Seattle Teachers Show Solidarity With Striking Bus Drivers

Hundreds of educators joined with striking bus drivers on the picket line Wednesday at a number of protest hubs throughout Seattle. The gulf between the drivers, represented by the Teamsters union, and First Student, a subcontractor with Seattle Public Schools, has widened since a one-day strike in Nov. 2017 after the two sides failed toContinue reading “Seattle Teachers Show Solidarity With Striking Bus Drivers”

Java with Jayapal

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) met up with the Capitol Hill community Wednesday morning for some intimate updates and Q&A. The session inside Broadway’s Espresso Vivace showed the representative is busy doing the best she can to block Trump-esque bills with little time to push her own agenda through Congress.

Jayapal leads Seattle town hall rally against Trumpcare

Town Hall Seattle filled with mostly seniors July 6, gathered together for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D–Wash) as she talked about politicians’ strategies and proposals for America’s new healthcare. The Republican base vowed to rail against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before its implementation, quickly renaming it Obamacare in 2010. After that negative political nickname trickled down throughoutContinue reading “Jayapal leads Seattle town hall rally against Trumpcare”

The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community

As the GOP continues to adjust its own plan, healthcare professionals and advocates are doing some serious groundwork around the ACA, which has had a tremendous impact on the Asian Pacific Islander community. One of these advocates is Stephanie Liou, a medical student at the UW. She advocated for the ACA in its inception, andContinue reading “The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community”

Diagnosing Racism: Students for an Anti-Racist UW School of Medicine Forms, Holds Call to Action

by Kelsey Hamlin “It started with medical student activism,” said University of Washington Assistant Professor Frederica Overstreet. Over the course of one academic year, UW medical students formed Students for an Anti-Racist UW (SARU), School of Medicine. via South Seattle Emerald

Renowned researcher discusses the underlying, often dismissed, realities of HIV

After being recently awarded the King Holmes Endowed Professorship, Peter Piot discussed the future of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on Tuesday in the William Foege building. Piot was one of two people who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. He also led research on HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), as well as otherContinue reading “Renowned researcher discusses the underlying, often dismissed, realities of HIV”

Medical staff upset with the UW contract proposals

The UW has been negotiating its contract with three medical centers — Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center — since its first proposal in April. Medical staff in each hospital, however, see real on-the-ground issues within, and missing from, the contract. “We’re always struggling to find staff to takeContinue reading “Medical staff upset with the UW contract proposals”

“The New Jim Crow” taken to the health sciences sector

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy group held their fifth annual common book read Tuesday for health science students.  This year’s Health Sciences Common Book (“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander) centers on the prison industrial complex and what she coins “The New Jim Crow” — the modern political, structural, and systemic limitationsContinue reading ““The New Jim Crow” taken to the health sciences sector”

UW collaborates with Stanford on ROMP project

Doctors and medical staff often use medical terminology only they understand. This communication barrier can make it difficult to ascertain whether informed consent has been achieved. To bridge the gap between medical jargon and the way the public interprets it, Research on Medical Practices (ROMP), a collaborative project between the UW and Stanford, has producedContinue reading “UW collaborates with Stanford on ROMP project”