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A new section of JSIS 535: Technology, Society and the Future has recently opened up more spaces for this summer a-term course. This course explores the intersection of policy, technology and society. Technology is rapidly changing the way that humans interact with one another, markets are formed, and information is stored, shared and utilized. While technology has held and does hold great promise for being a force for both economic and social change, it also has the potential to be used in ways that threaten civil liberties, national security and data sovereignty. Private sector and civil society actors, government and military leaders, and regulators must work together to understand how new and emerging technologies will drive change across a wide range of sectors, and they must develop policies to ensure that technology is used to help improve and enrich the lives of those across the socioeconomic spectrum. 

 Summer A-term

JSIS 535: Technology, Society and the Future (2cr)

Taught by James Bernard

SLN 14628

 Volunteers Around the World (VAW) University of Washington Chapter is a chapter of a humanitarian organization that reaches out to poverty stricken communities within developing countries through medical outreach, nutritional security, clean water, and health education.  Our focus is to enhance community infrastructure both locally and internationally through improved education, access to more advanced medical treatment, and other community-based initiatives. 

 As a team member, you will have the opportunity to shadow medical professionals, work side by side with experienced doctors, perform triage, manage the pharmacy, and teach public health classes to children or teenagers. You will also have free time to travel in the host country, experience a new culture, and build amazing relationships! We are looking for committed participants who will go above and beyond to make this a memorable experience for everyone involved. 

 During Summer Break (August 27 - September 10th) we will be spending 2 weeks on a medical outreach trip to Peru!

 For more information on VAW, visit: 



The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in coordination with a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care. In 2019, the institute will utilize a combination of a 5-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between September 3, 2019 and January, 2020 culminating in a 2-day in-person training to be held January 23-24, 2020, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).

Participants will be expected to return to their home institutions prepared to share what they have learned at the institute to help further the field of D&I research (e.g., giving talks, leading seminars, forming new collaborations, mentoring, submitting D&I grant proposals, etc.).

For a background on the training institute, please see this article published January 24, 2013: "The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health." Implementation Science 2013 8:12.

For information on NIH funding in dissemination and implementation science, please visit the NCI Implementation Science Team Funding page.

For additional resources and information about D&I science at the NIH, please visit the Resources for Dissemination and Implementation Research page hosted by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention.

This training is designed for doctoral-level investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research. We seek a balance of both junior and senior investigators, with the overall goal of bringing new people into the field of D&I research. While we anticipate most participants will be early- to mid-career individuals, we will enroll a limited number of senior researchers who are making the switch to D&I research.

In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., D.N.Sc., etc.). Current doctoral students are not eligible to apply.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in health science (e.g., medicine, behavioral medicine, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy).
  • NOT have matriculated through other NIH supported implementation science training programs (e.g. MT-DIRCIRITIDIRC).
  • NOT have current R18, R01, or R01-equivalent funding as a Principal Investigator for D&I research and not received such funding in the past 5 years. Note: Investigators who have received an R01 or equivalent are eligible, as long as the funding was not primarily for D&I research.
  • Feasible D&I research concept to work on throughout the course. This should be a project the applicant is seriously interested in conducting and/or submitting for funding.

Additional considerations:

Federal employees are NOT eligible to apply, with the exception of individuals whose positions allow them to receive grants and function as independent researchers (e.g., VA research investigators).

Applicants are NOT required to be citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals of the United States.

There is NO fee to apply or to attend the institute. However, all applicants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel expenses to attend the in-person meeting (round-trip airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals) TIDIRH is a significant time commitment over the entire length of the program with ongoing expectations for readings and written assignments. Attendance at the in-person training will NOT be permitted for those who have not actively participated and completed all of the required online course work. In addition, it is expected that trainees will attend the entire in-person two-day meeting.

For more information and to apply, visit the TIDIRH 2019 website

For questions about the training please contact OBSSR program staff at

Apply to the take advantage of this fully funded conference hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Be prepared for a weekend of engagement, inspiration, and networking opportunities in the heart of the nation’s capital. You will learn from and network with leading scholars and policy experts in the field of domestic and international service. You will also have the opportunity to explore Washington, DC through site visits and cultural activities.

This free, three day conference will highlight the practical skills necessary for success in a public service career at home and abroad, while also emphasizing ethical decision making.

Key Activities:

  • Hot topics in public service: Domestics and global policy, diversity and public affairs, ethical leadership
  • Explore careers in public service
  • Gain a better understanding of the graduate school application process
  • Social Events: Dinner reception and networking, social outing, and a tour of DC

When: Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28, 2019

Where: Washington, DC

Who should apply?

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, a legal permanent resident, or qualify for the DREAM Act.
  • Open to rising junior or senior undergraduates.
  • Traditionally underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Transportation, housing, and meals will be provided.

Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

Apply here: 

Apply to the take advantage of this fully funded conference hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Be prepared for a weekend of engagement, inspiration, and networking opportunities in the heart of the nation’s capital. You will learn from and network with leading scholars and policy experts in the field of domestic and international service. You will also have the opportunity to explore Washington, DC through site visits and cultural activities.

This free, three day conference will highlight the practical skills necessary for success in a public service career at home and abroad, while also emphasizing ethical decision making.

Key Activities:

  • Hot topics in public service: Domestics and global policy, diversity and public affairs, ethical leadership
  • Explore careers in public service
  • Gain a better understanding of the graduate school application process
  • Social Events: Dinner reception and networking, social outing, and a tour of DC

When: Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28, 2019

Where: Washington, DC

Who should apply?

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, a legal permanent resident, or qualify for the DREAM Act.
  • Open to rising junior or senior undergraduates.
  • Traditionally underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Transportation, housing, and meals will be provided.

Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

Apply here: 

UW Tobacco Studies Program is offering HSERV 556/FAMED 559 during Summer, 2019. This is a 1- or 2-credit and online course.

 HSERV 556 SLN: 11805

FAMED 559 SLN: 11552

 HSERV 556/FAMED 559 - Tobacco-related Health Disparities and Social Justice (online; 1-2 credits; full term)

  • Integrates multiple disciplinary perspectives to address the pressing issue of disproportionate tobacco use and related diseases among marginalized populations, including those defined by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
  • Considers the overlap of tobacco use with other health conditions.
  • Explores links between, and intervention strategies for, smoking, social stress, acculturation processes, and genetics.
  • Examines tobacco industry targeting marketing strategies.
  • Analyzes causes of health disparities.
  • Identifies solutions to the tobacco epidemic.

For more details and a sample syllabus, visit our website.

 For students with a restricted registration window: we cannot reserve placement for the course, but we can place you on a wait-list, which increases your chances of gaining a spot. As it is first come first serve, please notify us of your interest as soon as you can.

 Please reach out with any questions,

Alex Sirotzki, MPHc
Graduate Staff Assistant
Tobacco Studies Program
Department of Health Services/ University of Washington 

Box 354804
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

The Master’s of Science in Information Management is offering two accelerated (week-long) summer courses that are open to non-iSchool students.  Please pass this along to any of your students who may be interested.  They can contact us directly at for registration information.

 IMT 535: Introduction to Information Architecture  5 cr. (August 12 – 16)

Introduces concepts and methods of front- and back-end information architecture. Covers back-end topics including data and content modeling, taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, SEO, search, and analytics. Covers front-end topics including design thinking, design process, design patterns, navigation, workflow, labeling, orientation, and information scent. Unifies front- and back-end IA.

 IMT 576: Foundations of Strategic and Managerial Business Intelligence 4 cr. (June 24 – 28)

Provides a broad overview of business intelligence (BI) including foundational BI concepts, strategies, techniques, and technologies. Primary emphasis is on the strategic and managerial perspective, focusing on how one designs, implements, and leverages business intelligence systems and strategies in management and leadership roles.

We have an opportunity for one graduate student in the School of Public Health who is interested in disaster preparedness and response to accompany School of Public Health and School of Nursing faculty on a trip to Sendai, Japan from July 20th-30th, 2019. Students will attend the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Association of East Asian Research Universities Multi-Hazards Summer School, learn about emergency management and the community health impacts of natural disasters in Japan, and foster connections with faculty and students at Tohoku University.

 Details about the trip and application process are attached. Interested students may contact and with any questions.

Global Student Experience in Disaster Preparedness & Response

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal Development
University of Washington – Tohoku University Partnership

Background: Robust emergency preparedness and response (EPR) systems are essential to preventing and mitigating the dire human health consequences associated with natural disasters, which are increasing in frequency and severity around the world. Japan and the Pacific Northwestern United States both are prone to earthquakes and tsunamis, but the extent to which these countries can and have invested in EPR varies depending on national resources and priorities. We believe building collaborative networks between otherwise heterogeneous countries with similar natural disaster risks holds great potential for improving EPR infrastructure, research, and education. The Academic Open Space between the University of Washington (UW) and Tohoku University (TU) in Sendai, Japan is an agreement between our two leading research institutions intended to foster collaboration and academic exchanges. TU is home to the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (, a leading multidisciplinary center focused on applied research in disasters and disaster mitigation. In collaboration with TU, faculty in the UW School of Public Health (SPH) and the Center for Global Health Nursing in the School of Nursing (SON) currently are developing a proposal for a faculty-led study abroad program to Japan focused on EPR, which will be
launched in 2020. The study abroad program likely will be 4-6 weeks long and will be designed for both undergraduate and graduate students. As a pilot experience and to gather information to shape the study abroad proposal, three faculty from SPH and SON will travel to Sendai for 11 days during the summer of 2019 to attend the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) Multi-Hazards Summer School, to learn more about EPR and the community health consequences of natural disasters in Japan, and to discuss the study abroad program with collaborators at TU. Funding is available for two graduate students (one from SPH and one from SON) to accompany faculty on this trip.

Trip Details and Student Expectations:
• Destination: Sendai, Japan and surrounding area
• Travel dates: July 20th-30th, 2019
• APRU-AEARU Multi-Hazards Summer School dates: July 22th-25th, 2019
o Information on the Summer School is provided in the email attachment
In addition to the APRU-AEARU Multi-Hazards Summer School, students will participate in site visits to e.g. local public health agencies, community-based organizations, schools, and/or healthcare facilities as arranged, and will assist UW and Tohoku faculty in conceptualizing the study abroad curricula based on this summer 2019 travel experience. In addition, students may be called upon to provide additional input and feedback during the rest of the summer/early fall of 2019 as the study abroad program proposal is developed. Finally, students will be expected to provide a debrief presentation on what they learned when they return (specific details to be identified). The objectives of the 2019 summer trip are to:

Provide a global immersive experience to students so they may learn about the intersection of human and
environmental health through disaster management
• Facilitate and support global exchange among an interprofessional group of students, scholars, and community stakeholders invested in EPR
• Co-develop an authentic and meaningful study abroad program (to be launched in 2020) and program evaluation plan with students and faculty across both UW and TU
• Facilitate intentional dialogue on research collaborations focused on population, community, and family research in disaster management

Application Process: SPH and SON students with a 3.0 GPA minimum are invited to apply. Please email your CV/resume and a 500-word personal statement describing your interest in and what you will contribute to the experience to by 7AM on Monday, May 20th, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled no later than Friday, May 24th, 2019, and final student selection will be completed by Friday, May 31st, 2019.

The Washington State Public Health Association is once again offering scholarships to support attendance at our Annual Conference. Scholarships provide for conference registration, up to $100 in travel reimbursement, and 1-year complimentary WSPHA membership. Students, young professionals, special health care workers, and those who experience financial barriers to attending this year’s conference are especially encouraged to apply. Come to network, eat good food, and learn about current Washington State public health projects! 

The 2019 WSPHA Scholarship Application is officially open today, May 13, 2019

The application deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:59 pm PST.

WSPHA Annual Conference

Review the Scholarship Guidelines

Applications due June 17, 2019 through August 18. 2019.

Training the next generation of laboratory leaders: CDC’s Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) prepares high caliber PhD scientists to become public health leaders through experiential training in laboratory quality
management and the science of biosafety.

Application Period for Class of 2020: April 1 – June 27, 2019

LLS fellows
• Conduct cutting-edge laboratory research
• Conduct comprehensive laboratory safety and risk assessments
• Evaluate laboratory quality management systems
• Collaborate with CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers during outbreak investigations
• Participate in public health field investigations
• Present findings from laboratory research, investigations, and studies

Who can apply?

1. Early-career laboratory scientists with a PhD in a laboratory related discipline,
2. Two years post-graduate experience,
3. American citizenship or United States permanent residency

Learn more at or send questions to

Advertised by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Division of Scientiÿc Education and Professional Development

HDC is the nonprofit membership association dedicated to fulfilling our vision that all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and affordable homes within communities of opportunity.

 This is to introduce or, perhaps, re-introduce our organization and our upcoming internship opportunity for students of color looking to work in the affordable housing sector. HDC’s internship program is a 9-month paid internship designed to recruit, train, and retain racially and socio-economically diverse students into the affordable housing sector.

 Priority is given to students enrolled in the Fall 2019 academic quarter (2019-2020), and who are entering their last year of undergraduate or graduate studies. Additionally, students who have a background, or are majoring in the following, are strongly encouraged to apply as these skills will be essential to success in this program: Real Estate Development, Urban Planning, Construction Management, and/or related.

 The internship consists of three pillars to fully engage and support the prospective intern. The first is the intern, the second is Program Administrator, HDC, and finally the third is the Host Agency which includes our member organization where the intern will be placed. 

 The deadline to apply for the internship is June 28th,2019. Additionally, I would be happy to do an in-person meeting or a meeting over the phone to discuss this opportunity further.

For an application or to contact if you have questions:


Aselefech Evans, Equity and Programs Manager


Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County

1326 5th Avenue, Suite 230

Seattle, WA 98101

O: (206) 682-9541

D: (206) 636-1254

C: (206) 607-7084

The STSS graduate certificate is an 18 credit interdisciplinary certificate for UW graduate students who have an interest in the relationship between science/technology and society (see certificate curriculum). Students in the program investigate how natural and social knowledge of the world is produced and authorized, how it evolves and is inflected by the contexts of its production and use, and what its normative implications are.

 Find out how to apply. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on May 31, 2019.

This course will provide an overview of:

 Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health

  • Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes
  • Life course approach to maternal and child health

 No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  Areas of Knowledge: NW.

 SLN: 14825; 5 credits; Lecture meets MW 1:00-2:20 p.m.; Quiz meets F 1:30-2:20 p.m.; Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie

 Additional details about the course can be found here.  Direct questions to

Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:

 Identify populations at risk for STIs

  • Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology
  • Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection
  • Evaluate STI prevention interventions

 No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  A basic understanding of biology is required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

 SLN: 14822; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.; Quiz meets: F 9:30–10:20 a.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Lisa Manhart

 Additional details about the course can be found here.  Direct questions to


Through a partnership with UW’s Population Health initiative, Aga Khan University makes international internships available to UW students.  Applications for 5 internships that start in autumn are being accepted until May 13. 

 Communications Intern - Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health - Nairobi Kenya

    1. Targeting communications students
  1. IT Security Analyst Intern - Serena Hotels – Nairobi Kenya
    1. Targeting information technology students
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation Intern - Aga Khan Foundation – Pemba Mozambique
    1. Targeting public health, epidemiology, social science, economics, statistics
  3. Digital Journalism and Multimedia Production Intern​ - Graduate School of Media and Communications – Nairobi Kenya
    1. Targeting digital journalism
  4. Research Intern - Department of Medicine – Nairobi Kenya
    1. Specifically targeting UW students, preferably in fields such as public health, global health, epidemiology, social sciences, economics, statistics, and demography.  The intern will work with UW professor Michael Chung.

 Selected interns will receive monthly living stipend, shared accommodation (furnished apartments) and reimbursement of pre-arrival medical check-ups and internship visa cost. Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for purchasing their return ticket, travel and health insurance. 

 Application period: Until May 13 (apply to AKU here)

Interview dates: Late May
Final intern selection: Early June (if selected you must follow the UW's Student International Travel Policy)
Placement start date: September 16 2019 (*subject to internship pass approval)

Click here to learn more about these opportunities. 

 Please note this additional information from the UW Study Abroad Office & the Office of Global Affairs.

 UW students selected for these positions must remain enrolled at UW for the duration of their internship.

 Degree-seeking students participating in a University of Washington internship program are subject to the UW’s Student International Travel Policy.  If selected for one of the Aga Khan positions, students must complete all UW pre-departure requirements including, but not limited to:


  1. Register international travel with the Office of Global Affairs
  2. Purchase the UW Student Abroad Insurance for the duration of the internship
  3. Request and receive approval for a travel waiver for high-risk destinations


The University is committed to offering a diverse set of international opportunities for students. However, the University reserves the right to cancel or alter, at any time, any international program, internship or activity when, based on a review of the relevant information and resources, it is determined that there is undue risk to the health and safety of students in a particular destination.


If accepted into this internship you must maintain your status as a student at the University of Washington for the duration of your placement by enrolling in Independent Learning through UW Study Abroad. The fee for Independent Learning is $350 per quarter which includes registration for up to 12 credits.


Questions about the specifics of individual internships should be directed to the AKU Programme Coordinator at

Questions about UW policies and procedures related to international internships should be directed to

Registration and housing are now open for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 2019, November 13-16 in Anaheim, CA.

Don't miss your chance to join us for four days of learning, connecting, and sharing! But before you get registered, make sure you complete your pre-registration checklist: 

  1. Submit an abstract
    Are you a student conducting summer research? Share your discoveries with the ABRCMS community, and take advantage of the opportunity to develop your presentation skills, receive personalized feedback from judges, and interact with your peers. Not a student? Share this with someone you know who would be interested! 
    The abstract submission deadline is September 6. 
  2. Get Involved
    Are you a faculty research member, research scientist, or postdoctoral scientist? Contribute to ABRCMS and invest in the future of STEM when you submit a session proposal, volunteer to be a judge, or review student abstracts.
  3. Apply for a travel award
    Don't let costs keep you from participating in this one-of-kind event. ABRCMS offers Student Travel Awards and Judge Travel Awards to help offset the costs associated with attending the conference.

Faculty, Fellows and Students

Please consider attending next Thursday afternoon, May 8, as our Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program holds its Spring Symposium in South Campus Center Room 316, 1pm-5pm.


“Integrating Research and Practice in Adolescent and Young

Adult (AYA) Oncology: Challenges and Opportunities”

Keynote Speaker: Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH

Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

and Rogel Cancer Center


 My name is LizAnne Ngo. I am a master's student in the measurement and statistics program at the College of Education. For my thesis project, I am using a survey I designed to learn about undergraduate students' transition from high school to college, focusing on their academic preparation. I would really appreciate your participation in my study.

 The survey should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will be used to: 1.) further inform college readiness curriculum in U.S high schools, and 2.) better support the academic experiences of current and future undergraduate students at the University of Washington. At the end of it, participants will have an opportunity to enter a random drawing for one of these prizes: three $100 Amazon online gift cards, four $50 Amazon online gift cards, and four $25 University Bookstore online gift cards. 

 Thank you in advance for supporting my research.

You can take the survey here:




LizAnne Ngo 
Master's Student, Measurement & Statistics
University of Washington, College of Education / mobile 206.631.0110

We will also be hosting an information session on Wednesday, May 8, 9-10 a.m. in HUB 307, so we can address any questions you may have about these programs and how you can support international students in their transition to the U.S. and UW. We appreciate if you can RSVP so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.


All new students on F-1 or J-1 visas are required to attend one Embark session, at which they will be presented with their important visa- and immigration-related information, along with other critical cultural transition support content. Embark sessions will be held throughout International Welcome Weeks, which will be held September 10-20. Students coming to UW through a Study Abroad exchange program will attend Embark on Tuesday, September 17. All other students must register for a session. Session dates and the registration link can be found on our website: We would like for all students to register for their session by August 1. We will close registration to sessions as they fill, so early registration is recommended.

 Questions you may receive:

  • Early Fall Start students should register for the EFS Embark session on Sunday, August 25. They do not need to attend another session in September, but we do encourage them to participate in other International Welcome Weeks events.
  • There are make-up session options for students who are unavoidably delayed, but we do not advertise these sessions to students. If someone asks you about schedule conflicts, please have them contact us at
  • Students who have been UW students within the past two years (undergraduates returning for graduate school, for example) can waive Embark but must email to request the exemption.
  • If students are not on F-1 or J-1 visas but would like to attend Embark, they are welcome to. This might be the case for students who are on other visa types or who are from the U.S. but have lived most of their lives abroad. They can use the same registration form; there is space on the form that allows them to indicate if they are not on an F-1 or J-1 visa.


Fall International Welcome Weeks include two weeks of information sessions and social events designed to make the transition to the UW as smooth as possible for international students. They have opportunities to learn about important resources available to them as UW students, better understand U.S. customs and lifestyles, meet other local and international students, and discover Seattle. All students must attend one Embark session, but all other portions of International Welcome Weeks are optional but strongly encouraged. The schedule includes daily campus tours, exploration of various campus activities (such as the Burke Museum or the IMA), information sessions about specific resources, and large community-building programs, including an overnight camp, a boat cruise on Puget Sound, and a community barbecue. You can view the full schedule on our website: The online schedule will continue to be updated as events are finalized.

Our work with the Health Promotion Office focuses on increasing access to care, addressing health disparities with strategic alignment with other campus entities.

HIV is a sexually transmitted infection that, if untreated, can lead to AIDS. It is most prevalent in Seattle among men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, intravenous drug users, and sex workers. People of color disproportionately contract HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, is a daily medication that, if taken consistently is about 92% effective in preventing HIV acquisition in an HIV negative individual. Most insurance plans provide some coverage of PrEP, but uninsured and underinsured people may have difficulty obtaining it. Washington State and the pharmaceutical company, Gilead, that makes Truvada, the most common PrEP medication, both offer programs to decrease cost for low-income people. However, we know very little about barriers and facilitators to using PrEP among UW students.

 The goal of our survey is to understand student needs regarding HIV services including PrEP. The answers provided on the survey will remain anonymous and will not be linked to the people answering our survey. The survey results and analysis will help inform our project to understand the needs for services and potential barriers affecting UW students to potentially inform a PrEP and/or HIV program for UW students.

 *The Hall Health Health Promotion office believes in the principles of harm reduction in the context of intersectional identities. In other words, we accept that people will engage in unprotected sex without judgment, and know that their ability to remain HIV negative is associated with their identities and experiences. We also believe that researchers have a mandate to address power imbalances and inequities, as well as to truly partner with the populations they are “studying.”

Link to survey:

May 17: 1:30pm-3pm in HSB, Turner Auditorium, D209.

"The Care Revolution" tells the inspiring story of the first wave of organizing by Oregon's home care workers. Grounded in extensive interviews with workers, the film explains how union representation has transformed the lives of caregivers and improved the quality of care for the people they serve.

Q&A followed after film (length of film 28 minutes.)

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

School of Public Health - UW



[Nature + Ethics - People, salmon, and the largest dam removal project in U.S. history]


Located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, the Elwha River and the watershed through which it flows is a rich, diverse, and dynamic place. With the recent removal of two major dams along the river system that stood for nearly 100 years and blocked salmon migrations upstream while hindering sediment flows downstream the river is rapidly adapting to its free flowing condition. This 5-day field-based course explores the system from headwaters high in the Olympic Mountains to the mouth on the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Each day consists of a hike to different locations in the watershed and meetings with restoration scientists, environmental planners, and tribal members actively engaged in monitoring and managing the river. The trip concludes with a sea kayak excursion in the Straits of Juan de Fuca near the mouth of the river.


INFO SESSION - Monday, April 29, 12- 1pm, Gould Hall, Room 100


If interested in learning more or to get an add code for registration, contact Ken Yocom,


SLN: LA498, 12006 / LA598, 12011

Add Code: contact Ken Yocom,

Class Session: Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd + one planning session prior to departure

Camping: Single site for 4 nights. Students provide camping gear and personal food.

The Student Public Health Association is hosting a Chipotle Fundraiser on April 29th from 4-8PM at the Chipotle on the Ave. Proceeds from this event will go directly to supporting SPHA events and efforts for the School. Please help spread the word about this event, and consider grabbing some Chipotle for dinner next Monday!

All Expenses Paid Health Disparities Field Experience

For University of Washington Public Health Master’s students

 Through a Partnership with New Mexico State University, Fred Hutch is pleased to offer an all expense-paid immersion experience in the New Mexico border and the Four Corners regions of New Mexico.  Designed to show students how underserved populations receive health care in impoverished areas, the field experience will provide an intensive look at health disparities.  The three-week experience includes one week of online trainings and readings, and two weeks in New Mexico.

2019 Dates in NM: Sunday, July 14 – Sunday, July 28

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

For more information, including how to apply

contact Marilyn Drennan: | 206-667-4226

All Expenses Paid Health Disparities Field Experience

For University of Washington Public Health Master’s students

 Through a Partnership with New Mexico State University, Fred Hutch is pleased to offer an all expense-paid immersion experience in the New Mexico border and the Four Corners regions of New Mexico.  Designed to show students how underserved populations receive health care in impoverished areas, the field experience will provide an intensive look at health disparities.  The three-week experience includes one week of online trainings and readings, and two weeks in New Mexico.

2019 Dates in NM: Sunday, July 14 – Sunday, July 28

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

For more information, including how to apply

contact Marilyn Drennan: | 206-667-4226

We need a handful of faculty and graduate student judges who will move through the poster session, ask presenters about their work and their poster, and offer feedback through a provided score sheet. This will be valuable feedback for the presenters, some of whom are doing this for the very first time! Our undergrads will be presenting posters on their research, capstone, or internship experiences.

Please contact Janet Hang,

Undergraduate Symposium

May 23: 4pm to 6pm, SOCC 316

Poster presentations by undergraduates demonstrating knowledge & skills acquired through various experiential
learning opportunities in:

Public Health-Global Health Major

Food Systems, Nutrition, & Health Major

Environmental Health Major

Health Informatics and Health

Information Management Major

Global Health Minor

Environmental Health Minor

Nutrition Minor



Final information session is next week: Wednesday, April 24 from 2-3 pm in Wilcox Hall room 264. The deadline to apply to GCIL is May 15th.

Grand Challenges Impact Lab, a UW study abroad program, is recruiting students for our Winter 2020 program in India. Our program allows teams of students to work with local partners, including some health-based organizations on a social innovation, and we think your students may be interested. We accept undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.

Jenny Cronin, the Program Manager, or Professor Julian Marshall, the Director (

Public Space, Public Life

UrbDP 498A / 598A

Summer, full-term, 3 credits

M/W 9:30-11am, Smith 305

Instructor: Peter Dunn (

 Who are public spaces for? And who are they made by? What role do city squares play in a democracy? What kinds of parks do we love, and which ones make us uncomfortable? How do strangers watch each other in the city? What are the rules of behavior, and how are they enforced? Is a mall or a coffee shop a public space? Does it matter if everyone is looking at their screens? Do protests belong in the streets? Do people experiencing homelessness? How can architectural design or programmed activities change the character of public spaces?

 This summer class will explore these questions in two ways. First, we will read texts and examine cases that illustrate how public spaces have been theorized, created, and studied. Second, students will do their own creative fieldwork in Seattle spaces to practice looking at, inhabiting, and intervening in public space.

Space is still available for this field class, ANTH 488: Agroecology.

 Our thematic focus this year is the connection between the soil rhizosphere (root zone) and the human gut microbiome. How we farm and how we treat the soil affects the quality of the food we eat since these practices affect the nutrient density of crops and possible residues from synthetic inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) even in organic crops. This has significant implications for human health.

 Our co-teachers this summer includes the I-Collective, a collaborative heritage cuisine project organized and led by Hillel Echo-Hawk and Brit Reed and other Native American chefs in the Seattle area. We will also visit with Delbert Miller and Tina Kuckkhan Miller at Skokomish for a visit focused on First Foods of the coastal Salish tribes.

 The final exam will consist of small group projects researching and presenting a selected heritage cuisine meal to the rest of the class and invited guests at the Lander Hall Kitchen Classroom.

 Add code required. Please email Professor Devon Peña ( and please share the attached flyer with interested students and community members for non-matriculated registrations.

Introduction to Clinical Research Boot Camp is an annual, 2-day workshop designed as an introduction for faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows to learn all that is involved in designing and managing a clinical trial.

The keynote and closing sessions are held jointly, while the majority of the sessions will be separate in order to feature content that is specific to faculty and staff roles. Sessions will be highly interactive, including opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback.


Featured content is based on best practices in the following areas:

 Study start up

  • Financial management
  • Informatics
  • Human subjects research
  • Law and ethics
  • PI responsibilities
  • Coordinator responsibilities
  • Research compliance
  • Research results reporting
  • Study operations
  • Engaging the research team


 Date: July 30-31, 2019

  • Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum
  • Cost: $100 for faculty and $50 for staff
  • Participation: this workshop is offered for in-person attendance only. This year ITHS is excited to offer a limited number of $500 travel awards for eligible regional participants. We will announce the application process for this funding with registration.
  • Registration: space is limited, sign up through the form below to be notified when registration opens

Dear SPH Students,

A Pancake Breakfast, Wednesday, May 1 from 8:30am to 10:30am, SPH Conference Room F-348

Come by for some pancakes mde by yours truly,

School of Public Health, Student & Academic Services and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Please contact for any questions!


We are now accepting applications for LEEAD Scholars to participate in the 2019-2020 program year!

Leaders in Equitable Evalua1on and Diversity (LEEAD) is a program of the Expanding the Bench™ (ETB) ini1a1ve led by Change Matrix, and funded by the Annie E. Casey Founda1on, the California Health Care Founda1on, and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. ETB was created to increase the diversity in the evalua1on and research fields. The inclusion of evaluators from diverse and historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups increases the likelihood of methods, analyses, and interpreta1on benefi1ng the communi1es they serve. ETB includes two main components—LEEAD and the Advancing Collabora1ve Evalua1on (ACE) Network. (For more informa1on about the ACE Network, visit hOps:// LEEAD is an evalua1on training program designed to develop a pipeline of diverse leaders in culturally responsive and equitable evalua1on (CREE) who will advance the field of evalua1on and improve the life outcomes of children, families, and communi1es. Since the program began in the fall of 2015, 35 Scholars have completed the LEEAD program.

More Info: 

We anticipate selecting 15 Scholars to participate in this program year. Applications are due on May 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm EDT.

Apply here: 

One could go on a Canada Field Studies Trip (Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa) from June 16th - June 23rd, 2019); then spend a week learning to write a City Fairy Tale, with five digital illustrations, to accompany the story, in the College of the Built Environments Digital Lab; then go on a week long Field Studies, July 29th - August 2nd, 2019, on the Elwha River Watershed, on the Olympic Peninsula, to examine the social, ecological and economic impacts of the largest dam removal project in U.S. History.  Or, one could take a L ARCH 498B/598B Walking in the Anthropocene Studio from June 24th - August 5th, 2019, MWF 12:40-5:30; or any combination.

The Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) at Seattle Children’s has a goal of increasing the use of NIH Diversity Supplements as a way to diversify research faculty, trainees, and staff at Seattle Children’s Research Institutes, and to build a pipeline of underrepresented minority researchers. CDHE in partnership with two of our research centers will hold a forum for investigators and potential diversity supplement candidates on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5-7:30 PM. The goal of this forum is to bring potential candidates together with eligible investigators.

 CDHE would like to invite potential diversity supplement candidates for an informational and networking session with Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) and Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (CHBD) principal investigators. Candidates will have the opportunity to hear about the work that CHBD and CCTR PIs are doing, as well as have networking time to meet PIs. Not every connection made at this forum will result in a Diversity Supplement application, but our goal is to bring in more underrepresented minority students, postdoctoral fellows and new faculty to our work at CHBD and CCTR, and to make connections that can result in volunteer opportunities, staff opportunities, and diversity supplement applications. 

 Here is the forum’s agenda:

5:00-5:15 PM- Check in

5:15-5:30 PM- Welcome and Introduction and Brief Overview of NIH Diversity Supplements

5:30-6-30 PM- Breakout Sessions (Room 1: Clinical & Translational Science Research and Room 2: Behavioral and Health Services Research)

  • Approximately 10 investigators in each room/5 min presentations each

6:30-7:30- Networking Mixer with standing light dinner options (e.g., variety of hearty appetizers)

 Please help us spread the word about this event and share the flyer attached widely and freely!

 Additional Opportunities for Underrepresented Students: Funding Available for SCRI Lab Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students this Summer!

 SCRI will provide full funding to support underrepresented minority (URM) high school and undergraduate students for summer 2019 internships. Students will be paid as SCRI employees for the summer, and thus be able to have network access if needed for their work in your lab. If you have a URM student working in your lab for the summer, you can apply for funding to support that student, including an hourly rate of $17, an ORCA card, and lunch stipend.  This funding will generally be for students who are local, or who will be local for summer break; however, we will consider applications for out of state students who are ≥18 years of age, on a case-by-case basis.  Applications will be available soon, and we hope to fund as many as 20 students across all SCRI centers for basic science, translational, and clinical research.   

 Please encourage underrepresented students to register and attend the NIH Diversity Supplement Forum to learn more about both the SCRI internship as well in addition to Diversity Supplements!

Feel free to email me at amal.saleh@seattlechildrens.orgfor any questions.

UW News and the Office for Faculty Advancement have a great opportunity for UW researchers interested in sharing their knowledge worldwide. Workshops and a general seminar are planned for the Seattle campus May 2 and 3 on how to write for general audiences such as readers of newspapers, magazines and online publications. These workshops will be held on the Seattle campus and are open to faculty, postdocs, graduate students and other UW-affiliated researchers.

The seminar and workshops will be led by an editor from The Conversation, a news analysis website that publishes articles on timely issues, including health and the environment, written by academic scholars. Last year, 45 UW researchers across academic disciplines (including public health) published 49 analysis pieces and reached more than 1.3 million readers through The Conversation, which makes its published pieces available to other news outlets for free, including Scientific American, Business Insider, The Atlantic, Salon and many others.

 The seminar on May 2 is for those interested in learning more about writing for a general audience. The scope of this session will be broader than the smaller workshops, and will feature tips and strategies for translating academic research into articles and posts appropriate for newspapers, magazines, journals, online forums, etc., and how to pitch a story idea. Following the seminar, UW News will run a series of smaller workshops aimed at helping you develop a specific story idea.

 If you're interested in attending the seminar, a workshop or both, please fill out this short form by April 16 telling UW News why you're interested and what you hope to get out of the training. Note: If that link doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your browser to access the short form:

 Email if you have any questions.

Great way to start out Summer Quarter and you would not miss any classes that start in Summer Quarter!

Canada Field Studies, June 16th - June 23rd, 2019, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa

URBDP 498C/598C or L ARCH 495A, Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Professor Fritz Wagner,, 206-351-6749

3-6 credits, I&S, SLN#s 14228, 14236, 12005

Poster, Program Description and Itinerary attached.

Comparative Urban Studies--US and Quebec/Canada: A Study Abroad Course

Instructors: Fritz Wagner and Regent Cabana

Credits: 3-6

Maximum Number of students: 15

When: Summer A Term, Larch 495A and URBDP 498C/598C

Audience: Students in the UW College of Built Environments (CBE), Canadian Studies, other departments in the university and departments at UW Tacoma and UW Bothell.

 Course Description: Comparative research in urban studies has been a major development in the last decade but little has been done to provide US students with a comprehensive knowledge of Québec cities and how they compare with US cities.  

The aim of the course is to introduce students to theoretical and methodological aspects of comparative urban research by providing on-site case studies of Québec cities.   

 The estimated cost of the trip for each student, including airfare, meals, lodging and ground transportation is $1,500.  The course is open to Juniors and Seniors, as well as Graduate students, for three to six hours credits.  

 We will visit three Quebec cities – Montréal, Québec City and Ottawa, where a number of professors, government officials and other urban experts will give lectures and tours.  The course will examine similarities and differences between U.S. and Québec cities.  We will look more particularly at current urban issues confronting communities in Québec.  We will study the physical layout of cities, urban design and urban growth, problems related to the environment, governmental institutions, as well as historical, social and cultural factors specific to Quebec cities.  

 Students will write a paper on a topic related to urban issues encountered in Québec.   The course introduces the logic of comparative research in the social sciences and applies its theory and methodology to the study of Québec cities, as compared to US cities.  Its multidisciplinary and comparative character develops the ability to interpret and understand urban changes, changing demographics and to analyze appropriate and sustainable strategies and policies to address urban problems in Québec and the US.  Students will gain a better understanding of economic, political, social, and cultural differences between Québec and the US.  The course will also help them better understand the diversity of the contemporary urban world in Québec and the US and the importance of the social-cultural factors specific to each region and city, in finding solutions to common urban problems.  By the end of the course, students are expected to be conversant in cross-border urban issues in Québec and the US.

 Requirements: Students are expected to keep a daily journal on the things they have seen and learned. In addition, a term paper is required that focuses on some aspect of comparison with a subject with the United States. The 6 credit term paper would be a longer version of the 3 credit paper. The topic should be discussed with the instructors.

 UW Quebec Summer Program 2019

L ARCH 495A/URBDP 498C/598C

JUNE 16-23


Sunday JUNE 16

Arrival in Montreal                           

Hotel Elegant


 Monday JUNE 17

10hr00                                   Group Meeting (meet @ 9:45 in hotel lobby)


13h30                                     Talk and Walking Tour: Dr. Sylvie Paré and Dr. Winnie Frohn, University of Montreal 

TOPICS: Faubourg Saint-Laurent and Cité-jardin du Tricentenaire. Public Space Strategic Planning. Social Challenges and Urban Development


Tuesday JUNE 18

10hr00                                   Lecture:  Dr. Marie-Odile Trépanier, University of                      Montreal

                                                TOPIC:  Local Governance           


14hr30                                   Walking Tour of Mile-End/Mile-Ex: Antoine Cantin, University of Quebec in Montreal.

                                                TOPIC: Trending Neighborhoods 

  Wednesday JUNE 19

AM                                          Leave for Quebec City by train at 8:56 (12:22)


PM                                          Group Meeting        


Auberge Internationale de Québec

19, rue Ste-Ursule

Tel: (418) 694-0755


Thursday JUNE 20

9h30 - 15h30                        Walking Tour of the fortifications of the old city and Saint-Roch                                                        

                                        Professor Mario Carrier, Laval University.

                                            TOPIC: Urban Development & Central Neighborhoods Revitalization

  Friday JUNE 21

AM                                          Free time


PM                                          Departure for Montreal by train at 13:00 (16:12)

                                                Group meeting late afternoon in Montreal


 Saturday JUNE 22

5h45                                       Departure for Ottawa by train at 6:10 (8:10)


9h45                                       Meeting with Stan Leinwand, National Capital Commission. TOPIC: Planning for the Capital. Canada’s Capital 2017-2067


13h15                                     Walking tour of downtown Ottawa and Gatineau with professor Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa

TOPIC: Urban Layout of the City and Urban Design


Departure for Montreal by train at 18:30 (20:32)

  Sunday JUNE 23

Leave for Seattle

-- JoAnne EdwardsCounseling Services Coordinator/Graduate Program AssistantDept of Landscape Architecture | UofW College of Built Environments348 Gould Hall | Box 355734 | Seattle, Wa 98195-5734206-543-9240 | | appointments:

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Thursday, April 25, 2019


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Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP is an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health.  His research focuses on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively. 

He also holds appointments in the Wagner School of Public Service and NYU’s College of Global Public Health.  He is perhaps best known for a series of studies published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that document disease costs due to endocrine disrupting chemicals in the US and Europe of $340 billion and €163 billion annually, respectively.

Dr. Trasande leads one of 35 centers across the country as part of the National Institute of Health’s Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program.

Healthy Futures: Redefining Prevention is a two-day conference focused on preventing substance use in youth and their families on 4/17 to 4/18 from 8am to 5pm. Hosted by TOGETHER! has a focus on systems change, equity, and community mobilization that extends to our conference. This year we are excited to bring experts in ACEs, Youth Talk Circles, School-Based Crisis Services, Harm Reduction, Racial Equity, Sexual Abuse, and more. Join us for this amazing event which will include two inspiring and engaging keynotes, an emergent strategies session, and 20 expert-led learning opportunities. For more information go to

Located at Great Wolf Lodge: 

20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531

Cost is $250, ticketing website:

Contact email:

Landscape Architecture in Italy, Autumn Quarter 2019

Explore the cultural landscapes of Italy by creating a garden for children in Perugia and tracing landscapes of water, infrastructure, and urbanism in Rome. This program is open to students from all disciplines! The program will be based in Perugia for the first half of the quarter and Rome for the second half, and will include field trips to Florence, Sienna, Naples, and villa gardens in the Perugia and Rome regions. 

Applications Due: April 15, 2019

Information sessions

April 4, 2019, 12-1pm, Fishbowl, 312 Gould Hall

April 8, 2019, 12-1pm, 142 Gould Hall 

April 9, 2019, 4-5pm, 142 Gould Hall

 Additional Information and Application:

 Interested in applying? 

Please contact:

Daniel Winterbottom: or 

Sara Jacobs:



Join a network of visionaries and leaders committed to making a difference.

Further your professional development & leadership skills.

Gain insight from a diverse group of individuals.

Advocate for change for you and your community.


The Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute is a 6-day leadership training for undergraduate and graduate students. 




Dates: June 17-22, 2019

Location: UW Seattle Campus



To Apply:


Application Deadline:

Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:59PM PST

For more info & FAQ:

or email