Community Engagement to Enhance Cancer Research for Underserved Populations

Sponsored by the Biobehavioral and Outcomes Research (BORG) & the Cancer Epidemiology/Prevention Affinity Groups


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1:00-2:00 PM

Thomas Building D1-084 SZE East


Community Engagement to Enhance Cancer Research for Underserved Populations

 Dr Tanjasiri_ BORG and Cancer Epi_Prev Affinity Groups 2018


Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH

Dr. Tanjasiri will be addressing the challenges of involving underrepresented populations in clinical trials


Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri is Professor in the Department of Health Science, and Director of the Health Promotion Research Institute at California State University, Fullerton.  Her teaching and research focus on community health promotion among diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Her scholarship applies community-based participatory research principles to understanding and addressing cancer health disparities include tobacco prevention, cancer early detection and survivorship.


Dr. Tanjasiri has served as PI or Co-PI on over two dozen extramurally funded cancer-related studies, including shared Principal Investigator of the NCI-funded U54 Community Network Program Center WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training and the R01 Support Our Women study to promote Pap testing among Pacific Islander women.  Her research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Education & Behavior, and Health Promotion Practice.  Dr. Tanjasiri received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree in Behavioral Science and doctoral degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.



Refreshments will provided.



Internship at Camp Ronald McDonald®

Camp Ronald McDonald is a fully accessible residential camp for campers with special needs. We are located in the high Sierra on the grounds of beautiful Eagle Lake. A project of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, the goal of Camp Ronald McDonald is to provide confidence-building experiences to campers who are “at-risk”, disadvantaged and/or living with physical or emotional disabilities. Our programs are designed to support each camper’s individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment.

Camp Ronald McDonald opened in 1992 under the umbrella of Eagle Lake Children’s Charities. We served 30 disadvantaged and disabled campers during that first year and began to grow steadily. In 1997, Eagle Lake Children’s Charity merged with a McDonald’s cooperative of owner/operators in Northern California to form Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California (RMHCNC). (The cooperative also helped to build a Ronald McDonald House in Sacramento, providing a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill and injured children). This year we are proud to celebrate our 26th year!

Our facility sits on 35 acres on the shores of beautiful Eagle Lake in the middle of Lassen National Forest. Our site boasts 9 cabins (sleeping 13 each), two shower houses, dining hall, amphitheater, camp fire pit, beach volleyball courts, fully accessible dock and water front, basketball courts and a grassy playing field. In addition to our beautiful layout and environment, we offer an array of programs adapted to meet the individual needs of each camper. We staff experienced and well trained specialists in the fields of drama, arts & crafts, outdoor education, sports and waterfront activities. Camp Ronald McDonald also accommodates special dietary requests while still offering a wonderful variety of nutritious and delicious foods to fuel our campers throughout the day.

Please visit our website for job descriptions and application. Deadline for applications is February 23, 2018, 5:00PM, PST.


COPHP MPH Open House Events 2/15 and 4/26

Are you considering a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree? There is still time to apply to the MPH in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program for Autumn 2018!


Join COPHP faculty, students, and staff for an informational Open House, and learn more about earning your MPH from an innovative, top-ranked program dedicated to social justice and community engagement. Refreshments will be provided.


Open House Dates:

  • Thursday 2/15/18, 6:00-8:00pm, Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T531; Facebook event here; RSVP here
  • Thursday 4/26/18, 6:00-8:00pm, South Campus Center, Room SOCC 303; Facebook event here; RSVP here


RSVP today to reserve your spot!


Additional Information: COPHP Prospective Student Open Houses 2018


Stakeholder Engagement Educational Forums

Please join us for these educational forums offered by UW Healthy Huskies in the upcoming months! All forums are held in Alder Auditorium.

Emergency Aid: A Little Help Goes a Long Way
Laurne Terasaki


From ‘The Munchies’ to Memory Effects:
The Science of Marijuana and Relevance to College Students

Jason Kilmer

Resilience and Compassion at UW
Anne Browning

How to Work With Your Emotions 

Natacha Foo Kune

Threat Assessment & Management at UW

Gillian Wickwire

Systems of Oppression & Health

November TBD

A Changing Public and Mental Health Care System 2018 Exploration Seminar in Chile

A Changing Public and Mental Health Care System 2018 Exploration Seminar in Chile – From August 19 to September 12, 2018


Program page, and application link: (


Director: Prof. Jaime Olavarria (


There will be an information and interview session on Tuesday February 13, at 4:30 pm in room 57 in the basement of Guthrie Hall (Psychology Department). During the first part of the session (4:30- 5:00), Prof. Jaime Olavarria will offer general information about the program and answer questions to interested students (even if they already came to the first session). During the rest of the session (after 5:00 pm), Prof. Jaime Olavarria will only interview students that have submitted their applications 24 hours before the meeting (by Monday February 12), including the essay (first question) in Faculty-led Application. If the references letters have not yet arrived, that is okay. If you cannot make it by 5:00 for the interviews, please come as soon as you can.


Study Abroad has asked to remind interested students that the priority application deadline for this program is February 15, 2018, and to finish their applications by 11:59pm. In the first question of the Faculty-led Application, focus on what is asked, and try to stay within the word limit (more is not always better!).


Please let Prof. Jaime Olavarria know if you would like to be interviewed on Feb 13.


If you are interested in joining in this unique abroad experience, it is encouraged that you apply by the end of February 15. There will be another interview session after February 15.


Contact Jaime Olavarria if you have questions: