Incarcerating America: Impacts of Mass Incarceration on Individual & Community Health

SOC 401 Incarcerating America: Impacts of Mass Incarceration on Individual and Community Health 

Full-term 5cr, T/Th 1:30-3:50, SWS 230

SLN: 14513

The goal of this course is to examine the impact of incarceration on the health of prisoners and individuals post-release as well as their families, partners, children, and communities. This course will extend beyond traditional classroom-based learning by touring the healthcare facilities of a prison to talk with medical- and mental health personnel. We will also invite a number of guest speakers, including former prisoners who will discuss their experiences behind bars and their reintegration in society upon their release.

Students can contact Marie Neumann via email ( if they’d like more information.

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MEDIC meeting Wed. May 11

On Wednesday, May 11th from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting Outside in front of the Forestry Building (Bloedel Hall). This spot is a little northeast of the health sciences building.

Please note that this is a different location than usual. This is a temporary meeting spot while we work with Health Sciences on some room changes. But the weather should be lovely!

Eva will be leading a discussion on Social Media in Medicine.  Please check out the following links to get a head start on this topic.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and be sure to like us on Facebook at for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media.

Hope to see you there!

MEDIC Officers

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Summer 2016 Sociology classes

The Sociology Department is offering several fantastic entry-level special topics courses this summer, most with interdisciplinary appeal. All of our SOC 201s them still have room for new students.  They include:

SOC201A (SLN 13394): Sociology of Reproduction and Reproductive Rights

SOC201B (SLN 13395): Sociology of Big Data, Privacy, and Surveillance

SOC201C (SLN 13396):  The Self, Emotions, and Society

SOC201D (SLN 13397): Introduction to Medical Society

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Dive into Dentistry Event- July 9, 2016

Dive into Dentistry


Are you an undergrad interested in becoming a dentist or a full-fledged predental who can’t wait to get started? If so, UW’s Annual Dive into Dentistry Day is the opportunity for you! Here’s your chance to get some hands on, real life experience on what dentistry

and dental school is all about. With current UW dental students and faculty running the show, we’ll teach you how to prep a filling, wax a tooth, and even how to make diagnostic casts. By the time you’re done, you’ll practically be ready to work with your own patients! This is a great opportunity to learn about dental school, meet some fellow pre-dents, get all your questions answered, and build up those ever important resumés! Don’t miss out!


WHERE:  D1 Clinic, Health Sciences Building, University of Washington

Ticket sales are available here:

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AMCAS workshop and Q&A session – Monday!

UW’s pre-health advisers will be hosting a workshop and Q&A session on the Medical School (MD) application service.

Monday, May 9  2-4 PM in Mary Gates Hall 258

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Grad health fair 2016

Have you been thinking about pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, rehabilitation medicine, or other health-related fields? Please come join us for the 2016 Health Graduate School Fair.

Health Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016; 2-5pm

Mary Gates Hall, Commons

The Health Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Career Center and Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), is a great opportunity for you to connect with representatives from 53 health-focused graduate and professional programs, who will be on-hand to meet with our UW talented students and alumni interested in continuing their education in the health sciences. Whether you want to attend graduate school at the UW, elsewhere in the United States, or even internationally, the Health Graduate School Fair has something for you!

For a complete list of registered programs and institutions, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit

Questions? Please contact Donna Chen at or 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you on May 11th!

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Dare to Do: Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership 5/11

hli spring celebration

As students strive to address important social issues and bring about positive change, three important distinctions hold true: They lead with humilitypartner for impact and strengthen communities.

The Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership showcases the many ways the academic journeys of students have influenced who they are as leaders, organizers and change-makers.

Join in and help celebrate these diverse and inspiring experiences!

Dare to Do: Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership

5/11/16| 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Operation Smile accepting officer applications through 5/16


The UW Chapter of Operation Smile is currently accepting OFFICER APPLICATIONS for the year 2016-2017!

They are a club on campus that are devoted to raising awareness of children born with cleft lip/palate, but are unable to obtain surgical access in third world countries.

The surgery necessary for this facial deformity is simple, and that is what Operation Smile aims to do.

The organization raises funds for these free surgeries for the children in developing countries. They do one big event every quarter, and at every meeting there is a big discussion between members about what event to put on that quarter!

Currently they have meetings on THURSDAYS at 5:30pm at Smith 313!

Email Lucy for ANY questions at! She would love to chat or email about the club!

Applications close on May 16th!

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Hand2Hand’s Annual Health Career Banquet Saturday 5/7


Interested in a career in healthcare? Undecided? Come to Hand2Hand’s 7th Annual Health Career Banquet to dine with health care professionals, network with them, and learn about their careers!

Attend Hand2Hand’s 7th Annual Health Career Banquet to learn from and dine with the professionals! This year we have 10 healthcare professionals specializing in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and physical therapy.

This is the perfect chance for you to connect with professionals in your field of interest and hear what it’s like to be a healthcare provider!

Additionally, two keynote speakers will address current issues in healthcare and dinner will be Italian, with vegetarian options offered. The event begins at 6:00 pm sharp on Saturday May 7th (doors open at 5:30 pm), and the dress code is business casual.

For more information, visit there facebook event page here:

Tickets are available here:

or at the HUB front desk!

Please choose your field of interest here:

Please email Hand2Hand at if you have any questions or concerns.


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Considering a career in health care? Join us for the Health Graduate School Fair

Grad health fair 2016

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AMCAS overview and Q&A for applicants

Applying to medical school this year?  Have questions about the AMCAS?  Join the UW pre-health team for an overview and Q&A session!

When:  Monday, May 9, 2016     2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Where:  Mary Gates Hall 258

More application resources can be found at the Pre-health website

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The Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI)

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The Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI) is a cross-campus effort that facilitates, deepens and expands student leadership education at the University of Washington.

Below are two ways YOU can get involved with HLI during the 2016-17 academic year to further your leadership development and deepen and expand opportunities campus-wide:

1.       Husky Leadership Initiative Student Board Member

During the 2016-17 year, HLI will be piloting a student board who will serve as ambassadors of the broader HLI work across campus. Members of the board will meet monthly to help shape and participate in the implementation of HLI programs as well as for professional and personal development.  The student voice is imperative in our work—join the effort to cultivate the leadership potential of your fellow Huskies!

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, visit the Husky Leadership Initiative website.Applications are due Friday, May 13 with interviews to follow.


2.       “Learning Leadership Theory and Practice” Course Section Leader (BA/GEN ST 391)

The “Learning Leadership Theory and Practice” course is designed to serve as a learning laboratory for first-year students to develop their leadership potential. Course section leaders will co-facilitate leadership lab activities for  a small group of students enrolled in the “Learning Leadership Theory and Practice” large lecture course during Winter 2017.

Through this experience, you will be able to develop your own leadership, facilitation and peer teaching skills as well as build relationships with a large network of peers and UW staff who are committed to supporting student leadership development.

For more information on requirements of this position as well as the online application, visit the Husky Leadership Initiative website. Applications are due Friday, May 13 with interviews to follow.

Questions about these opportunities? Contact the Husky Leadership Initiative staff at

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Are You a Graduating Senior or UW Alumni?

The Pipeline Project is hiring an AmeriCorps member to serve from September 1st 2016-July 15th 2017

About the AmeriCorps Position with Pipeline:

The full time Pipeline Project Ameri­Corps Mem­ber will recruit­, train­ and sup­port­ UW stu­dent vol­un­teers to tutor with K-12 schools in Seattle. As an AmeriCorps member you will also oversee a group of Pipeline interns and serve as an organizer and team leader for Pipeline’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break project.  You’ll get to work closely with K-12 children, UW students and partner schools.
Join our dynamic Pipeline Project team and develop your skills as a community organizer and leader!!

Check out the Pipeline Project Position Description.
You can apply here. The application deadline is Monday, May 9th, 2016 by 11:59 PM.
If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email our current Americorps member: Shontia  

The UW Pipeline Project is com­mit­ted to build­ing a cul­tur­ally diverse, broadly trained fac­ulty and staff.  Women, minori­ties, per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, and vet­er­ans are encour­aged to apply. 

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Global Health Career Week May 2-7

Global health week 2016

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Meet a quiet hero of health care in Seattle’s Central District: Dr. Benjamin Danielson


With Dr. Benjamin Danielson as medical director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic connects patients to resources to tackle the roots of health problems.

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