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Rural regions, postdoc fellows, and spotlight series

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Recruiting for rural regions

In rural areas of Washington, 800,000 people face challenges in accessing health care. Washington State University (WSU) launched the Rural Health Initiative to address this need and build a pipeline of medical professionals focused on rural health care. This 10-year initiative will recruit students from rural areas, train students with a focus on rural health care, and place faculty and residencies in the communities.


Mask if you want to

Now that mask mandates have lifted in most schools, you may be wondering whether your students should still mask up. Public Health — Seattle & King County shared details on why the mandate was lifted, considerations for your family, and vaccination information.

It also shared this fun video created by Tillicum Middle School Choirs in Bellevue, WA, on respecting others’ decisions about wearing a mask. For anyone outside of the PNW, the video is a play on the Alaska Safety Dance—which we loved.


ATTN postdoc fellows!

Are you a postdoctoral fellow conducting research related to cancer, infectious diseases, or basic science? Fred Hutch is seeking applicants for the Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award. The award recognizes the achievements of postdoctoral fellows from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science. Apply by April 1, 2022.


In the spotlight

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has launched the GBD Collaborator Spotlight Series to introduce some of the more than 7,000 collaborators who conduct the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD). The first spotlight features Dr. Elizabeth Wangia and how she uses GBD data to support her work at the Kenyan Ministry of Health. Check it out for information and inspiration.

The new Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic began serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex this month. The clinic features artwork from local BIPOC artists. Follow along with this five-part artist spotlight series to learn about the artists and see some of their impressive pieces.


A different kind of camp

Kids in Nepal got a chance to attend a camp, but not the kind with s’mores and cabins. Adara and partners hosted a health camp at Ghyangfedi School. The team provided health screenings to over 600 people, including local women and students from the eight Adara-supported schools. Wouldn’t it be great if more kids could go to a camp like this one?


Zoomin’ around town

  • Mar. 26: Get your tickets for The Max Foundation Maximize Life Gala—the annual fundraising event where the Max global community comes together to support the mission of accelerating health equity.
  • Mar. 30: Attend the World Affairs Council’s COVID-19: Vaccine Equity virtual event featuring Dr. Peter J. Hotez.
  • Mar. 31: Register for Amplio‘s Amplify Your Impact with Talking Books session to explore the technology, see how to set up a program or integrate Talking Books into a project, and discuss some use cases.
  • Apr. 8: Join Science Friday at Benaroya Research Institute for an hour-long virtual event that offers a firsthand look at the institute’s leading-edge biomedical research focused on the immune system.

Anytime

  • Listen to Coping 101—the C89.5 radio class at Nathan Hale High School—as students share questions about self-harm and get advice from Dr. Kyrill Gurtovenko, a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s.

“Anyone who’s interested in making change in the world, also has to learn how to take care of herself, himself, theirselves.”

–Angela Davis, speaking about radical self-care with AFROPUNK


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