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New Student Orientation and Training 2015

Epidemiology Department Orientation (Required)

  • Required for all New Spring, Summer, and Autumn 2015 students. If you are unable to attend, email epi@uw.edu to request an exemption from attendance.
  • Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
  • Time: 1pm - 5pm
  • Location: Health Sciences T733:

SPH Orientation (Required)

Graduate Research Assistant (TA/RA) Conference

  • Required for all new RAs and TAs. Recommended for potential RAs, TAs, and students interested in a teaching career.
  • Two days of workshops on Monday September 21 and Tuesday September 22
  • International TAs must attend the international TA Program on Friday, Sept 18 (1-4pm)
  • Registration June 22 - August 10: http://www.washington.edu/teaching/programs/ta-ra-conference/

International Students Orientation

  • Check-in: September 14-18, 2015, 10am-1pm, HUB Lobby. Attendance Required.
  • Events run from September 14 to September 21, 2015
  • Strongly recommended for students who have not earned a degree in the US
  • 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.

STATA Training Workshops for Epi students

  • Details to be announced

Safety Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
    • Required by the end of the first quarter for all MPH students, and for all students who will work with biospecimens or patients as part of their Epidemiology studies.
    • Date and time to be determined (usually the Monday or Tuesday prior to the first day of Autumn classes)
  • Laboratory Safety Training
    • Required for all students who will work in a lab.
    • Date and time to be determined (usually the Monday or Tuesday prior to the first day of Autumn classes)
  • Biosafety Training
    • Required for all students who will work with biospecimens.
    • Date and time to be determined (usually the Monday or Tuesday prior to the first day of Autumn classes)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Required if there are Bunsen burners in your lab.
    • Date and time to be determined (usually the Monday or Tuesday prior to the first day of Autumn classes)
  • Notes: Some of these trainings may be available more than once during the year, but check the UW Environmental Health and Safety schedule to be sure. In-person training prior to beginning your studies is strongly recommended. Register at http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/index.shtm. You will need your UWNetID, UW email address, UW Student or Employee ID #, Department Name (Epidemiology), Department Box # (357236), Name of Department Contact (Kevin Schuda), Email of Department Contact (epi@uw.edu) and Department phone (206-685-1762).

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This page was last updated on April 23, 2015