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PHARMACY 579 - Open to all interested!


The COVID-19 Pandemic: Science, Public Health and Economics


Doug Black, PharmD

Sean D. Sullivan, PhD Sean D Sullivan, - contact with any questions!

Aut20, Tues, 1:30-2:20

Course topics: 

The format is a 30 min presentation followed by a 20 min moderated Q/A with the expert presenting the topic. Students will have to write a very short (3 bullets) reflection on what they learned during each session.



Possible speaker

Oct 6

Welcome to the Course:

The Basics of Coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2

Doug Black, PharmD

 Sean D. Sullivan, PhD

Oct 13

Epidemiology, Transmission and Risk Factors

Andy Stergachis, PhD

Oct 20

How to Identify Active Cases and Exposures?

Testing and Accuracy of Tests

Geoff Baird, MD, PhD

Oct 27

Therapeutics I:

Antiviral Treatments

Wes van Voorhis, MD, PhD (inv)

Nov 3

No Class


Nov 10

Therapeutics II:

Adjunctive/Supportive Treatments

Doug Black, PharmD

Nov 17

Vaccine Development, Clinical Trials

and FDA Approval

Deb Fuller, MD, PhD


Nov 24

Public Health Measures: Do They Work?

(distancing, masks, sanitizers, etc.)


Jeff Duchin, MD, MPH


Dec 1

Modeling COVID-19:

Science, Estimation and Policy

Marita Zimmerman, PhD, MPH

Dec 8

The Economics of a Global Pandemic: Impact, Economy and Pricing of Health Care Treatments

Anirban Basu, PhD

Sean D. Sullivan, PhD

A day-long virtual summit for students and young adults on racial justice, leadership development, and radical imagination. 

Check out the full program!

Register Here: 


Calling all young people in college, high school, and the community! We’re coming together for an empowering day curated by SpeakOut - The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture.


Join us as we envision a just and equitable future:

·     Learn from today’s leading youth activists and changemakers

·     Hear from inspiring and iconic speakers and artists

·     Connect with peers around the country…and the world!

·     Get tools to build your capacity to lead and make a difference


We are redefining what society can look like, now and post-pandemic. It’s time to tap into our power, build together, and speak out!


Recommended for Ages 35 and Under


REGISTRATION: $20 per participant

FOR GROUP RATES (50+ participants): Contact


Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the California
Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Preventive Medicine Residency Program is a one- or two-year
program for physicians to gain knowledge, skill, and experience in preventive medicine and public health
under the direction of a practicing public health physician in California’s health departments. The mission
of the CDPH residency program is to develop public health physicians who can provide strong leadership
in California local and state public agencies serving our diverse communities.

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) positions, during which residents obtain a Master of Public Health (MPH)
degree, are available at a California school of public health. The following year, PGY3 residents spend a
year in an approved California local health department applying public health, preventive medicine, and
epidemiologic concepts while also developing skills in public health administration, health promotion,
environmental health, infectious and chronic disease control, emergency preparedness, and maternal
and child health. In some cases, PGY3 residents have the opportunity to work in both CDPH and a local
health department.

The PGY2 resident annual stipend ranges from approximately $55,596 to $61,800. The PGY3 resident
annual stipend ranges from approximately $57,456 to $64,008.
To be accepted into the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, an applicant must hold an MD or DO
degree, have successfully completed a clinical PGY1 with a U.S., ACGME-accredited institution, and
have a California medical license or Postgraduate Training License. Prior completion of a primary care
residency (Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB/GYN, etc) with board certification is
preferred, but not required.

Applications are being accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For
application procedures, please visit the ERAS website at:

Applications and supplemental materials (transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation) must be received
by November 4th for the following July through June training year.


To contact the program:
Program Coordinator
Preventive Medicine Residency Program
California Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 997377 MS-7213
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

(916) 552-9920 or e-mail:

For further information about the specialty of Preventive Medicine, contact:
American College of Preventive Medicine American Board of Preventive Medicine
Phone: (202) 466-2044 Phone: (847) 671-1750
Webpage: Webpage:

HSERV 552 – Health Policy Development, SLN 16178, MW 10-11:20, 3 credits

 About the course:

If you’ve ever wondered how health policies are developed and adopted and about the role you can play in the policy arena, you can learn more in HSERV 552, Health Policy Development!

 No matter what you do in your future career, policy will somehow touch your work. Health policy is pervasive – it touches transportation and workers’ rights, immigration and health equity, and healthy food access and agricultural practices. Policies offer the opportunity to improve health and improve health equity for the whole community by reaching many people. We will give you the tools to understand who makes different types of policies and how, where they come from them and how to better influence them.

 We explore about what policies are, agenda-setting, developing policy options, strategic communications, and policy adoption and advocacy, implementation and evaluation. Throughout the course, we will use real-life examples, feature various guest speakers doing this work in practice, and share examples from our own work as practitioners in the health care and public health policy fields. 

 For questions about the course, reach out to the instructor Molly Firth:  If you’re interested in enrolling, please email for an add code. 

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) invites you to apply to participate in our 2020-2021 Mentorship Program, which will take place October 2020-July 2021. The purpose of the program is to build relationships and foster shared learning among applied epidemiologists. The goal is to promote the exploration of career opportunities in state, local, territorial, and tribal public health agencies. A previous program participant described their experience: 

"This was a great way to establish a relationship with someone outside of my agency and in a different area of expertise. We were able to discuss various topics and identify similarities and differences across epidemiology practice." 

Mentors and mentees are matched on common interests and their motivation for participating in the program. Participants will receive monthly newsletters and participate in webinars and activities focused on professional development. Each mentor and mentee pair is expected to connect once a month.   
An opportunity for sponsored travel to the 2021 CSTE Annual Conference may be available for select program participants. CSTE membership is encouraged but not required. The estimated time requirement for both mentors and mentees is 1-2 hours per month. 
Consider serving as a mentor: 

  • No previous mentorship experience is required, and it is an ideal opportunity for mid-level epidemiologists. 
  • Mentors are required to have at least five years of work experience.  
  • Register to attend CSTE’s Prospective Mentor Webinar on September 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT to answer your questions and learn more about the Mentor’s role in our program. 

Early career professionals can participate as mentees: 

  • Eligible mentees are entry level epidemiologists who graduated within the last 5 years or current graduate students. 

Previous participants: 

  • Those who have previously participated in the CSTE Mentorship Program are permitted to apply again. If accepted, you will be matched with a new mentee or mentor; however, please note that the program curriculum will be similar.   

Start your application today to participate in the 2020-2021 Mentorship Program. All applications are due by September 30, 2020. Please note that all applicants may not be accepted; space is limited based on the number of mentors that apply. 

Applications for the Mentorship Program is open and does not require CSTE membership. 

For specific questions about the Mentorship Program, please email Jessica Arrazola (

What:    The 9th annual Social Justice Film Festival

 When:    Thursday, October 1 until Sunday, October 11 (all day events)

 Where:  Online event

 Cost:    Each film block is priced on a sliding scale of $5-$25. Pay what you can!

    Festival passes are available on a sliding scale of $75, $100, and $125

    Passes are also on sale for $50 to members of Northwest Film Forum 

    Tickets are available at


(Seattle) – The Social Justice Film Festival & Institute will host the 2020 Social Justice Film Festival, Transform: Another World is Possible, which will take place online from October 1-11.

 Festival films examine the complexities of identity, privilege, power, stigma and targeted oppression through an artistic lens.

 Film topics range from civil rights abuses and systemic racism to health, immigration, and environmental preservation. Central to many of the festival's films are stories of communities resisting stigma and targeted oppression, including the Black Lives Matter movement, young adults finding the courage to take political action, and indigenous groups fighting for advocacy, recognition, and equity around the world.

 "This year has forced us all to look at the injustices and inequalities of our age in a harsh new light," says Festival Managing Director Aurora Martin, "and we have reflected that in the lineup for this year's Social Justice Film Festival. Touching on the fights we see in today's headlines, against police brutality, voter suppression, income inequality and workplace discrimination; to the ongoing battles we are continuing to wage - for reproductive rights, for immigration reform, for prisoner justice, and for an end to climate change - this year's festival, TRANSFORM, is a chance for us all to truly envision the possibility of another world."

 In addition to more than 60 films, the Social Justice Film Institute will present live panel discussions on prisoner justice, reproductive justice, and voting rights.

 The Social Justice Film Festival has been highlighting engaging media and supporting underrepresented filmmakers for nearly a decade, and is proud to continue offering programming online in 2020, in partnership with Northwest Film Forum and Meaningful Movies to bring the festival online.



About the Social Justice Film Festival and Institute

Through partnerships with Pacific Northwest organizations working on issues of social justice, The Social Justice Film Festival exhibits a series of short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films broadly related to social justice, with a special focus on prisoner justice in the US. As a movement, social justice promotes a global culture where equality is achieved on all levels. This includes issues pertaining to incarceration, the environment and sustainability, oppression, race and racism, the arts, animal rights, alternative currency and lifestyles, corruption within the system, and so much more. The festival will showcase works that challenge society structures all over the globe on a macro and micro level as well as works that challenge the medium. Visit

 About Northwest Film Forum

Founded in Seattle in 1995 as an independent film and arts nonprofit, Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. Each year the Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions. As a comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development.

 About the Meaningful Movies Project

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that helps neighborhoods, groups and individuals organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and relevant conversation to build a positive and meaningful community and a more just and peaceful world. It is the organizing arm of the Meaningful Movies Network, a collective of autonomous neighborhood and community Meaningful Movies groups that have agreed to work together and support one another to meet these ends.

The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Behavioral Science Core is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for underrepresented early stage investigators with an interest in sociobehavioral research related to HIV treatment in the U.S. or Africa to work with us to develop a diversity supplement (see proposal related to our current R01-funded Project PREFER (see below). Examples of projects that could build on Project PREFER include in-depth interviews or focus group discussions with patient groups to explain PREFER findings or the development of a discrete choice experiment for HIV care providers that would allow us to contrast patient with provider views. Candidates should be from an underrepresented group eligible for NIH diversity supplements (see Preferred qualifications are an MD or PhD degree and demonstrated interest in HIV research. Prior publications or awards will strengthen the application. Please contact Multiple Principal Investigators Susan Graham ( and Jane Simoni ( for further information.

 The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Behavioral Science Core is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for underrepresented early stage investigators with an interest in sociobehavioral research related to HIV treatment in the U.S. or Africa to work with us to develop a diversity supplement (see proposal related to our current R01-funded Project PREFER (see below). Examples of projects that could build on Project PREFER include in-depth interviews or focus group discussions with patient groups to explain PREFER findings or the development of a discrete choice experiment for HIV care providers that would allow us to contrast patient with provider views. Candidates should be from an underrepresented group eligible for NIH diversity supplements (see Preferred qualifications are an MD or PhD degree and demonstrated interest in HIV research. Prior publications or awards will strengthen the application. Please contact Multiple Principal Investigators Susan Graham ( and Jane Simoni ( for further information.


Closing Date
Link for more information: 

Webinar Session Summary:


"What are the different terms that have been used to describe Latino populations and how have such terms evolved? Mark Hugo Lopez, PhD, director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center, and Darice Orobitg, PhD, clinical psychologist, will discuss how different generations may use different terms to self-identify and variables involved in this process such as acculturation and assimilation. The presentation will consider anthropological as well as psychosocial contexts in ethnic identification as well as their impact on the mental health of Latino populations."


About the presenters:

Darice Orobitg, PhD- Darice Orobitg is a clinical psychologist. She obtained a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed her PhD at the Carlos Albizu University in San Juan, PR. Dr. Orobitg worked at the PR Rape Crisis Center where, she was a therapist for children, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual violence. At the PRRCC she was also a clinical supervisor and coordinator of clinical services. She later worked at the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC as trainer and TA consultant offering training and TA to clinicians, counselors, social workers, and other professionals offering services to Hispanic and Latino populations with SUDs. Dr. Orobitg was also a clinical consultant at Proyecto Mujer- a gender-specific treatment program for Latinas with SUDs and trauma histories. Darice is currently the Training and Content Consultant for the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. She has been in private practice since 2005.


Mark Hugo Lopez, PhD- Mark Hugo Lopez is director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads planning of the Center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S. Hispanics and Asian Americans. Lopez was previously the Center’s director of Hispanic research, and prior to that served as the associate director. Lopez is the co-editor of “Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy.” He is a co-author of “The Future of the First Amendment” and has contributed chapters to several books about voting and young Latinos. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Lopez served as a research assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and as research director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Lopez received his doctorate in economics from Princeton University. He is an author of reports about the Hispanic electorate, Hispanic identity and immigration. Lopez frequently appears in national and international media in both Spanish and English.


Please read the following before registering: 

  • The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system. 

  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone. 

  • After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.  


Need more information?
Contact us at

Starting in next week, “Husky Coronavirus Testing,” a new project by the Seattle Flu Study team, will enroll UW students, faculty, and staff in an ongoing study to monitor the changing prevalence of COVID-19 in our community. Students and staff who live or spend most of their time on campus are being tested at the UW Club after they consent and enroll into this research.

 We are looking for volunteers to help us run these testing events, and to learn more about COVID-19’s presence at the University of Washington! Staff and volunteers may be asked to check participants in for their appointment, monitor and stock supplies at the testing stations, or observe participants collect their own swab.

 We have the greatest need for volunteers next week: September 8 – 10. There are two shifts per day: 10:00am – 2:00pm, and 2:00pm – 6:30pm. If you are only available for part of that time frame, we would still appreciate your help. After next week, we would welcome volunteers at future testing events September 18-30. Time and location details for those events are TBD.

 If you are interested in volunteering, please email with dates and times you may be available next week, as well as whether or not you are interested in volunteering between 9/18 and 9/30.

 Thank you for your support, and enjoy your Labor Day Weekends!



Ariana Magedson and Annie Emanuels

The Seattle Flu Study Team

Building Community: A Writing Group for Trans Scholars

Come join our tri-campus online writing group for trans faculty, staff, and graduate students who work across the University of Washington system as part of the Imagining Trans Futures crossdisciplinary research group, funded by the Simpson Center. Whether you’re working on your book, a journal article, dissertation, or a creative project, this group will provide community and accountability for trans scholars in the UW system. All trans scholars are welcome to join, no matter their disciplinary background.

The Imagining Trans Futures crossdisciplinary research group works to support trans scholars in their research and writing and to bring trans studies scholars to the UW community through a speaker series open to the public. The aim of this group is to support trans academics around one of the most challenging parts of academic work--writing and publishing their research. We’ll gather for a two-hour monthly session online during the 2020-2021 academic year (beginning in November 2020, in conjunction with our visiting guest) where we’ll set research goals, write together, and support one another. Connected to the speaker series, the group will also meet with our visiting speakers once a quarter to discuss their experiences in academic and creative publishing as well as navigating academia as trans scholars. Through our Simpson Center funding, we can provide copies of the books from upcoming speakers in the Imagining Trans Futures speaker series for at least the first five writing group members to use in our group discussions. Each meeting will have a dedicated portion of time for working and writing together, so you can make consistent progress on your project. Meeting times for the writing group will be based on the availability of participants.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form by October 15.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Neil Simpkins ( or Ching-In Chen (

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together to offer support, raise awareness, and reduce stigma around a difficult topic. We also know that health and societal effects continue to increase suicide rates and affect communities in disproportionate ways.

 September 6-12 is Suicide Prevention Week and September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

 We offer these resources as a starting point:

Understanding Suicide (Session 3): Tools for providers to help someone experiencing suicidal ideation

Climate, Cities and You B E 498 B (will be 350) SLN 11014
Limited to 15 students; registration open to all

Prof. Doug Kelbaugh FAIA - 3 credits, MWF 10:00–11:20, via remote learning
A broad, multi-valent intro to American and international, architecture, infrastructure,
landscape architecture, urban planning and design that is environmentally and socially
sustainable and resilient, as well as cultura lly rich, aesthetically accomplished, and
economically equitable.

The lectures and readings will include a wide, holistic sweep of scales and topics, from ecological/carbon
footprints, socio-economic justice, cultural norms,suburban sprawl to architecture and urbanism in the U.S., Europe and the Developing World.

Topics include Everyday Urbanism, New Urbanism, Post Urbanism, Landscape Urbanism, Tactical Urbanism,
 Lean Urbanism, Critical Regionalism, Typology, Dubai, Seattle, the UW campus, urban biking, passive solar and
energy-conscious architecture, green codes, and aesthetic theory, with web articles, videos and blogs.
There are short written assignments weekly, with NO term project or paper.

U of Michigan Dean Emeritus, Prof. Kelbaugh won the 2016 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, the highest national award in the field.



Neile Graham ... Program Operations Specialist ... She/her/hers
PhD in the Built Environment ...
Historic Preservation Program / Urban Design Program ...
University of Washington ... College of Built Environments
Summer office hours extremely limited. Office hours Sept. - mid-June M-F till 2:00 PM
Gould 410L Box 355740 ... Seattle WA 98195-5740 ... 206-543-5996

The Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad is now open. Receive up to $5,000. Students studying critical-need languages can receive up to an additional $3,000. You must be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of your financial aid award and be a U.S. citizen either at the time of application or by the you go abroad to be eligible. The October 2020 deadline is for applicants whose in-person or virtual programs start between January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. Study abroad programs must be a minimum of 21 consecutive days in a single country. Students participating in programs starting in any of the academic terms listed below are eligible to apply in this application cycle:

  • winter quarter 2021
  • spring quarter 2021
  • spring semester 2021
  • summer quarter 2021
  • early fall 2021
  • fall quarter 2021
  • autumn semester 2021
  • academic year 2021-2022

Learn more at  The application deadline is October 6, 2020 at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time.  UW Study Abroad will be hosting Gilman Scholarship info sessions that will include writing tips at the following times:

Wednesday, September 16, 6-7pm, Register:
Tuesday, September 22, 12:30-1:30 pm Register,

Students can receive assistance with the Gilman application and written essays from both UW Study Abroad and The Office of Merit Scholarships by appointment. Appointments with UW Study Abroad must be made with Kiana Parker. Virtual appointments can be booked online by visiting the UW Study Abroad Advising page.

A three quarter program for UW Health Sciences Students. Participants will learn how to:

  • Use evidence-based screening tools
  • Assess for and introduce treatment options
  • Utilize non-stigmatizing approaches
  • Work as an interprofessional team to provide high quality patient-centered care for individuals with substance use disorder.

Open to UW graduate level profession students in any UW Health Sciences School:

Social Work, Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing (Incl BSN/ABSN), Medicine
(including MEDEX and PT/OT), and Dentistry

Time commitment is up to 5 hours per quarter; students must commit to
participating in all three quarters of learning




Sponsors: UW Medicine, SAMHSA, Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice.

For students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree that trains students in worker health and safety, provides significant financial support and offers community-engaged research opportunities. The free webinar will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00pm. To register, please see details below. 


Where will a graduate degree in
occupational health & safety take you?
Would you like to learn about funding to support
your education and research goals?
Discover the benefits of the center's academic
programs from faculty and students from the
Northwest Center for Occupational Health &
Safety Education and Research Center.

Join us for a free online information session
via Zoom:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
4:00pm Pacific Time

Register at NWCInfo2020



APHA is the largest public health organization in the US, with a total membership of over 25,000. The 148th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA) will be held virtually. The theme for this year’s conference, with an anticipated attendance of over 13,000 in total, is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence.”

The APHA Environment Section serves as a multi-disciplinary home for those concerned about sustaining healthy environments through research, advocacy and public awareness. Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person and all of the related factors impacting behaviors. It is targeted toward preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.

One of the Environment Section’s goal for the 2020 APHA Annual Meeting is to foster interest in environmental health, increase student involvement, and to provide educational offerings on a wide range of environmental health topics, especially related to environmental justice.
The Environment Section’s agenda for the Annual Meeting will benefit participants greatly. In particular, students – the future of the public health workforce - will have the ability to connect with potential mentors and researchers and will learn about community-based environmental justice initiatives. The Environment Section is pleased to offer registration scholarships for students to attend the annual meeting.

*Please note that funds will be available for 4-6 registrations and will be reimbursed after the meeting.*
Instructions: Please answer all of the questions. For questions 5-10 please keep your responses to < 100 words per question. For Question 10, if there is nothing to add, please write N/A.
1. Name
2. Age/year of school
3. School/Organization/Affiliation
4. How did you hear about this opportunity?
5. Why are you interested in environmental health?
6. Have you led or participated in activities outside of school to advance environmental health?
7. Without this award, what challenges do you face in attending the virtual conference?
8. How do you think the Environment Section of APHA will help your career/goals?
9. What do you hope to take back from the virtual meeting?
10. Any final thoughts or experiences you would like to share with us?


Please send your submission to Joytsna Jagai, 


NUTR 390 Food Seminar (1 cr) - Food Documentaries: Fact or Fiction?

The course will help students learn how to critically evaluate several films and determine whether they are presenting accurate facts, peer-reviewed science, and practical solutions. Is the film a veiled marketing ploy to advance a specific agenda and presented with doomsday constructs, limited or anecdotal evidence, or pseudoscience? 


The course, taught by Anne-Marie Gloster, who is a food science and culinary expert, also explores how food documentaries fit into public health discussions.

Course sessions will be offered asynchronously and all majors are welcome. 


NUTR 400 Food Systems Seminar (1 cr) - Food Systems Resiliency

This weekly seminar examines emerging issues in food systems and nutrition as they relate to personal, public, and planetary health.


The course is taught by Yona Sipos. Seminar topics from the past and autumn schedule will be posted here :


Questions?  Contact us at

About DACS

The School of Public Health's Dean’s Advisory Council for Students (DACS) is a leadership opportunity open to all SPH undergraduate and graduate students. Historically, DACS has convened monthly to meet with Dean Godwin to discuss student concerns, emergent school issues, policies, and budgetary matters. This year, DACS will continue to center these topics, as well as create space for personal, professional and leadership development in the form of a 1-credit weekly class. This class is facilitated by Dean Godwin, and is supported by other SPH staff; Juanita Ricks and rukie hartman.

DACS aims to be a representative group across degree level, department and programs, and seeks up to 20 student participants for the 2020-21 school year. We encourage students from all SPH departments and programs to apply. Final decisions will be made in early September, at which point you will receive an add code to register for the course.


More Information:

GPSS is excited to announce that we are looking for nine amazing staff members to join our team for the 2020-21 year. Please consider applying, and sharing the application links with your constituents. Applications due Monday, August 31st at 11:55 pm. 


Event Director:
Organizing Director:
Communications Director:
Director of University Affairs:
Senate Clerk:
Creative Director:
Administrative Specialist:
Budget Specialist:
Policy Director:



Genevieve Hulley | Vice President of Internal Affairs
Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Pronouns: She/Her
University of Washington

phone: 206.543.8576

 Applications are currently available for the 2021 Bloomberg Fellows Cohort! The Bloomberg American Health Initiative is supporting a new generation of public health leaders in organizations across the country. Their approach is to work and engage with Fellows and Collaborating Organizations in five focus areas: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Adolescent Health and Violence. The Bloomberg Fellows Program offers a full scholarship and $10,000 stipend for the Master of Public Health (MPH). 

They’re looking for dedicated individuals working to tackle some of the most pressing issues in the US to consider applying for the Bloomberg Fellows Program. Applications are currently available on their website and are due December 1, 2020. 


You can reach out to Faria Zaman, Fellowship Officer at, and Shane Bryan, Partnership and Engagement Officer at, from the Initiative team to discuss further.

Mind-Body Medicine Interprofessional Elective: UCONJ 531 AUTUMN 2020


The UW interprofessional Mind-Body Medicine course was one of the first in the United States and is based on the Mind-Body Skills groups designed by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and found to be effective in promoting wellbeing and reducing burnout for healing professionals. 

We are proud to have been offering this course at UW Health Sciences for almost 20 years!


UCONJ 531 is a highly interactive course which uses small group discussion to debrief experiential exercises.  Participation and attendance are required at all 8 sessions.  Credit cannot be granted if a student is not consistently present for the full class time or misses a class, except in emergencies.  


Each meeting begins with a quiet meditation, followed by check-in.  Students and faculty share their experience of the previous week, including their use of techniques they have previously learned and the benefits and challenges they have faced in practicing these techniques.  


The majority of the class is spent on learning new mind-body techniques, including forms of self-expression.  Examples include diaphragmatic breathing, biofeedback, guided imagery, active and mindfulness meditation, exploration in writing and drawing, mindful eating.  Genograms (family trees) are constructed and shared to highlight physical, behavioral, and cultural influences from within the family


The exact course content will vary based on the interests of the section guides and students. 


Between sessions, students are asked to set mindfulness and self-care goals and to hold each other accountable for these goals.  A final reflection is required for credit in the course. 


Health Science graduate students have priority, but there are often spaces available for other graduate students and pre-health undergraduate students.  We hope you will consider joining us!


Four different sections are offered, that each meet once a week for 8 weeks:

T, W or Thursday mornings AM 8:30-11:20 or Wednesday evenings 6-8:50 pm.


ADD CODES are available by completing this survey.


Feel free to contact me at with any questions.  

Apply today to join the 2021 Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute, a new offering from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association.

This program is designed to help mid-career public health and primary care professionals strengthen their collaborative efforts to support community health and become the next generation of leaders in their fields.

Here’s what a current scholar said about the program.

“I cannot recall the last time I was this engaged and excited in a training. I didn’t fully understand what I was signing up for, but I am 100% delighted with my choice. This will forever change the course of my career.”
— 2020 Leadership Institute Scholar

The 9-month program runs from March–October, 2021, and focuses on the intersections of public health and primary care work with a health equity focus to frame leadership development.

The Institute welcomes applications from emerging leaders working in health departments, community health centers, community-based organizations, and community clinics. People of color and other underrepresented groups and professionals working in rural areas or with medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted through December 1, 2020, with early-bird discounts offered to those who apply by October 30. The cost is $3,000 ($2,700 by the early-bird deadline). Limited scholarship funds are available; see the application materials for more information.

For questions about the program, contact Nikki Dettmar.

Apply at the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program


UW Application Deadline: September 8, 2020

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.

The Institute of International Education’s Fulbright website provides detailed information on the award itself and the application process. Prospective applicants should check the eligibility requirements first. Then, closely read the country summary for the country to which you wish to apply. Each country has different guidelines, procedures and priorities. This is especially true of language and affiliation requirements. Pay close attention to the details in the country summary to make sure your interests match before proceeding with an application.

The UW campus deadline for the 2021–2022 Fulbright U.S. student competition is Sept. 8, 2020. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students MUST complete and submit all application materials by our earlier deadline.

Eligibility & Support

·         U.S. citizens (international students may be eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program)

·         Master’s or doctoral degree student, professional degree student (without a Ph.D.), graduating senior, or alumni who hold at least a bachelor’s degree but not a Ph.D.

·         Graduate alumni are invited to apply through the UW campus process if they choose, but may also apply at-large; applying through the UW campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline.

Global Fellowships Prep is available to all UW students and alumni. The site hosts recordings of all workshops and panel events, as well as additional resources to help UW applicants prepare competitive proposals.

For more information about the Fulbright US Student Program, click here.


The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is now accepting applications to support student projects in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon.

Twenty students will be funded up to $3,500 each during the summer of 2020 and the 2020–21 school year. Funds will be distributed directly to students and are intended to help them defray living expenses during their hands-on training experience.

Applications will be evaluated based on students’ public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and the feasibility of the project.

Evalynn Romano, a 2019–20 recipient, credits the NWCPHP stipend for making her project possible. Evalynn worked with eight local organizations to develop a support program, “Kumusta Kayo?” (“How Are You?”) Telephone Tree, for Filipino seniors isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping connect them with resources and providing social support. The stipend gave her time to focus on grant writing, which earned the project another $40,000.

Read about Evalynn’s story to learn more.


  • 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.
  • Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Application Deadlines

There are limited stipends available, so students are encouraged to apply early. The first application deadline is September 14, 2020, for summer projects.

Learn more about application deadlines and procedures.

 The SPH tutoring pool is constructed annually of graduate students who are available to provide 1:1 or small group sessions for current SPH students who are in need of additional support (beyond that offered by instructors and TAs) in the required quantitative skills courses in their program.

 Tutoring is initiated by an inquiry to check skill match and schedule ability by the student directly or their advisor on their behalf. The tutor is paid by central SPH funds, but the appointment is managed by the hiring department (that is the department the tutee is enrolled in).

 If you are interested in being on the tutoring roster for the 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the application on the attached link. You will also need to complete the EPIC training arranged for SPH tutors on Thursday, 9/17 from 1:30pm - 3pm or Thursday, 9/24, from 1:30pm - 3pm, if you did not already take that training last year.

 Please contact Juanita Ricks or Renee Sproull with questions.

CEP 200: Intro to Community, Environment & Planning

SLN 12134

Autumn 2020, 5 credits, I&S 

TTh, 10:30 - 12:50 

Offered via remote learning 

Professor Keith Harris 


Introduction to central themes of major. Opportunities to engage in community action and planning process, while developing ecological literacy. Lectures, discussions, and critical writing exercises combine to increase knowledge and interest in these fields. Emphasis on developing community of learners in and out of classroom setting.


Visit or email to learn more.

Join our healthy eating pilot study! Ongoing enrollment until there are enough volunteers.

 We are recruiting volunteers to help study the effects of healthy eating on biomarkers in blood and breast density. Participants in this study will be provided with:

  • 12 weeks of dietary counseling
  • Dietitian-created 14-day meal plan
  • 4-days of shipped meals (lunch and dinner)

 At the beginning and end of the 12-week study participants will be asked to:

  • Donate a blood sample
  • Undergo a DXA scan
  • Complete study questionnaires


  • Female
  • Age range: 18-30
  • Premenopausal
  • Not had children
  • Not pregnant
  • No special diet

 For more information please contact:

or visit:

 The KL2 program, up to three years in length, offers rigorous training in clinical and translational research for junior faculty in an interdisciplinary cohort environment. The goal of this message is to increase our applicant pool for underrepresented populations in science. This program provides the time, funding, mentorship, and training necessary to foster the early career development of the next generation of researchers. Awardees will receive up to three years of salary support and project funds.  The program encourages all types of clinical research, including patient-oriented research, translational research, small- and large-scale clinical investigation and trials, epidemiologic and natural history studies, health services research, and health behavior research. The application deadline is October 30. Apply online.





Director of Education

Institute of Translational Health Sciences

850 Republican St., Box Number 358051, Seattle, WA 98109

206.616.6283 /


New course this autumn.

JSIS 578: Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (SLN 23736)
Instructor: Warren Acuncius
2 credits, Autumn 2020

*Oct. 19 & Nov. 2 (online - 2.5 hours); no class: Nov. 16, 30, & Dec. 7

Earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, conflict in Syria, and Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Congo are just a few examples of humanitarian emergencies the global community has sought to address through coordinated disaster relief efforts. This course looks at the evolution of humanitarian assistance and the guiding principles of a growing humanitarian community made up of non-governmental organizations, governments, international organizations, the private sector, and philanthropic donors. Sample discussion topics will include humanitarian principles, motivations for relief, aid delivery and logistics, global health challenges, refugees/internally displaced persons, disaster risk reduction, civil-military coordination, and the many roadblocks that stand in the way of effective humanitarian response. The course will include traditional lecture, guest lectures from leaders in the humanitarian community, scenario based exercises, and assignments that will prepare the student for a broader understanding of the disaster relief community.

Email for more information.

The application for the 2021 Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship for Dissertation Writing will open on August 03 and close on September 11, 2020 at noon, 12 PM PST. 

 FOR: the final stages of writing a Ph.D. dissertation that contributes to the lives of children with disabilities 

 HOW MUCH: one quarter of UW state tuition and fees, GAIP insurance, and a stipend at the Predoctoral TA II rate (currently $2,814 per month).  

  WHEN: The fellowship may be used in winter 2021, spring 2021, summer 2021 or autumn 2021. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the student. 

WHO CAN APPLY: students in any academic discipline who: 

  • will have achieved doctoral candidate status by September 2020;  
  • have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of spring quarter 2021 or sooner; 
  • are in a tuition-based graduate program (students in fee-based programs are not eligible); 
  • have not received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School. 

CRITERIA: significance of the dissertation research to supporting the lives of children with disabilities; student is both ready and in need of a full quarter to work on writing the dissertation 


Contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards: or 206.543.7152. 

There are still some spaces available in JSIS 534: Legal Foundations of World Order.

 This course will be led by Rick Lorenz and is currently scheduled to be held in-person this autumn. Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30pm-5:20pm

 This course examines the legal foundations of world security and stability in a time of dynamic change in international relations. Some believe that international law is a charade; governments comply with it only when convenient to do so, and disregard it whenever a contrary interest appears. But legal “norms” can still have a major impact on a wide range of economic, political and security matters. Topics will include the Just War Theory, International Humanitarian Law (the Law of Armed Conflict) and its application to modern warfare, humanitarian intervention, terrorism, nuclear weapons, suicide bombers and robotic warfare, international environmental law, climate change and the Law of the Sea.

Email for more information.


Public health agencies need more flexibility to effectively prevent and respond to emerging issues like wildfires and COVID-19, but core funding for new approaches has been declining for years.

In the August session (8/31 12pm-1pm) of Hot Topics in Practice, John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, examines what has led to the chronic underfunding of federal, state, and local public health systems, and what can be done to repair the damage.

This one-hour webinar will review key elements of a recent report from Trust for America’s Health that chronicles the impacts of shrinking funding and propose priorities and policies for reinvesting in emergency preparedness and the social and economic conditions that promote health equity in the coming years.

John Auerbach, MBA, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health

Register today to learn about the investments needed to build a modern public health system.

Important Notes About Hot Topics

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

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

JRCOSTEP webinar on Friday August 28 at 2pm EST (11am PST)

APHA Scholarship



WHO:    Students interested in learning about exciting internship and job opportunities as a U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Environmental Health Officer (EHO).


WHAT:  The USPHS Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee (EHOPAC), JRCOSTEP Work Group, is hosting a Summer Recruitment Webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss recruitment for the EHO Category, including the upcoming open application window for 2021 JRCOSTEP internships, and the general active duty application process for the USPHS.


WHEN:   Friday, August 28, 2020

TIME:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST


HOW: Call into the Webinar and join online via Adobe Connect

               Audio Conference details:

               Conference Line: 1-800-832-0736; Conference Room #: 6084616

               Adobe Connect details:




New course this autumn.

JSIS 578: Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (SLN 23736)
Instructor: Warren Acuncius
2 credits, Autumn 2020

Earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, conflict in Syria, and Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Congo are just a few examples of humanitarian emergencies the global community has sought to address through coordinated disaster relief efforts. This course looks at the evolution of humanitarian assistance and the guiding principles of a growing humanitarian community made up of non-governmental organizations, governments, international organizations, the private sector, and philanthropic donors. Sample discussion topics will include humanitarian principles, motivations for relief, aid delivery and logistics, global health challenges, refugees/internally displaced persons, disaster risk reduction, civil-military coordination, and the many roadblocks that stand in the way of effective humanitarian response. The course will include traditional lecture, guest lectures from leaders in the humanitarian community, scenario based exercises, and assignments that will prepare the student for a broader understanding of the disaster relief community.

Email for more information.





Goodwin Connections: Family Connections Program


Application Deadline: August 31, 2020 (final deadline for fall funding)

Goodwin Connections’ Family Connections Program connects families to educational opportunities that build financial stability and create generational change. When families are accepted into the Program, they become eligible for childcare or preschool tuition assistance for their children. By supporting low-income families with childcare and preschool expenses, it allows parents to attend college full-time–including students seeking Certificates and Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees–focus on their studies, graduate in a timely manner, and ultimately embark on a career that pays a living wage. At the same time, their children receive a quality early-learning opportunity–giving them a great start on their own educational journey.


  • Have residential custody of your child.
    • Children must be UNDER 12 years of age
    • Enrolled in a Washington State (Department of  Children Youth and Families) licensed childcare facility of your choosing.
      • Note: Goodwin awards childcare and preschool tuition assistance directly to the facility that is providing full-time or part-time care for your child(ren).
      • If your children were enrolled in a Washington State (Department of Children Youth and Families) licensed childcare facility that has been closed due to COVID-19 (and may not have a definite re-opening date), you can they still apply for this program.
    • Attend a participating institution within King, Pierce or Snohomish Counties.
      • UW is a participating institution.
    • Reside in King, Pierce or Snohomish Counties.
      • Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for residing in directly neighboring counties.
    • Be enrolled for a full course load of 12 credit hours.
      • The exception is Summer Quarter, which is optional and requires 10 credit hours.
    • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater, each quarter.
    • Be pursuing completion of a certificate, associates, undergraduate, or graduate degree.
      • Goodwin does not fund career change degrees, or doctoral degrees.
      • Goodwin commits to funding Master’s students for only one year, either for their 1st or 2nd year.
    • Applicants must be eligible for Student Aid and be able to provide a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid). 
    • Show a significant financial need for assistance.

Complete an initial application here. Once Goodwin receives your application, they will review the materials provided to ensure that you meet our eligibility requirements. They will then notify you as to whether you will move on to an applicant meeting with our program committee, or if your application is declined. For questions about the program, please email:

M W  0130-0320   Data, Science, and Diplomacy, 5 credits, graduate and undergraduate. 

JSIS   578  D  SPEC TOPICS GLOBAL SLN: 23735                         

 The topic has grown increasingly important as both the international relations between countries become more complex and scientific knowledge expands globally. The 2020 global pandemic has raised awareness of the importance of sharing scientific data on the international stage. We will have a focus on two international river basins, the Nile and the Mekong, looking at ways to improve international cooperation on critical issues.  

 This course will be taught remotely, but the instructor plans to be on campus on days it is offered.  The syllabus has been posted on Canvas for enrolled students, send an email to  for an advance copy, or more detail about the course. 

Tuesday, August 11

 (9:30am-11am PST)

This webinar will:

  • Describe how racism operates in policing and the limitations of reform efforts
  • Discuss the acute and chronic health impacts of over policing on Black and Latinx communities
  • Explain what “Re-Imagining Policing” means for public safety, public health and society overall; and
  • Identify and address the ways in which policing occurs in public health and other sectors.




Complex Trauma:

The Connection Between Mental Health, COVID-19 and Social Unrest

August 5, 9:30-11 AM PT 

 Join recognized experts on trauma and resilience at the National Council for Behavioral Health for a virtual workshop around how to support individuals in developing healing and resiliency from these overwhelming and cumulative traumas. Learn how to recognize moral injury, identify its signs and gain the tools to address the traumatic impact of the current environment and support healing and a resilient recovery. This workshop series is offered in partnership between the Region V Public Health Training Center and the National Council for Behavioral Health. 

Register here.


Sew Face Masks for Meal Sites

Join the Washington Mask Challenge and help make our communities safer for everyone. The United Way team is already distributing meals at Seattle and King County Housing Authority sites, and with your help, we can distribute face masks as well. Be sure to reach out to your neighborhood networks if you're looking for fabric (or if you have fabric to share)!   

Organization: United Way of King County | Date: ongoing | Location: virtual

Sign Up Now

Korean Speakers Needed to Call Seniors

In accordance with public health guidelines, many of our senior households are practicing social distancing and self-isolation at this time. While this is a necessary step to ensure their health and wellbeing, it can also be lonely and isolating. We are looking for volunteers who are at least conversationally fluent in Korean to assist our on-site staff with wellness calls to our Korean-speaking senior residents.

Organization: Imagine Housing | Date: ongoing | Location:virtual

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Sew Face Masks for Horn of Africa Services

Horn of Africa Services offers multilingual and multicultural assistance to East African immigrants and refugees in support of immediate and long-term adjustment needs. Help us make sure the East African community has access to face masks. Be sure to reach out to your neighborhood networks if you're looking for fabric (or if you have fabric to share)!   

Organization: Horn of Africa Services | Date: ongoing | Location: virtual

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Pack and Deliver Health Supplies with Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House Community Health staff need support providing health-related supplies to community members. We are looking for volunteers who can assemble bags of supplies onsite (outdoors and with appropriate precautions) and deliver bags to homes in South Seattle.

Organization: Neighborhood House | Date: July-Sept | Location:various locations in South Seattle

Sign Up Now

Join an Emerging Leaders 365 Monthly Challenge

It's not too late to join our first virtual monthly volunteer challenge! You can still sign up and play a crucial part in connecting families in need with diapers. Gather diapers solo or use your networks to collectively gather diapers that will go to the West African Community Council. And sign up for for August's Monthly Challenge!

Organization: United Way Emerging Leaders 365 | Date: monthly | Location: virtual

Sign Up Now


Fall undergraduate course to delve into the impacts of violence

The Population Health Initiative is offering a new General Studies course, “Violence: Approaches to Response and Prevention,” during fall quarter 2020. This is a one-credit, credit/no-credit seminar-style course for undergraduate students, and has been developed in collaboration with the UW’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.

Violence has been a constant throughout human history, resulting in enormous suffering and broader negative societal consequences. Ongoing cases of police violence and mass shootings in the U.S. have focused attention on the fact that rates of violence in the U.S. remain high relative to those in comparable countries, and other violent acts around the world serve as a constant reminder that there are no simple solutions to this complex and multifaceted problem.

The course, GEN ST 297J (SLN 15706), will offer undergraduate students an overview of the research at the UW related to better understanding, responding to and preventing acts of violence.

The course will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Students will be required to attend the lectures, complete short, weekly quizzes based on the lectures and submit a two-to three page final paper to receive credit for the course.

The speakers and topics for the quarter are:

Date Speaker Topic Unit
9/30 Meher Antia
Derek Fulwiler
Course introduction
Overview of violence
Population Health Initiative
10/7 Ali Mokdad Global burden of violence Health Metrics Sciences, IHME
10/14 Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Epidemiology of gun violence Epidemiology
10/21 Mary Fan Recording the police Law
10/28 Bettina Shell Duncan Female genital cutting Anthropology
11/4 Monica Vavilala Stop the Bleed training Pediatrics, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
11/11 Holiday No class  
11/18 TBD    
11/25 Kevin Haggerty Preventing violence in youth Social Work
12/2 TBD    
12/9 Kiana Swearingen Violence prevention and response training UW SafeCampus

This course is open to all interested faculty, students, staff, alumni and members of the community, although undergraduates who wish to receive course credit must register during the course add period.

Register for the Course >