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Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Guest speakers: Dr. Tumaini Coker (Seattle Childrens), Dr. Chris Li (Fred Hutch), and Dr. Lisa Manhart (SPH)

Topics include:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits, etc
  • Finding faculty mentors and projects
  • Process/timeline

Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Undergraduates interested in research from disadvantaged backgrounds are invited to attend:  Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements.

Registration and Information:

Please register at:  https://tinyurl.com/YAN7S5DA  for zoom link.

For more information, please see the Diversity Supplements FAQ by clicking here.

Contact Nora Coronado  ncorona@uw.edu  if you have further questions.

Grad Student Survey and Career Symposium

Hello grad students! We have two items for your attention:

  • GPSS and ASUW developed an anonymous survey to learn what challenges students are facing most due to COVID. We will use this to advocate for students and promote increased aid in areas of highest need. We will then share the results back with everyone. Please take two minutes to complete it!
  • Second, join GPSS on May 8th for a free all-day online symposium to prepare graduate and professional students for job applications, interviews, and career changes in all disciplines across the UW tri-campus community!

Symposium Information:

  • Title: Outsmart Today’s Job Market
  • What: An online career symposium for UW grad students
  • When: May 8th, 9am-5pm
  • Description: Worried about changing employment options? We got you. this free online symposium will include workshops, panels, lectures, and online resources to prepare graduate and professional students for the launch into their career this June and beyond.

Today’s job market is rapidly changing in the face of COVID-19. Students graduating this spring and in the near future should prepare themselves to be more active and competitive candidates. Our career symposium will help you assess where you are in the search and application process and provide guidance on how to hack today’s difficult market. We encourage all graduate and professional students to plan ahead and engage with a slate of workshops, panels, and lectures that we have prepared for you. Join us virtually on May 8th from 9-5pm! 

 

Facebook event: tinyurl.com/GPSSjobs

Website: gpss.uw.edu/symposium

 

Thank you and I hope to see you in attendance on May 8th!

UW Youth Programs Summer Job Fair this Wednesday (3/4/2020)

The Youth Programs Summer Job Fair connects UW students with 650+ summer jobs around UW and the Seattle area. Work with youth and make a difference this summer!

  • Date: March 4th
  • Time: 12:30-3:30pm
  • Location: HUB Main Street

Stop by anytime from 12:30-3:30pm to meet employers. Please bring your resume!

To learn more and see a list of employers visit our website.

For more information, contact: uwminors@uw.edu

 

Evidence-Based Aphasia Treatment: Principles and Procedures for the Practicing Clinician

Presented by Leora R. Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS, CCC-SLP

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of research targeting various aspects of aphasia treatment. These range from studies addressing the development, theoretical underpinnings and efficacy of specific treatments to more general issues such as intensity and dose that impact learning and outcomes, regardless of the treatment being administered.

This workshop describes the procedures for administering several of the newest aphasia treatment techniques, emphasizing their theoretical background and current evidence supporting their efficacy. Treatments that target impairment and activity-participation levels will be included. Practical issues such as dosage and service delivery models that improve access to and outcomes from treatment will be discussed.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe components related to “dose” of aphasia therapy.
  • List procedures for administering at least four evidence-based aphasia treatments.
  • Differentiate impairment and activity/participation level treatments.
  • Explain the importance of considering social/life participation approaches in the treatment of aphasia.

This course is designed for practicing speech-language pathologists who have an intermediate to advanced level of experience with persons with apraxia of speech and aphasia.

Registration

For registration and information, please visit stlukesonline.org/conferences or email camptami@slhs.org with questions.

This course is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs.
Intermediate, professional level.
Speaker disclosure information on back.

Save the Date!

May 2, 2020
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center
Anderson Center, located on the 5th Floor of the South Tower
190 E. Bannock Street, Downtown Boise

Early-bird cost (ends April 1)
St. Luke’s Employees $30 | Students $30 | All Others $120

After April 1
St. Luke’s Employees $30 | Students $50 | All Others $150

Montana Schools Virtual Career Fair

We are proud to announce the very first Montana Schools Virtual Career Fair featuring ALL open positions (general ed, special ed, admin, SLP, Psych, OT/PT, etc.) for next school year. This event is FREE for job seekers.  Job seekers need to register online by clicking here. 

Description

Join our Virtual Career Fair to meet with representatives from Montana school districts about current openings for the 2020-2021 school year!

  • Save time and meet with recruiters online
  • Event is free for job seekers to attend
  • Hiring all subject areas & grade levels

Information

  • This virtual event takes place on March 13th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Those jobseekers interested in participating need to Register in advance. Jobseeker registration is FREE. The event is open to anyone looking for a position in a rural Montana public school beginning this coming fall. You are welcome to participate even if you haven’t graduated yet and don’t have a license yet.
  • The registration process consists of about 20 short questions that will be the core of your profile that potential employers will look at to determine if they want to schedule a ‘chat’ with you on March 13th. You will decide which invitations you want to accept. As of 2/10/2020, there were 58 open positions listed.
  • It is optional to provide an email address and/or phone number. All contact and communication can take place within the CareerEco platform.
  • You can enhance your profile by including more information such as a resume, letters of reference, copies of transcripts, cover letters, and portfolio samples. You also have full control over your email preferences.
  • All ‘chats’ are scheduled for your convenience. Chats can lead to live video interviews similar to Skype or Facetime so be dressed appropriately. These live communications happen within the CareerEco platform.
  • You are encouraged to have a quiet place to participate in the event using a computer with a camera or your smartphone. Ensuring adequate and dependable internet connectivity will be important.
  • You may receive a job offer on March 13th or you may be asked for a follow-up interview. The decisions to accept these offers are yours to make.

The Montana Rural Teacher Virtual Career Fair is new to Montana. The event sponsors – MREA, MRP, and SAM consider it ‘the great experiment’ but it is part of a strategic effort to help rural schools in Montana fill positions for the next school year. CareerEco, the platform vendor, is based in Atlanta, GA and was selected after 18 months of research and vetting by the sponsors. As of 2/10/2020, CareerEco is scheduled to facilitate 29 virtual career events before April 21st.

2020 UW Scholarship Fair

2020 UW Scholarship Fair

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Husky Union Building

 We hope to see you at the UW Scholarship Fair this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 11am-1pm in the HUB! Over 30 scholarship programs offering scholarship opportunities from across UW and across the globe will be tabling to share information with you.  Sign-up to get a reminder and we’ll see you there! 

 

Additional special event: Knight Hennessy Scholarship Program at Stanford University Information Session:

  • When: 5:30 pm, Wednesday, January 15
  • Where: Mary Gates Hall 171

RSVP for the Knight Hennessy Scholarship Information Session Here

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of the university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors.

 

Questions? Please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, scholarq@uw.edu, 206-543-4282.

Upcoming Fellowship Workshops and Deadlines for Graduate Students

The Office of Fellowships and Awards is  offering the following workshops on various aspects of applying for fellowships:

In collaboration with the Graduate Funding Information Service:

 

Upcoming Fellowship Application Deadlines:

January 13: Bonderman Fellowship

January 15: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

January 27: UW Graduate School International Research & Study Fellowships

January 29: UWRA Patricia Dougherty Fellowship in Aging

January 31: Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

February 10: UW Campus Deadline for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

February 28: Tillman Military Scholarship

April 01: Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship

Questions?  Contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards at gradappt@uw.edu or 206-543-7152

Camp Yakety Yak volunteer and intern opportunity for students

Camp Yakety Yak is a camp designed for school-age children with autism.  Each summer we have a professional staff of special educators and speech-language pathologists who work with graduate students, college students and high school student volunteers to put on a wonderful camp experience for a special population of children who otherwise might not be able to attend summer camp.  We provide about 22 hours of training prior to camp to help equip college students with the knowledge they will need to be camp leaders. Each summer we have college student interns from all around the country, which makes for a fun opportunity for them to network. We have paid internship opportunities available as well as general volunteer positions. There is an opportunity to receive a personalized letter of recommendation from our professional staff for jobs or graduate school.

Our website is up and running, ready to take applications for the Summer 2020 camp sessions.  Since each college promotes volunteer opportunities in different ways, would you help us spread the word to your department?  If you have a community service or intern fair that we can be part of, please let me know and I can see if someone from our camp staff can come represent.  If you have peer mentors that work with your special needs students, could you pass this information on to those teachers who can help us reach the students that might be interested? Honor students might also be interested in a way to gain their volunteer hours over the summer.  I have attached a flyer that will help guide a potential college intern through our application process.

To apply visit campyaketyyak.org!

Questions? Call (971) 303-3901 or email info@campyaketyyak.org.

The Listening Project

Millions of men and women who risked so much to protect our freedom and our country are currently having trouble navigating our health care system.  You are invited to come meet these extraordinary heroes and listen to their stories. 

The UW Listening Project, in partnership with the Seattle Stand Down, provides students the opportunity to meet and learn from veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Seattle/King County area. The project intends to create space for community members’ stories to be heard, and to cultivate communication skills, empathy, and a patient-centered approach for future health care professionals.  

 Who: UW Health Science Graduate Students (and undergraduate BSN students)

When: Thursday December 12 & Friday December 13, 2019; half day shifts available

12/12: 9am-12pm

12/12: 12:30pm-3:30pm

12/13: 8am-11am

12/13: 11am-2pm

Where: Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College

 Space is limited!

Sign up today by visitinghttps://tinyurl.com/yyc5p8zg

Volunteer for a Library Study and Earn up to $500

Volunteer for a library study and earn up to $500!

Are you a first-generation college student?

Are you a current UW student and at least 18 years of age?

Are you interested in making up to $500 this Winter quarter?

If so, consider volunteering for the UW Libraries Participatory Design study. The process will involve one or more interactive and creative activities per session. Participants and the UW Libraries will collaboratively work together to identify and create a UW Libraries service or resource that meets the specific needs of first-generation college students.

Selected participants will:

  • Be compensated at $25 per session. Payment will be distributed monthly via Husky Card or gift card.
  • Have refreshments at each session
  • Commit to two 1.5 hour sessions per week this Winter Quarter (1/6/20 – 3/13/20).
  • Have the opportunity to co-design and present research about the study.

Additional details about the study will be discussed at the first session.

Application:

To volunteer to be a participant, complete the Volunteer Interest Form. The form will be open until December 2.