MIDAS CIDID Newsletter #8
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Issue #8 | August 2016
Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the MIDAS CIDID Newsletter.
This is where you can find Center-wide updates, along with relevant news and highlights. 
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Simulating Intervention Trials in Infectious Diseases Workshop:
August 24-25, 2016, at Fred Hutch, Seattle.

Click here for event details. 
CIDID Seminar: Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutch
September 15th, 2016, 10:30am - 11:30am
Speaker: Jeffrey B. Joy
Details coming soon!
Projected spread of Zika virus in the Americas
bioRxiv  [pdf]

The epidemiology and transmissibility of Zika virus in Girardot and San Andres Island, Colombia, September 2015 to January 2016
Eurosurveillance  [pdf]

Efficient Data Augmentation for Fitting Stochastic Epidemic Models to Prevalence Data 
arxiv  [pdf]

Multi-epitope Models Explain How Preexisting Antibodies Affect the Generation of Broadly Protective Responses to Influenza
PLOS Pathogens  [pdf]

Dynamics Affecting the Risk of Silent Circulation When Oral Polio Vaccination Is Stopped 
bioRxiv  [pdf]

Projected Impact of Dengue Vaccination in Yucatán, Mexico
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases  [pdf]

Mathematical Model Reveals the Role of Memory CD8 T Cell Populations in Recall Responses to Influenza
Frontiers in Immunology  [pdf]

 CIDID trainee Jonathan Fintzi won first place in the oral category of the 2016 WNAR Student Paper Competition. Jon is a graduate student at the University of Washington, mentored by Vladimir Minin and Jon Wakefield. Jon Fintzi's talk was based on this paper recently posted on arxiv. 
 Trevor Bedford is one of 22 exceptional young scientists named as a 2016 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. Each scholar receives four years of flexible funding to pursue their research. 
Trevor Bedford participated in the ZiBRA project in Brazil. ZiBRA used mobile labs to travel around Brazil, sequencing hundreds of genomes of the Zika virus.
Alex Vespignani was featured on an NPR story about Zika:  "Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?"
Click here to view the new Zika modeling site created by Alex Vespignani's team. 
CIDID Seminar speakers in July included Kathryn Holt (University of Melbourne) and Stephanie Spielman (Temple University). Click here to view a recording of Stephanie's presentation. 
The 8th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) concluded on July 27th. Congratulations to the more than 180 students, and the CIDID faculty who led many of the courses: Betz Halloran, Ira Longini, Alex Vespignani, Pej Rohani, John Drake, Aaron King, Ed Ionides, Tom Hladish, and Trevor Bedford. CIDID provided financial support to 9 students.
Jim Koopman visited Seattle in early July and met with colleagues at the Institute for Disease Modeling. Jim presented on his team's polio research. Click here for their recent paper submitted to bioRxiv.
CIDID summer interns: CIDID supported four interns as part of the University of Georgia REU program (directed by John Drake). A further three CIDID interns are in the final weeks of their summer program at Fred Hutch. Links to posters showcasing these projects will be in the next newsletter.
CIDID trainee updates: Beginning this fall 2016, Rotem Ben-Shachar (Duke University) will be a postdoc with Eva Harris' group at UC Berkeley, and Charlton Callender (University of Washington/Fred Hutch) starts a Post-Bachelor Fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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