Research Panel Opportunity

Interested in research? Come to BioExplore’s Faculty Research Panel to listen to student’s experiences in research and hear from professors about what they look for in student researchers on Thursday May 24th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Foege N403! In this panel, you will hear from:

  • Riley Stockard from the Klavins Lab
  • Michaela Del Priore from the Partridge Lab
  • Jasmine Graham from the Seibel Lab
  • Professor Dan Ratner
  • Professor Barry Lutz

We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions or want to learn more about BioExplore, please check out our website and Facebook page!

The BioExplore Leadership Team

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Internship Opportunity with King County Medical Examiner

Please see details below for an internship opportunity with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.  There is also feedback from a recent UW student who has worked in this position for the last two years at the end.

Intern for Medical Examiner’s Office
PUBLIC HEALTH – SEATTLE & KING COUNTY
Prevention Division/Medical Examiner’s Office

Hourly Rate Range: $16.59 (Intern)(2018 pay scale)
OPEN: May 23, 2018  CLOSE: June 6, 2018

WHO MAY APPLY: This is an Administrative Autopsy Intern position for the Autopsy Section of the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.  This is a 20 hour per week position and will begin July 1st 2018. Individuals interested in medicine and forensic science should consider this opportunity as a great experience.  Enrollment in a Washington State college is a requirement to apply.

WHERE TO APPLY: Resume and page of intent to apply for position should be sent to:  Medical Examiner’s Office, Attention: Tony Stewart, Deputy Chief Administrator,  325 Ninth Avenue HMC, Box 359792,  Seattle, WA  98104 or emailed to: Jessica.mahowald@kingcounty.gov

Resume and intent letter must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.  Contact Tony Stewart at (206) 731-2884  or Jessa Mahowald at (206) 731-6857 for further inquiries.

FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED: resume and cover letter detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements are required. 

WORK LOCATION: Medical Examiner’s Office, 908 Jefferson, 2nd Floor, Downtown Seattle. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  20 hours per week.  Days and hours of work:  Autopsy Section involves AM hours.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

This position provides a wide variety of technical support service functions. Duties include;

  • Assist the Autopsy Section staff with autopsy preparations.
  • Assist in holding and moving bodies for photography.
  • Provide radiographic assistance including developing.
  • Assist in the preparation of bodies for funeral home.
  • Labeling samples for toxicology.
  • Attend autopsy staff meetings and KCMEO weekly conferences.
  • Assist in preparation of paperwork as needed.
  • Assist pathologists with autopsy procedures.
  • Other related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of physiology and anatomy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • One year experience working with a computer;
  • Knowledge in operating standard office equipment;
  • Willingness to commit to a one year internship at the Medical Examiner’s Office;
  • Skills in maintaining confidentiality regarding sensitive and private materials;
  • Typing skills
  • Ability to work on a team. 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to deal with death and trauma on an ongoing and daily basis, with the ability to provide sensitive customer service in-person and over the telephone to persons who are grieving and mentally distraught.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

Feedback from recent UW student:

The Autopsy Intern position at the KCMEO is an incredibly rewarding experience. As an intern, I learned a tremendous amount about the field of medicine, public health, and social justice. I had the opportunity to work alongside pathologists and meet people from different departments, such as prosecutors and police officers. The staff fosters an environment that encourages teamwork and learning, and it really solidified my interest in the medical field and public health. I highly recommend this internship to those who are interested in gaining a better perspective of the field of medicine and public health and are ready for a unique experience that is not found anywhere else.

Julie P.

Autopsy Intern 2016-2018

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Information Sessions for new Biology 240 sequence

BIOL 240: Introductory Biology, Human Health Emphasis

Biology 240 is a 15-credit Intro Biology course being offered this summer from June 11 – August 17.

The material in Biol 240 integrates the topics covered in the 180-200-220 series with a Human Health emphasis.

This course will be taught by Drs. Freeman, Schivell, and Doherty.

Informational Sessions:

  • Monday 5/21 1:30-2:15, Chemistry 102
  • Thursday 5/24  12:00-1:00, Chemistry 102
  • Tuesday, 5/29 12:30-1:30, Hitchcock 132

FOR MORE INFORMATION  https://tinyurl.com/UWBIOL240

Registration Information at Biology Department Web Page: www.biology.washington.edu

 

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MAPS Webinar 5/17: The Perfect Personal Statement & Recommendation Letter


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Applying to medical school this cycle (or next)?

SNMA MAPS is partnering with PreMed STAR to host a series of webinars this month to help assist students in applying to medical school this season.

They will host a webinar every Thursday in May at 8:30 PM ET to discuss critical topics relevant to the application process.

This week’s webinar, “The Perfect Personal Statement & Rec Letter,” will feature Jessica Clay, MD, candidate 2020 of the Drew/UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Owner and Pre-Med Consultant at JClay Med Lifeline.

In this webinar, Jessica will share essential tips to help you write the perfect personal statement & get great recommendation letters!

Don’t forget to friend SNMA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS)
Webinar: The Perfect Personal Statement & Recommendation Letter
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:30 PM ET
Click here to register.

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Neuroscience for Everyone 5/24: Understanding the Opioid Crisis


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Join UW’s Neurobiology Club for the Spring Quarter edition of Neuroscience for Everyone!

They are welcoming two outstanding professors from the UW to participate in a discussion surrounding addiction and the opioid crisis.

This will be a discussion format panel, where you get to ask the questions and hear the details you want to know about the topics presented.

Check out their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/228883761199627/?active_tab=about

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Uniting Voices: Mental Health Conference 5/26


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You are invited to Uniting Voices: Mental Health Conference on May 26th, 2018, at HUB 145 from 10 am – 3:30 pm. 

Hosted by Active Minds UW, the conference aims to develop greater awareness of mental health issues and empower attendees to combat the surrounding stigma. This year, they will bring in six skilled workshop leaders, two keynote speakers, and a panel of students to discuss and educate others about the stigmas surrounding mental health.

The conference is FREE and open to anyone.  Food will be provided!

RSVP Here

WHEN: May 26th, 10am – 3:30 pm (Check in: 9:30am)

WHERE: HUB 145

Contact them at actminds@uw.edu.

Links: Facebook eventFacebook page

Food will be provided at the event.

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UW BLHC Panel this Thursday

For Business Week 2018, UW Business Leaders in Healthcare (BLHC) will be hosting three healthcare finance professionals, including a BLHC alumni, Christine Paton, who now works at PWC as a senior associate! This meeting will be on Thursday, May 17th in Paccar 297.

BLHC has multiple members (including on the executive board) who are pre-med, pre-dent, or nursing students also interested in going into the administrative side of healthcare.

Come network with professionals and gain insight into the health administration industry!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/190321821594680/

Send questions to blhc@uw.edu

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Mental Health Conference @ UW

Uniting Voices: Mental Health Conference

You are invited to Uniting Voices: Mental Health Conference on May 26th, 2018, at HUB 145 from 10 am – 3:30 pm. Hosted by Active Minds UW, the conference aims to develop greater awareness of mental health issues and empower attendees to combat the surrounding stigma. This year, we bring in six skilled workshop leaders, two keynote speakers, and a panel of students to discuss and educate others about the stigmas surrounding mental health. The conference is FREE and open to anyone.  Food will be provided!

RSVP Here

WHEN: May 26th, 10am – 3:30 pm (Check in: 9:30am)

WHERE: HUB 145

Contact us at actminds@uw.edu. Links: Facebook eventFacebook page

Food will be provided at the event.

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WA State Dept of Health – Two Internship Opportunities


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The Washington State Department of Health has two internship opportunities currently available.

You can find the internship posting and application on the DOH Student Engagement website:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/aboutus/studentengagement

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Film Screening 5/29: Clínica de Migrantes


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The Latino Center for Health and the UWSOM Center for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion are pleased to sponsor Dr. Steven Larson’s visit to the UW Seattle campus on Tuesday, May 29th to present the film Clínica de Migrantes:  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Please join them in welcoming Dr. Larson, Clinical Director of Puentes de Salúd, from Philadelphia to present the screening of this film!

What:             Film Screening and Q & A with Dr. Larson

When:            Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (4:30PM – 6:00PM)

Where:           Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room A-420

Light refreshments will be provided.

Clínica de Migrantes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness 

Synopsis:  Clínica de Migrantes is a medical drama about a year in the life of Puentes de Salúd, one of a few health clinics in the U.S. dedicated to providing quality culturally-responsive healthcare to undocumented immigrant populations. At Puentes, a team of volunteers led by Dr. Steve Larson attend to an ever-growing population of housekeepers, prep cooks, and construction workers in South Philadelphia. Many come to Puentes after being turned away at other health care clinics and hospitals.

A short trailer can be found on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7dW9c4nY1g

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Global Health Presentation by UW Professor Carol Levin


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Spring 2018 Paul Heyne Lecture

Economics in Global Health: The Role of Health Economics in Advancing Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals

Presented by Professor Carol Lavin, UW Department of Global Health

Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 6-7:30 pm, EEB 105

All majors welcome and pizza will be provided!  Questions?  Contact us at eub@uw.edu

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Lunch & Learn Mon, May 14th: Meet a UW Physical Medicine & Rehab Resident

University of Queensland School of Medicine
Ochsner Clinical School

Lunch & Learn: Meet a UW Physical Medicine & Rehab Resident

A recent UQ Ochsner Medical School Graduate who matched in
PM&R at the University of Washington will be speaking and
answering questions about medical school. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Monday, May 14
Time: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Place: HUB 337
**LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED**

The UQ Ochsner MD is for US citizens and permanent residents who intend to practice in the U.S.

• Years 1 & 2 at UQ School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia
• Years 3 & 4 at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans
• 95% Residency Match in 2018 | 83% Top 3 Choices
• Comprehensive Support for US Match
• US Federal Loans Available to Eligible Students

MedEdPath is the US representative for The University of Queensland School of Medicine and handles all events, applications, and advising for the UQ Ochsner MD program. For questions, email info@mededpath.org.

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Seattle University Health Professions Expo 5/15

Health Professions Expo

TUESDAY, MAY 15TH, 2018

12:00 – 2:00 pm

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

STUDENT CENTER, ROOM 160

UW Students welcome!

Attendees will include:

  • A.T. Still University – AudD, DDS, DOT, DO, PA, DPT, MPH
  • American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • Bastyr University – Naturopathic Medicine
  • Eastern Washington University – Physical Therapy
  • George Fox University – Physical Therapy
  • Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • International Service Learning study abroad programs
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Midwestern University – DDS, DOT, OptD, DO, PharmD, PA, DPT, DPM, Speech-Lanuage Pathology, DVM
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry
  • Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific University – AudD, DOT, PharmD, PA, DPT
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Ross University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Samuel Merritt University – MSN , DOT, PA, DPT, DPM
  • St Georges University of London – Cyprus program
  • The Princeton Review – exam prep
  • Touro University Nevada – MSN, DOT, DO, PA, DPT
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – MD, MSN, MPH
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Queensland Ochsner Medical School
  • University of St. Augustine – Physical Therapy
  • University of Washington Physical Therapy
  • University of Washington Physician Assistant (MedEx)
  • University of Washington Department of Health Services – Healthcare Administration, Public Health
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • University of Western States – Chiropractic
  • US NAVY
  • Washington State University – Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • Washington State University College of Pharmacy

CONTACT Sidney Richardson at richarsi@seattleu.edu with questions

 

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University of Queensland School of Medicine Lunch & Learn 5/14


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A recent UQ Ochsner Medical School Graduate who matched in PM&R at the University of Washington will be speaking and answering questions about medical school. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Monday, May 14

Time: 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: HUB 337

Sign Up Here!

RSVP is appreciated in order to ensure lunch for all attendees.

About UQ Ochsner Medical School:

The UQ Ochsner MD is for US citizens and permanent residents who intend to practice in the US.

  • Years 1 & 2 at UQ School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia
  • Years 3 & 4 at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans
  • 95% Residency Match in 2018 | 83% Top 3 Choices
  • Comprehensive Support for US Match
  • US Federal Loans Available to Eligible Students
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WSU Vet School rep on campus 5/17

Thursday, May 17th

Meet with Stacey Poler: Individual meetings give you a great chance to talk to meet Stacey and ask her about specific questions that you might have about our program as you consider your options when it comes to veterinary school. Students from all years are welcome to sign up!  Stacey is available to meet from 8:00am – 4:00pm in Paccar Hall, Room 214.  If you are meeting with Stacey individually, please remember to bring the attached prospective applicant information form with you to your meeting. Filling this form out ahead of time means more time spent discussing your questions and less time filling out the form!

Please sign up to meet with Stacey at this google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15hASIGzM-qcbpEIWi4Ipi__F2gfGW7a286wlmzPog_k/edit?usp=sharing

Admissions Talk: Open to all students and future applicants! Stacey will be giving a talk on our program, the admissions process, and the components of a competitive application at 5:30pm in HUB 137.  Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP on this google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15hASIGzM-qcbpEIWi4Ipi__F2gfGW7a286wlmzPog_k/edit?usp=sharing

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