Autumn Courses: Sexually Transmitted Infections; Maternal & Child Health

UW Epidemiology is excited to offer the following undergraduate courses for Autumn 2017.

EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences

Who gets STIs and why? How do you prevent and treat STIs? What new STIs have recently emerged? In this course, you will:

• Identify populations at risk for STIs

• Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology

• Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection

• Evaluate STI prevention interventions

No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field. A basic understanding of biology is required. Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.

SLN: 14900; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.; Quiz meets: F 11:30–12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Lisa Manhart

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found epcourse.

EPI 221 – Maternal & Child Health – A Population Health Approach

This course will provide an overview of:

• Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health

• Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes

• Life course approach to maternal and child health

No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field. Areas of Knowledge: NW.

SLN: 14904; 5 credits; Lecture meets MW 1:00-2:20 p.m.; Quiz meets F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found epcourse.



Carlson Center Leadership & Public Service Funding Opportunities for Students: Deadline May 1st !

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce that applications are now open for three distinct funding opportunities for students engaged in public service and leadership activities at the University of Washington.

The application deadline for each of the three opportunities is Monday, May 1st.

Students from all three campuses are welcome to apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award and the Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship.

The Class of 2016 Impact and Diversity Scholarship is limited to UW Seattle students.

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award

Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes one student each year who has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who is committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive a cash award of $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be a junior or senior in class standing, be enrolled at the University of Washington during at least two quarters of the current academic year (Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, and/or Spring 2017), and be working toward their first baccalaureate degree.

Applications will be assessed on the extent to which a students’ conception and practice of civic leadership embodies these values: Social Responsibility, Commitment, Leadership, Creativity, and Collaboration. View our Application Evaluation Rubric to learn more about what we’re looking for from Carlson Award applicants.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, this Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson and S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration. The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community. Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows serve in the summer, building on experiences and partnerships they have forged in the previous academic year. Students who are selected receive an educational stipend of $1800 to engage in a public service project between June 19-August 31, 2017, and are supported throughout the summer through workshops and advising with a graduate student mentor.Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected for a summer intensive experience based on three primary factors:

  • An established partnership with a non-profit or public sector organization
  • A collaboratively thought out plan for a summer intensive project that will benefit the partnering organization while increasing student skills and learning
  • An articulation of how the work of the Fellow will contribute to their development as a public servant and leader

NEW: Class of 2016 Impact and Diversity Scholarship

Each year University of Washington seniors collaboratively decide upon a gift that will leave a legacy that honors their graduating class and its values. In 2016, the UW Seattle graduating class created a fund that would provide scholarship support for a student who is making positive changes in the UW community and greater Seattle area in ways that foster diversity and encourage student involvement. Given the Carlson Center’s rich history of community engagement, and on-going commitment to equity, the Class of 2016 selected the Carlson Center to administer this funding. This year’s scholarship recipient will be selected based on the strength of a proposed or in progress community engagement effort that celebrates and promotes diversity and encourages student involvement. The selected student will receive an educational stipend of $1800 to support their community engagement during the summer (or a clearly articulated planning process for a fall project) and are supported throughout the summer through workshops and advising with a graduate student mentor.Please note that this opportunity is limited to students at the UW Seattle campus.

We encourage students to review the web site links for each opportunity they may be interested in and email engage if they have any questions.

Malaria Drug Delivery Intern

Malaria Drug Delivery Intern (Undergrad/Grad)

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

Source: PATH: A catalyst for global health

SoundBio Lab Volunteer Opportunity

SoundBio Lab is a community of amateur and professional science enthusiasts dedicated to promoting science education, providing access to biotechnology, and fostering self-learning in order to inspire the next generation of scientists.

We organize projects, workshops, and science events embracing hands-on learning as our motto.

We are looking for volunteers to help bring Science more accessible to the community.

As a volunteer, you are able to gain molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation, PCR, and restriction enzyme digests. You will also get a touch of what is like to educate the community about science.

Here is a link to the SoundBio website if you are interested in learning more about the organization: .

If you are interested in helping, please fill out our volunteer application form: .”

March for Science

I invite you to join SPHA, SPH faculty, and many members of the UW community at the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, from 10am-1pm.

The March for Science, held in conjunction with Earth Day, is a celebration to highlight the vital role that science plays in improving our daily lives and the safety of our communities. This is a great opportunity to communicate a positive message to the public and public officials about the value and power of science. Similar marches are planned this day in more than 500 cities across the globe, with 37 countries expected to participate.

If you would like more information about the event, please visit the Facebook event page here:

We will meet at Cal Anderson Park and march as a group to Seattle Center. Look for the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) sign. You can also follow SPHA on our Facebook page for more details and updates about the event.

Fail Forward: an evening of storytelling

Rough midterm? Bad breakup? No idea what your passion is supposed to be?

Feel like you’re never going to get that coveted internship?

Are you pretty sure that your thesis adviser would rather have a colonoscopy than read through yet another draft of your dissertation proposal?

Convinced that you will fall short of your parents’ expectations even if you get into that fancy sounding major?

You are not alone.

Join the UW Resilience Lab for Fail Forward, an evening of storytelling where some of our outstanding UW leaders will share their experiences of success and failure, risk and redemption in a panel discussion moderated by Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ Dr. Anne Browning and Dean Ed Taylor.

Wednesday, April 26th

5 p.m. – Doors open & dinner

5:30 – 7 p.m. – Main event
Welcome by President Cauce

Intellectual House – UW Seattle