Training Opportunity with HRSA/Office of Minority Health-Special Populations

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with the Office of Minority Health Resource Center present:

BEAT IT

Becoming Empowered Africans Through Improved Treatment of

Diabetes, Hepatitis B, & HIV

Effective Strategies to Improve Patient-Provider Communication and Adherence to Treatment

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Healthcare providers who work with African clients

Provider Education on Tuesday & Wednesday August 19th, 20th

African Client Education on Thursday August 21st

Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma Intl. Airport

15920 W Valley Highway

Seattle, WA 98188

Registration begins at 9:30 am, and training is from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day

Presenters:

Annamore Matambanadzo, PhD

Executive Director Advanced African Development Inc.

Emmanuel Koku, PhD

Director of Africana Studies, Drexel University

Margaret Korto,

Senior Program Analyst Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Registration

ATTENDANCE IS FREE: but space is limited. Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to Gary Gant by August 5th 2014, at 206.615.2318 or ggant

BEAT IT Flyer.pdf

Levinson & WRF Advanced Undergrad Research Funding Opportunities (due Aug. 18)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline Extended to August 18 for Levinson Emerging Scholar & Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 18 with funding starting next academic year. Please share widely.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline: August 18


Levinson Emerging Scholars Program

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/
Deadline: August 18

Questions? Contact URP Staff at urp.

NEW Online Global Health 101 Offering, Fall 2014

Interested in Global Health? The UW Department of Global Health will begin offering G H 101: Introduction to Global Health as an online course AUT Quarter 2014. The course provides an introduction to global health, including the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; the determinants of global health disparities; the making of global health policies; and the outcomes of global health interventions. The course is entirely online with a proctored mid-term and final exam. This offering is open to all majors at all UW Campuses.

The course is listed online at ghminor.

GH101v3.pdf

New AUT 14 Courses in Public Health

New Undergraduate Special Topics courses from the Health Services department in the School of Public Health: http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/AUT2014/hlthsvcs.html

15611

HSERV 490-A

4 Credits

MW 1000-1120

COE,NORMA

ECONOMICS TO SOLVE TODAY’S HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS

22103

HSERV 490-C

4 Credits

MW 230-420

BEZRUCHKA,STEPHEN

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH

22324

HSERV 490-S

4 Credits

TTh 100-220 + various discussion sections

PETRESCU-PRAHOVA,MIRUNA

SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HEALTH

22105

HSERV 490-W

4 Credits

MW 300-420

F 230-320

HAGOPIAN,AMY & KANTER,EVAN

WAR & HEALTH: EXPLORES THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF WAR AND THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONALS IN PREVENTING WAR

AUT 14 HSERV 490 Ethnographic Methods Flyer.pdf

AUT 14 HSERV 490S Social Networks and Health Flyer.pdf

AUT 14 HSERV 490 Health Economics Flyer.pdf

AUT 14 HSERV 490 WAR & HEALTH.pdf

Internship Opportunities at HEYO/Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Internship Opportunities at HEYO/Lifelong AIDS Alliance

PEER ADVOCATE INTERN (2x):

The Peer Advocate Internship is designed for a LGBTQ or Allied young adult who has experience working young gay/bi/trans* men, or young Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), regardless of sexual identity. Under close supervision and support the Peer Advocate Intern conducts outreach to young MSM in order to collect survey responses for a formative assessment project. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate current knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of young MSM in Seattle/King County in order to inform future programming and HIV/STI prevention efforts for at-risk populations. Outreach to the target population occurs in-person, at venues and events primarily frequented by young MSM, and online. The Peer Advocate Intern benefits from the position by developing and learning marketable skills for future employment. The Peer Advocate Intern works with and reports directly to Lifelong’s Assistant Prevention Education Manager. This position is a part-time, temporary, non-union position that does not extend beyond a total of 250 hours. The compensation is $12/hour. For more information or to apply, email Michael Barnes at michaelb or call 206-957-1665