Mahina Deadline Approaching!

We are actively seeking applications for Summer (JUNE-AUGUST) 2016. The application deadline is December 4, 2015.Thank you in advance for distributing this very exciting opportunity to your networks!

About Mahina

Mahina is a 10 week-long summer program in Hawai’i and Aotearoa (New Zealand) that is specifically designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health research careers. This program is a partnership between the University of Washington, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Auckland in Aotearoa.

Trainees will learn about social, cultural, and historical determinants of Indigenous health; community based participatory/tribal participatory research (CBPR); and culturally-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Central to this unique program is the trainees’ explorations of culturally specific Indigenous epistemologies, methodologies, and research protocols. In addition to being trained and mentored by top indigenous scholars and researchers, trainees will be assigned a “sibling” graduate student mentor (Tuakana) in accordance with cultural customs of the Maori.

Mahina offers trainees funding for travel and housing costs and a stipend for living expenses.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

· Self- identify as an American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nation, Inuit, Metis, Native Hawaiian, Maori, or Pacific Islander, or as an Indigenous person from the U.S. or U.S. territories or North America, including Canada or Mexico (e.g., Yaqui); OR self-identify as belonging to a socioeconomic or rural background or racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research AND is a member of an Indigenous household, family, or community;

· Be an enrolled as a 3rd, 4th or 5th year undergraduate student or be a graduate student at the University of Washington [or university in the WWAMI region] or University of Hawai’i at Manoa in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences with a health focus and have at least at 3.0 GPA;

· Intend to develop a program of health research or a career in health research with Indigenous communities; and/or

· Intend to develop and submit an application toward a health research degree.


· Check out the Mahina Website

· Please apply here

· Deadline to Apply is December 4, 2015.

· Contact: Anjulie Ganti at anjulie or call 206-543-7662 with questions.

Mahina is administered by IWRI and supported by funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P60MD006909.

Join SNaHP

Students for a National Health Plan (SNaHP) , a UW Registered Student Organization, is focused on broadening the conversation around healthcare policy and access. We are currently looking for new members and have officer roles available for anyone looking to get more involved in the movement and gain leadership experience.

Joining SNaHP is an excellent way to network with healthcare professionals and legislators active in the healthcare reform movement. Anyone looking to pursue a career in medicine will find a stunning lack of information of healthcare policy in the curricula. Our organization aims to be a resource for anyone looking to gain information and get involved.

Anyone interested can look at our Facebook page:

or email us at: snahp

Health Equity Circle Recruiting New Core Leadership Team

Health Equity Circle (HEC) is currently recruiting Core Leadership Team (CLT) members for 2016. As members of HEC, we believe that health is more than healthcare! As future health professionals, we want to gain the skills and analysis we need to build collective power for health equity and social justice.

The Core Leadership Team is an inter-professional group of health science students and undergraduates who facilitate the growth of ourselves and our peers into skilled community organizers and leaders who can work upstream to address the social determinants of health.

Attached are two documents: 1) An outline of the Roles and Responsibilities of CLT Leads*, and 2) an application form. Please email your completed application form to uwhec by Friday, December 18 at 11:59pm.

On Wednesday, December 2 at 5:30pm (location TBD) the current HEC CLT membership is holding a informational Q&A session that all applicants will be invited to. This session is intended for you to get to know a little bit more about us and for us to get to know a little bit more about you. More information will come out about this at a later time, so stay tuned.

We look forward to shaking up the status quo with you! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

UW Health Equity Circle

"Health is More Than Healthcare"

Email us: healthequitycircle

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CoreLeadershipTeamRolesandResponsibilities 2015.pdf


Fellowship Informational Meeting on 12/09/15

Are you looking for something to do after you graduate? Interested in fieldwork in public health?

On December 9, 2015 at 1pm in Health Sciences F-349 come learn about the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship and Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). These two programs provide unique experiences in public health practice to recent graduates through placement at public health agencies all throughout the U.S.

Bridget, Maayan, and Jerzy will talk about their experiences in these programs and answer your questions about the application process, placement options, learning opportunities, and anything else you’d like to know. The CDC/CSTE Fellowship is ideal for recent MPH and PhD graduates (also DVM and MD) and PHAP is ideal for BA/BS and MPH graduates.

If you can’t attend the meeting but still have questions feel free to email us directly!

Maayan (msimckes) – CDC/CSTE

Bridget (bmw05) – CDC/CSTE

Jerzy (jerzy) – PHAP

UW Master of Jurisprudence Information Session – December 1

The University of Washington School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program

is hosting an Admissions Information Session at William H. Gates Hall on December 1.

During this session, we will be providing information about this innovative Master’s degree program and inform candidates about the application process.

If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please join us to learn more and meet our faculty.

Our upcoming session is Tuesday, December 1 6:00-7:00 PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 207.

Please RSVP at if you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you!