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Accepted Applicant Visit Days 2016

Dates: March 3rd and 4th, 2016
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 2016 Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) Prospective Student Days on March 31 and April 1, visit this page.

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

The schedule for the 2016 PhD Accepted Applicant Visit Days has not yet been posted. Last year's schedule is provided below, for your reference. 



Thursday, March 5University of Washington – South Campus Center Room 354 (Crow's Nest)

  • 9:00am-9:25am: Continental breakfast and student check-in
    - Lindsay White, Current Student and Admissions Rep
  • 9:30am-9:40am: Orientation and logistics
    - Lauren Brackenbury, Student Services Counselor
  • 9:40-10:10am: Chair’s Welcome, introductions
    - Larry Kessler, Department Chair
  • 10:15am-11:05am: Welcome, program highlights, curriculum overview and areas of emphasis
    - Dave Grembowski, Program Director
    - Emily Williams, Professor, Alumna
    - India Ornelas, Professor
    - Anirban Basu, Professor
  • 11:10am-11:55am: Research presentations by current students
    - Lindsay White, Current Student and Admissions Rep
    - Susan Hernandez, Current Student 
    - Sarah Knerr, Current Student 
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: SPH luncheon with current and prospective students, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center - ECC 104/106
  • 1:30pm: Walk to Health Sciences Building
  • 1:45pm-4:35pm: Individual meetings with faculty and students
  • 4:45pm: Walk to Waterfront Activities Center
  • 5:00pm-7:30pm: Dinner at Waterfront Activities Center Lounge with current and prospective students

Friday, March 6 – Affiliate Research Centers

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Arnold Building, 3rd floor, M3-A805
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA, 98109-1024

  • 10:30am-10:55am: Continental breakfast and student check-in
    - Lindsay White, Current Student and Admissions Rep
  • 11:00am-11:40am: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Ruth Etzioni, Professor
  • 11:45am-12:15pm: Meetings with faculty/researchers
  • 12:30pm: Take #66 bus to VA

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound (VA), 14th floor, conference room
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA, 98101

  • 1:30-2:15pm: Lunch, chat with faculty/researchers
  • 2:20-3:00pm: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Steve Zeliadt, Professor, Alumnus
  • 3:10pm: Walk to GHRI

Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), Metropolitan Park East Building, 15th floor, 1509A
1730 Minor Ave, Seattle WA 98101-1448

  • 3:30-4:10pm: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Robert Penfold, Professor
  • 4:15-5:00pm: Individual meetings with faculty/researchers

Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant
1901 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

  • 5:30pm: Mixer with current and prospective students
    - Lindsay White, Current Student and Admissions Rep