Volunteer Research Assistants needed at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry!

Clinical research volunteer (freshman/sophomore/junior) that is able to commit 6 hrs/week for at least 18 months. The 8 hours can be one whole day or two 4-hr shifts per week. Located at University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry (CPD) in Magnuson Park.

  • Volunteer tasks include patient recruitment and consent, execution of clinical study procedures, and data entry
  • Networking with UWSOD faculty, pediatric residents, and students
  • Opportunities to observe clinical procedures (including dental general anesthesia cases)

Volunteer must:
-Have reliable transportation to the clinic (bus or car–ample parking spaces available)
-Able to volunteer for at least 18 months (including academic breaks)
-Can commit 6 hours or more per week (M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
-Be available for early morning appointments 1-2 times per week
-Prior clinical research experience helpful, but not required
-Be able to start training as soon as possible.
-All interested candidates must send resume, unofficial transcript, 100-150 word on what makes you a qualified volunteer, and projected spring quarter availability to Chae Mok (chaemok@uw.edu) as soon as possible.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Able to quickly pick up instructions and clinical research procedures
  • Registered as a volunteer with UWSOD
  • Able to communicate efficiently with a diverse demographic of patients, dental providers, and CPD employees

Please feel free to forward any additional questions about the position to Chae Mok (chaemok@uw.edu).

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FREE Princeton Review MCAT Practice Test with Golden Key – 2/25/17 (open to non-members; RSVP required)


Considering graduate school in medical field? This is a great opportunity for you! Try out our MCAT practice test with The Princeton Review. Practice makes perfect!!

Free MCAT Practice Test
What: free MCAT Practice Test
When: Saturday, Feb. 25th from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: LOW 102

Register: http://tinyurl.com/uw-mcat

Share the event with your friends! Open to anyone.


Never heard of Golden Key?

Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.

Golden Key offers its members exclusive opportunities and connections through over half a million dollars in scholarships and awards, partnerships with major corporations, career advancement and graduate programs. The Society also works with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain one of the highest standards of education in the world.

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The Fuller Lab seeking undergraduate researcher in HIV vaccine research, virology or immunology

The Fuller Lab is seeking undergraduate researchers that are interested in participating in projects to develop novel vaccines and therapies for HIV and obtaining experience in a collaborative, dynamic environment. Dr. Fuller’s lab investigates adaptive immune mechanisms of HIV control and how they can be directed to induce viral control for preventing infection and control of chronic infection.

Undergraduates have the option to gain experience as a volunteer or for credits. You will learn basic lab techniques, molecular biology, and cutting edge immunology techniques including tissue culture, vaccination, ELISA, Bioplex, ELISPOT and flow cytometry. You will also gain experience assisting with basic techniques in research lab and learn about latest advances in HIV vaccine research through participation in lab meetings, discussion, and mentoring. Requirements for this position include:

  • Interest in HIV vaccine research, virology or immunology
  • Basic lab skills such as those gained in general chemistry or biology lab courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Average a minimum 10-hour weekly commitment
  • Ability to come to our Belltown lab (easy via transit)
  • 1-3 years remaining in your education at UW

This is an excellent chance to gain and experience in molecular biology, immunology and virology.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial UW transcript and a list of at least 2 references to:

Dr. Deborah Fuller, PhD, Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Washington
Box 358070

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SPRING 2017 COURSE:  EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation & Response

Outbreak Investigation & Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  You will explore 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.

EPI 201 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.  Basic math skills are required.

Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:50  |  Quiz: Friday, 11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20  |  5 credits  |  SLN 14138

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

EPI 201 in Spring 2017

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Interested in Occupational Therapy?

Hey Huskies! Interested in Occupational Therapy? UW Pre-OT club is a new RSO on campus seeking to build community amongst students interested in OT by creating a space where we can discuss the grad school application process, as well as connect students with shadowing and volunteering opportunities. Feel free to email us at uwpreot@gmail.com or check out our Facebook Group “UW Pre-Occupational Therapy Club”!

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Scribes work closely with physicians and health care providers to supply real time charting of physician and patient encounters during medical exams. Scribes are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks that include retrieving medical records, documenting the results of diagnostic tests, and preparing discharge instructions, while maintaining the flow of the clinic.

CEP America is the largest in-house provider of scribes in the country with over 1500 scribe employees in over 50 Emergency Departments, Hospitalist Departments, Psychiatric Inpatient, and outside clinics. Our scribes successfully facilitate lasting partnerships between physicians, local communities and universities, patients and hospital staff. Our Scribe Alumni Program is designed for those interested in pursuing these connections throughout their career.
Please click this link to see the details of the job, and to fill out the application. We are interviewing this upcoming week so if you are interested please fill this application out ASAP. Thank you.  https://careers.cepamerica.com/job/CEAMUS381/Swedish-Edmonds-Hospital-Scribe?jobsource=indeed&utm_source=indeed&utm_medium=indeed&utm_campaign=indeed-feed&biD=1702
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Consider PHARM 301: Medications and Health: It’s Not All About Drugs to add to your Spring 2017 schedule!

The School of Pharmacy is once again offering this popular course during Spring Quarter, 2017.  In Pharm 301, “Medications and Health: It’s Not All About Drugs,” students learn about important topics related to health and medicines taught by engaging faculty from the UW School of Pharmacy.

PHARM 301: Medications and Health: It’s Not All About Drugs

3 credits, Spring Quarter 2017

M/W/F 3:30pm-4:20pm

GWN 301, SLN 18157

Pharm 301 credits can satisfy NW (Natural World) or I&S (Individuals & Societies) Areas of Knowledge distribution requirements.Pharmacy 301 2017

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AAMC Virtual Medical School fair


Join us for the second annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, taking place Thursday, February 16 from 12 – 8 p.m. ET. Chat with 48 U.S., Puerto Rican and Canadian medical schools from the comfort of your computer or mobile device!

Registration is FREE to students.

At the fair you can:

  • Chat with reps from each school between noon-8 pm ET.
  • Save resouces in a personal “briefcase” as you visit each school.
  • Access documents, links, and videos from each school, the AAMC, and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).
  • Attend virtual presentations.

Last year interview offers were extended based on interactions admissions officers had with applicants at the fair.

For the full list of participating schools, visit https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/2017-aamc-virtual-medical-school-fair/?edit

REGISTER ONLINE AT https://aamc.6connex.com/event/AAMC/login

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3 Free Tools with Kaplan to “Practice with a Purpose”

**This posting is shared to notify pre-health students of a FREE Test-Prep Resource through Kaplan. The UW and UW UAA Pre-Health Advising team does not endorse one test prep company over any other. We encourage students to consider all test prep options to identify the best fit for them.  

Direct all inquiries to the contact information in the post for more information on this particular option.**

Your UW Kaplan Ambassador is excited to share a new way for pre-health students to altruistically study for a test! Everyone get access to three FREE practice tools for the test of their choice, while also helping Kaplan reach our goal of donating up to 100 scholarships, valued at $125,000, to the Boys and Girls Club of America. And each student who takes one of these free practice exercises helps us get closer to reaching that goal.

Kaplan Free 3 toolsThis quarter, Kaplan is all about giving back. Kaplan has new practice exercises designed with your free time in mind. Whether you have 5 minutes for a pop quiz, 20 minutes for a quick workout, or a free afternoon for a full-length, proctored  practice test, we have you covered.

Choose one, or all of these exercises, and you’ll also support the Boys and Girls Club of America! Every time you help yourself with practice, Kaplan will donate to this amazing organization. Their goal is to donate 100 scholarships, valued up to $125,000, for students in need.

Pick your practice now at: http://ktp.events/UniversityofWashington

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Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) program – due 2/15


The purpose of the YHEMOP is to support the future design, implementation, and evaluation of federal and public health workforce policies, specifically as it relates to capacity building for diverse organizations that promote health equity and/or address health disparities. Through this initiative, Health Equity Fellows (students enrolled in higher education studies) will be matched with diverse organizations to complete short-term Health Equity Projects that help improve health outcomes and close the gap on racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Moving forward, the website will have up-to-date information about placement opportunities and student applications, which are available to download online.

The student application for summer 2017 fellows is currently open and the deadline for student applications is February 15th, 2017.

The YHEMOP places Health Equity Fellows in diverse settings for 8-12 weeks during the summer.  The next YHEMOP summer cohort is currently scheduled for summer 2017. Fellows participating in summer cohorts will have access to YHEMOP Health Equity Programing with other Health Equity Fellows.

Fellowship Placement Dates



Start date: June 5, 2017
End date: June 28, 2017 (8 weeks)
or August 11, 2017 (10 weeks)
The application to become a Health Equity Fellow for summer 2017 will be open:
January 13 – February 15, 2017
  • Student or recent graduate of an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program.
  • Student in good standing with the college or university in which the student is enrolled
  • Available to work 40 hours a week (summer placement), or for the time required by the placement site.
  • Available to work on-site at the placement site, unless a telework agreement has been established prior to accepting the match.
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UW Emergency Medicine: Work-Study Research Assistant

The Division of Emergency Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for two Work-Study Research Assistants (RAs) to work 10 hours weekly in either the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) or University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Emergency Departments for a 9 month duration. The RAs will assist with screening patients, discussing diagnoses with physicians, and collecting blood work from the clinical laboratory for future analysis. The subject population will be adults who present to the HMC or UWMC Emergency Departments with abnormal vital signs and evidence of organ dysfunction.

The HMC/UWMC Emergency Department Work-Study position provides a unique opportunity for individuals interested in the medical sciences to gain experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. Competitive candidates will be reliable, consistent, detail oriented, able to multi-task, take direction from more than one person and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.  The RAs will report to Daniel Henning, Acting Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine.

Research Activities

  • Recruit, interview, screen and enroll potential subjects in the clinical setting of the HMC Emergency Department
  • Serve as primary contact with physicians and laboratory personnel
  • Extract technical, medical and/or behavioral information from clinical records of research subjects and enter clinical data from on-going emergency medicine research projects
  • Maintain confidentiality of subject records


  • Current (UW or Seattle University) student with confirmed Work-Study Award
  • Two years of college-level course in a related area, such as medical sciences, pre-medical, public health or psychology in good academic standing; Post-Bachelorette preferred
  • Able to work within an Emergency Department environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact with patients, physicians, nurses and staff
  • Prior work experience interacting with the public and professionals on a regular basis
  • Knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Position Details

  • January 2017 – September 2017 (Flexible end point)
  • ~10 hours a week
  • Hourly Rate: $15.00

Application Process

Submit one copy of the following materials ASAP (position to be filled by the end of February):

  • A cover letter describing your interest
  • Resume
  • Send application to Anika Rounds, Administrative Coordinator: arounds@uw.edu
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BIOST 311: Regression Methods in the Health Sciences

Spring 2017
4 Credits
Lecture: M/W/F 1:30-2:20 pm
Discussion: T 12:30-1:20 pm
Instructor: Anna Plantinga
SLN: 11479, 11480

BIOST 311 introduces regression methods for analysis of continuous, binary, and time-to-event (survival) data.

This course will cover linear regression, logistic regression, and proportional hazards regression, all at an introductory level.

Students will learn how to use R, a freely available statistical computing software, to display and analyze data.

Throughout the course, we will make use of examples drawn from the biomedical and health sciences literature.

Open to all majors. No prior programming experience is required, but students should have a background in statistics at the level covered in BIOST 310.

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Learn more about homelessness this winter quarter

As you likely already know, the University of Washington is hosting Tent City 3 during Winter Quarter 2017. This collaboration provides an unprecedented opportunity for our campus community to work with Tent City residents and other groups dedicated to homeless advocacy. The Carlson Center is proud to be hosting events this quarter that aim to deepen our academic and personal understanding of homelessness—from the systemic and structural causes of homelessness to the deep impact that experiencing homelessness has on people and their lives. Events are listed below, and are open to the public.

The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter will facilitate their workshop, The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness, for the University of Washington community twice during winter quarter. This workshop addresses youth and young adult homelessness in an interactive and informative three-hour training. Join us to learn more about causes and characteristics of youth homelessness, the nature of street life and culture, and tools for engaging with at-risk youth and young adults.

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to gain additional insight into the causes and effects of homelessness, allowing those in attendance to be better equipped to advocate for and engage with those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

Interested in attending but can’t make either date work? ROOTS hosts the workshop monthly at New Horizons. Dates and times can be found HERE.


In Our Words: A Discussion with Community Members Experiencing Homelessness

The Carlson Center is privileged to host a panel discussion with residents of Tent City 3 and members of Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau. Please join us in the Unity Ballroom at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to learn more about the factors and issues that contribute to and surround the day to day lives of those who are homeless, as graciously shared by individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Real Change provides immediate employment opportunities for low-income and homeless individuals, while taking action for economic, social, and racial justice. Their Homeless Speakers Bureau includes homeless and formerly homeless people who speak about their experiences in order to educate the public, facilitate conversation, and inspire social action in regards to homelessness. The panel discussion will include stories from each of our panel participants and opportunities for questions and answers.

Understanding issues such as homelessness on a human level is a crucial first step in addressing its social and systemic foundations. Please join us to learn from community members who are willing to share their lived experiences with the campus community. Refreshments will be provided and eyes will be opened!

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

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The Vulnerability Collective 2/8


The Husky Seed Fund is pleased to announce the launch of its first project; Public Health undergraduate Lauren Mittleman’s The Vulnerability Collective, which gathers and honors stories of students’ personal experiences of vulnerability and growth that are otherwise not told.

Join them on February 8th for an open campus reading event (RSVP here) at the UW Intellectual House. Doors and dinner at 5 pm, program starts at 5:30 pm.

From athletic embarrassments to romantic face plants and everything in between, you’ll hear funny, inspiring, emotional stories that will change your perspective.

Printed copies of the stories will also be available at the event.

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UW Athletic Training Internship

UW Athletics

The University of Washington offers internship opportunities for students interested in gaining valuable hands on experience in the medical profession.

The training room offers an exciting and challenging setting for students interested in acquiring injury evaluation, management and rehabilitation skills as well as professional interaction with the medical community.

Student interns work with Certified Athletic Trainers and Team Physicians to provide health care to all NCAA Division I athletic programs at the University of Washington.

Graduates of UW’s Athletic Training Program have used their experiences as a stepping stone into successful careers as Athletic Trainers, Medical Doctors and Physical Therapists.

If you are motivated and dedicated to advancing your career in the medical profession, an internship in the UW Training Room will give you valuable skills and experience in an exciting and rewarding setting.

Interested students should contact Chelsea Larsen or Download an Application.

Applications are due April 3, 2017.

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