U-M SPH Prospective Student Day

Dear Prospective Student,

You have been invited to visit the University of Michigan School of Public Health at our Prospective Student Day! Learn more about the University of Michigan School of Public Health on Saturday October 18. You’ll be welcomed by Dean Martin Philbert, discuss our programs with faculty, meet current students, and learn more about the admissions process.

The program information is on our website (sph.inquiries.

Please also feel free to Like our U-M SPH Prospective Students Page on Facebook and also follow us on Twitter to keep up with any updates for prospective students, updates on Prospective Student Day, and any application information during the admissions season.

We look forward to meeting you and having you be a part of our Prospective Student Day program!


The Admissions Team at the School of Public Health

The University of Michigan

Fall Quarter Groups at Hall Health

Hall Health Mental Health

Fall Quarter Groups 2014

1. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to noon. Ongoing. There are openings for both groups. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: rhidalgo .

2. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation: Three sections – Wednesdays 8:30 to 10:00 and 4:00 to 5:30 starting October 15, 2014; and Thursdays 10:00 to 11:30 am starting October 16, 2014. Eight weeks. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at meghanng

3. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Group: Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm. Starting September 25, 2014. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030option #4.

4. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting October 14, 2014. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact co-facilitators Carey DeMartini, at careyd4, or Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen.

5. Overcoming Social Challenges: Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting October 15, 2014. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact one of the co-facilitators: Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) or Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941.

6. FREE Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention Group: Thursdays 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Starting October 216, 2014. This is a University of Washington, evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be helpful for individuals who are currently in recovery for addictive behaviors. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group co-facilitators, Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW, at ryliw or Carey DeMartini, at careyd4 or call 206-543-5030, option #4.

7. DBT Skills Group: (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group). Mondays from 1:30-3:00 pm.Starting Monday, October 13, 2014. Ten weeks. Learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers. Co-facilitated by Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) and Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC (543-3213).

Cost of all groups: $57 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/clinics/mental-health/group-therapy-support-groups for more information about our groups.

Nosh on Nature Lunch Speaker Series

Nosh on Nature ​Lunch Speaker Series

Edible Education

Thursday, Sept. 25 in Wallace Hall 012, 12:30-1:30pm

​Lunch Provided

RSVP ​Required: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/juljohn/246958

Seattle Youth Garden Works empowers homeless and underserved youth through garden-based education and employment. Kristen Rower, Program Manager of Seattle Youth Garden Works will talk about how this program provides employment training in sustainable urban agriculture. Hear how participants get experience with growing, cooking and selling produce, and find out how you can get involved.

Nosh on Nature is a regular speaker series bringing students, alumni, faculty and environmental professionals together over lunch to talk about the latest environmental issues. Nosh on Nature is hosted by Environmental Studies at the UW Program on the Environment.

Public Health Education Conf. Due 9/12

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

Pacific Northwest Chapter of SOPHE (PNW SOPHE) is offering a scholarship to students to attend the National SOPHE conference in April 2015 in Portland, OR. One winner will be chosen and will receive a scholarship to cover conference registration for the April 23-25th, 2015 event. The winning applicant will also be entered to win a $500 travel stipend to help cover travel to the conference.

Applications are due September 12th. All applications are to be submitted to Brian Aylward at Brian.aylward

Seattle MESA Tutor Training Course Announcement

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.


Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with Seattle high school students in math and science.


Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:

· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).

· Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).

· Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.

· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.

· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.


Register now for the fall MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle high school students in math. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. There will be two workshops opportunities offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. They meet three Wednesdays each: Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR? Maybe! Our tutoring training program coursework can fulfill the Field Experience requirement for the ELS minor and may be considered as credits towards the Diversity minor.

Questions? Please see our FAQ at mtutoruw with specific questions.

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ABRCMS Abstract and Student Travel Award Submissions Due Soon

ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students)
Abstract and Student Travel Award Submission Deadline: Sept. 5th

If you have been conducting research with a faculty member this year, please read below about an opportunity to present your research at a national conference. The abstract submission deadline is September 5th, so if you’re interested you need to act quickly.

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest professional conference for minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  ABRCMS invites abstract submissions from students in 12 discipline categories, including Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health. 

This year’s conference will be held November 12th – 15th in San Antonio, Texas.  During the four-day conference, over 1,500 students will participate in poster and oral presentations. 

If you have been working on a research project with a member of faculty this year, first contact your faculty to discuss this opportunity. If you both agree that presenting at ABRCMS is a good idea, then you can submit your abstract through the ABRCMS website: http://abrcms.org/

Abstract Submission: Deadline September 5th

Funding: ABRCMS Travel Award: Deadline September 5th. 

There is also additional funding from the UW’s School of Public Health.  You should plan to apply for both sources.  You should apply for the ABRCMS Travel Award when you submit your abstract. Deadline for the SPH Awards is Sept. 4th. For more information, please contact the Public Health major at phmajor@uw.edu