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International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data

The International Clinics on Infectious Diseases Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program provides junior researchers from the US and Africa with opportunities to develop the toolsets necessary to conduct integrative research in infectious disease dynamics and to communicate their questions, methods, and findings across disciplinary boundaries.

For additional information, please see the ICI3D Program website.

Clinic on the Meaningful Modeling of Epidemiological Data

The annual Clinic on the Meaningful Modeling of Epidemiological Data (MMED) is held at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg, Cape Town. The focus is on bringing together mathematical modeling ideas with practical approaches to infectious disease data and policy.

The fifth MMED clinic will be held June 2-13, 2014. The preliminary 2014 MMED schedule is now available.

Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data

The annual Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD) focuses on how the complex dynamics of pathogen transmission influence study design and data collection for addressing problems in infectious disease research, and the role of dynamical modeling as a tool for understanding these complexities.

The second annual DAIDD clinic was held December 16-20, 2013 at the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute in Gainesville, FL, USA. The schedule for DAIDD 2013 has links to lecture information and other resources.

Program Faculty

  • Steve Bellan, University of Texas - Austin
  • Wim Delva, South Africa Centre for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis
  • Jonathan Dushoff, McMaster University
  • John Hargrove, South Africa Centre for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis
  • Travis Porco, University of California - San Francisco
  • Juliet Pulliam, University of Florida and Fogarty International Center, NIH
  • Jim Scott, Colby College
  • Alex Welte, South Africa Centre for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis
  • Brian Williams, South Africa Centre for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis and World Health Organization (retired)


Program Information

The ICI3D program is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Science of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25GM102149.

Consortium Institutions

  • Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida (link)
  • South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (link)

Institutional Partners

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Muizenberg, South Africa (link)
  • Colby College, Waterville, Maine, USA (link)
  • McMaster Unviersity, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (link)
  • The Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA (link)

History

  • Funding for the 2011 and 2012 MMED clinics was provided by the Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program of the US National Science Foundation. Additional support was provided from SACEMA and AIMS.
  • Funding for the 2011 MMED clinic was also provided by the UCSF/Berkeley Framework for Global Health Program, funded by the US National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center.
  • Earlier clinics (and predecessor programs) received substantial support from Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS).


Previous clinics and additional information

MMBD clinic

MMED clinic

DAIDD clinic


Links