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UW Epidemiology is excited to announce two new undergraduate course offerings for Spring 2015.  

 

EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation and Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator with Epidemiology 201: Outbreak Investigation and Response, a new course offering for spring quarter 2015.  Learn how disease outbreaks—such as Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu—start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  Students will look at the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media. There are no course pre-requisites for EPI 201; all majors are encouraged to enroll.  However, please be advised that basic math skills are required for this course.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14052; 4 credits; Meets: T/Th 10:30–11:50 a.m. in HSB T-625; F 12:30–1:20 p.m. in HSB D-209; Instructor: Janet Baseman

http://depts.washington.edu/epidem/courses/CourseDescription201.shtml; Questions:  epiadvis@uw.edu

 

EPI 330 – Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Models

 This course follows up on concepts introduced in “Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPI 320), by providing students with hands-on experience using epidemiologic software to conduct basic analyses of existing epidemiologic data files. It includes further discussion of data sources, study designs and concepts such as confounding, effect modification, and adjustment. The class focuses on providing information about the steps used in developing a hypothesis through presentation of results, and experience using basic data management strategies and analytic tools.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S & QSR.

SLN: 14054; 4 credits; Meets M 1:30-3:20 p.m. in HSB D-209; W 1:30-3:20 p.m. in HSB T-639; Instructor: Beth Mueller

http://depts.washington.edu/epidem/courses/CourseDescription330.shtml; Questions:  epiadvis@uw.edu

 

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Exploration Seminar: Al Norte: Migration from and through Oaxaca, Mexico
August 24-September 18, 2015

About the Program: 

The seminar will take place in two cities: Mexico City and Oaxaca. It will focus on indigenous migration to the US, remittances, family and community sustenance and commitment. Students will learn about the community modes of organizing voluntary collective work known as tequio. We’ll also cover the topic of Oaxaca as a transit state for migrants from Central America on their way to the US. One of the many objectives of the Seminar is to help Students develop some insights about the socio-political and economic realities of immigration and for Heritage students to see Mexico from a different perspective and experience of their own. Students will have the opportunity to live with families so they can interact with them and find similarities between their homestay families and their own families back in the US.

Credits:
5 credits of SPAN 393 (counts towards the Spanish minor) and JSIS B-324 (pending approval by Linda Iltis)

Eligibility:
This program has been designed primarily (but not exclusively) for heritage learners. Spanish 314 or 301 must be completed prior to going abroad.

Application:
For application information, please refer to the “UW Programs”:
http://studyabroad.washington.edu

Global Health Minor Information Session
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raitt Hall, Room 229

Interested in Global Health? The Global Health Minor is interdisciplinary and designed to complement ANY MAJOR!

• Learn about major problems and policy issues in global health
• Explore transnational responses to health problems, including health systems
• Discuss historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health developing countries and low-resource settings in rich countries

This is your opportunity to learn more about the minor’s requirements and get any questions you may have answered. We will provide you with useful handouts and talk you through the requirements of the minor for the first part of the meeting, and will have time to talk to individual students at the end of the session.

Applications are now open for the “Experience Research: Communication Technologies and Development in Southern Ghana” Exploration Seminar. This will be the 5th consecutive year the program has run and we are excited to be taking a new group of students. (Graduate and undergraduate credits can be provided.)

Program topics will include international development, the spread of ICTs in low and middle-income countries, and field research in developing countries. It will be 4 weeks long and take place during early fall start, which means it occurs between Summer B and the beginning of Fall 2015. Credits will be counted towards your Fall 2015 load.

Students will receive 5 credits (INFX 597 or INFO 497) and the course satisfies the research methods requirement for Informatics students (INFO 470) and qualifies as an elective for the International Development Certificate Program (IDCP).

We will have 2 information sessions:
Thursday 1/29: 12:30 – 1:30, MGH 224
Wednesday 2/11: 12:30 – 1:30, MGH 173R

Contact Chris Rothschild (chriskr@uw.edu) or Araba Sey (arabasey@uw.edu) for more information.

Application Deadline is March 1

To apply or get additional information, follow this link: https://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10922

Law 305: Global Health & Justice
MW 10:30-11:45am in the Law School, Rm. 117
Restricted to Juniors and Seniors.

Course Description:

Health disparities are increasingly recognized as both a symptom of social injustice and a threat to our collective future. The course explores health as a human right, focusing on injustices that occur around the world resulting in disease, disability and death. Using a justice framework, the course will consider social determinants of health and vulnerabilities that exist among populations and sub-populations, such as women, children, people with disabilities or HIV and the poor. Special attention will be given to low and middle income country health problems and struggles to attain healthy populations. Students will learn about the Millennium Development Goals, international human rights law, and the pivotal role that law and legal infrastructure play in addressing injustices in health.

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity will be hosting a series of FAFSA workshops to answer questions pertaining to the FAFSA application.

Please join us for one of the following:

Monday, 1/26, 030 MGH, 3:30-5:00pm
Thursday, 1/29, 044 MGH, 3:30-5:00pm
Thursday, 2/05, 044 MGH, 3:30-5:00pm
Thursday, 2/12, 044 MGH, 3:30-5:00pm

RSVP Here: http://fafsawkshp.eventbrite.com

Further questions please email Annabel Cholico, cholico@uw.edu

 

 Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program - Deadline Feb 17th

The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program exposes undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program offers immersive summer research experiences for seven UW students each summer with faculty in both basic science and clinical research in the treatment of chronic pain. Selected students will receive a $4,000 stipend and engage in weekly research seminars and workshops, networking opportunities, and social activities. Students with backgrounds in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering with interests in exploring research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

Information Sessions, RSVP Here

  • Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Application and Program Information: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/summer/pain-research/

 

Are you interested in foreign language and business and planning to apply to the Foster School of Business? If so, consider applying to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world!

CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Attend an upcoming info session to hear from staff and students about the benefits of CISB!

Thursday, Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact CISB at cisb@uw.edu or 206-543-5985.

The Information School is excited to invite you to participate in this year’s Employer Connections Fair! It will be held on Wednesday, February 4th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the HUB North Ballroom. The Employer Connections Fair (ECF) is an opportunity to engage with employers interested in hiring a wide range of information technology and information science jobs and internships. The fair is open to iSchool students and others across campus who are seeking jobs and internships in the information science field.

A list of employers that will be represented at ECF can be found here.

Please feel free to contact iCareers@uw.edu with any questions. We hope to see you at the Fair!

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