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

The APRU Global Health Conference 2020 is now calling for student poster submissions.
A winner and two runners-up will be selected for each of the undergraduate and graduate categories. The finalists will be announced on September 15.
A special announcement will take place at the virtual Global Health Conference on October 18-21 hosted by Fudan University, and the winners will be awarded a prize of USD 100. 

For submission regulations and guidelines, please see here.
For FAQ, please see here.

Please email your PDF submission to Dr. Mellissa Withers at by August 1st at 11:59 pm (PST).
Please contact Dr. Withers if you have further inquiries.

To the UW Health Sciences Community, 

 Thank you so much for the immense presence at today's meeting - we are floored by the sheer number of people wanting to attend. We apologize for failing to anticipate the massive attendance and interest in the meeting and for not being prepared to move to a larger streaming platform. Thank you to those who left the meeting to make space for people of color to attend. 

 We decided to record the meeting to share with those unable to attend. We will send out the recording, compiled notes, and presentation materials as soon as possible. For access to these materials, please fill out this form with your contact information. Additionally, please indicate on the form if there are any areas of work you are interested in participating in or leading. For those who have already filled out the form, per initial feedback we have added "Education and Curriculum" as an area of work and you may either edit your response or resubmit the form. 

 Please also put on your calendars the march on Saturday, June 6, at 9:00 AM starting at Harborview Medical Center. More details to come. 

 Please share the form among your networks in case this fails to reach anyone.

 Thank you again. 

 In Solidarity,

 Andy and Edwin

 Edwin G. Lindo, JD


  University of Washington | School of Medicine

Health Sciences E-304 | Box 356390 | Seattle, WA 98195

206.685.7438 |   


 Andy Wen | he/him

UW School of Medicine MS4

UW School of Public Health MPH Candidate

Greetings University of Washington students and recent alumni,

 We hope that you are healthy and doing as well as possible.

We have heard from a number of you that COVID-19 has disrupted your plans for next year.  In response, we are reopening admissions to several of the University of Washington Master of Public Health (MPH) programs ( and select MS programs. Most programs will be accepting applications until July 15th for students who wish to start graduate school in Fall 2020; a couple of our programs will accept applications into September. Please see the websites below for more information.

Now, more than ever, our region and the world need well trained public health professionals. In these times of global uncertainty, we want to provide you with an opportunity to further your training in public health to equip you to play a leadership role in creating a healthier future for all people.

The UW School of Public Health offers several MPH and MS degrees. Each has its own admission requirements, prerequisite criteria, and funding opportunities. Please see below a list of programs that are accepting applications.









To learn more about applying to graduate programs at UW, visit:

To learn more about funding your graduate education, visit:

We look forward to answering questions about this opportunity.



Stephanie Farquhar & Juanita Ricks


Stephanie A. Farquhar, PhD | Clinical Professor & Acting Associate Dean for Education

University of Washington School of Public Health | Department of Health Services | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences | 1959 NE Pacific Street | F-358A, Health Sciences Bldg | Seattle, WA 98195 | Campus Box 357660 |


Juanita M. Ricks

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Director, Student and Academic Services

University of Washington School of Public Health



Course Instructors
Beatriz Carlini, PhD, MPH (
Gillian Schauer, PhD, MPH (
Christine Kava, PhD, MA (

Contact Information

For all questions about this course, please email

Note: Instructors do not receive notifications if a comment or message is made via Canvas, so please contact the course email or instructors directly!
Course Website
All course materials, including readings, lecture videos, and lecture slides, are available on the following Canvas website: (tip: bookmark this website).
Course Description
HSERV 556 is an online 2-credit course that introduces multidisciplinary perspectives on health disparities in tobacco use and tobacco-related disease. FAMED 559 is the concurrent 1 credit version of this course open to medical school students. This course is dually relevant for scholars interested in health disparities in general and for those specifically interested in tobacco-related topics. Many of the materials in this course are also relevant to understanding non-tobacco health inequities.
Why focus on health disparities in the context of tobacco use, tobacco-related diseases and tobacco prevention? Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in Washington State, the nation, and the world. Some demographic groups have higher tobacco use rates than others, and other groups suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related morbidity and mortality despite equal or lower rates of use. Disparities exist in groups defined by socioeconomic position, race and ethnicity, disability, geographic location, occupation, gender, sexual orientation, and age. Understanding disparities in tobacco prevention, treatment, and control helps the public health and health services workforce to confront this epidemic, and tackle disparities related to less-studied health behaviors.
Course Learning Objectives
Students completing the course will be able to:
1. Understand the health burden of commercial tobacco products on US populations.
2. Describe factors that create tobacco-related health disparities, including tobacco industry tactics and social determinants of health.
3. Recognize relationships between tobacco-related disease burden and other disease burdens.
4. Recognize the harms of stigmatizing and stereotyping tobacco users, and the central role that nicotine addiction has on tobacco use.
5. Develop intervention ideas to address tobacco-related health disparities.
6. Understand the role of healthcare systems in both countering and perpetuating tobacco-related disparities.

The School of Law will be offering "Germs, Globalization and Governance" this summer, taught by affiliate professor Dr. Allyn Taylor.  The description is:

 This course will examine contemporary global health governance, including the contribution of international law and international organizations to the protection and the promotion of world health, with a special emphasis on the international legal regime for infectious diseases control applicable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is designed for law students and students from other disciplines, and is meant to be an interactive experience, combining teaching with joint analysis of relevant cases and materials, discussions, hypotheticals and individual presentations.

 Registration questions should go to

Announcement: Washington State Department of Health that their Communicable Disease Epidemiology Division located in Shoreline, WA, is looking to hire dozens of people to support upcoming covid-19 response efforts. They will be looking for people with skills in the following areas: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics

More info to come, check SPH jobs on our website.




Janet Baseman, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

Professor, Department of Epidemiology

University of Washington School of Public Health



The UW Student Public Health Association wants to celebrate YOU by sharing your beautiful photos and recognizing your accomplishments on the School of Public Health’s graduation day. Be sure to follow SPHA on Instragram (@SPHAUW), use the hashtag #UWSPHgrad20, and set your profile to “public” so photos and media can be reposted. We welcome all of our SPH community to join us in celebrating this year’s graduating class on June 14th, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact

This August, international students beginning their graduate programs in the U.S. can improve writing and research skills, gain knowledge about U.S. classroom culture, and increase their confidence in discussions and giving presentations by joining the UW’s ONLINE Graduate School Preparation Program.  While developing their academic skills in this intensive program, students will present at an online poster session, engage in a secondary research project, and organize and present at a final online academic conference. 

 We encourage international students in all fields to join us to prepare themselves for the rigors of U.S. graduate study and develop a network of peers.  This program also helps students fulfill Memo 8 English proficiency requirements. 

 Please forward the program description below my signature to any international students who have been accepted to a U.S. graduate program of study and who could benefit from additional preparation before starting their program.

 We hope you can also include the description below my signature in your newsletter or website for newly accepted students.  Students in any field with little or no exposure to the American education system are encouraged to apply. 

 Note that while the Graduate School Preparation Program is eligible for F-1 study for transfer students who are already in the U.S., our program will NOT be issuing I-20s for students admitted from abroad this year. Students entering the country should come on their graduate school I-20. This program is not UW-exclusive, so please share this information with students even if they do not attend our school.   

 Thank you for your support!

Stephanie Sidhom


International & English Language Programs 
International & Academic Programs

UW Continuum College

 UW Tower, Box 359450 

4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195-9450
206.543.6242  /  fax 206.685.9572  /   


Save the Date: We wanted to share that the Black Graduation planning committee has been working hard virtually to still honor and recognize our graduates. We will be hosting a virtual ceremony June 19, 2020 at 6pm. Our theme this year is Black Together!

 Please share this with any students graduating SP, SU, AU 2020 or did graduate WI 20. Grads can check back at our site for information as things develop: 



Interim Director

Disability Resources for Students

Pronouns: She, Her


011 Mary Gates Hall

Box 352808

Seattle, WA 98195-2808

Direct: 206.221.2453 Main 206-543-8924 /

 An email about this student opportunity:

I hope this email finds you well. I am a second-year MPH/MSW student at UW. My good friend and MPH cohort-mate, Leah Wood, recommended that I reach out. I have been going around campus to serve our custodial workers bread and coffee as a sign of appreciation. I am reaching out to different departments to engage students and faculty to contribute thank you notes and/or funds to support in buying bread. $45 buys a whole bag of bread for each person during a single shift (15 custodians) in one area, but anything helps! I plan to reach all UW custodial workers. Individuals can Venmo @ evalynn-romano or PayPal @ They can also use this email address to reach out to me for any questions including address for thank you notes drop-off. Please consider supporting our UW custodians who are not able to "stay home, stay healthy.”

I was wondering if you are able to share this outreach to the HSSLA and CHSIE listservs? Attached is a photo of what I give to every custodian, which I also like to include so people have an idea. Thank you for your time!




Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano

MSW/MPH Candidate, University of Washington


The Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) is looking to bring on three officers to join the executive team.

 You will work with a team of graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields to organize events throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to improve your interpersonal skills, develop leadership skills, expand your professional network, and meet great people.

 Three positions are available this year:


  1. VP of Operations


The VP of Operations is responsible for helping plan and organize SEBA's Science and Engineering Career Fair and ensure smooth operations. This year we have two experienced officers, the Career Fair Coordinator (Fred Yeboah) and VP of Development (Richard Lee), who you will assist to help plan and execute the 2020 Career Fair. 

 Additional responsibilities that come with being on the executive team include hosting at least one First Tuesday event during the year and serving as a leadership figure within the program.

 See SEBA's 2019 Career Fair video here.

 Desired Qualifications:

* Willingness to coordinate events and groups of people. Ability to commit two years to SEBA leadership and to take over career fair coordination for the 2021 event. 

* Available to meet about twice a month during the summer (likely over Zoom) to plan and organize the 2020 October Career Fair.

* Ability to represent SEBA professionally to outside organizations


  1. VP of Relations


The VP of Relations represents SEBA to outside organizations and companies, and at our events throughout the year. They are responsible for maintaining SEBA's ongoing relationships  and pursuing new partnerships. You will be one of the two organizers for the January Science and Technology Showcase (STS), done in collaboration with the Buerk center for entrepreneurship. Other responsibilities include assisting the Career Fair Coordinator & VP of Operations in recruiting companies to the Science and Engineering Career fair. 

 As part of the executive team, you will host at least one First Tuesday event during the year and serve as a leadership figure within the program.

 * Willingness to coordinate events and groups of people

 * Ability to represent SEBA professionally to outside organizations


  1. VP of Mentorship



The VP of Mentorship is a new position that we are bringing back. You will be responsible for organizing a new mentorship program, connecting students with professionals through a monthly event. In addition, you will be working with the VP of Networking to host a networking lunch program that connects students with professionals working in STEM. This includes reaching out to and recruiting professionals from a variety of STEM backgrounds, booking reservations, and selecting students interested in meeting each guest.

 As part of the executive team, you will host at least one First Tuesday event during the year and serve as a leadership figure within the program.

 * Willingness to coordinate events and groups of people

 * Ability to represent SEBA professionally to outside organizations


 General Skills + Responsibilities

 * exhibits professionalism

* works well independently

* quick to respond to emails

* communication skills

* attend and support SEBA events

* attend monthly officer meetings, and semi-annual board meetings



To Apply:

Please send your 1) resume along with 2) which position you're applying for, and 3) a few sentences describing why you would be a good fit. Send your application to and


Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. 


Applications are due by June 12th.



What is SEBA?

SEBA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit student-led organization dedicated to providing professional development and career opportunities to science & engineering students through education, networking, and practical experience. SEBA has been operating at the University of Washington for over 15 years.

The School of Public Health's Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) is inviting graduate student scholars from all backgrounds to participate in this unique summer opportunity to improve their statistical skills!  The goal of SISG is to strengthen the statistical and genetic proficiency and career preparation of scholars from all backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in STEM. This year's course is online, and ample need-based scholarships to cover tuition and registration are available for US graduate students.

Scholarship applications and details of the 18 modules in SISG are at Applicants can choose from basic statistics and genetics courses; population, quantitative and forensic genetics; GWAS and network analysis; Bayesian and compositional data analysis, and several others. Each module will have pre-recorded lecture and interactive Zoom sessions, along with downloadable data and software. Applications close June 5. 

Advisers, applicants and others can send inquiries to or email Victoria Gardner at

Here is an announcements from graduates from the Epi department:

Nicole Basta and I recently launched the Students Experiencing a Pandemic (STEP) survey to help us learn about the college and university student experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take this 15 minute survey and tell us how COVID-19 has impacted you impacted you.

Here's the direct link to the survey:

 All students who are over 18 years of age and were enrolled as a student at an institute for higher education in the United States in March 2020 are eligible, and participants will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Target eGiftCard.

The Embodiment of Risk, Health Disparities, and Stress Mechanisms

 (SocWl 594)

 When:       Fall, TBD (possibly Mondays 2:00-4:50)

 Where:      School of Social Work room TBD

 Who:          Dr. Paula Nurius, Professor (

 Open to:     Graduate students across disciplines with research

 interests related to stress

This interdisciplinary research-oriented course is designed for students with or without biological training who have interest in multi-level (neurons to neighborhoods) exposure to and health and development implications of stress. It provides an overview of theory and research methods targeting embodiment processes through which lifespan stress contributes to developmental, mental and physical health outcomes, with attention to vulnerable populations and outcome inequalities.

 Guest speakers representing diverse disciplines and areas of expertise will participate. The format will include lecture, small group discussion, active dialogue among course participants, and application of concepts to studentsʼ own research interests. Designed to be interactive and foster transdisciplinary perspectives.

 Contact instructor if interested; add codes will be needed when available.



Cities and Epidemics

UrbDP 498 H / 598 L

3 credits, Summer full-term

Time TBD (remote)

Instructor: Peter Dunn (

 This class takes the present Covid-19 pandemic as a starting point for exploring the relationship between disease and cities. By bringing together historical perspectives and contemporary experiences through a wide range of materials, we will learn how issues of health are drivers of urban change and how cities shape the experience of epidemics. We will examine questions of resilience, social infrastructure, urban form, the role of the state, and disparities in social impacts, among others. The class format includes lectures and seminar discussions, and students will have an opportunity to create their own histories of the coronavirus pandemic.

There's still time to sign up for our virtual 2020 Financial Literacy Workshop which will be from 5-6pm on 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, and 6/10. Topics will include money management, entrepreneurship, stocks and investing, building credit, and home-buying! Our first presentation will be by Stephanie Xenos, a millennial women's finance expert who specializes in investing and financial independence. Stephanie founded Money Muse in 2018 help women save more and invest smarter. Follow us on Instagram to see our other speakers (@uwmakingconnections) and register for the workshop here!

Thursday, June 4 at 2pm MT

Interview Screening and Live Q&A with SACNAS Role Model: Rosalyn LaPier, PhD

Dr. LaPier is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe from Montana and is also Metis. In addition to being a faculty member at the University of Montana, she is an environmental justice advocate, speaker, SACNAS Leadership Alumna, and award winning writer.

Join us for a conversation with an incredible role model as she shares advice for navigating your path in STEM, embracing your identity, indigenous communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. The interview can be watched ahead of time here and will be screened live on June 4, followed by a live Q&A for audience members to ask their questions.

 The Counseling Center is offering free workshops and drop-in groups that teach skills related to stress management, managing thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more. All of our workshops for Spring 2020 will be offered via Zoom.  To request link, contact or 206-543-1240. See below (and attached flyer) for a current listing of workshops. Please share widely with your students.

Spring 2020 Workshops


Learn how to decide when to say no, when to ask for something, and how to communicate effectively.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Beth Blum, Psy.D. and Nicole Montes, M.A.


Join in with peers to share about your loss and uncertainty, receive support and validation, and discuss how we are coping.

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dates: Tuesday, May 26th and Tuesday, June 2nd
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: David Slagle, M.S., and Tomomi Ito, M.S.


Drop-in communal space for folks who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Thursday, May 28th and Thursday, June 11th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Alexander Shappie, B.A. and Gianna Galindo, M.A.


Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Andrea Salazar-Nunez, Ph.D.

 Request Zoom links to join a workshop or group by emailing or by calling 206-543-1240.



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

The University of Washington Department of Global Health and the Centers for AIDS and STI are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course will now be virtual! This new online format will provide new and exciting opportunities to engage with colleagues and experts in the field of STI/HIV. 

The course will be Monday-Friday from July 20-August 7 for half-day sessions everyday (7am-11am US West Coast / 10am-2pm US East Coast / 5pm-9pm East Africa). 

Applications for the virtual course are now open.  

Please join us for 3 weeks of intensive cross-disciplinary training in STI and HIV research and public health practice using teaching pedagogy tailored to the virtual environment

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

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

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


Apply Now

Application due June 30, 2020


MON & WED, 1:00–2:20 PM
FRI, 1:30–2:20 PM





SLN: 14915




TUES & THURS, 3:00-4:20 PM
FRI, 9:30-10:20 AM OR 12:30-1:20 PM

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) and the Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) (see below). The institutes will be held online this year and we are excited about the potential and accessibility of a virtual event and look forward to providing high-quality, online learning experiences for all participants.

Graduate students in all fields are encouraged to apply. The goal of the Summer Institutes is to strengthen the technical proficiency and career preparation of scholars from all backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in STEM such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low income, first generation college students, veterans, and differently abled and 2SLGBTQ groups.

Contact if you have questions.

Bruce Weir, Director, Summer Institute in Statistical Genetic and Elizabeth Halloran, Director, Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases

 Sign up for the Summer Institutes email list

WHEN Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

A panel of current UW graduate fellows will speak about their experiences and give advice on applying to fellowships for graduate study in STEM fields, including:

These fellowships are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.


Register to attend online >


  • APPLICATION DEADLINES: Deadlines to apply for these fellowships are between October 01 and December 15, 2020 for the 2021-22 academic year.  

  • UW graduate and professional students: Robyn Davis, Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards
  • UW Seattle undergraduate students and bachelor’s alumni: Emily Smith, and Robin Chang, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

October 12 - 16, 2020

Our signature event will bring together professionals VIRTUALLY from across the state and more to learn and celebrate the dedication of our community to improving the public’s health. With a mix of workshops and breakout sessions our conference offers a unique opportunity to share your commitment to public health and the chance to gain valuable skills and knowledge to use in your daily work.


More info here:


Call for Abstracts by June 5.


Virtual Programs
Webinars & Online Communities


Catch up on last month's webinars on our YouTube channel:




Don't miss a webinar!
More webinars are coming up this month, including An Interview with Dr. Rosalyn LaPier & more! Make sure you receive all webinar and virtual program invites by updating your email subscription to add "Virtual Programs".


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Please note this Nepali language learning opportunity, which may be of interest to both UW students and the wider community:

 The South Asia Center's summer intensive 2-week Nepali language course will now be held online. We have extended the application deadline to May 15 and reduced the course fee to $250.

 This two-week intensive Nepali language program is ideal for those who plan to study abroad, conduct research, or travel in Nepal. The program will provide an introduction to basic conversational Nepali, the Nepali script, and the foundations of Nepali grammar.

Learn more and apply:

We would like to make you aware of a developing resource for you and the students you serve. The newly announced Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center* is pleased to share our Community Partners Opportunities page to support anyone who is looking for ways to advance community based work through volunteer positions. 

 Many of the opportunities listed on this site would have been filled by students as part of academic courses this spring--but those plans were interrupted by the abrupt shift to distance learning to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19. We hope these listings allow connections with some of the amazing work that continues in the community and gives folks some tangible ways to contribute during this time of social distancing. 

Our plan is to evolve this connection point and continually refresh these volunteer listings throughout this extended period of remote learning--and beyond if it works well for community partners! This list is not intended to replace or compete with other connection points across campus; in fact we are working to cross-promote and support student way-finding among these robust and diverse resources. We appreciate your help in connecting us with those who may be organizing similar projects that are not already linked from this page!

Over the next few months, additional program information and sections will be added to the CELE Center website. We wanted to share these timely volunteer opportunities now, even as the rest of the site is a work in progress.  

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Mary Gates Hall Box 352803
Mary Gates Hall Suite 171 Seattle, WA 98195-2803

206.616.0784 / /

Grad Student & Post-doc (Virtual) Workshop

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements


Thursday, May 28, 2020

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 Where do I register?


How do I join the workshop?

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 997 7337 1716

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,99773371716# US (Tacoma)

+16692192599,,99773371716# US (San Jose)


What are Diversity Supplements?

Diversity supplements are awards of additional funds to a faculty member’s ongoing NIH grant to support a student’s research project and career development. They are intended to help foster a diverse student body and future health/science workforce. Supplements provide students with funding for research, professional development and academic support (tuition, stipend, benefits), with funding available for up to 5 years.

 Who should attend?

This virtual workshop is intended for eligible (details below) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in transitioning to independent researchers. Undergraduates that are interested in attending graduate school in the near future, may also attend.

 Who is eligible to apply for NIH Diversity Supplements?

US citizens who self-identify as being part of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority, individuals with  disabilities, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For comprehensive information on the various ways to be eligible for this opportunity, please visit NIH's Diversity Matters: Get the Facts page.

 How much support do they provide students?

Diversity Supplements may provide up to 5 years of funding, which includes additional research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance, so that you can focus on your coursework and research project.

 What information will the workshop provide?

Presentation Overview:

  • New Eligibility Criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits & more
  • Finding a Faculty Mentor and Project
  • Application Components
  • Process/Timeline

Breakout Sessions:

  • Perspectives from faculty and students who have been awarded at various career levels
  • Tips and lessons learned for successful applications

 Who is supporting this workshop?

UW School of Public Health, School of Medicine (CEDI), Latino Center for Health, Center for AIDS Research, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD), Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's Research Institute


Now recruiting for University Book Store student trustees for 2020-2023

 The University Book Store has been an integral part of UW and its students, faculty, and staff for 120 year. Because of multiple graduating trustees this year, ASUW is actively looking for undergraduates to apply to be a trustee on the board. The U Book Store is going through some of the most dramatic change in its history, and student trustees will play a vital role in the future of the Book Store. No experience is necessary, and students will learn about many facets of the Book Store’s business and development plans, including:

  •  Community outreach and engagement
  • Revitalization of the U District
  • Real estate development
  • Public finance and non-profit partnerships
  • Campus partnerships across all academic and administrative units
  • Marketing and communications
  • Urban planning, transit, and campus+community needs

Student trustees should be able to serve a minimum of two years, and ideally three, to be able to understand the complexities of the roles and build trustee knowledge. Rising sophomores and juniors may apply, and putting this on your resume, LinkedIn page, and CV will be a highlight no matter what your plans are after graduation. The board meets September through June once a month in the evenings. The application can be found here: and directly linked here: Bookstore Board of Trustees Member; email applications to Brianna Asman at (email your completed application to

Please feel free to reach out: Matt Erickson and/or CEO Louise Little


How can we accelerate equitable and just climate action? In this talk we explore this question, considering what kind of system changes are needed to ensure that everyone knows how to rapidly contribute from their sphere of influence to improve our shared future with respect to climate change and intersections issues. We will share about the nature of climate science as a field, the ways in which learning can be organized, and new transformative opportunities in practice that are emerging in the field of climate justice. This presentation will center in a collaborative design model, leveraging models of participatory and community-based design research - to develop a shared vision and action plan to implement equitable and coherent climate justice education across U.S. contexts.

  • When: Thursday, May 14, 10:30 am - 12pm Online
  • Presented by: Deb Morrison, Learning Scientist for UW Institute of Science and Math Education and Frank Niepold, Climate Education Coordinator for NOAA

Learn more and RSVP

NCORE Self-Care Webinar Series presents:

"Self-Care in the Time of COVID: Strategies for Maintaining Intimacy, Physical Health and Mental Well-Being"

May 6, 10am-12:30pm


Stephanie Pelton-Miller, LCSW

Emma Kupferman, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Victoria D. Stubbs, LICSW, LCSW-C

Those engaged in social justice work understand the incredible emotional toll it takes, particularly because it requires taking care of others and de-prioritizing the self. The purpose of this webinar is to offer insight into physical, mental and emotional health symptoms we might be experiencing during this time (i.e., loneliness, exhaustion from Zoom meetings, apathy, anxiety, etc.). The session will cover: 1) maintaining/building intimate relationships in isolation; 2) understanding how mental health issues are manifesting in this isolation; 3) coping mechanisms to manage fear, anxiety and loneliness.

Register here.

The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) | 3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 290, Norman, OK 73072

CDC Foundation Actively Hiring — COVID-19 Response Corps Positions

The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Today there are many job postings on their COVID-19 Corps jobs website, and it is being updated with new opportunities daily. For graduating students of public health with an undergraduate or master level degree this spring, students are encouraged to look at the listing at the end of the job postings for contact tracers nationwide. There are a number of contract tracer positions and as the front line COVID public health workers, these positions provide an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.

These contact tracer positions will be trained and placed in local health departments to call people diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in reference. This is in tandem with community-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic. The contact tracer may use a web-based contact resource management (CRM) platform to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact tracers with be trained to follow policies and procedures provided, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.

The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

May 4th & 5th: Virtual Career Fair for Local-Global Health  
Register: Schedule listed in registration form. ZOOM information will be shared with registrants on Friday, April 30.

Each year the Department of Global Health invites organizations to campus to talk with students about working in global and local health for our annual career fair. This year, we have invited our regular participants to each host an hour long ZOOM sessions to present information on their organization, work, culture of hiring, jobs or internships that might arise, and how students can be best prepared for these opportunities. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions. We encourage students to network with as many organizations as they can and get to know more about the work that our partners do via these interactive sessions. Organization representatives include ITECH, Health Alliance International, Seattle King County Public Health, Fred Hutch, and more! 

May 6: Compensation Negotiation & Benefit Evaluation | 5:30-7:00PM
Workshop hosts
: Anne Bosse, Brian Webber, and Ashley Wilson from PayScale, Inc. In this workshop hosted by PayScale, you will learn:

  • To work past fears and stressors around compensation negotiation
  • About tools for building your compensation expectations
  • What, apart from salary, may be available for negotiation
  • Why you should evaluate company benefits before accepting an offer
  • How to thoughtfully and persuasively negotiate your compensation package

May 7: Making the transition from college: advice from recently-graduated peers | 3-4PM

Moderator: Kim Anh Tran - Alumni Council Student Representative | Panelists: Susan Glenn Sumaya Mohamed, Peder Digre | Contact: Noura Youssoufa,

Many students graduate from the University of Washington with a goal of working in global health, but they are unsure how best to pursue that path.  It can be intimidating and confusing to know how to get involved in and support oneself in the field.  To help you consider how best to strategize and achieve your goals in global health, we have invited several recent UW graduates who have secured opportunities in the field of global health, either through employment or graduate school, to share their advice.  These are students who were recently in your shoes and know the opportunities, anxieties, and concerns you face.  We hope this panel will feel relatable and offer concrete guidance on how to think strategically about your immediate next steps.

 May 8: Public Health Career and Job Search Strategies during Uncertain Times | 1-2PM

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Workshop hosts:
Daren Wade, Global Health; Hayley Leventhal, DEOHS

Even in this virtual environment, public health students can continue to build their careers in the field. This session will explore general strategies to best build your network and pursue public health internships and jobs. We will consider the impact of COVID-19 on traditional job search methods and explore options to integrate online and alternative resources. 

This event is part of the GPSS Online Career Symposium:

May 8: Protecting public health and vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic: Q&A panel | 3-4PM

Moderator: Steve Gloyd | Panelists: Ruanne Barnabas, Alixon Roxby, Karin Huster | Contact: Basia Otto

This event is aimed at alumni and current students, to offer the opportunity for them to ask DGH faculty/alumni -- who are working in various ways to respond to COVID-19 -- questions around:

 What is your role in working in this pandemic? 

 What kinds of solutions are you helping to implement in your role?

 What are some challenges/how are you responding to these challenges?

Each panelist will be asked to give a 3-5 minute introduction of their COVID-19 work, and the rest of the event will be Q&A. Participants are encouraged to ask questions while they register but will also have the chance to submit questions during the live event.


Registration Required at:

This forum is intended to address the shared pain and create a psace to be heard and validated. Additionally, your voice is important. We would love ot hear from you on how we an provide support around this issue for the UW community.

May 5th (Tuesday)

May 13th (Wednesday)



Sponsored by:

UW Hall Health & UW Counseling Center

Today's job market is rapidly changing in the face of COVID-19. Students graduating this spring and in the near future should prepare themselves to be more active and competitive candidates. Our career symposium will help you assess where you are in the search and application process and provide guidance on how to hack today's difficult market. We encourage all graduate and professional students to plan ahead and engage with a slate of workshops, panels, and lectures that we have prepared for you. Join us virtually on May 8th from 9-5pm! 

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Thank you and I hope to see you in attendance on May 8th!


Giuliana Conti| President (she/her/they/them)

Graduate and Professional Student Senate, University of Washington

office: 206.543.8988  HUB 314 | e-mail: | website | facebook 

GPSS and ASUW developed an anonymous survey to learn what challenges students are facing most due to COVID. We will use this to advocate for students and promote increased aid in areas of highest need. We will then share the results back with everyone. Please take two minutes to complete it!

Virtual Career Fair: Uniting the Public Health Workforce. Friday, May 15, 7am-1pm (PST)


  • Registration is free for job-seekers
  • Registration is limited to students and alumni of ASPPH member institutions and Undergraduate Network institutions
  • Research employers in advance
  • Connect with more employers without travel expenses
  • Have in-depth conversations with recruiters in group and one-on-one chats (video optional)
  • Upload your resume for employers to access

Register at

For more information: | (770) 980.0088

Virtual Discussion for Students - Monday, 4/27

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation. In an effort to answer the questions students have, as well as reduce community spread and to “flatten the curve,” join us for a free virtual discussion about COVID-19.

Coffee with a Doctor: All Your Coronavirus Questions Answered
Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. ET (10am PST)

This discussion will highlight:

·         How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and facts about the virus.

·         Why social distancing is important, how you can help to flatten the curve, and why it matters.

·         Answers to the questions surrounding COVID-19 that you may have.

This Q&A  will provide important information to stay healthy, protect your family and community, and most importantly, provide comfort in challenging and uncertain times.

Register today


Please join us for the third annual UW Health Equity Conference on Wednesday, May 27th from 6:00-8:30pm, presented by the Housestaff Quality and Safety Committee and the Network for Underrepresented Residents and Fellows. The conference will feature keynotes by Dr. Tumaini Coker & Dr. Russell Migita, and breakout sessions with faculty facilitators from a wide range of disciplines on healthcare equity issues. This is a great opportunity to learn more about various healthcare equity issues from diverse perspectives, meet potential mentors, and help design solutions!

Target Audience: students, staff, faculty across the health sciences interested in health equity. Contact for more information:  Nora Coronado


NURF-HQSC Health Equity Conference

May 27th, 2019 from 6:00-8:30pm

Zoom only


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