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Caroline Buckee named one of 2013 INNOVATORS UNDER 35 in this year’s MIT Technology Review
Congratulations to Caroline Buckee who has been named one of 2013 INNOVATORS UNDER 35 in this year’s MIT Technology Review. Since 1999, the MIT Technology Review has selected a list of exceptionally talented young innovators whose work is believed to have has the greatest potential to transform the world. Previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; Helen Greiner, the cofounder of iRobot; Max Levchin, the cofounder of PayPal and founder of Slide; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr. The announcement can be viewed here: http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35/2013/. For more information on Caroline’s work, click here to visit her faculty page.
Marc Lipsitch opposes flu gain-of-function experiments
ID-Epi Interdisiplinary Program graduates 20 students in Spring 2013
On May 28, 2012 faculty, staff and students of ID-Epi gathered to honor this year’s graduates who completed the interdisciplinary program. Certificates were awarded to the following graduates:
- Azalea Ayuningtyas
- Chi Bahk
- Tara Banani
- Wenjie Bao
- Karen Biala
- Muhammad Farid Bin Abdul Rahman
- Rachel Daniels
- Lindsay Bouton
- Maxine Chen
- Guy Harling
- Regina Joice
- Alexis Krumme
- Philips Loh
- Patrick Mitchell
- Justin O’Hagan
- Paul V. Petraro
- Kelesitse Phiri
- Talia Quandelacy
- Chris Sudfeld
- Julia Wei Wu
The ID Epi Faculty and Staff wish all 20 graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Looking Back on the 2012 Jonathan Freeman Symposium
On December 14, 2012, ID-Epi hosted its 11th annual Jonathan Freeman Symposium on the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, drawing 45 attendees from Harvard and beyond. Now an established tradition in the department, all look forward to the opportunity to learn about much of the research that takes place across departments and institutions on the vast topic of infectious diseases epidemiology.
Dr. Freeman was an esteemed member of the Epidemiology faculty at HSPH from 1990 until he passed away in 2000. He designed and taught courses on the investigation of infectious disease outbreaks and on the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, and was instrumental in creating the Interdisciplinary Program in Infectious Diseases that has grown and evolved since that time. His legacy is honored each year with this event.
The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the infectious disease discipline were apparent in the widely varied topics of the 8 talks and 8 posters presented by students and postdocs. Members of the Freeman family – also professionals in medicine and public health – are invited to attend each year. This year we were honored by the full attendance of the family!
The symposium’s oral presentations were held in the Francis Xavier Bagnoud Building at HSPH, migrating to the Atrium for the poster session and reception.
ID-Epi Professor Marc Lipsitch on Reuters-Moderated Bird Flu Panel Discussion
HSPH Forum: “Fears of bioterrorism or an accidental release: Have efforts to combat bird flu actually increased the risk to public health?”
February 16, 2012 - A group of experts on infectious disease gathered at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) to debate whether efforts to combat a deadly form of flu have actually increased the risk to public health. Moderator of the talk was Sharon Begley, the senior U.S. health and science correspondent for Reuters. The panelists included HSPH Professors Marc Lipsitch and Barry R. Bloom….