MAPS Weekly Opportunities

Maps Weekly Opportunities at a Glance

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Dates of Events

Rehabilitation Sciences Open house

Thursday, November 8th

Unnatural Causes Documentary Screening

Tuesday, November 6th; Tuesday November 13th

Fall Kickoff Social at the HUB

Friday, November 9th

Mental Health Awareness Week

November 26th – 30th

LSAMP Event for Biology majors and pre-majors

Thursday, November 8th

Dr. Kevin King Lecture

Thursday, November 8th

Bioethics Grand Rounds

Monday, November 5th

WGHA Discovery Series: “Ending Polio: Closer Than Ever”

Thursday, November 15th

*For description of events, see rest of e-mail

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MAPS and SNMA Announcements

MAPS November 8th Weekly Meeting, 5-6 p.m., Condon Hall Room 711B

This week’s meeting will host Luz M. Ortiz, Assistant Dean in the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA!!

During this interactive and informative meeting, Dr. Ortiz will talk about Jefferson Medical College and will provide advice on how to become a competitive applicant to US medical schools, and how to navigate the admissions process!!


*Check these websites for the latest opportunities:


1. Rehabilitation Sciences Open House

2. Unnatural Causes Documentary Screening

3. Fall Kickoff Social at the HUB

4. Mental Health Awareness Week

5. LSAMP Event for Biology Majors and pre-majors

6. Dr. Kevin King Lecture

7. Bioethics Grand Rounds

8. WGHA Discovery Series, 11/15: “Ending Polio: Closer Than Ever”


9. Volunteer in Tanzania!!

10. SARVA Volunteer Application


11. HRCU’s Spring 2013 Internship Program


12. ECC 2013 Scholarship

1. Rehabilitation Sciences Open House (Pre-PT Club)

Rehabilitation Sciences Open house. This is for anyone interested in PT/OT and Prosthetics/Orthotics. This will be November 8th from 5-6 pm in UWMC, Room BB-918.

2. Unnatural Causes Documentary Screening

Miss out on the Health Equity Circle General Assembly?

Interested in learning more about Social Determinants of health?

Come to our screenings of the acclaimed documentary series, Unnatural Causes.

All Screenings are in Health Sciences Room T-625 at 6:00pm. Snacks provided!

· Tues. Nov. 6 – Bad Sugar (29 min.) What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and empowerment in two Native American communities? AND Place Matters (29 min.) Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health?

· Tues. Nov. 13 – Collateral Damage (29 min.) How do Marshall Islanders pay for globalization and U.S. military policy with their health? AND Not Just a Paycheck (30 min.) Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?

Screenings will be followed by discussion lead by HEC Core Team Members.

3. Fall Kickoff Social at the HUB

Come join APAMSA, AFERM, and SNMA as we kick off the school year with our fall social! Hang out with old friends and make new ones over billiards, pool, and bowling at the newly renovated HUB on upper campus.

Also, free food from Mee Sum Pastry on the Ave!

Please RSVP here:

What: Fall Kickoff Social with APAMSA, AFERM, & SNMA

When: Friday (11/9) @ 6-8pm

Where: The HUB basement (Gameroom) on upper campus (

4. Mental Health Awareness Week

During the week of November 26-30, Active Minds, with the help of the UW Student Health Consortium, is organizing Mental Health Awareness week. Throughout the week we plan to have informational sessions at Hall Health in the Mental Health clinic, multiple movie/documentary showings, and a speaker on mental health. In addition, an exciting event called PostSecretU will be taking place Winter Quarter, and we will be advertising throughout the week. On Monday the 26th, we plan to have a “kick-off” day, during which we would like as many mental-health-related RSOs (pre-health or not) to table in Red Square. In addition to inviting you to be a part of the kickoff, we encourage you and your club members to plan an additional event to possible take place during Mental Health Awareness Week. If such an idea materializes, please contact Active Minds at or or 206 856 7442. We hope you will all participate!

For more information on Mental Health Awareness Week, contact:

Active Minds President: Glen Kelton

5. LSAMP Event for Biology Majors and pre-majors

Exploring Majors in the Biological Sciences

Come find out about the different majors in the Dept. of Biology.

Biology advisors will also address your questions about Pre-Med, Graduate School, Health Science Careers and other majors in the Natural and Physical Sciences.

When/Where: November 8 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the LSAMP Center Mary Gates 311

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6. Dr. Kevin King Lecture

You are all invited to the next lecture of the 2012-13 Workforce Lecture Series at 12:20-1:30pm on Thursday, November 8th at The School of Social Work 305 A/B.. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Kevin King, Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology at The University of Washington. Dr. King will be presenting the talk “Motivational Interviewing for Child and Adolescent Mental Health”.

Kevin King, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. King is a member of the Motivational Interviewing (MINT network) with expertise in the treatment of children and adolescents. His research interest centers on the etiology of substance use during adolescence, and specifically focuses on how individual differences, such as the degree of impulsiveness, interacts with the environmental and interpersonal context to produce risk across development. He has been co-investigator on several federal level grants to examine substance use in youth and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications appearing in major journals including Addiction, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Prevention Science.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Please join us from 12:20-1:30pm on Thursday, November 8th at The School of Social Work 305 A/B.

7. Bioethics Grand Rounds

Eyes Wide Open: Physician Relationship with the Pharmaceutical Industry

Monday, November 5, 2012

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Building, T-625

Reception to follow

Physicians regularly interact with industry in a variety of ways—through industry representatives, detailers, advertising, exhibit halls, funding of educational or research programs, and journal articles that have been influenced by industry. While some of these interactions are explicit, others occur without the physician being aware that the intent of the interaction is to influence behavior. Dr. Diekema provides an overview of the techniques used by industry to influence physicians and the psychological forces that make physicians vulnerable to those techniques. By understanding these influences and forces, physicians can more effectively guard against industry influence.

8. WGHA Discovery Series, 11/15: “Ending Polio: Closer Than Ever”

Please join us on Thursday, November 15, for a WGHA Discovery Series lecture entitled, “Ending Polio: Closer Than Ever,” by Christopher Elias, MD, MPH, President of the Global Development Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Following the lecture, there will be a networking reception in Vista Café (directly upstairs from Foege Auditorium).This and the lecture are both free and open to the public.

When & Where: —

Thursday, November 15, 2012

4-5 p.m.: Lecture: Foege Auditorium, S-060

Genome Sciences Building

University of Washington

3720 15th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98195

5-6 p.m.: Networking Reception, Vista Café, Genome Sciences Building

For information on past WGHA Discovery Series lectures, please visit: ry-series

9. Volunteer in Tanzania this Summer!!

There are an estimated 33 million people living with HIV around the world. Each year this figure continues to rise and is the worst, as you know, in Sub-Saharan Africa where approximately 22 million are infected. Support for International Change is a NGO that is working to reduce the spread of HIV. SIC sends university students from all around the country and the UK to perform information and testing campaigns in drastically underserved areas of Tanzania during the summer and fall. This allows college students to become aware of health needs around the world while also learning about Tanzanian culture and living in a homestay. This position requires motivated and dedicated individuals interested in improving health abroad. We invite you to apply as a volunteer for this upcoming summer! Applications will be due on January 11th and can be found at

Feel free to look us up at, or email us at

SIC was started by college students hoping to make an impact on HIV in Tanzania, and we continue to work towards that goal. All financing of SIC is completely transparent so you can see where our money is spent on our website.

10. SARVA Volunteer Application

The SARVA volunteer application is now online!

SARVA volunteers participate in an extensive training program that prepares them to lead the university community in an active and open discussion surrounding sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Volunteers will gain an understanding of the complexity of these issues, learn how to support survivors, develop public speaking and presentation skills, and help plan and volunteer for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activism Month.

Apply to be a volunteer, and encourage your friends to do the same! The application can be found at Applications are due no later than December 2nd at 9pm, but we encourage you to apply sooner. As always, if you have any questions, please email us at

11. HRCU’s Spring 2013 Internship Program

Washington, D.C. – The Youth & Campus Outreach program of the Human Rights Campaign is happy to announce that HRC University, our internship program, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 term. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the United States with more than 1 million members and supporters.

With openings in more than 20 departments, there are plenty of venues for both part-time and full-time interns to explore their interests and grow their talents. Furthermore, the HRCU internship experience extends beyond the daily operations of working in our Washington, D.C. headquarters. Interns attend brown bag seminars with leading LGBT activists throughout the semester and have the opportunity to network with other progressive organizations. This semester our Fall 2012 intern class was invited by the Obama administration’s Office of Public Engagement to a private tour of the White House. The interns also attended HRC’s 16th Annual National Dinner and many will be traveling to battleground states to campaign for pro-equality candidates.

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to visit the HRCU website to apply by the priority deadline of Friday, November 9th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. While our internships are unpaid, interns will receive a modest, one-time travel stipend. The internship committee will work with interested students to help secure college credit. All internships are based in our Washington, D.C. office at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue N.W.

For more information, please email or contact Matthew Aycock at (202) 572-8989.

12. ECC 2013 Scholarship

Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) are proud to announce that the 2013 Scholarship Application is now available! More than $500,000 will be awarded from 50 different scholarships during this cycle.

Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from or studying in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. GSBA scholarships are specifically for students in Washington.

Our scholarships take into account a wide variety of experiences and academic levels. All scholarships require that students demonstrate a commitment to LGBTQ advocacy and equal rights in their community. Leadership can take many different forms and we encourage everyone to share their vision with us and apply now!

The application will close on January 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST.

Word of mouth is one of the top ways students learn about our scholarship program. Your assistance in sharing this information is very much appreciated. To share information about the scholarship program on Facebook please post this URL:

If you have questions or would like a scholarship poster to display, email or call 800-735-7287 x11. For more information about our organizations, please visit the Pride Foundation and GSBA websites.

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3. Major

4. What years were you involved in MAPS?

5. Professional School Status

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