Intro to Environmental Health course for spring

ENV H 311

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7th Annual Everybody Every Body Fashion Show

Fashion Show

The ASUW Student Health Consortium is ecstatic to announce our 7th Annual Everybody Every Body Fashion Show, on Thursday, March 5th .  This is an evening representing positive body image, self-confidence, local fashion, and beauty (in more ways than one)! This event is a FREE, public celebration of bodies and identities. Come view student art and celebrate the student models on the catwalk as a positive way to explore and understand ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, wellness, and all characteristics that make individuals beautiful and unique. Doors to the Art Gallery open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6:30pm.

Many bodies make this event possible:
158 Student Models
15 Clothing Retailers
2 Fashion Designers
5 Sponsors including a raffle by Amazon Student
14 Student Artists
9 Pre-Health Organizations
3 Performances

We are excited to offer this event as a way to increase awareness of negative portrayals of body image in the media, and instead, encourage a positive, healthy view of our bodies and identities. Cheer on your friends and fellow Huskies by joining us on Thursday, March 5th for a fun and entertaining night of inspiration and celebration!

Check out the FB event page for more information!

https://www.facebook.com/events/460569817429137/

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ADA Diabetes Camp – seeks volunteers

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association has a volunteer
opportunity for you!  Every year, the ADA organizes a
week long summer camp for kids with diabetes.  It is a very
unique camp because it is integrated into a traditional
summer camp with kids who do not have diabetes.  The
ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the
diabetic campers so they can enjoy summer camp!  We
plan to have 75 campers this summer, out of about 250 kids
total.  It takes a lot of volunteers to make this camp
happen; we are very interested in involving students who are
going into the healthcare field and who want to learn more
about taking care of kids with diabetes.

The ADA Diabetes Camp is held at Camp Sealth on Vashon
Island.  It will be from Monday August 3rd to Saturday
August 8th, 2015.  Volunteers need to be able to stay
at Camp Sealth for least 3 days but are welcome to stay for
the entire week. Room and board are provided.
Volunteer duties include helping kids check their blood
glucose levels and managing them if they are too high or too
low.  No prior experience with this is needed, although
it is helpful, as there will be training before camp to
teach you everything you need to know!

If you are interested in helping out, please email Karlie Hailstone at the ADA for more information. She can be reached at KHailstone@diabetes.org.

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Jumpstart Story Time!

The Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinators are holding bi-weekly story time readings at the Haring Center Preschool (EEU behind Health Sciences). This week is our third reading, and we would love a few extra volunteers to participate!

The reading event will be held on Thursday, from 10:30am-11:20am. During this time, you or your friends will be assisting a Jumpstart member with reading and art activities. It’s simple/easy, and you get hands on experience working with a diverse group of preschool children!

This event is a one time commitment event but will be going on every other Thursday so if you cannot make it to this one, you are more than welcome to come to our next reading on March 12th.

If you, or anyone you know, are willing to volunteer from 10:30am-11:20 this Thursday, PLEASE email me ASAP at  jstartvc@uw.edu, and I can get you signed up! We currently need 4 volunteers for this event.The faster you apply, the better chances you have at getting a spot! Also, you will receive a free Jumpstart t-shirt!!

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Dream Project

Dream project

The Dream Project is a student-led organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas around King County on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.

The Details

  • Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!
  • You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, sign up here.
  • Lecture (EDUC 260) is on Mondays from 3:30-4:20 or 5:30-6:20 and covers important content related to the college application process, mentorship strategies, and social justice. Counts for I&S credit.
  • High School visits (EDUC 369) take place throughout the week at various times. There is also a high school breakout on Mondays 4:30-5:20pm
  • Transportation to the 16 different partner schools around the area is PROVIDED!
  • Meet awesome undergrads, find leadership opportunities, and make new friends!
  • Average commitment of 4-6 hours per week.
  • Schools that especially need more mentors include Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q) and Renton (EDUC 369 F).

Still not sold? Check out this Buzzfeed article on the Dream Project.

If you have questions, email us at dreamproject@uw.edu

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REACH OUT Career networking event

Interested in internships and developing connections with Doctors and Nurses? Come to Reach Out on Thursday, February 26th, at 6:30pm in the HUB Lyceum! You will have the opportunity to practice your networking skills and ask professionals questions in a comfortable atmosphere! Tickets are only $15, and dinner will be provided! We have gluten-free, diary-free, and vegetarian options! There will be professionals in other fields as well, including Law, Business, and Computer Science, so tell your friends and come together!! See you Thursday! :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/748862728555305/

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UW Athletics Sports Medicine Student Internship

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The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Department and the Athletic Training Room are currently looking for highly motivated individuals seeking valuable hands on sports medicine experience. We are looking to fill positions for the 2015-16 academic year. This internship includes the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of the 13 Certified Athletic Trainers and 8 Team Physicians in the Intercollegiate Athletic Training Room. We prefer students be available in the afternoon from 1-6pm but are willing to work around your class schedules. If you have ever thought you might want to work in the field of Sports Medicine as a Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, or Doctor this is a great opportunity to see what it is all about up close and personal.

If you are interested please visit www.huskiesatr.com for further information and applications. All applications and questions should be directed to Michael Dillon at mldillon@uw.edu

Applications are due on April 3, 2015 as we are starting to fill our open positions for the Fall!! All material may be submitted electronically to mldillon@uw.edu, mailed to address listed below, or turned into the receptionist at the front desk of Graves Hall.

Michael Dillon MS, ATC, Associate Athletic Trainer

University of Washington, Box 354070

Graves Building, Seattle, WA 98195

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MCAT 2015 update

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New updates about registering for this year’s MCAT exam:

  • Please encourage your students to check the Scheduling & Registration system frequently as seats may open up with score releases for the final January administrations and as registration deadlines approach. Some students who took the old exam are holding seats for the new exam and are likely to release their seats if satisfied with their scores. The system is updated in real time.
  • For those examinees who are testing in June, we will now provide them with estimated percentiles two to three weeks after they test so they can use the information to decide where to apply (or whether to retest). June scores will be reported three weeks after the first applications are released to medical schools. We hope that the early percentile information will simplify planning for June examinees, as it will for April and May examinees.

 

  • Our team will reach out to the admissions community to make them aware that they will be seeing more applications with new scores a little later in their application cycles because of the increased demand for early testing dates.
  • You may check seat availability. You may create an account in the Scheduling & Registration system yourself by clicking on the “Register for the MCAT exam” tab in the top right corner of the MCAT website. Use your AAMC login and password to access the system. While you may peruse the site to check availability, students must register themselves so please do not submit payment for a seat.
  • You may want to remind your students to keep preparing for the exam in case a seat does become available. As you know, the Khan Academy includes free tutorials for the concepts the new exam tests and the AAMC offers several other free and low-cost preparation products as well.

Please contact us at mcat2015@aamc.org if you have any questions.

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This Saturnday: MEDLIFE’s First Annual MEDTalk

MEDLIFE’s First Annual MEDTalk, is happening on Saturday the 21st from 10 am – 2 pm. We have several speakers from various fields, including Public Health, Global Health, Medicine, Education, Nursing and Social Work so we hope that there’s a good amount of interest. A list of our speakers is below and we will be providing food during the lunch break!

Tickets are currently $5 and will be $7 at the door. We will be tabling from 10:30 am – 3 pm in front of the HUB, so please help us out by spreading the word for potentially interested people to stop by to learn more about the event and/or purchase tickets!

The link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/806845992701858

 

MEDTalk Brochure

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INTSCI 491/492: Introduction to Research/Reflections on Research (NW)

INTSCI 491/492:  Introduction to Research/Reflections on Research (NW)

Are you interested in undergraduate research in the biological, environmental, or physical sciences? Would you like to:

  • Demystify research culture and develop research skills?
  • Discuss research papers with a diverse community of undergraduate researchers?
  • Develop a research proposal and increase your competitiveness for research scholarships and graduate & professional programs?
  • Present your research in oral and written formats & improve your science communication skills?

Integrated Sciences 491/492 (2 credits; Thursdays, 9-10:20 a.m.) is a discussion-based course that is designed to accompany undergraduate research experiences. Students must confirm a faculty research mentor before the start of the course.

INTSCI 491 (Introduction to Research) and INTSCI 492 (Reflections on Research) meet together and share in-class activities. They are, however, supported by two distinct series of homework assignments.

To determine which course would better complement your research experiences or to request an add code, please email the instructor, Dr. Brian J. Buchwitz at: bjb@uw.edu.

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Student job opening!

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is looking for a new Fund Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.   The CSF Coordinator is a team player as well as a self-starter, possessing excellent collaboration skills and an ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. The coordinator also possesses strong project management skills; attention to detail; an ability to prioritize; flexibility and resilience; creative problem solving skills; ability to gain consensus and/or manage sensitive situations; superior verbal and written communication skills; and proficiency and comfort presenting to both small and large groups of people.

Job descriptions and links to the applications can be found at http://f2.washington.edu/csf/news/we-are-hiring.  Questions about the positions should be directed to csfcoord@uw.edu.

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ENV H 447/547 Environmental Change and Infectious Disease

ENV H 447/547 Environmental Change and Infectious Disease

Prerequisite: either EPI 320 or BIOL 220 or permission of instructor (Gerard Cangelosi: gcangelosi@uw.edu)

This course addresses the impacts of environmental change (including climate change) on infectious disease. Concepts include categories of environmental change; infectious disease emergence/re-emergence; environmental aspects of infectious disease exposure, acquisition, and progression; pathogen growth/survival in the environment; historical and societal perspectives; surveillance; and strategies for control.

ENVH 447

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Spring Quarter Class: Medicine, History, and Society

HSTCMP 410 Medicine, History, and Society (5) I&S
Investigates the origins of aspects of contemporary life form vitamins, to giving birth in a hospital, bringing a historical perspective to topics including the politics of pharmaceuticals, the emergence of genetic determinism, and bioethics.

https://uwstudent.washington.edu/student/myplan/course/HSTCMP410

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A screening of Nova’s “Ebola: The Plague Fighters”

PIH Plague Fighters

Interested in the current Ebola epidemic and global health?

Come watch a screening of Nova’s “Ebola: The Plague Fighters” hosted by UW Partners in Health Engage and participate in a discussion afterwards led by Health Alliance International executive director and UW Anthropology/Global Health professor, James Pfeiffer.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Allen Auditorium at the University of Washington

Nova’s documentary takes us back to 1995 during an Ebola outbreak in Zaire, Africa and follows medical researchers and doctors as they try to stop the virus and suggest methods for future outbreaks. We will be reflecting on the medical officials’ suggestions for prevention and treatment methods in 1995 and connect the documentary to the current devastating 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. More information on the film can be found online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/programs/2304_ebola.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/355487644635783/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

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The University of Washington Disability Studies Program presents a free screening of the award-winning documentary “FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement.” Regan Brashear, the movie’s director and producer, will be at this screening for a reception and discussion!

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
5:15pm Reception
6:00pm Screening of the film FIXED
7:00pm Q&A with the director Regan Brashear

Location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library 220, University of Washington Seattle
(on-campus evening parking info: http://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/park)

Join us! This event is free and open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/859257617470767/

RSVPs are not required, but are requested. To RSVP, contact UW Disability Studies atuwdisabilitystudies@gmail.com.

“Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement” explores the social impact of human augmentation technologies and rethinks “disability” and “normalcy.” The film features commentary by bioethicists, scientists, disability justice activists, disability studies scholars, and futurists, as well as cameo performances by some of the world’s leading integrated dance companies. For more information, go to http://www.fixedthemovie.com.

Producer/Director Regan Brashear has been working on labor, race, youth, LGBT, and disability issues for over 20 years through documentary film, union organizing, teen theater, community forums, and grassroots activism. Now based in Oakland, CA, Brashear is a co-founder of Making Change Media, a non-fiction film production company which produces short and long form social issue films.

Accessibility information: ASL interpretation and CART captioning will be provided. The movie will be shown with subtitles. Odegaard Room 220 is wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing fragrance/scents.

To request another disability accommodation, contact the UW Disability Services Office, preferably at least 10 days in advance: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax),dso@u.washington.edu.

Sponsored by the University of Washington:
Disability Studies Program (http://depts.washington.edu/disstud/)
DO-IT AccessSTEM (https://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accessstem/overview)
D Center (http://depts.washington.edu/dcenter/wordpress/)

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