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Accepted Applicant Visit Days 2018

Accepted Applicant Visit Days for the PhD Program in Health Services will be held Thursday March 1-Friday March 2, 2018 (schedule below). Please direct all questions to


Location: University of Washington campus (Day 1), partner research centers (Day 2)

Accepted applicants to the PhD program in Health Services will have an opportunity to visit our campus, Department, and partner research centers, as well as meet current students, discuss research opportunities with faculty, and discuss potential mentors and funding with the Director.

For information about the 2018 Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) Prospective Student Days on March 29 and 30, visit this page.

If you have any questions, please contact the PhD Student Services Counselor at

Thursday University of Washington – wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House Conference Room

  • 9:00am-9:15am: Continental breakfast and student check-in
  • 9:15-9:30am: Chair’s Welcome, introductions
    - Jeff Harris, Department Chair
  • 9:30-10:45am: Welcome, program highlights, curriculum overview and areas of emphasis
    - Dave Grembowski, Program Director
    - Emily Williams, Associate Program Director, Alumna
    - Christian Helfrich, Research Associate Professor
    - India Ornelas, Associate Professor
    - Bryan Weiner, Professor
    - Paul Fishman, Professor
  • 10:45-11:20am: Research presentations by current students
    - Ann Nguyen
    - Vanessa Torres
  • 11:20am: Walk to Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: SPH luncheon with current and prospective students, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center - ECC 104/106
  • 1:00pm: Walk to Health Sciences Building, H-Wing
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm: Individual meetings with faculty and students

Friday – Affiliate Research Centers

University of Washington – South Campus Center Upper Parking Lot

  • 8:15am: Meet at UW and carpool to VA (departing at 8:30am)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound (VA), Federal Center South, Building 1202 (Oxbow), Conference Room 1260

  • 9:00-9:30am: Continental breakfast and student check-in
  • 9:30-10:20am: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Emily Williams, Associate Program Director, Alumna
    - Additional faculty/researchers
  • 10:20-11:00am: Mingling with faculty/researchers
  • 11:00am: Carpool to KPWHRI

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), Metropolitan Park East Building, Room 1221
1730 Minor Ave, Seattle WA 98101-1448

  • 11:30-12:50pm: Presentations by KPWHRI researchers – Lunch will be Served
  • 1:00pm: Carpool to Fred Hutch

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Weintraub Building (B1-072/074)
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA, 98109-1024

  • 2:30-3:30pm: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Ruth Etzioni, Professor
    - Additional faculty/researchers
  • 3:30pm: Carpool to College Club of Seattle

College Club of Seattle
11 E Allison St, Seattle, WA, 98102

  • 5:30pm: Happy Hour at the College Club of Seattle