Program Schedule

Key Dates

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June 16
University of Washington
Travel and check-in at UW dorms between 2–5 p.m.

 

June 17
9 a.m.–noon
Arnold, M4-A805/817
Program orientation, including submission of new employee paperwork, campus tour, lunch.

 

June 18
1–2 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A303
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP): Training for interns whose research involves exposure to blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials.

 

June 29
11:25 a.m. ferry departure
Colman Dock (Pier 52)
Bainbridge Island Ferry Excursion, including Mora Iced Creamery
Itinerary to be provided as a separate attachment

 

July 4
Independence Day Holiday

 

July 9, July 16
CRI-G/CRI-U: Informal check-in meeting with Dr. Julian Simon and Dr. Graciela Unguez
Thomas, D2-109; with Graciela participating via Zoom

 

July 8, July 11
SURP: Informal check-in meeting with Dr. Julian Simon
Meetings with Julian: Thomas, D2-109

 

July 9
CRI-G/CRI-U: Informal check-in meeting with Dr. Julian Simon and Dr. Graciela Unguez
Thomas, D2-109; with Graciela participating via Zoom

 

July 9
5 p.m.
Email draft personal statement and resume to peer-review group

 

July 10
5–6 p.m.
TBD
Optional: Applying for graduate or medical school booster

 

July 14
Seattle Sounders FC versus Atlanta United FC match
Itinerary to be provided as a separate attachment

 

July 23 (or any time after)
Optional: Email second draft of personal statement and resume for review among program staff to Marilyn Drennan

 

July 24
11 a.m.–noon
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Optional: Informal meeting with Dr. Julie Overbaugh, UW MSTP co-director

 

Aug 4
Theo Chocolate Factory Tour/Fremont Sunday Market excursion
Itinerary to be provided as a separate attachment

 

Aug 13
Before 12 p.m.
Pick up poster at Copy Center, J1-402
Submit FINAL PDF of poster to Wuen Saeteurn in the Copy Center IN ADDITION to completing a Copy Center Request Form. Marilyn will provide a template copy center request form upon request. Wuen will send you an email when your poster is ready for pick up.

 

Aug. 14
Before 5 p.m.
Submit FINAL personal statement, resume, abstract, poster, post-survey, and program evaluation to Megan Walter

 

Aug. 15
9 a.m–4 p.m.
Arnold, M1-C103
(see sign-up sheet for time)
Poster presentation practice session. Sign up for preferred 10-minute practice session.

 

Aug. 16
2–4 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A303/305/307
Competitive poster session. Last working day.

 

Scheduled Events

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June 18
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Deborah Banker (Clinical Research)
Scientific Writing

 

June 25
noon–1 p.m.
Weintraub, B1-072/074
Dr. Nina Salama (Human Biology)
How to Successfully Apply to Graduate School

 

July 2
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Marilyn Drennan (Public Health Sciences)
The Art of Writing a Personal Statement for Graduate or Medical School

 

July 9
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Marilyn Drennan (Public Health Sciences)
Preparing a Resume for Graduate/Medical School versus Preparing a Resume/Cover Letter for Employment in the Research Sector

 

July 16
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
In-Person Peer-Review Group Meeting

 

July 23
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Steve Pergam (Vaccine and Infectious Disease) 
How to successfully apply to medical school

 

July 30
noon–1 p.m.
Weintraub, B1-074/076
Dr. Julian Simon (Clinical Research)
How to Prepare and Present a Scientific Poster

 

Aug 6
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Julian Simon (Clinical Research)
How to Write an Abstract

 

Aug 13
No Professional Development Workshop Scheduled

Research Seminars

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June 21
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1- A305/307
Dr. Denise Galloway (Human Biology)
Human Papillomaviruses: From Discovery to Vaccine  

 

June 28
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Harmit Malik (Basic Sciences)
Paleo Virology: The Modern Science of Ancient Viruses  

 

July 5
No Research Seminar Scheduled

 

July 12
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Stephanie Bien (Public Health Sciences)
Genetics and Epidemiology of Common Traits Influencing Health  

 

July 19
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Barry Stoddard (Basic Sciences)
20 Years of Protein Engineering: New Molecules, Lessons Learned, and Future Projects

 

July 26
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M4-A805/817
Dr. Cameron Turtle (Clinical Research)
Factors Governing Outcomes of CD19 CAR-T cell Therapy

 

Aug 2
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A305/307
Dr. Trevor Bedford (Vaccine and Infectious Disease / Public Health Sciences)
Real-time Tracking of Virus Evolution

 

Aug. 9
noon–1 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A307
Dr. Cecilia Moens (Basic Sciences)
Fishing for a Career in Science

Mixers

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June 26
5:45 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A303
Student-led

Please read one of these three books: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee; The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman; or When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, and prepare three questions that you will use to facilitate critical discussion within the group. You are expected to actively engage with group members regarding the book that you choose to read.

 

July 23
5:45 p.m.
Arnold, M1-A303/05/07
Dr. Steve Pergam (Vaccine and Infectious Disease)
Speed Mentoring: Perspectives About Successful Admission to Medical and Graduate School

Using a speed-dating format, attendees will have an opportunity to interact with first- and second-year medical students, MD/PhD trainees and graduate students, who will offer their perspective and advice about seeking admission to medical or graduate school.

Social Activities

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June 29
Bainbridge Island Ferry Excursion, including Mora Iced Creamery
11:25 a.m. ferry departure
Pier 52: Colman Dock

 


July 14
Seattle Sounders FC versus Atlanta United FC
1 p.m. match start
CenturyLink Field
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

 

Aug 4
Theo Chocolate Tour and Fremont Sunday Market
First tour:
12 p.m., meet at 11:45 a.m.
Second tour:
12:45 p.m., meet at 12:30 p.m.
Theo Chocolate Factory
3400 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103