Public Policy/Bioethics Team for International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team is looking for qualified and motivated undergraduates who want to get involved and gain experience in public policy and bioethics. UW iGEM is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology. It encompasses education, an international competition in Boston, the development of an open community, and the collaboration of university students.

They are looking for first-year through third-year students who have experience within Bioethics, Public Policy, Bioengineering, English, research or any other relevant majors/activities. The role includes communicating with stakeholders, receiving experience writing public policy initiatives, analyzing government bills, and presenting our findings to our community. Consequently, with changing international and domestic policies in synthetic biology, you will receive first-hand exposure to the obstacles and the ambiguity of the current legislation encompassing synthetic biology, while establishing innovative solutions.

Students should be able to commit 5-10 hours a week, reside in Seattle during the summer, and be able to work on the project until October 28, 2019.

Interested students should send a resume to Goda Lajauskaite,
iGEM Integrated Human Practices Lead, at godal@uw.edu

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2019

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Bridge Shelter part-time & on-call positions

The Bridge Shelter focuses on harm reduction by providing low barrier interim housing for homeless individuals who frequently would not be able to stay at other shelters due to active drug or alcohol use. 

Their goal is to provide the people who need it the most a home where they can feel safe and start the process of stabilizing their lives no matter their situation. 

Current openings include the following:

Part-time:

https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/jobs/3690/bridge-shelter-program-advocate-%28part-time%29/job

On-Call:

https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/jobs/3691/bridge-shelter-program-advocate-%28on-call%29/job

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WSU Veterinary Medicine info sessions 5/20-21

Dr. Patricia Talcott, Director of Admissions for the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be in Seattle on Monday, May 20th and Tuesday May 21st to meet with prospective students.

Monday, May 20: Seattle (University of Washington campus)

Admissions Talk: Open to all students and future applicants! Dr. Talcott will be giving a talk on their program, the admissions process, and the components of a competitive application at 5:30pm on the University of Washington campus. Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP on this google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S_BYHSrGP76gZ4S-GpcNcyC0cyTtX_mgJUOpQmw39RI/edit?usp=sharing

Tuesday, May 21: Seattle (University of Washington campus)

Meet with Dr. Talcott: Individual meetings give you a great chance to meet Dr. Talcott and ask her about specific questions that you might have about their program as you consider your options when it comes to veterinary school. Priority for these spots goes to current applicants, seniors, and juniors. Dr. Talcott is available to meet from 8:00am-4:00m on the University of Washington campus on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Please sign up to meet with Dr. Talcott at this google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S_BYHSrGP76gZ4S-GpcNcyC0cyTtX_mgJUOpQmw39RI/edit?usp=sharing

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American Red Cross Umoja Blood Drive volunteer opportunities

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The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist with their Umoja Resource Group to promote diversity and inclusion by engaging the African-American community in the donation of blood products and increase education and awareness of sickle cell anemia through the recruitment of donors and the organization and staffing of blood drives.

The Umoja Resource Group is a platform for recognizing the contributions of African-American team members, while also providing professional and personal growth opportunities for its members.

Volunteer positions include:

  • Communications & Promotions
  • Recruitment & Staffing

Interested students should contact Trevor Frierson at Trevor.Frierson3@redcross.org 

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Autumn Courses from UW Epidemilogy

EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences

Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:

  • Identify populations at risk for STIs
  • Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology
  • Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection
  • Evaluate STI prevention interventions

No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  A basic understanding of biology is required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14822; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.; Quiz meets: F 9:30–10:20 a.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Lisa Manhart

EPI 221 – Maternal & Child Health – A Population Health Approach

This course will provide an overview of:

  • Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health
  • Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes
  • Life course approach to maternal and child health

No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  Areas of Knowledge: NW.

SLN: 14825; 5 credits; Lecture meets MW 1:00-2:20 p.m.; Quiz meets F 1:30-2:20 p.m.; Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie

Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

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Phi Delta Epsilon William Gelfand Lecture 5/9

Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity is proud to announce the topic of their third annual William Gelfand Lecture on Thursday, May 9th: “Making Changes – The Ethics of Genetics Research Tools from HeLa Cells to CRISPR.”

Their speaker is Dr. Matthew Bryce Taylor, Ph. D., a senior fellow at the Dunham Lab at the University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences.

The event is completely FREE and is open to the UW community and general public. Doors open at 7:00 pm and light refreshments will be provided.

This is WA Alpha’s third lecture as part of their annual William Gelfand Distinguished Lectureship series. This lectureship was created to honor a long time member of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, and is designed to educate the community on new discoveries in the medical field.

Phi Delta Epsilon is the first and only co-ed medical fraternity at the University of Washington, Seattle and in the state of Washington. They have a life-long commitment to creating physicians of integrity, supporting a new generation of health care professionals, and addressing the complex agendas of today’s men and women seeking careers in medicine.

Interested in joining Phi Delta Epsilon or want to learn more about our organization? Visit our website www.phideuw.com

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Summer Research Internships for URM students

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The Office for Teaching, Education and Research (OTER) in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Health Equity is debuting a new Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Minorities. 

The Office for Teaching, Education and Research (OTER) in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Health Equity is debuting a new Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Minorities. 

The goal of the program is to provide Underrepresented Minority (URM) students an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and/or translational research projects under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators.

Students will learn to use lab equipment (as applicable), meet with mentors, and gain valuable research experience. Students will also attend career and professional training sessions.

Students may also be afforded the opportunity to shadow physicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital to provide exposure to the clinical facets of medicine.

The purpose of the internship is to provide exposure to biomedical and/or public health research and to engage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health, and enhance the research capabilities of underrepresented minorities in research.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ELIGIBILITY AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

Please click here to be directed to the application and share with your network!

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Seattle University Health Professions Expo 4/30

Seattle University Pre-Health Advising and Career Engagement Office is excited to present the annual Health Professions Expo 2019 which will take place Tuesday, April 30th at 5:00-8:00pm in the Student Center, Room 160.

Graduate schools and health profession career programs from around the country will be on campus. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing health related careers.

This event is the only one of its kind in the Seattle area and is open to students from all institutions free of charge.

If you have any questions please contact Sidney Richardson at richarsi@seattleu.edu.

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UW School of Dentistry: 3 Full Time AmeriCorp Positions open for 2019-2020

The Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity is looking for healthcare-motivated individuals to join our team for the 2019-2020

AmeriCorps member duties consist of:
 Recruiting health and pre-health students to participate in interprofessional clinical outreach activities that promote and sustain Access to Care projects.
 Leading groups of underrepresented high school and college students in exploring dental and medical related careers through hands-on workshops.
 Serving as a liaison with community members to facilitate interprofessional clinical outreach activities.
 Assisting with courses and outreach activities aimed to prepare students to serve in underserved and rural populations, particularly working with homeless individuals.
 Providing oral hygiene instruction and oral health information in a variety of settings.

3 full-time positions available for:
September 15, 2019 to July 31, 2020


Apply online at:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51426&fromSearch=true


Accepting applications until July 31
or until positions are all filled

Early application is highly encouraged

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A.T. Still University Advisement Sessions 5/1

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A representative from A.T. Still University (ATSU) will be on campus Wednesday, May 1st and conducting one-on-one advisement sessions with students.  As the founding school of osteopathic medicine, ATSU is a health sciences university with campuses in Kirksville, MO and Mesa, AZ. 

If you are interested in the below healthcare fields and would like some advice on how to build your experiences and application, please sign up for a half hour time slot using the link below!

Advisement Sessions Sign-up

Kirksville, MO Programs:
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Master’s in Biomedical Sciences
Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH)

Mesa, AZ Programs:
School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (DO)
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (DMD)
Arizona School of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Athletic Training
Audiology

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Ask Me Sessions with Undergraduate Researchers

Have you ever wondered what is was like to be an undergraduate researcher? Do you have questions about how to manage research with classes/work/life, benefits/challenges in research and more?  

Have you ever wondered what is was like to be an undergraduate researcher? Do you have questions about how to manage research with classes/work/life, benefits/challenges in research and more?  

Come to the “Ask Me Sessions”, where you can sit down with Undergraduate Researcher Leaders, current undergraduate students conducting research in a variety of fields, and get a take on their research experience at UW or talk about your own experience with research.

The sessions will be held on Thursdays 4/25, 5/9 and 5/23 from 10am-12pm  in 171 Mary Gates Hall.

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ITHS Translational Science Expo 5/13

The mission of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences is to speed science to clinical practice through fostering innovative research, cultivating multi-disciplinary research partnerships, and ensuring a pipeline of next generation researchers through robust educational and career development programs.

This year, they are expanding their outreach to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in health science (this could include basic science, medicine, public health, or medical device development to name a few).

On May 13, they will host their annual ITHS Translational Science Expo at the HUB. The Expo typically attracts over 100 investigators, students, and post-docs, in health research from all disciplines at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, Fred Hutch, and the WWAMI region This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to hear poster presentations, network with other researchers, and learn about a career in translational science.

Learn more and RSVP here:
https://www.iths.org/blog/event/translational-science-expo-celebrate-health-research-in-the-pacific-northwest/

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New prehealth.uw.edu website!

Our new prehealth website has officially launched!

prehealth.uw.edu, is a collaboration to streamline and clarify content geared towards future and current students and alumni interested in pre-health at UW Seattle.

This site is co-owned by UAA Advising and Career & Internship Center.

The prehealth content on the UAA Advising site now links to this new page.

We have also renamed the prehealth “blog” to “news and events”.

We actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please send them to prehlth@uw.edu

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Filipino Association for Health Careers Officer Elections 4/23

The Filipino Association for Health Careers at UW was founded as a sister organization of UC Davis FAHC on October 2015. Their mission is to provide academic and social support to all students interested in pursuing a health-related career. 
Resources and events shall fulfill the purposes of improving knowledge on societal health issues, promoting 
academic excellence, developing professional skills, receiving advising from current health professionals, mentoring students with similar goals, strengthening interpersonal connections, 
growing in leadership, providing outreach and education to youth, and actively learning relevant clinical skills.

If this is something you are interested in being a part of, they are having officer elections on April 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM! Their website has all the descriptions of the available positions and more information about our organization! If you have any questions or want to run for a position, feel free to email them at fahcuw.edu!

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UW Women’s Center spring GRE Prep course

Preparing for your GRE? Want to be test-ready?

GRE Spring 2019 prep course

  • Sundays April 28th, May 5th, 12th, and 19th 
    • Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
    • Location: UW Campus- Savery Hall Room 136 
    • Cost: $375
    • Registration Link: Here 

Visit Women’s Center website to register: Here

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