Student Announcements

Postings from Student Services newsletter on opportunities for students.

To sign up for the SPH Insider, contact sphsas@uw.edu.

Looking for fellowships, internships, funding, RA/TA or volunteer opportunities? Check the student opportunities listings.

Each year, the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) recognizes outstanding students, faculty, staff and community partners at the School’s annual Awards of Excellence. SPHA seeks student nominations for the following categories: Outstanding TA, Outstanding Faculty Teaching, Outstanding Faculty Mentor, Outstanding Service Award for Student and Outstanding Service Award for Community Partner.

We invite all SPH students to nominate someone who stewards excellence by filling out this form. Nominations will close Friday, April 17, 2020.

Please contact sphsas@uw.edu with any questions!

 

The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss: benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; examine strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and explore what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.

 

The webinar’s panel of expert speakers:

  • Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH (Moderator) - Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School
  • Anne Schuchat, MD - Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Allison Aiello, PhD - Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH - Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, SM - Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health SecuritySpeaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. 

Register to attend the free webinar

 

 

This series of rapid-response webinars from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association will address the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact.

 

Led by a panel of expert advisors chaired by Carlos del Rio and Nicole Lurie, the series will feature trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care. The series will provide trustworthy scientific analysis of important developments in the COVID-19 response to inform policymakers, public health practitioners, clinicians, business leaders, and scientists.

 

All webinars will be recorded and posted on our website.

 

 

Dear friends of Global Health Corps, 

In the short time that COVID-19 went from virtually unheard of to the number one trending topic around the world, it has infected over 700,000 people and counting. In myriad ways, the pandemic is disrupting our individual and collective lives. Yet as much as we all long for a return to normal, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to question which aspects of normal we want to reinstate. 

In an eventual post-pandemic world, we envision a new normal: effective and diverse leadership, strong health systems, and collective agreement that health is a human right for all. 

I’m proud of our 1,000+ leaders’ relentless commitment to forging this new status quo. They’re working around the world to prepare for and respond to the pandemic: strengthening medical supply chains, mobilizing community health workers, leveraging technology to connect hospitals with critical equipment, advocating for strong government coordination, and expanding access to clean water and soap in slums and villages.  

Our fellows and alumni bring fresh insights born from their nontraditional backgrounds and lived experiences with inequity to the unprecedented challenges we face. Armed with an equity lens and a deep understanding of systems, they’re also working hard to ensure marginalized populations with a wide range of health needs don’t fall through the cracks. And they’re sharing hard-won lessons and insights across borders and boundaries of all kinds, from East and Southern Africa to the U.S. and beyond. 

We are adapting and innovating our program as needed during this time of upheaval and our belief in the power of collective leadership to transform global health is unshakeable. You can read more about recent program changes here, including our decision to pause our 2020-2021 international fellowship roles and expand our national fellowship roles to meet the changing needs of our partner organizations. 

I hope and trust that you are taking good care and reflecting on how we can build a stronger, healthier future. Now more than ever, I am grateful for your partnership. 

Sincerely, 

Heather Anderson

info@ghcorps.org

NSG 559 Prevention Effectiveness in Community Health

  • Online Asynchronous Format
  • No Weekly “Class” To Attend
  • One Mid-term Check-In Meeting Arranged between Course Faculty and Individual Student
  • Virtual Office Hours with Course Faculty Available
  • 1 credit (CR/NC only) for Graduate Students at UW campuses

NSG 559 focuses on increasing effectiveness of organization- and community-level health promotion and prevention programs with multicultural communities.

Includes web-based tool-kits pertaining to:

  • Cross-cultural adaptation of health promotion programs
  • Mental health promotion in communities
  • Institutional readiness to sustain prevention policies

For more information, contact

Jenny Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Dept. of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Email: jennyt@uw.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Note from Immigrant Rising: You are​ ​not​ ​alone! In moments of uncertainty and fear, we find ​strength​ ​within​ ​ourselves​ ​and​ our communities. We can support one another to stay safe, keep informed, and move ​forward one step at a time.​ ​
    
While our hearts are with all individuals affected by the COVID-19 virus, we are especially concerned about undocumented individuals, who will be disproportionately impacted by this public health crisis.
                
To help our community access the information and resources needed to thrive in this moment, our team is developing powerful new ways to engage with you virtually. 

Here is what we are able to share right now:
 

LIST OF RESOURCES (FOR UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS AND ALLIES)

We have put together this list of resources to help undocumented individuals and allies navigate the crisis. Please contact us if there are additional resources that you would like to add to this document. We will continue to update the list as the situation develops. Access the list of resources here.
 

WELLNESS GATHERINGS (FOR UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS) 

We are launching a series of virtual wellness gatherings geared toward helping undocumented individuals stay grounded and connected to one another.

Led by Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate, these virtual gatherings will convene experienced facilitators—psychologists, coaches, traditional healers—to guide undocumented individuals through interactive activities. Liliana will also share resources for participants to check out on their own throughout the week. We hope these virtual sessions and tools will support participants' long-term resilience and coping strategies.

Join us for our first virtual wellness gathering TONIGHT (Wednesday, March 18th) 6-7 pm PT.

The 2020 ASPPH Virtual Annual Meeting runs from March 13 – May 15 via weekly webinars featuring select sessions from the in-person Annual Meeting. Presentations will focus on topics relevant to academic public health, global health, and current public health concerns. More information

Unable to join us live? Access all session recordings and stay connected with ASPPH on Twitter and Instagram to keep the conversation going. Comment on sessions, ask ASPPH questions, and tell us what you are doing to elevate the visibility of public health. View the full Virtual Annual Meeting agenda.

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Agenda—Snapshot

2:30-3:30 PM ET | Register
Frameworks for Shifting Campus Climate to Promote Inclusion

Next Friday, April 3
1:00-2:00 PM ET | Register
Policy and Politics in the Midst of a Pandemic
Candy Crowley
CNN's Former Chief Political Correspondent and Anchor
State of the Union with Candy Crowley

2:30-3:30 PM ET | Register
Academic Public Health Challenges and Responses during the Social and Political Unrest

2:30-3:30 PM ET | Register
Teaching to Engage Undergraduate Students

Thank you for all you're doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never has there been a time in our lives where public health has been so at the forefront for the safety and future of the world. 

WSPHA hosts daily zoom support group calls from noon-1:00. All are welcome. If interested in participating, email jeff@wspha.org for the login information. If you are prevented from attending due to time conflict, please let us know as we are looking at setting up additional times. If you just want to talk to another public health person, email us and we'd be happy to chat. 

We remain optimistic for our annual conference this October 14-16 in Wenatchee. Abstracts are currently being accepted, learn more about them HERE.

If looking for continuing education opportunities at home, check out this webinar: Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis: Mobilizing Health for Common Solutions on March 31, 2020 at 7:30 AM.

Description of INSC 598A, a doctoral seminar course in the Spring 2020 (3 credits). 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and universities all across the world have needed to make a drastic transition to online learning environments. More than ever in our world, online learning is taking a large priority in what can be seen as the largest natural experiment in the history of mankind. However, what is online learning and does the technology support collaboration and learning? In this seminar course, we explore the notion of Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) as it pertains to COVID-19.

CSCL focuses on how information and communications technologies (ICT) support 1) learning through peer interaction in group work; 2) sharing and distributing knowledge within a community; and 3) enhancing coordinated efforts to solve a problem. Social media, massively open online courses (MOOCs), learning analytics and big data, and online gaming are all examples of new ICT that have the potential to transform how we think about social learning. Today, as modern ICT offer increasing possibilities for sharing, collaboration, and distribution of information and knowledge, the design and study of CSCL systems is a burgeoning area for research.

In this course, students will explore the role of collaboration within technology-enhanced learning environments. We will survey the prevailing learning theories and research related to CSCL. Throughout the course, we will explore:

  • An overview of the history and background of CSCL;
  • The theories behind CSCL systems and how researchers conceptualize learning;
  • Examples of different CSCL systems and environment; and
  • How new ICT are changing the way we think about collaborative learning.
  • Ethics and issues surrounding CSCL research. 

The COVID-19 edition of this course will specifically focus on how theories in CSCL pertain to the study, design, and implementation of learning technologies in a global pandemic. Students will learn how to draft an National Science Foundation grant proposal to study collaborative learning in a post COVID-19 world.

Feel free to email jcyip@uw.edu for more information and signing up.

The initiative will begin accepting graduate student conference travel award applications on April 1, 2020. Awards of up to $1,500 each will be available to graduate and professional students who have been accepted to present a population health-related paper, poster, exhibit, or performance, or to serve as an invited speaker, at a conference, symposium or other professional or academic meeting. More Information here.

Immigrants Rising’s Virtual Wellness Gatherings help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to one another.

Led by Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate, these virtual gatherings convene experienced facilitators—psychologists, coaches, traditional healers—to guide undocumented young people through educational materials and interactive activities. Liliana also shares resources for participants to check out on their own throughout the week. We hope these virtual sessions and tools can support participants’ long-term resilience and coping strategies.

5-6pm Sundays and Wednesdays

https://immigrantsrising.org/virtual-wellness-gatherings/

JOIN OUR UPCOMING GATHERING

 

This Is Public Health (TIPH) Ambassador Nomination 2020-2021

  • Students will need to commit approximately five hours per month to working with us, specifically through participation in Virtual Fairs, local TIPH Grad Fairs, and social media, as well as talking to current undergraduate students. In return, they will:

    • Be responsible for posting on social media to spread awareness of the This is Public Health Campaign
    • Obtain access to exclusive events and a closed LinkedIn group
    • Be provided opportunities to showcase their research/practicum/capstone projects
    • Have the ability to share information about their program and institution
    • Gain professional development and the ability to network with professionals in the field of Public Health
    • Receive free TIPH swag

    Students must be in good standing with their institutions to participate, actively seeking a graduate-level degree - either full-time or part-time, and an active member of the public health community. Students should have good communication skills, show leadership abilities, be innovative/creative thinkers, engaging, reliable, and positive/enthusiastic towards public health and higher education.

    If you know an awesome student who would be a great ambassador, please nominate them on this form. Each member institution can nominate up to two students. Nominations are due by Wednesday, April 15th.

As Fulbright Canada celebrates its 30th anniversary, a new US Scholars application cycle is opening. For 2021/2022, Fulbright Canada is offering close to 50 Research opportunities at top Canadian Institutions in more than 10 different fields. 

The grants support research with colleagues across Canada for a 4 to 9 month period. Applications are accepted through September 15th, 2020

 Fullbright would like to highlight the following opportunities:

See below all the Fulbright Canada Research Chairs in:

·         Northern Issues- Postdoctoral Research
·         Public Policy

There is also a series of Distinguished Chairs offered for 9 Months by Carleton University in Ottawa in the following topics:

  • Arts and Social Sciences in Canada and North America
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
·         Public Affairs in North America: Society, Policy, Media
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Eligibility requirements

·  Be U.S. citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient)

·  Hold a PhD (except for the Business Chair) or equivalent professional/terminal degree

·  Applicants who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the application deadline are ineligible. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year constitutes a full year.

·  Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar award are eligible to apply for another award two years after the date of completion of the previous award.

Detailed Eligibility requirements are available here.

Application Components

The application portal is available here

Join the more than 600 Fulbright Canada alumni and consider applying for one of our awards!

 

For your convenience, we include a booklet with the full list of Awards in attach, also we invite you to see a 4-minute video presentation about our opportunities and a 10-minute video on the different awards.

 

Go here to see fellowship information: file:///O:/Student%20Services/SPH%20Insider/US%20Awards%2021_22.html 

Contact: 

Paulo Carvalho

Recruitment Specialist

2015-350 rue Albert Street Ottawa, Canada K1R1A4

Website: www.fulbright.ca

Email: pcarvalho@fulbright.ca

Phone: 613 688 5518

The Dempsey Startup is open to undergrads and grad students  at accredited colleges and universities across the Cascade Corridor including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. UW-led teams can have students from outside the region on their team as well. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 6 by 11:59 pm.

  • We have adapted our competition format into an entirely virtual experience.
  • The first round of the competition, the Screening Round, was already an online experience.
  • The Investment Round, and all subsequent rounds of the competition will now be held online.
  • 30 teams will advance from the Screening Round to the Investment Round instead of 36.
  • The top 30 teams will be asked to submit a video recording of a 60-second pitch.

http://www.uwseba.com

From Washington State Public Health Association - Valley Medical Center in Renton is desperately seeking donations of masks, gloves, and gowns to support COVID-19 testing. They have stood up a drive-through testing center and are experiencing very high demand with dwindling PPE supplies.

If you have any leads, please contact Julie Osgood at Julie_Osgood@Valleymed.org

 

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children is excited to announce several different virtual volunteer programs that have been developed due to the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure the continuity of our programs as well as continue to provide meaningful global health opportunities for students and professionals alike. These opportunities include the following:

  • Remote contributions to global health initiatives abroad
  • Professional development and certifications to build your resume
  • Virtual trainings by field experts on global health and sustainable development

There are three options that are now available:

  • Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience: our most flexible program that replicates an on-site volunteer experience. This will include training modules on health issues from different FIMRC sites, helping to develop health education materials through mentorship from our site staff, and discussions with various health professionals.
  • Virtual Global Health Fellowship: a 4-week or 8-week program that mirrors our Summer International Health Fellowship (SIHF). This is an intensive program that will include learning and applying clinical skills, medical case studies, journal article reviews, discussion boards, training modules with medical professionals, as well as project development and implementation.
  • Virtual Global Health Training: a completely customizable program intended to mirror our custom programs built out for university and institution partners, as well as medical professionals and those with unique needs. All trainings are hosted on Canvas and are a mix of global health studies, applied volunteer opportunities and training by experts in the field.

Timelines:

  • Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience: No sign-up deadline as it is a flexible and tailored volunteer program 
  • Virtual Global Health Training: No sign-up deadline as it is a customizable program for universities  
  • Virtual Global Health Fellowship: Session I: June 1-26, 2020; Session II: July 6-31, 2020 or Double Session: June 1-July 31, 2020.  The deadline to apply is May 24, 2020.

If you are interested  in any of these opportunities, please contact partnerships@fimrc.org.  

We hope you're doing as well as possible. We just wanted to notify everyone about two up and coming online graduate funding presentations brought to you by the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards and the Graduate Funding Information Service.

On April 7th from 5:30pm-6:30pm PT, we will do a general "how to find fellowships" webinar for graduate students. In this session, current and prospective graduate students from all disciplines will learn to locate fellowships relevant to different stages of graduate study and create plans for applications. Students will walk away with lists of key resources and search strategies. Students can sign-up for the webinar at this link: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZL9EhA7bTiuzRHV0PYAfQQ

 On April 14th from 5:30pm-6:30pm PT, we will do a more specific "how to find fellowships" webinar for  international, DACA, and non-DACA graduate students. Though students without US citizenship can attend the April 7th session, they may find the April 14th session more informative. Here again, current and prospective graduate students from all disciplines will learn to locate fellowships relevant to different stages of graduate study and create plans for applications. Students will walk away with lists of key resources and search strategies. Students can sign-up for the webinar at this link: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z_7hMBzFTxiVILk73wZlgA

 We appreciate your help in advertising these events. If you have immediate questions, please direct them to Michelle or Robyn in the Grad Office who are cc-ed in this email--the GFIS office is currently closed for spring break. The first week of the quarter, the GFIS office will re-open and we're happy to answer your questions as quickly as feasible.

The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1
March 25, 2020 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET

 

The first COVID-19 Conversations webinar will review how COVID-19 is transmitted, historical lessons from past pandemics, the state of the science on social distancing, and the targeted and layered nature of how social distancing practices are enacted.

 

The webinar will feature a panel of expert speakers, including:

  • Nancy Messonnier, MD - Director, Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Howard Markel, MD, PhD - George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Marc Lipsitch, DPhil - Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Mitch Stripling - National Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Planned Parenthood and former assistant commissioner of Agency Preparedness and Response for New York City

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. Register to attend the free webinar.

 

 

I'm teaching LIS 598D, Indigenous Art is Indigenous Knowledge this spring.

It's in danger of being cancelled unless I have one more student. If you were considering taking it, or knows someone who is also considering it, but the timing didn't work out - we're going online now! #silverlinings Please encourage your students, classmates, and folks in your cohort to sign up as soon as possible.

 Course description - *subject to change per the online nature of the class:

This course examines the relationship between Indigenous art and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) with an emphasis on tribal groups in North America. This course draws on theory from Indigenous Studies, Information Science, Art History, visual and museum studies and multiple examples of Indigenous arts practices to unpack the intention, purpose and interpretation of Indigenous art and artifacts.

 Some questions we'll be considering include: How is information and knowledge being transferred via Native art? How have Native art historically functioned as Information resources in Native communities and how are they continuing to do so? How are customary forms of art evolving to keep up with the needs of contemporary Native peoples?

 In this course, students will be asked to explore: the concept of Indigenous Knowledge (IK); the role of the arts in Native communities in ancient times and in the present-day; the complicated colonial legacy between museums, libraries and archives, and Indigenous peoples; and, the assertion being made by Native artists and curators to be seen and heard . In addition to engaging with research, theory and the practices related to the study of Native art, Native history and IK, students will be asked to conduct an in-depth research project about the information and knowledge embedded in an object in the Burke Museum's Northwest Native Art Gallery.

 

Elahkwa and Gunalchéesh for considering it,

 

Miranda Belarde-Lewis
Zuni/Tlingit

she/her

Assistant Professor
mhbl@uw.edu

The Information School
https://ischool.uw.edu/

Box 352840

Mary Gates Hall

Ste. 370

Seattle, WA 98195-2840

 

The University of Washington resides on the homelands and waters of the Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, Tulalip, and other Coast Salish peoples.

A unique opportunity in Spring Quarter:  International Negotiation Crisis Simulation: Korean Nuclear Crisis.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about how negotiation happens in the real world.  

See Professor Robert Pekkanen's description below.

Course Description:

The international strategic crisis negotiation simulation offers students a tremendous opportunity to role-play a complex diplomatic negotiation related to a real-world global conflict. Offered in conjunction with the US Army War College, this year's exercise will simulate Six Party Talks and bring an end to the diplomatic standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program. Over the course of the quarter-long class taught by Prof. Robert Pekkanen, participants will learn about the politics of the region, as well as team leadership and diplomatic negotiation skills, in preparation for the 2-day simulation May 16 and 17.

 

I want to call to your attention the unique opportunity to participate in a great simulation exercise through registering for JSIS 549 this quarter. Students join one of six teams representing North Korea, South Korea, China, Japan, the US, and Russia for a two-day intensive negotiation. The simulation exercise is a wonderful hands-on experience for any student interested in international relations and diplomacy. I run the simulation in collaboration with the US Army War College, who send a team out to Seattle for the simulation. I don’t believe there is any other course or opportunity like this at UW and I encourage you to consider it.

-Professor Robert Pekkanen 

 

JSIS 549: Crisis Negotiation

Spring 2020

4 credits

More information and registration details available here.

Open to graduate students, this is a fee-based class offered through UW Continuum College and there is a separate registration fee of $2700.

Application Deadline: Rolling

UW's Campus Sustainability Fund offers mini-grants, projects $1,000 and under that students can apply for on a rolling bases throughout the year.

Types of Projects — Must Meet Funding Criteria

Events (Speaker Costs, Rental Fees, Equipment, etc)

Performances (Music, Art, and Cultural Performances)

Materials (For projects, promotional items for events, etc)

Pilot / Feasibility Studies (Small amount of capital funding to explore feasibility of larger project)

Diversity in Sustainability (Initiatives that help to connect underrepresented groups to Sustainability)

Eligibility

Current UW students and RSO’s. Faculty & staff may apply in conjunction with a student team. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and with creative approaches are encouraged to apply.

Funding Restrictions:

The CSF cannot fund food (unless for a recognition event) or gifts.

For more information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

On March 25, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual outreach fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research associate appointments available within our Research Participant Programs!

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to:

CHAT with scientists and mentors from government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and more! 

LEARN about the research conducted within those agencies.

EXPLORE our paid internships and research associate appointments.

CONNECT with recruiters and get your questions answered.

If you have any questions or trouble registering, contact us at ve@orau.org.

Following the CDC’s recommendations to limit in-person group events due to concerns about COVID-19, all student tax workshops are cancelled. You will find many answers to your student tax questions on Student Fiscal Services’ Student Tax website:

 https://finance.uw.edu/sfs/tax

 You can also send your questions to taxquest@uw.edu

 We apologize for the late notice, and hope to see you at the workshops next year during the next tax season! Stay Healthy!

Student Fiscal Services

Dear Immigrants Rising Family,

You are​ ​not​ ​alone! In moments of uncertainty and fear, we find ​strength​ ​within​ ​ourselves​ ​and​ our communities. We can support one another to stay safe, keep informed, and move ​forward one step at a time.​ ​
    
While our hearts are with all individuals affected by the COVID-19 virus, we are especially concerned about undocumented individuals, who will be disproportionately impacted by this public health crisis.
                
To help our community access the information and resources needed to thrive in this moment, our team is developing powerful new ways to engage with you virtually. 

Here is what we are able to share right now:
 

LIST OF RESOURCES (FOR UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS AND ALLIES)

We have put together this list of resources to help undocumented individuals and allies navigate the crisis. Please contact us if there are additional resources that you would like to add to this document. We will continue to update the list as the situation develops. Access the list of resources here.
 

WELLNESS GATHERINGS (FOR UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS) 

We are launching a series of virtual wellness gatherings geared toward helping undocumented individuals stay grounded and connected to one another.

Led by Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate, these virtual gatherings will convene experienced facilitators—psychologists, coaches, traditional healers—to guide undocumented individuals through interactive activities. Liliana will also share resources for participants to check out on their own throughout the week. We hope these virtual sessions and tools will support participants' long-term resilience and coping strategies.

Join us for our first virtual wellness gathering TONIGHT (Wednesday, March 18th) 6-7 pm PT.

This wellness gathering will focus on the value of meditation in our efforts to transform individual and collective suffering and maintain resilience during especially traumatic as well as chronically stressful times. A guided meditation will be facilitated to help undocumented individuals access both a sense of rest and attentiveness. We will close with a Q & A and a brief sharing period, in which we can all learn together. Our guest will be Joseph Bobrow, who is the founding teacher at Deep Streams Zen Institute in Sherman Oaks, CA. An author, activist, and psychoanalyst, he has long been integrating Western psychology with Buddhist practice to create communities that transform individual and collective anguish. Register for tonight’s virtual wellness gathering here.
 

STAY TUNED

Please stay tuned for more information and resources from our team here at Immigrants Rising. We are committed to doing whatever we can to support you during this crisis. 

We are in this together.

API CHAYA IS OPEN
We have moved to remote operations. We are available on our helpline (1-877-922-4292) and office line (206-467-9976) from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. 
After hours resources:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: 1-888-998-6423
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
We know abuse and violence thrives in isolation. We know many people are staying home more, and have less access to community and other resources via work and other daily routines (commute, gym, social activities, etc). We know our mental, spiritual and physical health is impacted and interconnected. We know that disabled communities have been building up care networks and resources for a long time, and our work continues that legacy.
May we as a community continue to put collective care into practice, we hope this resource can support this practice.

There are a few spaces left in JSIS 540 B: Economics & Politics of International Development in spring 2020 taught by Mary Callahan.

 This course examines economic development in less-developed nations, with a focus on post-World War II development in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. It explores possible determinants of economic growth, including foreign investment, international trade and foreign aid. Particular attention will be paid to the role that institutional factors, such as executive power and protection of property rights, play in determining economic outcomes. We will also analyze how the international monetary and financial system affects development, the role of globalization in economic crises, and how fiscal and monetary policy can affect growth in developing countries. We will conclude with an examination of how economic growth is affecting population and environmental issues in the developing world.

 JSIS 540 B: Economics & Politics of International Development

5cr

Mary Callahan

Spring 2020

SLN: 21576

28th Annual
Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course

The University of Washington Department of Global Health and the Center for AIDS and STI are accepting applications for the 28th Annual Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course. The course will be held July 20 - July 30, 2020, at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA.  

Please join us in Seattle, Washington for 2 weeks of intensive cross-disciplinary training in STI and HIV research and public health practice.

  • State-of-the-art training to develop strategies to End the HIV Epidemic and achieve PEPFAR priorities
  • Cutting-edge content delivered by US and global expert faculty lecturers
  • Opportunities to build networks with faculty and student colleagues
  • Field trips to global health, community-based, and public health organizations in Seattle 

In this course, you will gain a practically-oriented overview of the latest in behavioral, clinical, epidemiological, statistical, operational, and pathogenesis research in STI and HIV. This is a unique opportunity for graduate students, trainees, and early career STI/HIV researchers to learn from and network with expert faculty and colleagues from around the world through lectures, interactive learning sessions, social events, and field trips. 

For detailed course information, online application, and payment information, please visit the course website. Apply now here

There are three iSchool courses that were recently opened for enrolment from  students outside of the iSchool.  

INSC 598 A         SLN 15409          Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning                           Jason Yip

INSC 598 B         SLN 15410          Indigenous Research Methods                                              Clarity Lefthand- Begay

INSC 598 C         SLN 15411          Internet & the Future: Challenges & Opportunities   Ron Johnson

 

Additional course descriptions can be found here.    Add codes should not be required, but if students have difficulty registering, the can email iSchoolphd@uw.edu

Due to the concerns around COVID-19 and the University's guidance to limit in-person meetings and restrict travel, we have decided to cancel Dr. Rhonda Nese's event next week. Although we considered virtual options, we want to provide the best interaction with Rhonda possible and will instead look to reschedule her event for a later date in the Fall. 

 We are hopeful our local situation will improve and our two remaining events this year (Dan Losen on 4/22 and Chris Reykdal on 5/20) are still scheduled at this time. If anything changes, we will be sure to let you know. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to see you at future events this year!

 

 Contact:

Megan Lucy

Program Assistant

School Mental Health Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | UW Medicine

6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 110 | Box 354920 | Seattle, WA 98115-6560
OFFICE:    206-221-3054 

EMAIL:   mlucy@uw.edu    WEB: uwmedicine.org

The 2020 ASPPH Virtual Annual Meeting runs from March 13 – May 15 via weekly webinars featuring select sessions from the in-person Annual Meeting. Presentations will focus on topics relevant to academic public health, global health, and current public health concerns. Access session descriptions and virtual meeting information.

Unable to join us live? Access all session recordings and stay connected with ASPPH on Twitter and Instagram to keep the conversation going. Comment on sessions, ask ASPPH questions, and tell us what you are doing to elevate the visibility of public health. View the full Virtual Annual Meeting agenda.

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Agenda— Snapshot

Today, March 20
1:00-2:00 PM ET | Register
Health Professionals for the 21st Century Report: 10 Years Later 
Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, MPH
President
University of Miami

2:30-3:30 PM ET | Register
Implications of Higher Ed Trends for the Future of Education in Public Health

Next Friday, March 27
1:00-2:00 PM ET | Register
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Public Health
Pamela Newkirk
Journalist, Author, and Professor
New York University

2:30-3:30 PM ET | Register
Frameworks for Shifting Campus Climate to Promote Inclusion

ARPU "Association of Pacific Rim Universities" calling all MPH students: USC Keck School of Medicine holds an annual virtual global health case competition in which students form teams and are given 8 weeks to develop a hypothetical proposal to a challenge relating to a pressing global health topic. They create 10-minute videos in English, which are then judged by an international panel of experts. Three finalists are chosen and those videos are screen lived at our annual conference, which will take place this year in October. Previous challenges have related to tobacco control, depression, disaster preparedness, and the use of social media to encourage physical activity. All students from all disciplines are welcome to participate! Registration is open now. The competition begins on April 1, 2020. For more information, please visit: https://apruglobalhealth.org/education-opportunities/casecompetition/

We will also open conference registration and abstract submission soon. As part of this, we hold a Student Poster Competition. All student posters will be “accepted” and presented at the conference. Both undergraduate and graduate student categories will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Deadline is July 1, 2020. Students do not have to attend the conference in person to participate. Please visit our website at:www.apruglobalhealth.org for details.

 

Contact: 

Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS

Associate Professor (clinical)

USC Keck School of Medicine, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health

Director, APRU Global Health Program

2001 N Soto Street SSB 318G

Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

Phone: (323) 865-0495

http://globalhealth.usc.edu

http://apruglobalhealth.org

You can watch the video here: Watch now

Then make sure to submit your application(s) for a research presentation and/or travel scholarship by April 17 at 5pm PT!

 

If you have any questions about these programs, please visit 2020sacnas.org > attendee or email Kateryna Pordiuk, kateryna@sacnas.org

NEW SPRING QUARTER ELECTIVE!
*open to PharmD and graduate students*
PHARM 540: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (2 credits)
Course-master: Dr. William Canestaro, PhD; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacy; Managing Director, Washington Research Foundation (WRF)
SLN: 21797
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Recommended prep: a basic understanding of statistics and a background in evidence-based medicine.
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients”1 and is one of the most powerful concepts in modern healthcare. The process of EBM naturally involves three steps: generation, synthesis, and practice.2 The first step in this process is the generation of evidence that informs all future practice; this is a monumental enterprise. It is estimated that global expenditures on medical research exceed $200B annually.3 The ultimate product coming from all of this investment is the complete and timely publication of evidence in peer-reviewed journals. This results in an extraordinarily large number of publications. Recent bibliometric analysis suggests that global scientific output, as measured by the number of publications, grows at a rate of 8-9% annually4 meaning that the number of scientific publications more than doubles every ten years. In healthcare alone, the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database, MEDLINE, adds over 800,000 new citations every year.5
The systematic review and synthesis of the clinical and scientific literature is therefore at the heart of evidence-based medicine. Students in the health sciences who wish to be trained in the practice of evidence-based medicine need to learn how to comprehensively and reproducibly find evidence on a certain topic and learn how to synthesize this evidence via meta-analysis. This course aims to provide students with a detailed background on these methods.

QUESTIONS? Contact Dr. Canestaro at will@wrfcapital.com

WHO: SPH faculty with primary appointments in the SPH and doctoral students not taking classes this quarter...

 Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is in need of full-time support from 20 of our faculty or doctoral students to assist in the outbreak containment effort in King County for the next few weeks under the guidance of PHSKC and CDC. If you are interested in getting connected to this effort and are able to work full time for a few weeks, please email Janet Baseman jbaseman@uw.edu ASAP.

There are 5 spaces available in JSIS 540: Economics & Politics of International Development in spring 2020 taught by Mary Callahan.

 This course examines economic development in less-developed nations, with a focus on post-World War II development in sub-Saharan Africa and India. It explores possible determinants of economic growth, including foreign investment, international trade and foreign aid. Particular attention will be paid to the role that institutional factors, such as executive power and protection of property rights, play in determining economic outcomes. We will also analyze how the international monetary and financial system affects development, the role of globalization in economic crises, and how fiscal and monetary policy can affect growth in developing countries. We will conclude with an examination of how economic growth is affecting population and environmental issues in the developing world.

 JSIS 540: Economics & Politics of International Development

5cr

Mary Callahan

Spring 2020

SLN: 21576

Opportunity for Students & Members - Please Share

ASPPH is proud to be a Community Partner for Capsule, the largest civic hackathon in the world solely focused on the climate crisis. Capsule is bringing together over 4,000 people to innovate solutions to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ideas hacked over the event will relate to six challenge categories: Art, Education, Energy, Health, Food, and Cities. Capsule will take place June 20-21, 2020 in Austin, Texas. 

This is a truly exciting opportunity for students to be able to either propose a project, or work with colleagues from around the world to help move a project forward (submitted by others), or just volunteer to be a part of this record-breaking event.

In addition, our members have the opportunity to join in as a health challenge partner. This commitment does not require any financial support. Instead, challenge partners provide resources and mentoring for projects. Participating as a challenge partner will give your school or program incredible exposure to prospective students, as well as colleagues and professionals working in fields that directly and indirectly relate to public health.

Please share the announcement below with students and others in your community who may be interested in participating in the event itself. If you have any questions about ASPPH's partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to me (tseward@aspph.org).

Application Deadline: April 3, 2020 for conferences April 25 to June 5, 2020

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

Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. The amount of funding awarded will be based on conference location, with typical awards being up to $300 for conferences in North America and $500 for international conferences. The committee reserves the right to make individual award adjustments based upon an applicant’s expressed need of both an individual applicant or the applicant pool as a whole.

Eligibility

  • UW graduate and professional students currently enrolled and in good academic standing may apply for this travel grant. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.
  • Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is mandatory and proof of acceptance is required with the application.
  • Students must apply for this grant during the term in which the conference event will occur. Applications for conferences that have already occurred will not be accepted.Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the application deadline, and only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted.
  • Though students may apply only once per conference event, students may apply as many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. Students may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For any questions regarding travel grants, please email gpssbs@uw.edu. For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

The Department of Global Health Funding for Fieldwork application is now available. These funding opportunities are available to full-time UW graduate students, professional students and some opportunities for medical residents, and Global Health Minor undergraduate students to help support short term fieldwork experiences in global health. Please be sure to read the application requirements thoroughly for each fellowship program and identify those programs for which you qualify.

 The following fellowships in the DGH Funding for Fieldwork application are

* Warren George Povey Endowed Fund for Global Health Students Fellowship

* Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship

* Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health)-Kenya

* Global Mental Health Fellowship

* Stergachis Endowed Fellowship in International Exchange

* Thomas Francis Jr., Global Health Fellowship

 Details for these programs and list of past participants can be found on the Funding for Fieldwork page, https://globalhealth.washington.edu/education-training/funding-fieldwork. This year the SCOPE fellowship conducted an early round of applications  Therefore, the SCOPE fellowship is not included in this cycle's DGH Funding for Fieldwork Application.

 Submit all materials to Google Form by 12 p.m., March 16, 2020 Link: https://forms.gle/3BM7k5AVBPuWuG8z8 

 For questions regarding the application or other details, please contact Daren Wade at dwade@uw.edu.

Please share this great funding opportunity with your graduate students.

 And, be sure to note the quick turn-around time: submit a single PDF containing the following components to Dean Mahoney by 12p on 3/11/20:

  • the Specific Aims (for both the F99 and K00 phases) (1pg total). This should include a statement of how the proposed research will fit with the Kidney, Urology or Hematology (KUH) theme.
  • a statement of the proposed career development activities (1pg max).
  • a list, including title, affiliation, and contact information, of all mentors, collaborators and consultants (as appropriate).
  • a letter of support from the F99 and K00 mentors (1pg each).

 The selection process will include a competitive evaluation of all the submitted proposals, and UW will forward 1 full submission by the 4/14/20 NIH/NIDDK deadline.

Sponsor: NIH

Program: The KUH Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-19-032.html

Program number: RFA-DK-19-032

Award amount: Award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described below. For the F99 phase, award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, institutional allowance, and some travel costs as described below.  For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salary and fringe benefits, research and career development support, indirect costs, and travel costs as described in the RFA.

Number of applications UW can put forward: 1

Sponsor deadline: 4/14/20

UW Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Trainees & Fellows

The Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award will award up to $3,500 (direct costs only) to fund UW graduate students, post-doctoral trainee investigators, and fellows looking to conduct an injury-related project. The research should be related to one or more of the topic areas of the HIPRC: safe transport, traumatic brain injury, violence prevention, firearm injury and policy, injury care, or global injury prevention. View the full details on the Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award.

The deadline to apply for the Rivara Endowment Research Award is April 17, 2020.