Become a DAWG DAZE Leader!

Dawg Daze Leaders

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Dawg Daze Leader applications are now available! Join us in welcoming new Huskies to campus – get great volunteer experience, make friends and have fun! Apply now to be a Dawg Daze Leader today!

Apply here: http://fyp.washington.edu/apply

Deadline: May 22nd, 2015

Learn more at www.uwdawgdaze.com

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Reflections on Rejection Panel

Reflections on rejection panel

Reflections on Rejection: Rachel Chapman, David Domke, Vicky Lawson, Bob Stacey and Kate Starbird

Reflections on Rejection are a collection of stories and experiences of success and failure, risk and redemption shared by some of our outstanding University of Washington faculty. Come join Undergraduate Academic Affairs, in collaboration with Stanford University, for our resilience main event Wednesday evening in the Intellectual House.

Introducing our Reflections on Rejection panelists!

Wednesday, May 6 | wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

5:00 p.m. – Doors open and dinner is served
5:30-7:00 p.m. – Our panel shares their stories of failing forward
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Stick around for a dessert reception and informal conversation with academic advisers, career counselors and UW community members

Please let us know you are coming! RSVP here

Panelists:

Rachel Chapman is an associate professor of anthropology and an adjunct associate professor of global health. As a social cultural applied anthropologist, Chapman is currently studying gender, race, reproductive health and social justice in the urban United States and Southern and East Africa.

David Domke, professor and chair of Communication, studies political leadership, news coverage, and social change, with particular interest in the dynamics of post-9/11 America.

Vicky Lawson is a professor of geography and director of the UW Honors Program. Lawson is the co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network.

Bob Stacey serves as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and is also a professor of history who focuses on the history of the Jews in medieval England.

Kate Starbird is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and director of the Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP) laboratory. Starbird’s first career as a professional basketball player, spanned 12 seasons, 10 teams, 5 countries and 3 continents.

For more information on all of the Fail Forward: Nurturing a Resilient Mindset events, visit our website.

We would like to thank our colleagues at Harvard University for sharing their ideas and passion for developing resilience in all of us. The original Reflections on Rejection panels were born out of Harvard University’s Success-Failure Project.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu

 

 

 

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HIV Awareness & Research — call for officer applications

HIV

Do you have a passion for global/public health, health policy, or research? Are you interested in how these fields intersect and contribute to major issues in health? Would you like to contribute to student education of these issues, and become a leader at UW?

Apply to become an officer for HIV Awareness and Research Exposed! (Previous membership preferred, but not required).

Our stated purpose: We wish to transform lives through HIV/AIDS care advocacy, research, and community awareness. This shall be accomplished by regular meetings, larger community events, and regular volunteering with our high school outreach program, BIOXMS. This organization shall support students interested in HIV research and advocacy by connecting them with mentors, advisers, and other students with experience in such fields.

Positions:

President

Vice President, Internal

Vice President, External

Community Relations

Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Coordinator of BIOXMS (Highline High School outreach program)

Descriptions of each role are found within the application.

All officer positions require a 1 year commitment.

Application Link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mlapatra/266982

Application is rolling so get yours in soon to become part of this amazing community!

Any general inquiries may be sent to hivarex@gmail.com.

 

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Urgent: Research Symposium Volunteers Needed!

Symposium Volunteers Needed!

We invite you to volunteer for the Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11 am – 6 pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium. While we have various shifts available for volunteers to register for, we are especially in need of Oral Presentation Session Assistants.

Here is the link to sign-up for volunteer shifts:  http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/.

Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

Thank you for your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

Lunch is provided for all volunteers!

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Global Health Career Week: May 4-11

Global Health Career Week is happening May 4-11 across campus. Global Health Career Week is a full week of workshops, events, and information sessions promoting careers in global health, and is organized by the Global Health Resource Center in the Department of Global Health.

GH Career Week 2015 Flyer_Final

For questions or more information about this year’s featured events, contact Eaden Andu at andue@uw.edu or follow Global Health Career Week on Facebook.

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Osteopathic Medicine – application information!!

 

The 2016 AACOMAS Applicants Letter has been released by the AACOM and contains important information for students planning to apply to osteopathic medical schools this year.

More information can be found at the AACOMAS website:

 http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/pre-health-advisors/information-about-the-2016-application-cycle 

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Forum on Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking forum

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Salary negotiation for Women – tomorrow!!

Salary Negotiations

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University of Washington School of Dentistry Presents: “A Pre-Admission Workshop”

Graduate ProsthodonticsUniversity of Washington School of Dentistry Presents: “A Pre-Admission Workshop”

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Room K069

PAW 5.19.15 flyer

How do I apply to Dental School?
When do I apply to Dental School?
What are the Admission requirements?
Preparing my Personal Statement
References

Please email Memory Brock: memoryb@u.washington.edu
Or call 206-685-7309 to register for this free event

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Fall quarter course: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes and Consequences

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New course for fall 2015…

EPI 220: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes and Consequences

EPI 220 – Flyer

This introductory-level course is designed for undergraduate students at all levels and is intended to complement other courses in epidemiology and infectious diseases in the School of Public Health. The course will examine the causes and consequences of sexually transmitted infections (STI) as well as strategies to prevent STI with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. New advances in STI epidemiology, treatment, and public health control will also be explored.  Sexual health is a critical component of overall physical and mental health. The concepts taught in this course will provide an introduction to infectious disease epidemiology through the lens of sexually transmitted pathogens; the background to provide accurate information for informed personal health decision making; and lay the foundation for those interested in pursuing careers in reproductive health, epidemiology, microbiology, medicine, or public health.

There are no course pre-requisites for EPI 220; all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 21907; 5 credits; Meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m. in HSB T-625; F 11:30–12:20 p.m. in HSB T-625; Instructor: Lisa Manhart

http://depts.washington.edu/epidem/courses/CourseDescription220.shtml; Questions:  epiadvis@uw.edu

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Fail Forward: Nurturing a Resilient Mindset

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The greatest learning happens when you push yourself to the edge of what you are capable of doing. On that edge, you will experience setbacks, struggles, and failures – all of which provide an opportunity for growth. Come learn how to take risks, face challenges in and out of the classroom, and ultimately – fail forward.In collaboration with Stanford University’s Resilience Project, Undergraduate Academic Affairs is hosting two days of sessions focused on nurturing growth mindsets and resilient behaviors. Join us May 6 and 7 – just in time before your push towards finals!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

Leadership development and understanding failure on the path to growth. Audience: UW students 1:30–3:00 p.m. | HUB 145 RSVP

 

Reflections on Rejection: David Domke, Kate Starbird, Rachel Chapman, Vicky Lawson, & Bob Stacey

Well-known UW faculty reflect on their accomplishments in light of the challenges, setbacks and road blocks they have faced along the way. These types of faculty presentations were originally developed at Harvard University.  Dinner included! Audience: Everyone 5:00–7:00 p.m. | Intellectual House Dinner at 5:00 p.m., discussion at 5:30 p.m RSVP

 

THURSDAY, MAY 7

Resilience in Higher Education

Resilience in higher education, research development and background of resilience work (mindset, etc.) with Q&A. Audience: UW campus community 12:00–1:00 p.m. | HUB 214 (bring a lunch!) RSVP

Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

(Repeat of May 6 session) Leadership development and understanding failure on the path to growth. Audience: UW students 3:30–5:00 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 206 RSVP

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Learn Spanish & Shadow Doctors In Peru

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The Program Includes:

Two Semesters of Immersion Spanish  Earn six (optional) college credits in Spanish.  You will learn faster than you can imagine thanks to tiny class sizes (8 students or less) and the “Spanish everywhere” surroundings.
Cultural & Social Activities (optional)  Peruvian cooking classes, salsa dancing, barrio tours, Machu Picchu excursion, & folklore shows.
Health Care Field Experience Up-front view into Cusco’s medical world:
  • Shadow doctors in area clinics, including important patient case discussions.
  • Guest lecture explaining differences between Peruvian and American health care systems.
  • Introduction to Andean medicine:  learn about the (still widely used) traditional care – from the local mountain and jungle regions.
  • Volunteer days at children’s hospital

$300 flight assistance credit to help with travel expenses.

Financial assistance for pre-health students who plan to use Spanish in their careers.

Learn more at http://abroad.ecelaspanish.com/medicine2015/

 

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Neighborcare Health Summer Internships

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Please contact Rosemary D’Agrosa at RosemaryD@neighborcare.org if interested.

45th Street Clinic/Lake City Summer Internship:

  • Intern will work for Neighborcare Health at 45th Street and Lake City from mid-June until the end of August
  • Unpaid 20 hour per week position

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and conduct outreach at various community events and social service agencies, including fairs, festivals, farmer’s markets and food banks
  • Manage and supervise volunteers working on phone call outreach for dental visits, diabetes management, new patient visits and other patient care

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelors degree or several years of college level coursework
  • Able to work comfortably and respectfully with diverse communities
  • Able to communicate Neighborcare’s mission at community events, outreach sites, and in clinics
  • Able to meet minimum time commitments
  • Able to use basic office software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in outreach and/or front desk office work
  • Familiarity with NextGen systems/Electronic Medical Records
  • Previous experience working in a healthcare setting
  • Knowledge of community resources for low-income individuals and families

Homeless Clinics Summer Internship:

  • Intern will work for Neighborcare Health at Ballard Homeless Clinic at Nyer Urness House and Neighborcare Health at 45th Street – Homeless Youth Clinic from mid-June until the end of August
  • Unpaid 15 hour per week position

Responsibilities:

  • Provide front desk coverage (answer phones, schedule and check-in patients, assist patients with registration paperwork, coordinate specialty care appointments, open/close clinics)
  • Recruit new patients through outreach at meal sites, food banks, shelters, and community events
  • Screen established patients for state health insurance eligibility and assist interested patients through the application process, providing follow-up services as needed
  • Connect patients to community and health resources and make referrals to social service agencies.
  • Train and supervise volunteers at outreach sites and in clinics
  • Take on special projects depending on clinics’ needs

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelors degree or several years of college level coursework
  • Able to work comfortably and respectfully with diverse communities and engage with homeless youth and adults
  • Able to communicate Neighborcare’s mission at community events, outreach sites, and in clinics
  • Able to meet minimum time commitments
  • Able to use basic office software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in outreach and/or front desk office work
  • Familiarity with NextGen systems/Electronic Medical Records
  • Previous experience working with homeless individuals or vulnerable communities
  • Knowledge of community resources and state programs available to homeless individuals
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Dawg Daze Leader applications now available

 

dawg daze

Dawg Daze Leader applications are now available!

Join us in welcoming new Huskies to campus – get great volunteer experience, make friends and have fun!

Apply now to be a Dawg Daze Leader today!

Apply here: http://fyp.washington.edu/apply

Deadline: May 22nd, 2015

Learn more at uwdawgdaze.com 

 

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UW Lung Health accepting officer applications

lung health

UW Lung Health works with the American Lung Association and UW Hall Health to support research, education, and advocacy effort related to lung health and clean air.

Apply to be an officer for 2015-2016!

Officers/members benefits:

  • Leadership Awards from the American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Personalized letter of recommendation from staff and CEO of the ALA o Potential internship opportunities in the ALA
  • Get to start the first campus chapter of the ALA, if join now (awesome resume builder)
  • Volunteer and organize for Fight for Air Climb, Lung Force Expo, Lung force Walk
  • Support a meaningful cause. Lung Cancer is the number 1 cancer killer in the U.S.

If interested, please join us at our meeting!

  • Meetings: Wednesday 7pm in Savery 167 on April 29th, May 13th, May 27th
  • Email: uwlunghealth@gmail.com to join our mailing list
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