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Quarterly Fellows Sessions and Annual Symposium

The Quarterly Fellows Sessions are an opportunity for our trainees and faculty to present their research and to discuss special topics such as grant submissions or human subjects. Each quarterly session is coordinated by one of the trainees in conjunction with the Program Coordinator. In the Spring the entire Biobehavioral Cancer Training Program faculty and mentors are invited for a half day of showcasing the accomplishments of the trainees.

2015 Winter Session (2/13)
Facilitator: Ursula Tsosie | Agenda


2014 Fall Session (10/31)
Facilitator: Yamile Molina | Agenda

BCPT Annual Research Symposium   View flyer (pdf)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UW South Campus Center (Parking available in S1 lot)


3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Keynote Presentation: "Community-Engaged, Multi-level Health Disparities Research: The East LA Food Study" by Alex Ortega, PhD (UW South Campus Center, Room 316)

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Reception and Poster Viewing: Refreshments provided (UW South Campus Center, Room 354; Crow's Nest)

Address (GPS Compatible):
1601 NE Columbia Road
Seattle, WA 98195

Driving Directions:
Head south on 15th Ave NE towards the Portage Bay Building until you arrive at Gate 6 (and pay for parking). Continue through Gate 6 and the South Campus Center will be on your right. Located next to the UW South Campus Bookstore.

View map (pdf) and UW/Fred Hutch shuttle schedule

Stop at the Gatehouse and advise the Parking Specialist that you are attending the BCPT Research Symposium at the South Campus Center, and need to purchase a parking ticket ($15) for the S-1 Parking Lot. A parking ticket for the price of $15.00 will be given to you to display on your vehicles dashboard. If you need disability accommodations, please advise the Parking Specialist. Once you park, enter the building through the main level (3rd floor). Please see the UW SCC building map attached.

Please RSVP to

2014 Symposium (April 9)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. UWTower Auditorium

"Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Mortality Disparities"
Guest Speaker: Bruce Link, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology, Columbia University
Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health

Dr. Bruce Link is a research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute, in addition to his responsibilities at the Mailman School. Dr. Link's interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. Currently he is conducting research aimed at understanding health disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for people with mental illnesses, and the connection between mental illnesses and violent behaviors. He is the director of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, the director of the Center for Violence Research and Prevention and a director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at Columbia University.

2013 Symposium (April 10)
Guest Speaker: Elva M. Arredondo, PhD
Presentation Slides
School of Public Health, San Diego State University
  • Student Posters:
  • Wendy Barrington, Roxana Chen, Rebecca Drieling, Albert Farias, Katherine Gries, Theresa Hastert, Sarah Knerr, Yamile Molina, Ursula Tsosie
2012 Symposium (April 19)
Guest Speaker: Leslie Bernstein, PhD
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Student Posters:
  • Wendy Barrington, Stephanie Whisnant Cash, Roxana Chen, Eric Chow, Rebecca Drieling, Albert Farias, Katherine Gries, Theresa Hastert, Sarah Knerr, Javiera Martinez, Yamile Molina, Joseph Unger
2011 Symposium (April 14)
Guest Speaker: Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2010 Symposium (April 8)
Symposium Poster
Special Guests: Robert T. Croyle, PhD; Michael Andrykowski, PhD
2009 Symposium (April 10)
Symposium Poster
Guest Speaker: Professor Antronette Yancey, MD, MPH
UCLA School of Public Health