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Update: Masks, testing required on UWM campuses
Masks and testing required for all on UWM campuses

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our community, even among those who are vaccinated, UWM is requiring that students, employees and visitors wear masks indoors while on campus beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4. As an added layer of protection, unvaccinated faculty, staff and students who are not 100% online will be required to test weekly.
These changes are meant to help protect the health and safety of UWM students and employees and follow guidance from local, state and national health agencies. 

Town hall for students and parents

Chancellor Mark Mone, members of his leadership team and others will provide additional updates at an Aug. 3 town hall for students and parents. Please join the town hall meeting here at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The same link can be used for viewing the meeting at a later time if you are unable to watch it live. Here are the steps to view a Microsoft Teams event.

A captioning function is available. For live viewing with an interpreter, please make advance arrangements with Amy Hogle in our Accessibility Resource Center. Read this information from Microsoft to learn more about the captioning function.

ZSPH Sweatshirts for Fall 2021
Hello and welcome incoming and returning Public Health students, faculty, and staff!

For Fall 2021, the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) will be offering a *NEW* Zilber School of Public Health crewneck sweatshirt! They will be purchased from Cream City Print Lounge, a Black-owned printmaker in MKE who made t-shirts during the BLM protests last year!

Stay posted for more details on the submission deadline, design, and pricing!
Putting Contact Tracing in Context:
COVID-19 and the 10 Essential Public Health Services

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Zoom event here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust public health into the spotlight. We hear terms such as epidemiology, surveillance, contact tracing, and herd immunity daily.   

This session will address questions about public health and the COVID-19 response. We will introduce public health, summarize the public health response to COVID-19 over the past year, and highlight community-engaged approaches to health promotion during the pandemic. Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers will also describe their response to the pandemic.

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Alumni News

Job Postings 

Data Specialist - Epidemiologist | Ozaukee County, WI
Join a dynamic team of public health professionals in Washington and Ozaukee Counties, working to ensure our communities are the healthiest places to live, work and play. The Public Health Data Specialist/Epidemiologist works with the Communicable Disease Team to investigate communicable diseases and provide surveillance and reporting. Additionally, the Public Health Specialist/Epidemiologist works with the Health Strategist Team to identify health trends and risk factors related to ongoing and emerging health issues in the community. This role may be responsible for identifying prevention strategies that will inform educational materials, programs, resources, and reports.

Community Health Strategist - Senior | Ozaukee County, WI
Under the direction of the Health Officer, lead population health based activities, including the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan. Develop innovative, evidence based interventions to improve population health. Lead needs assessment efforts based on community priorities. Evaluate program efforts and disseminates findings to contribute to evidence based intervention knowledge base.

Part-Time Delivery Driver | Milwaukee, WI

Plant Joy is a movement about health through food education and action. We teach, cook and create plant based/vegan meals that are healthful, soulful and good for you. Weekly we cook and deliver fresh meals throughout Milwaukee County, with expansion into Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties. The delivery driver will assist the Plant Joy team in successfully delivering food orders in an efficient and safe fashion. Ideal driver should have a working knowledge of GPS, road navigation applications, and have good sense of direction throughout Milwaukee County. Deliveries are mostly contactless but require occasional inside delivery. Driver must have own vehicle, insurance and valid WI driver license. Drivers earn hourly rate plus tips.
ResponsibilitiesPack orders at kitchen every Tuesday, Safe delivery of food orders to clients 3-5 hours of delivery, car driving (Tuesday 8am -12pm). Navigation to delivery location. Smart phone for navigation and texting. Ability to text communicate with clients post-delivery.
Requirements: Good sense of direction. Driving experience a plus. Knowledge of delivery zone communities necessary. Ability to sit and stand repeatedly, getting in and out of car. Driver needs their own working vehicle. Enjoys working alone and has patience a bonus! Valid WI Driver License and Insurance.
Interested applicants send letter of interest and resume to
UWM LGBTQ+ Resource Center | Milwaukee, WI
For professionals: 
The UWM LGBTQ+ Resource Center is hiring for the Assistant Director position. 

The UWM LGBTQ+RC Assistant Director will increase visibility, raise awareness and promote utilization of LGBTQ+RC’s programs and services to all campus units and populations. The Assistant Director will be responsible for the coordination of student outreach and advising aspects of the LGBTQ+RC which includes but is not limited to: coordination of hiring, training and supervision, as well as, evaluation of student staff and volunteers. The Assistant Director will contribute to strategic planning and assessment efforts both within the unit as they relate to the department, division and university processes. From this process the Assistant Director will make recommendations on policies and procedures as is fitting to the LGBTQ+RC mission. Additionally, the Assistant Director will assess student needs and will work collaboratively with student staff to develop direct programs and services to meet these needs pertaining to the topics of sexual identity, sexual orientation and gender identity and gender expression.
The Assistant Director will connect students to campus and community resources with the goal to encourage both academic and personal success for LGBT+ identified students. The Assistant Director will advance institutional goals through the promotion of curricular and co-curricular LGBT + opportunities and will elevate campus-wide investment in the LGBT+ and Intersectionality Training (LIFT) Program and Social Justice education.

This is a fixed-renewable, non-teaching academic staff appointment. Applications are due August 24th. Full posting:

For students:
The UWM LGBTQ+ Resource Center is looking to add multiple students to our team as we return to campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

We have two positions posted on handshake.

Peer Outreach Specialists make the day-to-day operations of the center happen. Assisting students in need of resources, maintaining a welcoming space, facilitating events, and helping with new student outreach. Apply here:

Communications Coordinator is a more specialized position. Their duties include social media management and digital content creation. Apply here:

The full position descriptions are on Both positions are $10/hr with a time commitment of about 10 hours/week. Applications will be accepted through August 8th.

Application tips for students: Since these are entry-level student positions, we're not expecting a resume full of professional experience. Don't be afraid to give us a resume that focuses on your skills. Relevant unpaid work, class work, or even hobbies can be just as valuable to list on a resume as job experience. Most importantly, use your cover letter to let us know why you want to work at the center or how our work fits into your future career or life path. 

Fellowship Opportunity for Trans-Identified Academics

- Graduate Students & Faculty/Instructors

About our Fellows -- The Center has two kinds of Fellows: Senior Fellows and Junior Fellows.

Senior Fellows must hold a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, EdD, PsyD, etc.) in their field of study at the time of their appointment to the Center. Additionally, their academic research and/or professional practice must, in an unambiguous manner, support the Center's formal mission.

Junior Fellows must be enrolled full time in a terminal-degree-seeking program in their field of study and their membership shall expire upon graduation with a terminal degree. Like Senior Fellows, their academic research and/or professional practice must, in an unambiguous manner, support the Center's mission.

Both Senior and Junior Fellows are full voting members of the Center and they are required to engage in service to the Center on an annual (for Senior Fellows) or biennial (for Junior Fellows) basis. "Service” is defined broadly as (1) serving on an ad hoc or standing committee, or in an elected position on the Center’s Board of Directors; (2) presenting a public lecture organized by the Center or contributing written research to a publication published by the Center; (3) facilitating a public event or workshop hosted by the Center; and/or (4) organizing a mentorship event for the Center’s Junior Fellows (if a Senior Fellow).

To be eligible, applicants must identify as transgender. The Center holds an expansive understanding of the term, encompassing all manners of being that are incongruent with one's sex assigned at birth.

Deadline: September 15, 2021, at 11:59pm CDT

Training Opportunities

New training opportunity for folx in their first public health positions, both current and alums! Questions? Email here:

Student Resources & Tips

UWM Writing Center 
The center is dedicated to being an inclusive and accessible space where all UWM community members can share their writing in a one-on-one, interactive, confidential and collaborative learning environment.  The Writing Center offers face-to-face and online writing appointments for students by either appointment or walk-ins to work on projects at any point in the writing process.  They can help with both academic as well as professional writing. The Writing Center.

We hope this information is helpful, even if you don’t need to use it. As always, if you have other questions about being a graduate student at UWM and aren’t sure where to go, we are here to support your graduate education.

We’ll be back next month with another “deep dive”!  

For more information and assistance, please contact

Kate Negri (Master's Degrees)
Master’s Admission & Retention Coordinator 

Shane Haensgen (Doctoral Degrees)
Doctoral Retention Advisor