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BIOST/STAT 578 A: Advanced Spatial Statistics for Public and Global Health

Quarter: Spring 2020

Time and Location: M W 2:30-3:50 p.m., Health Sciences Building E216

Grading:  3 credits, CR/NC. Assessment via a quarter long class project of student’s choice.

Instructors: Jon Wakefield (, Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics, Adjunct Appointment in Department of Health Metrics Sciences; and Bobby Reiner (, Department of Health Metrics Sciences, Adjunct Appointment in Department of Biostatistics

Prerequisites: STAT 554 or BIOST 555, or permission of instructors (e.g., graduate students working on spatial modeling)

SLN: 11497 (BIOST) / 19770 (STAT)

 Course topics:

  • Overview of Gaussian process (GP) models and Model-Based Geostatistics (MBG): Fixed rank kriging; lattice kriging; stochastic partial differential equations (SPDE); predictive processes; interpretation of the nugget.
  • SPDE in detail: theory; implementation in INLA; mesh formation; prior specification, including penalized complexity priors.
  • Methods for point process data: K functions (and associated measures of clustering); likelihood methods for point process models.
  • Advanced methods in small area estimation, including methods for prevalence mapping.
  • Space-time-age models: identifiability and constraints.
  • Ecological inference: ecological bias; confounding; measurement error; pure specification bias; combining individual and ecological data.
  • Spatial methods for infectious disease data: space-time interactions models for count data.
  • Visualization, including expressing uncertainty; ranking areas.
  • Spatial survival methods.
  • Assessing model adequacy.
  • Methods for missing data.
  • Model fitting in R-INLA and Template Model Builder (TMB).
  • Spatial big data.

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


March 4, 2020
12:30 - 3:30 PM
HUB Main Street


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Yasmin Ahmed:

 I want to encourage you to attend this event on Saturday, February 22nd. It’s a training for any Black and Indigenous people and people of color interested in joining the global struggle for Food Sovereignty. The training is organized by Uprooted & Rising: a larger national strategy aiming to unify a base of hundreds of thousands of people to actively oppose agribusiness in the United States in relationship with global peasant movements for food sovereignty. 

 The training is from 9 am to 7 pm! It’s a long event and certainly worth it. There will be delicious snacks, two full meals for lunch and dinner cooked with lots of love, and a whole team that will be dedicated to bringing healing practices into the space as an extension of the learning that will happen. This will be an all Black and Indigenous people and people of color event. The training will include a visionary fiction workshop to imagine the world after the downfall of Big Food companies, popular education on agribusiness and its influence on our education system, and an invitation to learn more about Uprooted & Rising. 

 The venue is very accessible and there will be childcare for anyone that needs it. If you have questions you should not hesitate to contact or text/call at 210-837-3205. 

 If you are reading this and are interested please go ahead and register here:

 Here is the facebook event:

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. 

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

 Highlighting the following opportunities:

See below all the Fulbright Canada Research Chairs in:

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

Eligibilty requirements:

  • Be 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, for the application, no project budget is required, the main pieces of your application are:

See more info here: file:///O:/Student%20Services/SPH%20Insider/US%20Awards%2021_22.html

CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars internship program is now accepting applications!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.


Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $6,000 scholarship and earn course credit.


WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

WHEN: Summer 2019 (June 22– August 21)

EARN: $6,000 and course credit

DEADLINE: Friday, March 6 at 5pm




2/19; 10am-11am, MGH 224

2/25; 11am-12pm, MGH 224

2/28; 12:30pm-1:30pm, MGH 171

3/3; 1pm-2pm, MGH 224

3/4; 4pm-5pm, MGH 258

  Students from all three campuses are invited to apply. All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible.  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.

 Please share this announcement with all students who may be interested! Students are welcome to schedule an appointment with Assistant Director, Annabel Cholico for more information or send questions to


Application Deadline: March 11, 2020

The Husky Seed Fund is an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW. The fund launched as a pilot program for students on the Seattle campus in 2016 and is now expanded to also include the Tacoma and Bothell campuses. The fund is managed by students on the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council with funds from the Office of the Provost. Created by students for students, the goal is to bring to life innovative ideas by awarding funds for projects that will enhance students’ extracurricular experience.

Your idea could become reality with a seed funding award of up to $5000. This is your chance to develop leadership and team building while creating something truly unique for your fellow Huskies. Projects must be Inclusive, Impactful, and Inventive. Overall, Husky Experience Student Advisory Council looks for projects that help students feel at home with the UW and engage with the Husky community.


To be eligible to apply for this program, you (or the group) must be enrolled at either the UW Bothell, Seattle or Tacoma campus; at least one member of the group must be a student enrolled in the next year as well. Lead team members must be enrolled throughout the year following the award cycle. The applicant(s) must be in good academic standing: minimum GPA of 2.5 for each undergraduate group member, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for every graduate or professional group member, and can be of any discipline, major and class standing (including graduate and professional students).

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

Have you ever wondered HOW epidemiologists actually conduct their analyses?  Do we really do everything as a 2x2 table on paper?  In this course, you will:

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

 Prerequisites: EPI 320 and any introductory biostatistics or statistics course or AP statistics (grade of 3.0 or above).  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, QSR

SLN: 14138; 4 credits; Lecture meets: M/W 10:30-12:20 p.m.; Instructor: Christine Khosropour,

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as coronavirus 2019, Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  You will explore the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media.

EPI 201 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.  Basic math skills are required.

SLN: 14134; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 10:00-11:20 a.m.; Quiz meets: F 11:30-12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Janet Baseman,

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is pleased to announce its 2020 Research Scholars Program. Thegoalof the programis to support and expand the pipeline of emerging scholars, including those from historically underrepresented populations, pursuing research on Hispanic children and families that can inform programs, policies, and services to promote the social and economic well-being of Hispanic children and families.

The Center will be accepting applications from advanced doctoral students (those with “ABD” status) and early career scholars (up to 5 years post-Ph.D.) through March 18th, 2020.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your networks and prospective applicants.


EDUC 401 S SLN:16346 2 I&S credits (CR/NC) Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:20pm

Facilitators: Kayla Chui & Kriya Velasco

Please take special note of the session (ID # 23957):
Transforming Global and Public Health through Nature
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the Washington State Convention Center - 6B

Register here:

Usha Varanasi, (Retd.), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA
Joshua Lawler University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Andrew Revkin, Columbia University, Cold Spring, NY

In this crisis-driven society, medical science is primarily focused on reacting to trauma and diseases instead of promoting wellness practices. Likewise, most environmental work has aimed to remediate natural and anthropogenic degradation instead of developing proactive approaches that sustain healthy ecosystems.

In response, the emerging field of ‘Nature and Health’ has begun to explore if and how exposure to nature can elicit measurable mental and physical health benefits. To date, it appears that those with ready access to nature are benefitting the most, rather than those who are furthest from nature and may need it the most. More equitable applications are needed, which requires broader awareness and actions from planners and policymakers to emphasize the value of green and blue spaces and wilderness to society.

This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities that face this fledgling field, impacts of exposure to nature on vulnerable populations, and suggestions on how to develop policies from local and global levels that result in positive engagement of people with nature. Results from recent quantitative and qualitative studies will be used to explore potential health benefits and future directions for research and action.

Agenda: timings are approximate
• 10:00-10:06  Introduction & vision (Varanasi, Lawler)
• 10:06-10:10  conduct of the session (Revkin). Each presentation will be followed by a discussion led by Revkin and the speaker.
• 10:10- 10:30 Nature and Health: A Research Agenda for Interdisciplinary Collaborations, Carolyn Parsey, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (including discussion)
• 10:30- 10: 50 Bringing Nature to Where Nature is Not, Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (including discussion)
• 10:50-11:10 Can Medicaid Pay for Trees? Policy Options for the Health Benefits of Nature, Bobby Cochran, Willamette Partnership, Portland, OR (including discussion)
• 11:10- 11:30 Q&A  with panel and the audience

Career Development Opportunity for

Learning Health Systems Science K12 Scholars

-Call for Letters of Interest-

 The CATALyST Learning Health System K12 Center of Excellence is now accepting letters of interest from potential candidates for its 2020 cohort of scholars. Led by Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), CATALyST is a learning environment that includes deep expertise and research opportunities from KPWHRI, the University of Washington, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. CATALyST is one of 11 Centers of Excellence in Learning Health Systems funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support the training of researchers in the design and execution of patient-centered outcomes research within learning health systems.

 The CATALyST program integrates four distinctive health care systems that collaboratively support research career development via interdisciplinary team members, leaders, and innovators in patient-centered outcomes research and within learning health systems. We focus on systematic and rapid generation, application, and translation of evidence from within health systems to improve personalization, quality, equity, and outcomes of care and reduce waste in healthcare. We recommend the following article for more information on learning health systems research and its training competencies:

 A total of two, three-year positions are available for this year’s cohort, which will join the 2019 CATALyST scholar cohort in September 2020.  Scholars must commit a minimum of 75% of a 1.0 FTE while enrolled in the program. Scholars will receive $90,000 per year in salary support, the associated benefits, and $25,000 per year in research funds.

The CATALyST Admissions Committee prioritizes candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to a research career focused on learning health system research in one of our collaborating health systems (Kaiser Permanente Washington, University of Washington Medical Center, the VA Puget Sound or WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine). We intentionally seek representation across scientific disciplines. Candidates must hold a faculty position at one of the four participating institutions by the program start date (9/30/2020), be eligible for an AHRQ K12 award, and be willing and able to reside in Washington State. Acting faculty positions are allowable.

 Letters of interest must be no more than two, single-spaced typed pages and include:

  • A brief statement (~ one page) about why the candidate is interested in applying for a CATALyST K12 position, including specific topic areas in which they would want to conduct research and their proposed learning health system collaborator;
  • An outline of the candidate’s current responsibilities, including work they would foresee continuing during their time as a scholar; and

A description of the characteristics the candidate would want in a program mentor with whom they would work and names of any individuals they may have already identified with whom they are interested in working. Mentors are expected to play an active role with the scholar, other members of the mentorship team, and within the program as a whole. CATALyST furnishes up to $5,000 direct

  • direct costs, annually, for each scholar’s primary mentor. Letters that name a specific mentor (or mentors) are preferred. Please consult the CATALyST website for a directory of the program faculty.

 Letters of interest must be submitted to the CATALyST Program Administrator, Susan Brandzel, via email (, by 5pm PST on March 16, 2020. Candidates will be notified by early April whether they will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due in early May. Applications will include documentation of institutional and mentor support, the candidate’s CV, verification of program eligibility and an outline of research plans if selected for the program. Final admission invitations will be issued by early June.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Susan Brandzel by phone: 206.287.2380.


Call for Applications

The Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities (SIGI)

A Graduate Student Program 

August 9-15, 2020 University of Washington, Seattle


Hosted on the traditional homelands and waters of the Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, Tulalip, and other Coast Salish peoples, the Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities invites applications for our 2020 program in American Indian, Indigenous and Native Studies. A collaboration of scholars at the Universities of British Columbia (Vancouver), California (LA), Hawai‘i (Mānoa), Minnesota (Twin Cities), Utah, and Washington (Seattle), SIGI offers a week of workshops, lectures, and collaborative learning activities for PhD students from member universities of the SIGI consortium. SIGI activities focus on the intellectual and institutional challenges of articulating Indigenous studies and will provide a set of epistemological, methodological, and professional strategies for the successful completion and dissemination of creative research projects in Indigenous studies that may not always be legible to conventional academic disciplines. Through these activities and related conversations, we foresee the elaboration of a sustainable and on-going network of collaborations that can support scholars of Indigenous Studies and usefully disrupt conventional and colonial forms of knowledge production and graduate training.

Teaching TeamHokulani Aikau (Utah), Chadwick Allen (UW), Vicente Diaz (UMN), and José Antonio Lucero (UW)

Costs: Room and board for all SIGI graduate fellows will be funded by the UW and provided by UW Conference Services. UW students may opt not to reside in UW dorm housing. There are no additional fees for SIGI. SIGI consortium members will support travel costs for participating students and faculty.

Dates and Location: August 9-15, 2020 University of Washington, Seattle

Eligibility: Graduate students from SIGI consortium members in any academic discipline, at any stage of their PhD program are welcome to apply.

Application Process and Deadline: Please submit the following materials to by March 15, 2020. Applicants should bundle CV and research statement in one PDF document with applicant’s last name in file name (for example: Aikau-SIGI.pdf ).

·      Curriculum Vitae

·       Research StatementIn no more than 1000 words, introduce your dissertation project for an academic reader who may be unfamiliar with your topic, region of study, and disciplinary approach. In your essay, provide the central research question, problem, or puzzle. Describe how you intend to conduct (or have already conducted) your dissertation research. Finally, explain how you expect your dissertation project to engage and contribute to the existing literature.

·      One letter of recommendation, sent separately to

Questions? Contact Tony Lucero,


Overview of global health inequalities and the burden of oral disease worldwide.
Introduction to international health care systems and the social, political, cultural, behavioral and economic factors influencing them.
Case studies with interactive student participation to analyze the impact of oral health on the public health system at a country level.

Credit / No Credit Grading

Learn about research and field trip opportunities at our exciting sites of Peru, Thailand, Kenya and Seattle
Class size: 40


Combination of online and in-class learning
Wed 12:30 - 1:20 PM
Foege Genome 060



Ana Lucia Seminario, DDS PhD MHP
Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health

The theme of DLC 2020 is The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves & Others in Solidarity. The theme is meant to reflect and pay homage to the intersectional work of womxn of color feminists. Additionally, with the U.S. Presidential Elections happening in the year 2020, we hope participants can engage in conversations of activism/advocacy for themselves and marginalized/targeted communities. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

3:00 – 7:00 p.m. // Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Opening Keynote in Alder Auditorium)

 More details here:

Registration here:

We offer travel awards for graduate students who have been accepted to present their work at a conference. Graduate students can also apply for travel awards through the Graduate School and Latino Center for Health, and for project funding through the UW’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Amazon Catalyst award.


opulation Health Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards of up to $1,500 are available to further students’ academic, research, or professional goals as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. The application period for the 2019-20 round of funding opens on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and closes on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Pacific). Meet the 20172018 and 2019 award winners.

These awards are open to graduate students on all three UW campuses who:

  1. Are currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program.
  2. Have been accepted to present a population health-related paper, poster, or exhibit, or to serve as an invited speaker, at a conference, symposium, or other professional and academic meeting. Students in the arts may request funding for invited performances or installations.

Applicants cannot apply for retroactive reimbursement for a conference or other meeting already attended. Travel expenses for this award will be reimbursed after being incurred, with the exception of airfare, which can be purchased in advance by working with the UW’s preferred travel agency.

In order to apply, an applicant must be nominated by a faculty member. Once nominated, applicants will receive an email with a link to their portion of the application. Students are encouraged to invite their faculty mentors to consider a nomination.

Applications will be reviewed by leaders of the Population Health Initiative to select successful applicants. Selection criteria include:

  • Quality of the application
  • Importance of participation in the conference to the applicant’s long-term goals
  • Demonstrated need for funding

More info and application here.

The application for the 23rd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 15, 2020 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 12, 2020.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming Abstract Writing Workshops to assist you with your application.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

If you have any questions, contact

The College of the Environment Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at University of Washington (UW) will celebrate its 3rd Environmental Justice Conference on April 7, 2020 in Alder Hall. This conference emerges from an ongoing conversation across UW departments and community leaders regarding how to foster equitable collaborations with local and global communities. The main objective of this conference is to reflect on best practices around community-based approaches in order to fully understand the positionality of researchers in environmental/climate justice initiatives.

 We invite interested participants to join and extend this conversation to explore methodologies, challenges, and opportunities through the design of workshops that may include interactive presentations, discussions, and exercises. Suggested key themes include community engagement, participatory/community-based action research methodologies, and equitable partnerships. This call is OPEN to all who might be interested, regardless of their affiliation with UW. 

 Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to by Friday, February 28, 2020 [11.59pm Pacific Standard Time].

 For more information contact Isabel Carrera Zamanillo at or visit

Spring 2020 EDUC 401 Pipeline Seminars

Interested in teaching one day or want to have more opportunities working with under-represented communities who need support in Seattle? Then the Pipeline Project might be for you!  

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 25 schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Participate in a weekly seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization. All of our courses are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

All students will take a required Pipeline Orientation the first day of the seminar class. If you miss the first day of class you must sign up for an alternative orientation here and complete orientation by the end of the second week of the quarter.

For EDUC 401 seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Seminars are Credit/No Credit. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 3 credits*: 3 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 6 credits**: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)

*A Student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee.

** Students can only enroll for a max of 6 credits total per Quarter when tutoring for the Pipeline Project. Need more Credits still? Email and we will do our best to accommodate you

Need to change the number of Credits for your Seminar? If by any means you are in need of a Variable Credit Change in your EDUC 401 Seminar you have to email Pipeline on your situation and must come into our offices at MGH 171 to waive Credit Change Fee before Friday of Week 7.

 For questions or add codes email or come to MGH 171.

The following seminars will be offered during Spring Quarter 2020:








Spring 2020 EDUC 401 Pipeline Seminars

Interested in teaching one day or want to have more opportunities working with under-represented communities who need support in Seattle? Then the Pipeline Project might be for you!  

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 25 schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Participate in a weekly seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization. All of our courses are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

All students will take a required Pipeline Orientation the first day of the seminar class. If you miss the first day of class you must sign up for an alternative orientation here and complete orientation by the end of the second week of the quarter.

For EDUC 401 seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Seminars are Credit/No Credit. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 3 credits*: 3 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 6 credits**: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)

*A Student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee.

** Students can only enroll for a max of 6 credits total per Quarter when tutoring for the Pipeline Project. Need more Credits still? Email and we will do our best to accommodate you

Need to change the number of Credits for your Seminar? If by any means you are in need of a Variable Credit Change in your EDUC 401 Seminar you have to email Pipeline on your situation and must come into our offices at MGH 171 to waive Credit Change Fee before Friday of Week 7.

 For questions or add codes email or come to MGH 171.

The following seminars will be offered during Spring Quarter 2020:








Time is running out to submit your application to the UW's Medical Laboratory Science Program! The MLS Program 

will be accepting application materials through February 15th (11:59PM).

 The Medical Laboratory Science Program is the UW School of Medicine’s only undergraduate major and is where basic laboratory science meets the practice of medicine. MLS is a critical part of health care, as these laboratory tests are vital tools for physicians in their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.

 If you have questions about admissions, didactic coursework, or clinical internships, please reach out to


We provide meals and parking as well as most equipment and supplies. You contribute expertise, skills and compassion! To find out more information on the volunteer services needed and to apply for vacant roles: 

View the PDF of the event here:

CONTACT: | 206.615.1835

Orlando Consort pre-show happy hour, 2/4 6:30-7:30 p.m., Meany Hall.
Karamo Brown pre-show happy hour, 2/26 6:30- 7:30 p.m., Meany Hall.
Come by before the show for a GPSS happy hour in the VIP Lounge: free drinks and the chance to meet students across departments! Questions? Contact the GPSS Events Director Sarah Faulkner at

We are currently recruiting volunteer health professional students for the 2019-2020 UW Student Hotspotting Program.

 “Hotspotting” is an inter-professional, collaborative process of identifying high utilizers in our healthcare system and working closely with them to better address patient needs with the goals of improving quality of care and reducing costs. This famous 2011 New Yorker piece and video by Frontline illustrate the origin and concept of “hotspotting” and are a must-read/watch for any health professional student.

 The UW Student Hotspotting Team is made up of around 6 health professional students and guided by Alexandra Molnar, M.D. (UWMC, HMC, UWSOM). Each year, the Hotspotting team identifies and enrolls “high utilizer” patients from within our UW Medicine system who are likely to benefit from additional support. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to attend patient appointments, make home visits, interact with providers, and ultimately discover creative solutions to individual patient needs. Hotspotting is a rewarding program that allows students to see first-hand the barriers that our patients face despite having phenomenal providers involved in their care.

 If you are interested in learning more about the program, some of the 2018-2019 team members will be hosting an informational session on Wednesday February 5th, 2020 from 2:30pm-3:20pm in HSE E-216. If you are interested but unable to attend the info session, please email us (see below) so that we can follow up with you individually.

 We are recruiting for the 2019-2020 team and are looking for students from the following programs: medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The program typically runs 8-9 months, from ~July/August through the following March.

 How can you contact the following people with any questions.

Please contact one of the following team members:

Primary contacts: Hannah Milligan ( & Anika Larson (

After a successful first year, the Yale School of Public Health's Summer Course in Public Health Modeling returns June 22-26, 2020

This intensive five-day residential program is an exciting opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty, network with an international group of public health researchers, and experience Yale’s beautiful iconic campus.

 What will participants take away from the course?
The course is designed to provide researchers, clinicians, industry professionals, and policymakers with the systems-based perspective and analytic tools they need to better understand and manage the complex forces that drive the health of populations.  More>>

What topics will be covered?
Topics include optimal decision-making in healthcare delivery and design of clinical trials, to prediction and control of infectious disease outbreaks, to mitigating the effects of drug overdoses. More>>

Who are the instructors?
Forrest W. Crawford, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Management (Operations), and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Virginia Pitzer, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

A. David Paltiel, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, and Yale School of Management

Instructors are Yale faculty experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and health care operations. More>>

Please visit us at for more information.  

Apply now by June 8: 

FIUTS CulturalFest International Expo and Performance Showcase, two of our biggest events of the year, are rapidly approaching, and you don’t want to miss them! CulturalFest allows our visitors to travel the world in a day, experiencing rich cultures from around the world and getting to know the diversity of our student body. 


These annual events are the largest multicultural events on campus, and they bring together local elementary students, members of the UW community, and Seattle residents. International Expo allows guests to explore more than 30 cultural booths created by UW students and communities to showcase their countries. Performance Showcase brings high-quality, captivating performers from a wide range of cultures to the UW campus and is a rare opportunity to witness performances from across the globe. 


Join us for CulturalFest International Expo on Thursday, February 6, from 10:30 am to 3 pm at the HUB ballrooms and Performance Showcase on Saturday, February 8, at 5:30 pm. Expo is FREE for all visitors, and tickets for the Performance Showcase can be purchased here

Calling all graduate students!! Join GPSS in Olympia for the first annual Graduate Student Day on the Hill! With your help, we can ensure that the needs of graduate and professional students across the state of Washington are represented to legislators at the state capitol. This year our advocacy will focus on the issues of student finance and debt relief; student health insurance access; sexual misconduct prevention and reporting; access to mental health resources; and access to childcare for student parents. However, you do not need any prior experience or knowledge of these topic areas to participate! Come share your story, ask questions, and participate in democracy!

At this year’s Graduate Day on the Hill we will also be having a research symposium for graduate students to present their original work to state legislators and staff! This will be a great way not only for you to gain experience presenting your research but also for state legislators to see what an impact graduate-level education has on research and innovation!

All participants in the 2020 Graduate Day on the Hill must participate in a mandatory training on February 7th from 5-7pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

At Graduate Day on the Hill, transportation will be provided for students coming from UW Seattle and lunch will be provided to all participants.

Please RSVP by January 27th at: and email Abbie Shew ( with any questions or if you have a conflict with the training day. See you in Olympia!

The Brothers in Color RSO, which is a student organization started by students in the Brotherhood Initiative, (BI) has started back up for this quarter. This organization was born out of the realization from BI students of the support and community they receive and how there are other students on campus who could benefit from that as well.

The primary purpose of the Brothers in Color student organization is to help those males of color who are struggling to find a community and place on the University of Washington, Seattle campus. In addition, the organization's goal is to provide some of the professional and career development support and guidance that BI students receive. Below is the schedule of meetings for the quarter.

February 13

February 27

March 12

ECC PI Room 6-8pm

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to:


Paul Metellus, M.Ed.

Student Success Coordinator - Brotherhood Initiative

College of Education

University of Washington

2012 Skagit Lane

122F Miller Hall | Box 353600

Seattle, WA 98195-3600

Phone: 206-616-3131



Aki Kurose Middle School serves approximately 650 wonderful students in the heart of Seattle’s Rainier Valley, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in all of Washington State. Aki Kurose is a vibrant reflection of our community, and is hosting a health fair designed for outreach and public health intervention. Neighborhood House’s Community Health Prevention team will be participating, and we would love your help! SET UP 7:45a – 8:30a Help event organizers with activities related to event set up. Volunteers must be able to lift, squat, and carry 20 lbs. Minimum Age: 18 Need: 2 people EVENT ACTIVITIES 8:30a – 3p Do you have a background or interest in health or education? Do you want to lead a fun, health-related activity for middle schoolers? Neighborhood House Community Health Staff will prepare the activity, and you will lead it for youth attending the fair. Activities may include a fitness challenge course, or a trivia game about substance abuse. Minimum Age: 18 Need: 5-8 people CLEAN UP 2:30 – 3p Help us leave our Aki Kurose Middle School a fresh and welcoming place to be by assisting in event cleanup. Minimum age: 18 Need: Many hands make light work; the more the merrier! 

Anyone interested in volunteering for this event should complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form and sign up here with the School of Public Health: For questions about this, or any other Neighborhood House volunteer positions, contact Janelle Losse, Volunteer Services Manager, at (206) 461-8430 ext. 2006 or

API Chaya is currently curating a very special exhibit, "The Space Between," at the Seattle Asian Art Museum celebrating API Chaya's 25-year history of service and creating change. 

As someone that may have attended any of our programming events, it may be possible that your picture might show up in one of our displays. If you are not comfortable with your picture being displayed, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting

"The Space Between" is a visual representation of our shared journey to create access to safety and healing for South Asian, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities. The event will be on Thursday, February 13th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm with a short program beginning at 6:30pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP here if you would like to join us as space is limited.

For access needs contact

Our Consultation Studio in Allen Library offers several services, and we would love your help in advertising them to your graduate students! We have drop-in hours and depending on the service, we can also schedule appointments.


Citation Tools Management: By appointment, and possible drop-ins later this quarter (stayed tuned!)

Design Help Desk: Drop-ins Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm

Digital Scholarship: Drop-ins Mondays 2:00pm-3:30pm

Graduate Funding: Drop-ins Mondays 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm, and by appointment M, T, Th, & F

Graduate Writing: Drop-ins Fridays 12:00pm-3:00pm

Text Mining: Drop-ins Tuesdays 1:00pm-4:00pm


A complete list of services, drop-in hours, and contact information can be found here, and we hope to have this link fully updated by the end of the week:

Washington Patient Safety Coalition’s Northwest Patient Safety Conference is back May 11, 2020 at the Hilton Seattle Airport with a full day of sessions around the theme Driving Toward Compassion and Safety.

 This year’s conference will show us how collaboration and safety are cornerstones of patient care and include breakout sessions covering topics of shared decision making with patients, process improvement in internal audits and adverse event investigation, building trust and more, with each talk introduced by a first-hand patient story. We are also pleased to announce a new partnership with the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) for this conference where they will be hosting a breakout session on the topic of Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success.

 Each year, we aim to connect the regional community around the most relevant topics in patient safety and, for students and graduates, cover certain areas we know school curricula don’t always have room to highlight.

We absolutely LOVE having students/future healthcare pros present to learn and connect with leaders in their field as they begin to build their careers, which is why we’re continuing to offer the lowest student price yet ($45). Those interested can register here, or contact us about sponsorship at:  

Students who have attended in years past have found it:

  • A great networking opportunity to meet a huge range of healthcare professionals – providers (clinicians, nurses, physicians), patient safety & quality leaders, risk managers, state agency staff (WSHA, DOH), patient advocates, and patient themselves – when you’re about to launch your careers in healthcare
  • A learning opportunity to gain knowledge about how uplifting patient safety improves the patient experience, quality of care, and outcomes, and how to bring these considerations into the type of work that pre-med, residency MHA, MPH, MSW students and the like will find themselves in.

 We’d love to extend an invitation any and all pre-med, resident, MHA, MPH, MSW students and staff to attend, represent your school, add to the conversation, and learn/network with others in the region concerned with improving the patient experience.


+ Morning Keynote | Dr. Lisa Sanders, Yale School of Medicine and The New York Times  | Dr. Lisa Sanders writes the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine. Her column was the inspiration for the Fox TV program House MD. Her documentary series "Diagnosis" is featured on Netflix. Lisa will discuss how utilizing global crowdsourcing, social media and medical expertise results in diagnosing medical mysteries that have previously eluded doctors.

Afternoon Plenary | Dr. James McCormack, The University of British Columbia | Shared Decision Making- The Only Real Way to Create Collaboration and Safety in Health Care | Discover why and how we need to use the best available evidence in health care to make decisions.  Learn why the patient in conjunction with the health care provider need to take this evidence to make and be OK with whatever decision is finally made. 
+ Closing Session | Dr. John James, Patient Safety America | The Reasonable Patient and Informed Consent  | Learn about the contrast between clinician-centered and patient centered informed consent and what research has found that a reasonable patient wants to know before making a decision about medical care that may be invasive
+ Interactive morning breakouts with industry thought leaders related to the year’s theme, covering collaboration & Safety, process improvement, shared decision making, building trust and more, 

+ Patient stories introducing each session

+ Poster gallery featuring patient safety efforts in local care settings

+ Continental breakfast and plated lunch

+ Eligibility for CNE, CME, and CPHQ credits


RSVP Here (under Students, Patients & Families)

Stanford PRISM
PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from broadly diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. Our goal is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at Stanford. 

This opportunity is open to all. We especially encourage those from backgrounds underrepresented in academia to apply, including but not limited to: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, those with disabilities, first generation college-goers, those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and those underrepresented on the basis of gender identity or expression or sexual orientation. Applications consist of an application form, a CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of up to 6 potential mentors at Stanford.

For more information or to apply, go to

PRISM Spring 2020 dates: May 20-23, 2020
Deadline: March 2, 2020

Social Work Spain: Social Justice During Times of Crisis

Early Fall Start 2020, 8/23-9/16
UW Center, León, Spain

Apply at UW Study Abroad:

Directors: Carrie Lanza, and William Vesneski,, UW School of Social

Registration: SOCWF 497 (undergraduate), SOC W 597 (graduate)
VLPA and writing credit available!

Application Deadline: Feb 15 to be considered for scholarships. March 1 deadline

Prerequisites: Open to all majors! Knowledge of core social justice principles.

Cost: $4750 includes instruction, housing (home stay with 3 meals a day), program
activities and field trips to Astorga, Santiago de Campostela and Madrid.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for study abroad!

Historical and contemporary Spain provides a wide array of topics to explore for students of social
work and social justice more broadly. Our content will explore the following themes via lively
seminars and experiential opportunities to engage with local organizations, practitioners, politicians,
activists and scholars amidst the landscape, culture and foods of Spain:
• Via a decolonizing lens, we will consider the legacies of 1492 expulsion of Muslims and Jews and
the simultaneous colonization of the Americas and later, the Philippines.
• Grounded in trauma informed theory, we will explore the histories of the Spanish Civil War and
subsequent Franco regime for contemporary Spaniards as well as for developing our
understanding of contemporary nationalist and xenophobic movements.
• We will assess the role of neoliberalism in European social welfare and health care provision with
an emphasis on the Spanish context.
• Lastly, we will explore local Spanish examples of social justice movements and social service
responses to the rising tides of health and welfare austerity measures, gentrification, migration,
climate crises, xenophobia and nationalism.

León is located in northwest Spain on the Camino de Santiago and has a population of 128,000. The
UW Center sits in the gothic core of the city surrounded by winding streets filled with cafes and shops.
León is well-served by air, train and bus, making it easy to travel on weekends to other destinations
around Spain and Portugal. Madrid.

Come to an Info Session (lunch provided) hosted by Seven Directions and meet Executive Director Dr. Myra Parker and their Research Coordinator Danielle Lucero (SPH alum)! Seven Directions is the first national public health institute in the United States to focus solely on improving Indigenous health and wellness. The Institute is committed to cultivating and sharing knowledge, connecting communities and resources, and working to achieve shared goals for future generations. To learn more about the institute, visit:


Date: Monday, February 10, 12pm-1pm

Location: SPH Conference Room F-348


RSVP by Friday, January 31, 2020 to reserve your spot:


Please contact Janice North, Manager of Experiential Learning, at if you have questions.


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

Funding Still Available for 2019–20 Student Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The information sessions will be held on:

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

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