony Mancuso, Communications and Outreach Sr. Specialist, and Stephanie Vink, SHPEP Program Specialist, are hosting the Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application webinar on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. ET. We sent the message below to anyone who has initiated an SHPEP application, and we?ve also promoted the webinar on the NAAHP listserv. Please feel free to share this information with your networks. 

Registration Link: 



Writing Statements for Fellowship Applications
Savery 164 // Wednesday, December 11 // 12:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:


Can I Ask Again?: Common Questions about Recommendations
Location TBD, check website // Thursday, January 09 // 12:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Questions?  Contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards at or 206-543-7152

To all students interested in health equity and social justice:

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

·               Do you want to help change the systems that produce health disparities?

·               Are you ready to take action?

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

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

·               Apply skills, gain confidence, & collaborate around a community-driven goal.

·               Work with local leaders to engage in community driven listening campaigns.

·               Address the social & structural injustices that contribute to & perpetuate health disparities.

 Course details:

·               UCONJ 624 -   Winter quarter 2020

·               Mondays 5:30-7:20pm -  Classroom: TBD

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

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center's (HIPRC) INSIGHT Research Program for graduate and undergraduate students is an intensive, eight-week summer internship for undergraduate students, graduate students and first-year medical students. INSIGHT provides paid research experience and mentorship for students who are interested in injury research. Participants are matched to research projects and partnered with health sciences faculty from across the University of Washington and work alongside peers and health professionals from an array of disciplines. Past research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential.


  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident and are eligible to work in the U.S or hold a valid student visa or have DACA status.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • The INSIGHT Summer Research Program accepts students as follows:
    • Current undergraduates are eligible.  Preference is given to students who will graduate in Spring 2020, or who will be juniors and seniors in Fall 2020.
    • Current graduate students or students entering a graduate program in Fall 2020 are given preference.
    • Current 1st year Medical students, or students entering medical school in Fall 2020 are given preference.
  • Must be able to commit to all eight weeks of the program on a full-time schedule.

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

Recruiting Health Science Students for The Listening Project at the Seattle Stand Down! 

 Millions of men and women who risked so much to protect our freedom and our country are currently having trouble navigating our health care system.  You are invited to come meet these extraordinary heroes and listen to their stories. 

 The UW Listening Project, in partnership with the Seattle Stand Down, provides students the opportunity to meet and learn from veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Seattle/King County area. The project intends to create space for community members’ stories to be heard, and to cultivate communication skills, empathy, and a patient-centered approach for future health care professionals.  

 Who: UW Health Science Graduate Students (and undergraduate BSN students)

When: Thursday December 12 & Friday December 13, 2019- half day shifts available

12/12: 9am-12pm

12/12: 12:30pm-3:30pm

12/13: 8am-11am

12/13: 11am-2pm
Where: Seattle Stand Down at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College

 Sign up today by visiting:

 Hear the Stand Down board president, Jaime Yslas, talk about the event:

The Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC), directed by Dr. Simon Bacon (Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Concordia University) and Dr. Kim Lavoie (Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal), is welcoming applications for several Masters, Ph.D. and postdoctoral opportunities in the fields of health, e-health, chronic disease management, and behavioural interventions. The positions are open to individuals with a degree in a clinical discipline such as Psychology, Kinesiology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition, and Medicine. Each opportunity includes a funding package. Out of province and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

Details of each opportunity and application instructions are available here:

Application deadline: December 13, 2019




The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and in Solidarity


“Certainly there are very real differences between us...But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal to recognize those differences...”- Audre Lorde

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is currently accepting workshop/session ideas for our annual Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC) happening Friday, February 21st from 3-7 pm

DLC is an annual event that is intended to showcase the multiple ways in which leadership lives in our communities. This year, we will focus on highlighting UW student voices as they co-facilitate workshops with a mentor. The theme of DLC 2020 is The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and in Solidarity. The theme is meant to reflect and pay homage to the intersectional work of feminist womxn of color. Additionally, with the U.S. Presidential Elections happing in the year 2020, we hope participants can engage in conversations of activism/advocacy for themselves and marginalized/targeted communities. 

DLC workshop ideas should attempt to answer or engage with the following questions: How do we engage in community/coalition building? How do we build communities of success? How do we bring other people to our table? How do we engage/recognize our privilege? What do you do when you feel like you don’t “fit in” to your community?

The DLC Planning Committee is interested in ideas that explore these questions through theoretical and/or practical perspectives (i.e. such as your own personal experience). 

Additional themes can include: 

  • Social Justice
  • Identity Development
  • System Wellness
  • Safety and Security 
  • Telling Your Story
  • Finding Community


If you are a current undergraduate student interested in presenting a workshop idea, you can fill out the Google Form here. Submissions are due by December 6th. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please contact Angelica. 

If you are a UW Graduate Student, UW Alumni, or UW Staff Member interested in mentoring and co-facilitating with a student, you can fill out the Google Form here. Submissions for mentors are due by December 27th. 

In the spirit of collaboration, we at the DLC 2020 Planning Committee hope that you are able to forward this announcement to any parties who may be interested in this opportunity or submit a workshop idea yourself. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the ECC Coordinator for Student Leadership, Angelica Gutierrez, directly at

You're invited to sign up for our upcoming informational interviews! 

From Monday, December 9 to Friday, December 20, we are offering 80 informational interviews providing interested individuals the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with a staff member regarding the fellowship program, placements, the application process, and a personalized resume review. Each interview will last 30 minutes and be held via Zoom audio call. The invitation to sign up will be emailed and posted on this on Tuesday, December 3.

Appointment time is limited and scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. APPLICATION INFORMATION


We invite you to join our webinar, “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience,” on Friday, December 6 at 12 pm EST/ 9 am PST to hear firsthand accounts of the fellowship experience from past and present PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows and learn more about the application process. Go here to register for webinar: WEBINAR REGISTRATION