Health Equity Circle General Assembly

Do you believe that health is more than healthcare?

You are invited to Health Equity Circle’s 2018 Kickoff!

Come learn about advocacy for health equity and social justice

RSVP HERE

Wednesday, October 17th | 6-8pm | Vista Café, Foege Hall

Food and refreshments provided

Health Equity Circle is an interdisciplinary group of

Health Sciences students across the Pacific Northwest.

Our mission is to learn, educate and take action on issues that promote health equity through interdisciplinary partnerships between students, community members, and civil society organizations.

Our Campaigns include:

Tent City Collective

Clinic-Based Organizing

UW Student Health Insurance

Lobby Day in Olympia

Anti-Racism Alliance

For additional information: www.healthequitycircle.org

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QSC Internships and Announcements!

Interested in getting involved with queer community on campus? Want to put on fun events like Queer Prom and the Annual Drag Ball? Apply to be a QSC Intern! Applications close Oct 15 at 11:59pm.

The Queer People of Color Alliance will have its first meeting TODAY (Monday, 10/15) in the Q Center (HUB 315).

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day. Coming out means lots of different things for different people. Our friends at the Q Center wrote this lovely post about it.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s annual TWIST Queer Film Festival opened last night! The festival runs till Oct 21 and if you are interested in complimentary tickets to screenings you can find a list of available tickets on the ASUW QSC Facebook Page. Email asuwqsc@uw.edu with which screenings you would like tickets to and how many tickets you would like.

Have questions about the QSC? Just want to get involved? Find our office hours online at hours.asuw.org.

Finally, be sure to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter & instagram to stay up to date with all queer related happenings on campus and in Seattle!

QSC Intern

Be the Match and Why Race Matters Kick-Off Event

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The Whole U will be hosting a free screening of the acclaimed documentary Mixed Match on November 5, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the HUB South Ballroom. Mixed Match tells an important human story from the perspective of mixed-race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a nearly impossible search to find bone marrow donors.

Register on the Be the Match and Why Race Matters Kick-Off Event page to attend the film screening, which will be followed by a panel discussion and light food and drinks. Those without a UW-net ID, please register here.

Bridging the Gap: Careers in Health Data Science

Across the health and life sciences sector, tremendous volumes of data are being collected from genome sequences, drug screens, clinical trials, electronic medical records, insurance claims, longitudinal studies, and quantified-self data. This information is a form of “big data” not only for the sheer size, but also its complexity, diversity, and time dependence. Health data scientists analyze this data to find more effective treatments for a given disease, increase quality of life using personalized lifestyle recommendations, provide real-time health information to doctors/families, link environmental factors to disease and many other areas. In this discussion, Bryan Moy, the Lead of Insight Data’s Health Data Science Program, will discuss:

  • What is health data science and how is it different from general data science.
  • How public health students and postdocs are well-suited for careers in health data science.
  • The fastest growing trends in the healthcare and biotech fields.
  • Tips for getting hired a health data scientist.

About the speaker:

Bryan Moy is currently the Program Lead for Insight’s Health Data Science Program. Before joining Insight, Bryan worked as a Scientific Engagement Manager at Seven Bridges Genomics, where he worked on large-scale genomic analyses for the U.S. Cancer Moonshot Initiative, as well as for pharma and biotech companies in the United States and China. Bryan has a PhD in Environmental Health from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University’s School of Public Health.

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018

10:30am – 11:30am

SCC 303 (South Campus Center) across from the Magnuson Health Science Center

Scholarships for leadership and research projects through Mary Gates Hall are available!

Deadlines for Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarships are fast approaching! These scholarships provide $5,000 in the current academic year, and are available to all UW undergraduate students.

Still wondering what leadership or research projects are? Attend an upcoming info sessions! Already planning to submit an application, but want some guidance to write a stronger essay? Come to our application writing workshops!

Information Sessions:

Friday Oct 12th, 1:30-2:30 PM, MGH 134

Friday Oct 19th, 1:30-2:30 PM, MGH 134

Friday Nov 30th, 1:30-2:30 PM, Allen Hall Auditorium G81L

Leadership Application Writing Workshop:

Monday Oct 15th, 4:30-6:30 PM, MGH 258

Research Application Writing Workshops:

Tuesday, Oct 16th, 4:30-6:30 PM, MGH 258

Monday Oct 22nd, 4:30-6:30 PM, MGH 258

Register to attend (select only one)

 

The deadline for the Leadership Scholarship is Monday Oct. 22nd at 5:00PM, and the Research scholarship application ends on Oct 29th at 5:00PM. 

 

More information and the online application are available on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge. Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions!

 

Join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council to support innovative ideas on campus!

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fundan award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

 What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!

 The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will:  gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward. 

 Apply here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/katyd2/360613

 Deadline:   5:00 p.m., October 23, 2018 

 Councilmember Duties:

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – Capillaries Journal and One of Many.  Members will participate in both of these areas. 

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

Bi-weekly whole group meetings  – Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

o   Autumn Quarter

  • November 6 & 20
  • December 4

o   Winter Quarter

  • January 15 & 29
  • February 12 & 26
  • March 12

o   Spring Quarter

  • April 2, 16 & 30
  • May 7 & 21
  • June 4
  • As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meeting

We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selectedIf so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers.  They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at katyd2@uw.edu

Be a mentor, or a mentee for students in the Biology/Neurobiology major, with the UW Neurobiology Club!

UW Neurobiology Club is currently recruiting mentors and mentees for the upcoming year! We are an multidisciplinary student group that aims to encourage interest in the field of neurobiology for students and the greater community, while bringing together those with a like interest in the field. If you are interested in learning how to get into the Neurobiology or Biology major, or interested in mentoring others on how to do so, please apply using the forms below!
 
Mentor Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/rssVU5eBkKzTFJ0X2

We are looking for reliable mentors, preferably sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who can ideally commit at least 4-5 hours per month! Mentors do not have to be already in their major! This a great way to gain leadership and mentorship experience, as you will work with students/mentees, either one-on-one or in group settings, to serve as a guide on their UW journey and introduce aspiring Neurobiology or Biology majors to campus resources or academic services in order to help them get into their major.

Our expectations of mentors will be to:
– Actively participate in mentorship and commit 4-5 hrs per month
– Reach out to and build a relationship with assigned mentee
– Be willing to share your own experience and UW journey, campus resources, and academic opportunities


Mentee Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/wHO9Z96vAU5DBlZC2

 

If you have any other questions, please direct them to lisa1090@uw.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!