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SPH students Cassalyn David, Ann Ku, Elana Mainer, Laura Saganic and Sarah Stempski, plus research assistant Logan Kendall, earned SPARX awards this year. SPARX is an interdisciplinary effort in the Health Sciences to encourage health professional students to consider working in rural and underserved urban settings.

These SPH students and staff earned this award by volunteering in inter-professional service projects organized by SPARX and its sister-program CHAP, such as cooking breakfast for homeless youth in shelters, screening children in Head Start for hearing and vision problems, participating in the Latina Health Fair, mentoring immigrant adolescents at Hamilton International School and many other service projects and educational seminars. Awardees from the School and other UW health science schools were honored at the first Health Science Service Banquet on Oct. 15.

All SPH students, faculty and staff can participate in SPARX. For more information, contact Ian Maki (MPH, UW SPH, 2006) at ianmaki@uw.edu, visit http://depts.washington.edu/sparx1, or search for "SPARX" at https://depts.washington.edu/iserv. 

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