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UW School of Public Health has a new MPH application process using SOPHAS.


To be considered for a UW MPH degree program, you must complete both a SOPHAS application and a UW Graduate School online application. You will start the application process in SOPHAS, which will guide you through both that application and the UW Graduate School application.



MPH Application




Applications to the PH-GH major for Winter 2024 admissions are due Friday, 10/13/23, at 11:59pm. 

The next application round opens on Friday March 1, 2024 and closes Friday March 29, 2024.

Application Information

2023 New Student Welcome

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Architecture 147  

The 2023 New Student Welcome will occur on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 and will include sessions for new undergraduate and graduate students. We are so excited to welcome you to your Husky Home!

Important Note: For MPH students that are joining in-residence programs (all except for COPHP), there is a separate MPH Common Core Orientation happening on Wednesday September 20, 2023. All first-year MPH students are strongly recommended to attend. 

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SPH Calendar

Updated 7/24/23

The University implemented the changes outlined in the message to the UW community from Dr. Geoff Gottlieb, chair of the University Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases. Key updates include:

  • As of July 19, 2023, face coverings are optional in most indoor locations (with limited exceptions summarized below).
  • As of June 12, 2023, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is no longer responding to cases of COVID-19 illness or performing individual contact tracing in most situations. We will continue to be available to provide consultation, guidance, and outbreak response.
  • The UW-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Policy has been archived; the COVID-19 vaccination requirement has ended for University personnel outside of UW Medicine healthcare facilities and the student Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP).
  • Changes to COVID-19 policy are reflected in the University’s updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan and Summary.

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The 2023 School of Public Health Graduation

On June 11, we recognized our students from the class of 2023 as they celebrated their graduation from the UW School of Public Health. We are incredibly proud of our undergraduate and graduate alumni!

As part of our celebration, we delighted in the words of SPH Alumni of Impact, Alejandro Varela, as he delivered “welcome to the profession” remarks to eager students and their families.

Graduation event photos available

In response to the current and anticipated public health situation, we are continuing to move the University out of an emergency response mode. I’m writing on behalf of the University’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases to outline what this will mean for our University community. The changes in University policies and practices outlined in this message will be effective June 12, unless otherwise noted.

Face covering policy

The UW will align its face covering policy with local public health agencies’ guidance. Masks will be optional outside of health-care settings, and we ask that you respect individuals’ choices regarding mask wearing in these situations.

Masks continue to be required in UW health-care settings until at least June 30.

Updates to the face covering policy will be maintained on the University’s Face Covering Policy page. The UW will continue to provide free, high-quality masks.

Vaccine requirements changing

With the increased level of community immunity and following updated Food and Drug Administration guidelines, the UW will discontinue its requirement that employees and students receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This follows guidance from public health officials and is in alignment with other Washington universities. Being up to date on COVID-19 vaccination remains very highly encouraged.

One exception is for those in health-care settings. While we anticipate vaccination requirements will change for this group as well, a final decision is pending updated information from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Additional communications will be sent to impacted health-care personnel once the UW COVID-19 vaccination policy for health-care facilities is updated.

First-time students being admitted for summer 2023, autumn 2023 or later quarters will no longer need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Students covered by the Health Sciences Immunization Program will continue to follow the vaccination requirements communicated by the program staff.

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UW has introduced its new centralized accessibility webpage, which highlights a wide range of resources on accessible technologywayfindingevents and disability inclusion.

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HRC Building access update for SPH Undergraduate Students
Effective today, SPH Undergraduate students will have Husky card access privileges for the Hans Rosling Center floors 2-8 during the official building hours of 7:45 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Access privileges for the ground and 1st floors remain unchanged and accessible as before. This updated business policy communication aims to optimize the experience of our valued SPH undergraduate students by providing clarity and convenience for their utilization of the Hans Rosling Center's facilities.


The 10th Annual Undergraduate Symposium will be held in-person on Thursday, May 25, 4-6pm at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health (HRC).

The Undergraduate Symposium is a chance for students from across the School’s undergraduate majors and minors to demonstrate how they have applied the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to address public health problems through research, internship, and capstone experiences.

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The University of Washington School of Public Health (UW SPH) has been ranked No. 5 among public health graduate schools in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2023, up from last year’s position of No. 9.  

The School tied with Columbia University and the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor for No. 5, and had four departments — biostatistics (No. 6), environmental and occupational health sciences (No. 8), epidemiology (No. 9) and social behavior (No. 10) — in the top 10. The School's health policy and management program also ranked 12th in the country. 

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The 25th annual MPH Practicum Symposium & Reception

was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Information and Student Bios

Symposium Photo Gallery

Our four institutes immerse you in cutting edge statistical knowledge from leading experts and educators. SISG and SISMID will be held in person at the University of Washington campus in Seattle. SISCER and SISBID will be held online.

Now accepting scholarship applications. Apply by March 10

Registration details


JULY 10-28, 2023 (IN PERSON)
JULY 10 - 26, 2023 (IN PERSON)
JULY 10 - AUGUST 4, 2023 (ONLINE)
JULY 24 - AUGUST 4, 2023 (ONLINE)

To memorialize student Carl James Dunlap, this $2,000 Scholarship will support a student achieving their educational goals. Target to a student with a disability(ies) and with financial need.

Questions? Contact the D Center at

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is still accepting applications to support student projects in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon during the 2022–23 school year.

Eligible students will be awarded up to $3,500 each to help them with living expenses during their hands-on learning experience. Applications are evaluated based on the project’s public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility.

Funding Eligibility

  • Project work must be based in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, or Oregon and address populations in those states.
  • Applicants must be undergraduate (juniors and seniors) or graduate students enrolled in public health, psychology, sociology, and social work degree programs in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, or Oregon.
  • Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Learn more about application deadlines and procedures and read about funded projects from past years. Applications close March 15, 2023.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health is one of ten regional Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.


Get tested for influenza, RSV and COVID-19, all through one test from the Husky Coronavirus Testing program. There are no changes to testing processes, kits or nasal swabs, and you will now receive results on all three viruses through the portal. 

Systems Change for Health and Sustainability in Costa Rica & the United States

Interdisciplinary program to facilitate the development of “change agents,” who are committed to sustainability and health

ENVH 490 6 credits June 20–July 19, 2023

Information Session January 9, 2023 11:00 am

This month-long program is an opportunity to compare systems that support health and sustainability in the United States and Costa Rica, including agriculture, food systems, occupational health, water, and energy.

The first two weeks of the course take place in Washington state, primarily at the University of Washington Seattle campus and on Coast Salish lands. We will meet daily for 4 hours, and we have multiple field trips planned around NW Washington, including visits to campus and community farms and demonstration sites that support healthy soils, ecosystems, and sustainable communities.

The latter two weeks will be held in Costa Rica in partnership with Earth Education International (EEI) and Rancho Mastatal, both experienced locally based sustainability education organizations. We will begin in San Ramón, Costa Rica, where we will explore the Universidad de Costa Rica, local farmer markets, and cultural museums to gain a perspective on the social, cultural, and historical contexts of the country. We will also visit a local company that promotes green chemistry and cleaning products, as well as organic agroecology. Next, we will travel to La Fortuna, visiting an eco-lodge, an organic farm (where we will participate in experiential service learning), and a site for geothermal energy. The last week will be in Mastatal, a remote region of Costa Rica that is home to Rancho Mastatal, a sustainable education center specializing in natural building, farm to table, permaculture, and resource management. We will engage with a local cocoa farmer, hike in the rain forest with local experts, and engage in experiential learning about local food and energy systems. 

By using a systems thinking approach, we will explore concepts related to environmental and occupational health, global standards for reporting sustainability, local foodshed mapping, chemical footprinting, and soil fertility strategies in both the United States and Costa Rica.

Apply by January 31, 2023


An Authorative Source, Mechanism and Form of Scholarly Expression in Qualitative Inquiry

Dr. Brinda Jegatheesan

Win 2023 – EDPSY 581E Tues 4:30-6:20 pm

Open to Graduate Students across the University


This seminar introduces graduate students to visual research methods in qualitative research and prepares them in the knowledge, skills and techniques in visual data collection. The transdisciplinary nature of visual research lends itself to crossing disciplinary boundaries and engaging in constructive dialogue towards problem solving. The course covers a broad spectrum of issues and uses in research with children, youth and adults across a range of settings (e.g., schools, health institutions, family and community contexts). Topics include overview of visual research, introduction to keyterms, ethics and professional practice, application of a range of visual methodological methods (e.g., data generated through photography, video, drawings, visual texts and narrative) across diverse population (e.g., children, youth, adults) and backgrounds, analytic frameworks and approaches, and formats for communicating the data in written and verbal (e.g., scholarly presentation) forms.

The Population Health Initiative is partnering with the School of Public Health to offer a series of lectures during winter quarter 2023. This seminar course is designed for UW students who are interested in exploring population health career tracks across disciplines and sectors. Students from varying degree programs will become familiar with the multiple pathways that can lead them to a career within population health.  


This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit course. Classes will take on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:20pm in Thomson Hall 125. Students are expected to attend in person.  


Students can expect weekly seminars to cover a breadth of subjects from a variety of industry professionals within the Seattle-area community. After building a foundation by defining population health, students will examine strategies on how to address inequities with an anti-racist lens, explore approaches to international humanitarian response, dive into advocacy for transportation, food, and climate equity, and explore social enterprise within the population health sphere.  


A sneak peak of organizations, topics, and leaders include:  


The course will culminate in a reflective essay that will give students an opportunity to summarize their experience in the course, as well as an instructor led workshop on translating different interests into real-world opportunities. Details on the course section and time schedule can be found here.  

A story on the course can be found here:

“A great class for those who plan to work in or want to learn more about practical approaches to improve the health of women, adolescents and children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)”

3 credits                  WIN Quarter

T, Th 1-2:20             T474

Class size                  30


Lectures, interactive small group work, in-class exercises and discussions cover:

• Critical health problems across the MCH lifecycle in social, economic, and cultural contexts

• Programmatic interventions and practical strategies responding to those problems

• Proposal development, community involvement, program implementation and management


The course is geared toward graduate students with some prior exposure to living and working conditions in LMICs; however, such experience is not required.


This course is required for the Global Women, Adolescents, and Children Health (Global WACh) Certificate and is one of three courses that serves to meet a requirement for the Global Health Certificate. It is an elective course for the Global Health MPH.


For a sample syllabus & course schedule please see Canvas syllabus page or email :

Donna Denno, MD,   

Course instructor                                                   


MPH Priyasha Maharjan, MBA, cMPH   

Course TA

Explore compelling issues on homelessness and housing insecurity with people with lived experience as well as with local and national experts.


This 2 credit elective meets at 6pm on Mondays during Winter Quarter

Open to all students, faculty and staff of UW. 

Contact MEDEXNW to register

For more information contact Lois Thetford loist@uw.ed



Lois Thetford, PA-C

Charlotte Sanders, MSW


Homelessness in Seattle is a multidisciplinary/interprofessional course developing knowledge and skills in service delivery to people experiencing homelessness. This course offers the opportunity to hear from providers who have specialized in different fields. Students will have readings, lectures, active learning opportunities, and participate in a group project and presentation on a social justice issue. The class is online, starts at 6pm, on Mondays of Winter Quarter 2023.  Enrolled students will get the zoom link before the first class. 


With Thanksgiving over, fall has given way to winter, as if on cue. The Puget Sound region has already seen snow, sleet, rain mixed with snow, hail and more — and the winter wonderland won’t end there. Experts are saying it’ll be another La Niña winter, which means wetter, colder weather predicted through February.

Whatever happens, UW Facilities is here to make sure the UW community can navigate campus safely.

Sign up for UW Alerts to stay informed about disruptions to normal University operations.

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Why did you choose to major in Public Health-Global Health (PH-GH)?
I chose to major in Public Health-Global Health because I am passionate about furthering equity and justice in various health systems. I wanted a discipline that was flexible, rigorous and interdisciplinary, and the UW offered that!

What’s your favorite aspect about studying public health?
My favorite aspect about studying public health is its intersectionality and multi-faceted approach to (and influence on) promoting and protecting the health of populations. Not one study or field is left out of public health, which is what makes it so crucial to creating and sustaining health equity.

Read the full profile

The Department of Global Health is hosting a TA Workshop for its Winter Quarter TAs on Thursday, December 8th 3:30-5 pm via Zoom facilitated by UW Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) – and would like to invite any interested new or seasoned TAs from other departments to join us!

This interactive workshop session will be facilitated by instructional consultants Dr. Wei Zuo and Mihaela Giurca from the UW Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), with a goal of preparing TAs to promote equitable and inclusive teaching and respond to microaggressions in the classroom. During the workshop, you will discuss setting the foundation for an inclusive experience, learn new strategies for inclusive teaching, share skills and best practices for engaging students and addressing micro-aggressions, and identify resources to support your teaching.

In preparation for the Workshop, please review the following readings for discussion:

-          Inclusive teaching at UW - a brief overview

-          Inclusive teaching strategies

-          Addressing microaggressions in the classroom

 Interested? Please RSVP here by Monday, December 5th – and join the Workshop via the following Zoom link:

Questions? Contact Julie Beschta in Global Health -

This is a new course in HSSPOP

The course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, with two different credit options.

Select Topics: Homeless in Seattle HSERV 490, SLN 15687 & 15688 HSERV 590, SLN 15710 & 15711

Friday: 10:30-11:50AM W: 10:00-11:20AM


Offered as a 1-credit class (Friday lectures) or 3-credit class (additional Wednesday sessions to create an interactive public installation/exhibit to deepen empathy for people living unsheltered)

Instructors: Amy Hagopian,

EPI 360/GH 360 - Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Who gets HIV and how?  How can HIV infection be prevented?  How is HIV/AIDS treated?  What can be done to end the epidemic?  In this course, you will:


  • Explore the historical, public health, clinical, and social aspects of HIV infection.
  • Examine the epidemiology of the US and global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Lay the foundation for pursuing a degree and career in public health, epidemiology, global health, infectious diseases, or health/medicine.


No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  A basic understanding of biology is recommended, but not required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.


EPI 360A SLN = 14782 (or GH 360A SLN = 23392); 5 credits; Lecture meets: MW 3:30-4:50pm; Quiz meets: F, 9:30-10:20am or 2:30-3:20pm; Instructors: Adrienne Shapiro ( & Connie Celum (


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


EPI 330 - Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Methods

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 = 22169; 4 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 2:30-4:20 p.m.; Instructor: Simon Sandh (

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

CENV 500: Communicating Science to the Public Effectively


Winter 2023

3 credits (Credit/No Credit)

Meets Wednesday / Friday 1:30-2:50pm, FSH 203

Whether you’re looking to give an unforgettable job talk, change a policymaker’s mind, or finally get your family to understand your research, the Engage course is a great professional development opportunity and learning experience. This is a discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for communicating science, with an emphasis on sharing your science with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 20 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2023 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle


In this course, students will:

- Develop and practice analogies to distill their research

- Perfect their elevator pitches

- Practice storytelling, audience consideration, and cultural competency

- Play improv games to leverage improvisation as a public speaking tool

- Engage in weekly readings and discussions

- Hear from guest speakers on science communication


Space is limited to 15 students, and the course fills quickly, often with an extensive waiting list. Thus, we have an application process and an expectation agreement which must be completed for a student to be considered. The student application is available here [], and must be submitted by Friday, November 18th, 2022.

General information [] about Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar


What others have written:

Science Students Learn to Tell Stories [] The Seattle Times

Crafting the Story Behind the Science A&S Perspectives Newsletter 

Engage Speaker Series: Where science meets storytelling UW Today 

If you have any questions about the course, please email Nicole Gregorio, 


The Engage course and community invites all to apply. We strive to work with a diverse group of scientists and to create an inclusive space that lifts up the voices of individuals and enables them to be their fullest self in their science communication. If you anticipate needing accommodations for this class or the application, feel free to reach out directly to Nicole.

Two courses for graduate students in Winter

First, Adam Drewnowski will be offering NUTR 555 Nutrition in Developing Countries which hasn’t been offered in a number of years. 

NUTR 555 / G H 555 Nutrition in Developing Countries

SLN:  22198
3 credits graded
TTh    430-620P   BNS  203

This class provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition transition and nutritional status in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), focusing on the importance of nutrition in assuring optimal child growth and development. The course will emphasize the importance of multi-sectoral approaches to regional and local nutrition interventions by addressing the underlying and direct causes of poor nutrition. Socio-economic and demographic aspects of the nutrition transition and the global efforts to eradicate malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies will be addressed. 
Second, Marian Neuhouser will be offering a seminar for graduate students in winter quarter.                                                                                     

EPI 592 E / NUTR 590 A Topics in Nutritional Epidemiology

SLN: 14804 / 18633
1 credit C/NC
F 1030-1220 HSB Room T-478

This seminar introduces students to nutritional epidemiology concepts and methods. Students will learn about the purpose and applications of nutrition surveillance domestically and globally; the broad range of dietary assessment methods and how to choose the appropriate method for a research study; using biomarkers in nutritional epidemiology; measurement error in dietary assessment and approaches for handling both measurement error and missing data; and social determinants of health and their relationship to nutritional epidemiology. Special topics will include nutritional epidemiology in low resource settings and expanding the field with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University of Washington rose from No. 7 to No. 6 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, released on Tuesday. The UW maintained its No. 2 ranking among U.S. public institutions.

U.S. News also ranked several subjects, and the UW placed in the top 10.

Top 10 UW rankings in U.S. News’ subject rankings:

  • Immunology – No. 4
  • Molecular biology and genetics – No. 5
  • Clinical medicine – No. 6
  • Geosciences – No. 7
  • Infectious diseases – No. 7
  • Public, environmental and occupational health – No. 7
  • Social sciences and public health – No. 7
  • Biology and biochemistry – No. 8
  • Microbiology – No. 10

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The University of Washington’s newest freshman class is the largest and most diverse in the school’s 161-year history. Each year, university officials conduct an enrollment count on the second Friday after classes begin.

The incoming new class across all three campuses, including first-year students and transfer students, totals 11,510, of which 8,019 — 69.7% — are Washington residents.

Read details in UW NEWS

The World University Rankings evaluates 1,799 research-intensive universities from 104 countries. This year the UW moved up three positions to tie for No. 26 with Northwestern University and maintained its position as fourth among U.S. public institutions.

Read more in UW NEWS

Summer Courses Now Open!
Earn credits toward your degree this summer! Communication has a number of courses
available in Summer Quarter, in topic areas such as Communication and Difference, Rhetoric,
Public Speaking, Family Communication, Journalism and Mass Media, and more. You do not
need to be a Communication major to register for most COM Summer courses, so grab your
spot while they’re still available! Visit UW Summer 2022 time schedule or MyPlan to learn more!

We are looking for volunteers to support the Seattle Health and Wellness Fair. This is a collaborative event that seeks to increase patient engagement and “improve engagement, one patient at a time”. For more information, click here.


Date: Saturday, May 14th 2022

Place: Sea Mar Cultural and Community Center (9635 Des Moines Memorial Dr. S Seattle, WA 98108)


Role Descriptions:

  • CHILDCARE volunteers will be stationed inside. There will be a table and chairs with coloring supplies. If you love kids and can keep them corralled up and safe, this role is for you!
  • PARKING ATTENDANT volunteers will work as a team to help keep parking lot traffic flowing smoothly. You should expect to be standing for your entire shift and should be prepared for it to rain on you. If you are calm and communicate well on teams, this role is for you!


For more information and sign-up here:


This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers like you. This event is open to all. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!



Pavithra Prabhu

UDSM Volunteer Coordinator

UW Virtual 3MT 2022
Thursday, May 5, 4 - 5:30 pm (PST), Online
Register via Zoom:

UW calendar entry:

All are invited to this free virtual event.

 Want to learn about graduate student projects that will have a positive impact on our world? Interested in hearing Master’s and PhD students explain their capstone and research projects in 3 min–for cash prizes? Attend virtual UW 3MT® -- a professional development competition that celebrates the exciting capstone and research experiences of master’s and doctoral students at the University of Washington from all three campuses. The theme for this year’s event is Impact.

The competition supports graduate students’ capacity to effectively explain their research or capstone project in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a public audience. This event is a partnership between Core Programs — Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons. Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) is an academic research communication competition originally developed by the University of Queensland, Australia.

Competition day prize awards total $5,000! Many thanks to Bruce and Joanne Montgomery for their generous sponsorship. Send questions to


Developing Effective Networking Skills: A Workshop for International Graduate Students

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12 - 1:30 pm

HUB 332, Seattle Campus

Lunch is provided. Registration is required. 

Registration link: 


International graduate students are invited to join this workshop with career coaches to develop effective networking skills for academic and professional settings. 

During this interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

- Learn about different types of networks, networking tools, and ways to build a network

- Discuss ways to maintain your network for long-term professional goals

- Leverage your networks for career exploration and growth

- Practice networking skills with peers and career coaches

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) and the Career and Internship Center. Send questions to

Back for the second time! Inviting first-year Ph.D. students and faculty for the Spring Fling! Join us on Thursday, May 19 for another chance to get together with your peers across departments in the School of Public Health. Come to network, expand your connections, and have fun! Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Spring Fling! First-Year Ph.D. Student & Faculty Mixer

Thursday, May 19

5:00–8:00 pm

HRC Rooftop

Please RSVP here:


Contact with Questions:


Tina Mensa-Kwao, MPH, CHES

The School of Public Health (SPH) is joining a centralized application system called SOPHAS. We are currently in testing mode and would like the student/applicant perspective and input. Will you help us? There are two times scheduled the week of May 9. If you don’t have class at one of these times, please consider joining this student-only testing session:  

  • Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5:20 pm
  • Friday, May 13, 9:30-11:20 am 


These sessions are in-person only. Due to room size, seating is limited, per session, to the first 20 students who sign up. Those able to join will receive a $10 gift card to Starbucks as a thank you. Register for a testing session. While UW is joining SOPHAS for its MPH degrees, all SPH students are welcome in our testing sessions. Your feedback is important. We hope you can join us! Registration closes Tuesday, May 10. Room and other details will be shared with those registered close to each testing date.


Get a Starbucks gift card when you join us to test a new SPH application tool!


contact name/email address. 

Kimberly Hay


The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.

This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.


The Black Graduation committee is excitedly preparing to host the 26th Annual Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony in-person on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Meany Hall. The time of the ceremony has not yet been determined but will be communicated via our website, social media pages, and various listservs soon. Based on the capacity of Meany Hall, we are only able to accommodate Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022 graduates. 

Please join us for...

  • Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2022
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Meany Center

Learn more about  Black Graduation and past ceremonies.

If  you have any questions, please feel free to email the committee at

Register NOW!

This is a reminder that your graduate students in all degree programs are invited to join a webinar about the U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship program. This will be relevant for any students graduating this year or in 2023, who may be interested in employment with the federal government (in any agency, and any discipline!) The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is coordinating this session, and is excited to invite graduate students from all programs at UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, and UW Bothell to join.

 See more information about the PMF program, as well as the registration link to the Zoom session here and in the attached flyers:


Please help me in spreading the word to your graduate students, doctoral candidates and post-docs looking for professional guidance as they pursue their careers about our FREE Spring Career Development Workshop series!

 Participants may still be enrolled in their professional programs or be recent graduates.

 The virtual workshops will take place over the course of four half-day sessions, beginning May 23 and includes various virtual networking receptions with representatives from sponsor companies including Sana, Seagen, BMS, AGC Biologics, Omeros and Adaptive.

 Registration: The $100 registration fee for this workshop is waived due to the generous support of Bristol Myers Squibb, but registration is required to receive course materials. As part of registration, attendees will also receive access to Flamingo, the virtual career coach, to help guide them through the job search process.

 More information and registration link:

You are invited to attend UWNURF Diversity Lecture Series:


Topic:  Climate change and Social Justice:  How Heat Inequity Leads to Health Inequity

Date/Time:  Monday, May 2 7:00-8:00 PM PST

Register at: or through the attached QR code

Zoom Link:





UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH) Kick-Off Event

Join the UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH) for our first in-person event! We will celebrate our new Center with brief remarks followed by reception.

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00pm PDT
Where: Hans Rosling Center, Room 101
3980 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98195
RSVP by April 29, 2022




Featuring Brief Remarks by:



Ana Mari Cauce
President, University of Washington



Jürgen Unützer
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences