Undergraduate Research: 2018 NHERI REU application deadline: Feb. 1

For undergraduates in STEM majors, the 2018 NHERI REU program presents a prime opportunity for hands-on research experience in the field of natural hazards engineering.

Over the course of the summer, students work side-by-side with earthquake, wind, tsunami and coastal engineers, geoscientists, and data scientists – all dedicated to mitigating the effects of natural hazards. Participants deploy to one of NHERI’s 10 hazard-engineering,simulation and cyberinfrastructure facilities around the country.

The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

downloadable flyer is available.

Find details and application forms at the NHERI-DesignSafe-CI website.

The NHERI REU accepts applications from many majors — and may be of special interest to students majoring in engineering, architecture, meteorology, geoscience and computer science.

Benefits of the NHERI REU include:

  • Working with a faculty mentor to conduct research on an established NSF research project.
  • Networking with engineering researchers, graduate students, and high-achieving peers.
  • Mentoring and guidance with graduate school and career goals.
  • The opportunity to complete and present a paper based on the summer’s research.
  • A research stipend and travel funds to and from the research site.


The NHERI REU is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Women, veteran, and underrepresented minority undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.



Dr. Karina Vielma, REU Coordinator
University of Texas, San Antonio
NHERI Education and Community Outreach


LGBTQ Study Abroad Mexico Program

​LGBTQ Communities, Public Health, and Migration in Mexico


Application Deadline: JANUARY 31

Program Dates: July 19- August 17, 2018

Total Program Fees: $4300

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Program website: https://chid.washington.edu/study-abroad/2018/summer/lgbtq-communities-public-health-and-migration-mexico


Our time in Mexico City and surrounding areas will introduce students to local LGBTQ activists, organizations, and change-makers. We will learn from our community partners about how a country’s history shapes its LGBTQ communities. Questions we will engage include: What can we learn from the challenges and successes of LGBTQ communities in Mexico’s capital as they work to mobilize and create change throughout the country? How does the contemporary landscape of migration affect identity issues in Mexico? How do LGBTQ rights intersect with other areas of human rights in the country such as environmental justice, women’s rights, access to education, etc.?

Curious about what it means to participate in one of the only LGBTQ focused study abroad programs at UW? Check out the Queer Study Abroad Resource (QSAR), created by alumni of this program: https://issuu.com/mexicocitylgbtqstudyabroad/docs/mexicocityqueerstudyabroadresource


Questions? Contact Sasha Duttchoudhury at sasha9@uw.edu or Dr. Taranath at anu@uw.edu.

Students can get GWSS credit for this course, contact Laura Marquez at gwssadvs@uw.edu for details!

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning internship at PATH

MEL PrEP Internship

Job Description : 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.
Global Program:  Results Management, Measurement, and Learning (RMML); Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)                         
Project Name:  Monitoring and Evaluation Professional Engagement Program (PrEP) Internship
Start Date:  February 2018               
End Date:  June 2018                      
Estimated number of hours per week:  20     
Location(s) of internship:  Seattle, WA   
Will the intern be receiving a stipend?*:  Yes      
Will the intern travel? (local or international):  No       
Description of internship project:
To fulfill PATH’s commitment to ensuring accountability, synergy, and stewardship across the organization, PATH has established a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team to strengthen our support to staff who are responsible for project monitoring and evaluation and to develop an organization-wide approach to assessing our long-term program impact. The Internship student will work with the M&E team on helping to build capacity in PATH projects and programs.
The student will specifically work with the continued development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Professional Engagement Program (PrEP)-a 9 month long mentorship and training program for professionals new to the Monitoring & Evaluation discipline or professionals wishing to strengthen their skills in M&E at PATH.
Internship goals and learning objectives/benefit to the intern:
  • Assist in curriculum development and documentation for M&E capacity building and training, including webinars, online courses, and presentations
  • Coordinate capacity building efforts for M&E staff
  • Support the M&E team in identifying training topics, approaches, and modalities
  • Research training delivery mechanisms
  • Apply best practices for online learning, including webinar presentations
  • Support communication between all involved parties
  • Track progress and manage coordination and communication across the M&E team


Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:  

  • Collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Needs assessment
  • Training/building capacity/skills transfer
  • Knowledge and experience with Monitoring & Evaluation


Proposed activities:

  • Assist in curriculum development and documentation for M&E capacity building and training, including webinars, online courses, and presentations
  • Coordinate capacity building efforts for M&E staff
  • Support the M&E team in identifying training topics, approaches, and modalities
  • Research training delivery mechanisms
  • Apply best practices for online learning, including webinar presentations
  • Support communication between all involved parties
  • Track progress and manage coordination and communication across the M&E team


Learning outcomes (how the Intern’s performance will be evaluated):The internship supervisor will meet with the intern at least once per week to offer guidance and assure that the intern’s performance is on track.

Required skills and experience:

  • Current enrollment in a graduate level academic program
  • Interest and experience in creating online learning opportunities and capacity building approaches
  • Experience or interest in training, and developing curriculum
  • Basic familiarity with adult learning theory
  • Proven ability to conduct literature reviews
  • Advanced proficiency working with PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and external collaborators
  • Proactive, motivated, self-directed learner with good problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



*PATH does not provide a stipend to interns who are California residents.

 *All PATH internships are eligible for school credit. Please refer to your university’s process for credit eligibility.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

 PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

 PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


– Job Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
– Company Location: United States, Seattle
– Position Type: Part-Time

Honors Course open to Public Health Majors – Dark Empire Study Abroad Program

DARK EMPIRE: Public Health England

Race, Health and Society in Britain


August 5 – September 7

:Four-week 5-credit Exploration Seminar based at the University of Greenwich in Southeast London. Explores historical and contemporary factors. The UK played a major role in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Abolish slave trading in 1806 and slavery in 1834. British Raj, the colonial occupation of India, ended in 1947. People of Color now make-up 8% of the 60.5 million UK residents. Guided by an African American professor.

Topics: National Health Service; race/ethnic relations, social determinants of health, anti-immigration; Islamophobia, Brexit, LGBTQ issues. Interactive seminars with British guest lecturers, participant-observation field trips, guided bus and walking tour. In-depth discussions of of multiculturalism and gender required reading of prize-winning novels: Brick Lane by Monica Ali, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Classes: Mon-Thurs, 10am-3pm, Greenwich Maritime Campus, adjacent to River Thames

AccommodationsUniversity of Greenwich’s Avery Hill Campus with private room, communal kitchen, weekly change of towel/ bed linen, internet access and Weekly Travel Pass

Credits: 5 credits for HSERV488, Independent Study & Honors options available

Student costs: 

  • Student Fee – $2990
  • IPE administration Fee- $450
  • Plus airfare to/from London, most meals, health insurance and personal spending money. 

Apply by 2/15

Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday January 23 @ 4:30 in Odegaard 316
  • Wednesday January 24 @ 2:30 in Odegaard 316
  • Monday January 29 @ 2:30 in Odegaard 316


Director: Clarence Spigner, Professor, Dept of Health Services, HSB, H-690d, cspigner@uw.edu 206-616-2948 / Staff: Alex Tu Khoifish@uw.edu

Dark Empire 2018

Texas A&M MPH Program

The Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University wants to invite anyone who is interested in graduate school to participate our their upcoming Virtual Open House.

Are you interested in continuing your education in public health with an emphasis in health policy or management? We are recruiting graduate students for our Master’s in Public Health degree program at Texas A&M University for the Fall 2018 academic year.


This Open House is designed to inform students about our program, help answer questions, and more.  Some quick information to know:

  • Our applicantion deadline is April 1 and students needs to submit the application through SOPHAS (http://sophas.org/program-finder/?program=1700).
  • The Texas A&M School of Public Health is consistently ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 25 Schools of Public Health in the nation.  Our degree is accredited by the Council on Education of Public Health (CEPH). More information about our program can be found at our website.


This program is designed for students interested in:

  • learning about the policy process as it relates to health issues
  • analyzing policies and programs to determine their effectiveness
  • leading or managing organizations or parts of organizations that serve a wide range of populations
  • reducing or eliminating health disparities
  • related management and policy areas as they relate to public health

This program prepares students to work in public health as:

  • policy advocates and analysts
  • in managerial positions in
    • local and state health departments
    • community health centers
    • non-profit health-related organizations (national, state and local)
    • academic medical centers
    • other similar settings throughout the US and abroad

We strive to educate our students to improve health outcomes, especially in rural or underserved communities. Our graduates serve in a variety of roles, including:

  • vice president of program services
  • program policy project analyst
  • senior strategy analyst
  • associate director of supply chain
  • public health emergency preparedness coordinator
  • community health resources coordinator
  • medical director
    • director of systems development
    • Medicaid manager
    • clinical research coordinator
    • among others.

2018 SPH Winter Fellowships and Scholarships

Winter funding cycle is upon us! Here are some funding opportunities for current and incoming SPH students. All these opportunities will open on January 3, 2018 and close on February 4th at 11:59 PM. They can also be found here: http://sph.washington.edu/students/funding-sph.asp.


  • School of Public Health Office of the Dean Master’s Fellowships (Open to all 2018 incoming Master’s level students)
    $20,000 ($10,000 per year for two years) awarded to six students
    Up to six annual awards for incoming Master’s degree students. The intent of these awards is to help master’s-level programs attract and retain students with diverse experiences and perspectives.


  • Remak Scholarship (Open to current undergraduate and graduate students)
    $1,000 awarded to one student
    The purpose of the Walter A. Remak Scholarship is to benefit undergraduate and/or graduate students in the School of Public Health who plan to pursue public health work in South Africa, regardless of the student’s country of origin.  The funds can be applied toward a variety of expenses, including but not limited to: tuition, travel, research-related expenses, practicum/internship-related expenses, housing, food, textbooks and lab fees.  The expenses must be related, implicitly or explicitly, to the student’s work in South Africa.


  • Grayston Day Fellowship (Open to current and incoming graduate student) (Departmental Nomination Only)
    $12,000 awarded to up to four students
    The School of Public Health is committed to increasing the number of health professionals from diverse communities by funding the education of underrepresented students in the public health field. Funds from this award can be used to support financial need, academic merit, and potential contribution to the field of public health.


  • Magnuson Scholars Fellowship (Current Graduate Students) (Departmental Nomination Only)
    Each of the six University of Washington Health Sciences Schools is invited to nominate a student for selection as a Magnuson Scholar. Magnuson Scholars are selected annually from applicants nominated by each of the six University of Washington Health Sciences Schools: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. Preference for candidates who are preparing for or engaged in research related to diabetes, its antecedents, or complications.


  • Patrick-Beresford Fellowship in Social Epidemiology (Current Graduate Students)
    $5,000 awarded to one student
    The UW School of Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of the Patrick-Beresford Fellowship in Social Epidemiology. The intent of this award is to support graduate students from any department in the School of Public Health who are engaged in the study of social epidemiology.


  • SPH Endowed Fellowship (Open to graduate level students)
    $5,000 awarded to one PhD and one Master’s student
    The School of Public Health is able to provide support to one PhD student and one Masters student currently enrolled in the School of Public Health who has completed at least one full academic year (3 quarters) in their graduate program at the time of award disbursement (Autumn 2018). Funds can be used to support tuition, books, fees, and other educational expenses.


For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jpcarpio@uw.edu.

Learn about Community Organizing!

Do you want to learn more about community organizing, but don’t have time to take our class? 

Do you want to deepen your understanding of the basics of community organizing? 


The Sound Alliance, our community partner, is holding two Leadership Institutes. The Institute goes over the history and basics of community organizing based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF – a leader in community organizing strategy) in over 70 years of organizing experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for people new to community organizing, and those who want to practice and hone their skills.


Winter 2018 Leadership Institute for Public Life – Weekday

  • Tuesdays, January 16th & January 23rd, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Teamsters Local 117 Building, East Room, 14675 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila
  • Registration deadline: Friday, January 12


Winter 2018 Leadership Institute for Public Life – Weekend

  • Saturdays,  February 10th & 24th, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 W Roy St, Seattle
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 7


If you have any questions, you can email setoj@uw.edu.