Student E-Newsletter – October 2019

Rave Guardian App
UWM is adding an optional program to its alert system this spring that allows students to dial an emergency number with one push of a button or choose a “guardian” to virtually walk them home.

The Rave Guardian app is available free to students and staff who choose to add it to the university’s existing Safe Alert program. That current system is used to send texts and/or emails to all students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency.

The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded free from the Apple and Android app stores. The app, which is customized to the university when the user enters their UWM information, includes a number of features beyond the safety alert. One is a Guardian timer, which allows an app user who is traveling alone to connect with a friend or relative to let them know when they are leaving, where they’re heading, and when they expect to arrive. If the timer isn’t turned off when the user arrives, the friend can contact the user or police.

For more information and details on other features, how the Rave Guardian works and how to download it to your phone, go to the University Police Department website.

There is also a news story with more details.

Job Opportunities for Students and Alumni
City of Wauwatosa – Public Health Specialist (Part-time)
The Public Health Specialist conducts communicable disease investigations, assists in the community assessment and community health improvement plan process; participates in the Strategic and Quality Improvement Plans; implements and evaluates selected public health services and grant programs for a comprehensive approach to community-based health planning, programming, and preparedness, and conducts health communication and education for the City of Wauwatosa Health Department (WHD).

Medical College of Wisconsin – Clinical Research Coordinator III
The Medical College of Wisconsin is looking for an experienced, full-time Clinical Research Coordinator III for the National Institutes of Health-funded Prevent Anal Cancer (PAC) Study which is a clinical trial of screening interventions to increase detection of anal cancer. The individual hired for this position will be responsible for coordinating research activities at multiple sites in conjunction with the principal investigator and other PAC Study team members. Most of the coordination of research activities will occur for the Prevent Anal Cancer Self-Swab Study in Houston. This position requires substantial capacity to travel, and to work effectively within a research team and with external research collaborators. Occasional travel to Chicago and Houston to support PAC Study research activities there. The person hired may also recruit, train, and supervise staff and manage study budgets. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, strong time-management skills, and the ability to use good judgment in daily tasks.

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) – Post-Doctoral Research Program
In FY 1998, ORD began to enhance its scientific workforce by attracting first rate postdoctoral scientists and engineers into its research program through this new hiring initiative. Over 300 postdoctoral researchers have participated in the program to date. The program offers appointments of up to four years, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class scientific expertise, locations throughout the United States, travel to professional scientific meetings, and active postdoctoral trainee organizations. Participants receive full benefits and a salary commensurate with qualifications and locality pay adjustments. More information

ATC (Autism Treatment for Children) 
ATC is currently hiring Techs to work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Students will work with a child-client 2-4 times per week, for 2-3 hours each session. We currently have shifts available in Milwaukee, West Allis, Menomonee Falls and Wauwatosa. No experience working with children with this diagnosis is necessary. Techs receive 40 hours of paid training, working directly with the child to whom you’d be assigned, alongside and experienced mentor To be a Tech, you must be 18 years or older and have reliable transportation. Please note: We ask at least 6 months commitment to offer consistency to our child clients. To join ATC, please apply online

This is to confirm the Capstone Workshops this week.  The first Workshop is tomorrow, 10/1, from 12 – 1 PM in room 590, and the second Workshop is on Thursday, 10/3, from 4 – 5 PM in room 590. If you are planning to take the Capstone in spring 2020, you must attend one of these two sessions.
Make sure you view the three documents attached in the email sent earlier. We will review these during the Workshops. The first sheet is for you to share your project idea with us, by the end of Advising Week next week. The second document is the Capstone Checklist and Expectations sheet, while the final document is the Proposal Form. The Checklist incorporates some key dates, and additional dates will be included in the syllabus, which will be ready later in the fall. You will be presenting your project in the Proposal, in discussions with your advisor, and like the Field Experience Learning Agreement, the Proposal also needs to be signed. In addition to reviewing these materials, we will also describe the process for selecting a project.

Student Champions for Climate Justice
Increasing awareness of the health equity impacts of climate change on college and university campuses is critical to galvanizing action from the next generation of public health leaders. The APHA Center for Climate, Health and Equity will select up to five college or university students or student groups to create a campus experience during National Public Health Week to highlight climate change, health and equity. Learn more and apply today! Application deadline: Nov. 17, 2019.

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