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  • Chris Seiple

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

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On behalf of the OMAD Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Office, the 2017-2018 Student Ambassador Program is accepting new applications.

What is a Student Ambassador?

Working as part of the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment team, Student Ambassadors are influential student leaders engaged in creative, empowerment-based activities to encourage high school and middle-school students to pursue higher education.

What type of work do Student Ambassadors do?

Building the educational aspirations of becoming a Future Husky is what Student Ambassadors do daily.  Student Ambassadors develop and assist with outreach programs on and off-campus within diverse communities, middle schools, and high schools. Student Ambassadors facilitate motivational workshops, conduct campus tours, share their diverse perspectives on student panels, and provide information regarding the UW admissions process, financial aid, and campus resources with incoming students and their families.

Interested in more information?

Here’s where you can learn more and apply: https://depts.washington.edu/reach/student-ambassadors/ or go to:  http://depts.washington.edu/reach/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/New-Ambassador-Application-2017.pdf

*Deadline is December 6th, 2017*

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  • WIN 2018 3 credits SLN 19023 M/W 9:30- 10:50 SOCC 303
  • Prerequisites: Minimum prerequisites or consent from instructor.
  • Instructor: Bruce Weir bsweir@uw.edu, Professor of Biostatistics, and Director of the Institute for Public Health Genetics.
  • 10 Cases to be discussed in the Winter of 2018

This course uses actual cases to introduce the field of forensic genetics. Students develop the skills to interpret the evidence of matching genetic profiles; to perform calculations relevant for parentage determination; the identification of remains; and to consider the implications of familial searching of DNA databases.

Cases to be discussed:

  • 1988. R v. Colin Pitchfork (“The Blooding”) Rape and murder. First conviction based on DNA evidence.
  • 1989. People of the State of New York v. Joseph Castro. Double Murder.
  • 1989. People of the State of New York v. Joseph Castro. Double Murder.
  • 1995. People of the State of California v. O.J. Simpson. Double Murder. Football star acquitted in trial that included  DNA evidence.
  • 1996. R v. Douglas Beamish. Murder. Conviction based on DNA from cat hair.
  • 2008. People of the State of California v. Dennis Nelson. Murder.
  • 2009. McDaniel v. Troy Brown. Rape, Attempted Murder.
  • 2009. Tsar Nicholas and Family. Multiple Murder. Second grave found in 2007 contained bones of Prince Alexei and Princess Anastasia.
  • 2009-15. The Italian People v. Amanda Knox. Murder. Conviction, based in part on DNA evidence, then acquittal for UW student.
  • 2016. People of the State of California v. Lonnie Franklin (“Grim Sleeper”). 10 Murders.
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Winter 2018 Course Offering: UCONJ 550 - Healthcare in Underserved Communities

SLN: 21647; 1 credit

Lecture meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:20pm

Location: Health Sciences K-069

Instructor: Jocelyn James, MD

Email: UCONJ550@gmail.com 

Description: 

This is a course organized by a multi-disciplinary effort of UW health sciences students.

This course is designed to give graduate/professional students in the health sciences an introduction to the health-related issues faced by underserved populations.  The course will focus on understanding the demographics of underserved communities, the structural barriers to health care, and resources available in the Seattle area. Credit/no-credit

Each week we will invite guest speakers from the community to talk about a broad range of topics including: human trafficking, homelessness, LGBTQI populations, refugee and immigrant healthcare issues, racial and ethnic health disparities, mental health, substance abuse, and rural healthcare.

  • Promote knowledge and understanding of the diversity of medically underserved communities
  • Increase awareness of issues and challenges facing medically underserved communities
  • Further students’ understanding of what it means to care for underserved communities
  • Provide service learning opportunities focused on underserved communities
  • Foster students’ desires to work with underserved communities in the future

Please email uconj550@gmail.com with your name and the professional school/program you are in for an add code, or if you have any questions.

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NURS 548: Frameworks in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Winter 2018: ONLINE 3 credit COURSE
Open this quarter to graduate students across campus!

DESCRIPTION:
NURS 548 Frameworks in Infant Mental Health provides a survey of the interdisciplinary field of infant and early childhood mental health(IECMH). Emphases on infant and early childhood development, including prenatal and neonatal factors, social/cultural/economic/societal influences, and treatment approaches to support healthy caregiver-child relationships. This course provides background in how risk and protective factors can impact social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Students will learn to integrate relationship-based principles into their practice and will use reflection to deepen their learning of IECMH principles and practices. • 100% online, interdisciplinary, flexible learning collaborative.

• Enrollment in the Winter 2018 quarter is limited to 20 graduate students.
• Please contact faculty directly if you have questions and/or need a registration ADD code: Colleen O. Dillon, PhD (codillon@uw.edu)

INSTRUCTOR:
Colleen O. Dillon, PhD is faculty in Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington. She is a licensed, clinical psychologist with advanced expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. She also teaches in the Early Childhood and Family Studies program in the College of
Education.

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Winter 2018 Course Offering: BIOST 555/EPI 555/GH 534 Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology

SLN: 11682; 3 credits

Lecture meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:20am

Location: Health Sciences T-739

Instructor: Jon Wakefield, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics

Emailjonno@uw.edu

Prerequisites: Previous exposure to regression modeling, some familiarity with log-linear or logistic modeling is desirable.

Description: This course motivates the need for, and describes methods for, the analysis of spatially indexed epidemiological data. Major topics to be covered include disease mapping, clustering and cluster detection, spatial regression, methods for infectious disease data, small area estimation and an introduction to geographical information systems.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the course the student will be able to describe the need for specialized methods for the analysis of spatial data, distinguish between different types of spatial data, and choose an appropriate analysis method.

Motivating data:

- Disease mapping area-level cancer incidence and mortality data

- Cluster investigation close to a pollution source

- Assessment

- Small area estimation in a developing world context

- Analysis of space-time measles data

- Geostatistical models for exposure mapping

Both point-references and spatially aggregated data will be considered. The use of R packages for analysis will be described.

The availability of geographically indexed health, population and exposure data, and advances in computing, geographic information systems, and statistical methodology, have enabled the realistic investigation of spatial variation in disease risk. Each of the population, exposure and health data may have associated exact spatial and temporal information (point data), or be available as aggregated summaries (count data).  The following specific topics, with analysis methods listed for each, will be covered:

Disease mapping:

- Geostatistical smoothing models for point-level data, including prevalence data

- Kernel density estimation

- Models for area-level (aggregate) data

- Extensions to space-time modeling

Clustering and cluster detection:

- Autocorrelation statistics, including Moran’s I

- K-functions

- Scan statistics including SatScan

Spatial regression:

- Problems with conventional analyses

- Methods for acknowledgement of residual spatial dependence

- The ecological fallacy

Methods for infectious disease data:

- Discrete-time Susceptible-Infectious-Recovered (SIR) and related models

Small area estimation (domain estimation):

- Bayesian model-based approaches

- Incorporation of design weights

GIS:

- Background to GIS

- How to visualize spatial data in R

Evaluation: Via biweekly homework's (40%) and a course project (60%). The final version of the latter is to be completed by the end of the quarter, with an outline to be handed in approximately halfway through the quarter.

Reading list:

Elliott, P., Wakefield, J., Best, N. and Briggs, D. (2000). Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications, Oxford University Press.

Waller, L.A. and Gotway, C.A. (2004). Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data, Wiley, New York.

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The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center is pleased to announce new free content available to the UW and Harborview!!

New injury control curriculum offers foundational course content

A new series of pre-built modules for University of Washington faculty and students is looking to build knowledge of injury prevention and control.

The free “Interprofessional Studies on Injury Prevention and Control” curriculum offers a series of six short modules that can be used separately or together in Canvas. The modules are designed for incorporation into a broad range of courses, including pre-medicine, epidemiology, sociology, health sciences, communication and more.

Each module has been developed with attention to regional and local population health needs and features lectures from injury control specialists at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.

Module topics include:

  • Principles of Injury Control
  • Violence Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Changing Health Behaviors
  • Care of Injured Patients
  • Global Injury

Students can enroll individually, or faculty can important any or all modules into their own classes via Canvas. The only requirement to view or use the content is a UW NetID.

To learn more or access the content, contact the curriculum coordinator at labbotts@uw.edu

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SLN: 14597; 3 credits

Lecture meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.

Instructor: Nicholas L. Smith, PhD

Email: nlsmith@uw.edu

Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than any other health threat.

Learn more about this pervasive and complex condition and the role of epidemiology in improving cardiovascular health.

The course provides an overview of epidemiologic research methods applied to current topics in cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health and disease in human populations.  Content includes: pathophysiology; molecular, clinical, behavioral, and social risk factors; burden and disparities across and within populations nationally and globally; and public health interventions.

Learn more: epi.washington.edu/course/519

For questions, contact epcourse@uw.edu

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SLN: 11593; 1 credit

Lecture meets: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Instructor: Kathleen Gobush PhD, Affiliate Associate Professor

Emailkathleeng@vulcan.com

“If today is a typical day on planet earth, humans will add 15 million tons of carbon to the atmosphere, destroy 115 square miles of tropical rainforest, create 72 square miles of desert, eliminate between 40-100 species…and increase their population by 263,000.“ D. Orr, Ecological Literacy (1991)

…And that was the good ol’ days! Many factors underpin the current species extinction crisis that is pushing icons like the elephant and tiger, as well as, lesser known species to the edge.  Urgent action is needed on multiple fronts in order to understand and mitigate threats imperiling biodiversity across the globe.  Science-led, data-driven approaches are requisite, as is coalition-thinking.  This one-credit, guest-lecture and discussion-based seminar will introduce students to topics, tools and processes, and organizations and institutions outside of academia that incorporate, if not depend, on high quality science to inform and achieve conservation outcomes.

We will explore the nexus between wildlife science and these areas for achieving conservation objectives:
Threat Assessment & Policy
Science Communication & Advocacy
Emerging Technology

Guest lecturers include experts from NOAA, Microsoft, Washington Forest Law Center and Vulcan Inc. to name a few.  Credit/no-credit only.

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SLN: 14586; 5 credits

Lecture meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

Quiz meets: Friday 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Balkus & Stephen Hawes

Who gets HIV and how?

How can HIV infection be prevented?

How is HIV/AIDS treated?

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

EPI 360 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.

“Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic” (EPI 360) is a 5-credit course offered by the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. In this course, students will be presented with a comprehensive overview of the historical, public health, clinical, and social aspects of HIV infection. The concepts and material covered in this course will provide students with an introduction to the epidemiology of the US and global HIV/AIDS epidemics and will lay the foundation for those interested in pursuing careers in public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, or medicine/health.  

There are no prerequisites for this course.  A basic understanding of biology is recommended, but not required.  Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here. Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

Practice Fellowship Informational Panel

Posted: October 30, 2017

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Practice Fellowship Informational Panel

Not sure what to do with your degree? Join us to hear about three public health practice fellowships (EIS, CSTE, and PHAP) from a panel of current and former fellows and mentors

Date: Thursday, November 9

Time: 3:30 - 5pm

Location: South Campus Center, Room 301

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As the Winter 2018 Time Schedule is now posted, this is a reminder for MPH Students.

ENV H 510 can be taken instead of ENV H 511 (which will still be offered in Spring 2018).

The time schedule for ENV H 510: https://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/WIN2018/envh.html

The last time this course was taught was in 2015 under a different instructor. An updated syllabus is not yet available. 

SLN: 14507; 4 credits

Lecture meets: M/W 12:30 - 2:20p.m.

Instructor: Howard Frumkin

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MHASA (Master of Health Administration Student Association) is hosting a Diversity Discussion Panel & Networking Event!

Join the conversation on diversity & equity in healthcare delivery. Hear from a panel of administrators facing these issues. Discuss challenges to overcome & how to make a difference. Light refreshments provided.

Date: Tuesday, November 7

Time: 4-6pm

Location: HUB 340

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Panel includes:

Amy Ven (Kaiser WA)

Luis Amezcua (Seattle Children's)

Maria Kim (UW Medicine)

Neha Patel (Virginia Mason)

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Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)

Winter 2018
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Wednesdays 1:30-4:20pm
This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research 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 2018 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.

In this course, students will:
- Develop and practice several analogies to distill their research
- Create a variety of concise research-promoting statements
- Practice story-telling and audience consideration
- Use 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 enrolled. The student application is available here, and must be submitted by November 15, 2017.


General information about Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar

What others have written:
Science Students Learn to Tell Stories The Seattle Times
Designing a Practical Science Communication Curriculum The Intersection at Discover Blogs
Engage Speaker Series: Where science meets storytelling UW Today

If you have any questions about the course, please email Katie Baker, ktbaker@uw.edu.

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The Career Centers at the University of Washington Seattle are proud to announce a new resource designed to help our international students pursue job or internship searches in their home country.

 

GradConnection is a job/internship search platform that is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni find graduate job and internship opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and a number of markets in the Southeast Asia region. GradConnection also works very closely with employers in China to help them promote their openings that prefer graduates from overseas universities who are now returning to their home countries to start their careers.

Student and alumni users can access the UW-specific GradConnection portal using their NetID credentials at https://internationaljobs.uw.edu/ .

 

Questions? Contact Sha’terika Perkins, Career Counselor in the Career & Internship Center at perkinss@uw.edu

 

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It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!

We could not be more excited to advertise our two SCIENCE ASB programs (STEM and Environmental Science), flyers attached, which serve youth ages 10-18.
(If you are interested in Literacy ASB, applications will be out for that Monday Nov 13th!)

By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.
UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they also gain a lot from the experience in return!

For more details:
STEM ASB: http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/STEM/ - more questions? Email dmlittle@uw.edu
Environmental ASB: http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/environmental-education-asb/ - more questions? Email stompro@uw.edu
***Open Information Session: Friday, Oct 27th, 4:30pm, MGH 171E***

Priority Deadline for Applications is 11:59pm on Friday November 3rd.
STEM ASB application: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/pipeline/342124
Environmental ASB application (new applicants): https://goo.gl/forms/nWZxbVDSzYpezrca2
Environmental ASB application (returning participants): https://goo.gl/forms/iG96j78HLtT7cHsC3

We hope to hear from you soon!
Devon and the Pipeline Project team


Devon Little
She/Her Pronouns
Science Engagement Coordinator
The Pipeline Project
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
171 Mary Gates Hall
Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195
dmlittle@uw.edu

http://exp.washington.edu/pipeline

 

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It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!

 

We could not be more excited to advertise our two SCIENCE ASB programs (STEM and Environmental Science), flyers attached, which serve youth ages 10-18.

(If you are interested in Literacy ASB, applications will be out for that Monday Nov 13th!)

 

By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.

UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they also gain a lot from the experience in return!

 

For more details:

STEM ASB: http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/STEM/  - more questions? Email dmlittle@uw.edu

Environmental ASB: http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/environmental-education-asb/ - more questions? Email stompro@uw.edu

***Open Information Session: Friday, Oct 27th, 4:30pm, MGH 171E***

 

Priority Deadline for Applications is 11:59pm on Friday November 3rd

STEM ASB application: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/pipeline/342124

Environmental ASB application (new applicants): https://goo.gl/forms/nWZxbVDSzYpezrca2

Environmental ASB application (returning participants): https://goo.gl/forms/iG96j78HLtT7cHsC3

 

We hope to hear from you soon!

Devon and the Pipeline Project team

 

 

Devon Little

She/Her Pronouns

Science Engagement Coordinator

The Pipeline Project

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Box 352803

Seattle, WA  98195

dmlittle@uw.edu

 

http://exp.washington.edu/pipeline

 

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The Graduate Certificate in Ethics aims to facilitate graduate research in ethics as it arises across the disciplines. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary groundwork for pursuing ethics scholarship as it relates to their field of study. The curriculum is designed to accommodate diverse student interests and to facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations and scholarship. We welcome applications to the Graduate Certificate in Ethics from graduate students across the university community. More information about the graduate certificate’s requirements, curriculum, and faculty can be found at: https://phil.washington.edu/graduate-certificate-ethics

The Graduate Certificate in Ethics is offered through the Program on Values in Society (POV) at the University of Washington. The program is dedicated to research, teaching, and outreach on ethical issues that arise across the disciplines. It is committed to facilitating the multidisciplinary collaboration that is essential to finding practical and insightful responses to today’s myriad moral problems. Members of the core faculty are currently working on a variety of issues, including global climate change; immigration and international justice; justice in health care; and medical practice and disability rights.

Please feel free to email me (ponvins@uw.edu) with any questions about the program.

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The course is VALUES 511: ETHICS MATTERS, which is being offered in Winter Quarter 2018. ETHICS MATTERS surveys some of the main theories of and approaches to ethics. It looks at their various strengths and weaknesses, and also examines how they apply (and/or fail to apply) to a range of real-world cases and problems. Some of the ethical issues will be assigned, but others will come from the students, in response to their interests and wider work.

ETHICS MATTERS is specifically aimed at non-philosophers doing graduate work that has a significant ethical dimension. (Philosophy graduate students do not take this course).  Some students take ETHICS MATTERS as a stand-alone course. Others take the course as part of the Graduate Certificate in Ethics, for which it can function as a core course.

DESCRIPTION:

ETHICS MATTERS. This course aims to introduce graduate and professional students from a wide range of backgrounds to some common moral questions and to provide a basic philosophical framework for thinking about related issues that arise within their own disciplines or fields. Topics will likely include moral status, autonomy, respect, integrity, trust, responsibility and forgiveness. Students will submit weekly critical reading questions, complete an argument outline and present it to the class one week, produce a term paper proposal and annotated bibliography, and write a term paper. The course serves as a core course for the Graduate Certificate in Ethics, but is also regularly taken independently. 

SLN: 21714; 5 credits

Lecture meets: Th 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Instructor: Blake Michael

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The ITHS Education Program supports investigators, graduate students, and scholars, through training opportunities and mentored career development. Applications have just opened for all three structured education programs.

Applications for the three programs are due October 30, 2017.

TL1 TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
For Graduate Students

The ITHS TL1 Program is a one-year mentored research training program in translational science for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community of emerging researchers and provides them with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams.

Click here to learn more

Click here to view the RFA

KL2 MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
For Early Career Investigators

The ITHS KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program provides the time, funding, mentorship, and training necessary to foster the early career development of clinical and translational researchers. The program welcomes scholars from all health professions and encourages all types of clinical research. KL2 Scholars are appointed for up to three years of support. 

Click here to learn more

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TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
For Early Career Investigators in the WWAMI Region

The Translational Research Scholars Program (TRSP) is a faculty career-development program that provides promising early stage investigators from the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region with a high-quality, targeted and structured career development package for one year.

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Mission

The Health Equity Organizing initiative brings together clinic patients, staff and members of their communities to identify and tackle local issues that affect their health and quality of life.

Strategy

Social and economic injustices contribute to poor health. Health Equity Organizing creates a space for people to talk about how those problems impact their lives...and how to change them. It draws on best practices in community organizing to build relational power, surface shared interests, and collevetively advance real solutions. It equips people to act on their own behalf as public leaders, advancing solutions that work for them...not what others think is good for them. Participating clinics include Country Doctor Community Clinic, Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center, and Odessa Brown Children's Clinic.

History

In 2016, medical residents at Swedish Cherry Hill began the initiative to build "power with" their patients in addressing health disparities in the clinics they serve. It has since been supported by the UW Health Equity Circle student organization and the IAF Northwest, an alliance of religious, education, health, labor and community organizations united to effectively bring about practical solutions to advance the common good. Some recent accomplishments won by IAF Northwest include bringing mandatory earned sick, safe, and family leave benefits to 40,000 uncovered workers in Spokane and helping pass the Best Starts for Kids levy that provides $68 million per year for prevention and early intervention programs that give all children the best chance to succeed.

Get Involved!

To learn about upcoming meetings or how to get involved, please contact us at clinicorganizing@iafnw.org or (206) 588-5016.

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Are you passionate about an idea, or something you built, but don’t know how to take the next step?

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship attracts students from different backgrounds and majors who want to explore entrepreneurship in all forms: consumer products, tech, clean tech, VR/AR, social impact, and more. Our degree embodies the startup process—from ideation and formation to execution and scale. This is a transformative experience blending academic frameworks, practical knowledge, and rich mentoring to help students build their entrepreneurial capabilities while developing their business in the program.

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UW Global Campus Photo Contest

Posted: October 9, 2017

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Dear UW School of Public Health,

You are invited to take part in the UW Global Campus Photo Contest! The deadline to enter is December 15.

This contest open to the whole UW community— students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please share this opportunity with your students and networks.

The top photos will be displayed as art at the UW Study Abroad Fair on January 11, where we will choose a winner by public vote. The winning photos will be enlarged and displayed on campus and online.

Learn more and enter your photos at https://www.washington.edu/global/photo-contest/.

We hope to see you and your students at the UW Study Abroad Fair in January! We are also available for drop-in advising every weekday from 10am - 4pm in Schmitz 459.

With thanks,

UW Study Abroad

 

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Dear SPH Students,

The application cycle for the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team is now open! The Department of Epidemiology’s SEAL Team provides students with experience in applied epidemiology through methods training and field assignments at state and local health departments.

Graduate students in any department in the School of Public Health who will not graduate before Fall 2018 are eligible to apply. Accepted students enroll in a two credit Field Epidemiology course (EPI 594) during Winter 2018 quarter, Surveillance Systems and Decision Making in Public Health (EPI 506) in Spring 2018, and again in Field Epidemiology (EPI 594) in Fall 2018. SEALs are also expected to complete one or more field assignments each quarter, beginning in Spring 2018.

Students will have the option of registering for 1 credit during Summer quarter, but they can remain on the SEAL Team without registering for credits. Students, regardless of summer registration, will still be responsible for field assignments during the summer quarter. In Winter quarter, the SEAL Team will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:20. You must be available to register for EPI 594 and EPI 506 to be eligible for the SEAL team.

Click here for the application.  Here is the link to the SEAL Team web page.

Applications will be accepted no later than Sunday, 10/22/17, at 11:59pm.

With questions about the application process, please email SEAL Team Director, Dr. Janet Baseman (jbaseman@uw.edu). Questions about the Team itself can be sent to SEAL Team RA, Maayan Simckes (msimckes@uw.edu).

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*GPSS is looking for graduate and professional students to serve as GPSS Liaisons on the following committees and board. This is a great chance that you serve for the graduate student body as well as a fabulous learning opportunity. For information about liaisons’ term and expectation, please see M-11-16: Memorandum on GPSS Liaison Term. 

To apply, please send your resume and application form to GPSS President, Elloise Kim, at gpsspres@uw.edu

Note that the due date for PACS, SAF, STF, CSFC, and U-PASS AB applications have been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 11:59 pm. Other committees will be open till their position are filled. 

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE (STF) COMMITTEE 

Every Monday, 3:30-5:30 pm in HUB 303

The Student Technology Fee paid by all matriculated students of the University of Washington pays for additional technological needs of students, both in and out of their regular classes. The STF is entirely student operated and funded. The STF committee regularly appropriates just shy of $5 million into almost one hundred proposals yearly. The committee consist of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, STF officers, and ex-officio members appointed by the University Administration. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.

SERVICES & Activities Fee (SAF) Committee

Every Friday, 1-3 pm in HUB 303

The Services & Activities Fee (SAF) committee is a University committee that allocates the Services and Activities Fee paid by students. The SAF Committee develops annual recommended budgets detailing how funds collected from the S&A fee should be spent. The committee also recommends the fee level each year. The recommended budget is presented to the Board of Regents for their approval along with recommendations from the Vice Provost for Student Life. The committee consist of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, and 2 non-voting member appointed by the Faculty Senate and 3non-voting member appointed by the University Administration. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.

PROVOST ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR STUDENTS (PACS)

Every Friday, 3:30-5 pm in GBR

PACS is a committee of students, collaborating to advise the provost on University budgets and initiatives. PACS consists of 3 ASUW and 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW President and Director of Academic Affairs, GPSS President and Director of University Affairs, ASUW Bothell President, ASUW Tacoma President. PACS work on the following subjects:

  • Annual budgets
  • Tuition levels and state tuition policy proposals 
  • Long-range budget and allocation planning, with particular reference to student concerns
  • Admissions and enrollment management
  • Advising and collaboration with College Council student members

While adequate knowledge of budgeting and planning will be a plus, it is not required. A committee member’s term is up to 2 years with the consent of the GPSS President. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY FUND COMMITTEE 

WEEKLY: See previous years’ meeting schedule

Campus Sustainability Fund is to create sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious university culture by funding student-led projects that lessen the university’s environmental impact. The allocation of the Fund is administered by the CSF Committee. The committee consists of 7 student voting members and 3 ex-officio, non-voting advisors. 1 seat is open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.

UNIVERSITY STUDENT U-PASS ADVISORY BOARD 

Biweekly: TBD by committee members’ best availability 

The Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board (U-PASS AB) serves as a student-run oversight committee for the Universal Student U-PASS program. The U-PASS AB is comprised of 6 ASUW representatives 3 GPSS. Working in conjunction with advisers from UW Transportation Services and UW Student Life, the U-PASS AB represents the UW student population’s interests in the U-PASS program and works to ensure its long-term health and effectiveness. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD

The Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Board is to advise the President and the Provost on the implementation of the policy set forth in this order, to recommend such changes as the Board deems desirable, and to serve as a resource and guide to EH&S, the University Health and Safety Committees, and the other units with related responsibilities. As part of these duties, the Board:

  • Reviews University data relevant to environmental health and safety;
  • Identifies and recommends institutional environmental health and safety goals;
  • Advocates for a healthy and safe University environment; and
  • Identifies areas to best integrate and coordinate University functions and efforts that promote health and safety.

1 seat is open.

LIBRARY FINES APPEALS COMMITTEE

Quarterly

If a UW library user thinks the library has made an error or if one has a special situation that made it difficult for her to return or renew materials on time, she may file an appeal. The Library Fines Appeals Committee is the body that reviews appeals and decides if charges may be upheld, reduced or cancelled. The Library Fines Appeals Committee consists of a faculty member and students and it makes its decision independently of the Libraries. 1 seat is open.

FACULTY COUNCIL ON RESEARCH

Monthly, 9-10:30 am in GRB 142

FCR shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to research. Faculty Code, Sec 42-37. 1 seat is open.

FACULTY COUNCIL ON STUDENT AFFAIRS

Monthly, 1:30-3 pm in Odegaard 320

FCSA shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to non-academic student affairs such as financial aid, housing, regulation of social affairs, eligibility rules, intercollegiate athletics, and general student welfare. Faculty Code, Sec 42-38. 1 seat is open.

FACULTY COUNCIL ON TRI-CAMPUS POLICY

Twice per quarter9-10:30 am in Odegaard 320

FCTCP shall be responsible for matters of academic and non-academic policy between and among the campuses of the University of Washington. Faculty Code, Sec 42-46. Someone who attended UW Bothell or Tacoma as an undergrad will be prioritized. 1 seat is open.

FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Check the meeting schedule and locations 

FCUFS shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to university facilities and services such as building needs, space utilization, supplies and equipment, administrative services, and parking and traffic problems. Faculty Code, Sec 42-39. 1 seat is open.

HFS BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Thursdays, Oct 19-Dec.7, Jan. 4-25 5:30-7:30 at Maple Hall

The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) exists as a co-governance committee which enables residential students to take greater ownership in their residential experience by teaching them about the Housing and Food Services (HFS) budget and giving them space to advocate for their community’s budget concerns. This committee’s major task is to set the FY19 Budget and FY19 Rate Proposal of HFS. 1 seat is open.

ASUW SENATE

Every Tuesday 5-7 pm in GWN 301

ASUW Senate works increase democratic access to the Association and to provide a broad-based student forum for discussion of salient issues. Along with GPSS Vice President of Internal Affairs, a GPSS liaison will serve to facilitate communications between GPSS and the ASUW senate body. 1 seat is open.

ASUW LEGISLATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE

Thursdays in Oct & Nov, 12:30-2 pm

The committee will be responsible for setting this year’s ASUW legislative agenda for the ASUW that is the guiding document for Office of Government Relations lobbying priorities and the ASUW as a whole. A GPSS liaison will work with committee members to identify issues to include in this year’s agenda. Students will have to be available to meet from 12:30 to 2 pm on Thursdays during October and Early November. No special knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in these issues. 1 seat is open.

HUB BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES

The HUB Board of Representatives shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the HUB and help provide the vision, voice, and direction of the student union. The committee will meet at 3:30-5 pm on Oct 26,Nov 30, Jan 18, Mar 1, Apr 12, May 24. 1 seat is open.

GPSS COMMITTEES

GPSS runs various committees throughout the year. Any graduate and professional student is welcome to join. Your interest and participation will suffice; no previous experience or expert knowledge is expected. We are looking for people for the following committees:

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

If you are interested in improving diversity, equity, and inclusion of the graduate student life, this is a committee you want to join. This committee makes plans for and discussion of advocacy, collaboration, and interdisciplinary efforts for diversity on campus. The more representation we have, the better we can reflect the diversity of our graduate and professional student body. Diversity Committee will have its first meeting on October 6th (Fri) at 5 pm in HUB 303. All the following meetings will be determined by the best availability of committee members. Please email to Giuliana Conti, GPSS Secretary, for any questions you may have at gpsssec@uw.edu.

STATE LEGISLATIVE/FEDERAL ADVISORY BOARD (SLAB/FLAB)

SLAB and FLAB are the steering committees for the GPSS state and federal legislative priorities. Committee members engage with the graduate and professional student body at large and conduct comprehensive researches to address issues at the state and federal level through legislative agendas and talking points. Members also assist in coordinating “Huskies on the Hill,” the annual lobby day in Olympia. If you are interested in serving on SLAB and/or FLAB, please contact Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs at gpssvpex@uw.edu.

SCIENCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

Science and Policy Committee (S&P) works to enhance the discourse between scientists and policy makers through advocacy, professional development, and student empowerment. The committee assists student scientists in developing their skills in communications across disciplines and to the general public; it promotes the public awareness of research at UW and provides opportunities to develop partnership in the community; and it supports diversity and other initiatives in the science-policy interface. If you are interested in S&P, please contact Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs at gpssvpex@uw.edu or committee chair Scott Spence at sspenc2@uw.edu.

GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE (GSEC)

GSEC works to ensure a high quality educational experience for graduate and professional students at UW. The committee assess graduate student experience through surveys, focus group, and discussions with GPSS Senator and their constituents to ascertain the student needs; it organizes social and informational events that build a community among student of different departments and colleges collaborating with university organizations and colleges/schools; it promotes the GPSS’ services and goals to the greater UW community; it also updates the GPSS Senate on university issues and concerns related to student life such as technology, transportations, health, and student services. . If you are interested in GSEC, please contact Tori Hernandez, GPSS Vice President of internal Affairs at gpssvpin@uw.edu.

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Greetings,

This fall, representatives from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy will host webinar info sessions about the Sanford Goes Global graduate-level summer program opportunities: The India Summer School for Future International Development Leaders and The Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva. Below you will find a short overview of each program and helpful links (i.e. program video, Instagram) For more information and to RSVP for the following webinars, please fill out the forms linked below, or contact Sanford’s International Academic Programs Assistant – Annalisa Kristoffersen, aek45@duke.edu .

India Summer School for Future International Development Leaders | Webinar: October 6th @ 12pm EST – details below

Participants of the India Summer School Program will work in integrated teams with graduate students from India and Indian NGO young professionals to conduct field research and develop program proposals for local NGOs in Udaipur, India.  The program’s partner organizations operate in several different spaces including, the environment, education, women’s rights, global health, and economic development.  This program includes a 3.0 credit course led by faculty from Duke University and the Indian Institute of Management in Udaipur, a leading Indian university with an expertise in NGO management.  Check out our new short program video to learn more. 

The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva, Switzerland | Webinar: October 17th @12pm – details below

Overview: The DGP Program connects students with highly-competitive international summer internship opportunities while providing access to top-policy practitioners and experts through a 2.0 credit applied learning course (also available through our course-only program).  The Program is ideal for students interested in public policy, the environment, energy, global health, economics, migration, and international affairs.  Students typically intern at United Nations agencies (i.e. WHO, IOM, etc.) or certain large Geneva-based non-profits.  Candidates should be highly motivated, and possess strong research and writing skills. Check out the program’s new short overview video to learn more.  

Questions? Contact Sarah Burrichter (sarah.burrichter@duke.edu), Manager of International Academic Programs or Annalisa Kristoffersen (annalisa.kristoffersen@duke.edu), International and Academic Programs Staff Assistant.

NEW: Graduate Certificate in One Health

Posted: September 27, 2017

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What is One Health?

The growing recognition of the links between human health, animal health, and the environment requires new tools for cooperation and collaboration between professionals working in these sectors. Such transdisciplinary "One Health" approaches demand further development of a common body of knowledge and a common scientific and clinical vocabulary for understanding and controlling diseases affecting both human beings and animals, that often are related to shared environmental exposures.

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is offering a new Graduate Certificate in One Health to UW Graduate students in all disciplines. 

The One Health curriculum emphasizes the linkages and integration between human, animal, and environmental health. Specific areas of emphasis include zoonotic diseases, the human animal bond, integrated approaches to human, animal, and environmental risk and outcome data, and human animal medicine (including clinical comparative medicine). The Graduate Certificate in One Health is intended to enhance the education of matriculated UW graduate students beyond their regular course of study.

Please see the website for details on the curriculum as well as application instructions:

http://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/graduate-certificate-one-health

Questions can be directed to Vickie Ramirez, Center Manager, Certificate Coordinator, ramirezv@uw.edu, office 206.685.2654

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Dear SPH Students,

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 academic year! We are excited to announce a new faculty-supported SPH student group, the Workgroup on Social Determinants of Health.

Students interested in learning more about the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), expanding their research or actively doing research encompassing the SDoH are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to learn more about specific SDoH topics, present work in progress (thesis or dissertation), read and discuss new and important journal articles and meet students from different SPH departments who share your interests. Considering the breadth of the SDoH, a wide variety of topics will be discussed in terms of their connections to health. Topics may include: income, education, work, neighborhood deprivation, crime, social support, racism/discrimination, inequality and social and health policies. SPH faculty will be at each meeting to guide and discuss student chosen topics.

Our first meeting will be on Thursday October 19 2017 at 12.30 to 1.30 PM in room F-349 (the Epi conference room), snacks will be provided. We will meet monthly after that during the academic year.

If you are interested in getting on the listserv to stay informed about upcoming meetings sign up here: http://bit.ly/2wDQkEJ. For more information contact Anjum Hajat (anjumh@uw.edu).

Hope to see you there!

Anjum Hajat, Assistant Professor Epidemiology

Jessie Jones-Smith, Associate Professor Epidemiology & Health Services

India Ornelas, Associate Professor Health Services

Ali Rowhani, Associate Professor Epidemiology

Noah Seixas, Professor Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Emily Williams, Associate Professor Health Services

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This course will provide an overview of:

  • Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health
  • Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes
  • Life course approach to maternal and child health

No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field. No textbook required. Areas of Knowledge: NW.

SLN: 14904; 5 credits

Lecture meets: M/W 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Quiz meets: F 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie

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

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Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:

  • Identify populations at risk for STIs
  • Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology
  • Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection
  • Evaluate STI prevention interventions

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 required. No textbook required. Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14900; 5 credits

Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.

Quiz meets: F 11:30–12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Instructor: Lisa Manhart

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

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Social Welfare 552 Seminar in Contemporary Social Welfare Policy      

SLN Code: 21346

Credits: 3

Time: 8:30-11:20, SSW 125                       

Instructor: Gunnar Almgren, PhD (mukboy@uw.edu)

Course Description

This graduate seminar provides a critical review of the philosophical and historical foundations of the American welfare state, related social welfare policies, and the economic, political, and social factors that affect their development, implementation, effectiveness, unintended consequences, and latent functions. Topics covered include:

Theories of Social Justice and the Universal Human Rights

The Structure and Functions of the Welfare State(s) in Comparative Perspective

Conceptualizations of Citizenship, the Nature of the Social Contract, and Welfare Rights

The Major Entitlements and Regulatory Functions of the American Welfare State

Welfare Capitalism: Labor, Capital and the Welfare State

Immigration, Economic Assimilation, and the Social Welfare Policy

The Welfare State as a Reflection and System of Stratification

Children and Social Welfare Policy

The Aged, Disabled and Social Welfare Policy

The Intergenerational Transmission of Relative Advantage and Social Welfare Policy

The Distribution of Health and Health Care and Social Welfare Policy

Indigenous Peoples and Social Welfare Policy

The Demography of the Family and Social Welfare Policy

Although this is a required seminar for doctoral students in social welfare, it is open to graduate students from other programs interested in exploring the theoretical and historical foundations of the American welfare state and its core social policies. Interested students, faculty and graduate advisers may contact Professor Gunnar Almgren (e-mail: mukboy@uw.edu).

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SOC WL 598: Theory and Metatheory in Social Research

SLN Code: 21359

Credits: 3

Time: Tuesdays, 8:30 am– 11:20 pm 

Instructor: Taryn Lindhorst, PhD; tarynlin@uw.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This graduate seminar focuses on the nature and role of theory in contemporary social welfare and social science scholarship informed by a central commitment to social justice and multiculturalism. Taking a philosophy of social science approach, it provides foundations in the socially constructed nature of theory and social “problems” and in historical changes in conceptual and theoretical perspectives on human society, interaction, and change. Domains of interest encompass a range of theoretical perspectives and provide the opportunity for exploring the theoretical and metatheoretical assumptions underpinning major research paradigms in social science and social welfare scholarship. The course also encourages critical, collaborative reflection on the role of theory in contemporary interdisciplinary research environments. The primary assignment provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the theoretical frameworks prevailing in their area of personal research interest. We will also consider specific topics for discussion and additional readings depending on the interests of the seminar participants.

Although this is a required seminar for doctoral students in social welfare, it is open to graduate students from other programs interested in exploring the philosophical and theoretical foundations of social science research. Interested students, faculty and graduate advisers may contact Professor Taryn Lindhorst (e-mail: tarynlin@uw.edu). 

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MUS 588 Museums & Technology: What’s Now, What’s Next? [1 credit]

Location: Alder Auditorium

Time: 1:00 - 3:20pm

Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 1 

 

The potential applications for technology in museum practice are numerous and their implications are far-reaching. This survey course offers students an introduction into topics such as technology’s impact on audience experience, learning and engagement, as well as considerations of feasibility in implementation and practice. Organized as a speaker-series, this course features museum professionals together with researchers and technologists—giving students perspectives from both research and practice. Sessions combine presentations with readings and facilitated discussion. Credit/no-credit only.

 

Please email highd@uw.edu for add code. Please indicate whether or not you a fee-based student so we can register you in the right section.

 

Kind regards,

Dylan

 

Dylan High

Student Experience Coordinator, Museology Graduate Program

University of Washington

highd@uw.edu | (206) 221-0713

uw.edu/museology

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At the American Heart Association, we are determined to bring health equity to ALL Americans.  People are struggling with their health because of lack of healthcare, unhealthy environment, lack of access to healthy foods and much more.  We want to help change all of that but we can’t do it without the input and ideas from within our affected communities.

This is why we have created the EmPOWERED to Serve competition.  The competition is reaching out to people for their ideas on how to change the social determinants of health that are keeping citizens from their community from reaching optimal health.  Together we can make a difference, but it all starts with an idea. 

If you or anyone in your network would like to share their idea, we would like to encourage you to apply for the competition at https://www.entreslamevents.com/.  Contest entries can range from an idea, a startup already launching their program to even a well establishes company, organization or non-profit making strides in improving health. 

Please help us to spread the word about the competition.  The call for entries closes on September 5th.  The top 3 winners will get a cash prize of $10k, $20k and $30k to implement their business idea.  These ideas are important to helping everyone achieve health equity.

We appreciate your help and look forward to speaking with you should you have any questions.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

1-800-AHA-USA-1
1-800-242-8721

 

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JSIS 578: Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

SLN Code: 23830

Credits: 5

Time: WF 9:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Instructor: Rep. Jim McDermott (retired) and Celes Eckerman

This course examines the role of the U.S. Congress in shaping and driving U.S. foreign policy. Taught by a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a long-time House and Senate foreign affairs staffer, it explores both the statutory and political responsibilities through which elected representatives approach U.S. involvement abroad. Students will hone their skills in developing concise, compelling arguments on complex topics for both written and oral presentation. Course work will be largely driven by “mock Senate” floor debates, in which students will be required to confront notable foreign policy case studies from the perspective of their assigned roles as members of the U.S. Senate.

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Course Details:

Title: Floodplain Management - Planning for River Communities

SLN Code: 23761

Credits: 3

Time: MW 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Instructor: Bob Freitag CFM

This course may help you with your career.

Floodplains are rapidly degrading.  This is driven by climate change, increased land cover and the demand for flat land. Floodplains are losing their ability to provide natural and beneficial ecosystem services.  This trend can be reversed.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify floodplain values and assets
  • Determine risks and opportunities associated with flooding and

floodplains

  • Apply natural biological and physical functions to floodplains
  • Apply major risk reduction and opportunity enhancement strategies

to protect identified values and assets.

  • Locate tools to further identified strategies
  • Identify beneficial and adverse impacts resulting from your strategies
  • Have a better appreciation for rivers and floodplains

Gain the capabilities wanted by employers hiring in this growing field.

This course provides the needed professional knowledge, skills and abilities required by prospective employers looking for employees having an understanding of flood risk. Coursework presents a broad view of floodplain management and associated risks. The course will introduce you to stream and coastal mechanics, water management, law and current issues within the larger profession of floodplain management

Required texts include “Floodplain Management: A New Approach for a New Era”, (Freitag etal., Island Press, 2009), “Design for Flooding”, (Watson etal.)

Grades will be based on in-class discussion, two exams, and one major case study project.

This course is open to graduate and upper level undergraduate students in urban planning and related fields.

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Course Details:

Title: Floodplain Management - Planning for River Communities

SLN Code: 23761

Credits: 3

Time: MW 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Instructor: Bob Freitag CFM

This course may help you with your career.

Floodplains are rapidly degrading.  This is driven by climate change, increased land cover and the demand for flat land. Floodplains are losing their ability to provide natural and beneficial ecosystem services.  This trend can be reversed.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify floodplain values and assets
  • Determine risks and opportunities associated with flooding and

floodplains

  • Apply natural biological and physical functions to floodplains
  • Apply major risk reduction and opportunity enhancement strategies

to protect identified values and assets.

  • Locate tools to further identified strategies
  • Identify beneficial and adverse impacts resulting from your strategies
  • Have a better appreciation for rivers and floodplains

Gain the capabilities wanted by employers hiring in this growing field.

This course provides the needed professional knowledge, skills and abilities required by prospective employers looking for employees having an understanding of flood risk. Coursework presents a broad view of floodplain management and associated risks. The course will introduce you to stream and coastal mechanics, water management, law and current issues within the larger profession of floodplain management

Required texts include “Floodplain Management: A New Approach for a New Era”, (Freitag etal., Island Press, 2009), “Design for Flooding”, (Watson etal.)

Grades will be based on in-class discussion, two exams, and one major case study project.

This course is open to graduate and upper level undergraduate students in urban planning and related fields.

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To all students interested in health equity and social justice:

  • Do you see things in the communities you work with and/or are a part of that you wish were different?
  • Do you want to help change the systems that produce health disparities?
  • Are you ready to take action?

Join experienced Sound Alliance community organizers and students from across the Health Sciences this fall in UCONJ 624. We will develop your skills in advocacy and community organizing for health equity. Participate in different campaigns that work upstream to address the social determinants of health.

  • Learn the fundamentals of advocacy, organizing, and their ability to impact health.
  • Apply skills, gain confidence, & collaborate around a community-driven goal.
  • Work with local leaders to engage in community driven listening campaigns.
  • Address the social & structural injustices that contribute to & perpetuate health disparities.

Course details

  • Fall quarter 2017
  • Thursdays 5:30-7:20pm
  • Classroom: T-473

Contact Leonora Clarke at clarkel@uw.ed for an add code or with questions! 

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This course will familiarize students with the R environment for statistical computing (http://www.r-project.org). R is a freely available, multi-platform, powerful program for analysis and graphics. Our focus will be on R programming using RStudio and industry-standard methods and packages to clean, manage, and visualize real world social data in a reproducible way.  The course provides an excellent foundation in R that will come in hand in subsequent CSSS courses.

  • 1 credit. Credit/no-credit only.
  • SLN: 23625        
  •  Instructor: Charles Lanfear
  • Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:20 p.m.
  • Optional Lab:  Monday, 3:30 to 5:20 p.m.
  • Savery 117

Contact Info: csss@u.washington.edu https://www.csss.washington.edu/

 

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Research Grant - Master degree in Health Sciences or Biostatistics or Bioinformatics or Statistics or equivalent areas

 

A research fellowship is available within the framework of the project “How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014), (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838)” funded by FEDER through the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Internationalization and national funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education).

 

Admission requirements: Applicants must have a Master degree in Health Sciences or Biostatistics or Bioinformatics or Statistics or equivalent areas. Training and experience in statistics analyses is required. Computer programming skills in R and STATA are essential. Experience in longitudinal analysis and with biological datasets will be appreciated and valued.

 

Activity Outline: The successful applicant will work in close interaction with the research team and will be responsible for the statistical analyses.

 

Work place: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto), Portugal, under the scientific supervision of Sílvia Fraga.

 

Duration: The initial duration of the position is 12 months, with a predicted starting date of June 2017, and a possible extension up to 24 months, if does not exceed the end date of the project scheduled for 15 May 2019.

 

Call start and finish dates: May 30th to June 12th.

 

Documents Required: Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, a letter of motivation. Applications may be delivered personally or sent by e-mail.

 

Submission of applications: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135 | 4050-600 Porto Telephone: 222 061 820, email: secretaria@ispup.up.pt

 

Further information: Here

 

Diana Seabra

Communication Office

Rua das Taipas, 135

4050-600 Porto

Tel. 222061820 (ext 201)

www.ispup.up.pt