Optometry Virtual Fair, October 9- FREE

Opto Fair


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Take Care of Yourself This Quarter with Hall Health Mental Health Groups

Hall Health Mental Health

Fall Quarter Groups 2014

Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections – Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to noon.  Ongoing.  There are openings for both groups.  This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety.  Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo@uw.edu .

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation: Three sections – Wednesdays 8:30 to 10:00 and 4:00 to 5:30 starting October 15, 2014; and Thursdays 10:00 to 11:30 am starting October 16, 2014.  Eight weeks.  Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress.  No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.  To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030option #4.  For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941;  meghanng@uw.edu

Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Group:Thursdays from noon  to 1:00 pm.  Starting September 25, 2014.  Ongoing.  For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030option #4.

A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting October 14, 2014.  Eight weeks.  Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid.  If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact co-facilitators Carey DeMartini, at careyd4@uw.edu, or Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen@uw.edu.

Overcoming Social Challenges:Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting October 15, 2014.  If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact one of the co-facilitators: Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) or Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941.

FREE Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention Group:Thursdays 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Starting October 216, 2014. This is a University of Washington, evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be helpful for individuals who are currently in recovery for addictive behaviors.  If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group co-facilitators, Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW, at ryliw@uw.edu or Carey DeMartini, at careyd4@uw.edu or call 206-543-5030, option #4.

DBT Skills Group: (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group).  Mondays from 1:30-3:00 pm.Starting Monday, October 13, 2014. Ten weeks. Learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers. Co-facilitated by Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) and Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC (543-3213).

Cost of all groups: $57 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/clinics/mental-health/group-therapy-support-groups for more information about our groups.

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Intro to Global Health Now Available Online (Autumn Quarter)

G H 101: Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies, and Outcomes (5 credits) I&S

Format – Online course

Global Health 101 is being offered online for the first time during the upcoming fall quarter. The course will parallel the in-class version of the course, focusing on weekly readings and lectures, a midterm and final exam, and completion of a modified Global Fund proposal (a series of seven weekly assignments that culminate in a final project at the end of the quarter). Exams will be held in-person on the UW Seattle campus. Students who are not able to take the mid-term or final exam at the scheduled location will need to identify a proctor, have the proctor approved by the instructor, and request that the exam be sent to your proctor.

The course page will be available to students on September 20th, with a new module opening weekly. Each module will contain about 3 hours of lecture per week for students to watch online, in addition to some videos. Other than the syllabus and course outline, modules will not be opened in advance of their scheduled week. There will be a few discussion forums throughout the quarter, but the major graded components will be the weekly assignments associated with the Global Fund (done independently) and the midterm and final exams. The Global Fund project asks students to mimic an actual Global Fund proposal (in MUCH less intensity and detail) by selecting a country, researching its health indicators, and coming up with a proposal to improve health in that location.

The midterm and final will both be held at 6:30 pm in the Health Sciences Building on the UW Seattle campus – the midterm is scheduled for October 29th, and the final will be held December 10th.

Questions? Please contact the course instructor Todd Faubion at tfaubion@uw.edu

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NOAA Scholarship Available for Students in the Sciences

The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program is accepting applications. Competitive applications: (i) address the NOAA mission; (ii) have resume and personal statements that are crafted to be relevant to the NOAA mission, and (iii) have recommendations that are well developed and made relevant to the NOAA mission.

What:  Scholarships for two years of undergraduate study.

Who:  Rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA’s mission.

The Program: Students receive total awards valued at up to $35,000 in total support during their junior and senior years.

Students complete a nine week paid summer internship at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. During the summer internships, students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance.

Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June.

At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an education and science symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).

Undergraduate Scholarship Application Link:  https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa/

Learn more about NOAA,


NOAA Goals,   http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/goals/

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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) Available

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students

FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows: 

  Academic Year Graduate:                  $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend

Academic Year Undergraduate:         $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

Summer Graduate/Undergraduate:        $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic –Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Bulgarian –Burmese -Canadian First Nations –Chinese –Czech –Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog –Finnish –French –German –Hebrew –Hindi -Indonesian/Malay –Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Latvian –Lithuanian –Norwegian –Persian –Polish –Portuguese –Russian –Slovenian –Spanish –Swahili –Swedish –Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur –Urdu –Uzbek –Vietnamese

FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:

Thomson 317: T Oct 29, 3:30-4:30/ Wed Nov 6, 2:30-3:30/ T Nov 26, 2:30-3:30

Applications due January 30, 2015. Questions: email flas@uw.edu

For more information, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

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Circle of Friends for Mental Health 5K- Volunteers and Leaders Needed

Circle of Friends for Mental Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people burdened with mental illness, and teens with addiction, by providing them with ongoing programs in the visual arts, music, creative writing, drama,computers, and photography.

We are hosting a 5k walk/run event at Magnuson Park on September 20th, 2014 in an effort to encourage communities to speak out about mental wellness. Sadly, because of the stigma against mental illness, many individuals with mental illness can’t come out to get the treatment they need; instead they suffer in silence. The sufferings and struggles of the illness may even lead to the suicide of a person, such as our beloved actor Robin Williams’s tragic passing.

If you are interested in joining our leadership/planning committee for our 5k event this September and the next to promote mental wellness in our community, please contact: info@stampedeoverstigma.org

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Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program

The University of Colorado School of Medicine announces the 2015  Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program.  This program is designed specifically for undergrads and recent grads interested in medical, nursing, PA, or dental school (or other related health professions).

The program involves a week on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with lectures (mainly by medical school faculty), scenarios, labs, emergency department shadowing, and EMS ride-alongs covering general and emergency medicine and almost a week at a camp in the Rockies where we’ll focus more on wilderness medicine including lectures, lots of scenarios, in winter an optional winter camping experience, and in summer a three-day backpacking trip (no experience needed).

Cost, which includes lunches, some dinners, transportation to and from the camp, recreational activities, all instruction and labs, CPR certification, optional Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, and housing and meals at the camp, is $2195. We have negotiated special room rates at a nearby hotel with free airport shuttles, free shuttles to and from the Medical Campus, and free breakfasts.

Three full need-based scholarships will be awarded. For more about the program including scholarships, curriculum, and accommodations, please check out our web site at: http://www.coloradowm.org/undergraduate_courses.html .

2015 programs include:
Date                                              Registration Site
January 5-16                               regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1591010
May 26-June 7                            regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1619985
August 9-21                                 regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1619994

For more information please contact:

Dr. Todd Miner, todd.miner@ucdenver.edu, 607-592-5224.

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Mary-Claire King, UW professor of medicine, receives the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award

The University of Washington and UW Medicine announced today that Mary-Claire King, UW professor of medicine, Division of Medical Genetics and of genome sciences, will receive the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation award is one of the most prestigious scientific prizes. The Special Achievement Award recognizes exceptional leadership and citizenship in biomedical science. The award will be presented Sept. 19 in New York City.

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Americorps position in Wisconsin

Americorps position available! Great experience for a recent grad or someone looking for healthcare related work during a “gap year”.

Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach in Marshfield, WI is looking for an AmeriCorps Member who holds a high school diploma and is 21 years or older to support a collaborative effort with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, WI to prepare students and community volunteers to be patient advocates.

The term of service is October 21, 2014 – August 31, 2015. AmeriCorps members must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35- 40 hours a week. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of approximately $537 (gross) every two weeks over their term of service, along with medical healthcare insurance (premium paid by Marshfield Clinic), free service gear, childcare assistance (if qualified), and vacation time. Upon successful completion of the term of service, members receive a $5,645 educational award. Educational awards can be used for loan repayment, future schooling costs and special educational opportunities. AmeriCorps members have the option of serving up to four terms and earning the equivalent of two full-time educational awards over their lifetime. Members have up to seven years to utilize educational awards.

Required orientation/training:
October 21-24, 2014 (Wisconsin Lions Camp, Rosholt, WI)
January 12-14, 2015 (Kalahari – Wisconsin Dells)

The application deadline is September 22, 2014. Please apply at online at www.marshfieldclinic.jobs Search position: MC140920

Please forward questions to:
Darcy Vanden Elzen, MPH, CHES
Ph: 715-221-8424, vandenelzen.darcy@marshfieldclinic.org

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Paid Undergrad TA Position

Paid peer TA position available for this autumn quarter’s ENVIR 100 class taught by Karen Litfin and Beth Wheat. This is a paid position, but you must also register for 5 credits of ENVIR 489: Environmental Studies peer TA (credit/no credit). These credits can be applied to either a major or minor in Environmental Studies.

See link below for details. Please note the short time frame: deadline is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Aut2014 ENVIR100 PeerTA Ad

For more information, contact:

Joe Kobayashi, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Program on the Environment
University of Washington
Wallace Hall 012 [map]
jkob@uw.edu, 206.616.2461

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ADEA GoDental website goes live!

ADEA GoDental is an initiative of the American Dental Education Association and provides students considering dentistry or dental hygiene the information and guidance they need to apply to programs, matriculate and eventually fulfill their career goals. ADEA GoDental aspires to reach students from a variety of backgrounds to meet the increasing demands of the dental and dental hygiene workforce. By using and sharing the resources available on the ADEA GoDental website, you can be an active part of the solution to the evolving oral health needs of a diverse society.

Visit www.adea.org/GoDental to explore the new features and learn more about a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. Join the conversation by following ADEA GoDental on social media.


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Armenian American Medical Society scholarships

The Armenian American Medical Society is offering scholarships for health professional students enrolled in an American accredited medical, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant, nursing or other professional healthcare schools.  Pre-health students who have been accepted to health professional school may apply as well.

The Armenian American Medical Society is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.

••• Scholarship Criteria •••

  • Armenian Descent or Special Interest in Armenian Medical Causes
  • Armenian Community Service
  • Completed Application Package

(Postmarked by September 30, 2014) 

$1,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in an American accredited medical, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant, nursing or other professional healthcare schools

For applications click here or visit: www.aamsc.com


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Public Health Virtual Fair

SOPHAS Virtual Fair : September 10-11, 2014   (Event is FREE to attend).

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Please join us for a FREE Virtual Fair for prospective students of public health, or public health joint degree programs!

This is an unique opportunity for your students to meet Admission Representatives from more than 50 of the nation’s leading CEPH-accredited public health schools and programs.
Registered Schools/Programs Listed Herehttps://www.careereco.com/details/sophas

Attend the fair online from anywhere!
Register Here: https://www.careereco.com/events/sophas

For more information, contact:

Tucker K. O’Donnell, MPH | Program Manager for Student RecruitmentAssociation of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) | www.aspph.org 1900 M Street NW, Suite 710 | Washington, DC 20036Tel: 202-296-1099, ext. 130 | Fax: 202-296-1252 | Email: todonnell@aspph.org

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Curriculum Office hiring Work Study Student

Hi everyone,

I am looking for an awesome new student. Please pass this along to any students you feel would be a good fit. Needs to be reliable and punctual. Must be able to proof-read, copy/scan, experience manipulating files in Adobe Acrobat, and of course filing.  Full description here: Curriculum Work Study

Jennifer Payne, M.Ed.

Office of the Registrar
University of Washington


Phone: 206-543-5938
Email: uwcr@uw.edu

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Physical Therapy Virtual Fair: September 16-17

Physical Therapy Virtual Fair: September 16-17

It’s not too late to register for the free Physical Therapy Virtual Fair scheduled on September 16 and 17.  More than 1200 applicants and 40 programs have registered to date.  The fair, hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and administered by CareerEco, offers advisors and students a unique opportunity to chat live with faculty and staff at DPT programs from across the country.  Use the fair to learn more about the programs, ask questions about prerequisites, and get tips on how to improve your students’ chances for admission.

Learn more about and register for the free virtual fair today at http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA!

Questions?  Please contact apta@careereco.com.

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