Category: Local / Regional Health Events

UW Health Graduate School Fair- next week, May 19 – open to everyone!

Have you been thinking about pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, rehabilitation medicine, or other health-related fields? Please come join us for the 2015 Health Graduate School Fair.

Health Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015; 2-5pm

Mary Gates Hall, Commons

The Health Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Career Center and Alpha Epsilon Delta(AED), is a great opportunity for you to connect with representatives from over 45 health-focused graduate and professional programs, who will be on-hand to meet with our UW talented students and alumni interested in continuing their education in the health sciences. Whether you want to attend graduate school at the UW, elsewhere in the United States, or even internationally, the Health Graduate School Fair has something for you!

For a complete list of registered programs and institutions, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit http://careers.washington.edu/Students/Health-Fair.

Questions? Please contact careerevents or 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you on May 13th!

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Global Health Career Week: May 4-11 on UW Seattle campus

Global Health Career Week is happening May 4-11 across campus. Global Health Career Week is a full week of workshops, events, and information sessions promoting careers in global health, and is organized by the Global Health Resource Center in the Department of Global Health.

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For questions or more information about this year’s featured events, contact Eaden Andu at andue or follow Global Health Career Week on Facebook.

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Public Meetings: Physicians for a National Health Program

Saturday, March 28: 7:00pm

Kane Hall, Room 120

University of Washington, Seattle 98195

Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington will host their 10thAnnual Public Meeting, “Grassroots Organizing for Health and Social Justice.” We are honored to be able to present what will be a valuable weekend of learning from experts about strategies of the grassroots organizing that is indispensable as we move forward to counter the corporate influences that affect all of our lives. Featured speakers:

Margaret Flowers, MD: PNHP-Maryland, founder and editor, Popular Resistance.org

James Haslam: Executive Director, Vermont Workers Center

Kshama Sawant: Seattle City Council Member, 15NOW campaign

More information at: pnhpwesternwashington.org

Friday, March 27: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vista Court Café, William H. Foege Hall

University of Washington, Seattle, 98195

Special student session of the Annual Public Meeting, hosted by Students for a National Health Program at the University of Washington. All students are welcome to join us on Friday evening for a discussion with Margaret Flowers and James Haslam about the role of students in healthcare reform.

UW lecture: “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest.”

The University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book Committee would like to invite you and others from Community Alliance for Global Justice to the 2014-2015 University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book Author Visit Mini-Conference, which focuses on farmworker, health, and migrant justice and features “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies” author Seth Holmes. All events are free and open to the public. This Mini-Conference will be at the UW on February 9th and 10th, and will include the following:

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Dr. Seth Holmes, Monday, February 9th

7:00 – 9:00 PM, Kane 130

Neuroscience Event on UW campus, Fri May 23

Hi everyone, Check out this great neuroscience event happening on campus! Grey Matters, an undergraduate neuroscience journal here at UW, will be hosting an evening with neuroscience on Friday, May 23 at 7:00pm in the Hub Lyceum. We’ll be holding an informal discussion with six panelists who are all UW neuroscientists. The event is free and should be fun for anyone, no background in neuroscience required. Here is the webpage for the event medicuw

Berkeley Optometry Webinars – TUESDAY’S (4/16) Session (“Timeline for Success”) Still Open for Enrollmen t!

Dear Colleagues, The Admissions and Student Affairs team at Berkeley Optometry would like to invite your pre-optometry undergraduate students to join us in our series of informational webinars about a career in optometry and admissions to our school. For the month of April, our webinars are scheduled as follows: Timeline for Success April 16, 2013 from 2:00-3:30pm PDT Essays and Interviewing April 23, 2013 from 2:00-3:30pm PDT Virtual Student Panel April 24, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm PDT For more information and to register, see here: http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/webinars. If you have 10 or more interested students, we would be happy to schedule a separate session for them at a time that best suits their calendars. Please help us spread the word about these sessions, they will be very helpful to any student considering optometry! Thank you! Best regards, Kailin — Kailin Hu Coordinator of Admissions and Student Affairs UC Berkeley School of Optometry 380 Minor Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-2020 http://optometry.berkeley.edu Office: (510) 642-9537 Fax: (510) 643-7111 Attention prospective students – Get to know more about Berkeley Optometry virtually! We will be hosting a series of 4 webinar sessions throughout the month of April. Register for free here: http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/webinars

Join us for Global Health Career Week at UW! April 15-20

The Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) in the UW Department of Global Health is excited to announce that Global Health Career Week 2013 is coming up next week – April 15-20th! We have an excellent lineup this year: * a Career Resource Fair where you can network with over 20 local global health organizations! * panel discussions with graduate students and faculty in the field! * a screening of the film Girl Rising! * a talk by a World Health Organization (WHO) leader on malaria! * a new Global Health and the Arts Cafe and Symposium, featuring performances and discussion on innovative approaches to global health! If you have ever been interested in global health, this week’s events are for you! The full schedule is attached, and also available online here . You can also find our events on Facebook . Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you there! Questions? Please contact ghrc. Lisa Niemann Global Health Resource Center GlobalHealthCareerWeek2013_FullCalendar.pdf

Global Health MPH Returning PCMI Student Presentations

Interested in the Peace Corps and Graduate School? Come listen to 3 returned Global Health MPH Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) student volunteers who will share their stories and experiences working in the developing world The session will take place directly after Global Health Seminar on Friday, April 19th, 2013 from 2:00PM-3:00PM Located in Health Sciences Bldg, D-209, Turner Auditorium Katie Acker Dominican Republic 2009-2011 Jama Joy Bernard Mozambique 2010-2012 Nathaniel Lohman Dominican Republic 2010-2012 To learn more about Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) and Peace Corps volunteers please visit the website: http://www.peacecorps.gov/learn/whyvol/eduben/mastersint/ This talk is free and open to the general public. For more information please contact: Katie Wakefield

4/17 WGHA Discovery Series with Robert Newman, MD, MPH

The Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series presents: “Malaria Today: Challenges and Opportunities” Robert Newman, MD, MPH Director, Global Malaria Programme World Health Organization Clinical Associate Professor Department of Global Health University of Washington Details on the WGHA Discovery Series lecture are as follows: Location: K-069 Auditorium, Health Sciences Building University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195 Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Reception: Rotunda Café, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Biography Robert Newman received his BA in English Literature from Williams College, his MD from Johns Hopkins University, and his MPH from the University of Washington. He is a pediatrician and is currently the director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. As Country Coordinator of Health Alliance International in Mozambique in the late 1990s, he was astounded at the human toll of malaria in Africa. He has dedicated the last 15 years to combating the disease, first at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and more recently at WHO. He believes that through relentless investment in scaling-up the malaria interventions we have today, developing new tools for tomorrow, and fostering leadership in affected countries, this ancient foe can be defeated. For information about the WGHA Discovery Series, please visit: dso or 206.543.6450, 206.543.6452/TTY. Ashlee Choi GHRC Harris Hydraulics 316B Department of Global Health University of Washington, Box 357965 P: (206) 685-7362 F: (206) 685-8519

Ohio State Optometry Virtual Open House

Wednesday, March 13th – 2 PM or 6 PM EST Discover the many opportunities a career in optometry has to offer! Join us for an online look at the OSU College of Optometry. High school and college students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic and career counselors, are welcome. Just pre-register using our online RSVP page. For more information, contact: Justin Griest Manager, Admission & Financial Aid The Ohio State University College of Optometry office: (614) 292-2647 email: griest.6http://optometry.osu.edu