Spring Course: Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Methods

EPI 330 – Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Methods

How do epidemiologists get from hypothesis → data → results? What basic epidemiologic software tools are available? How do results → recommendations for action?

-Increase your awareness of commonly used data sources for epidemiologic analysis and surveillance.

-Gain hands-on experience with key data management strategies and epidemiologic software to conduct basic analyses to answer research questions.

-Expand study design topics introduced in Introduction to Epidemiology (EPI 320) to concepts such as confounding, effect modification, and adjustment.

EPI 330 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. Prerequisites include: EPI 320, and any Introductory Biostatistics/Statistics class or AP Statistics with a grade of 3 or above.

This course follows up on concepts introduced in “Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPI 320), by providing students with hands-on experience using epidemiologic software to conduct basic analyses of existing epidemiologic data files. It includes further discussion of data sources, study designs and concepts such as confounding, effect modification, and adjustment. The class focuses on providing information about the steps used in developing a hypothesis through presentation of results, and experience using basic data management strategies and analytic tools. Areas of Knowledge: I&S & QSR. A course flyer is attached.

SLN: 14152; 4 credits; Meets M 1:30-3:20 p.m. in HSB D-209; W 1:30-3:20 p.m. in HSL Computer Classrooms A,B, & C; Instructor: Beth Mueller

Questions: epcourse

EPI330_V5.pdf

Applying to Health Professional School Seminar

GEN ST 297 Section G

Applying to Health Professional School

SLN: 14601, 1 Credit, CR/NC

Instructor: Dan Poux, Pre-Health Adviser

Details: Spring Quarter, Wednesdays 2:30 – 4:20

The seminar will cover preparing an application, writing an effective personal statement, gathering letters of recommendation, choosing schools, and interviewing. Class time will be spent on group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, such as admissions officials. Grades will be based on in-class assignments, participation in interview exercises, and occasional out-of-class writing assignments, such as drafts of personal statements and professional school applications.

Unlike most academic seminars, this course will require students to direct their inquiry inward and assess themselves realistically and honestly in order to present themselves as unique and competitive candidates. Students will discover their own strengths and challenges in this process, and they will reflect not only on their readiness but also on their motivation and life experiences.

The seminar is open to anyone applying to graduate-level health professional school during the 2016 application season, including applicants to medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, podiatric, or veterinary medical schools.

Serving Underserved and Vulnerable Populations Panel Discussion

Join Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health club, as it hosts a new panel about serving under-served and vulnerable populations!

Speakers include:

Dr. David Evans from UW Family Medicine to speak about rural health

Dr. Abby Grant from UW Medicine to speak about working with refugee families

Katie Verriere DNP, ARNP from Neighborcare Youth Homeless Clinic

Gayle Gilmore, RN from Jefferson Respite Care

Michelle Rittereiser, MS from the Polyclinic to talk about her work at HealthPoint Community Health Center

Ryan Kouchakji, Environmental Health Student, EMT at Pioneer Human Services

WHEN & WHERE:

Tuesday, February 9th 6-7pm in Savery 260.

Here is the link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1298366303514223/

For students interested in health equity, this could be a good event for asking questions!

Spring Course: Outbreak Investigation and Response

EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation and Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator with Epidemiology 201: Outbreak Investigation and Response, a special course offering for spring quarter 2016.Learn how disease outbreaks—such as Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu—start, spread, and are detected and investigated. Students will look at the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government. This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media. There are no course pre-requisites for EPI 201; all majors are encouraged to enroll. However, please be advised that basic math skills are required for this course. Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14148; 4 credits; Meets: T/Th 10:30–11:50 a.m. in HSB T-625; F 12:30–1:20 p.m. in HSB D-209; Instructor: Janet Baseman

Questions: epcourse

Food Security Survey for UW Students

Greetings!

Your participation is being requested to complete the "UW Students & Food Security" Survey as an opportunity for UW students to share their experiences, as a first step to help the UW better understand how access to food impacts UW students’ lives. ALLstudents are encouraged to participate in this study, so whether you’ve experienced a lack of food before or not, please complete the survey to share your individual experience of food security.

The USDA defines food security as, “access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life”.

According to Feeding America’s, Hunger in America 2014 study, some of their key findings were that 10% of adults using emergency food resources, are students- 2 million are full time and another 1 million are part time.

However, these numbers do not necessarily reflect the true state of food security and maybe higher as this issue is not well researched on a local or national level. This is true for a couple of reasons: one being that historically college students have come from more privileged backgrounds whose families are able to support their educational goals and provide financial assistance, assuming that food insecurity is a non-issue. Second, the belief that there are adequate financial resources available to students who need it. However, due to stricter eligibility requirements, many students do not qualify to receive food benefits, and many students do not want to incur more debt through accepting more in student loans. Access to local food resources are limited and students’ own perceptions of these resources may influence their utilization of them.

Tuition costs, transportation, child care, medical costs, and any other living expenses are leaving many students unable to keep up with increasing financial demands while attending school, which results in students being at higher risk for experiencing lack of food, hunger and other social issues.

I would greatly appreciate your participation in this study and hope you will take time to consider the potential benefits it can create for the students of the University of Washington! Surveys will be available February 2nd, 2016 through February 21, 2016.

Click on the link to be directed to the anonymous survey: UW Students & Food Security Survey

Thank you!

2016 Seattle Campus Internship Fair- February 18th, 2-6pm, HUB Ballrooms

Hello Huskies!

Are you looking to gain an internship opportunity? Search no more! The Career Center’s Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students of all majors and class levels from all three UW campuses to connect with corporate, small business, non-profit and government employers who are all looking for Huskies, like YOU, to fill their internship needs. Some employers will have part-time and full-time positions available as well. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity!

2016 INTERNSHIP FAIR

  • Thurs, February 18th, 2016
  • 2:00-6:00pm, HUB Ballroom–Seattle campus
  • Bring 15-20 copies of resumes

The Details

  • All UW students from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code – business casual
  • A list of attending employers and details about what to expect is here

Why Attend

  • Your future employer wants you to do an internship. 60% of employers prefer to hire job applicants who have internship experience.
  • Two or more internships will improve your odds of landing a job.UW graduates who completed 2 or more internships were less likely to still be looking for work 6 months after graduation.
  • Recruiters hire students who attend fairs.92% of the employers who attended our 2015 Internship Fair and completed our survey indicated they extended offers to candidates they met at the fair.
  • Employers aren’t just looking for programmers and accountants. 50 of the employers who attended last year’s Internship Fair were open to ALL MAJORS!

Questions

· Please contact Donna Chen at 206-543-0535 or email ccsevent .

We look forward to seeing you on February 18th!