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MAPS Alumni, we would like to hear back from you! Please see end of email for more information! Events Dates of Events UW Health Graduate Fair Wednesday, May 15th Bioethics Lunch & Learn: The International Surrogacy Market Friday, April 26th Service Learning Summit Tuesday, May 7th Children’s Alliance at UW Monday, May 6th Student Health Week Monday – Thursday, April 22nd – 25th 10th Annual Awards Gala Celebration Wednesday, May 22nd Want to know minute to minute updates about MAPS? Like it. Share it.!/pages/Minority-Association-of-Pre-Health-Students-UW/208566905883654 MAPS Meeting on Thursday, April 25th!! Join us for another fun and informative MAPS meeting this Thursday, April 25th, from 5 – 6 pm in the ECC black room (room 306)!! Others: *Check these websites for the latest opportunities: Events 1. UW Health Graduate Fair 2. Bioethics Lunch & Learn: The International Surrogacy Market 3. Service Learning Summit 4. Children’s Alliance at UW 5. Student Health Week 6. 10th Annual Awards Gala Celebration Volunteer/Involvement 7. Mentor Connect 8. SARVA Month 9. Pipeline volunteer opportunities 10. Northwest Kidney Fest 11. Help, Learn, and Discover 12. UW Cancer Crusaders Jobs/Internship/Fellowship 13. UCLA Summer Academic Enrichment Program 14. Student Ambassador Positions Scholarships and Awards 15. Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship 16. UW Scholarship for incoming students 1. UW Health Graduate Fair The Career Center at the University of Washington and Alpha Epsilon Delta are thrilled to announce that the 2013 UW Health Graduate School Fair registration is now open. UW HEALTH GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR Sponsored by the UW Career Center and Alpha Epsilon Delta (UW Pre-Medical Honor Society) When: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 – 2:00-5:00pm Where: Mary Gates Hall Commons (UW Seattle Campus) Registration Fee: $100 for UW Programs, $250 for Non-UW Programs; At this fair, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with over 400 UW students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related graduate degrees. Graduate schools from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, allied health and a variety of other fields. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Questions? Contact Donna Chen or 206-543-0535 P.S. Don’t miss other opportunities in the Pacific Northwest to recruit pre-health students! · May 14th 2013 – Seattle University. For more information, please contact Lindsay Wilson: · May 13th 2013 – Seattle Pacific University. For more information, please contact Leena Adamian: or Jane Shipek: We look forward to seeing you on UW Seattle campus in May! Donna Chen Events Coordinator 206-543-9108 Career Center Events The Career Center University of Washington main: (206) 543-0535 134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seattle, WA 98195 2. Bioethics Lunch & Learn: The International Surrogacy Market Hello social work community! Tracy Brazg and Danae Dotolo would like to invite you to the first meeting of Ethics Matters, a forum open to any student, staff or faculty interested in learning more about the ways bioethics and social work can inform each other’s practice and scholarship. Please join us for pizza and conversation about the ethical components of the international surrogacy market. The discussion will focus on the bioethical principles of justice and autonomy alongside social work’s concern for social justice and self-determination. When? Friday, April 26, 2013 from 12pm-1pm Where? SSW 306 Why? The practice of social work in health and medicine often involves complex and challenging ethical issues. Bioethics offers frameworks for analyzing the ethical dimensions of social issues and cases studies. Please see the attached flyer and let us know if you can join us by April 22, 2013. RSVP to Tracy Brazg: 3. Service Learning Summit *Please see the attached poster for more information 4. Children’s Alliance at UW UW as a part of the Husky Leadership Initiative’s spring quarter fireside chats. This will be a great opportunity for my fellow classmates to learn more about advocacy and ask questions about the organization. Can you please share/forward this event with the rest of the class? Thanks! As part of the Spring Celebration week, come to the next Fireside Chat featuring the Children’s Alliance (An advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health, safety, and economic well being of children in Washington state.) Executive Director Paola Maranan. It will be on May 6th at 5:30pm; located in Mary Gates Hall 171 Multi-purpose Room. Paola Maranan is executive director of the Children’s Alliance. Previously, she served on its board of directors and as its public policy director. Key activities included helping the organization define its public policy priorities, designing and providing advocacy training to groups across the state, and coordinating the organization’s efforts to look at and respond specifically to the needs of children and families of color. Maranan has also worked for the Children’s Initiative at United Way of King County, the Washington State Family Policy Council, and the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs, as well as in Alabama on voting rights and prison reform. Maranan received her B.A. in government from Harvard University More information can be found here: 5. Student Health Week In less than 2 weeks, on April 22-25th, the ASUW Student Health Consortium will present you with a week filled of insightful and engaging programming touching on various aspects to collegiate health. Monday (4/22)- General Health The Big Tent Event // HUB patio 10:30-2:30 To kick-off the week we explore a variety of aspects to general health with a variety of tables focusing on sexual health, alcohol awareness, drug safety and mental health. In addition we are partnered with Project Canine to offer you some dog therapy. Tuesday (4/23)- Mental Health Sleep // HUB 340 @ 12:30-1:30 This “brown bag lunch” (please feel free to bring food for this event!) will focus on looking more in depth into sleep such as; “what benefits can I gain?” or “how can I maximize my sleep?” Wednesday (4/24)- Nutrition 1st Annual UW Campus Market // HUB Patio 11:30-2:30 SHC brings you UW’s first every Farmer’s Market. The market will feature produce that you can by from our very own UW Farm, 3 local food trucks and live music throughout the day! Want more info? Check out our facebook event: Thursday (4/25)- Physical Health Check Your Boobies // HUB 340 @ 12:30-1:30 1 in 8 women will develop invasive Breast Cancer over the course of their lifetime. Come join us and the Check Your Boobies as we bring you a story from a Breast Cancer survivor and how to screen yourself. Bone Marrow Registration Drive// HUB Patio @ 11:30-3:30 Q: Why is there a need for people to join the Be The Match Registry? A: Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life. Patients need donors who are a genetic match. Even with a registry of millions, many patients cannot find a match. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. Friday (4/26)- Social Health Locally Working Globally // HUB 334 @ 2:30-3:30 Join us as we discuss local efforts to support global issues. In partnership with the City of Seattle and the Seattle International Foundation we are happy to present you with speakers from organizations working in Seattle to improve global health AND present you all with the new Seattle Ambassador Program that could win you an all-expense paid trip to see how our efforts manifest in Africa, South America or Asia. Be sure to get all of the updates for these events here: — Monica Ng ASUW | Student Health Consortium Director 2012-2013 Office Hours Event Calendar 6. 10th Annual Awards Gala Celebration The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will be hosting and celebrating its 10th Annual Awards GALA Wednesday, May 22, 2013. This celebration is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to student organizations and student leaders for their achievements and successes throughout the academic school year. The evening includes a banquet, awards ceremony, senior recognition, raffle prizes and entertainment! At this time we invite you to nominate student organizations and peers who you believe embodied the essence of the ECC mission. Nomination Dates: Opens: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 Closes: Friday, April 19th, 2013 11:59 PM AWARD CATEGORIES: Organizational Awards: Organization of the Year Participation & Collaboration Programming Mentoring/Helping Hands Community Service Individual Awards: Leadership Award Activism Award Branching Out/Networking Award Outstanding Faculty/Staff of the Year Award Voting Dates: Opens: Monday, April 29th, 2013 Closes: Friday, May 10th, 2013 11:55 PM 10th Annual Awards Gala Celebration Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ECC Unity Ballroom 7. Mentor Connect The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the Center for Equity Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) would like to introduce MentorConnect. Mentor Connect is an electronic database of physicians on a catalyst web site. Through MentorConnect you will be able to request a meeting with a physician, (who is a member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine), in an area of specialty that you might be interested in, and potentially build a mentorship relationship. Below is information (also on the catalyst site) that explains the program. Mentor names are added periodically, so be sure to check frequently. Feel free to contact me with questions. Catalyst web site: What is Mentor Connect? This is a new service (and a pilot program) provided for all UW Under-Represented-in-Medicine (URM) medical students sponsored by the collaborative efforts of Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) and Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). Mentor Connect will enable you to meet with a local minority physician or resident one-on-one. This mentorship program is flexible and designed to give the student and physician mentor the ability to customize the experience so that it meets the interests and needs of the student. The mentorship can be a meeting for coffee, or a meeting over breakfast, lunch or dinner. The point of the program is to facilitate one-on-one communication between a minority physician mentor and interested medical students about the life, balance and practice of a practicing physician, faculty member, or resident, and what a medical student may need to know to prepare for their future career choice. How will Mentor Connect work? · The medical student will be provided a list of local minority physicians to review which will include: · Physician name, their specialty, race/ethnicity, location of practice, dates and times available, and their contact information. · The medical student will inform the point person in either the CEDI (if a faculty or community physician) or the Office of GME (if a resident) of the physician they are planning to contact, and the date when they are planning to connect in person. · Contact person for meeting with a resident: Shawn Banta –; 206-616-8286; · Contact person for meeting with a faculty or community physician: Mary Walls – ; 206-616-3047. · The medical student will contact the physician themselves and make their own arrangements. · Disclaimer: The CEDI or the Office of GME will not be responsible for providing coverage for expenses incurred. The student will be responsible for their expenses, e.g. travel, meals. There is no expectation that the mentor will pay for the student’s expenses. What do students need to do to participate? · The interested medical student must be an enrolled student in UW School of Medicine. · An UW Netid and password will be required to enter the protected website. · The student should go to the Mentor Connect website at: Mentor names are added periodically, so students should check back. Any other suggestions for students who want to participate? · We suggest you consider sending your selected mentor an “email of intent” and provide them with a little background on who you are and what you are interested in. · You may also want to consider attaching your resume (this of course is optional). Mary Walls, MPH, CHES III Research Advisor, Prematriculation Program and African American Health/Healthcare Disparities Course Coordinator, UW Chapter Student National Medical Association Advisor University of Washington School of Medicine Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) Box 357430, Room T-559 Health Sciences Building 206/616-3047, voicemail;, email Web site: 8. SARVA Month April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this, every April SARVA continues the campaign against violence with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activism Month! Here’s an overview of what will be happening over the next couple of weeks: · The Relationship Skills Class April 22 and 29 // 5:30-8:30pm // HUB 337 // FB Event Get the skills you need for the relationships you want! This class is open to all queer students and allies and is facilitated by the Northwest Network. Email to register. · Silent Witness April 22-26 // HUB Walkways Silent Witness honors those who did not survive sexual assault or relationship violence by displaying their stories on silhouettes. · Take Back the Night April 25 // 7pm // Ethnic Cultural Theater // FB Event Join us for a powerful open mic during which people may share their own stories, experiences, and feelings about sexual assault and relationship violence. · Green Dot Bystander Training April 27 // 10am-4pm // Alder 107 Learn how to reduce the risk of violence in the moment, support survivors, and create a culture less tolerant of violence. Register online at · SARVA 5k Run/Walk May 5 // 8am // Rainier Vista // FB Event Join us for a 5k walk/run to raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence. There is no entry fee, but we strongly recommend bringing a donation for Lifewire. Please register online at All events are free, and all events but the Green Dot Bystander Training are open to community members as well as students. More details and accessibility information can be found on the SARVA website. Hope to see you there! Robin Sacks Director ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists Website | Office Hours | Facebook | Twitter HUB 131C | Cell: 425.328.4180 9. Pipeline volunteer opportunities Help learn how suture and teach high school students how to suture!! When: Saturday April 20th- 1st shift: 9AM-12PM, 2nd shift 1PM-4PM Where-Location D1 Health Science Bldg Dental Clinic College Migrant Assistance Program (CAMP) Health Sciences Bldg D1 lab 9-12pm Skagit Valley School districts will be coming in UW School of Dentistry and School of Medicine to experience the dental lab and suturing. UW SOM part will run the suturing component. We are requesting volunteers who can assist the students with suturing techniques. I do need someone to teach the suturing to the high school students and I need volunteers to assist the instructor and students Downtown YMCA Achievers underserved population is invited to experience UW SOM and SOD dental lab and suturing activities. UW SOM part will run the suturing component. We are requesting volunteers who can assist the students with suturing techniques. I do need someone to teach the suturing to the high school students and I need volunteers to assist the instructor and students. If you don’t know how to suture, we can teach you in the morning and you can help in the afternoon! We REALLY need volunteers for the afternoon session! 10. Northwest Kidney Fest Each year the Northwest Kidney Centers sponsors a health promotion event to educate and engage the African-American community around the issue of chronic kidney disease. Part of the event is a free kidney health screening, which includes: · Blood pressure check · BMI · Blood test for glucose and cholesterol · Urine test for micro albuminuria · Consultation with a physician or nurse practitioner to interpret results and educate about risk We need to recruit about 50 volunteers to conduct the screening, and have been fortunate to have had many students in health professions in the past. This year the date is a bit later, and student availability may be an issue, so I wanted to contact you early. Kidney Health Fest for African American Families, June 22, 2013, screening from 9am- 2pm, location: Van Asselt School on Beacon Hill. There will be a mandatory 1.5 hour training session in the week prior to the event. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Mary Dooley, Northwest Kidney Centers Chronic Kidney Disease Program Manager, Tel: 206-720-3733, email: 11. Check out Help, Learn & Discover @ UW! HLD has three programs for people who love to volunteer: Pre-Medical: Calling all premeds! HLD has a great shadowing experience and learning opportunity for you! As part of a pre-medical group, you will be able to spend a week in a hospital doing medical rotations with Ecuadorian medical students and get firsthand experience on what it’s like to work in a medical career. To wrap the trip up, you will also get a tour of the country of Ecuador and give back by completing a volunteer project for a houseless community! Bio/Medical: Are you premed and/or interested in biological sciences? Check out HLD’s Bio-medical program where in addition to shadowing in a hospital and volunteering, you will also get to experience Ecuador and spend a week in the GALAPAGOS islands! Volunteer: Not premed and just want to volunteer & go to the Galapagos? Volunteer program is the one for you! As a part of the Volunteer program, you will get to volunteer, get your tour of Ecuador, and spend a week on the GALAPAGOS islands! 12. UW Cancer Crusaders Cancer Crusaders educates the UW community about cancer through educational seminars, community service and outreach projects conducted through partnerships with local cancer and health related organizations. Our goal is to educate our members and the public about the disease, treatment and prevention while also focusing on the perspectives of the patient, family and doctors in the fight against cancer. · Our education component hosts seminars by research professors, doctors, patients and their families, and members of cancer support organizations. · Our community service and outreach projects provide opportunities for students to volunteer and earn experience by working with our community affiliates in the fight against cancer. We have organized donation drives for Seattle Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Department, bone marrow donor registration drives and fundraisers for cancer research organizations. Currently we are working with the Puget Sound Blood Center and the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry Program to develop the new Cancer Crusaders Bone Marrow Team. By working with official representatives we will help select a dedicated group of 12-16 students with the Puget Sound Blood Center as recruitment volunteers to organize and conduct bone marrow donor registration drives at various events on campus and in the community. By joining our organization as a member or a leader you will provided with opportunities to: · Develop leadership skills · Practice public speaking skills · Learn more about health field through o Lectures o Volunteering activities · Become a competitive applicant for the Health Sciences Field (Medical/Pharmacy/Dental/Nursing/Public Health/etc.) 13. UCLA Program Dear Health Professions Advisor, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is currently accepting applications for the Re-Application Post baccalaureate Program (RAP) RAP is post baccalaureate program that is designed to assist students who meet all the following criteria: are California residents, from disadvantaged and or/underserved backgrounds, committed to practicing in underserved communities in California, and who applied but were unsuccessful in gaining admissions to any U.S. medical school. The eleven-month program is conducted in two sessions, summer and academic year. The priority deadline for applying is May, 7, 2013. Final deadline is May 14, 2013. Application and further information can be found at the following websites: (application) (specific information on UCLA RAP) 14. Student Ambassador Positions Please find attached the job description and application for students interested in serving as Student Ambassadors for the 2013-14 school year. The Ambassadors work out of the OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach office. They are engaged in creative, empowerment-based projects to encourage high school and middle school students to pursue higher education. Ambassadors develop and assist with programs on campus within target communities, middle schools and high schools to present diverse student perspectives, motivational workshops, and information regarding the UW admissions process, financial aid, academic requirements, and University resources. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this job opportunity with students you work with and are connected to. Serving as Student Ambassadors is a rewarding experience for students as they are able to give back to the youth and impact the college-going experience of middle school and high school students of color. We have many positions available, so do not hesitate in spreading this far and wide! If you have any questions, please let Merissa Tatum or myself know. Thank you in advance for sharing this with your students. Rudy Mondragón Pre-College Programs Manager 1410 NE Campus Parkway Seattle, WA 98195 Box 355845 p: 206-685-6463 15. Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship If you’re heading into your junior or senior year of college next year and you’re planning on a career in health or medicine, you can apply for the Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship, which will award five $5,000 scholarships to students who apply by May 3. Students in a wide variety of healthcare-related majors—from biology to nursing to child development, and more—are invited to apply, as long as they anticipate graduating between spring of 2014 and spring of 2015. 16. UW Scholarship for incoming students This scholarship is currently being offered in memory of Filipino American labor activists Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. It is available to students who are incoming to the University of Washington, qualify for financial aid, and have an interest in social justice and human rights. Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship *Please post where ever scholarship information is available to students* (This information is also available at ) $5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring into the University of Washington The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington and the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37’s Alaskero Foundation are proud to announce a scholarship in honor of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. Gene grew up on a farm in the Yakima Valley and began working in the Alaska salmon canneries at the young age of 16. Gene was a state wrestling champion and attended Central Washington State College on a full ride athletic scholarship. Silme graduated with honors from the University of Washington and went on to found the Seattle chapter of the Union of Democratic Filipinos. Together, they formed the Alaska Cannery Workers’ Association and fought the brutal working conditions and racist management of the industry. Despite opposition from all sides, Gene and Silme founded the Rank and File Committee in 1977 to struggle for union democracy and fair working conditions. They were elected to the leadership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 37 in 1980, and worked hard to build links and solidarity with the people of the Philippines. Tragically, both were murdered on June 1, 1981. Corrupt former Local 37 President Tony Baruso and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos were later implicated in the assassination. Their memory lives on as inspiration to workers and students striving for justice. Who should apply? The scholarship is awarded yearly to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply. You must have demonstrated financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify. More information can be found at Those who do not meet FAFSA requirement are highly encouraged to consider other scholarships offered by the Bridges Center. More information is available at: How do I apply? To apply, a student should verify that they have financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and prepare the following materials: 1. A brief written statement by the applicant explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor or to involvement with the labor movement and social justice. 2. A letter of support from a teacher or community member. 3. Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone number. Send applications by mail or e-mail to Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies University of Washington Box 353530 Seattle, WA 98195-3530 Applications are due Monday, May 20, 2013. Questions? For more information regarding the Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies, visit the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies website at or contact: Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies University of Washington Box 353530 Seattle, WA 98195-3530 (206) 543-7946 MAPS alums, we want to hear where you are in process of becoming a health professional!!! Please email with the following information: Email – 1. Name 2. Graduation Year 3. Major 4. What years were you involved in MAPS? 5. Professional School Status 6. 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