Re-Opening of Global Water Brigades Application

Hello Everyone!

We are now re-opening the Global Water Brigades 2016 Application! GWB is a smaller part of Global Brigades. The Global Brigades mission is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.

The Water Brigades focus on working with local engineers and technicians to construct water systems custom designed for rural communities. Volunteers assist in digging trenches, connecting pipes, installing in-home water faucets, and providing education to improve family health.

Global Water Brigades at UW is looking to have more people join in and experience this amazing opportunity!

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this application:

The application is due on Wednesday, March 9th at 11:59pm!!!!

Questions or comments? Please email mlbruno or message us on our Facebook page HERE

If you would like to know more about Global Brigades at UW, please click HERE

International Business Info Sessions

Undergraduate students:

Are you interested in business, language and culture? If so, apply to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world! CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Come to an upcoming info session to hear from staff and students about the benefits of CISB!

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m., Dem 233
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m., Dem 233

For more information, please contact CISB at cisb or 206-543-5985.

Seattle MESA’s Open House – Feb 17th


Come to Seattle MESA’s Annual Open House to learn about Seattle MESA and our volunteer opportunities in STEM. All of the UW family are welcome.

Date: February 17, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Place: ECC – Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Refreshments will be served!!!

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


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


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

Here is the link to the facebook event:

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