Radical Roots Documentary!

Radical Roots documentary is a new independently produced film highlighting a specific moment of history in 1970s Minnesota, when activists fought in a struggle over what natural food co-ops should sell and who they should serve. Rough cut screening is this week.


Radical Roots documentary screening

Thursday, September 19


Central Co-op’s Rochdale Room 1900 E Madison St, Seattle

Admission is free

Get more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2936453209715074/

Fire Injury & Policy Research Program


Undergraduate Project Assistants

The Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP) is currently seeking undergraduate students to assist in a variety of firearms-related projects. Such projects include creating a safe storage map in the State of Washington to encourage the public to temporarily store their firearms as a means of preventing suicide; reviewing narratives in the National Violent Death Reporting System to determine if, and how often, firearms are used for self-defense; and assisting in an evaluation of the Extreme Risk Protection Orders in the State of Washington. Students may be involved in other projects as well.

The position will be on a part-time basis and last for the duration of the specific project, but can be extended as needed.


Specific experience and content knowledge in firearm-related research is not required, but interest in the topic is certainly necessary. The student should be able to work both independently (with sufficient supervision) and collaboratively (as part of a team) as needed. Additionally, the student should be able to participate in meetings relevant to the project.

Upcoming Deadline for LCH Student Travel Awards

In an effort to promote sustainable collaboration between Latino communities, both domestically and globally, and academic scholarship at the University of Washington, the Latino Center for Health offers a Student Travel Award Program. The program provides award amounts up to $1000, which covers conference registration and travel-related expenses for UW students presenting on a topic that addresses Latino health issues. Priority will be given to graduate students and primary authors, but others are encouraged to apply.


Application materials should be emailed to latcntr@uw.edu by 5 pm PST on October 10th.  For additional details please see the attached description and travel request form.


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School of Social Work HIRING Research Assistant

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position


Position:                    Undergraduate Research Study Assistant

Department:              Social Work

Reports to:                 Megan Moore

Hours per week:        Hourly


The School of Social Work seeks a part-time hourly (15-20 hours per week) Research Study Assistant for the Injury-related Health Equity across the Lifespan (iHeal) research program. The RSA provides the first contact between the study and a diverse group of potential participants. The RSA is responsible for identifying, screening, recruiting, and interviewing patients who present to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) with an intentional or unintentional injury. The RSA will interview patients in the inpatient units and intensive care units. The study aims to improve local and national trauma databases to capture health equity measures and to improve the research informed consent process for persons who have experienced interpersonal violence.

Under general supervision, specific duties include, but not limited to:


  • Participate in trainings related to projects
  • Use medical records to identify potential participants presenting with intentional or unintentional injuries and who have been admitted to HMC for at least 48 hours
  • Communicate with hospital staff to locate eligible patients for recruitment in a professional manner
  • Communicate effectively and comfortably with patients who have injured and who are in an acute care setting
  • Conduct informed consent process for interested patients
  • Conduct research interviews in English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Enter study data into REDCap
  • Conduct follow-up interviews over the telephone
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to assist with research in the fast-paced environment of HMC
  • Assist with administrative duties such as scheduling meetings, maintaining documents, and photocopying
  • Keep accurate records of data
  • Provide ready access to all project data for PIs
  • Manage and respond in a timely manner to project-related email
  • Comply with human subjects protocols
  • Other duties as assigned


This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Flexible schedule to allow for being at HMC 15-20 hours per week
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor, discretion, and tact
  • Ability to learn and retain information
  • The ability and willingness to be a team player
  • Dependability and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Creativity and curiosity regarding research methods and analysis for project
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to accept and integrate feedback regarding performance

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Access
  • Experience working with persons who have experienced interpersonal violence
  • Experience with REDCap
  • Experience on a research team
  • Interest in trauma/injury research
  • Experience conducting interviews in the inpatient setting