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Seattle AWIS January Announcements

Upcoming EventsAwards NominationsCommunity Announcements
Thanks to all that came out to our Holiday Networking Social!

Upcoming Events

Join us Wednesday, January 17th for our next event!

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

Data Science in Biology

Wednesday – January 17th, 2018 – 6:00 PM
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 – Free visitor parking

6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments
6:30 PM – Introductions and Program
7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert

Big Data is becoming one of the most significant advancements of the last decade.
With data showing the ability to contribute to everything from election predictions to transportation services, extracting useful information from extremely large datasets is transforming multiple scientific fields, and the biological sciences are no different. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules, as well as large volumes of patient data, can give us precious insights to better predict and treat disease. Over the next decade, discoveries through the use of computational models will allow us to leverage that data into meaningful information, contributing to the improvement of healthcare globally.

Our Speaker:


Lara Mangravite PhD
President of Sage Bionetworks

Seattle AWIS programs are FREE.
All are welcome – members, non-members, women and men!
More information at:

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Awards Nominations

Due tomorrow by 6 pm!

Submit Nominations for 2018 AWIS Awards

Seattle AWIS is inviting nominations to honor local women in three STEM categories:

Scientific Advancement and Leadership in STEM

Early Career Achievement in STEM

Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach
Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member

We have impressive women who are STEM researchers and educators that deserve to be recognized! Please take a moment to NOMINATE a female researcher or educator that has made a difference in her field of science or technology or been a special role model or mentor. Nominees for the STEM awards need not be an AWIS member.

The nomination process is simple – visit for more details and the nomination form.

Nomination Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
If you have questions, please contact awards.
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Community Announcements

Mentors needed for NWABR BioExpo


The NWABR BioExpo takes place May 18th but high school students would like mentors to help select topics, provide resources and evaluate their projects between now and April.

Mentoring will take approx. 4-8 hrs and can be by email, skype or in person. More information about the Expo and mentoring can be viewed at

To register to be a mentor, visit
For more information, please contact Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager bioexpo

Possible Volunteer opportunity for Pre Pharm/Pharmacy Technician students at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital has a Volunteer opportunity for Shoreline Community College students seeking out the pharmacy profession. Currently, we have a few volunteer positions open in the Outpatient Pharmacy here at Seattle Children’s Hospital. A Washington State Pharmacy Assistant license is required along with an application process through our volunteer office. You can contact me with any questions.

Teriann Dellanno, PhT

Outpatient Pharmacy Volunteer Supervisor

Seattle Children’s

206-987-3825 OFFICE

206-987-4521 FAX


OFFICE 4800 Sand Point Wa NE, Seattle, WA 98105

MAIL M/S OB.6.402, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005


Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UAB: SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018.

As the deadline draws near I’d like to remind you of three exciting opportunities for your undergraduate students – the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) and Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE). These programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs.

These eight week programs are held concurrently from May 31 – July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses.

Students will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2018.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans. Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. We accept fifteen students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply. The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) (newly added)

The KURE participants engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor and attend a variety of seminars and workshops over the course of the 8 week program. Aside from time in the lab students will have professional development sessions and the opportunity to shadow some of our physicians in clinic. The KURE oral symposium, held at the close of the summer session is where students present their summer research.

You can learn more about SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE at our websites or by contacting me at <a href="mailto:rlorenz


Robin G. Lorenz, MD/PhD | Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Development

Director | Medical Scientist Training Program

Director | Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Program

Director | Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) Program

UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

SHEL 121C | 1825 University Blvd. | Birmingham, AL 35294-2182

P: rlorenz

Knowledge that will change your world

Life of an ND webinar on Jan 10, tomorrow

Don’t miss this exclusive webinar about pursuing naturopathic medicine.


Join us for this online only event January 10th at 12PM EST.
Pursuing Your Passion
Changing Your Career to Naturopathic Medicine
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Tomorrow, we’ll chat with Dr. Lucas MacMillan about making a career change to follow your dreams and become a naturopathic physician.

Dr. MacMillan started his career as a nurse, and then chose to pursue a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine.

During this webinar, he’ll discuss how he followed his passion to study naturopathic medicine and what his life as an ND is like now.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to pursue naturopathic medicine as a career.

Wednesday, January 10, 2017

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST

Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!

RSVP Today!
Learn More About Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor
Becoming a licensed naturopathic physician begins with a strong education. Our accredited AANMC-member schools offer graduate-level programs in naturopathic medicine. Find a school that’s right for you.
Request Information
AANMC – Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges | 818 18th Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006

ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Medical Scribes

My name is Alana Burris, Recruiter for ScribeAmerica; a company that hires and trains “Medical Scribes” for Board Certified Physicians. This email is to provide information about a truly unique employment opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine. Our company is currently looking to recruit students/alumni to work as Medical Scribes in your local area of Seattle, WA.

The scribe will work one on one with board-certified physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor. It is an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician in an emergency department setting.

We offer paid classroom & clinical training. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the department during which we teach extensive medical terminology and appropriate medical/legal charting documentation.

There is a flyer attached to this email providing more information about the positions and how to apply. We would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to forward this email to any of your students that are interested in careers in medicine.

For more information, you may also visit our website alana.burris

ScribeAmerica Alana Burris
Direct: 954.947.0615 | Corporate: 877.488.5479 | Fax: 786.497.4105

NOTICE: This message is confidential, intended for the named recipient(s) and may contain information that is (i) proprietary to the sender, and/or, (ii) privileged, confidential and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable state and federal law, including, but not limited to, privacy standards imposed pursuant to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"). Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) is not a waiver of any applicable privilege. Thank you in advance for your compliance with this notice.

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Winter 2018 GRE Prep Classes at UW Seattle

the University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all UW students and our greater Seattle community. The classes are offered on the UW campus and cost $375.

Attached is our winter prep course schedule. below are the highlights:

GRE Winter

Sundays, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11 & 18 from 9:00am-2pm (lunch break included)

Location: UW Campus- Savery Hall (SAV) Room 130

Cost: $375

Visit Women’s Center website to register: or

Administrator-Program Operations/Program Manager
Women’s Center

Cunningham Hall, Box 353070
4101 George Washington Lane Seattle, WA 98195-3070
206.685.2940 / fax 206.685.4490
jwhite23 /

Click hereto join our mailing list!

GRE Winter 2018.pdf


Health Informatics and Health Information Management info session 11/18

Come to learn about the Health Informatics and health Information Management 2018 application process!

The workshop will cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step by step instructions on completing the HIHIM application form, tips on the application statement and making an effective application.


November 16, 2017

UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE

22nd Floor Conference Room

Parking UW Tower Garage

Current UW Students: 5:00-6:00 pm

Transfer Applicants: 6:30-7:30 pm

Please RSVP for this event at:

First Name Last Name and E-mail Address

Directions to the UW Tower:



Prospects are invited to apply for the early acceptance deadline only if they have completed all of the pre-requisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and grade point average requirements at the time of application.

Connie Montgomery, M Ed | Counseling Services Coordinator |Health Informatics and Health Information Management| 206-616-1064|

Submitted by

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Success Coaching Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Reminder: Regional Conference at UW School of Medicine

The UW Student National Medical Association (SNMA) within the UW School of Medicine and SNMA regional leadership have put together an awesome regional conference on November 10th-12th, 2017 at UW. The conference has typically been held in California in previous years, and we are SO lucky and excited to finally bring the conference to UW!

If you’re an undergraduate or post-graduate applying for med school or dental/pharmacy school, this will be the perfect opportunity to strengthen skills and learn how to make yourself a better applicant and future provider!

Highlights include AMAZING keynote speakers, skill and technique workshops such as suturing and ultrasound, fun networking with residents/doctors and pre-medical and professional students from all across the pacific northwest, USMLE practice with Kaplan, mock professional school interviews, an exhibition fair with representation from medical schools and residency programs across the country, and workshops pertaining to community driven health care.

Link to sign up below:

The flier is attached.

Seda Ekici

MS2, School of Medicine

Seattle Foundations Site

University of Washington

(267) 240-0073, ekicis


Health Professions Week Nov 6-10: A peek at what’s in store! Newsletter

October, 2017

Each fall, organizations that promote health profession education come together to throw the biggest, most comprehensive online health career fair of the year. This year’s Health Professions Week starts on November 6th, so register now if you haven’t already! Don’t miss this opportunity to take a step down the path to your career in health care.


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Monday, November 6 at 2pm: Keynote Address

kameron_matthews-300.png Kameron Matthews MD, JD, FAAFP and Current Deputy Executive Director of Provider Relations and Services in the Veterans Health Administration Office of Community Care will talk about her experience increasing access to care for veterans worldwide.



Tuesday, November 7: Treasure Hunt

gold-1-300x193.png Go for the gold during this year’s treasure hunt! Visit Health Professions Week websites and social media pages on your search for virtual HPW gold coins. Share those that you find on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to be entered to win great prizes.



Wednesday, November 8: Health Professions Virtual Fair

computer-2-300x240.png From 9am – 9pm, high school and undergraduate students, guidance counselors, teachers and advisors are invited to “walk” through our virtual fair. Attendees can chat with clinicians and educators via any desktop, tablet or smart phone connected to the internet.



Thursday, November 9: Community Connect Day

EHC_HWp-300x248.png #HPW2017 is going live! Attend an in-person event at a local school to learn more about your (or your students’) education and career possibilities. Post pictures of your interactions on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and tag #HPW2017 to be entered to win great prizes!



Friday, November 10: A Day in the Life

doctors-300x200.jpeg We’re wrapping up the week with TED-like presentations by speakers representing many different health professions. Watch one — or three or 20, if you’d like — to get a feel for the many types of health professionals that make a difference in our communities.


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Bastyr events for undergraduate programs, Nov 3

We’re having an undergraduate programs event on November 3. For more information and sign up:

Experience Bastyr: UG

Nancy Desmond

Assistant Director, Admissions


14500 Juanita Dr. NE

Kenmore, WA 98028

P 425-602-3332 | F 425-602-3300

Follow us on social media!

Check out our prerequisite guide for course equivalencies:

Bastyr University Kenmore Campus Tour 2016 (video) – YouTube