Visit Days for Admitted Prospective Students
March 5-6, 2015
Congratulations on your admission to our graduate program. We hope you will join us for EPI Visit Days. An important part of the visit days
is a chance for you to meet with faculty members about their research. If you are interested in having a one-on-one meeting with faculty members,
it is best to contact them now for their schedules will fill up.
- Register online here
- Cannot Attend Epidemiology Visit Days:
See "Individual Visit" to arrange a visit at
another time. We need 3 weeks lead time, if at all possible.
Transportation and Accommodations
- Transportation: Visitors are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements. We have very limited travel
funds for only a very few students due to budget cuts. Purchase the best airfare now! We will let you know if we can provide
partial airfare support.
- • Light-Rail transportation is available from the SeaTac Airport to downtown Seattle. From the Westlake Station there are several buses that run frequently to the University.
- Hosts: A limited number of accommodations with student (or faculty) hosts will be available for those traveling alone - if
you are interested, please indicate in your registration.
- Other Visitor Accommodations near the
- Directions and Maps:
Our faculty are located
around Seattle, but we will have several opportunities to meet with them on campus in a group format.
- Consult maps, bus and shuttle schedules when making appointments.
- Print and bring with you. GPS alone will NOT get you to the correct locations on time.
Visit Day Program
- Visitors are encouraged to arrive Wednesday afternoon March 4, so that they have time to attend early morning events on Thursday March 5.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
- 9:30am – 10:00am: Welcome Orientation
Meet in the Epi Conference Room in Health Sciences Center (HSC) F-257. Room will open at 9:00am.
Department staff members will be on hand to answer questions.
- 10:00am - 11:20am: UW Tour
Led by current Epi students. Meet in the Epi Conference Room in HSC F-257. Tour ends at HSC T-439.
- 11:30am - 12:20pm: Sit in on EPI 513 lecture by Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar
- 12:30pm - 1:30pm: SPH Lunch for Epi Faculty and Students
hosted by the Office of the Dean, UW School of Public Health
location: The Ethnic Cultural Center (3931 Brooklyn Ave NE).
- 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Faculty Discussion Sessions
Dr. Delaney and Dr. Enquobharie discussing research on Cardiovascular Disease and Maternal and Child Health in room T-625
Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar and Dr. Joel Kaufman discussing research on injury/violence and Environmental/Occupational Health in HSC F257
- 3:00pm – 4:00pm: START Prospective Student Days Reception
hosted by the UW START Center with Dr. Lisa Manhart, Dr. Stephen Hawes, and Dr. Judd Walson
Location: South Campus Center (SOCC), Room 316
Presentations and Reception, light refreshments
- Afternoon: Ideal to arrange one-on-one meetings for this time
- 5:00 – 6:00pm: Student Research Walk Around
Current students will be available to discuss research opportunities and student life in HSC T-531
- 6:30pm: Epi Student Welcome Dinner
Location: Capitol Cider – 818 E Pike St, Seattle
This is a self-pay, no-host event organized by current Epi students to welcome prospective admitted students (cost: $20 – please bring cash)
Meet at 6:00 outside the Epi Department office (HSC F-263) if you want to bus over with the group.
Friday, March 6, 2015
- 8:30am - 12:00pm: Epidemiology Breakfast and Info Session for Prospective Students
Location: SOCC 316
8:30am - 9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm: Information Session
- *Program Highlights by the Graduate Program Director
- *Student Funding Overview by Student Services Representative
- *Faculty and student speakers on selected areas of research in our department
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch with Epi Faculty and Students
- Afternoon: Ideal to arrange one-on-one meetings for this time
- 5:00pm-7:00pm - Epi Student Happy Hour
Location: Back Door At Roxy’s – 462 N 36th St, Seattle
Event organized by current Epi students; appetizers hosted by the Epi Department.
Starts at 5:00 pm, but meet at 4:20 pm outside the Epi Department office (HSC F-263) if you want to catch the bus with the group. The bar is 2.7 miles away from the Epi department.
Schedule Faculty Meetings Soon! - Very Important
seeking funding or wishing to meet faculty individually should schedule meetings with appropriate faculty members as soon as he or she is admitted.
Our faculty select their own RA's and fellows. (TA positions in Epidemiology are limited to 2nd year students.) Contacting many (and meeting
several) faculty is a critical step toward locating funding.
- Procedure for Contacting Faculty
- During Visit Days, faculty often run out of meeting times that fit your or their schedules, so start now.
- Schedule meetings anytime that is convenient for the faculty member - (even during the program hours of 9am - 1:00pm on
March 6, if that is your only option).
- If you have difficulty reaching a faculty member, call him/her directly.
- Locating appropriate faculty
- Read How to Select and Contact
Faculty - Critical Step
- Check the Research Areas for names of faculty
with appropriate research interests.
- Epidemiology Faculty Directory is located on the left hand menu bar. Click on appropriate faculty names for more information and
look them up on PubMed.
- Contact faculty outside the Department - see
How to Select. (Many students work with faculty/investigators from outside the Department.)
- You may send firstname.lastname@example.org a draft list of faculty contacts for us to
review for appropriateness and suggest other faculty, if applicable.
- Be sure to email us your interests and attach a CV.
- We need a few days to get back to you, so start contacting faculty in the meantime.
- PhD students are given priority for review of faculty lists.
Faculty Locations, Maps, Buses and Parking
- Faculty Research Offices Located around Seattle
- Be sure you know the meeting location because many faculty have two offices.
- Visiting the Department on the Epidemiology website
has directions to most off-campus sites. (For other sites ask the
faculty member or email@example.com.)
- Allow at least an hour for transportation between meetings at different locations.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ("Hutch/FHCRC") faculty often refer to it as "the campus", but it is not at the
- Keep in mind appropriate shuttle/bus times and stops when scheduling meetings.
- Between certain meetings you may have to take a taxi. taxi (Uber and Lyft are also good alternatives to traditional taxi services)
- Print out the maps, directions and bus schedules to the sites you will visit, and bring them with
you. Getting around can be confusing.
- Parking on campus is limited and expensive ($15). Walk, or take a bus or shuttlebus, if possible.
- No visitor parking is allowed near health sciences. You will have to park in E-12 by the stadium (or in
meter parking on Boat Street if your total parking time
will be less than 2 hours for ~$3.00/hour with credit or debit card.)
This page was last updated on
February 20, 2015