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Education & Outreach Core

Providing Innovative Opportunities for Research Training and Professional Development

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Arielle Juberg, 2011 Summer Research Program Fellow.

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Dean Donald S. Burke (University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health) and Dean Tricia Penniecook (Loma Linda University School of Public Health)

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2011 MIDAS Summer Research Program Fellows, Faculty Mentors, and Administrators following the closing ceremony.

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MIDAS Faculty Mentor Hasan Guclu with 2011 Summer Student Tanya Disney.

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Catherine Jensen, Anne Cross, Phillip Palmer, and Katie Philp smiled for the camera at the Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation National Conference.

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2010 Summer Research Program Fellows Dacia Beard and Danielle Miller.

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MIDAS Faculty Mentor Dr. Elodie Ghedin with 2011 Summer Research Program Fellows Genevieve Dobihal and Yoshiko Toyoda.

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John Ojogbo, 2011 Summer Research Program Fellow.

SRP 2014 group

The University of Pittsburgh MIDAS Center of Excellence provides training opportunities that prepare the next generation of scientists with the acumen to collaborate and communicate across disciplines with modelers, behavioral scientists, economists, public health authorities, policy makers, and importantly, the general public. As the field of infectious disease modeling grows in scope and complexity, scientists will be required to move beyond the boundaries of their own field of study and develop new skills and organizational models to support team science. Building upon 5 years success with the MIDAS-funded Education & Outreach Core, the specific objective of the Training, Outreach, and Diversity component is to communicate the knowledge base of this dynamic, cross-disciplinary field by providing:

  • integrative coursework,
  • online webinars,
  • workshops and conferences in current topics to train students, academics, practitioners, and policy-makers in systems thinking.