Student Announcements

Postings from Student Services newsletter on opportunities for students.

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The School of Public Health is currently conducting a search for a Professor to serve as the Director for the Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH). The purpose of ARCH to provide a community of scholarship and activism – in the School of Public Health, across the University, and within the broader community – concerning interventions that can break down the societal and institutional structures of racism and, thus, to reduce future inequalities in health.  Candidates for this position will be sharing their vision and qualifications for the center in online presentations.  Students are encouraged to attend the talks and provide feedback on the candidates.

 Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD, MPH

Director, Health Equity Institute and Professor of Public Health, and Sociology and Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University

 

Talk title: Racial Justice, Its Intersections, and Health Equity

Monday, March 1, 3:45-5:00, https://washington.zoom.us/j/469129454

Student Q and A session with Dr. Ramirez-Valles: https://washington.zoom.us/j/98947410188

Thursday, March 4, 2:00-2:45,

  

For additional information or if you have questions: Holly Bergstrom, hb2@uw.edu

Save the date and register now for the 18th Annual Womxn of Color Celebration hosted by womxn of color for womxn of color at the University of Washington. 

                                                            REGISTRATION LINK

18th Annual Womxn of Color Celebration 

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 

Register for the Womxn of Color Celebration 

Virtually - Zoom *RSVP and the week before the program you will receive the zoom link 

 In collaboration with the Q Center, UW Housing & Food Services, First Year Program and the UW Women's Center, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center proudly presents the 18th Annual Womxn of Color Celebration (formerly Womxn of Color Reception). Join us on March 9, 2021 at 4PM for a feel-good event where we'll celebrate ourselves, be in community, and envision new futures together. This year's program will feature the captivating Jodi-Ann Burey as our keynote speaker, an interactive q&a and community centered breakout rooms. We hope to see you there!

WOMXN OF COLOR CELEBRATION - REGISTRATION LINK 

For more information please check out our website https://depts.washington.edu/ecc/wocc/ . We will have accommodations which include open captioning. If you have any immediate questions please feel free to contact the event lead - Reesha (reeshf@uw.edu). 

 

Womxn of Color Celebration Planning Committee 

Reesha Flavors, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) 

Melinda Gilliam, Housing and Food Services (CIS & HFS) 

Leyla Salmassi, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) 

Shatera Davis, Housing and Food Services (HFS) 

Senait Habte, Women’s Center 

Notae Eddo, Q Center

 

 

The University of Washington School of Medicine, Global Health Interest Group presents 2021 Global Health Slam

Wednesday, March 3rd, 7-8pm PST

Four short and engaging presentations from global health professionals. Each speaker has 10 minutes to share their work in an entertaining
and accessible way. We encourage you to tune in, ask questions, and get excited about global health. 

ZOOM ID: 990 6167 4823
Passcode: global

Speakers:

Tecla Temu, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health

The Gut Flora, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Diseases among People Living with Chronic HIV in Kenya

 

Paul Drain, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Global Health, Allergy & Infectious Disease Medicine, Epidemiology

Leveraging Global Health to change Local Communities: Lessons from COVID-19

 

Richard Anderson, PhD

Full Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Assessing Country Immunization Cold Chains for Introduction for the the COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Carolyn Bain, MPH

Senior Program Officer, Women's Cancers, PATH

Where there is No Mammogram: Early Detection of Breast Cancer and Digital Tracking in Peru

IndigiData is intended to serve as a one-week (4 days) Indigenous Data Science Education workshop each summer to introduce data science and informatics skills to tribal undergraduate and graduate students. Our first workshop this year will focus on environmental microbiomes and we will walk participants through a guided demonstration of how to use computational skills to analyze sequencing data. In addition, we offer an Indigenous-centered curriculum that is led by Indigenous data scientists. All of our workshop activities will center Indigenous data sovereignty and data ethics while also providing students valuable insight into the emerging data and technology career fields. Students will be provided a stipend for their time spent over the workshop.

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Clarita Lefthand-Begay, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, The Information School

Adjunct Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies

Director of the Tribal Water Security Project

University of Washington 
Clarita@uw.edu

Phone: 206.543.9506

Applications Open: Student Organization Founding Leaders Focus Group - Due March 10

Good evening,

I am excited to announce a new opportunity for students to get involved with ASPPH. We are looking for 10-15 students across our member institutions to serve as participants of a long-term focus group investigating options for developing a student organization across schools and programs of public health.

Students will be expected to:

·         Actively participate in Zoom meetings and online community discussions

·         Provide feedback via surveys, emails, or group discussion

·         Advise on issues such as: activities, leadership roles, structure, marketing, and fees

·         Listen to presentations and assist with external research as needed

 To be eligible to apply, students must:

·         Be graduating no earlier than Spring 2022

·         Be in good standing with their institution

·         Have a strong interest in unifying students across ASPPH member institutions, including all degree programs and areas of study

·         Demonstrate leadership skills, creative thinking, and problem solving

·         Have approximately 3-5 hours per month to work with the group

·         Be available at either 10am ET or 4pm ET on all the following dates:

o    Friday, March 26

o    Friday, April 23

o    Friday, May 21

Please share this opportunity with your students. Interested students may apply here: https://thisispublichealth.org/studentnetworkapp/ no later than Wednesday, March 10. Students will be notified of their selection by March 19th.

This is a great opportunity for your students to meet students from other institutions, as well as have a voice in the shaping of a potential future organization.

For any questions, whether from you or your students, can be sent to me directly: tseward@aspph.org.

Thank you!

Tracie

FAQs

Can undergraduate students apply?
We are seeking students to represent all levels of public health studies: undergraduate, masters, and doctoral.

Will students be paid for their time?
This is a volunteer activity. However, we see this as a great resume-building opportunity, as well as a chance to connect with students from multiple institutions.

When will this student organization launch?
It depends. Based on the first three focus groups workshops, we hope to have a better sense of what would be interesting to students, and whether it is feasible for ASPPH to support such an initiative. The answer to those questions will help us determine a further timeline.

Will there be any other meeting requirements after those first three dates?
After we determine the scope, feasibility, and potential timeline, there may be additional meetings. Those would be scheduled based on group availability. Ideally, these students will stick with this group until we (assumingly) launch the organization. Assuming we do launch a group, these students who helped build it would have the opportunity to become its’ first leaders.

Are there any requirements for the spring semester outside of those three meeting dates?
Not officially. However, there will likely be opportunities to do some research and bring the information back to the group. Hence the requirement for 3-5 hours per month as opposed to just the one-hour meeting. Any additional support would be completed on the student’s time.

I can’t make one of the meeting dates. Can I still apply?
We may be able to work with you if you are only missing one. Please make sure to note the date that you cannot make in the text of one of your responses on the application form. Note: all else being equal, priority will go to students who are available for all three dates.  

I have a question that wasn’t addressed, who should I contact?
Tracie Seward, senior director of outreach and recruitment: tseward@aspph.org

 




Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

 Calling all UW students from all campuses!  

 Do you have an innovative idea that would enhance the UW student experience? The Husky Seed Fund has the resources to make your idea a reality! Created by students for students, The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you, or a small team, to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. 

 Awardees develop project management and leadership skills while they execute impactful and inventive strategies to elevate the Husky Experience. This is a truly unique opportunity to strengthen the entire Husky community by promoting inclusivity and helping to make all students feel that they have a home at the UW. A previously funded project which has received statewide recognition is the Husky Cookbook.

 We are also proud to support the 2020 winners:

 The Husky Experience Student Advisory Council encourages all students to explore the Husky Seed Fund website, attend an information session, and/or contact seedfund@uw.edu for more information. 

 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the impact of previously funded projects and stay up to date on award news! 

 Eligibility:

  • All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications can be individual or team-based.
  • All team members must be in good academic standing (each with a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate and professional students).
  • Projects must involve a UW faculty or staff member as a mentor. 

 Information Sessions and Application Writing Workshops: 

 Get all of your questions answered wherever you are! These hour-long information sessions will be available for free, remote streaming via Zoom for all UW students. 

  •  Tuesday, March 9: 4:30 p.m., Zoom meeting ID: 956 894 9283
  • Wednesday, March 10: 4:30 p.m., Zoom meeting ID: 956 894 9283

 Application Dates:

  • Applications open:  February 24, 2021
  • Applications close:  March 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Semi-finalists will be contacted on April 8, 2021 and invited for interviews

 Apply here:   

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/seedfund/402972

INSTRUCTOR: Janet Baseman CREDITS: 5 DAY/TIME: LECTURE:T,Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM QUIZ SECTIONS:F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM & F 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM FORMAT:Lectures, case studies, discussion, and popular media FULFILLS: I&S, NW, QSR

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as novel coronavirus 2019, Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.You will explore the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.There are no prerequisites; all majors are encouraged to enroll. Basic math skills are required for the course.Learn more: epi.washington.edu/course/201 or contact: epcourse@uw.edu Offered as synchronous learning. Offered via remote learning.

REGISTER TODAY USING SLN: 14338!

 

 

I hope this email finds you well! This year the Black Grad Planning Committee seeks input on what date would be best for the ceremony. Moreover, we would love input on what this year's theme could be too. 

 Note: This is for self-identified students who intend to participate in Black Graduation this year.

 At their earliest convenience please have students fill out our Black Grad Event Poll; this form will remain open until Tuesday, February 23rd!

 https://forms.gle/B8DYJ3DL3itDvsYB9

 Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!

 Thanks all and take care,

Sasha

 

 

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Sasha Lee

Pronouns: she/her

Academic Advisor

Department of Law, Societies & Justice

Disability Studies Program

 

Smith Hall M253 A Box 353565  

206.543.4762 | sashal2@uw.edu 

Website | Facebook |InstagramLinkedIn

COVID-19 FAQ

 

Join fellow SPH DACS students and various UW speakers for the screening of the documentary film, Dolores, followed by an expert-guided discussion about the impactful work of labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. As one of the most important activists in American history, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice. Various themes that will be covered throughout the discussion are activism, workers’ rights, environmental justice, and feminism. Dolores’ daughter, Juanita Chavez, will be joining us from the Dolores Huerta Foundation, where she works as the Communication and Development Director. Our additional panel of speakers brings a diverse background of perspectives and experiences working and educating in areas relating to these themes. Through the shared film and discussion, we aim to guide productive conversation and build community across the School of Public Health.

On Wednesday, February 24th, we will be holding the screening from 6:00-7:30 pm. The discussion will be shortly after, from 7:30-8:30 pm. You can watch the documentary on your own, if you are not able to join us for the screening. Any University of Washington student is welcome to join. Click here to learn more and register!

Applications have opened for our summer Yoga Training that begins this summer, however the application deadline is at the end of April.

To make it even more accessible we have reduced the price for students to $500 (from $1000) and also have a BIPOC award to promote more diversity in the mindfulness world.

 All the info lives on this page.

 Contact:

DANNY ARGUETTY

Mindfulness Manager

University of Washington Recreation

 

Box 354090

3924 Montlake Blvd NE | Seattle, WA 98195-4090

206.685.7730

dannyarg@uw.edu | recreation.uw.edu

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 Our Academic Success Coaches and CLUE Tutors are available for scheduled virtual appointments and drop-in tutoring. Below aer updates about upcoming workshops, website updates, and "Welcome to Winter with ASP" videos. 

 ASP offers quarterly Study Skills Workshops presented by our Academic Success Coaches. Below includes information about the two workshops available for the rest of the quarter. You can find more information about these workshops on our Study Skills Workshop website.

    • Self-Care And Building Community In An Online Environment
      • Thursday, February 11th, 7–8 p.m. PST
    • Finals Exam Prep And Test Anxiety
      • Wednesday, February 24th, 7–8 p.m. PST
    • CLUE tutoring Subject Specific Pages and Exam Reviews
      • On the CLUE tutoringwebsite, we now have separate pages for each subject area that tutoring is available for. On the CLUE webpage, scroll down to find the subject areas where you can click on each individual subject area (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Math, Physics, Statistics, Writing Center). On these pages, you can learn what days drop-in tutoring is available, scheduled appointments, exam review dates, and more information relevant to the specific subject area. 
      • On the CLUE tutoring website, we also have a CLUE Feedback form that students can fill out to provide us with more information about their CLUE tutoring experience that helps us provide a productive and support learning environment for all students. 
    • Welcome to Winter with ASP
      • Thank you to each of you for helping us spread the word about our event that we hosted in the beginning of the quarter: “Welcome to Winter with ASP.” We enjoyed getting to interact with students and welcome them into a new quarter. 
      • Recordings from the webinars are located on our video webpage for students to access at any time:
    • Online Learning Tips for Transfer Students by Transfer Students
    • Lessons Learned from a Virtual Fall Quarter
    • All of our videos are located on this videos page: http://academicsupport.uw.edu/videos/

 

Contact:

ALLI BOTELHO, M.Ed. 

Academic Success Coaching Program Manager 
Academic Support Programs 

Undergraduate Academic Affairs / University of Washington 

 Box 352805

161 Mary Gates Hall / Seattle, WA 98195-2805 

botelhoa@uw.edu  /  academicsupport.washington.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

FORMAT:
Lectures, case studies, and group discussion

DAY/TIME:
Tues & Thurs
1:00 - 2:20 PM
Friday quiz sections 1:30 - 2:20 PM

KNOWLEDGE AREAS: I & S, NW, QSR

SLN:
14344

COURSE MATERIALS: Uses primary sources and other publications

INSTRUCTORS:
Jennifer Velloza &
Katrina Ortblad

 

Who gets HIV and how?
How can HIV be prevented/treated?What is being done to end the epidemic?

• Explore the historical, public health, clinical, and social aspects of HIV infection;
• Examine the epidemiology of the United States and global HIV/AIDS epidemic; and
• The course lays the foundation for pursuing a degree and career in public health, epidemiology, global health, infectious diseases, or health/medicine.

Epi 360 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework.
No prerequisites.
Learn more: epi.washington.edu/course/360,
or contact: epcourse@uw.edu
Offered as synchronous learning. Offered via remote learning.
REGISTER TODAY USING SLN: 14344!

INSTRUCTORS:
Darcy Rao & Lisa Manhart

DAY/TIME:
Monday and Wednesday
2:30 - 4:20 PM

PREREQUISITES:
EPI 320 and any introductory biostatistics/statistics course or AP statistics (grade of 3.0+). Instructor permission is an alternative to these requirements.

FORMAT:
Combined lecture/lab

Have you ever wondered HOW epidemiologists actually conduct their analyses?

Do we really do everything as a 2x2 table on paper?

• Learn to apply epidemiologic concepts to real data using basic epidemiologic analysis methods.
• Gain hands-on experience with statistical soft are.
• Learn the basics in data management techniques.
• Conduct an epidemiologic analysis from start to finish

Class offered synchronously in a remote learning environment.

Learn more: epi.washington.edu/course/330, or contact: epcourse@uw.edu
REGISTER TODAY USING SLN: 14343!

SPH480 Class Project Announcement

We are writing to invite you to participate in a class project for SPH 480 on the impact of social media use on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there is a known association between social media use and mental health, there are few studies studying this relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To participate, you must be a current full-time enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Washington (ages 18-23).

If you would like to volunteer, please take this anonymous survey, which will take about 5-10 minutes to complete: https://forms.gle/2yBVKBB2PouLheia9.

Please feel free to contact Chloe Miwa if you have any questions. 

Email address: chloem27@uw.edu 

Phone number: (808) 258-9753

 

The School of Public Health is currently conducting a search for a Professor to serve as the Director for the Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH). The purpose of ARCH to provide a community of scholarship and activism – in the School of Public Health, across the University, and within the broader community – concerning interventions that can break down the societal and institutional structures of racism and, thus, to reduce future inequalities in health.  Candidates for this position will be sharing their vision and qualifications for the center in online presentations.  Students are encouraged to attend the talks and provide feedback on the candidates.

 

Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Child, Family and Population Health Nursing, University of Washington

 

Student Q and A session with Dr. Barrington:

Tuesday, February 23, 11:00-11:45, https://washington.zoom.us/j/95914066647

 

Talk title: Integrating Critical Race Theory and Public Health Research: An OverARCHing Vision

Tuesday, February 23, 2:45-4:00, https://washington.zoom.us/j/469129454

 

For additional information or if you have questions: Holly Bergstrom, hb2@uw.edu

Information about the other finalists, and the timing of their talks and virtual visits, will be posted and disseminated when these visits are scheduled.

 

 

I’m doing a project funded by the UW Resilience Lab where I’m collecting stories from students of color about their experience at the University, and paying students for their time. (Erica Mallett)

The purpose of this project is to collect information from Indigenous, Latinx, Black, and Brown students at UW about their experience at the University. UW relies on alumni survey data for information on how to innovate and respond to students needs. However these surveys often have low response rates from Indigenous, Latinx, Black, and Brown students, which means their stories particularly about their experience at UW are not fully captured. We want to hear about students now, before they become an alumni, by capturing stories about their experience to provide the University with qualitative data that can be used to help create and sustain innovative and inclusive programming and practices at the University. These stories will be presented in an ebook to the University at the completion of the project in Spring of 2021. No identifying information about participants will be shared. 

Students will be paid for their contribution: https://forms.gle/2MmahTjHcxbTGTTX6

Questions: Email, emall@uw.edu 

Dr. Ben Danielson - Black History Month Lecture

 

Date:  Monday February 22

Time:  6:30-7:30 PM

Zoom:  Join Zoom Meeting

https://uw-phi.zoom.us/j/91039186276

The UW Resilience Lab and Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are inviting all students and the broader UW community to attend our Winter Quarter Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 25th from 3-4pm. By joining, you can expect to learn more about building your grant-writing skills and utilizing the diverse pool of on-campus grants available for projects and initiatives at the UW – including the Campus Sustainability Fund and Resilience Lab Seed Grants. Seed grants provide financial and institutional support to students, staff, and instructors to help them hone their skills, create impactful projects, and develop as leaders and professionals while upholding sustainability initiatives on campus. 

Join us on February 25th for an opportunity to network and to learn how to promote sustainability, compassion, and resilience at the UW through projects that matter to you. We aim for this event to be informative and catalyze students to take part in project development that contributes to the UW campus and community, both virtually and in person!  


Register here. Reach out to uwrlcoordinator@uw.edu with any questions or for more information.

 

In collaboration with the Q Center, UW Housing & Food Services, First Year Program and the UW Women's Center, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center proudly presents the 18th Annual Womxn of Color Celebration (formerly Womxn of Color Reception). Join us on March 9, 2021 at 4PM for a feel-good event where we'll celebrate ourselves, be in community, and envision new futures together. This year's program will feature the captivating Jodi-Ann Burey as our keynote speaker, an interactive q&a and community centered breakout rooms. We hope to see you there!

 Check out our website!

Why pre-register?

Pre-registration gives you the opportunity to a guaranteed seat and uplift/voice a topic and question you would like to see discussed during the event.

 

Pre-register here.

Students are invited to join us for the spring session of  The Science of Childhood Cancer, a weekly virtual lecture series hosted by the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center. The series is designed to engage the scientific community on key questions in pediatric cancer research. Based on the enthusiastic reception of the inaugural series in fall 2020, a new 15-week session of the series will launch at 12pm CST on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

For the first session, St. Jude’s own Jinghui Zhang, PhD, will be presenting “Genomic Variants in Pediatric Cancer: Landscape, Precision Oncology, and Data Sharing Ecosystem.”

 

Go here to register: https://www.stjude.org/education-training/advanced-training/seminars-symposia/science-of-childhood-cancer-series.html?sc_cid=s21-emh-apo 

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Synbio for Everyone is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and RSO that aims to improve accessibility education and reduce STEM educational equity gaps. In the past, Synbio for Everyone’s 400-page biology curriculum has won a global award at the 2019 iGEM synthetic biology competition, been translated into 16 different languages, and has been implemented in a variety of settings, including at local underserved schools, STEM events, with people with disabilities, and in 3 different continents with collaborators around the world.

 Membership and participation with Synbio for Everyone will provide you with the opportunity to get involved with an educational project with a tangible impact. This is especially valuable for those interested in working with underserved communities and people with disabilities. 

 We are currently in the process of recruiting new members to start during Spring Quarter 2021 and continue during the 2021-2022 school year. We are an interdisciplinary team, and look forward to expanding to have members to work on teams such as biology curriculum development, physical science curriculum development, web development, mobile development, new initiatives, translations, and distribution. 

 Descriptions of the available positions as well as additional information about Synbio for Everyone can be found here: https://synbioforeveryone.org/Recruitment

 The application is due on Monday 2/15 at 11:59pm: https://forms.gle/xVeswDVLM39c8NzF9

 We will also be holding information sessions on Friday 1/29 from 5-6pm and Wednesday 2/10 from 6-7pm. The Zoom details can be found by visiting the link above.

 While we are looking for a variety of roles, here is a quick list of some of the specific positions we have available:

 -Biology Curriculum Team Lead/Member

-Physical Sciences Curriculum Team Co-Lead/Member

-Design Lead/Design Team

-Web/Mobile Development

-Treasurer/Nonprofit Manager

-Event Planning/School Visits

-Translations & Distribution Lead

-New Initiatives (Video Project, 3D-printing for the visually impaired, etc.)

-Social Media Lead

 Please note that you are welcome to apply to all the positions you are interested in and can be a part of multiple subteams.

 If you have any questions about the application or about Synbio for Everyone, please don’t hesitate to email us at synbioedu@uw.edu. We are extremely flexible and are happy to work with you to work out an extension on the application due date if you email us before the deadline. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!

QUEERING ANARCHISM:
Next quarter the Q Center is offering a class on Queering Anarchism through the Comparative History of Ideas Department! The course will be at the 400 level and focused on anarchaqueer thought, or the abolition of hierarchies such as transmisogyny, heteronormativity, and patriarchy as a means for queer liberation. We are interested in seeing how many folks are interested in this course and would also like to gather ideas for future courses. If you have any ideas, submit them to the form below!

NUTR 514 SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS FOR POPULATION HEALTH (3 credits)

SPR 2021 T/Th, 11:30am-12:50pm

 This new course uses food systems as a lens for viewing and understanding public health principles.

 Students will:  

  • be introduced to the connections between food systems and public health, including issues related to the determinants of health, food production and supply chains, food access and environments, and the bidirectional relationship between dietary intake and food systems;
  • learn how food systems in the US and in global settings have changed over time and the evolution of public health approaches to food systems;
  • use the tools of systems thinking to examine food systems, including an assessment of various stakeholders, their priorities, and dynamic interactions within the system;
  • learn the multifaceted nature of sustainability as it relates to food systems, including the intersections between food systems and sustainability, resilience, equity, and justice;
  • understand roles and opportunities for different public health disciplines and practitioners in in shaping the food system. 

 Open to all SPH graduate and professional students. NUTR 514 does meet introductory public health learning objectives for MS and PhD students as defined by CEPH. 

 The instructor is Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN, Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and the Department of Epidemiology. 

Please email gradnutr@uw.edu if you have any questions!

On behalf of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, we are happy to inform you of our 19th Annual Pre-Health Conference from Saturday, February 20th, 2021 through Sunday, February 21st, 2021. This conference is the largest pre-health conference at the University of Washington and is open to all high school and undergraduate students. Here are a few reasons why students should sign up today!

 Students will have the opportunity to...

  1. Network with other high school students, undergraduate students, healthcare students, and healthcare professionals.
    1. Healthcare fields include medicine, PA, nursing, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.
  1. Connect with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at UW, graduate school admissions, community organizations in healthcare, and volunteer opportunities at our Resource Fair.
  2. Attend workshops to broaden students' perspectives on what "healthcare" means, and how to be a well-rounded healthcare professional. 

 For additional information about our Pre-Health Conference, please follow our website or Facebook Event. We can also be reached at mapsuw@gmail.com. Register here for the conference.

Hello everybody,

 I am writing this email on behalf of Sylvia's Alliance, a student-led group that aims to elevate the culture at the University of Washington around issues of trauma and violence. Sylvia's Alliance works to increase awareness among health professional students of gender-based violence and its consequences to health.

 Sylvia's Alliance is partnering with New Beginnings Seattle (https://www.newbegin.org/) to show support for domestic violence survivors with letters from health sciences students, and we would love for you to join us! 

 Our goal is to collect 100 letters by the end of February 2021 🙂

 If you are interested in participating, please take a look at this Google Form (which includes more instructions): https://forms.gle/tEmBBgvZQjwZdurV8

 Thank you for your time! If you have any questions or comments about this project, please feel free to email me (Leah Chen) at leahc235@uw.edu.

Dear Students,

 In previous years, we’ve held a session in South Campus Center where you can learn how to get involved in the American Public Health Association. Pizza was served, even. Attached is last year’s flyer, just to remind you what things used to be like.

 This year, we’ll be on Zoom, of course. Zoom link here

 Please join Wednesday Feb 10 at 1 pm! See you there if you’re interested in engaging with your public health association and presenting your work. The meeting this year (October) is planned to be a hybrid of in person (Denver) and on line (Zoom), but we’ll see!

 I’ve been actively involved in various sections of APHA for decades, and will enthusiastically explain how the organization works, and how to submit an abstract so you can present your work at the next meeting. 

 Cheers,

Amy

 Amy Hagopian, PhD

Professor
University of Washington School of Public Health
Box 357660, Seattle WA 98195-7660
Office: 206.616.4989  | Health Sciences H-690E
Cell: 206.551.5313
hagopian@uw.edu

HUB Private Space Reservations for Students

Students can reserve a private conference room in the HUB for scheduled interviews, mental health services/appointments, or non-departmental testing by completing this form. Reservations are required to use the space and can be submitted two weeks in advance. Students may request one reservation of up to two hours per week.

 URL to form (if hyperlink in description doesn’t work):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfflPsspoBwA8bDhQrX2QbjA7v_hJaj4ViGlrUQ0c8e3Jae_g/viewform

 Questions can be directed to our Event & Information Services team at hubres@uw.edu.

Black History Month Global Discussion 2021; webinar - see event information here.

REGISTER HERE→ 

In this extraordinary moment of unrest and uncertainty, join us for a conversation with civil-rights activist Fania Davis as she makes the case for the importance of global engagement in the non-western world. This special discussion, moderated by Dr. Anu Taranath, will examine how restorative justice, equity and indigeneity can offer a path forward in healing and unifying our nation.
 


Speaker & Moderator Information

Fania E. Davis J.D., Ph.D. is an activist, civil rights attorney, writer, and restorative justice practitioner with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. The murder of two friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized a commitment to social transformation. Active in the Civil Rights, Black liberation, women's, prisoners', peace, anti-racial violence, and anti-apartheid movements, she was the Founding Director of Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth and a Founding Board Member of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. Among her publications is the Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Justice, and U.S. Social Transformation

Dr. Anu Taranath brings passion and expertise as a speaker, facilitator, author, and educator. A UW professor for 19 years, she teaches about race, gender, equity, and global literatures.  Her book Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World was a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award and included in Fodor’s Travel’s “13 Books to Inspire Your Travels” and Oprah Magazine’s “Best 26 Travel Books of All Time.” Dr. Anu has led more than a dozen UW study abroad programs and collaborated with change-makers in more than 15 countries. For more information, please visit www.anutaranath.com.

TIME T, TH
1:00p-2:20pm
Online via Canvas and Zoom

Instructor: Hendrika Meischke, MPH, PhD

SLN: 21102

Course overview 

The objectives of this course are to provide students with an introduction to the field of Health Communication and Social Marketing. Since a primary goal of all health communication activities is healthier people through communication, much of the course will focus on the nature of persuasive communication and marketing – an inquiry into how communication and marketing are used most effectively to improve population health and reduce inequities.  

 Class content will be delivered by a combination of didactic presentations, student discussion, guest lectures, and development of a health communication campaign. As part of the course requirements, students will 1) actively participate in discussion and exercises, 2) design a theory-based health marketing/communication campaign that includes: goals/objectives, audience analysis, theoretical foundation, selection of media mix (source, message, channel), implementation and evaluation of the campaign, 3) present the campaign proposal to your colleagues and 4) submit a paper copy of the communication campaign proposal to the instructor.  

 

Contact:

Suzanne Yates

Pronouns: She/Her

Manager of Program Operations

Department of Health Services  l  School of Public Health

206-616-2979  l  sbyates@uw.edu

NUTR 514 SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS FOR POPULATION HEALTH (3 credits)

SPR 2021 T/Th, 11:30am-12:50pm T session is asynchronous; Th session is synchronous

SLN: 17905

 This new course uses food systems as a lens for viewing and understanding population health principles.

 Students will:  

  • be introduced to the connections between food systems and population health, including issues related to the determinants of health, food production and supply chains, food access and environments, and the bidirectional relationship between dietary intake and food systems;
  • learn how food systems in the US and in global settings have changed over time and the evolution of public health approaches to food systems;
  • use the tools of systems thinking to examine food systems, including an assessment of various stakeholders, their priorities, and dynamic interactions within the system;
  • learn the multifaceted nature of sustainability as it relates to food systems, including the intersections between food systems and sustainability, resilience, equity, and justice;
  • understand roles and opportunities for different public health disciplines and practitioners in in shaping the food system. 

 Open to all graduate and professional students.

 The instructor is Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN, Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and the Department of Epidemiology. 

Online course announcement.

The Graduate and Professional Student (GPSS) wanted to highlight our funding and lobbying opportunities available for students!

 The GPSS offers several avenues for funding, and we encourage students to apply! Our Diversity Funds are awarded to supplement programs and events related to diversity efforts and benefit a cross-section of graduate and professional students. Our Travel Grants are awarded to students attending conferences and seminars, including remote engagements. 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. Students seeking funding may find more information on these and other funding opportunities on the GPSS Funding webpageGeneral questions may be directed towards gpsstres@uw.edu or gpssbs@uw.edu, but questions on Diversity Funds should be directed towards gpsssec@uw.edu.

 All students are encouraged to join our second annual virtual Graduate Student Day on the Hill (GODH)! While we are unable to physically travel to Olympia to meet with our legislators this year, we are still advocating strongly for students and we would love to have your voice join us! With your help, we can ensure that the needs of graduate and professional students across the state of Washington are represented to state legislators. Students may review GPSS's Legislative Agenda hereNo experience is necessary to participate! All participants in the 2021 GDOH must participate in a mandatory training on February 19th from 3-4:30pmPlease RSVP here by February 5th, and feel free to contact gpssod@uw.edu with any questions.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is still accepting applications to support student projects in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon during the 2020–21 school year.

Eligible students will be awarded up to $3,500 each to help them with living expenses during their hands-on learning experience. Applications are evaluated based on their public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility.

Celena McCray, a 2019–20 stipend recipient, used the funding for travel to gather input from partners and Elders during the co-development of an Indigenous-based framework that addresses the holistic health of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples, known as 49 Days of Ceremony.

Prior to COVID-19, McCray was able to meet with people in-person. “When working with tribal communities, you meet them where they are,” she said. “I had the opportunity to meet them face-to-face, which is really important, because the framework we are trying to develop is about building relationships based on culture.”

Read Celena McCray’s full story.

Funding Eligibility

  • Project work must be based in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, or Oregon and address populations in those states.
  • Applicants must be undergraduate (juniors and seniors) or graduate students enrolled in public health, psychology, sociology, and social work degree programs.
  • Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Learn more about application deadlines and procedures and read more about funded projects from past years.

Applications are reviewed at the end of each month and students will be notified of their award status within 10 days of review. Applications received between December 13th and December 31st will be reviewed at the end of January 2020.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health is one of ten regional Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Contact: For questions about general program requirements, contact Gita Krishnaswamy. For payment, reporting, and application process questions, contact Ashley Bullock.

As you may know, the new virtual Open Scholarship Commons is designed to be an interdisciplinary and publicly-engaged hub for knowledge creation and dissemination. As we begin Winter quarter, we hope you’ll join us for a series of events happening early this quarter centered on data visualization and an opportunity to learn more about the eScience Institute’s Data Science for the Social Good program. Please see below for event details and registration information. We’ll follow mid-quarter with the reminder of our event calendar for the quarter. Don’t forget to check out the Open Scholarship Commons website for more information on our various consultation services ranging from text mining to digital scholarship project help.

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization

February 2, 2021 10:00-11:30am

Register in advance

Data visualization design “best practices" often do not prioritize (or outright reject) efforts to be inclusive. This workshop will establish new "best practices" and provide an opportunity to test them out in a visualization. Data visualization experience is not required, though some familiarity with accessing and using spreadsheet software may be helpful. The first half of this workshop will be a presentation, and the last half will be a hands on, interactive, collaborative activity. Attendees are welcome to leave after the first half. 

 

Accessibility & Data Visualization

February 18, 2021 1:30-2:30pm

Register in advance

Data visualization best practices and tools do not always discuss accessibility, which can exclude groups of people. This workshop will review ways to make your visualizations more accessible. We will work through a visualization together and add features to make it more accessible. You are encouraged to follow along, but no active participation is necessary. Data visualization experience is not required, though some familiarity with accessing and using spreadsheet software may be helpful.

 Contact: 

Verletta Kern (she/her)
Head, Open Scholarship Commons and Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Washington Libraries

vkern@uw.edu 

 

REGISTER TODAY!
Contact the DeRouen Center for moreinformation at derouencenter@uw.edu

Overview of global health inequalities and the burden of oral disease worldwide.
Introduction to international health caresystems and the social, political, cultural,behavioral and economic factors influencing them.

Case studies with interactive studentparticipation to analyze the impact of oralhealth on the public health system at acountry level.

Credit/No Credit Grading

Learn about research and field tripopportunities at our exciting sites in Peru,Thailand, Kenya, and Seattle.

Class Size: 40

 

FORMAT/LOCATION: Online via Zoom

DAY/TIME:
Wednesdays, 12:10pm - 1:00pm

KNOWLEDGE AREA: Elective

COURSE PERIOD:
4/1/21 - 5/26/21

INSTRUCTOR:
Ana Lucia Seminario, DDS, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Adjunct Associate Professor, GlobalHealth

Thank you to all those who attended our Health Equity Lecture, Health equity in 2021: What COVID-19 is teaching us and where we're headed. We hope you found the conversation with Dr. Sandro Galea, Dr. Anjum Hajat, Dr. Maayan Simckes and Anne Massey as insightful as we did.

If you weren't able to make it, a recording of the event is now available on our YouTube channel. Don't forget to save your virtual seat for the next lecture on racism and health equity Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4 pm.

GRID is recruiting new members!
GRID, or Global Renewables Infrastructure Development, is an RSO at the UW that works on designing, optimizing and installing solar electricity systems with a focus on equitable access to energy. They’ve installed over 50 single home solar systems in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, as well as in rural Indigenous communities in Guatemala that lack equitable access to the electric grid.

 GRID will be hosting an info & onboarding session for anyone who's interested on Tuesday, Feb. 16th from 12:30-1:30! It will focus on the history of the organization, what projects they're currently working on, and how people can get involved. GRID is currently working on a number of projects including designing a system for an off-grid library and computer lab in Ghana, coding curriculum and device design for solar technician students in Cameroon, and further building out their community surveying and partnership practices.

Email grid@uw.edu if you’re interested. This opportunity was shared with us by Griffin Ruehl, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering and the 2020 GRID Lead Officer.

SPECIFIC AIMS: STEPS TO SUCCESS

Mon, Jan 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm-3:15 pm PST
Online Zoom Event!

The Specific Aims page is a concise master plan for your research grant, and is one of the most important components of a grant proposal. In this session, participants will learn how to write each of the four critical sections of a Specific Aims page.

 

GRANT WRITING NUGGETS

Wed, Jan 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm-2:05 pm PST
Online Zoom Event!

This session will discuss grant writing skills through a focus on proposal preparation, writing strategies, and pre-proposal timeline. At the end of the session, attendees will have acquired strategies for preparing and submitting a proposal.

AN EDITOR'S VIEW ON PUBLISHING A PAPER

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm-1:05 pm PST
Online Zoom Event!

A journal editor will review the most common reasons for a paper to be rejected and how to avoid those pitfalls.

 

 

Mondays:

Between Cultures, 12-1:30pm, weekly (referral needed)

Tuesdays:

Let's Talk, 2-4pm, weekly

Outlasting the Pandemic: Mental Health Skills Workshop Series

3-4pm (1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2)

How to get What You Need In Relationships, 3:30pm-4:20pm (2/2, 2/23)

Mindfulness for Self-Compassion, 3:30-4:20pm (1/26, 2/9, 3/2)

Anti-Racism and Allyship Support Group, 2-3:30pm, weekly (referral needed)

Wednesdays:

Beginning Mindfulness and Meditation, 3:30-5pm, weekly (referral needed)

Advanced Mindfulness, 12-2pm, weekly (referral needed)

Procrastination and Perfectionism, 3-5pm, weekly (referral needed)

Thursdays:

Let's Talk, 2-4pm, weekly

Getting through Grief, 9-10:30am, weekly (referral needed)

Plug-In: Conversations About Studying Abroad from Home, 4-5:30pm, weekly

BIPOC Healing Circle, 3:30pm-5pm (1/14, 1/28, 2/11,2/25, 3/11)

Beyond Labels, 3-4:30pm, weekly (referral needed

Umoji, 2-3:30pm, (1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 4/4)

Fridays:
Between Cultures, 10am-12pm, weekly (referral needed)

Procrastination and Perfectionism, 10am - 12pm, weekly (referral needed)

*Unless indicated by "referral needed," you do not need to be a client of the center to participate in any of the groups or workshops.

Email: counsels@uw.edu for more information.

 

 

My name is Nikki Talebi and I am one of the Co-presidents at Capillaries, a student-run journal at UW focused on medical humanities. This is a place for students of all majors and backgrounds to write and create works of art about their experiences with health, illness, and healing. We publish an issue each quarter, and in past editions, we have shared stories of love and loss, of coming to terms with one's identity, and of understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century. We at Capillaries Journal believe that writing and art have real power now more than ever, to help us unpack our thoughts. Thus, we offer our journal to you as a space to decompress and reflect on personal, community, national, and global issues.


I wanted to welcome the greater UW community to share writing and artwork for our Winter 2021 issue. The goal is to provide a space for all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and general UW community members to reflect and engage in dialogue on stories that might otherwise go unheard.


Submissions are due on February 7th @ 11:59 PMhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaHDPphNiSJlezfj7owYGui3okEx67SGUv_--DY9jnkZV-zg/viewform?usp=sf_link


For more information about the journal, submission guidelines, and previous editions of the journal, please visit our website: https://capillariesjournal.com/

Thanks for reading this email. We would love to publish any of your stories that you would like to share. 


Sincerely,
Nikki Talebi
Co-president, Capillaries Journal 
University of Washington

This annual event is an exciting weekend where participants attend workshops and lectures led by local BIPOC leaders, generally working in the policy space. These workshops focus on various topics on race and equity in the public policy and public administration fields. We also give out awards to honor BIPOC who have been exceptional leaders in public service in Seattle. 

 SAVE THE DATE! The Evans Summit on Race & Equity in Public Policy has been set for February 13th-14th, 2021 from 10:00am - 2:00pm; more registration details coming soon!

Additionally, this year the Voices & Visions Awards are joining the Summit. Voices & Visions is a student-led celebration of BIPOC leaders who do exceptional work to advance equity in our community.

 Dedicated individuals have been fighting tirelessly for equity and justice throughout the past year’s social and political movements. Help us ensure their work doesn’t go unrecognized, and submit your nominations HERE! Submissions are due at 11:59pm on Saturday, January 29th. 

 

 Contact: 

Juan Carlos Gomez, Tsewone Melaku, & Palmy Silarat
Graduate Staff Assistants
College of Education - Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion

Miller Hall 206 E
Box 353600 Seattle, WA 98195           
Office:
206.543.8121 / fax 206.543.9569
Email:
osdi@uw.edu / washington.edu