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Important Announcements

Important Dates and Deadlines: 

  • November 7, Phase I enrollment ends for continuing students
  • November 11, Academic & administrative holiday 
  • November 15, Phase II enrollment begins for continuing students
  • November 19, Fourth installment of fee payment due 
  • November 25, Academic & administrative holiday 
  • November 26, Academic & administrative holiday

New Program Calendar bCal:

  • Students can now subscribe to an OOMPH Program Calendar in bCal. Included in this bCal are enrollment dates, term dates, Academic holidays, fee payment due dates (including SHIP), and highlighted events. The calendar is also embedded on the Program Calendar page of the Student Gateway site.
  • To subscribe, click this link when logged into your bCal or click the “+” next to Other Calendars and subscribe to “OOMPH Program Calendar”.

Course Enrollment

PHW222A: Biomedical Technology Policy (#33178) is open for enrollment!

  • New Spring 1 offering by the Division Chair of HPM James Robinson PhD, MPH - UC Berkeley Public Health Faculty 
  • 3 unit course that fulfills Policy requirement for HPM Concentration (as alternative to PHW220M) or can be an elective
  • This course examines the policy framework for biomedical technology, including medical devices, drugs, diagnostics, digital therapeutics, and algorithms. Emphasis will be placed on the funding of research and development, the protection of intellectual property, FDA market authorization, insurance coverage, and algorithm design. The focus will be on the United States but we will examine industrial policy and innovation nationalism within a global context.

Monthly Observances - Native American & Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month

In 1992, Berkeley became the first city to celebrate Indigenous People's Day. It was created to protest the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival. Participate by reading one of the books on this list from the UC Berkeley library. Another recommendation is the story collection The Beadworkers by UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Associate Professor Beth Piatote. 


Virtual "Let’s Talk" Drop-in Consultation for Black and African American Students

  • Feeling isolated or marginalized in your classes? 
  • Struggling with discrimination, racism, or microagression? 
  • Managing multiple identities? (ie. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, etc.) 
  • Coping with the stress of UC Berkeley while balancing personal or family challenges? 
  • Feeling daunted by the process of getting an appointment at Tang? 

Meet with a CAPS counselor that serves the Black Community. Let’s talk sessions are FREE informal & brief consultations with UHS mental health counselors. They do not require any insurance or paperwork. For more information, please visit


OOMPH Events

Interdisciplinary Virtual Drop-in Advising:

Every Wednesday from 9 AM - 10 AM (PST) and 5 PM - 6 PM (PDT)

The Virtual Drop-in Advising offers 1:1 advising on general degree requirement information, CalCentral issues, registration questions, share an update, check-in, or just say hi. No appointment is necessary. Hope to see you there! 

Zoom Link:

PHW236A Regulatory Science Journal Club Invitation 

Every Wednesday from 9 AM - 10 AM (PST) and 5 PM - 6 PM (PDT)

The teaching team from PHW236A: Regulatory Science, Drug Development, and Public Health are extending an invitation to the entire OOMPH community to attend the course's Journal Club session on Master Protocols for Evaluation of Candidate COVID-19 Therapeutics. The Journal Club is scheduled for Monday, November 22nd, at 5pm PST.

In their recent article, the Therapeutics-Clinical Working Group members of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutics Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership describe the process by which nine master protocols were designed, developed, and launched between 14 April 2020 and 31 May 2021 to allow for the coordinated and efficient evaluation of multiple investigational therapeutic agents for COVID-19.

Two members of the Therapeutics-Clinical Working Group, including Dr. Judith S. Currier and Dr. Sarah Read will participate in the Journal Club session. 

Zoom link

SPH Events

BPH Brown Bag  - Tuesday, Nov. 16th: 12pm-1pm 

Associate Professor of Medicine, activist, composer, and co-author of the bestselling book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, Rupa Marya, MD, will describe how medicine is limited in its capacity to serve the health of all people by the same histories and contours of power that create and recreate the structural inequalities in society. 

SAC: Lunch & Learn  - Wednesday, Nov. 17th: 12pm-1pm (Hybrid)

Join Diana Stasko, Social Media Marketing Manager & Graphic Designer, for a discussion of best practices on email and techniques for managing listserv memberships. Although this session is designed for staff, students are welcome to attend.

BPH Library Open Office Hours - Tuesdays: 4:30pm-6pm (DREAM Office)

Join BPH Librarian, Michael Sholinbeck, weekly on Tuesday for open office hours in the DREAM Office (Zoom meetings by request). 

BPH Library Open Office Hours - Thursdays: 1:30pm-3pm (DREAM Office)

Join BPH Librarian, Michael Sholinbeck, weeklys on Tuesday for open office hours in the DREAM Office (Zoom meetings by request). 

Get Involved! If you are interested in attending SPH virtual events, please visit the community events calendar at

Career Events

[11.8 - 11.19] PHAA Student-Alumni Dinners

Join a group of 3-6 current students to get to know a public health professional either in-person or virtually. First come, first serve basis and please only sign up for one event.] 

  • Review alumni mentor profiles here
  • Register here

[11.9 @ 4-5:30pm PT] -- Career Lab : Advanced LinkedIn Networking

  • Presented by SCIL and Career Services: During this second session of a two-part series, you will discover how to use LinkedIn to make your network thrive. Walk away knowing how to create dynamic outreach messages to people you don't know, how to utilize your current network to expand your network reach, and how to maintain your network.
  • Missed part one of the Career Lab: Advanced LinkedIn Profile? Email us for a link to the recording!
  • Register on PHLEX 

[11.9 @ 5-6:30pm PT] -- Berkeley Food Institute Food Systems Resume Workshop

  • Our Berkeley Food Institute Career Panel Series is kicking off this academic year with a two-part resume webinar and workshop! We will first present a webinar on writing inspired and delectable resumes, and will discuss audience-generated questions on how to develop and improve resumes with a Food Systems focus.
  • Join us after the presentation for an intimate one-on-one workshop to review and polish your resumes. Food systems and UC Berkeley Career Center professionals with valuable experience will provide relevant feedback in 15-minute sessions. This workshop portion of the event will be available to 30 current Berkeley undergraduate, masters, and PhD students. Register for both the webinar and workshop today
  • Register today

[11.16 @ 3-4:30pm PT] -- Global Health Experiences: Expert Panel

  • During this session, we are excited to bring you a panel of UC Berkeley faculty members and global health professionals who will share insights about their global health work. List of experts to be announced!
  • Register on PHLEX

Academic Support

Disability Services (DSP) is proud to announce a new DSP Grad Specialist, Julie Greene. Did we mention, Julie is also available for virtual drop in appointments. For more information, please checkout her bio at and/or email directly at

Career & Practicum

Practicum and Fellowship Opportunities

UC Berkeley - GSR position available to implement anti-racist syllabus design and teaching practices in CNR

  • App Deadline: Monday, November 22  2021 @ 8:00AM PST

UCSF - UC San Francisco - Internship Opportunity with UCSF Department of Pediatrics

  • App Deadline: Thursday, November 25 2021@ 11:59PM PST

Graduate Student Assistant: DEIB Assistant and Coordinator

  • UC Berkeley [Part-Time] Apply now! (Hiring Immediately)

Storytelling Internship, Gardening and Cooking Program

  • Berkeley Unified School District [Internship]  Apply now! (Hiring Immediately)

Graduate Student Researcher

  • UC Berkeley Department of Gender & Women’s Studies [Part-Time] Apply by 11/29

2022-24 Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health [Full-Time 2-Year Fellowship] Apply by 1/3/2022 *Upcoming info sessions this month! Refer to posting for dates/times.

Student Life Webinar

Hello Community!


I am seeking students who would be willing to participate in a 45 minute Q&A webinar that focuses on student life as an OOMPH student (ie: What's an online class like for you?). If interested, please fill out this form and I will reach out to you. There will be no prep work needed on your end. Thank you so much!


With Gratitude,


Stephanie Nguyen

Online Education Recruitment Specialist

Schedule a phone or zoom appointment: