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 Neuroepidemiology and Environmental Risk Factors

 Lecture:  Monday & Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:50  |  3 credits  |  SLN 14554

 What are the risk factors for Parkinson’s?

 How do we use epidemiology to investigate Alzheimer’s?

 Focuses on neurological diseases and etiology • Presentation of descriptive epidemiology, clinical features and risk factors, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other disorders • Discussion of NIH grants process • Guest experts present some topics

 Course Instructor:

 Walter A. Kukull, PhD, MS

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington

 Learn more:

 No add code required.


The University of Washington eScience Institute 2020 Winter School applications is now open! This course is open to students and lecturers in Global/Public Health, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Social Work, International Relations and Business Management departments who are interested in developing basic skills and knowledge of the tools used in data science. 

There are no prerequisites to take this course. Faculty, undergraduate students and graduate students are welcome to apply.

The deadline to apply is January 4th. Application decisions will be made by January 15th.

Questions, please email 

Learn more.

JSIS 539 – U.S. Foreign Policy & International Engagement

Tue/Thur 3:30-5:20p

5 credits

Philip Wall

U.S. foreign policy is the result of lengthy political debates, taking place on many levels within and without the U.S. Government, over what does or does not best serve the “national interest.”  Often, the very definition of what constitutes the “national interest” is at the center of these debates.  This course, taught by a former Senior Foreign Service Officer, takes a practitioner’s approach in introducing the apparatus of American foreign policy and in examining key foreign policy debates over the past 40 years that have shaped the policies of today.  The focus will be on the people who have driven this process and the institutions that they have shaped and served.  Through classroom discussions, briefings, and policy memos addressed to decision-makers, students will hone their skills in presenting coherent, persuasive policy arguments.

How Do I Find Fellowships?
Seattle // Allen Library Research Commons, Red A // Thursday, Nov. 21 // 1:30 p.m. (If possible, bring your laptop!)

To attend online, register in advance at:

International Research & Study Fellowships
Location TBD, check website // Friday, Dec. 6 //12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

UW faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to share their innovative, evidence-based teaching practices or research at the 16th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium (April 6, HUB Ballroom). 

Guidelines and a link to the proposal submission form are on our Call for Proposals page. Proposals are due December 9. Register here:


Why present at the Symposium?


"Participating in the Teaching & Learning Symposium for the last two years has been a game-changer. It has introduced me to a rich, vibrant, and supportive teaching community..."

-Eldridge Alcantara, Ph.D. candidate, Electrical & Computer Engineering


"The Teaching & Learning Symposium connects me with outstanding teachers and innovative teaching methods from across campus..."

-Amy J. Ko, associate professor, Information School


"I really enjoyed and benefited tremendously from sharing and exchanging my research, findings, and ideas with other teachers of different disciplines at the Teaching & Learning Symposium."

-Inma Raneda-Cuartero, principal lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese Studies

I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) and the TL1 program directors Drs. JoAnne Whitney and Linda LeResche. The TL1 program is a one year research training program for pre-doctoral students and has scholars from all over the health sciences and College of Engineering, and our application cycle for the upcoming 2020-2021 cohort is opening up in the next couple of weeks. We’ll be having a few information sessions for anyone interested in attending and learning more about the program. We’ll be providing light refreshments, please RSVP

Friday, November 22nd between 12:30-1:30PM in E 212.

Wednesday, December 4th 12:30-1:30 and 4:30-5:30PM in T-360A.

To read more information about ITHS and the TL1 program please visit HERE



Milu Worku

Training Program Specialist

Institute of Translational Health Sciences

850 Republican Street, Box 358051, Seattle, WA 98109

206-543-0542 Office /

Applications for the 2020 Northwest Public Health–Primary Care Leadership Institute are due November 28, 2019.

The 9-month program runs from January–September, 2020, and focuses on strengthening collaborations between public health and primary care professionals for improving community health. The core learning areas include population health and health equity, community engagement, systems thinking, and adaptive leadership.

Mid-career professionals from public health and community-based primary care settings, people of color and other underrepresented groups, and professionals working in rural areas or with medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Northwest Public Health–Primary Care Leadership Institute

When: January–September 2020; Seattle on-site sessions on January 22–24, June 3–5, September 16–18

Format: Online and in-person learning using real-world case studies, small groups

Application Process: Applications accepted through November 28, 2019.

Cost: Institute fees are $3,000. Limited scholarship funds are available, see application for more information.

Visit the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association to learn more and apply today. Apply here:

Saturday, February 1, 2020

8:30am – 3:30pm

HUB – Seattle Campus

Attendees Engage and Explore the Opportunities and Pathways in STEM 

 Connect and network with our academic and industry sponsors  

Please register On-Line at:

On-line registration will close Friday, January 24th, 2020.   There will be NO On-site registration.   


Saturday, February 1, 2020

8:30am – 3:30pm

HUB – Seattle Campus

Attendees Engage and Explore the Opportunities and Pathways in STEM 

 Connect and network with our academic and industry sponsors  

Please register On-Line at:

On-line registration will close Friday, January 24th, 2020.   There will be NO On-site registration.   


Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than any other
health threat. Learn more about this pervasive and complex
condition and the role of epidemiology in improving cardiovascular
health.The course provides an overview of epidemiologic research
methods applied to current topics in cardiovascular and
cardiometabolic health and disease in human populations.

• Content includes: pathophysiology; molecular, clinical, behavioral,
and social risk factors; burden and disparities across and within
populations nationally and globally; and public health
Learn more:
For questions, contact
Register today!

SLN: 14547


Lectures with group discussion
Tues & Thurs 8:30 – 9:50

Nicholas L. Smith, PhD

Featured Presentation: Harnessing Mindset in 21st Century Healthcare
Alia Crum, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Stanford University

Dr. Alia Crum, associate professor at Stanford University, will present “Harnessing Mindset in 21st
Century Healthcare.” Mindsets are core assumptions about the nature and workings of things in the
world that orient us to a particular set of attributions, expectations, and goals. This study of mindsets is, in part, inspired by research on the placebo effect, a robust demonstration of the ability of mindsets, conscious or subconscious, to elicit physiological changes in the body. Dr. Crum’s talk will explore the role of mindsets in three stages of chronic disease progression: genetic predisposition, behavioral prevention, and clinical treatment. She will discuss the mechanisms through which mindsets influence health as well as the myriad ways that mindsets can be more effectively leveraged to motivate healthy behaviors and improve 21st century healthcare. To date, Dr. Crum’s research has won several awards including the NIH New Innovator Award and the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize.

Keynote Address: Behavioral Science issues in Minority Health and Cancer Health Disparities Research
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.
Distinguished AT&T Endowed Chair for Cancer Equity,
Medical University of South Carolina

OBSSR is honored to have Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally-recognized expert in cancer disparities research and behavioral science. She will present “Behavioral Science issues in Minority Health and Cancer Health Disparities Research.” This presentation will identify key behavioral sciences in minority health and cancer health disparities research. Using examples from community-based participatory studies, Dr. Hughes-Halbert will report the results of observational studies and comparative effectiveness trials. Her presentation will also address methodological issues and opportunities for integrating behavioral science methods into translational research in minority health and cancer health disparities.

Dr. Hughes-Halbert has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Award, Chair-Elect for the American Association for Cancer Research Minorities in Cancer Research Council, and the MUSC Leadership Fellowship Award. Dr. Hughes-Halbert was the first woman and first African American from South Carolina elected to join the National Academy of Medicine.

The agenda also includes three plenary sessions featuring a wide range of distinguished researchers on:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in Health and Wellness;
- Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technology in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research; and
- Brain and Behavior.

Register to attend and view the festival agenda and speaker biographies:

We look forward to your participation at the annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival: Connecting People to Advance Health.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dana Greene Schloesser,, 301-451- 3975, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

ECG Management Consultants is conducting a webinar this Friday, November 15th, at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT, related to its healthcare consulting internship opportunity for Summer 2020.  However, anyone interested in the healthcare consulting or the firm are welcome to attend.  Would you please share this invitation with your students, members, or anyone else that may be interested?

 We invite you to attend a one-hour webinar with Q&A session. Our presenters are:

  • Terri Welter, Principal (bio)
  • Lisa Carley, Manager and former 2016 intern (bio)
  • Monica Haggarty, Senior Consultant and former 2018 intern (bio)

 Registration Link:

Advance registration required; space is limited.

 The online posting for the summer internship has also gone live.  Students interested in an intern position may apply here.  Candidates must have the permanent right to work in the US without restriction.



 Eujin Kwak 

   P 312-637-2500  F 312-637-2501
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2750  Chicago, IL 60603 |


Mark your calendars! Our popular research coordinator's conference, Networking to Enhance Development (NED) is back with an exciting agenda. Registration will open early January. Stay tuned for more details!

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican Street, Seattle

The NED Conference is an annual, day‐long professional development conference for research coordinators held in Seattle. Participants attend both general sessions and choose relevant breakout sessions to expand their knowledge and skills. A catered lunch and collaborative activities offer coordinators a chance to develop contacts, share ideas, and learn from peers.


The NED Conference is organized by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, a collaboration between the University of Washington, Fred Hutch, and Seattle Children’s.


This year ITHS is excited to offer a limited number of $500 travel awards for eligible regional participants. We will announce the award recipients before registration opens in January 2020. Click below to get the application.


We will be sending out an official call for speakers next week for research coordinators and managers to submit an application to present at NED 2020. 

Go here for me info:

Spaces available in winter quarter:

 Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy

JSIS 578 A (SLN 16031)

5cr; Mondays 11:30a-1:20p

Chris Seiple

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

The Science and Technology Showcase on Tuesday, January 28th 2020 is your chance to shine!

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

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

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

 Please check out the STS 2020 web page here for more information. We can't wait to see what you come up with.


Melissa MacEwen

SEBA VP of Membership

B E 552 Theories of Knowledge and the Built Environment

Winter 2020
SLN 10390
Thursdays 10:00-12:30

Bob Mugerauer: Email for entry code

Informal Description:

The course will accomplish two things: it will give you substantial content concerning the major alternative theories of knowledge—since knowing this is expected of successful doctoral and masters candidates, and it will enable you to articulate the grounds for your own dissertation research—that is, to legitimize the foundation for your particular research methodology.  We will proceed by doing two sorts of work: together analyzing a common, core body of knowledge—what a sophisticated Ph.D./Masters student needs to know, and then by having students in each specialized area develop the central issues in terms of the approaches most appropriate to their particular projects.

Format: Classical Seminar format with readings, presentations, and discussion

SEFS 550: Nature and Health

Description: Introduction and overview of evidence on the association of nature contact with human health. This includes a discussion of a variety of aspects of psychological and physical well-being, potential causal mechanisms, and explorations of the ways in which individual and population-level differences may moderate these impacts.

Thursdays 2:30 to 4:20 in ANDERSON HALL 304/306 2 credits SLN 19913


Gregory N. Bratman

Doug Walker Endowed Professor

Assistant Professor of Nature, Health, and Recreation

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

College of the Environment

University of Washington

Phone: 206.543.2730

The online application portal for SHPEP 2020 went live November 1. The application deadline will be February 5, 2020. I’ve attached a pdf of the program’s tri-fold brochure. Additional information about the program and the online application can be accessed at the SHPEP national website, and more specific information about the UW’s program site can be found here. This is a free 6-week summer enrichment program for first year and sophomore college students from underrepresented and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds interested in health careers.  Students are also paid a $600 stipend. 

Student webinar 

Monday, December 23rd  10:00-11:00 AM PST

November 19, 9am to November 20, 12pm. Located at the HUB.

Sexual Harassment in higher education is pervasive, harmful, and costly. This has been emphasized by brave women recounting their experiences and by the findings in our recent report on the Sexual Harassment of WomenSo let’s get to work developing and implementing approaches that can prevent and address sexual harassment. To learn about promising approaches and innovative ideas or to share ideas about how to prevent and address sexual harassment, join us for the First Annual Summit hosted by the National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

This Summit aims to identify and elevate promising practices for preventing sexual harassment in higher education. Through a combination of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and concurrent sessions, this day-and-a-half event will serve as an opportunity for members of the Action Collaborative and the broader higher education community to gather information, engage in a dialogue, and gain diverse perspectives on how to effectively prevent sexual harassment.

We welcome you to join us in-person or virtually through an interactive webcast. We also welcome faculty, students, staff, and others to submit proposals for posters on promising and innovative practices to address and prevent sexual harassment in higher education. Space is limited and the deadline to submit your poster proposal is October 4. To learn more about submitting a poster proposal, visit the Annual Summit webpage.


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) are committed to the principles of diversity, integrity, civility, and respect in all of our activities. We look to you to be a partner in this commitment by helping us to maintain a professional and cordial environment. All forms of discrimination, harassment, and bullying are prohibited in any NASEM activity. This commitment applies to all participants in all settings and locations in which NASEM work and activities are conducted, including committee meetings, workshops, conferences, and other work and social functions where employees, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, or guests are present.

NASEM Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying


It’s big. It’s virtual. It’s free. It’s happening in November. It’s #HPW2019!


Health Professions Week (HPW) is a collaboration of health professions organizations promoting health professions careers to high school students, college students, career changers, parents, advisors, and counselors. HPW is six-days, November 16 -21, of these can’t miss events:

  • HealthTalks – A series of short and motivational career presentations made by professionals from a variety of industries. As you’re watching, join the discussion in YouTube comments or Twitter using #HPW2019.
  • Virtual Treasure Hunt – Get ready to browse, read and click your way through our digital treasure hunt. Find career clues that lead you to discover your future career.
  • Self-Care Panel – Join the HPW2019 crew for a discussion about balancing your life with your career. As you’re watching, join the discussion in YouTube comments or on Twitter using #HPW2019.
  • HPW Chat – Doing it all for the ‘gram. Instagram, that is… we’re dropping content on Tuesday that will help you learn about shadowing a health professional and other ways to research careers. Follow HPW on Instagram to participate.
  • Financial Literacy and Me – Think you know the best ways to pay for school? Explore resources on how to pay for a health professions education and then take stock of your own financial story by completing a financial wellness worksheet.
  • Virtual Fair – Join 21 health professions at this live, six-hour event where attendees can engage with current health professions students, professionals, practitioners and representatives of the participating organizations.

REGISTER for this BIG event and CONNECT with #HPW2019 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@healthprofweek) to get updates!

Explore Careers Confidently. 


Interested in getting involved in "boots-on-the-ground" public health practice? Looking for opportunities after graduation? Join us to learn about public health practice fellowships from a panel of current and former fellows and mentors.

Fellowships include:

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Associate Program


Thursday, November 14


HSB T 739

RSVP to 

Course title: EDUC 421: STUDIO(Practicum in Community Service Activity) (SLN 21969, 13973). 

 STUDIO is an exciting opportunity to get involved in high point community (in West Seattle) by working with middle and high school youth in after-school program. It counts as VLPA or I&S credits as well. Our vision is to increase diversity and work toward educational equity in STEM by creating a community of learners where everyone's knowledge and skills are valued and used in how we learn, and solve problems that matter to us.  

 If you join us, you will adapt a role of mentor to middle or high school students. Past undergrads have said that it was one of the best experiences that they had in UW, because they felt a sense of belongingness learning together with youths and other undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I attached our most recent video featuring youth, community-based organization staff, and undergrads. Undergraduates do not have to be STEM major to participate in STUDIO. Please see Registration information on the flyer attached. 


Please check out our video that we submitted to NSF STEM Video Showcase!


The Undergraduate Research Program in collaboration with GO-MAP, the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program, is launching Research Community Connections (RCC). RCC is a series of events that bring together undergraduate students currently doing research for interactive discussions relating to topics relevant to their experience as undergraduate researchers. Our goal is to create a space to build community and connect undergraduates with graduate students, alumni, and retirees of the UW community.

 The first topic will be Cultivating Rewarding Professional Relationships and Navigating Challenges in Research Environments on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in MGH 171. Graduate students will be joining us for the conversation.

 Come join the conversation to ask questions and/or share tips about how you build strong professional relationships within research environments.

 Please let us know by Tuesday, 11/12 if you would like to join.

 Sign up Here:

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

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

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

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

12/12: 9am-12pm

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

12/13: 8am-11am

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

 Space is limited!

 Sign up today by visiting:


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


Many academic researchers are unsure of how to develop and strengthen their relationships with community partners in respectful ways that will lead to productivity and good results for both sides of the partnership. In this module, you will learn key strategies to build and maintain productive, mutually beneficial community-academic partnerships related to your Community-Engaged Research.

This event will take place Tuesday, November 19, 12:00-1:30pm, at the West 8th Building, 2001 8th Avenue, Seattle.

This series is offered in partnership with the Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Health Communication Research Center.

 Register here:

SAVE The DATE for the 29th Annual WiSE Conference.

 Saturday, February 1, 2020

8:30am – 3:30pm

HUB – Seattle Campus

 Registration Opening – November 4th, Monday.

 If your department has not participated in the past, here is a list of ways we invite our campus community and departments to be involved in the conference:

 Share with your department students, colleagues and affiliates to encourage them to participate.

 Sponsor a department lunch table. Includes registration for eight (8) seats.   

 Sponsor single registration for students in your department to attend – Student Registration:  $25 per student.

    • Early Bird Registration:     $175    Nov. 4th, Mon  – Dec. 6th Fri  
    • General Registration:        $200    Dec 7th -  Jan. 25, 2020

 Provide general conference sponsorship at  $100 minimum:  

    • This includes participation in:
      1. networking with the STEM community industry and : Inspiring Your Brilliance – Networking with Industry  and/or the Career Resource Fair

Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

Watch Trailer

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Doors open at 4:30)

Pacific Conference Room - Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229 (on the bottom floor of the Health Sciences Library)

 This hour-long documentary reflects on the historic struggle of civil rights activists who fought to make the American healthcare system equal and accessible to everyone regardless of skin color. Using the incentive of Medicare dollars, the federal government virtually ended the decades-long practice of racially segregating patients, doctors, medical staff, blood supplies and linens in a matter of months. And although these events took place more than a half-century ago, many of the issues surrounding health equity and the role of the government in healthcare continue to be relevant today. 

 Here’s what audiences had to say about the film:

 "Having spent most of my career studying the civil rights movement, I assumed that I was well informed about its many dimensions. But watching Power to Heal was a revelation to me. The film is a fascinating and instructive story about the long American struggle for social justice."

Clayborne Carson, Professor of History, Founding Director, The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, Stanford University

 "It is essential that students and young physicians from all backgrounds know their history and how our profession both supported and worked to dismantle segregated healthcare in our country. This is a critical film that not only speaks to a time that has passed in our American history; it foreshadows to the present. Segregated healthcare still persists and is highly invisible in this country - except to the people who experience the ills of it. And so this film challenges us all as physicians and soon-to-be physicians to recognize that our collective work to ensure justice in health must always move beyond our typical work within hospital walls."

Aletha Maybank, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Director, Center for Health Equity

Communicating about data is a core public health skill that must be updated and practiced as technology changes. In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, two communication specialists share their strategies and inspiration for using data to tell compelling public health stories.

This one-hour webinar will review the important steps for getting started, like understanding the audience and messaging goals, choosing an appropriate visualization format, and applying sound principles of graphic design. The presentation will help program managers and other leaders use science and art to turn a mountain of data points into engaging presentations and visualizations for effectively reaching key audiences.

Register today to learn tools for building persuasive data visualizations that compel others to act.

Important Notes About Hot Topics

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

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

Call for Proposals


Health Equity Research & Advocacy in Washington State


Deadline: Nov. 11th, 2019


Open to faculty, staff, and students!


The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Project Grants to support community-based research on local health disparities. The focus of the CCDE's work this year is "Health Equity Research & Advocacy in Washington State." 


Up to three grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to collaborative research teams. Projects must be co-led by a UW student, faculty, or staff and a community partner. 


Applications are due November 11, 2019. More information and a submission form is available on our website.


Health Equity Research & Advocacy in Washington State

 Deadline: Nov. 11th, 2019


Open to faculty, staff, and students!


The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Project Grants to support community-based research on local health disparities. The focus of the CCDE's work this year is "Health Equity Research & Advocacy in Washington State." 


Up to three grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to collaborative research teams. Projects must be co-led by a UW student, faculty, or staff and a community partner. 


Applications are due November 11, 2019. More information and a submission form is available on our website.

The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) aims to promote knowledge production and sharing in American Indian and Indigenous Studies across the three UW campuses, as well as with surrounding Native and Indigenous communities. CAIIS awards small grants (up to $2,000) to help offset costs associated with conference, research, networking, and community outreach travel. Building on our traditional ways of gathering, story telling, and relationship building as meaningful opportunities, we invite faculty, staff, community research partners, and students at all levels to apply for these funds. Whether you're visiting with elders, participating in cultural activities, or attending a conference, having a well-established community is important to your success at the University and beyond.

 The CAIIS Travel and Research Grant instructions and applications for 2019-2020 can be found at this website:

 The priority deadline for this grant is October 25, 2019 (midnight, PST), but if funds are available, applications will be accepted until May 15th, 2020. We would encourage you to apply early to ensure availability. You do not need to have a paper accepted to apply for conference travel funds.

 If you have any questions about the Center, our goals, or would like to find out about more funding opportunities, please email


 Our world-class faculty and graduate students are creating leading-edge learning experiences for students. You can recognize their commitment to outstanding teaching by nominating them for one of the following awards:

 Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities

 How to nominate:

  1. Review our teaching award descriptions page to choose the award you want to nominate your instructor for,
  2. Go to our nomination form and submit your nomination letter (150-300 words describing the impact your instructor's teaching has on student learning).


The deadline to submit your nomination is 12:00 p.m., November 13.


In this new academic year, ITHS Education is re-launching our popular Clinical Research Education Series (CRES). The ITHS CRES is a continuing education and networking series for research coordinators and other research staff interested in clinical research topics. This 2-hour in‐person event is held between Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington. The first half of each event focuses on the presentation of a clinical research topic area, with the second half featuring networking and interaction with fellow attendees to discuss presentation points, exchange ideas, and share experiences. “We are excited and looking forward to this new education series for research coordinators. This career needs to stay current on best practices in the field, and these workshops will help tremendously in our goal to continue to help research coordinators develop and stay connected,” shared Arti Shah, Director of Education at ITHS.

 We are excited and looking forward to this new education series for research coordinators. This career needs to stay current on best practices in the field, and these workshops will help tremendously in our goal to continue to help research coordinators develop and stay connected 

CRES is designed for research professionals of all levels of experience who perform research coordination duties in the health sciences fields at:
  • Fred Hutch
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle Children’s
  • University of Washington
  • Institutions throughout the five‐state WWAMI region

 We are hosting our first CRES event on November 12, called Steps to Market Medical Devices or Diagnostic Tests. Research coordinators work on research studies involving drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics. However, they may not know what the steps needed to get a product into the medical setting. This presentation will provide research coordinators with an overview of the commercialization process, FDA requirements, and the types of expertise needed to take an idea from bench to patient.

At ITHS, we are dedicated to providing education, training and resources to faculty, research staff, and investigators who want to continue to build their research careers and help us speed discoveries into the clinic for the benefit of all patients. The successes of most clinical research studies often rely on research coordinators. They are instrumental in the research field and conduct complex protocols in compliance with good clinical practice guidelines. Research coordinators support, facilitate, and organize daily clinical trial activities alongside the principal investigator. “The role of the research coordinator is varied and complex. Staying current in the field can be a challenge. CRES is an opportunity to expand knowledge and close knowledge gaps. This also provides a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn from colleagues and peers. CRES is such an important education workshops that is useful to all research coordinators,” shared Amy Good, Implementation Manager, CTO, Research Coordination Center.

 The successes of most clinical research studies often rely on research coordinators. They are instrumental in the research field and conduct complex protocols in compliance with good clinical practice guidelines. Research coordinators support, facilitate, and organize daily clinical trial activities alongside the principal investigator. 

 In addition to the CRES workshops, ITHS also supports an annual conference for research coordinators called Networking to Enhance Development (NED). NED is a day‐long professional development conference held in Seattle, WA. Participants attend both general sessions and choose relevant breakout sessions to expand their knowledge and skills. A catered lunch and collaborative activities offer coordinators a chance to develop contacts, share ideas, and learn from peers to help continue to expand their resources and careers. You can learn more by visiting the NED website. NED will be hosted on January 30, 2020. Stay tuned for details around this exciting event for research coordinators in Seattle and in the region!

For more information about CRES, please visit the website 

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is searching for an Instructor for BSE 231, Technical Communication for Process Engineers.  This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate student in any field with skills teaching technical writing to engineers and scientists.  The Instructor will have full responsibility for the course, including lectures, assignments, and grading (previous course materials are available).  Topics include general communication, technical writing, oral presentations, and engineering ethics, for modern industrially relevant bioresource and process engineering problems; engineering background is not necessary. 

 The position is an ASE appointment of Pre-Doc Instructor at 50% FTE ($2,757/mo).  In Winter quarter, the course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 11:20 am.  For questions about the course, please contact Professor Rick Gustafson (

Interested applicants, please complete a SEFS ASE Application Form and send to David Campbell ( by November 12, 2019.

Are you interested in healthcare in underserved communities? Are you looking for an interdisciplinary course with other health sciences students? UCONJ550: HealthCare in Underserved Communities is for you! 

 What: 1 credit course that serves as an introduction to health-related issues faced by people in various underserved populations.

When: Winter 2020, Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:20pm

Where: T-550

Who: Faculty Chair Dr. Jocelyn James, along with guest speakers each week from different underserved communities

Are you not based at UW Seattle? This course is approved for distance learning and could still be accessible to you! Please email the course email address for more information. 

 Enrollment fills quickly, so sign up soon!

For questions or to obtain ADD CODE, Email:

Each year, ASPPH proudly recognizes the extraordinary work our members do to advance academic public health and serve their communities. ASPPH is accepting nominations for our recognition and service awards to be presented at the 2020 ASPPH Annual Meeting on March 18-20 in Arlington, VA.

The deadline for nominations has been extended until Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11:59 pm Pacific for all of the following awards: 

Please review the award criteria, eligibility, and the nomination/selection processes on the individual award pages prior to submitting a nomination. If you have any questions, contact

 The EarthLab Innovation Grants Program is happy to announce the release of the 2020 - 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP). The Innovation Grants Program invests in teams of University of Washington (UW) researchers, UW students, and non-academic partners seeking to develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges. 

 There is $300,000 available and teams may apply for up to $75,000 per project. Funding is intended to support new partnerships that are led by and with those most impacted by a particular environmental challenge, seek to co-define research priorities from multiple perspectives, and seek to generate actionable science and knowledge (i.e., research that is usable and used). Project teams must include at least one non-academic partner, a minimum of two UW researchers from different disciplines, and at least one UW undergraduate or graduate student or postdoc.

 To see the full RFP, please visit deadline for Letters of Intent is January 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST. 

 Please share the attached funding announcement widely! To learn more about the program and to ask questions about the application, please join us at information sessions on the University of Washington Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses. Snacks will be provided! Please RSVP to assist us in ordering food. 

 For questions or assistance, please email 

2020 Call for Abstracts OPEN

 The Call for Abstracts for the 2020 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference in Seattle, WA is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.

CSTE is currently accepting abstracts for the 2020 Annual Conference. If you would like to submit an abstract, please follow the link below for additional information and complete all required fields in the process by the deadline. Presenting authors will be notified of Planning Committee decisions by Wednesday, March 27, 2020.

Submit an Abstract

For more information on the 2020 Annual Conference, including registration rates, hotel information, and frequently asked questions, visit

The Associated Students of the University of Washington Office of Government Relations (ASUW OGR), formally invites students/faculty to the13th Annual Legislative Reception. The reception will be held on Friday, November 15th, from 5:30-7:30pm in the University of Washington’s HUB South Ballroom, with doors opening at 5pm. 


With the 2020 legislative session just around the corner, this reception is an opportunity for elected officials to converse with students on higher education policy and advocacy. As you may know, the ASUW puts together a new legislative agenda each year, and we will be releasing our new agenda at this event. This agenda will be comprised of issues facing students, and attendees will have a unique opportunity to sit down for dinner and engage in a discussion about real issues with actual students before committee days the following week. Previous guest speakers have included Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee, as well as students and administrative leaders from the University of Washington. This event serves as a unique experience for students to share their stories, and continue to build a relationship between the UW student body and the legislature.


Your presence at this event would be an honor. The details of the event are listed again below:


What: 13th Annual ASUW Legislative Reception

When: November 15th, 5:30-7:30 pm (doors open at 5pm)

Where: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) - South Ballroom

Address: 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195


Please RSVP by emailing the coordinator of the event, Lexie Boswell at


Join us for an introduction to Boren and Critical Language Scholarships for study abroad. Scholarships like the Boren and CLS provide funding to U.S. citizen students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be "critical" to US interests. These sessions will provide an overview of the scholarships and insights on how to develop competitive applications.

 Boren & CLS Information Session |Mary Gates Hall 171 & Online!| October 30| 4:00pm

 Boren Awards Information Session (Boren only)

  • November 18 | 4:30 pm | MGH 171 & Online
  • November 21 | 4:30 pm | MGH 171 & Online
  • December 4 | 4:00 pm | MGH 171 & Online

  Boren Awards Highlights:

  • Open to U.S. citizens
  • Up to $20,000 for undergraduates who study language abroad during the academic year (semester or longer)
  • Must be studying a language abroad (list of preferred languages here)
  • Up to $8,000 for STEM students to study a language abroad during the summer.
  • Up to $30,000 for graduate students who will study a language abroad.
  • Selected students must commit to working for in the federal government for one year.

   Critical Language Scholarship Highlights:

  • Open to U.S. citizen undergraduates and graduates in every field.
  • Fully funded intensive language and cultural immersion program (FREE)!
  • Languages offered are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
  • Program includes cultural activities, field trips, room & board, and travel.