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Required Orientations 2014

REQUIRED EVENTS

Epidemiology Department Orientation - Register here
Required for all New Spring, Summer, and Autumn 2014 students (including postdocs)
  • Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Time: 1pm - 5pm
  • Location: Health Sciences T733: Use the elevators in the T-wing. (The elevator near Epideimiology does not go to the 7th floor.)

  • Optional Tour: A tour for new Epi students.
    • Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
    • Time: 1:00-2:30pm
    • Location: F349 Health Sciences
    • One floor above the Epi Program Office

SPH Orientation - Click here for more info

Required for all New Spring, Summer, and Autumn 2014 students (except clinicians with clinic at same time)

Mandatory Safety Training - Pre-Register here


Arrive early in order to check in, except Lab Safety.

  • BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING: (Required for all MPH students INCLUDING CLINICIANS, AND for all students who will work with biospecimens or patients as part of their Epi studies): Offered Monday 9/22 at 2:30-3:45pm. (Also available online, but in-person strongly recommended. See http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/index.shtm)
  • LABORATORY SAFETY TRAINING (Required for all students who will work in a lab): offered twice: Monday 9/22 and Tuesday 9/23 at 8:30-9:20am
  • BIOSAFETY TRAINING (Required if working with biospecimens): offered Monday 9/22 at 1:00-2:15pm.
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING (Required if there are Bunsen burners in your lab): Offered 6 times: Monday 9/22 and Tuesday 9/23 at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30.
  • You will need your UWNetID, UW email address, UW Student or Employee ID #, Department Name (Epidemiology), Department Box # (357236), Name of Department Contact (Kate O'Brien), Email of Department Contact (epi@uw.edu) and Department phone (206-685-1762).
  • You must bring your Husky Card to the training.

Location of training sessions: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAB), A-102 Go to the southern auditorium side of the courtyard (Fire Extinguisher Training in A110.

Graduate Research Assistant (TA/RA) Conference - Register here

Late Registration deadline September 12, 2014

Required for all new RA's and TA's, recommended for potential RA's and TA's and students interested in a teaching career

  • Two days of workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17
  • International TA's must attend ITA Monday, September 15.
  • Bring your Husky ID Card to the conference.
  • Arrive early if you registered late to complete your registration.

Stata Training Workshops - Register here

TB Test Clinics: October 6 and return October 8

Required for all new students except practicing clinicians whose immunizations are monitored by a U.S. health organization and have provided documentation of compliance with all required immunizations and tests and have been exempted individually. Required for all non-practicing clinicians including foreign, non-local and research-only fellows.
  • First Clinic is on Monday October 6, with appointments between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. You will need to return for your TB test to be read on Wednesday October 8 between 12:00pm and 3:00pm.
  • Obtain immunizations and 2 TB tests first, complete form, and send to myshots@uw.edu immediately
  • Requirements and Form (for non-clinicians and non-practicing clinicians only)
  • Location: South Campus Center, Room 220C/D
  • Make an appointment here
  • If you have unavoidable commitments, email myshots@uw.edu to attend with an earlier group.

International Students Orientation

Strongly recommended for students who have not earned a degree in the US
  • Greeting Table: September 8-12, 2014 10am-1pm, HUB Lobby Attendance Required.
  • Opening Day: September 10, 2014, 1:00pm, Meany Hall
  • Events from September 8 - 19, 2014
  • International students without US degree are charged for most of the on-campus informational sessions regardless of attendance. Social events may have an additional charge

OPTIONAL EVENTS

Global Health Certificates Information Session

Strongly recommended for students interested in Global Health.
  • see Certificates Available
  • EPI Global Health Track students may not earn the general GH Certificate due to Graduate School regulations, but may earn another GH Certificate.
  • Date and Time TBD
  • D209 Health Sciences (possibly subject to change)
  • Go to the 2nd floor of the F-wing.
  • Go to southern main hall.
  • Turn left (east) in hall.
  • Pass court cafe.
  • Continue to Turner Auditorium on right (north).
Upcoming Social Events:
  • First Epi Student Happy Hour of the year: Hosted by students, see the orientation email for details.
  • Epi Department Welcome Barbeque
  • Epidemiology Student Happy Hours: Usually every 2 weeks during the academic year. (Epi student-hosted)
  • UW Epi student-hosted social events: For updates on UW Epi Social events and contact info, join the UW Epi Social group on Facebook! (This page is not sponsored by the Epidemiology Department, and opinions/events are not endorsed by the Department.)

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This page was last updated on September 26, 2014